- Business Man
- Business Woman
- Fashion on a Budget
- Punk Rocker
- Urban Warrior
- Video Gamer
Our goal at Headphone Authority is to match the right person with the right headphones – just because it's a best-seller doesn’t mean it’s the one for you. Over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation rule, but if you plan on using them while running on the treadmill you might find them slipping off, or worse, forever stinking of your sweat. We’re here to guide you and show you how to get the best possible sound from your gear so please don't hesitate to ask us questions! The perfect pair of headphones will make it possible to take the concert hall with you and keep you singing loudly (and awkwardly) in public.
You get high on life, you live an active lifestyle, and you care about your music just as much as your workout. You need a headphone that will stay locked in your ear no matter how fast you move. When you’re shopping for athletic headphones you’re most likely gonna want to go with an in-ear design or possibly an open-air design because bulky on-ear and over-ear headphones could hinder your performance and can also soak up sweat, making them quickly smell like a high school boys locker room. Many brands make great athletic headphones that have an earclip/hanger or other nifty add-ons to keep that bud in your ear while you bust your ass. Check out some great athletic headphones from Monster, AKG and Sennheiser – you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.
You don’t half-ass anything in life so why would you get down-graded headphones? You only wanna listen to your music from truly great sounding headphones and hear the music as it was intented to be heard by the artist in the studio so you define yourself as an audiophile. However, if you’ve recently discovered that you fall into this category you may need some guidance; check under the Audiophile Headphones tab, you’ll find some great pics from brands like Sennheiser and Grado.
You’re always busy whether it be a business trip, meeting, or working from home in your “spare time”. You’ve always liked the phrase “work hard, play harder” and this applies directly to your music listening habits. You’re looking for a pair of headphones that won’t make you look like you’re still in high school and now that you can afford better, why not get the best? If you frequently travel you’ll wanna look for something with Active Noise Cancellation – that way when you’re flying on a plane you won’t hear the drone of the engine over your AC/DC greatest hits. So, taking into consideration that you don’t want to look like a kid, you can spend more than a kid, and you want quality – take a look at headphones by Klipsch, Sennheiser and Able Planet.
You love your job. You can’t see yourself doing anything but that job. But still sometimes you just blast the Whitney Houston or Lady Gaga and sing like there’s no tomorrow (or anyone hearing you). You want a pair of remarkable sounding headphones that don’t remind you of your teeny-bopper years, you need a pair that look as classy as they sound and won’t settle for sub-par. If you’re a frequent flyer look for something that has Active Noise Cancellation – this will ensure that your music will not be interrupted by the loud airplane engine. Take a look at headphones made by Sennheiser, AKG and Able Planet.
Sure, you’re not Pauly D yet but you’re feelin’ out your DJ skills and looking for the perfect pair of headphones that define you. DJ’s typically look for headphones that have adjustable or swiveling ear cups so you can hear the music from both ends – clearly through the headphone cup and live how your audience actually hears it through the house system to your open ear. Be sure to look at headphone lines such as Beats by Dre, SMS by 50 Cent, and Skullcandy but you probably already knew that.
Fashion on a Budget
Everything you put on your body from your chapstick to your skinny jeans needs to be up to date, comfortable, eye catching and affordable. You listen to all the latest hits but sometimes slip in some oldies like New Kids on the Block. Whether it be in-ear, on-ear or around-ear, you’re looking for a pair of headphones that will compliment your daily attire without breaking the bank. WeSC releases new colors for various styles of headphones each season; the brand is both affordable and has enough colors and styles for a complete headphone wardrobe.
You’re one of those girls who always has your hair done and never leaves the house in pajama pants; you care about how you look because it reflects who you are as a person. You don’t just buy designer names for the label; you buy them because the names mean you’re getting the best of the best in quality and style. You need headphones that look as good as they sound – you need to look at brands like Monster, SOL Republic and Fanny Wang. These brands have all styles of headphones so you’re sure to find one you like – and the sound will blow you away.
You like your music to be loud and fast, but you’ve recently discovered that loud and fast sounds like loud and crap through cheap headphones. You’re in desperate need of a headphone that sounds awesome and can withstand all of the moshing and headbanging. Try brands like Sennheiser and AKG they have some tough models with warranties to back them up.
You spend 95% of your free time skating and you have a strong opinion about Avril Lavigne. You live a spontaneous life so you need headphones that can easily go with you wherever life takes you. But be sure that if you plan to use these headphones while skating you don’t use an active noise cancelling feature – you might not hear that bus coming up behind you before it hits you. You’re guaranteed to find something you love by WeSC, Skullcandy or SOL Republic.
Most of your day is spent in the city, you use mainly public transportation to get around and you know the craziest back alley ways to get from here to there. You want headphones that are lightweight and still let you be aware of your surroundings (you love your music but not enough to get hit by a cab while rockin’ out). You want to look for an in-ear design or possibly something on-ear because it won’t completely encapsulate your ears. Try looking at brands like Sennheiser and Monster – they’ve been in the business for awhile so they have tons of options in different pricing categories.
You love video games, though you’d never admit it was a problem. You need a pair of quality headphones with sound so real it feels like you’re in the game. But you’re not just looking for a headphone; you need a headset with a sweet mic so you can harass your opponents in an attempt to win the next round. Go to the Video Gaming Headphone tab at the top – if you can’t find what you need there then it might be time to give up the video games.