Klipsch R6 Neckband

7 Signs Your Headphones Need an Upgrade

With all of your media now on a device that is with you at all times, headphones that travel with you are essential. However, if you’re going to be carrying headphones with you, there’s a good chance that they’ll suffer from significant wear and tear over time. How do you know when it’s time for a headphone upgrade? Here are a few signs.

1. Your headphones are "those" white earbuds

Seriously. You can do better than that. Just stop.

2. They distort at high volumes

You shouldn’t be listening to your headphones at insane volume levels anyway, you’ll hurt your ears, but you want headphones that are capable of performing at those levels. If your headphones sound okay at low levels but get increasingly worse as you turn them up, replace them.

3. They don’t fit

This is mostly an in-ear headphone issue. If your headphones keep falling out of your ears, then it really doesn’t matter how great they sound. You’ll only get to enjoy them if they stay in. In addition, a better fit means better bass response.

4. They have wires

Okay, this reason isn’t for everybody. There’s nothing wrong with wires, but if you’ve ever spent 10 minutes untangling a cord after fishing your headphones out of your gym bag, then you know how frustrating the experience can be. Wireless headphones exist and you may want to upgrade to them.

5. You work out

Most headphones simply aren’t designed for working out. In fact, you may need a new set of headphones because your last set shorted out after you spent too much time sweating in them. Sports headphones are designed to take the punishment.

6. They make your ears hurt

As cool as noise cancelling headphones can be, if you’ve ever used them on a long flight, then you know they eventually make your ears sore and you’ll need to take a break. This doesn’t have to happen. Comfortable earbuds do exist! Or, a quality pair of over-the-ear headphones will block a lot out outside noise without causing fatigue.

7. Your ear tips suck

You're in luck! Klipsch in-ear headphones utilize our patented contour ear gels that are anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal. These soft oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue as well as provide an amazing seal for excellent noise isolation and bass response.

Now it’s time for that uprgrade! Check out our wired and Bluetooth headphones that provide the sound and quality Klipsch is known for.



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