It is strange wonderment…
When Nathaniel Baldwin was making headphones with his bare hands for those high-end Navy orders of a 100 pair; did he know he was making history!
This American engineer was the man who invented the first pair of headphones. He is the reason why your daily commute to offices in that crowded bus is slightly tolerable, and he is the reason why you are protected from the constant chatter of that neighboring passenger in the flight; who fails to read the room and comprehend that,
You are not interested!
Anyway, digressing from that.
Intro- Why Headphones?
Headphones are an integral part of our lives. It is certain, we all have seen literal breakdowns in the gym when they forget to bring their pair. Our primary need for earphones is music.
Music holds the capability to transfer our subliminal away from the unsynchronised cacophony of the outside world. At the same time, in certain situations, the lyrics or the upbeat audio can be our motivation.
There is a reason why we used to have mixtapes and now playlists! They fulfill a purpose, and headphones or earphones (whichever you prefer), help us to have that experience all to ourselves. It’s like enjoying a healthy amount of ‘main character syndrome’ when we put them on and picture scenarios.
We have all done it!
What Are The Different Kind Of Headphones You Can Choose From
Now, when we are trying to get the powerful experience tingling every neuron of our brains and with the satisfaction that no one else can hear it, it is important to choose the perfect earphones.
You can have the on-ear headphones or over-the-ear headphones, earplugs, etc.
However bass; noise cancellation, drivers although not secondary factors, definitely come after one very crucial point.
This is the reason why earbuds are gaining popularity in the market.
- First, they sit literally in the entrance of your ear canal; providing you with obstruction-free sound quality since it is so close to the eardrum.
- Second, it is perfect for deleting all external noises.
Like the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Singapore where you can even select the tip size to make sure it fits your perfectly and is comfortable.
Now, it is hard to tell priorly the purpose you will be using your earphones for. So, always make sure that the earpieces are fit for long travel as well as long conversations. Vis a Vis, they should sit in your eardrums with ease and not cause any irritation or pain if used for long.
Now that we have covered the first part, let’s see what you should check on the label while purchasing your perfect earphones.
First Comes Sound Pressure Level & Sensitivity [SPL]
You will find them in terms of kilohertz or decibels. It can be a little confusing at first but, just remember this simple formula SPL is basically an electric signal getting converted into acoustics of the music.
More the sensitivity, the more crisp and loud the sound is reaching your earbuds. Therefore, always be in the range of 95-110 DB. Since something more than that might not be good for your ears.
Power is represented by the measurement of Impedance which is the Ohms. More Ohms means more power will be consumed by the earphones.
Now, it is easy to guess what you are thinking! You will just get one with lower impedance.
More power to you.
If you want a good musical experience go for something with more Impedance. A low Ohms will cause a higher current which can create a very audible disturbing noise in the background.
Pretty self-explanatory. It is the audio frequency the earphones can produce. Measured in hertz it indicates the bass or treble, the two opposite ends.
Before one of those pseudo ‘music lovers’ tells you bass is the representative of good earphones, remember it totally depends on your music taste.
If you are someone who likes a good bass, simply go for the ones which have a lower frequency. This does not determine the quality of the music.
THD- Something That Will Determine The Quality
Unlike Frequency, Total Harmonic Distortion will determine the sound quality. It is the vibration rate of the diaphragm. If it doesn’t vibrate fast enough your audio will get distorted as the volume increases.
Lower the better, therefore if you get one with less than 1%; close your eyes and go for it.
Other than these, the most obvious one is noise cancellation which is inbuilt in most high-end earphones today.
Hence, if you want to transfer to a different world with your music?