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How to choose headphones and earphones

We will explain to you how to choose the best earphones / headphones for usage and the music genre you listen to often. Grasp the type and features and find your favorite one from among the many products!

How should I choose? Pick up "Points for choosing headphones" to answer such questions. We propose headphones that match the customer's usage and style by purpose and by favorite music genre. From commuting to work or school, portable headphones perfect for everyday use, monitor headphones for music production such as recording. From headphones featuring a lively sound that suits rock and pop, to headphones with outstanding bass emphasis for EDM (electro dance music), you will surely find headphones that suit you.

With the spread of portable audio such as iPhones and iPods, many earphones have been released by various manufacturers. However, even with "earphones" there are many differences in sound and features. We will introduce earphones which are good for each purpose.

Choose from usage, purpose, type

What should I use? Let's find the ideal headphones and earphones considering the purpose of use. Whether you use it for commuting to school or commuting to work, use it for listening at home, or use it as a monitor for DTM, home recordings, or recording studios. Or DJ monitoring? By clarifying the purpose of use, the perfect headphone can be found.
In addition, you can change your viewpoint slightly and look for a set by the structure, and model of headphones or earphones. There are two types of headphones: open, which have a broad sound field, and closed which have excellent sound insulation. In the case of earphones, canal types that are attached to the earhole like an earplug, and inner ear type that is attached by hooking it on the ear. Furthermore, there are various types such as wireless types with Bluetooth connections. In addition, let's find the best headphones and earphones that suits you from the style, shape, and color you like.

Headphones and earphones have different requirements depending on the application, such as DJ monitoring, recording, and everyday use. Furthermore, the sound quality as well as the design and specs add personality to each product. Stylish wireless headphones that shine as fashion. Music production such as recording, monitoring headphones for professional use and also widely used for broadcasting. Compact size portable headphones with excellent cell-phone connections and sound insulation. Choose from a variety of necessities, such as noise-canceling headphones that reduce external noise, and completely wireless earphones that are focused and comfortable with no cable.

What kind of earphones do you have? Of course, they look different, and depending on the type of earphones, there are various differences in sound quality characteristics and comfort. Once you understand the characteristics of each type, you can choose the earphones you want.

Check structure and specs

By looking at the specifications and structure, you can understand the performance and features of headphones and earphones. For example, DJ monitor headphones are set to a very high maximum input, and have a tough specification that is hard to distort even if the volume is increased and a high power load is applied. In addition, headphones corresponding to a high-resolution sound source have high-frequency reproduction performance with a reproduction frequency characteristics of 40,000 Hz or more, and they are characterized by beautiful high-pitched tones and overtones. Besides, by knowing the Bluetooth wireless codec method, you can also attain even higher sound quality. It also turns out that portable audio players can perform their headphones and earphones well if their impedance is low. In this way, if you understand the structure and specifications, you can read the important tips on choosing headphones.

The catalog of headphones and earphones describes the structure and various specifications. Dynamic, balanced armature (BA), reproduction frequency characteristics, impedance (Ω), sensitivity (dB), etc. What does these all mean? You can see the potential and characteristics of the headphones and earphones and the sound quality tendency from the structure and the numerical values. We will explain such questions and meanings in an easy-to-understand manner.

To pursue better sound quality

By using a headphone dedicated amplifier, it is possible to drive even headphones with high impedance. The sound quality is dramatically improved by the use of high-grade circuits and parts, and the performance of headphones is maximized.

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