The way we consume media and entertainment changes from decade to decade. The one thing that doesn’t change is our love of audio. It started with the early vinyl records allowing music to be enjoyed in the home, and the AM radio band delivering news and radio-serials into wirelesses across Australia. Then we listened on more portable devices – transistor radios, Walkmans, and iPods. We now embrace audiobooks, podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, and the multitude of other streaming services available.
One thing integral to our modern experience of sound is the headphones we use. Whilst you may start off using the headphones included with your phone purchase, you should know there’s a world of enhanced audio experiences out there which will not only enrich what you’re listening too, but can make the experience easier and hassle-free. Headphones are now used in a variety of ways and for different reasons. Here’s our top headphone gift-guide for your loved ones this Christmas.
Wireless headphones provide users with the experience of complete cordless freedom. How often have you taken your headphones out of your bag to find them in a tangled mess? If you’re looking for a gift for someone who will love the idea of no more tangled wires and prefer untied movement, wireless headphones is the pick for them. Wireless headphones can be in-ear, on-ear or over-ear styles, so you can still opt for your favourite design without sacrificing comfort, portability or sound quality.
Bing Lee has a huge range of wireless earbud headphones to suit everyone, and the Urbanista Stockholm True Wireless in ear headphones is a great example of how freeing these type of headphones can be. Stockholm True Wireless allows you easy access to adjust volume, switch tracks, and answer calls with just a touch. With a 3.5-hour playtime and a slim charging case that gives you 3 additional charges, you have a total of 14 hours playtime. Simply charge your headphones, connect your Bluetooth and you’re ready to go. Going wireless is perfect for working out or multitasking without having to stop and detangle cables.
NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES
If the person you’re buying for travels often or lives in a busy household, noise cancelling headphones is what they need for undisturbed audio. Instead of forcing you to turn the volume up, noise cancelling headphones use clever technology to make your surroundings quiet. Environmental noise is reduced thanks to tightly-sealed ear cups, filtering guards or other design features. They drown out the rumble of a train carriage or plane engine so you can relax as you travel.
The Panasonic HTX90N embraces the much loved and well known design of retro headphones. These wireless headphones have a noise cancelling function to immerse you in a dynamic, high quality world of music no matter the background noise. The retro shape and classic colours mixed with the latest audio technology means the HTX90N headphones deliver enduring timeless value. Noise cancelling headphones come in a variety of styles from on-ear and over-ear to completely wireless. Bin Lee has a great range of noise cancelling earphones from brands such as Audio-Technica, B&O Play and Sony — all available in-store and online at Bing Lee.
In-ear headphones can otherwise be known as “earphones” or “earbuds”. They’re the headphones that sit snug inside your ear canal. Despite their mere size, in-ear headphones produce great sound clarity and quality. They’re the most portable type of headphones because they’re lightweight and conveniently small to carry. In-ear headphones are great for frequent travellers, commuters and students. Many designs have an integrated microphone so that you can also take and end calls easily.
If this sounds like the ideal gift then the urBeats Headphones will be a great pick for delivering amazing sound and style, plus tangle-free cords. They are designed for music lovers who also want the combination of sound and style – they make a great gift for the teenagers and students. UrBeats deliver pure audio in an ultra-lightweight and durable package. The tangle-free cable with built-in-mic will also help you effortlessly switch between music and calls so you can enjoy premium, uninterrupted sound.
Another great use for in-ear Bluetooth headphones is for runners and gym-goers. They’re cleverly designed to fit comfortably and withstand physical movement as you work out. Check our Bing Lee’s full range or in-ear headphones in-store or online.
Looking for a gift that is not only a dream to wear but timeless? Over-ear headphones are the most comfortable type of headphones. They’re the most padded along the headband and in the ear cups, making them a clear front-runner in the comfort category. Aside from their good fit, over-ear headphones deliver rich, dynamic bass and well-balanced audio – making them the perfect headphone gift if you’re unsure of the tastes of the person you’re buying for.
The Sennheiser HD 4 series of Wireless Bluetooth headphone is a gift any music lover will cherish. You can use it at home, in the office, or you can take it with you. Versatile and vibrant, the new HD 4 series offers you the complete Sennheiser quality package in a range of durable, closed-back over-ear headsets that fulfill the needs of a music lover who leads a mobile life. And don’t forget the amazing sound experience, powered by proprietary Sennheiser drivers. Over-ear headphones are versatile and perfect for any sound. Rock, hip-hop, metal, electronica and other bass-driven music all sound as premium as possible when listened to through over-ear and on-ear headphones. Find out which one will make the perfect gift in-store at Bing Lee or online.
Australia is a nation that loves its sport. When we’re not playing our sport outside, we’re busy enjoying the great outdoors any way we can – rain hail or shine. So, if you’re looking for a gift for someone whose routine takes place both in and out of the water, headphones like the JBL Endurance DIVE is designed to keep up with them. These nifty little headphones open up a world of workout options with an IPX7 waterproof rating. Its sleek PowerHook™ design powers on automatically when you slip it behind your ear, while a secure wireless neckband keeps it in place. An added bonus is you can leave your device behind because it has a 1 gigabyte memory storage (up to 200 music tracks), accessed with touch controls. Plus with the 8 hours of battery, Dive is ready to hit the pool, track, and gym all in one day.
Discover Bing Lee’s full range of sports headphones which will make an ideal gift for the fitness guru in your life.