Headphones & Earphones
Earphones are as essential to an mp3 player as the wheels are to a car. The car could have the best engine, the best transmission etc but it wouldnít serve its purpose if the wheels are of low quality. Similarly, an mp3 player can have top notch quality, various format compatibility but if the earphones are distorted are buzzing, then it ruins the entire listening experience.
There are several different types of earphones; regular in-ear, noise canceling, passive and active. Regular earphones, as the name suggests, are the basic listening devices. They sit in the ear and play music for your pleasure. Despite the brand and manufacturer, it is a known fact that these type of earphones create distortion at high volumes and high bass. Next in line is the noise canceling earphones. Noise implies the background sounds, which are canceled by these earphones. What they do is, either block the noise out by plugging in the ear with soft material, which is the case of passive noise canceling or emit an anti phase to the noise which totally cancels the noise. Passive noise canceling can clear around 40% of the noise whereas active noise canceling can block 80% of the noise. Active noise canceling earphones either drag more power from the device or are powered with an external battery.
Most mp3 players are packaged along with a pair of regular earphones. While these serve the purpose of playing music, they are not usually the best suited ones. It is a wise idea to invest in a pair of earphones that are capable of producing music of all types at all levels of volume and with various enhancements, such as bass or treble. The leader in the market is Bose, which makes earphones that are more often than not noise canceling. Next in line would be Creative, followed by Philips and other electronic brands that have similar features but the quality differs greatly.
At Audiostore, we believe in providing the right product for the right person. If you are into music that is heavy on bass, then the best pair of earphones would be the ones that come with a bass enhancing feature. On the other hand, for quiet listening, a noise canceling feature helps greatly. Go through our collection and see what is right for you and the type of music you listen to.