Aah, On Ear Headphones... Basically, the warm bread-and-butter of the headphone category! Also known as 'earpad' headphones, this type of headphone offers a wide variety of listening uses, styles and applications.
- On ear headphones are lighter and smaller than Over Ear headphones and come in many varied designs.
- On ear headphones can be either open-back or closed-back (aka 'sealed') types.
- On ear headphones will typically fit directly on the outer part of the earlobes for most wearers.
If you’re looking for a headphone that’s travel friendly, for active uses, or simply a great bang-for-the-buck value, there are likely several on-ear headphones perfect for your needs. It's a vast category with tons of choices!
On ear headphones can sound nearly as good as full size models and they're often offered at more affordable prices.
Many on ear headphones fold or collapse for transit and come with travel cases, allowing easy portability.
Some on ear headphones come equipped with built-in mics for smartphone and tablet users.
*BIG TIP*: The key to finding the ideal on-ear headphone is to obtain a stable secure fit on the head. The headphones should sit squarely on the outer part of the ear and cover the ear opening completely. The proper ergonomic fit of on-ear / earpad headphones will play a huge role in the overall sound quality performance and isolation ability of the headphone.Shop For Great On Ear Headphones