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Workout Headphones: On-Ear or Over-Ear?

Can't imagine working without your favorite music? Do you prefer to listen to your body while training? This is an old argument about whether to use headphones when you are jogging. An increasing number of joggers are using headsets so that nothing distracts them while running. In line with the latest research conducted in the United States, 61% of runners who took part in the survey listen to something while jogging, and 82% of them play their preferred music.

There is no end to the argument between opponents and supporters of doing sport to dynamic tracks. The arguments "for" and "against" are very different: "Dangerous!", "So much fun!" The truth is, it is better to train with headphones than without for several reasons.

Why do we need headphones while working out?

Treblab headphones for working out

Nowadays, if we want to look nice and stay fit, we use particular techniques and accessories. They help us train more effectively.

Motivational factor

While training, in the gym or on the street, you need to keep a positive mood and the desire to reach the goal. This is necessary if a person is struggling with excess weight or tired of working out. If you are doing a strenuous workout, rhythmic music will help you keep the pace longer. Your favorite song improves your mood and boosts your endorphin production.


Headphones will keep a certain amount of privacy and allow you to be alone. If you are jogging in a crowded place, where you are distracted and want to isolate yourself, headphones that produce an energetic melody can save the situation. Besides, dynamic tracks distract you from the upcoming fatigue. This makes your training more efficient.

Anyone who wants to enjoy the sound quality on their device, wherever it is, has a question: what type of headsets to choose? Let's compare on ear vs over ear headphones.

On-ear vs Over-ear Headphones

On-ear headsets

Suitable for those who are often on the road, playing sports, or listening to songs at home.

Reasons to buy: the sound is better than vacuum and earbuds. The cost is average between vacuum and over-ear models.

The name itself explains their design. The cups are on the ears and are attached to shackles. Pleasant sound quality, but strong penetration of third-party noise makes the model convenient only for use at home, in a quiet environment - skips external noise.

Pros and cons:



· High-quality sound

· Large dimensions

· Excellent transmission of low frequencies (bass)

· Squeeze the ears

· Suitable for children

· The high cost of branded models

Over-ear headphones

Suitable for indoor listening.

Reasons to buy: sound quality sits comfortably on your head.

This headset will be very convenient for people not in a hurry and want to enjoy the sound quality fully.

Pay attention to those who cannot live without computer games. For you, these headphones have a microphone and an amplified long wire. Expensive accessories that provide good sound insulation for the tight fit to the head - ear pads cover the ears completely. This is the best option for gamers or fans of high-quality music.

Over-ear models come in three types according to the degree of sound insulation:

1. Open - these are headphones with relatively low noise insulation because of holes in the cups, excluding the subwoofer effect, meaning the sound does not reflect on the inner walls of the cups - the holes help to create optimal pressure of the sound waves allow a better feel the volume of sound and the power of the bass. The open type is not only found in over-ear often the designers also use this technology in plug-in models.

2. Closed type – it has complete isolation that does not pass extraneous noise. The shortcoming is the sound becomes somewhat booming for the waves reflected from the cups.

3. Semi-open headphones are a combination of the first two types that combine coherent sound and high sound insulation — you can say that they create the subwoofer effect.

Pros and cons:



· Comfortable use

· Large dimensions

· Excellent sound at all frequencies

· High cost

· Most models have a noise reduction system

· Can be wired or wireless

Ø On-ear headphones, although they lose out to over-ear headsets in sound insulation and convenience, are a step higher than vacuum type because of the sound quality.

Ø Those who want to get outstanding quality and sound enjoyment from headphones, choose over-ear headsets.

Which one to choose for sport: on-ear or over-ear headphones?

Each model is universal; we can use one pair for walking, for sports, for work, and so on. Unlike other activities, sports force you to make movements that cause you to feel uncomfortable with incorrectly selected accessories. The choice of headphones is large, so anyone can buy a device suitable for them in terms of sound quality and appearance. To choose a fit model, consider everything, even the design. The primary thing is to pay attention to the headphone model so they provide high-quality sound and are comfortable to wear.

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