You’re looking for in-ear headphones or headphones with a sound that suits you, but you don’t know what kind. In this article, we explain how to choose in-ear headphones or headphones with the right sound. That way, your favourite songs will sound exactly the way you want them to.
Choosing the right sound
When choosing the right sound, ask yourself the following questions:
What kind of sound do you like?
How do you want the bass to sound?
What do you expect from the mids?
How do you compare the sound?
Our audio expert measured the sound of our most popular models with a special measuring microphone. On the product page, you’ll find “Sound according to expert” in the specifications. This makes it easy to tell which in-ear headphones or earphones produce a rich bass sound and which ones do or don’t emphasise the mids. If the model has an equaliser, this is indicated. With an equaliser, you can adjust the sound to your taste.
Decide in advance what kind of sound suits you best
Before you compare the sound of models, you should determine what kind of sound you like. Look at the type of music you listen to and determine what sound you want the set of in-ear headphones or headphones to have in order to best reproduce your favourite genre. Do you want the emphasis to be on bass? Or do you want the bass and mids to be balanced so that the music sounds as the artist intended?
Which basses do you like?
We divide the bass sound into three categories: undefined, slightly defined and defined. When the bass is undefined, the bass sounds as the artist intended. With a slightly defined bass sound, the low notes are slightly more audible. With a defined bass, you hear the low notes particularly powerfully.
Think about what you want from the mids
As with the bass sound, we divide the mids into three categories: undefined, balanced and defined. If the mids are not defined, vocals and instruments will not be emphasised. Are the mids balanced? Then these sounds sound exactly as the artist intended in the studio. With defined mids, vocals and instruments are emphasised.
Treble is difficult to measure
Measuring treble is more difficult than measuring bass and midrange. Most manufacturers emphasise certain sections of the treble and attenuate other sections. They do this so you can hear a lot of detail in your favourite music. But that in turn makes it impossible for us to measure them properly.
Do you want to adjust the sound yourself?
Do you want to adjust the sound yourself? Then choose a model with an equaliser. With an equaliser, you can adjust the frequencies of the music yourself and choose from different sound profiles. If you choose one with an equaliser, you can be sure that the sound will meet your needs. You use the equaliser by using the app provided by the manufacturer of your in-ear headphones or headphones.