Most of us who love to enjoy music through MP3 or our Smartphone usually use low quality headphones provided with the gadgets. If you want to buy good quality headphones and cheap prices then you will have to spend some time for researching online or offline as they are available in wide range of sizes, shapes and technologies. You can buy the best headphones at affordable price by comparing their features, described here under to help you in this regard.
Bass: Many manufacturers of headphones focus on low frequencies to customize the signature sound of their headphones. You know what we're talking about: beats headphones. Beats (as well as other manufacturers) like to have deep, bass-y sounds. But that can detract from other aspects of the music you're listening to. Classical music and other
Open or Closed-Back headphones: Closed-back headphones isolate your ears effectively from the entire environment regardless of their type. Though the level of this isolation can differ with each model still they are ideal for listening to the sounds privately, when you do not want someone else to hear them. On the other hand acoustically open headphones allow the user to hear outside sounds along with the sounds provided by their headphones. The sound produced by these headphones can also be heard by the persons sitting nearby their user. Normally open headphones are considered better than sealed ones as they do not isolate you completely from the outside world. For outdoor activities open headphones are considered to be the best as they keep you aware about your surroundings.
Weight and comfort level: Though quality of sound of headphones cannot be assessed on general basis but their comfort level can be assessed just by using them for few minutes. If you feel uncomfortable after wearing them for a bit longer time even if they are padded with cosy materials then they may not be suitable for you, even if they are highly priced. Similarly if the headphones are heavy even then you cannot feel comfortable to wear them for several hours. Hand-band style lightweight headphones are considered as the best as they are easy to carry as well as comfortable to wear for long time.
Durability: The technology used in quality headphones usually should not get obsolete in next 6-12 months. So while buying headphones you should focus on technology used in them so that you can use them for longer period, without replacing them, to make them more affordable for you.
Length and style of cable: Usually headphones have single cable to be attached to one of its earpieces but in some models Y-shape cable is used to connect both of its earpieces. Similarly some headphones have L-shape angled plug whereas some have I-shaped straight plug. The length of cable can also vary with each model of headphones. So you can choose headphones on the basis of your own preferences in this regard.
Thus, by comparing and assessing the features of some of the headphones you can easily get quality headphones for cheap prices. In fact, price should not be the only criteria to find suitable headphones.