Headphone brands we carry instore
Headphones come in many variations:
- Over-ear headphones ( closed and open back )
- On-ear headphones
- In-Ear headphones
- Ear-phones ( Buds )
- Noise Cancelling
Closed back headphones are the most popular headphones, they are made to block external sound. This makes it perfect for those that want to hear every detail in the music or mix. Studio headphones used in the booth are mostly closed back and are made with a flat frequency response so that you can hear exactly what was recorded, good or bad.
The Sennheiser HD300 featuring an extremely durable construction and a folding headband for easy storage when not in use, the HD 300 is perfect for listening to music on the go. Sennheisers own transducers ensure a well-balanced sound and powerful, dynamic bass.
Open Back Headphones aren’t “closed” and instead have “open” ear cups that allow some sound to escape into the environment. This style produces a much more “airy and open sound” that is more like listening to speakers in a room as opposed to listening to isolated sound from closed-back headphones. This style is the number one pick for those who are mixing and mastering in studio settings. With these headphones people around you can hear what you are listening to. And you are more aware, meaning you can hear sounds around you.
The audiophile Sennheiser HD 650 is the ultimate in open, dynamic headphone design. Developed from the award-winning HD 600, the HD 650s feature improved materials for even better sound reproduction. They captivate the listener with their expressiveness and emotion while maintaining absolute precision and lifelike reproduction.
On Ear Headphones are headphones that rests on the ears. They are also called supra-aural headphones. and are pretty small and compact when compared to the over the ear headphones.
On-ear headphones have that more open sound that open-back headphones do and don’t create extra bass frequencies. This makes them a ‘jack of all trades’, all-around good type of headphone that are the most portable when it comes to “real” headphones. They range in cost from cheap to expensive professional models.
The Audio-Technica ATH-S200BT on-ear headphones offer excellent, full-range wireless audio at an incredible price. The headphones feature 40 mm drivers for powerful sound reproduction from a Bluetooth® wireless signal, and the lightweight earpads provide a comfortable on-ear fit that nicely isolates the sound, allowing you to enjoy your music to the fullest.
In-ear headphones go into the ear canal, unlike earbuds that sit on the outside of the ear. They channel sounds directly into your eardrums. These In-ear headphones are small and easy to hide from others. they are designed specifically to slide past your concha and extend into the ear canal itself. Generally, the extension comes with a silicone tip that covers it and keeps the headphone in the ear. Because they sit in your ear canal, the noise isolation is really quite good.
They are the most affordable headphones available at the moment. Keep in mind that in-ear headphones lack the immersion common to other types of recording gear.
Sennheiser’s CX 1.00 headphones offers a powerful sound experience with a deep and punchy bass. The ultra small design guarantees excellent comfort while the set of ear adapters ensures effective noise blocking that will really let you feel the beat!.
Ear phones ( Buds )
Earbuds are headphones that is designed to not actually fit inside your ear canal, but to rather sit on the concha of your ear. Concha being the small space just outside of your ear canal.. Most models don’t have any kind of cushion on them, and they are basically just tiny plastic speakers. Some models come with a hook to fit over your ears and keep them in place.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
There are three types of noise cancelling headphones on the market. Active, adaptive and passive.
We’ll start with the most basic one, the passive noise reduction headphones. They use a physical barrier like acoustic padding that prevents the external sound from entering your ears.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) uses a noise-cancelling system to reduce unwanted background noise. The system uses a microphone that detects the noise outside, it then analyzes the noise to break it into its component machine-readable parts called the sound waves. The headphones then produces an anti-phase sound wave with a noise cancelling chipset which then cancels out the ambient noise.
The adaptive noise cancelling headphones are almost like the above active noise cancellation ones, But where they differ is, adaptive uses advanced algorithms (computer created language) to detect the noise around you and then produce near-perfect noise cancellation to match your environment.
Step up to great wireless sound with the Sennheiser HD 450BT. Delivering active noise cancellation, high-quality wireless codec support (AAC, aptX Low Latency), and Bluetooth 5.0, this headset gives you superior sound with deep dynamic bass. Exceptional versatility for audio lovers is guaranteed by Voice Assistant access, the Sennheiser Smart Control App and a 30-hour battery life.
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