Rick Astley

Apr 122012

This overview of modern headphones will help you select the perfect one from the overwhelming flood of types and models of corded and wireless tv headphones.

Headphones are available in numerous separate types. Regarding design, the smallest type headphones are in-ear headphones which are plugged into the ear, some of these include a bracket that wraps around the ear. These in-ear headphones are often bundled with iPods and other MP3 players and can simply be placed in a pocket. The next size up are lightweight headphones that sit on the ear and are connected by an elastic frame. This headpiece either sits on top of the head or wraps around the neck. These two types of headphones are typically the least expensive and you should consider them if you are on a budget. Some in-ear models are particularly designed to absorb exterior noise.

If you are looking for better sound quality then you should take a look at medium-end headphones which have soft ear cushions that depending on the model will be placed either on your ear or around your ear. The second type lowers the pressure on the ear. Consequently many people favor this design. Next you will have to make a decision if you want to go with an open design where the audio can penetrate from the transducer to the exterior or a closed design. While a number of people feel that an open design sounds light, a closed design will tend to absorb exterior noise more and offer improved insulation between the two earpieces.

The majority of today’s headphones are dynamic which refers to the kind of transducer that is used. Static headphones are the next type. This type is fairly expensive but offers high sound quality. Static headphones need a special headphone amplifier.

Wireless headphones are another choice which cut the headphone cable. One alternative to think about are Bluetooth headphones. Bluetooth headphones are a sort of cordless headphones which are designed for Bluetooth-enabled devices. Such devices include cell phones. The range of Bluetooth headphones is usually less than 30 ft and the sound quality does not rival the quality of corded headphones.

Other wireless headphones include inexpensive 900 MHz types which use FM transmission and more advanced digital wireless headphones which work at 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz. FM wireless headphones have noticeable hissing and audio distortion. They are also prone to interference from other wireless products.

Digital product models will encode the audio into data prior to transmission which makes these models the best choice in terms of sound quality and robustness against interference. Digital wireless headphones which work at the less crowded 5.8 GHz frequency band have less problems with competing wireless products than headphones working at 2.4 GHz.

You can get further details regarding wireless bluetooth headphones as well as other headphone product models at Amphony’s web page.