What is the difference between on ear headphones and over-ear headphones?
On-ear, or supra-aural headphones, cover a smaller space, resting just over your ears. The difference between over ear and on ear headphones is mostly the size of the ear-area, and how this affects the headphone. They are smaller and more versatile and tend to be cheaper than bulkier headsets.
Which ear is better for music?
The right ear responds more to speech and logic while the left ear is more tuned in to music, emotion and intuition. Scientists believe it’s because speech is processed primarily in the left hemisphere of the brain, while music (and other creative functions) are processed in the right hemisphere.
Why do people buy on-ear headphones?
On-ear headphones – Pros
On-ear headphones sit directly against your ears, which means they provide better sound than earbuds and they aren’t as big as over-ear headphones. They tend to be less expensive and in fact, they’re a balanced decision between in-ear and over-ear headphones if you’re looking for portability.