Shopping Guide: Headphones and Headsets

Sitting in front of the computer without listening to a song is something that is practically impossible, after all it is something very interesting to listen to a good song while working or browsing without compromise in the internet.

Shopping Guide: Headphones and Headsets

If you are a player, you will not be able to keep the PC silent either, because whatever the game, it will be very difficult for it to make no sound.Be it football, shooting, terror, jigsaw or Mario, it does not matter: you will have the company of noise while having fun.

Despite all that was mentioned above, the environment is not always conducive to making the sound loud and at that moment is that earphones and headsets in general gain a lot of importance.

Obviously, not only to play, but also on those occasions when you would like to listen to a song on your portable media player (MP3, MP4, MP5 and all other MP-some-thing players out there) or mobile phones, Headphones will also be very useful.

Phone types

Four different types of headset, the in-ear (or in-ear ), earbud , supra-auricular and headset can be found on the market.Intra-headset is placed inside the ear canal and has a very interesting sound quality, however, can end up becoming a little uncomfortable.

The Earbud is the most conventional model, those that always accompany portable and cellular media devices, are embedded in the ear.Although they are the most common, they have a drawback: they let out external noises.However, if the frequency is not low, it will handle the message.

The Supra-auricular is one that, as the name says, is over the ear, can cover the entire ear or not and the earphones are connected by a kind of tiara.Depending on the model, they may also suffer from external noise.As with other models, the right earphone will fit the ear.

The latter type, the headset , is a complete set that contains headset, microphone and volume controller.These types of headphones are quite common in places like lan houses, because normally they avoid that the ear sound transverse the own phone, besides of course of owning microphone for conversations via instant messengers or VOIP.

And when it comes to buying …

However, it is not always “simple” to choose a good handset at an affordable price, as there are some interesting factors that should be taken into account, but the main reason for them is the purpose of the product, for example whether it will be used on the computer or On some portable media player.

Anyway, try to take into account some things like frequency of sound (the more comprehensive the frequency range the better), sensitivity (the higher the better), power (here it is already at your discretion, but the higher the higher the sound ) And impedance (the technical term that is connected to the volume at which the music will be heard: the higher the impedance, the less you will have to increase the volume).

Baixaki has developed a shopping guide so you do not have to buy a product of this type.We try to diversify both in terms of functionality and price, to help different types of audience.Let’s go to the result.

EARBUDS

Panasonic RP-HV102PL-K

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 95dB / mW
• Impedance: 16 Ohms
• Maximum power: 50mW
• Weight: 5g
• Cable Size: 1.10m
• Speaker diameter: 13mm (mm)
• Lowest price found: R $ 9,90

Panasonic RP-HV172P-S

Frequency range: 10 to 25,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 104dB / mW
• Impedance: 16 Ohms
• Maximum power: 40mW
• Weight: 6g
• Cable Size: 1.10m
• Speaker diameter: 14mm (mm)
• Other features: Neodymium magnet (which increases sound quality).
• Lowest price found: R $ 24,99

Sony MDR-E10LP

Frequency range: 18 to 22,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 104dB / mW
• Impedance: 16 Ohms
• Maximum Power: (not available on manufacturer’s website)
• Weight: 6g
• Cable Size: 1.20m
• Speaker diameter: 13.5mm
• Other features: Neodymium magnet.
• Lowest price found: R $ 29,00

INTRA-HEADPHONES ( IN EAR )

Coby CVE92

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 102dB / mW
• Impedance: 16 Ohms
• Maximum power: 60mW
• Weight: (not available on manufacturer’s website)
• Cable Size: 1.27m
• Speaker diameter: 15mm (mm)
• Other features: Neodymium magnet and sound insulation.
• Lowest price found: R $ 24,99

Philips SHE2611

Frequency range: 12 to 22,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 106dB / mW
• Impedance: 16 Ohms
• Maximum power: 50mW
• Weight: (not available on manufacturer’s website)
• Cable Size: 1m
• Speaker diameter: 15 mm
• Other features: Neodymium magnet.
• Lowest price found: R $ 39,90

Panasonic RP-HJE200PPK

Frequency range: 6 to 23,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 100dB / mW
• Impedance: 16 Ohm
• Maximum power: 200mW
• Weight: 4g
• Cable Size: 1.20m
• Speaker Diameter: 11.5mm
• Other features: Neodymium magnet.
• Lowest price found: R $ 89,00

SUPRA-HEADPHONES

Gamer Tricerix MI-1280ERC

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 105dB / mW
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: 100mW
• Cable Size: 2.4m
• Other features: Nylon coated cable with volume control.
• Lowest price found: R $ 17,90

Maxell HP-550F

Frequency range: 20 and 28,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 102dB / mW
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: 100mW
• Cable Size: 1.50m
• Other features: Digital stereo, ideal for use in home theaters , stereos and games. It has volume control on the cable.
• Lowest price found: R $ 56,90

Philips SBCHP460 / 00

Frequency range: 15 to 28,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 106dB
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: 500mW
• Cable Size: 1.20m + 1.80m
• Other features: Neodymium magnet and volume control on the cable.
• Lowest price found: R $ 99,00

HEADSETS

C3 Tech Voicer Comfort MI-2260ARC

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 105dB / mW
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: 100mW
• Cable Size: 1,80m
• Other features: Cushioned rubberized headphones.
• Lowest price found: R $ 19,90

Clone 11076

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: (not available on manufacturer’s website)
• Impedance: 64 Ohms
• Maximum Power: 100mW
• Cable Size: 2m
• Other features: High performance handset.
• Lowest price found: R $ 55,00

Multilaser PH51301

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 103dB / mW
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: (not available on manufacturer’s website)
• Cable Size: 1,80m
• Other features: It has the Bass Vibration system, which gives more realism to your games, movies and music, as it transforms serious into vibration, making more “live” noises of explosions and beats, for example. This system is powered by two AAA batteries (toothpick batteries) and without them it will function as a normal headset .
• Lowest price found: R $ 69,90

HEADSETS 5.1 CHANNELS

5.1 Channels Headsets are 5.1 surround high definition headsets (with 6 audio channels, which adds even greater quality to the sound heard through the handset).

Multilaser Headset Home Theater 5.1 Channels PH54100

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz (front and rear) / 18 to 20,000Hz (center) / 10 to 150Hz (oscillation)
• Sensitivity:
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: 1350mW
• Cable Size: 1,80m
• Other features: Requires computer with 5-channel sound card; Earphone with noise reduction and soft cloth lining; Self-adjusting rod; Volume controller on the cable.
• Lowest price found: R $ 217,90

Trust HS-6400 5.1 USB

USB connector
• 1.8m cable
• Padded headphone with self-adjusting head adjuster
• Controller present on the cable with volume control, mute microphone function and power button
• Controller has equalizer adjustment and various ambient sounds
• You do not need a 5-channel sound card because it is connected via USB.
• No other data on this handset was found on the manufacturer’s website.
• Lowest price found: R $ 230,53

7.1 CHANNEL HEADSETS

Logitech launched this year the Logitech G35 7.1 Surround Sound , a headset that simulates 7.1-channel audio through Dolby Headphone technology.This product arrived in March to the European and American market and is sold together with the G19 keyboard.Still not forecast to launch in Brazil.

Frequency range: 20 to 20,000Hz
• Sensitivity: 90dB / mW
• Impedance: 32 Ohms
• Maximum Power: (not available on manufacturer’s website)
• Cable Size: 3.05m
• Other features: Connection via USB 2.0; Design of the handset “hugs” the entire ear, avoiding external noises; Three customizable audio profiles.
• Lowest price found: US $ 199.99 (US) and US $ 129.99 (Europe)

It is worth mentioning that whenever possible, it is important to “wear” the headset before purchasing it, to feel its comfort and everything.Obviously this is impossible when buying online, and there are tips for who has already purchased the product.Make inquiries on forums, read the opinions displayed on the seller’s website and report as much as possible.I hope this guide can also help in choosing.Have a good week and be happy.