TYPES OF HEADPHONES and top 10 FAQs
–> Types of headphones
Various types of headphones are available for every purpose. Lets have a look at them !
- Closed-Back Headphones
- Open-Back Headphones
- On-Ear Headphones
- Over-Ear Headphones
- In-Ear Headphones
- Bluetooth Headphones
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Closed-Back headphones are fully wrapped from back which helps to block outside noise but compromises in audio’s natural-sounding effect.
The external case has in-built spaces which let the air and sound penetrate easily through the earcup and thus sustains natural-sound.
On-Ear Headphones wraps a smaller area and relaxes just over your ears.
Over-Ear Headphones fall over your ears and are somewhat largerin size.They avoid press/squash your ears, they provide more comfort for a longer listening phase.
In-Ear Headphones rest inside of your ears and makes sure to minimize sound leakage. Also guarantees comfort, sound isolation and sound accuracy which makes them the best pic for on-the-go purposes.
Earbuds are some sort of small speakers that rest on the outer ear instead of entering the ear canal. Although they have been proved quite handy.
Bluetooth headphones are wireless version of all other headphones. Regardless of myths, they don’t happen to lose any sound quality. Although they need to be recharged to pair and sync with your handset
Noise-cancellation headphones minimizes undesirable ambient sounds by active noise control and offers audio content without need of any drastic increment in volume.
How to clean headphones?
Choose soft cloth to clean outside cable. Do not use sharp thing to scratch. As of earplugs, remove rubber cap with spinning (do not snatch), then clean dirt with cloth only.
Are headphones waterproof?
No. All types of headphones have to be kept away from any kind of liquid. Even for cleaning, do not use liquid.
Is it must to purchase a protective bag for storing headphones?
It is always advisable to carry a protective bag. But if not available, you can simply wind them around your fingers making sure that any connections are not stretched. Take it out and secure them with a cable tie.
Why Bluetooth headphone’s charging point damages soon? What to do to make it last long?
Before and after charging, make sure that notch (USB port) is properly closed. If not, just press it to close properly or else charging ports will be damaged.
Why connection near jack breaks?
Ideal way to plug-in and plug-out is to casually hold the jack and pull or push, not by cable (wire). Usually, people snatch the jack while plugging in or out from the port due to which it’s connecting part stretches and breaks.
Does headphones/earphones damage hearing ability?
Listening to audio content from headphones or earphones does affect one’s hearing ability. But if taken proper care of, damage can be remarkably minimized in all types of headphones.
How much time we should use headphones?
It is proven that 60 minutes a day at 60% of maximum volume is alright. The louder the volume, the shorter your duration should be.
What to do to reduce damage in ears by earphones?
Firstly, avoid increasing volume unnecessarily. Higher the volume, the higher the damage. Secondly, prefer headphones over earphones as they rest outside the ear rather than inside. It might cost a bit more than earphones but surely not more than your hearing ability off course. And last but not least, see to the sound quality you listen to.
How much should I invest in headphones ?
The answer to this question varies from person to person as various types of headphones come at various prices. There is no particular range of limits. You may get a costly piece if you can spare some amount or you may get a cheaper one. What matters is the quality you get.
Can I repair earphones at home by myself?
Yes, if you’ve got quite a little knowledge and basic tools then you can surely try and repair it yourself. You might even find several sources to guide you with it. Although not all types of headphones issues are repairable ourselves. If you find it handy then feel free to catch up with a professional or replace your handset. But you rather don’t want to use a damaged one.