How to Put Headphones on Properly

Wearing headphones may seem like a simple task, but there’s actually more to it than just sliding them over your head. To ensure maximum comfort and sound quality, it’s important to wear headphones properly. In this article, we’ll guide you through the steps on how to put headphones on properly.

Identify which ear the speaker needs to go over

The first thing you want to do is identify which ear the speaker needs to go over. Most headphones have an “R” and “L” engraving on the inside of the speaker, so it’s easy to see which ear the speaker is supposed to go over. However, it’s different on every model of headphones out there, so some might have the engraving on the headband or located on the side of the headband. Be sure to identify which side the speaker is supposed to go before putting on the headphones.

Adjust the headband

Once you’ve identified which side the speaker is supposed to go, adjust the headband so that it fits properly. Most headphones have the ability to adjust the speaker on each side through the adjustable headband. Place the headset over your head and adjust the headband so that the speaker housing is in line with your eardrum. It should be midway on your ears to fully cover your ears.

Consider the clamping force

The clamping force is how tight the headset feels on your head. The tighter it is, the more noise the headphones will block around you, but the more clamping force, the more likely they’re going to be uncomfortable and cause headaches. You want to find a balance when you put the headset on after adjusting the speakers. Determine how much noise is being blocked and adjust the headphones accordingly.

Position the microphone boom

If your headphones have a microphone boom, you want to make sure it’s positioned properly. Typical microphone placement should be about two to three fingers away from the corner of your mouth. If your headphones have an adjustable microphone boom, adjust it accordingly to ensure proper placement. If your headphones have a fixed microphone boom, you can tilt the speakers in a little bit which brings the microphone a little closer. You can move it out if you tilt the speakers away, as the speakers are designed to rotate a little bit.

In conclusion, these are the easy steps to adjust and wear your headphones properly. If you’re looking for the best headphones for working from home or for your office, contact the team at Headset Advisor for personalized recommendations. Properly wearing your headphones can help maximize comfort and sound quality, so be sure to follow these simple steps.