What exactly does a bluetooth on-ear headphone do that sets it apart from other types of headphones? First off, an on-ear headphone is a lot much more lightweight than over-ear headphones. It is also more portable, which is great if you travel around without leaving your music behind. Moreover, it has better sound quality than that of in-ear headphones.
Here are four of our most recommended on ear headphones available on the market.
Best Foldable Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone
Ah, those celebrity-endorsed headphones. Sometimes you’d have to take a couple of steps back and think whether or not one is worth your money. More often than not, those that are advertised by famous people are too pricey for the quality they deliver. But the SMS Audio SYNC by 50 Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphone is different. It’s sleek, well constructed, and well designed. The packaging alone would tell you this headphone makes a statement, especially with its soft mini-football-shaped carrying case. This model also collapses inward and folds up to about half its normal size, a feature that comes really handy when you need to store it in a bag or closet. Moreover, the padding on the cans are ultrasoft, though it is advisable to not wear them for long hours as they can get really uncomfortable. The Sync by 50 packs a hefty price punch, but you get what you pay for: high quality sound and comfort.
Best Premium Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone
Bose’s first ever model that’s truly integrated with Bluetooth technology — Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphone — has surprisingly been at par with its competitors that have been on the market for a longer time before the Bose Bluetooth model came into the picture. At merely 5.4 ounces, it’s quite light and is also comfortable to wear. But the feature that the brand boasts about this version is the new two-way microphone system that they call Adaptive Audio Adjustment technology, which automatically changes volume based on speech level and ambient noise. You won’t be disappointed with it as it really does what it says it can do. And there’s an extra cable, so you can plug in and listen if the battery runs out. You can also use this to answer/end calls!
Best Mini Wireless On-Ear Headphone
AKG’s Y-series has already shown its promise of top quality headphones when the Y50s came out in the market. Here’s yet again an addition to the series that looks promising, the AKG Y45BT Mini Bluetooth Headphone. Its most prominent feature is having the controls mounted on each side of the ear cups. On the right ear cup is a smattering of control buttons for play/pause, volume, and a socket for cable in case you’d want to go wired and keep listening without having to lose power. There’s also a microphone for easy access to phone calls. On the left ear cup, you’ll find a micro-USB slot for charging the headphone from any USB source, like a computer.
The external design isn’t the only thing commendable about this headphone; it also has a very strong connectivity. You can wander 30 metres away from where the source of your sound, and you won’t even receive a stutter. So, when you’re on and about the street, you can safely leave your tablet or smartphone in your backpack and go listen wirelessly.
Best Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone for Exercise
If you’re into working out, like jogging at the park early in the morning or lift weights in your own home gym, it won’t hurt if you listen to a little music. One of our picks for an on-ear headphone ideal for fitness activities is the Monster iSport Freedom Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphone. The neon green running through the interior of the headband all the way to the earcups make this a headphone that can really satnd out. The big reflective strip also aids visibility at night, making the headphone ideal for night-time runs. This model is made largely from plastic and rubber to keep the weight down and prevent it from feeling heavy to wear. Moreover, it is water resistant, sweatproof, and washable for everyday use. Indeed, this is made for the sporty crowd.