Being comfortable and happy with the style of your headphones is important, particularly if using headphones frequently. There are two main varieties of over the ear style headphones. The first variety lay across the crown of the head; the second sit behind the neck.  

Closed back headphones, and those with larger ear pieces tend to sit across the head. They are great for comfort when sat or stood still listening to music. However, for more active pursuits like jogging, you may find that lighter, smaller headphones that lay at the back of the neck are more suitable, provide better comfort, and bounce off less easily.

The Connection Type That Is Right for You 

Advances in technology means that there is more than one way to connect audio equipment to your headphones. The traditional method of connection is the use of a jack. It is now possible to purchase wireless headphones and those that are Bluetooth enabled. Both wireless headphones and those that are Bluetooth enabled provide benefits to the user that are not found with traditional wired headphones.

They give you the freedom to move around and to be a greater distance from where your audio gear is located. If you prefer the more traditional connection using a set of wired headphones and a jack, you need to check the superiority of the jack. You also need to consider the quality of the lead, as well as the join between the jack and the lead. A flimsy lead or join means that the wire will break, costing you more time and money over the long term.

Consider Your Needs

Buying the right headphones is about knowing what you need and what you want the headphones to achieve for you. Think carefully about where they will be used, and how often. Do you need then to be portable? Or are they to use primarily in the home? Also consider the environment, and level of background noise that is generally present where you will be using your headphones. Aside from technical considerations, various other decisions you make about the headphones you buy will be based on your personal preference.