A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
50% have it
16. has an L-shaped plug
An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
31% have it
17. has active noise canceling/noise reduction
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
13% have it
18. number of microphones
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
19. has a 3.5mm male connector
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
83% have it
20. has an on-ear form
This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
23% have it
21. has an open-back design
The device is designed in a way that allows sound to go out through the back of the ear cups, which usually have vents or perforations. This design provides very natural and accurate sound.