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Which headphones are best for me?

Find the perfect headphones for your needs with our quick and simple guide.

However and wherever you listen, there's a pair of headphones to suit you. From on-ear and over-ear to in-ear and pods, the headphones that are best for you will depend on what you're looking for in terms of comfort, portability and sound quality. We'll take you through the pros and cons of each type to help you find the perfect fit.

What are in-ear headphones?

  • Snug fit to minimise sound leakage
  • Lightweight
  • Portable
  • Perfect exercise partner
  • Generally cheaper than on-ear, over-ear and pod
  • Won’t recreate the same levels of bass as others

In-ear headphones

What are on-ear headphones?

  • Sit on the ear for comfort
  • Usually small and light
  • Normally have foam or leather padding
  • Some have a foldable design, ideal when you’re on the move
  • Better sound quality than in-ear
  • Don't typically sound as good as over-ear

On-ear headphones

What are over-ear headphones?

  • Cushioned pads cover the entire ear
  • Comfortable design
  • Powerful, immersive sound
  • Suited to home and office use
  • Some are foldable for your commute
  • Commonly used by DJs and music professionals

Over-ear headphones

What are pod headphones?

  • Completely wire-free
  • Stylish, minimalist design
  • Comfortably sit in your ears
  • High-quality audio
  • Built-in microphone
  • Impressive battery life

Pod headphones