Head phone buying guide

Whether you’re looking to go for a heart-pounding run, an adrenaline-pumping gaming experience or just a little R&R, the activity you have planned will determine the type of head phones you need. Over-ear, on-ear, in-ear, earbuds – do you know the difference?


The over-ear trend continues to gain momentum in the style department. Also known as around-ear or full-sized headphones, over-ear headphones do an amazing job of isolating outside noise.


These are similar to over-ear headphones, but instead of enclosing the ear, they sit on the outer ear and are held in place by a headband.


These ear buds are the best choice when looking for a light weight design to wear for sports and fitness. Some sports headphones are made with water-resistant materials to protect against sweat and snug fit ensures they stay in place.


Earbuds are normally the types of headphones that come with many portable music devices. Unlike in-ear, earbuds sit loosely in the ears and usually provide less isolation than other types of headphones.

If you’re in the market for new head phones, visit East Hamilton Radio. You can browse through our extensive collection and compare and try on as many as you like to find the perfect fit for you.