Over-Ear Headphones

 

Tap into Your Inner Music Lover with Over Ear Headphones

Over ear headphones offer a wide range of features, letting you find the balance between luxurious sonic experiences and your own budget or other functional needs. And since these headphones surround your ears rather than rest on them, they often deliver the utmost comfort. Shop for wired and wireless over ear headphones at Walmart Canada to find the right accessory for your computer, smartphone or music devices. 

A Wide Range of Over Ear Headphones

With so many over ear headphones on the market, it's easy to find a set that fits your personal preferences and needs. From size and colour to technical features, today's headphones run the gamut when it comes to price and capability. Here are some of the things to consider when shopping for these technical accessories.

What Are Noise Cancelling Headphones?

Active noise cancelling headphones reduce the impact of ambient sounds on your enjoyment of podcasts or music. Ambient sounds are the noises going on around you, such as people talking, clicking keyboards in an office or traffic. The type of noise cancelling headphones you buy depends on how you plan to use them.

  • Wireless noise cancelling headphones keep you free of cord tangles, making them ideal for music-powered exercise sessions or listening to talk radio as you rush through carousels and crowds on your morning commute.
  • Full noise cancelling models that allow no to very little ambient sound in, and let you concentrate fully on what you're listening to, making them a favourite in open office environments, for video gaming or for pairing with musical recording equipment or software.   
  • Some noise cancelling models allow a little more ambient noise in so you can remain aware of your surroundings for safety. They cut down on interruptions so you can enjoy your music while still ensuring you hear someone calling for you or the noise of a passing car. Those models work well for people who like to jog outdoors with a personal soundtrack or parents who want to listen to programs while keeping an eye on children.

Should You Choose Bluetooth Headphones?

Wireless headphones are another option that you'll want to consider. If you listen to content on your mobile device regularly, you might not have a choice. Some smartphones don't have a 3.5mm port, so you have to wirelessly connect headphones. Some benefits of Bluetooth or wireless headphones include:

  • There aren't jacks or wires that can wear or break
  • You don't have to manage cords 
  • You're free to move around as you listen, even if your device is across the room

When purchasing these types of headphones, make sure you understand the battery life and range.

A pair of headphones that connects via a cord to your stereo, phone or computer is powered through that connection. Wireless Bluetooth tech requires its own power source, which is usually a rechargeable battery. Battery life for these devices can range from a couple of hours to all day, so read up on the specs before you buy to make sure your headphones will last long enough for your workout or workday. 

Range refers to how far away you can be from the source of the music and still ensure your Bluetooth headphones are connected. Range can be as little as a few feet and as much as several dozen feet. If you're planning to listen to music at work with your smartphone nearby, you only need a small range. But if you want to clean your house while hearing podcasts from smart speakers in your living room, you need a larger range.

Other Considerations When Buying Over Ear Headphones

Make sure the ear cups are comfortable and fit your ears. You can find options with small or large cups, and some are more cushioned than others. Some cups come with removable covers, making it easier to keep your headphones clean and in good working order.

Finally, choose equipment that provides the right level of sound quality. Accurate sound is important for most people, and name brand options tend to give you that at any price point. But audiophiles may want the most excellent sound possible, especially when pairing headphones with high-end home audio equipment.

Whatever your listening needs are, Walmart Canada has the over ear headphones to meet them.

 

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