Types of wireless headphones depending on the closed or open character
Regarding the closed or open character of the device, wireless headphones can be:
Wireless open headphones: the open and semi-open models allow the leakage of sound to the outside and also collect part of that exterior sound.
Wireless headphones closed: in the closed and semi-closed models the sound does not come out, so they completely isolate the ambient noise.
Types of wireless headphones by their position with respect to the ear.
Due to their position relative to the ear, wireless headphones are usually classified as:
External wireless headphones: those that are outside the pinna of the ear. They generate a greater natural sensation of stereo field, as well as a more linear and accurate frequency reproduction.
Internal wireless headphones, also called intra-aural: those that are hidden inside the ear canal. They allow the listener greater privacy and mobility, but with the disadvantage that the sound seems to come from inside the head.
In turn, the external wireless headphones are divided into:
Wireless headphones: completely surround the ear, so they prevent the reproduced sound from going outside and allow almost complete sound isolation of the listener.
Supra-aural wireless headphones: consist of a pad that rests on the ear but not completely cover it.
The internal wireless headphones are also subdivided into:
Ear-buds or ear buds: they rest on the ear, so that they are placed at the entrance of the ear but without penetrating it.
In-ear or intra-earphones: they are similar to earplugs against noise and are introduced directly into the ear, inside the ear canal.
Types of wireless headphones according to the support:
According to the support mechanism, wireless headphones can be classified as,
Unattached: like the internal wireless headphones, in-ear and ear-buds.
Clip-ear or hook for the ear: each headset has an adaptable arm that is placed behind the ear.
Back-neck, neckband, behind the neck or nape of neck: they have a tape on the neck that compresses the wireless headphones towards the head.
Headset, headband or tape type: consist of a tape that is placed on the top of the head that makes the wireless headphones are placed on the ear slightly compressed.
Reversible fixation: present in some monaural wireless headphones, allows greater flexibility of use.