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How Do I Choose the Best Custom Headphones?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Heather Bailey
  • Last Modified Date: 26 November 2016
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When considering custom headphones, you should keep in mind how much you are willing to pay for the headphones and the style you prefer. If you are interested in a pair of in-ear headphones, then you should consider custom models designed using a mold of your ear for greater comfort and noise isolation. On the other hand, if you prefer full-sized headphones that go over your head and ears, you might consider different ways you can customize such headphones. You can also consider custom headphones that you can create, through do-it-yourself kits that allow you to make a mold of your ears.

Custom headphones typically refer to any type of headphones that can be customized in some way, though they may also refer to headphones that are completely designed for a particular person. If you are interested in custom headphones that fit in your ear, often called in-ear headphones, then you might consider ones that are molded to your ear. These headphones usually require that you see an audiologist who takes a mold of your inner ear. You can then purchase in-ear headphones that are fit into the molding to create headphones with excellent sound quality, which are comfortable and help isolate background noise from your listening experience.

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There are also custom headphones designed as full headphones, which fit over your head and have cups that go onto your ears. You should consider headphones that you can customize in a number of different ways, such as choosing which color or style you prefer. There are also some companies that sell headphones that you can customize to have your name or another phrase on the headphones. If you are a professional disc jockey (DJ), for example, you might consider custom headphones that have your professional name on them to establish your image and identity within the industry.

Depending on how much you want to spend on custom headphones, you may also be able to customize headphones yourself. There are ways to make do-it-yourself in-ear headphones that are molded to fit your inner ear. You can typically use a molded earplugs kit, and modify the earplugs to include space for in-ear headphones or ear buds, though you should follow the instructions for such a kit carefully to avoid damaging your ears. If you have a background in electronics, you may also be able to design custom headphones using existing ones and making changes to them.

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