Whether you are working on a design project or just searching the web to quench your thirst for a little inspiration, your mood may begin to deaden. To avoid any adverse effect on your work, you should be in the right mood for the job. Because of this, it is vital that you find a way to keep yourself focused, to keep your spirits up and to make sure that you are enthusiastic about your work.

Many designers find that listening to music keeps them active and put you in a better mood, and make you feel less alone, or take you on a mental journey. So, I think all you need a pair of earphones in order to enjoy what you are doing. Although most audio devices come with free cans, there will come a time when you need to explore the market to buy new ones. But what are the types of headphones out there?

pair of earphones

Because of its popularity and necessity, these accessories are available in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some sellers offer headsets that can last for a long time, while others promise better audio quality. For someone who is not used to buying these items, choosing one can be pretty confusing. Keep in mind that these items have their unique features that can lifestyle your habits and preferences. So to help you out, here is a quick guide regarding the different types of audio accessories, along with their advantages and disadvantages.


1.  Earbuds – these ear accessories fit loosely on one’s ear. Because of its design, you can’t expect that it can produce and outstanding sound. The good thing about earbuds is that they are compact. Wherever you go, you can enjoy watching or listening because it is easy to store. In addition, this is also the least expensive compared to other items on the market.

2. In-Ear Canal Headphones – this one feature almost the same build with earbuds. However, the main difference is that they fit more snugly in your ears. Its eartips are specially designed to block out external noise, it the must-have accessory while travelling on a noisy environment. The downside is that most people find these canal headphones uncomfortable to wear. However, it can easily be fixed by changing the size of the eartips.

In-Ear Canal Headphones

3. Canalbuds – this is a cross between the earbuds and the in-ear canal headset. Canalbuds have fairly smaller tips compared to the latter. This means that it only sits outside of the ear canals. This is a great alternative for people who find it hard to wear earbuds or in-ear canal headphones. It can produce a decent sound quality.

4. Headphones (Lightweight model) – Unlike the first three models, lightweight headphones have larger earpieces. Most lightweight headphones use a thin headband, while other models have a clip on each earpiece. There are also other models that can be folded for easier transport and storage.

These are just some of the basic types of audio accessories that you can buy on the market. Are you excited to buy one today? Shout out in the comments section!