Choosing the right Earphones/HeadphonesBuying new earphones can be an overwhelming process. With thousands of options, all claiming to be the best, it can be hard to wade through the clutter to find the best pair for you. The main decisions you need to make are what form you want (earphones vs. headphones), and what additional features may be important to you.
Canalphones are designed to fit in the ear canal and typically feature a small, soft eartip to fit over the speaker. Because they fit inside the ear canal, canalphones generally provide better noise isolation than earphones. Look for canalphone-style earphones that feature a variety of eartip sizes for maximum comfort and optimum fit.
Over-the-ear earphones are the final style of earphones, and they can be either canalphones or earbuds. Featuring an attached piece that hooks over the outside of the ear, these earphones are popular for exercising or running.
Great sound, no hassle. Verbatim earphones provide the ultimate in comfort and quality. Featuring a flat cable design to eliminate tangles, each set of Verbatim earphones also comes with 3 sets of interchangeable earbuds (S,M,L) - for a comfortable fit without the worry of the earbuds slipping out. In addition to assuring a snug fit, the soft, pliable material of the earbuds reduces ambient noise, leaving you with clear, crisp, sound. Every track, every time.
HeadphonesEarpad and Full-size In contrast to earphones, headphones are designed to rest on the exterior of the ear vs. fitting inside the ear. Headphones typically involve a âhead bandâ that connects the two speakers and rests on top of the head. Earpad, or on-ear headphones are the smaller form of headphones, and thus more portable. They are generally lightweight, and because they donât fully cover the ear, your ears donât get as hot as with full-size headphones. However, because earpad headphones do not fully enclose the ear, they can be prone to noise leakage. Full-size headphones generally have the best sound quality of all earphones and headphones due to the design that fully encloses the ear, providing the best noise isolation and allowing for larger, more precise speakers. Full-size headphones can be somewhat bulky, and are generally best for studio or home use vs. travel or exercise applications.
- Designed to rest on outside of ear
- Varying degrees of noise isolation Ideal for studio or home use
Features to Consider
|Verbatim Tangle-Free Earphones||Verbatim Listen & Talk Earphones|
|Interchangeable tips included?|
|Inline Media Controls?|