Headphones have become a necessity for most of us. Whether it’s on the road, during a commute, or during a workout, they are everywhere. If you cannot be satisfied with the original headphones that come with your cell phone, or just want the different headphones to meet special demands, this headphones selection guide may be a good reference for you.


Headphones Categories

Have you confused headphones type while purchasing online as there are so many headphones categories? Let’s know about headphones categories first before selecting the headphones for yourself.


Headphone size can affect the balance between fidelity and portability. Generally, headphone form factors can be divided into four separate categories: circumaural (over-ear), supra-aural (on-ear), earbud and in-ear.


Over-ear Headphones:

Also called circumaural headphones or full-size headphones, which have circular or ellipsoid earpads that encompass the ear, so they almost isolate you from external noise.


On-ear Headphones:

They are smaller and lighter than over-ear headphones which have pads that press against the ears, rather than around them. For comfortability demander, they are the better choice for you.




Ear-fitting headphones: earbuds

Also called earphones which are very small headphones that are fitted directly in the outer ear, facing but not inserted in the ear canal. They are portable and convenient to use.



In-ear headphones:

Also known as in-ear monitors (IEMs) or canalphones which are small headphones with similar portability to earbuds that are inserted into the ear canal itself. They are more comfortable than earbuds, meanwhile, provide noise isolation for users.



Besides, there are also some new headphones types with function or use, like Bluetooth headphones, sports earbuds, and gaming headset.


How to select?

What is your purpose? What do you want to do with this headphones? There is some advice that may help you.

For someone who only wants to listen to music comfortably and cozily, in-ear earphones are the great choices for you, such as Xiaomi Mi Capsule Earphones and Mi Hybrid Pro HD Earphones. Mi capsule Earphones features soft earbuds and ergonomics design that offer you excellent wearing experience. It’s also a good player for long time using and you will never feel tired. Meanwhile, Mi hybrid pro HD earphones has better performance in sound. It adopts the creative “dual dynamic + balanced armature” drivers design that can provide more rich and detailed sound for you.


For someone who has demand for convenience, a mini Bluetooth headset may meet your need. No wire, no limit. Syllable D900S wireless Bluetooth headset is a typical one. Special dual-ear design, you won’t feel unbalanced while listening music.


For sports lovers, wireless sports earphones are absolutely best one. It also without the limit of wire, meanwhile, it can stay stably on your ear even for high-intensity exercise. Considering that, you may like AWEI A990BL Bluetooth sports earbuds and AWEI A885BL wireless sports earphones. AWEI A990BL Bluetooth sports earbuds come with the ear hook that can be hung on your ear. As for AWEI A885BL wireless sports earphones, itself is designed with the ear hook. So, don’t worry about its stability. Just choose the one that the appearance is more attractive for you.


For gamers, an exclusive gaming headset is a practical equipment that you cannot miss. They always come with a visible, sensitive and omnidirectional microphone that ensure you can have fluent chat with your game partner. It may be the key to win a game. In addition, with noise canceling design, you can easily immerse yourself into games. Somic G941 Gaming headset features 7.1 virtual surround sound effect that provides clear and authentic sound while gaming. Want to enjoy games fully? Purchase it now!