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Types of Earbuds

Which ones are the best for you?

What kind of earbuds are you using? Are they silicone tipped? Wireless? Are they compatible with all smart devices? Audio technology and electronics have come a long way. The very first pair of headphones was invented in 1910. They were big and clunky but set the foundation for greater things to come.

Today’s earbuds can do more than just help you listen to music. This DangoBuds Review is a great example of consumers making the most of wireless earbuds.

“I can keep my hands free, answer calls and listen to music without any fuss. I never thought a pair of earbuds could change my life this much.” – Alice Lehman.

What Are the Different Types of Earbuds?

Earphones with a built-in microphone

If you are always on the go or an avid gamer, these would be the best earbuds for you. These earbuds are mostly used for mobile phones whether you’re listening to music or talking on the phone. This is also why gamers like these when they play because they can interact in real time with other gamers no matter where they are in the world. The best versions of these earbuds will have crystal clear sound and great connection. Which is probably what you’ll need when you’re constantly on the go.

Bluetooth earbuds

These earbuds are perfect if you’re looking for a premium listening experience without all the bells and whistles. You can easily connect to your device and not get interrupted with phone calls while you’re at the gym or on a run. You can also find Bluetooth earbuds at a very affordable price range in many styles.

TWS earbuds

You may have seen this abbreviation before, but not have known exactly what it means. Well, TWS stands for True Wireless Stereo. This refers to technology which allows you to pair more than one device using Bluetooth. This gives the user the option to use each ear separately. A great example of this are the DangoBuds earbuds, there are many claims of how easy it is to answer calls and return to the current audio that was once playing.
TWS earbuds are perfect for people with busy lifestyles and usually have their hands full. This allows you to go to the gym, pick up your kids and even go grocery shopping without having to lift a finger to answer your phone. You can easily chat and go back to listening to music.

What different styles of earbuds are there

In Ear Earbuds

These provide better sound insulation because of where they sit inside your ear. They are great for the gym because wires and long cords could be a safety hazard when you’re using a machine or even lifting weights. In ear earbuds are also very convenient when you don’t want to carry your device with you everywhere. With a great wireless connection, you could leave your device nearby and still be able to answer calls and listen to music.

In Ear Earbuds Cons

Although in ear earbuds are very convenient, some people may opt for a different listening solution. In ear earbuds can cause discomfort and if not properly sanitized when needed, they could also cause an ear canal infection.

Ear Hook Earbuds

These earbuds are great if you’re worried about your earbuds slipping out. A lot of people that run like these types of earbuds because the easily hook over your ear, need little adjustment, and provide comfort even when worn for a long time. Ear hook earbuds rarely fall out and can have great sound quality if you are willing to spend a bit more on them.

Ear Hook Earbuds Cons

Ear hook earbuds may not be for you if you are more concerned with the aesthetic of it. They are not as discreet as in ear earbuds and harder to store. In ear earbuds usually come with a convenient, compact charging case.

Before choosing any pair of earbuds, you should first consider a few things:

  • Size of earbuds
  • Material of the earbuds
  • How active will you be when wearing the earbuds
  • Where and what conditions will you be wearing your earbuds? (indoors, outdoors, in the rain, in extreme heat)

And if none of these options seem right for you…

What about headphones?

Maybe you would enjoy listening to your music with headphones? Headphones are still a great option for people who have more sedentary lifestyles. They are not the best with extreme heat or moisture and often malfunction after a year if used this way. They are also on the pricier end of listening devices.
However, headphones can have a great noise canceling feature. They can also work great for studios or editing sound and music.

What else can earbuds do?

Although the main reason people buy earbuds is to listen to music or make phone calls, there are plenty of other uses that have been built into earbuds. Some of these features include:

  • Tracking heart rate
  • Oxygen consumption
  • Distance
  • Time
  • Calories

Just like other fitness tracking devices, this important information can be sent to an app or possibly straight to your phone, depending on what is included in the package. This can be a good alternative for people that are wanting to track their fitness but are not so keen to wear a fitness tracker watch or step on the scale
every day. You can find these earbuds in various styles that best suit your lifestyle and level of activity. Some can even be waterproof, allowing you to take your routine anywhere, even through rain or a dip in the pool.

October 7, 2020

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