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Trying to find the best Headphones?

Best Headphones

With so many Headphone products available it can be daunting to find the best Headphones you need at a price-point you’re happy with.

The first decision you need to make is how you’re most likely going to use your headphones. If you’re into high impact sports or situations where having a chunky set of Headphones is going to be a problem then a smaller set of Earbuds might be a better choice. On the flipside Earbuds can become uncomfortable after a period which is why headband Headphones have become so popular the past few years.

Next consider your main audio source. Most dedicated MP3 players & some smartphones produce sound quite well however other sources such as lower-quality smartphones and computers may not provide a sound quality you’d expect. If you pair up a low quality audio source with an expensive set of Headphones you will most likely be disappointed with your purchase.

With those two factors considered (usability & audio source) then price is your next guide to deciding what Headphone to purchase. There’s quite a range from under $20 up to $2000 for wireless, Noise-canceling custom-fit headband Headphones. If you skip the price-point decision and go straight for specific audio qualities or finish of the band (eg. leather) then you may be surprised when you come around to finding a product in your price bracket.

Some other useful features to keep an eye out include:

  • A microphone – especially if you plan on listing to music from your phone
  • Sound ranges – if you’re a R&B fan then look for Headphones with powerful bass
  • Sealed headphones – limits the leakage of the sound from the Headphones out to the room
  • Cables – the length and features (eg. play/skip/pause control) are all dependent on where you’ll use your Headphones

The news has been abuzz about Beats by Dre Headphones which have been a leader in the Headphone space for a number of years. They are good, but with so much competition it can be tough to say they’re better than other brands. Sennheiser, JVC, Philips, Sony and Bose are only a few of the other major brands you’ll find through ShopBrand and our suppliers.

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Jawbone – UP Fitness Trackers, JAMBOX Speakers & ERA Bluetooth Headset


Jawbone® is a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science.

Jawbone’s UP® system helps people live better by providing personalized insight into how they sleep, move and eat. Its open API – the UP Platform – includes an ecosystem of apps and services that integrate with UP to offer new, customized experiences. The company’s approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 600 patents granted or pending related to its ecosystem and wearable technology manufacturing processes.

Jawbone is also the creator of the best-selling JAMBOX® family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA® Bluetooth® headsets, and NoiseAssassin® technology.

Headquartered in San Francisco with offices globally, Jawbone products are available in over 40 countries around the world.

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Urbanears Headphones, Speakers & Headsets


Urbanears is a collective out of Scandinavia, motivated by a common interest in global relationships and shared involvement in the relevance of the living brand. Urbanears promotes a deeper connection to color, form and people while providing the freedom to transcend individuality and unify the sound experience.

The concept Urbanears is spawned out of a number of ideas. Some that formed the project but just as many that came along the way. Primarily, there seemed to be no manufacturer of headphones out there that shared our belief in what headphones are and how they are used. Our passion is to make headphones with a profound understanding of how they are used, worn and why.

Our vision is to add a number of elements to the concept of performance. Beyond the obvious sound rendition we have a vision of making headphones that feel more like clothes than chromed plastics. We design headphones with respect to what they are expected to be, but with great attention to the details. An Urbanears headphone is always describable as a classic headphone, rather than a bold design statement redefining the product category.

We spend much time making our headphones affordable. Still we want each product to always come with a little extra functionality you wouldn’t expect. And deliver great audio as well as ergonomics. Equally important, we work hard at making Urbanears available in a store near you.

The evolution of music formats has allowed you to carry your full collection in the pocket. Music has migrated from designated players into cell phones. It just seems stupid not to add a microphone and a remote, allowing you to pick up calls and communicate. We try to make your Urbanears function with the most possible devices out there.

Much more important than anything else, we make Urbanears for you. We know for a fact that you are carrying a few weeks worth of music in your pocket, or maybe audio books, language courses or simply a radio receiver. Statistically you are a city dweller going back and forth to work or school, sit at your desk, walking, riding your bike, running, traveling or just vegetating – all to the sound of your carefully chosen soundtrack. However, just as likely you live in a remote forest, it really doesn’t matter. We are convinced that you would consider the aesthetics of any type of hat before you bought it and that you feel the same way about a headphone.

We do not use large scale surveys or consumer interviews but rather think that you are much like us. Sharing the same daily routines and needs. Urbanears is not intended for any specific sub culture, age group, sex, religion, race or nationality. Rather, we make headphones for anyone who is inclined to listen to music, no matter what kind.

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