Finding the perfect pair of headphones can be quite a hassle, but it is so rewarding when you can sit back and relax while listening to music. We covered the essentials about headphones and earphones in another article – this is our selection of the best 2016 headphones for sound quality and bass.
What to Look for in Over-Ear Bass Headphones?
Size: This may not be obvious, and those who prefer earphones may disagree, but if you want good sound, the rule-of-thumb is bigger is better, especially if you like your music heavy on the bass. Bigger headphones have a better structure for sound production, so this is something you should keep in mind.
Comfort: Big doesn’t necessarily mean heavy or uncomfortable. There are models that are pretty wearable despite their size, because manufacturers try to compensate size with weight and soft materials. This is of course completely up to you, and you should try as many models as necessary to find the right fit for you. Find a pair that doesn’t let your ears sweaty or irritated.
Durability: Finally, since you won’t be getting headphones every other week, you want to get a pair that will last. Invest in a product made with durable, long-lasting materials that can stand the passage of time.
1 – Beats By Dr Dre – Solo2 Headphones (Luxe Edition)
With the apparition of the first Beats by Dr. Dre, the world of headphones and earphones changed. Nobody can deny they are great devices and their specs are great, and that’s why the first headphones on this list are the Beats Solo2. With a new design and upgraded acoustic system, listening to music will be a new experience. With its clear sound production, great pitch range, and bass response, this new model is a favorite for its light weight, durable construction and ease of transport. It won’t matter the kind of music you listen to, you will feel right next to the artist with these headphones.
2 – Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose is often equal to high-quality and these QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones were designed for comfort, portability and producing the best sounds possible. Their noise cancelling technology puts other models to shame while giving you deep, clear and balanced sounds, making your music much more enjoyable. It can even drown the roaring engines of a plane! These sit comfortably around your ears, and their light weight makes them ideal for long hours of wear. They include a built-in microphone when you need to take calls on your smartphone.
3 – JVC Real Sound System Z Stream Woofer DB Headphones
A bulky, sturdy design combined with very soft earcups, these Japanese headphones are a favorite among those who consider themselves bassheads. The circumaural design completely covers your ears, giving you great sound isolation, and when it comes to sound, well, the best nickname for these is bass cannons. The only problem with these headphones is their weight, which makes them unsuitable for wearing outside the comfort of your house. That is unless you can’t live with the awesomeness of the sound they produce. In that case, take them with you!
4 – Sennheiser Momentum 2.0
The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 is an upgrade over the older model, using premium components for a higher-end product. They produce clear, balanced and crisp sounds, and the deep bass response makes them great for every type of music. The quality of the components makes these headphones play at a very high volume when paired with a smartphone, so take measures to keep your hearing healthy.
These are not bass cannons, although their bass response will make any basshead happy. The stainless steel headband hides hinges which allow them to be folded and their lightweight makes them ideal for listening to music on-the-go. Also, the cord is detachable and you can change it depending on what device you’re using (Apple or Android smartphone).
5 – Sony MDR10R Hi-Res Stereo Wired Headphones
As always, Sony is at the vanguard with anything they come up with. In this case, the Sony MDR10R Hi-Res Stereo Headphones are a great choice if you are looking for comfort and sound quality. Built to last, and including a carrying pouch to keep them safe, these Sony headphones deliver great frequency and pitch, and combined with their deep bass response, will have you listening to music for days on end. They include a mic cord with smartphone control so you can take calls and change tracks easily. The earcups are soft and comfortable, and seal your ears giving you a great deal of sound isolation. The swivel design of the earcups makes them fold and they are easily stored. And did we mention these are compatible with Apple and Android devices? Because they are!
Here you have them, the 5 best headphones for sound quality and bass in 2016. Do you have any suggestion apart from those on our list? Be sure to let us know in the comments! Also, you can check out our selection of headphones.
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