What to ask yourself before buying headphones

A Lady and a Gentleman Using ANC Headphones

1. Use the headphones to what?

Listening to something? This question may appear obvious. "We hear you saying." You say. But stop for a second and reflect on what you are going to listen to, and where.

If you are looking to buy headphones to go on a 5-mile run, the right headphones will not be what is best for your commute. The health effects of wearing headphones daily can be serious. Take a minute to consider how you will use your headphones in everyday life.

2. What's the budget for your wedding?

The budget will likely be the driving force behind your choice. There is still quality available at lower prices that can offer an enjoyable listening experience. Earbuds come in all shapes and sizes, with varying budgets.

As you choose, make sure that you carefully examine the specs. Take the time to see what you get for your money when there's a higher-priced model. Look at older models, which are usually cheaper than the new models.

3. Style and aesthetics are important to you.

Like most other things, the quality of headphones and their looks are not always in sync. When you've done your research, and created a shortlist for possible purchases, it may be necessary to make a final decision on which you place more value: looks or performance.

4. Wireless or wired headphones?

Image of Wired and Wireless Headphones

Β It all depends on what you want to use them for. Srhythm's wired headphones are perfect for those who listen to music primarily at work, or home. They offer high-quality audio without charging. Wireless headphones are a great option for those who like to be on the go, such as when commuting or exercising. They also allow you to freely move about. Srhythm has options for both wired and wireless headphones, so you can enjoy high-quality audio whether you prefer the security of Bluetooth or the convenience of a cable.

5. How will you use the headphones?

If you do not consider this question carefully, it can lead to disappointment or frustration. It would help if you considered how the headphones will connect with the device and whether it can accept the right input. Consider whether your headphones will connect to the device via Bluetooth or headphone jack.

6. Should I mic or should I not mic?

It's important to consider what the headphones will be used for. Mics are unimportant to people who want to use wireless headphones on long walks or runs. A mic, on the other hand, is vital for gamers.

7. Is it in the ear, on the ear, or over the ear?

The choice of different headphones is often influenced both by the usage and comfort.

  • You can use in-ear headphones if you run, want to appear unobtrusive, or enjoy a close sound.
  • Over-ear headphones can give you a full immersive music experience.
  • On-ear cans offer a great middle ground, offering the comfort of over-ear cans but being lighter and more compact than over-ear models.

8. What is the difference between an open back and a closed back?

Image showing Open And Closed-back Headphones

What is better, an open back or a closed back? A great question. You should ask this question if your preference is for over-ear headphones. It's possible that you don't even know that this is an option. But once you do, it will be clear that the choice you make falls on one of two sides.

Take a moment to explain the differences.

This allows for airflow and reduces pressure, which can cause distortion and disrupt the sound.

Closed-back headphones have a covered back, which means the sound can be contained. Outside noises will also be blocked.

Your choice depends on where you will be using them. While open-back headphones may deliver a richer sound, they do not reduce background noise on a bus. While closed-back headsets provide a consistent, precise, and more accurate listening experience, they can also lead to some sound distortion as well as warm ears.

9. Want noise-canceling capabilities?

Personal preference is the key here. Noise-canceling is a feature that some people consider essential to achieving a great listening experience. Some people will disagree, claiming that noise-canceling headphones are not necessary for a good listening experience.

The purpose of your headphones is important. If you intend to listen to podcasts or spoken media, such as music on a cell phone, then you will be more tolerant of noise.

If you're unsure about whether you need noise-canceling headphones, you can take a quick look to see how they work.

To neutralize unwanted noise, noise-canceling headsets manipulate the basic principles of acoustics. They make sound waves that oppose each other. This process is relatively easy but can be tricky to execute. Although many headphones boast noise-canceling technology, only a few of them (especially those that are cheaper) achieve high-quality results.

10. How loud would you like to hear it?

Some people are surprised that all headphones don't have the same sound output. Many headphones can produce up to 110dB/mW. This is enough for most users. The output should not be lower than 85dB/mW. Be sure to check the specs of your device for details on its maximum output.

11. How much bass are you a fan of?

The frequency response determines the bass, along with the treble. Bass increases with a wider frequency range. Most headphones have a frequency response of 20 to 20,000HZ. You need to choose a headphone with a larger range if your preference is for bass.

12. How long do you plan to wear your headphones?

Where and why you're wearing headphones will influence the answer. You may find that in-ear headphones become uncomfortable after wearing them for several hours.

13. How long does the battery last with each charge?

Β Battery life for wireless headphones is important, particularly if you are constantly on the go. Srhythm headphones offer a long battery life of up to 20 hours per charge, making them perfect for long trips like travel or long walks. Also, think about the ease of charging. The Srhythm headphones are equipped with a USB charger, which eliminates the need for a separate charging device or batteries. If you want to use your headphones continuously, choose a model that has fast-charging capabilities.


Equipped with these 13 essential questions, you're now better prepared to choose the perfect earbuds or headphones. While it might seem challenging to decide, taking the time to carefully consider each of these factors will ensure that you select a pair that best suits your needs and enhances your listening experience. Whether you opt for earbuds or headphones, thoughtful consideration will help you maximize your investment and enjoyment.