Make sure that your headset is wired and its cable is long enough. Jacks should be covered with gold, which provides better transmission than other metals. Gold-plated jack plugs provide a higher quality sound transmission. The high dB ratio will make the sounds in the game more understandable. You should pay attention to these in order to take full advantage of the games of the game manufacturers that have been enjoying the sound quality as well as the image recently. Also, some games may require a microphone. If you are going to play a game like that, you should buy mic headsets. It will be an advantage for you to have the noise canceling feature of the microphone.
If you need to categorize Bluetooth headsets, the input and mid-range models usually allow you to answer or make calls. The fact that the mid-level models are more comfortable, the speaking time is more and the coverage area is wider creates the difference between them. Advanced models have both comfortable and wide coverage. These models, which can also be used with your laptop or music players, can show you a superior performance with the possibility of more than 6 hours of talk time.
Listening to music is a pleasure and fine points are considered while doing this work … I think the two most important features in choosing headphones; sound quality (frequency range) and insulation. With headphones with a higher frequency range, you will notice that you perceive different sounds that you have never noticed before listening to music and this will give you a high quality listening experience. Another important feature is that outside sound is not heard while listening to loud music (ISOLATION), which is necessary both for you to listen to music comfortably and for others not to be bothered by you.
In-ear headphones aren’t really that annoying. Turn to products that use quality materials and offer us ergonomic design. Silicones must be soft and be able to do well in insulation.
Absolutely Look at the Technical Specifications Written on the Box
Frequency range / response: in Hz
Impedance value: In ohms
Maximum power input: in mW (milli watts)
Sound sensitivity / pressure level: in dB
Apart from these values, consider values such as type, THD, frequency response and aperture shape (unless you are in a professional DJ or mix & master’s pens).
A. If the selection is InEar;
It is the most successful headphone type in terms of personal use and wearing comfort.
Provides good sound insulation for bus and public transport and noisy environments
Low volume usage will eliminate hearing problems and provide a better listening.
Unlike earbud headphones, these headphones are also extremely successful at sub frequencies (Deep Bass / Mega Bass ..).
Although their performance decreases slightly at lower frequencies, the proximity to flat sound and the ratio of their dimensions are extremely successful.
It would be better to prefer professional brands instead of known companies producing in more than one sector.
Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Shure, Bose, Sony, AKG, Ultrasone, Grado, Monster .. etc are the best quality brands in in-ear headphones. These companies also produce products such as headsets and microphones for professional systems.
These Firms can come at high prices, but their job is that they only produce microphones and headphones for professional use, so it is normal. There is not much difference between these various priced headphones for an untrained ear.
Possibility of damage to the eardrum (due to high pressure) due to direct contact with the earbuds
The possibility of getting into an accident because we cannot hear the vehicles while driving on the road in traffic
Insufficient maintenance is done. Dust and dirt can escape germs and cause serious discomfort leading to deafness in the future.
B. If the choice is Earbud;
These types of headphones do not provide you with complete isolation, even though they fit inside your ear.
Generally, they are headphones with mid / treble character. It is difficult to hear the lower frequencies. Their stage is wide. Bass sounds are absorbed by the effect of the outside.
In these types of headphones, you will hear the instruments that use the lower frequencies less (like drums, bass guitar, contrabass, me).
Although it can be preferred in terms of ease of use, it is the headphones that you will get the least efficiency in terms of sound quality.
Prices are generally reasonable.
Since the most important plus of these headphones does not completely block the external sounds, you will be aware of what is happening around you.
Especially in places where there is plenty of traffic, it makes sense to use this type of headset if you are a careless person.
The most important downside of these headphones is that you have to turn up the volume too much to hear music in very noisy environments.
This causes the sound to be distorted (cracked / distorted).
Professional brands generally do not produce earbud headphones.
Companies producing in more than one area such as Phillips produce such headphones. You can get an average quality earbud earphone for 15-20 pounds.
If you have more budget for headphones, I suggest you not to buy earbud headphones.
Likewise, no matter how much quality earbud headphones you try to buy, it will not be possible to get full performance from your headphones. Even if you prefer because it is cheaper,
they will not be economical as they will require you to buy new ones continuously because they will fail more easily.
No matter how much quality earbud headphones you try to buy, you will not be able to get full performance from your headphones.
Since it contains the external sounds, the music satisfaction decreases to the middle levels.
Although their scenes are wide (Mid-Treble), Bass sounds are greatly lost, but stereo channel separation increases.
In addition, it leaves you in a difficult situation when 2 pairs of ear pads (pad) beside it disappear, minimizing the satisfaction of the music.
When the earpads disappear, dust and dirt (ear fluid) will enter the premature area, thus drowning in the sounds.
3. Over-the-head (closed) headset:
This type of headset is preferred by people who do not care that the headset is large.
Unlike in-ear headphones, they are more comfortable as they have soft supports that surround the ear.
Although they seem very large at first glance, this is the best type of headphones for comfort and sound quality.
However, the protection of these headphones is more difficult than in-ear type headphones.
The reason for the low efficiency of portable media players regarding these headphones is actually the wrong choice.
Omage is an important factor in these headphones. Low-volume (especially in 12-ohm headphones) headphones provide low noise levels in portable media players even if they do not experience performance difficulties when using devices with strong sound output such as computers.
If you buy a high-volume (at least 32 ohm) headset, you will not have such a problem.
If you choose a headset that fits the size of your ear, you will not need a very high volume.
If you buy a good headphone, its isolation is better than in-ear headphones.
However, their prices may be more expensive than the in-ear headphones’ omage and quality.
Again, Sennheiser is one of the best headphones in this regard, but it can be the first choice in terms of wide price range and easy availability.
Frequency information is written on the in-ear earphone boxes, and frequency information on the boxes of the overhead earphones. Frequency information is shown in a graph. Try to choose the closest graphic (flattest graphic) to Flat.
No matter what type of headset you decide, they will try to sell you the most expensive when you go to a store. Don’t waste too much money in vain.
When choosing a headphone brand, remember that if a headphone price is too high for professional brands, it is probably made for professional use. You don’t need such headphones.
Technical Specifications to be Considered When Buying Headphones
Frequency Range: It is the value determined as the lowest and the highest level. It means that the headset can deliver frequencies at these values. The wider the better.
Frequency range / response (Hz): This number is given with a range of values. It consists of a small and a large number. Small value represents low sound frequencies, bass sounds, and large value represents high sound frequencies, high pitched sounds. The greater this range, the more different tones you can hear from the headphones. My advice is to observe that the low value is as low as possible, which means a much better bass sound. On a standard headset, you can see these values as 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz. If we expand the table a little more:
20 Hz – 22,000 Hz: better treble sounds
15 Hz – 20,000 Hz: better bass sounds
20 hz – 24,000 hz: very high-pitched, I wouldn’t recommend
15 hz – 24,000 hz: better bass and treble
6 hz – 24,000 hz: bass and treble are pretty good. at this point, it will be much better if the bass is 4 or 5 Hz.
Sound sensitivity level (db): It shows how much sound energy the electrical energy received from the headset is converted into. Every 3 dB means 2 times more sound energy. It is good to have high dB. But this can often damage the ear. The standard 103-104 db can always be enough. It is useful to underline that; the sensitivity value is low if most of the headphones have high omage. Because, in terms of efficiency, making both of them quite high and loading this task to the driver can be expensive.
104 db: it is an average value, you will often find this value in the in-ear headphones.
114 db: one click above normal and a value that can mostly meet the needs.
125 db: It is a value that can be seen in the ear and surrounding the ear, it is high intensity.
Impedance value (Ohms): Usually 16 and 32 Ohms (there are much higher ones, of course). The impedance value indicates how strong the headset can sound. In other words, let’s say the same load will lift 2 people, one is muscular and the other is weak. The muscular will easily lift that load, but the weak will have difficulty. The point to remember is that it is also important which music device to use the headset. When you connect it to a headphone output with a high output power in a large music system, 32 Ohms will work comfortably and 16 Ohms will have difficulty. Considering the opposite, if we add 32 ohms to a small music player – low music power output – the output power of the device will remain small and the power transmitted by the music player will be at a more limited level due to the impedance value. Here, it may seem more advantageous than 16 ohms. I still recommend you to go for the high value.
Bass and Mid
Bass: Refers to low frequencies, usually starting from 20 hz up to 400 hz. Most humming or rumbling bass that we hear in headphones and sound systems represent bass. While it is possible to get bass sounds especially from basstar and drum, it can also go down to lower frequencies in many instruments. For example, synthesizers make bass cry. The Doors listeners knows.
Mid: Mid is the heart of music and headphones. The clearer and the more detailed the better. Especially neodymium magnets are very successful. There are a number of differences in Armature and Dynamic drivers. You will understand better when you listen and test, but for some reason the sound of the dynamic sounds better and closer to nature. Since Mid is the heart, it can sag into low mid and high frequencies in direct connection with bass and treble. The part close to the bass frequencies is called mid-bass or lower-midies, and the part close to the treble frequencies is called mid-treble or upper mid. It is effective in an area of 400 hz – 5.2 khz. When choosing headphones, make sure that the mid is fairly clear and not at the shadow of other sounds. The cleaner the sound, and the better it sounds like it is better. Also try to stay away from those headphones, especially if distortion occurs in the mid.
Maximum power input (mW): It can be said that the headphones react to the power coming from the player. If the power is high, you can get tougher sounds.