If music and podcasts play a big part in your life, as it does for many people, you’ll probably want to take it with you wherever you go. That’s where good headphones can be your best friend.
With so many styles available on the market, a number of leading brands to choose from like Jays, Beats by Dre and Sennheiser, and options like noise-cancelling and wireless – buying the right headphones personalised for you is easier than you might think!
Here’s how to choose the right headphones for your lifestyle:
Music is believed to help you improve your performance when running. It can help you push yourself harder, tackle boredom and make your efforts seem less strenuous when you’re doing it to your favourite soundtrack – be it rock music, classical or an interesting podcast.
Quality headphones can make all the difference when you’re pounding the pavements. Make sure you find the right fit, so they don’t keep falling out when you pick up the pace; over ear hooks or in-ear buds with wing tips can help.
As you’ll be out in the elements, a durable pair of headphones is a must and you might want to choose from other high-tech features like wireless Bluetooth connection and a long battery life.
The platform you use and the games you play can make a difference to which are the best headphones for you. Sound quality is important, especially if you play competitively, as you have the extra edge to pick up on audio clues like footsteps or gunfire.
In terms of the actual headset, if you play for many hours at a time, comfort is key. Lightweight, non-intrusive headphones that fit you just right can help you keep your head in the game. To communicate with fellow gamers, you might need a built-in microphone and you can opt for noise-cancelling ones to make sure what you say is heard crystal clear on the other end.
Open headsets can keep your ears cool, whereas closed ones will help you block out the rest of the world and keep your focus. It all depends on your personal preference!
For those who just love to listen to their favourite tunes, whether they’re at work, commuting or at home, you’re spoilt for choice with all the different types of headphones available on the market. HMV have a huge selection that you can try out for comfort, sound quality and functionality – all from all the leading brands.
You might want to hear every note with a noise cancelling pair, or wireless connectivity, on-ear or in-ear, premium or budget, a distinctive style. Whatever pair you go for, you can make sure you bring your favourite music to keep you company everywhere you go, whether you’re at the gym or on your commute.