Anyone reading this article over the age of 24 can ponder back in time to when there was no such thing as an earphone but what we classify as headphones. As with all things this day and age, everything seems to be dwindling with the thought of smaller is better, less is more, or what have you. The same holds true for today's best earphones. I will preserve your time and not list every brand on the market, but I would suggest that of all the brands available, each has a style unique to itself and each will produce products based on this style. With these many choices, it is our decision on which make works best for us and this article will assist you in making your decision on the best earphones for your lifestyle.
Whether you promote noise cancelling, over the head or behind the neck or you simply favor the small ear bud types that fit directly into your ear canal, there are still decisions to be made about each. Comfort, fit, price, and brand just to name a few. Each is respectful in its own right depending upon its uses.
Here's a scenario, lets say you're a marathon runner who likes listening to their favorite podcast while running. Bulky over the head headphones will not be a swell fit for this lifestyle. The best earphones for this example would be ear buds or a light pair of behind the neck.
I offer the behind neck choice based on the fact that everyone's ears are made different so an earphone that may fit your ear doesn't necessarily fit my ear. This supports the idea that even though there are definitive types of the best earphones, there are just as many sub-types that could work for you.
My next topic is earphones for kids. Let's not forget about kids and their audio wants. These are often times omitted but stop and think about the number of kids that are playing portable video games in this day and age, listening to iPods, or taking the public eye or just in a car. Now, if our adult ears are made differently, then we know for a fact a kid's ear will differ. From the size and shape to the headphone theme and volume control. How about a kid's earphone that is a Mickey Mouse theme, or Hello Kitty headphones for them to use? How about some of these earphones furnishing the option that they will only carry sound at certain decibels to make sure kids do not harm their eardrums? These are considerations that could be considered when researching kid's earphones.