Most Comfortable Headphones of the Year
Headphones come in a variety of shapes and styles but the one thing they should all have in common is comfort. We may all have different ideas about what is comfortable but we can all agree that the most comfortable headphones are the ones that we can nearly forget we are wearing.
Traditional headphones sometimes have an ill-fitting headband and annoying earcups. The headband is either too tight and gives you a headache, or it’s so loose that the headphones shift every time you move. The earcups hardly fit on your ears the way they’re supposed to causing most of your music to seem to float away. And if you’re lucky enough to find some that fit, then you find out the material makes your ears all sweaty.
Earbud style headphones can be no less bothersome. If the eartips are too big then they pinch but if they’re too small then they fall out of your ears. And depending on the shape of the eartips- there are several- they may rotate in your ears.
Eventually you wind up settling for whatever pair of headphones doesn’t drive you crazy; even if you don’t like the way they look or sound.
Instead of going through all that trouble and still not being happy; let us help you out. Here, you’ll find the products we think will fit so well that you’ll forget you’re wearing them. And don’t worry; we’ve made sure they haven’t sacrificed sound quality.
We think the premium style and sound of the Sennheiser HD598 Over-Ear Headphones, and the versatile Bose QuietComfort 20 are sure to please.
If you need help finding the most comfortable headphones for a specific application such as hitting the gym, wearing a helmet, or to use while traveling then make sure to read our other friendly articles.
Most Comfortable Headphones: Sennheiser HD598
Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones
The Sennheiser HD598 are easily our favorite and most comfortable headphones. They are sleek, lightweight, and soft.
Their large over-ear design means the earcups fit over virtually anyone’s ears. And the super soft velour earpads never stick to your head. Its high-quality faux leather headband is so plush you won’t have to worry about a headache. The distinctive high-gloss shine and wood accents reminds you that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.
Sennheiser HD598 combines this lightweight comfortable design with superb sound quality. Its open-back design gives these headphones an unsurpassed sound stage. Every song sounded like a crystal clear solo performance. They don’t distort at high volumes but we don’t think you’ll really need them at maximum level in order to enjoy them.
The Sennheiser HD598 combines luxurious comfort and unbeatable sound. You simply can’t find a set of more comfortable headphones.
Most Comfortable Earbuds: Bose QuietComfort
Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
If large headphones aren’t your style then take a look at these Bose QuietComfort. Their innovative design means they fit well, noise-cancelling technology means you won’t be bothered by others, and they sound great.
Unlike most earbuds that sit deep into the canal these sit more shallow. And you’d think that a shallow fit would mean they’d fall out but they don’t thanks to flexible wings. The wings brace the eartip to the cup of your outer ear. The flexible material and cool shape mean no more pinching.
Bose QuietComfort comes with active noise cancellation. Ambient noise is picked up by the earbuds and changed inside the unit so that your ear no longer hears it. You’ll enjoy your music or book in utter peace matter who or what is around you.
Like other Bose products, these offer clear balanced sound perfect for any genre music. Sounds don’t distort at high volumes and there’s very little characteristic hiss from the active noise-cancellation.
We think you’ll love the way these fit as much as we do. Their easy fit coupled with noise-cancelling technology and excellent sound make these an outstanding choice for anyone looking for the most comfortable earbuds.