Whether you want to treat yourself by splurging on something you’ll use almost daily or need to buy a present for a music lover on your list, headphones are holiday hits. Below, we’ll cover five standout options.
1. Decibullz Headphones
Decibullz is a company that creates music-listening accessories and hearing protection made from flexible materials that mold to your ears. That means they won’t fall out or feel uncomfortable. Also, if the ear inserts get bent out of shape, don’t worry. Decibullz makes the only remoldable earpieces you can manipulate at home. Just heat them up and reshape them as needed.
2. Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphones
Skullcandy Crusher wireless headphones are great for someone who doesn’t like dealing with wires while listening to tunes. They offer a deep bass response that helps people feel songs as well as hear them. Simply use the haptic bass slider to adjust the amount for particular songs as desired. These accessories even come with a waterproof carrying bag. Reviewers also note that the headphones work well for making and receiving calls, due to a highly receptive microphone.
3. Sony WH-1000XM2 Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Weighing only 9.7 ounces, these headphones are fantastic for frequent travelers (and come with a two-prong airline adapter). Users can rotate, collapse and fold the headphones, making them easily fit into the included hardshell case. They offer from 30-38 hours of battery life depending on whether a person uses the noise-cancellation feature. Feedback also suggests that this model is as good as competing options from Bose.
4. Samsung Gear IconX Wireless Headphones
These headphones work seamlessly with Android and iOS devices and offer even more features when paired with a Samsung Galaxy phone. If you owned the previous generation of IconX headphones and weren’t pleased with the battery life, take note: This updated model provides from five to seven hours of power depending on usage. The headphones also feature local storage for up to 1,000 MP3.
Fitness fans will also appreciate a feature that tracks movement based on a person’s desired and pre-set pace. An accelerometer measures a user’s speed and advises to speed up or slow down depending on the reading.
5. Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones
Consider these headphones if cost isn’t a big concern. They’re a bit pricey, but sound fantastic. A snug fit against the ears does a great job of keeping sounds from leaking out, letting the wearer fully concentrate on the musical content. The manufacturer insists these headphones give up to a whopping 40 hours of battery life, which means they’re fantastic for long road trips.
Also, if you don’t have time to get a full charge of the battery, no worries. Five minutes of charging time results in roughly three hours of use.
Let this list get you off to a great start as you shop for headphones this holiday season. It represents a wide range of brands and features, giving you plenty of choices and helping you feel confident about gift giving this year.
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