Have you ever had the pleasure of listening to your favourite music with a good pair of headphones?
I mean REALLY listen.
With a REALLY good pair of headphones that cover your ears?
It’ll change your life.
1. Earbuds kill your hearing
Actually - that’s not quite true. Noise kills your hearing.
But the problem with earbuds is that they don’t block outside noise very well. So in order for you to hear your favourite tunes while you’re on the #86 tram - you have to turn the volume up really loud.
When you use “over the ear” headphones, you can keep the music softer because you’ll be able to hear it more clearly. Plus you’ll be saving your ears from hearing loss, because once it’s gone - it ain’t never coming back.
2. You’ll hear things you’ve never heard before
Listening to music in good headphones is an exquisite experience. You have an intimacy with the song that you can’t get anywhere else.
You’ll hear bits and pieces, particularly in the background that you’ve never heard before. Plus, really good headphones have a greater frequency response. This means you’re able to hear a greater tonal range in the music.
Again - it’ll be crisper and clearer like you’ve never heard before. Bliss.
3. You are able to experience the therapeutic qualities of meditones
Did you know that meditones directly stimulate relaxed neural activity? And that you can only experience their calming effect when you use headphones?
This is because meditones aren’t processed in the brain like normal sound when you use headphones. Meditones stimulate the whole brain to function at an optimal calm state. They truly are phenomenal.
But if you listen to meditones in speakers, you can move your head around and cancel out the effect. No effect = no therapeutic value. Sad face.
So where do you get awesome over-the-ear headphones?
Here are a few of my faves.
Super cute and foldy-uppy. So you can take them wherever you go and still fit them in your handbag. Win win.
I adore Skullcandy. They make high quality headphones that are funky and affordable. These ones come in a TONNE of colours but the rainbow multi-coloured set is mah favourite.
If you really want to experience clear sound and block the outside world, these noise-cancelling headphones are for you. A little extra, but well worth the investment.