On Ear Headphones
On ear headphones are also known as supra-aural headphones, they have a compact design and feature smaller cushioned ear cups that sit on the userˈs ears without completely enclosing them. The sound quality of on ear headphones is good but because they have smaller speaker drivers the audio immersion and depth is not at the same level as over ear headphones. The less sealed design of the on ear headphones can also result in reduced noise isolation and sound leakage, however, on ear headphones have a sleeker design and are less bulky than the larger over ear headphones making them more portable. Some on ear headphones feature a mechanism that allows them to be folded for easy storage and transport. These headphones are available as wired on ear headphones that use a cable with an audio jack or USB connector or wireless on ear headphones which use wireless technologies such as Bluetooth. On ear headphones are available in a wide range of designs and colours which with their balance of portability and sound quality makes them suitable for everyday use, such as working, travel and exercising.