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Always hit the high notes with the best headphones for every occasion

Published 6th December 2022
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You know what they say about a jack of all trades? Well, that applies to headphones as well! While you can find quality all-rounders, you're better off specialising. Not only do you get better sound quality, but you can also save cash on features you don't use!

From commutes to keeping your workouts on track, here are the best types of headphones for every occasion.

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On the sofa

It's late at night and the people you're living with don't appreciate your taste in music - avoid an unnecessary argument by listening through some headphones.

If your idea of relaxation is immersing yourself in your music, you'll want to make sure you buy the best and comfiest over-ear headphones! We'd recommend checking out these brands:

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On your commute

When everyone else is getting in the way on your commute, you don't want your headphones to do the same. That's why we recommend in-ear headphones.

These are the lightest, most portable headphones you can get, and their superior noise isolation will block out your fellow commuters. We'd suggest giving these a go:

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On your workout

Whether you're jogging a brisk 5K, deadlifting or practising your yoga poses, listening to music is a fab way of getting in the zone. The perfect headphones for this... Sports headphones!

Specially designed for when you're most active, they have ear hooks to stay in place and water resistance so they won't be harmed when you work up a sweat. Here are a couple of sports headphone brands we love:

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On a budget

Professional studio headphones might cost a lot of money, but you can get a brilliant listening experience from the right budget pair! To maximise the sound quality, opt for on-ear wired headphones over wireless headphones.

They have fewer features but more of the cost will go towards the parts that matter. Lots of audio brands make quality on-ear headphones at a budget price - here's two we'd recommend:

Want to know a little more about the different types and what makes them great? Check out our essential headphones buying guide!

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