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on-ear and over-ear what is the difference?

post #1 of 9
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Sorry for the question, but what is the difference between on-ear and over-ear?

 

If you can suggest me a type of headphones for listening music in train, walking in town and home using.

Noise cancelling for walking in town are dangerous, because you can't hear around noise????

 

Please don't be too specific, I'm really big noob (my last headphones were in-ear and the price was 15€....now I want something that has more quality)

post #2 of 9

The only practical difference to me is that over-ears are more comfortable while on-ears mush your ear down and become uncomfortable over time.

post #3 of 9
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changes only comfort?

post #4 of 9
I'm not understanding your question - what are you really wanting to know? Are you wondering if there is some aspect to the sound that is *always* different with on-ear vs over-ear? Because the answer to that question is no. Some on-ear 'phones are bassy and some are bright. Some over-ear 'phones are bassy and some are bright. Some are open and some are closed. It is simply a different design with different pros and cons. The *primary* advantage to on-ear phones is that they are typically smaller and more portable - but not always.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

The only practical difference to me is that over-ears are more comfortable while on-ears mush your ear down and become uncomfortable over time.


This. 

post #6 of 9

Over-ear provide more isolation from noise and less leaking of sound to those around you.

On-ears usually provide very little isolation from outside noises and people around you are more likely to hear what you are listening to.

 

In other words, If you want something that is really comfortable for long periods of time that will not bother the person sitting next to you on the bus, get over-ears. If you don't mind leaking a bit of sound and would rather be able to hear things like traffic or public announcements, get on-ears.

post #7 of 9
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thank you all. Now I have to find what are best with 50€ almost 50$...

 

Over-ear for a better isolation and don't bother people near me.

post #8 of 9
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what about this Panasonic RP-HTX7?

post #9 of 9
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what about this Panasonic RP-HTX7?

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