The lack of shortages and a wide range of goods from around the world has led to a massive filling of the market with goods of various categories, quality and level. The headphone market is no exception. A lazy buyer, having made a rash decision, can easily say goodbye to money, giving it away for the first model he liked. There is no desire to understand the problem, and as a result, a product is purchased that is unlikely to justify the initial requests. The presence of thousands of different models has led to the fact that the purchase of these “same” headphones is not far from the purchase of the first car in terms of difficulty.
In today's article, we will try to find out what are the main categories of headphones on the market, what are their main differences and advantages.
Before telling about all the modifications of the presented headphones, I will try to put myself in the place of a buyer who has postponed the nth amount and is ready to start buying right now. Our buyer is hardly familiar with the features of each category of headphones, but he has some free time to understand the essence of the issue and then make the right choice.
By type of construction
Among all the abundance of headphones, one of the main criteria for their separation is the type of design. We meet any product for clothes, and this is the type of design that immediately catches the eye.
This type of headphone is often referred to as “buttons” or “headphone”. They are inserted directly into the auricle and are among the most common. The generally accepted standard was developed back in 1991 by engineers from Etymotic Research, and the creators of the in-ear headphones were the audiological headphones used in research centers.
It is worth noting the primitive ear pads - round pieces of foam.
Their main task is not only to make wearing more comfortable, but also to increase the level of sound insulation.
Most often, the in-ear headphones are confused with the in-ear headphones, which are usually called “plugs” or “vacuum plugs”. The in-ear earphones (IEM - In-Ear-Canalphone) are installed directly into the ear canal. Their landing in the human ear is much deeper than in the headphones.
The design of the in-ear headphones is also borrowed from the advances in medicine, and the ancestors of this category of audio devices are hearing aids and headphones for monitors, successfully used by musicians on the stage for more than 20 years.
The main difference between the in-ear and in-ear headphones is the improved sealing and sound concentration. The use of soft ear cushions allows you to isolate music playback from extraneous noise as much as possible and reduce the level of amplitude distortion of the membrane by increasing the area of sound.
Another distinguishing feature of the in-ear headphones is the wide range of accessories. In a word, you see headphones with a characteristic soft nozzle-nose - you can be sure that you have a representative of the in-ear headphones.
A painful place in the in-ear headphones is the transmission of the high-frequency range, losing to the booming and fleshy bass.
Conclusion: in-ear headphones or in-ear headphones - headphones are two different types of headphones that belong to the same category of internal headphones.
The in-ear headphones got their name for a reason. Their principle of fixation is to fix on the surface of the ear and press against it from the outside, and the sound source is located outside the auricle.
Due to the fact that the in-ear headphones are at a noticeable (by sound standards) distance from the ear canal, for their full sounding, a higher volume level is required. The in-ear headphones can have a different type of mount: with a hook or with an arched headband.
Ideal headphones for home use rightly consider full-size headphones. A feature of their design is full coverage of the ear. High-quality sound is emphasized by good sound insulation. In addition, closing the ear, ear pads create additional sound space.
Full-size headphones are rarely equipped with a folding mechanism, so from the point of view of portability they are far from the best allies. To promote full-size headphones on the market, manufacturers use pseudo-class headphones that are close to the ceiling but tend to be full-sized in terms of performance. What you will not do for the sake of popularization. "Demi-season" in music is bad, so you should not choose something "between the ceiling and life-size."