Headphones are a modern essential that few people leave home without. Whether you are commuting, running errands, or working out at the gym, having a way to privately listen to your favourite tunes is a must. At Walmart Canada, we carry all of the accessories you need for tuning into any media on-the-go, including Apple Airpods for your Apple devices.
We've put together a quick guide to headphone types and features to help you find the right pair and ensure a quality listening experience every time.
Earbuds, which sit just outside of the ear canal, are the most portable and generally most affordable type of headphones. On-ear headphones, on the other hand, have cushioned cups that rest on the outer part of the ear and often work better to minimize external noise. Over-ear headphones feature even bigger cups that are meant to fully enclose the ears, providing the most immersive listening experience. Earbuds and on-ear headphones are great for the average music fan while DJs and those who care more about sound quality and clarity typically choose over-ear headphones.
Many headphones today are wireless, but traditional wired pairs are still popular as well. Wired earbuds and headsets allow you to enjoy hours of listening without needing to charge, while wireless headphones offer the unfettered freedom of not being tethered to a device. A charging case for wireless headphones can extend their battery life.
You should also consider whether you may want active noise cancelling technology, which can be useful if you have a noisy commute or a hectic work environment. Built-in controls that allow you to adjust the volume on the headset itself can be a very useful feature to have as well.
Some people prefer to listen to their music on iPods and MP3 players while others play their tunes directly on their cell phones. However you like to feel the rhythm, Walmart Canada has you covered. If you've got an iPhone 6s or earlier or another device with an audio jack, then you can choose from among our selection of wired headphones.
Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple decided to remove the audio jack, making Apple Airpods or other types of Bluetooth headphones the most convenient option for listening to music. A Bluetooth headset can also be connected quickly and seamlessly to your Apple Watch to deliver excellent sound quality and allow you to take phone calls.
Like to listen to music in style? At Walmart Canada, we know that your ear buds and headphones function as both a listening device and a fashion accessory, which is why we carry a wide array of designs and colours. You'll find all of the most popular brands among our selection as well, including SONY, Skullcandy, JBL, JVC, and Beats by Dre.
The different headphone types and designs available from Walmart Canada allow you to find a pair that truly meets your needs and style. We welcome you to browse our selection for all your listening essentials.