Over-ear headphones are easy-to-wear, padded earphones that come with cushioned cups that make them extra comfortable. Over-ear headphones cover the entire ear, providing sound isolation by blocking out the majority of ambient noise and allowing you to enjoy pure audio. Nothing beats over-ear for sound performance and many models come equipped with properties such as active noise cancelling and wireless design.
Over-ear comes in two varieties - open-back and closed-back, the latter being the most common type. Closed-back are completely sealed around the back, only allowing sound out where it will reach your ears. This results in less sound leaking out, making these the best option for listening in public spaces. Open-back allows air to pass through, resulting in a clear sound but also sound leakage. For this reason, open-back are better for home use.
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