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How Do I Choose the Best Folding Headphone?

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  • Written By: Mark Wollacott
  • Edited By: Lauren Fritsky
  • Last Modified Date: 25 November 2016
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Choosing the best folding headphone means finding a headphone that offers good sound quality, is compact and within your budget. Furthermore, it may be the case that you are looking for a designer folding headphone. In this case, your headphones will also have to look the part. Making the right decision is based on knowing what you want, knowing your budget and detailed research.

Earphones are by their very nature small and compact, but larger, more classic headphones are big and clunky. They take up a lot of space. The folding headphone actually reduces the amount of space a larger headphone takes up by allowing the earphones to fold inwards. This also helps to protect the headphones from damage. By choosing a folding headphone, you have already chalked earphones and non-folding headphones off your list.

Know what you want and know your budget. Choosing the best folding headphone means finding a style that suits you. Think of what colors and styles suit you. Fashions change and so do styles, but no one style suits everyone. You can match the headphones to your hairstyle, head shape, fashion sense or eye color.

You also need to know your budget. Make an account of how much you can reasonably afford. This will automatically rule out more expensive brands and, if you have enough money, it will also rule out cheap, imitation brands. Budget awareness will help you narrow down the options.

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Doing research into folding headphones means visiting retailers and checking brands online. It is possible, if you live in a big town or city, for you to be able to find all the good brands in town. This is not always possible, so do extra research with national and international brands on the Internet through specialized or general online retailers. Shopping online also allows you to buy directly from the manufacturer. Other retailers online allow you to customize your designer folding headphones for an additional price.

The problem with online retailers is that they do not let you test the folding headphone before you purchase. Some in-store retailers will let you do this, so if you can, check out the headphones before you buy them. Check the packaging and the product information. You also need to make sure the headphones are good for your kind of music and your kind of music player.

When choosing the best folding headphone, you should always check the company’s product guarantee and the refund policy. Keep the receipt or invoice, and if you are unhappy with the product’s quality or there is a fault, take it back. Sometimes making the right choice comes after making a bad one first.

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