How do you choose the best headphones for the office?
How do you choose the best headphones for home use?
If you want to enjoy music at the office, there are a couple of specifications you need to keep in mind. Ask yourself the following:
- Do you want to listen wirelessly?
- Do you want to hear less ambient noise?
- Do you want a fast connection with your smartphone?
- Do you find a high sound quality important?
- Do you want to be connected to multiple devices at the same time?
- Do you want to adjust the sound via an app?
- Do you listen to music for long periods of time?
Do you want to listen to music without a cable?
With Bluetooth headphones, you listen to your favorite music wirelessly. Because there isn't a cable in the way, you keep complete freedom of movement while you're working. This is one of the reasons we recommend using wireless headphones at the office.
Does a noisy office distract you?
It's important that you can really focus on the job at hand while you're working. This isn't always possible, since it's never really entirely quiet. Are you bothered by a busy office? Then noise canceling might be the solution. This technology mutes distracting ambient noises and white noise, so you can focus on your work better at the office while you listen to music. We group noise canceling into 3 quality classes: basic, mid-range, and high-end. If you want voices to be muted, we recommend you choose high-end noise-canceling headphones.
Do you want to connect to your smartphone faster?
When headphones have NFC , you'll be connected to your smartphone extra fast. Keep the NFC point of smartphone against the NFC point of your headphones and the devices will be connected in no time. This isn't a feature that is necessary for the office, but it's handy.
Do you want to enjoy high sound quality?
Headphones with Hi-Res audio support play Hi-Res audio files. These files are larger than the standard MP3 format, so you hear more detail in every song. Streaming services like Tidal and Qobuz support the streaming of these files. You don't really need this support at the office, but it's certainly convenient if you want a better sound quality.
Do you want to be connected to multiple devices?
Multipoint pairing is a function you'll definitely need at the office. With multipoint pairing, you connect your headphones to 2 or more playback devices at the same time. Your laptop and smartphone, for example. If you're working and you get a call on your phone while you're listening to music on your laptop, the headphones automatically switch connection. This way, you can call with your headphones on and the music will resume playing as soon as the conversation is over.
Do you want to adjust the settings via an app?
Some headphones have an accompanying app for your smartphone that lets you adjust the settings. Since your headphones will mostly be connected to your laptop at the office, an accompanying app isn't necessary.
Do you have a long week ahead?
If you have a long working week ahead, we recommend you choose headphones with a long battery life. With a long battery life, you don't have to charge the headphones as frequently and you can listen to music for the entire week.