22 facts in comparison
The earbud form is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. For some people it is more comfortable than in-ear form.
The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
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.
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
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.
The microphone reduces the sound of wind as it blows past device and disrupts the voice clarity.
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.
This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.