How to buy: Headphones
Posted 13/08/2013 by BrightHouse Team
These days, thanks to the rise of smartphone and MP3 technology, the vast majority of us listen to our music on the go. But while we’ll happily fork out for a top-quality music player, many music lovers are still struggling with the sub-par sound quality of disposable headphones.
For a real music fan, there’s just no comparison between the tinny sounds of a cheap set of disposable earphones and the rich detail and punchy bass that comes with a premium model. If properly taken care of, they should last far longer too. In fact, there’s no reason a quality pair of headphones can’t see you through multiple upgrades of your phone or MP3 player.
At BrightHouse, we stock a selection of headphone styles from the fantastic Monster range. These state of the art headphones were developed by the sound engineers behind Beats By DRE, and are available in over-ear, on-ear and in-ear models, from as little as £2.39 per week. But which is the best model to buy? They all have pros and cons…
In-ear headphones or earbuds are a lighter, lower-cost model that are usually given away for free when you buy a new device. They tend to be disposable with a shorter lifespan than full-size headphones. Monster Inspiration In-Ear Headphones are a cut above the pack, however, with powerful, balanced audio reproduction, noise isolation, ControlTalk cable and bendable ear-hooks for extra comfort.
- Smaller and easier to carry
- Won’t overheat your ears
- Lower sound quality and bass response than over ear and on ear models
- Shorter lifespan
- Easier to damage
On Ear Headphones
These headphones rest on top of the outside of your ears, and can vary from fairly basic portables to state of the art models. Monster DNA On Ear Headphones feature ultra-dynamic sounds, advanced noise isolation and dual audio impact jacks so you can share music with up to five other listeners.
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Less prone to overheating ears than over-ear models.
- Superior sound quality to in-ear headphones.
- Less effective noise isolation than other models
- Can leak noise to neighbours
- Less powerful bass compared to over-ear headphones.
The most deluxe headphone model available, over-ear headphones come with earcups that fully enclose your ears for maximum noise isolation and unbeatable sound quality. Monster Inspiration Over Ear Headphones are truly the next generation of sound performance, allowing you to experience your music with perfect clarity.
- Superior sound quality
- Maximum bass and loudness levels
- Blocks outside noises and seals music in
- More expensive
- Can overheat ears after a time
- Heavier and more cumbersome than in-ear and on-ear models.
All of our Monster Headphones are available for low weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments, in a selection of colours and styles. Find out more and take a look at our full collection on our headphones product page.