Here at Abt we pride ourselves on delivering you the best quality audio products, so we offer a large variety of headphones with almost every color, style, and feature available. To make sense of all the different models available, we've put together a simple guide to help you choose the perfect pair of headphones.
Noise-cancelling headphones are great for drowning out background noises. Their special technology uses one or more tiny microphones to capture ambient sounds in what's known as "antinoise" to electronically filter out and help eliminate sounds from airplanes, crowds, trains, and more.
These headphones are different from noise-cancelling headphones. Instead of electronically filtering out sound, noise-isolating headphones block out ambient noises before they ever reach your ear canal by using a thick piece of foam. On the upside, noise-isolating can do an equal if not better job at blocking out ambient sounds. However, noise-cancelling headphones tend to be more comfortable.
Surround Sound Headphones
If you want to feel the home theater experience without the whole house hearing it too, then choose a pair of surround sound headphones. These headphones electronically produce a sound effect in your ear. They are highly effective at delivering the best possible audio quality without purchasing an expensive home theater system. If your AV receiver or device supports Dolby Digital, you will feel a surround sound effect on any pair of headphones. If not, make sure you grab a pair of surround sound headphones.
Bone Conduction Headphones
Bone conducting headphones completely bypass your eardrum and deliver sound straight to your inner ear through vibrations in the bones in your head. These are ideal headphones for those who want to hear music clearly but don't want to drown out background noise, such as joggers who still want to be able to hear traffic when running.
Wireless | Bluetooth Headphones
There are two types of wireless headphones: portable and home-based. Home-based wireless headphones come with large base stations but offer superior quality through infrared and radio frequencies (RF). Portable wireless headphones combine style and comfort with functionality. They use either radiofrequency or Bluetooth technology to connect to the device at hand. With both home and portable wireless headphones, you won't have to deal with annoying wires that dangle and get in the way.
Microphones & Controls
Portable headphones designed for use with smartphones and MP3 players include a small cord-mounted (or "in-line") microphone, along with controls for volume, mute and track advance. However, some headsets such as the ones designed for gaming, often feature a boom-mounted microphone to facilitate voice communications during multiplayer gaming sessions.