So you want to buy some headphones?


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Headphones: Wired for sound.

The advantages of a good pair of headphones are evident immediately you start playing your favourite song.

So whether you are listening to music on-the-go from your mobile device, or watching your favourite movie on your laptop, we’ll help you find the right small in-ear pair that can easily be tucked away in your pocket or the larger on-ear and over-ear pair that makes you look and perhaps even feel like a DJ.

Here are a few things to consider when you want to buy headphones

  1. Size: LARGE or small

Your preference of headphones is much about your daily routine, as headphones have become an extension of ourselves and are no longer merely an accessory. JBL T120A In-ear Surround can be effortlessly be concealed in your pocket and is the best buy with prices starting at N6, 800.

  1.  Sound: Light or Heavy?
When simplicity is your utmost concern, smaller in-ear headphones work better, especially when you are on-the-go. These can be subtly tucked away in your pocket or hung across your neck, like the new contoured collar designs, constructed to resist movement and are especially good for sporting activities. The only trade-off for simplicity on these smaller headphones is the heaviness of the sound. Try the water-resistant Sony SBH70 Sports Bluetooth Headset, retailing at N42, 000. When you need the bass to be heavy, bigger on-ear and over-ear headphones are your go-to choice. These headphones come either conventionally wired (with an 8 feet max. cord) or more sophisticated with wireless connectivity. Corded headphones are best for critical sound/music listening, while more sophisticated cordless versions, albeit noise-reduction functionalities, tend to have a dynamic range limitation that mutes sound to a certain extent Beats by Dre Studio 3 Wireless Over-ear Headphones, N85, 000.
  1.       Design: Bold or Conventional

Are you making a fashion statement or being practical? Beats by Dre (rated 5 star by customers) are fast becoming popular culture, where these celebrity-branded headphones connote being hip and cool. These designs come in bold colours such as gold, shadow grey and porcelain rose. You can find them as in-ear, on-ear, over-ear corded and cordless headphones, and they are sure to make you the subject of discussion.

Alternatively, you can choose to be traditional by sticking to your regular non-branded headphones.

Beats by Dre headphones range from N48, 000 to N150, 000.

Article written by COCO