HEADPHONES BY ACTIVITY
In this article we analyze the best DJ headphones on the market. We compare the helmets used by the world's most popular DJs, all their features, pros and cons. We also include a brief guide to everything you need to know when choosing a DJ headset.
For many swimmers a good submersible headset or waterproof MP3 player is part of their equipment. The music motivates them and makes the long ones become shorter. In this comparison we reveal the secrets of the best headphones and MP3 players for swimming on the market right now. Shall we go for a swim?
A PS5 headset allows you to enjoy your games with the best possible realism and impact. Find out the best PS5 helmets of 2022 in this comparison.
Sports headphones allow you to perform any activity while enjoying your favorite music. They are usually cordless, comfortable and very resistant. In this comparison you will find the best sports and waterproof helmets designed for swimmers, runners…
What are the best headsets for the Play Station 4? In Culturasonora we have gutted you the best helmets that exist for the PS4. We also offer shopping tips and videos. Take a look at our report and choose the helmets that will help you stand out as a gamer.
Los auriculares gaming te permiten perderte en los efectos sonoros de los juegos gracias a sus tecnologías de sonido surround, son muy cómodos y traen el micrófono necesario para que puedas comunicarte de la mejor forma. En esta comparativa…
HEADPHONES BY TYPE
Bluetooth headsets free you from the hassle of wires and provide you with a freedom of movement needed by many people. They come with features and connectivity options we couldn't dream of until recently….
Are you looking for a good cheap bluetooth headset? In the following comparison we discover the golden nuggets of wireless headphones: good, nice, bluetooth and cheap. Do you want to discover with us the quadruple B of bluetooth headsets?
Headsets with microphones are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their versatility: they are ideal for gaming, video conferencing, work and live broadcasting. In this comparison we have selected the best models on the market…
In-ear headphones are the most compact, lightweight and discreet headphones on the market. They fit inside the ear, are sound-isolating and are the best music headphones for sports or for connecting to your cell phone. Take a look at our selection of the top in-ear headphones on the market.
Want to know which are the best sounding headphones in the world? In Culturasonora we have selected the 12 most beastly HIFI headphones of the moment. Some of them have stratospheric prices, we have already warned you. Get closer to the Olympus of music headphones and bring studio sound to your living room.
Noise-cancelling headphones incorporate aviation technology to keep you from being disturbed by outside noise. They are generally high-end music headphones, with exceptional sound and features that make them unique. Do you dare to discover the best models with us?
Nuestra selección de los altavoces inalámbricos más potentes del momento para ver la televisión. Estos cascos están diseñados específicamente para sacarle el máximo brillo al sonido de tu televisor y que puedas seguir disfrutando de las películas sin molestar al resto de la familia.
Descubre nuestra selección de los mejores auriculares con traducción simultánea. Estos dispositivos van a revolucionar la forma de viajar. Son lo último para viajeros independientes y también una herramienta muy interesante para el viajero de negocios y empresas que se quieran internacionalizar. Bienvenidos al s. XXI
HEADPHONES BY BRAND
Bang Olufsen headphones are the most elegant headphones on the market. They are expensive, but offer exceptional sound quality and a unique design.
Xiaomi headphones offer very attractive sound quality and design, but the best part is that they are very affordable. In this comparison we present you the best Xiaomi Over-Eat, On-Ear and In-Ear headphones of 2021. Ideal if you are looking for quality and do not want to spend a lot of money.
B&W is a British brand well known for the quality of its helmets. Bowers & Wilkins headphones are very comfortable, have excellent build quality and produce sound that can satisfy very demanding users….
Marshall was slow to enter the headphone market, but the wait was worth it. Marshall headphones feature the build quality of the brand's amplifiers and sound just as good. Get to know the best models of this iconic brand…
Bose is one of the major brands in the headphone industry. For years they have been launching models that are excellent in every way: comfort, sound quality and new technologies. In this comparison we present you the best Bose headphones with noise cancellation, Bluetooth…
The SoundPeats brand has only been on the market for a short time, but has managed to position itself thanks to the quality/price ratio of its wireless headphones. Meet the best SoundPEATS headphones of 2019. In this comparison you will find the best Over-Ear, On-Ear and In-Ear…
For sound lovers, Sennheiser is one of those mythical brands. Its products are always a safe bet in terms of quality, design and reliability. We wanted to make a nod to a brand that we are passionate about and that is why we have prepared this report with the history of the company and the best Sennheiser headphones of the moment. Come and see!
Today we have decided to review some Sony products. We are in love with the Japanese company and we have selected the best over ear, in ear and on ear headphones. Also the best music headphones for listening to music, playing sports, watching TV, swimming or playing Play. Shall we start?
Beats by Dr. Dre headphones have been the most iconic headphones on the market for years, to the point that Apple bought the firm for about $3 billion. In this comparison we present the best Beats headphones in the market…
Skullcandy headphones have a privileged place in the market thanks to their attractive designs and affordable prices. In 2018 they won Fortune magazine's award for best looking helmets and this year they present great models. In this comparative we review…
Nowadays mp3 players are the paradigm of audio quality, as opposed to the poor sound of smartphones. They have an amazing storage capacity, play audio files of the highest quality and are manufactured with top-notch components. For sound lovers, it's like comparing a Ferrari to a Dacia Logan.
Walkman is a legendary Sony brand known for decades for being the inventor of the first portable music players. This week we bring you a comparison of the best models of the Sony Walkman mp3 players of the 21st century, which are at the forefront of technology. Shall we start?
The Fiio brand has become the benchmark for quality when it comes to digital audio players. Fiio MP3 players offer audio quality that no smartphone can match, with details that can satisfy the most demanding audiophiles….
If you want to buy a good headset but don't want to break the bank, take a look at our comparison of the week. We have selected the cheap music headphones that are most worthwhile for their value for money. Take a look at this review and find your golden nugget.
Handsfree offers a great deal of convenience to those who need to stay connected at all times. In this comparative you will find the best handsfree devices on the market, models designed to meet the needs of any user.
What do we do with the headphones at CulturaSonora?
We tested and performed sound tests and stress tests on selected music headset models. You can discover a brief summary of our conclusions through our generalized reviews of the best headphones on the market. For more detailed and in-depth reviews , we also analyze products by model, brand and specified purposes , so check our reviews on specific music headphones. This saves you time and provides you with professional information to help you make the best purchase decisions. We analyzed patterns such as sound quality, connectivity, design and portability. We also offer you our conclusions, recommendations, pros and cons of each model.
In Culturasonora we are collaborators of the main distributors of headphones on the internet, and once each model has passed our review filters , you can purchase it through our platform with a single click. We are specialized in selling headphones through Amazon. We put you in contact with the most powerful distributors so you can count on the purchase guarantees of these large companies. We are specialized in advising and selling high-end and mid-range headphones: wireless, noise cancelling, sports, music headphones, gaming headphones and all kinds of headphones. We are also in contact with reference brands such as Bose, Dr. Dre, Sennheiser, Sony, Plantronic and a long etcetera.
What type of headphones do we analyze?
Types of headphones by design
At Culturasonora, we analyze the best headphones according to their design. Today there are several types of headphones that you may be familiar with based on their basic design:
IN-Ear (Intra-aural) headphones
These are the typical headphones for listening to music that are placed inside the ear . In the more professional world they are also known as in-ear headphones. They have several advantages: they are usually lighter and allow greater portability in any situation. That's why the best IN-Ear wireless headphones are ideal for sports.
Another one of their great advantages is that when placed inside the ear, they tend seal the ear canal with their rubber tips and block the passage of outside noise. As a result, the musical experience is usually quite immersive. The biggest disadvantage we see is that some people with very sensitive ears may find them uncomfortable and annoying.
In addition, the sound enters directly into the canal, and for some people this sensation produces a kind of acoustic toothache. According to some medical studies, in-ear headphones are the ones that can cause the most wear and tear to the ear canal
if they are not used correctly. That said, the best Bluetooth In-Ear headphones have excellent designs.
ON-Ear Headphones (Supraural)
These headphones are also known by professionals as supra-aural headphones. For practical purposes, they are the middle way between in-ear and over-ear headphones.
The ear cushions do not cover the ear, but only rest on the ear. They are usually designed with lightweight materials and are not as bulky as circumaurals. In fact, they are quite portable, comfortable and usually provide very good sound, highlighting bass quite well.
They do not block so much the sound of the external environment, and there are some users who appreciate it to be a little more attentive to what is happening on the street: cars, subway stops, traffic…
On-ear headphones also enjoy a good reputation among industry professionals, audiophiles, DJs and sound engineers. The best DJ headphones are usually of this type.
OVER-Ear headphones (circumaural)
They are the largest, heaviest and most compact headband music headphones. They are also called circumaural headphones because their ear pads wrap around the entire ear. These headphones are used in recording studios and by most industry professionals such as DJs and sound engineers.
Lately they have become quite fashionable among the general public and are a favorite among audiophiles. They generally emit a very good sound, with a really powerful bass. There are different types: open, closed and semi-open.
This can be observed on the outside of the cups, whether or not they allow air to pass through. What is this for?
When they are open, they allow air to pass through and the driver works better. This results in a better sound, although if they are used outdoors, you have to take into account that if there is wind or noise, it will also seep into the earphone. On the other hand, the best closed over-ear headphones block outside noise quite well.
ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION
In addition, many models incorporate active noise cancellation technology. The best noise-cancelling headphones can be quite comfortable, depending on the model. But if you choose one that doesn't distribute the weights well, they can be a bit uncomfortable, especially after long hours of use. Another disadvantage is that they take up a lot of space, and in that sense are not so portable. That's why we recommend buying a foldable over-ear headset.
Types of headsets by connectivity type
We make comparisons and reviews of the best headphones according to their connectivity. But what is connectivity? In this case, it's the ability of a headset to connect to another electronic device: PC, cell phone, TV, game console, tablet, amplifier…
What types of connectivity can a headset have?
The wired connectivity headphones are where everything began. A cable is plugged between the headphone and the device that emits the music (TV, stereo, mobile …) Far from being a dying breed, this type of wired music headphones enjoys very good popularity and is still the mode chosen by many manufacturers for their Hifi products.
The audio quality is usually better, as interference-free transmission is guaranteed. They are also highly valued by people who want to reduce the emission of electromagnetic waves at home. That's right. You must choose both the type of cable and the appropriate connectors.
What types of cable are the most common?
For most small devices such as smartphones or MP3 players, headphones with a 3.5 mm jack plug are required. Headphones for home stereos usually require a 6.35 mm jack plug. XLR or balanced cables are also quite common. USB inputs are quite common for gaming headsets.
Near Field Connection (NFC) technology is a type of wireless connectivity built into some of the latest generation of headphones.
You simply bring them close to the device emitting the audio and they are quickly paired.
NFC is a technology that is commonly installed in many smartphones and other digital devices.
These are headphones with a type of wireless connectivity, using Bluetooth technology.
Today, it's the most popular among non-cabled systems because of its simplicity. Digital data is transmitted very quickly via Bluetooth. It has a great advantage in that it requires no cables and allows the user great freedom of movement.
However, you must always keep a minimum distance from the device that emits the audio. One drawback is that although this technology has come a long way, the audio signal still loses a little bit of quality compared to wired systems.
Another thing you have to keep in mind is that this type of music headset needs a battery.
Infrared (IR) headphones
This type of connectivity is less common. However, there are brands such as Sennheiser that still use it for some of their models. The infrared connection is the best way to connect to the TV, but for it to work properly there must be no obstructions (such as walls) between the headphones and the transmitter.
It uses the same IR technology of remote controls, remote-controlled toys, etc… It's an invisible infrared wave that emits a signal to the transmitter and then returns to the receivers (the headphones) with the audio information coming from the source. The major disadvantage of this signal is that the receiver must be kept in line of sight of the transmitter or the headset will not be able to receive the audio.
Radio frequency headphones. RFID
These headphones use an analog wireless signal. Wireless music headphones using radio frequencies can work at distances of up to 100 meters, and the signal can pass through walls, so they can be used for a stereo or TV.
In this sense, it's a more powerful technology than infrared, although the greater the distance, the greater the interference. It's a less secure technology than Bluetooth.
One of the advantages of Radio Frequency signals is that we can use several headsets simultaneously, as they can be synchronized with the specific channel that the transmitter is using.
As a disadvantage we will say that sometimes interference can occur with other radio signals, such as the one from home or even from a fishing boat, if you live near the sea. Radio frequency wireless headphones are the most commonly used TV headphones.
Headphones per use
The world of music headphones is so extensive and specialized that there are headphones of all types depending on the use for which they were created .
Aquatic music headphones
Waterproof headphones are perfect for swimming, surfing, wakeboarding or other water sports. They are submersible MP3 and music headphones. It's important for you to know that there are different scales of water resistance (waterproof), and they are measured by the IPX certificate. Being IPX0 means a device is without any water protection, while IPX 8 and IPX 9K mean the waterproof headphones come with the highest water resistance capacity.
It's nothing new that music helps to motivate us while working out. That's why the best sports headphones are specifically designed for sports. Our recommendation? They should be light, comfortable, wireless and hold well. In-ear sports headphones usually work quite well.
Headphones for listening to music
This is the most common use we usually give them. From children's music headphones to high-end Hifi headphones such as the classic Hifiman. However, you should take into account several features before buying a music headset such as: design, weight, connectivity, value for money, battery… But don't worry, in our reviews of the best HiFi headphones, you will find all the information you need.
The gaming world has undergone a revolution on a planetary scale, and buying the best gaming headsets has become essential. These are headphones with loudspeakers that can be used to play on-line games.
Before buying the best gaming headset, you should consider some issues such as comfort, resistance to intensive use and a quality microphone .
In addition, you should choose the best wireless gaming headsets that are compatible with 7.1 or virtual 7.1 audio, because they are surround sound and with them you will be able to detect the positions of your opponents, among other things.
Active noise cancellation headphones
They are the Rolls Royces of music headphones. They are usually over-ear headphones that have built-in technology that detects outside noise signals and recreates them through an electronic circuit by reversing their polarity. As a result, the noise is cancelled.
The pioneer brands among the best noise cancelling headphones are Bose, Sony and Sennheiser.
TV headphones are designed for listening to TV, and usually do not require wires,i.e. they are wireless TV headphones . This will give you plenty of freedom to move around without worrying about stepping on a cable or unplugging them.
Hearing aids for the deaf
These are hearing aids that help people with hypocusis (hearing loss disease) to hear better. There are different degrees of hearing loss, and there are hearing aids for the deaf that may or may not require a hearing care professional.
These are the headphones used in recording studios, radio-broadcasting studios, for DJs, producers…