The headphone market is overwhelming, as with any category of tech these days, and finding the item you truly need within your budget can be tricky. Buying a pair of headphones isn’t as simple as ‘just great sound quality’ – obviously that’s a plus, but you need to seriously think about what you need them for. A pair of bulky over-ear headphones might have phenomenal music potential, but if you need them for a strict regime at the gym or when out for a jog and they don’t exactly handle bumps and movements very well, then it’ll make your purchase one you might regret.
Here are just a few of the top headphones on the market at the moment, along with information on what they are best suited for.
1. Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro
This is a high quality pair of audio gear from a dependable company with a history of high quality sound, and the price tag of $599 can be affordable if that’s your budget for a pair of professional quality headphones.
This particular model is more suited for home-based audio listening, such as working on music or if you’re looking for an intense, absorbing listening experience where you can truly pick apart the music. These headphones won’t be suitable for someone who wants their audio gear to accompany them on a work-out (you could give it a go, but you probably won’t be getting the best out of your purchase).
They are comfortable and extremely durable with an open acoustic design.
2. Sennheiser HD 800
If you want the best pair of headphones money can buy and have absolutely no qualms about spending a fortune to get them, then this piece of audio equipment is the answer to your problems.
The Sennheiser HD 800 headphones are perfectly balanced, look fantastic and sound incredible in every way. The only trouble is, you will need to invest in more audio equipment to obtain the true potential of this pair, which means spending even more money than the original cost of well over $1000.
It’s a good idea to check out the bargain deals on Amazon Prime Day to see if these high price tags can be found any cheaper.
3. Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro
Beats may seem like an obvious and familiar brand when it comes to headphones, but there’s nothing wrong with that. If you’re looking for in-ear headphones that are adaptable for on-the-go and working out at the gym rather than a bulky pair designed for professional listeners, then you can’t go wrong with this pair.
They have Bluetooth wireless capability with anchoring hooks, meaning you can comfortably wear them for a high intensity workout or a jog and they will happily stay in place.
Along with the brilliant sound quality, they have a great battery life, too, of around nine hours, which means your work out time is more than covered.
This pair is available around the $200 mark, so it depends on whether you’re willing to invest that in a pair of headphones which might simply be used for fitness routines.