What you should consider when making your next headphone purchase
Given the popularity of smart devices, the potential for a pocket full of music is more realised than ever, but to get the most out of this, you’re going to want to pick up some decent headphones. A lot of headphones, whether they’re in-ear or over-ear, will come with an inline remote that sits along the cabling in order to help you control your music playback, phone calls and volumes. These will also often contain microphones so you can answer calls without removing your headphones, although you’ll have to be sure whether the model you’re after is compatible with iPhone or Android, as some manufacturers produce separate versions for each of the major phone brands. As smartphones have progressed to the point where many are opting to remove their headphone jack, it’s also sensible to consider wireless (aka, bluetooth) headphones which have improved significantly in recent years, and somehow keep dropping in price. Some manufacturers, such as Sony and Bose, offer active noise-cancelling headphones which are ideal for the frequent flier and public transit commuter.