There are so many types of headphones on the market right now. It’s hard to know what brand or style to go for. And many seem geared towards home use, fitness fanatics, or teenagers. But what if you want a pair to help you get through your working day? To listen to music, books, or podcasts during your lunch break or help carry out calls? Many of us work in physical jobs such as construction and maintenance, yet it seems hard to find the right headphones for our hectic lifestyles.
So, we’ve compiled a list of the best headphones for tradesmen. Whether you’re working in noisy surroundings, constantly on the move, or working on quotes back at the office, here are the best headphones for you.
Wireless Bluetooth headsets
When you lead a busy working life and never stay still, the first thing to consider is getting rid of the wires. Wired headphones tangle easily and are just a nuisance. Bluetooth headphones resolve this issue. However, you’ll still need to pick a style that suits how you want to use them.
If you run your own company in a trade such as home maintenance or carpentry, chances are you’re a one-man business. That means you’re doing the jobs, drumming up new work, and handling the calls yourself. So, rather than having headphones for the fun stuff, you want them for taking calls while your hands are full. That’s when you need the best Bluetooth headset instead. Thankfully, Jabra thought of this and came up with the Steel heavy-duty headset. The big buttons can be used while wearing your work gloves, so there is no need to stop for calls. Plus, they’re resistant to water, dust, and the odd accidental bump.
Over-ear, noise-canceling headphones
But it’s not all work. If you have an important and physically demanding job, such as a technical engineer or machine operator, you may need to use your breaks to destress and switch off from the worksite. This is where noise-canceling headphones come into their own. And using over-ear, noise-canceling headphones are the best to not only cut out the sounds from busy, industrial settings, but they’re the best to protect your hearing. How so? Well, cutting out other noises prevents you from needing to turn the volume up on your headphones or device.
So, what’s the best over-ear, noise-canceling headphone set? Sony’s WH-1000XM3 and WH-1000XM4 headphones tick all the right boxes, plus they’re feature-packed and have a good battery life too.
Of course, not everyone likes over-ear headphones and much prefer in-ear ones. When you’re moving about, these are handy for use as long as they’re well-designed because you want them to stay put.
EarFun’s Air headphones are wireless and lightweight. They have good battery life and a USB charging case to suit life on the go. They’re IP67-rated, so they can handle those dusty or wet conditions that are part of daily work life. Plus, they have touch controls, so no fiddling around with buttons and settings. And they’re Siri and Google compatible to work with both iPhones and Android phones, so you can use them for work calls and more. What more could you want?
But let’s not forget about headphones that work well for duties back at the office. Whether it’s for you or your staff to use, one-ear headsets are also worth mentioning.
What are one-ear headsets, and how do they differ from normal headphones? Well, as you might have guessed, they only have one earpiece. This helps you take calls while still having an ear free to hear what’s going on around you. So, you can talk to colleagues and get on with other work simultaneously. It saves the hassle of taking the headphones on and off and keeps your hands free. A professional set such as the Sennheiser MB PRO 1 Bluetooth Plus is a great choice as it connects to your smartphone for on-the-go calls.
So, these are the best headphones for tradesmen, whether they’re busy working onsite or on the move, looking to switch off during breaks, or keeping up with tasks back at the office.
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