These days, you will find on the market many different types of headphones and therefore it will be a daunting task to decide the right headphone for your needs. Therefore, in this post, we will restrict our discussions on the 4 different types of headphones and try to understand their pros and cons under various conditions.

Huawei Freelace Bluetooth earphones offered by Huawei is also a popular one that is generally worn on the ear. The following are the 4 different types of headphones:

1. In-ear headphones

Typically, these headphones have got rubber inserts and sometimes foam also used on the ear and inserted directly into our ear canal. You will find these in-ear headphones both in corded and also wireless options.


  • Typically, they have lighter builds and construction.
  • Plenty of cost-effective options
  • Easily transportable.
  • Pretty great while staying in your ear during different activities.
  • For various needs, there is a wide range of designs and types available.


  • Based on their construction, it can break down more quickly.
  • Likely to get misplaced easily from your gym bags.
  • There can be more connectivity issues as compared to other varieties that we will discuss in the next paragraph.
  • For some users, it can be uncomfortable with sensitive ears.

2. Earbuds headphones

Almost very similar to the above headphones, they have a little difference, as they will rely on the placement of bud staying in your ear because of the center of your outer ear’s concha ridge.

They are not designed for going within your ear canal and very rarely have got rubber or foam padding. These headphones are available in many size and shapes and have both wireless and corded options.


  • Lightweight and easily transportable
  • Multiple cost-efficient options.


  • Can easily fall out while doing any dynamic, jumping workouts.
  • They are more prone to certain connectivity issues as compared to on-ear and over-ear varieties that we will discuss now.

3. On-ear headphones

These headphones can easily cover your ears completely, but unless they have got the over-ear concave specificity, they will fall under the category of on-ear headphones.


  • Very good connectivity
  • Typically have a very decent sound quality and are very loud.
  • Usually sturdy and durable on the head.


  • At times they are pricey.
  • Not always meant for working out.
  • Not very ideal for jumping and for focused workouts for a long duration.
  • Can often be uncomfortable for some people.

4. Over-ear headphones

These headphones are intended to cover the full ear to offer a very good quality sound. Typically, these types of headphones can also be considered as “noise cancelling”, because they are great for blocking any external noise to offer you the best sound quality.


  • The best quality of sound quality.
  • Decent connectivity.
  • Remain quiet sturdy on the head.


  • While in busy gyms or running outside tough to hear.
  • Not ideal for work out.
  • Headphone material is not durable.
  • Typically, not very cost-efficient.

Since all have certain pros and cons and hence based on your use, you may select your headphones.