How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Headphones

Noise cancelling? Wireless? In-ear or on-ear?

Skip the hassle and check out our guide to buying your perfect pair of headphones. We’ll tell you what’s what, and give you the best options too.

These hand-picked headphones may come in different shapes and sizes, but they all deliver high-quality sound.

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With rubber tips giving you a secure in-ear fit, these headphones (or ‘earphones’) are perfect for on the move. What’s more, they take up little space and can fit snugly in your pocket.

Our Pick: Skullcandy Jib In-Ear Headphones

These headphones by Skullcandy give you the ultimate in-ear listening experience, featuring smooth, crisp highs and a great mid range. They come in a variety of cool colours and keep your hair-do untouched - the perfect combo for the style conscious.

Also known as ‘earphones’, these babies come with 2 pairs of silicone ear gels to make your listening experience even more serene. Ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit, these headphones are the perfect everyday pair, no matter where you are or what you do.


With cushions placed on the outer ear with adjustable earcups, on-ear headphones deliver unrivalled sound by creating a cavern around the ear. On-ear headphones are a sturdy choice that can sit comfortably around your neck when you’re not listening.

Our Pick: Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

The Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones are on fire right now. Perfect for the everyday commute to work or school, these iconic finely-tuned acoustics have a fast charging capability that gives you up to 3 hours of playback from a 5-minute quick charge. In fact, a single full charge can give you 40 hours of listening time.

The Beats Solo3 by Dr. Dre are built with lighter weight materials, compared to other on-ear headphones. Super easy to carry and ergonomically designed, the best part about these wireless headphones is that they fit you like a glove. Not only are they all about design, these monster headphones add that extra flare to your favourite beats - the perfect practical fashion accessory.


Wireless headphones are great for active people and those of us who spend much of our time outdoors. Completely wire-free, you can avoid the dreaded pocket-tangle and get your tunes on that much quicker.

Our Pick: Blueant Pump Zone Wireless Headphones

It’s super easy to zone out with the Blueant Pump Zone Wireless Headphones. With one-touch control to help change track, call and volume, these wireless bluetooth headphones are designed for all-day listening.

The perfect pair of headphones for sound cancelling, the Blueant Pump Zone Wireless Headphones deliver high-quality bass and HD audio. They fit well over ears to give you a high degree of noise isolation. It also comes with extended battery life - providing up to 30 hours playback as well as call capability. What’s more? These amazing headphones can connect to any of your bluetooth-enabled devices.

Noise Cancelling

Get completely lost in your favourite music with noise cancelling headphones. Cutting out the noise of your surroundings makes your music that much clearer, letting you hear every single little detail in the tracks you thought you knew inside and out.

Our Pick: Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones

We’ve got three words for you: Perfect. Travel. Companion.
These tangle-free wireless headphones are designed to give every traveller clear and rich sound quality. With up to 95% reduced ambient noise, these wireless headphones feature swivel ear cups and even plug adaptors for in-flight use. The Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones are bound to take you on a journey every time you put them on.
The next-to-none background noise is enough reason to get yourself a pair. These babies come with a whopping 80-hour battery life and continue to work on a passive setting if they run out of juice.

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