If you’re looking to take your music listening to the next level, then you need to get yourself some decent earbuds. You can get really good ones for a lot less money, but they won’t give you the results you’re after. Fortunately, there are a few simple things that you can do to get the best out of your mini earbuds. Check out these tips for getting the most from your new pair of headphones.
Consider Sound Quality
If you’ve found yourself stuck in a traffic jam or trying to enjoy your favourite playlist in a crowded stadium, then you’ll be happy to hear that earbuds come with built-in microphone. The problem is that you can’t really hear the music the same way because of this. While you can still enjoy your music with the volume on max, the sound will be muffled. When you take your headphones off and try to listen to the same music normally, you might notice that the volume is much higher in your ears than it is in the room around you. You can try lowering the volume on your phone or pause the music so that you can hear it properly. Another problem with standard earbuds is that you can’t really hear the instruments that well because of all of the sound reflecting off of the driver’s enclosure. That can make it really hard to play music that has a lot of bass. With some good earplugs, you can trick the drivers into thinking that you’re playing a much lower volume so that you can enjoy the full force of the instruments.
Strap Them On With Quality Earhooks
One of the things that make some headphones so great is the fact that they stay put in your ears. When you wear them, they actually stay in your ears and your ears don’t move around as much as they would if they were on a different type of headband. That means that when you take them off, you can pause a conversation or take a call without losing the conversation or having to take the call in a different room. The major downside to this is that your headphones will get dirty pretty quickly because you won’t be able to wash them as often as you would with a different type of headband. What you should look for in headphones is a good balance between style and comfort. You want them to be lightweight and able to stay put for hours, but not so light that you can’t hear the music or phone calls properly.
Try Music Without Playing It First
Most people stick to listening to music while commuting to work or school, but there’s actually something to be said for enjoying music at home. If you’ve got a baby on the way and want to put his/her ear buds in beforehand, try playing some soft classical music or a favorite playlist at a low volume so that you don’t wake up the little one. This not only relaxes you, but makes it much easier to get work done. If you’re looking for a relaxing day at the park or a concert to take your wife to, try zooming out the sound so that you only hear the music and have her sound less than you. This will make it much easier for your ears to adjust to the low volume and to get a full sound out of your new headphones.
Play Something With A bit of Bass
Bass is something that we all look for in our music, but it’s not something that we always hear. That’s why it’s important to use good quality earplugs when you’re listening to bass-heavy music. While you don’t want to hear the feeling in your shoes while you’re trying to walk on cloud nine, you also don’t want to miss out on the full experience because you were so focused on keeping your equilibrium that you lost your headband. What you need to do is to play a track that has a bit of bass to it but isn’t so bass-heavy that you have to wear them all day. Another tip is to find a track that has a beat that is 1/4 to 1/2 the speed of the regular beat (so for a quarter note beat, play a quarter note track). By listening to a quarter note beat for a while, you’ll be able to tell that it’s not so loud that you have to put earplugs in your ears or turn the song down in general.
Use Good Earplugs
The last tip is to use good earplugs. Although it might seem like a no-brainer, you would never play music at full volume while commuting to work or running around the field with the kids. The same goes for sports events or concerts. The reason you should use good quality earplugs is because not only will they help you avoid a bad experience, they’ll also help you enjoy your music more. If you use the right kind of earplugs, they can actually block out almost all sound. That way, you can focus completely on the music and still save the environment by not putting out so much carbon dioxide.
Spend a little bit of time learning about good earbuds and you’ll be able to tell just by listening to them that they are different from the norm. The fact that they are wireless, have good battery life, and are designed to be inconspicuous on your head mean that they are a great fit for both work and play.