Best Headphones for Studying
Updated on March 14th, 2013
I was watching Social Network (the movie about Facebook) and it sparked in me the idea of ranking the best headphones for studying. The film showed how the programmers would enter and remain in "the zone" with their earphones and headphones while programming. I then thought that I too find myself being more productive while working when I have my earphones on. The best earphones and headphones to get in the zone needed to be comfortable, produce a sound that would not be too fatiguing (usually earphones with emphasized highs will fatigue your ears quicker) and definitely provide better than average sound isolation. So I made my picks for best headphones for studying and working on four different price ranges plus one option for those that prefer a full-size headphone to an in-ear earphone design (I personally prefer the in-ear earphone design).
Based on the above criteria, here are my top choicess:
- Best earphones for studying around $50 - a-JAYS Three
- Best in ear headphones for studying around $100 - Shure SE215
- Best headphones for studying around $200 - Shure SE315
- Best headphones for studying around $250 - Westone 2
- Best full-size headphones for studying - Shure SRH440
The other concern I had when trying these for studying and working was that no sound would leak out to classmates, colleagues, etc. so they would work perfectly in libraries, cubicles and other quiet places (I realize some cubicles are far from quiet :)).
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