Why I Own Three Pairs Of Headphones

How’s it going, folks? I’ve had a bit of a cold, so I’m writing this up a few days later than I’d originally planned.

As you know, music and podcasts are a huge part of my daily life. Be it during work, at the gym, or just pottering around the house, I’m almost always listening to something.

What you may not have realised is that I have three sets of earphones, each for different parts of my life.

Here’s why.

My Go-To Pair – AirPods Pro

If I’m out for a walk, heading to the shops, or doing some housework, my AirPods Pro are perfect.

They’re comfortable, and the noise-cancellation is impressive given their small size. I use it almost all the time to help me focus when I’m at my desk, and I’ll use “Transparency Mode” when I’m in a shop, crossing the road, or anything like that. I can also just drop them on my desktop wireless charger and know that they’re ready whenever.

One thing I definitely don’t use them for, though, is exercise.

They may be more comfortable than the standard AirPods (at least in my case), but whether I’m running or lifting weights (particularly when using a bench press or similiar), they slip out with ease.

That’s where the next set come in…

My Workout Earphones – PowerBeats Pro (Black)

My Powerbeats Pro are essential for my exercise routines. They don’t offer noise cancellation, but they do fit snugly enough to keep a lot of background sound out.

They have hooks that go over my ears, too, so I know they aren’t going to go anywhere, and they have pretty much every AirPods feature, too – from rapid pairing, to a nifty charging case.

If it wasn’t for the noise-cancellation of the AirPods Pro, there’s no doubt that the Powerbeats Pro would be my main earbuds of choice.

My Travelling Headphones – Beats Studio 3 Wireless (Grey)

My only over-ear set of headphones, the Beats Studio 3 might have a bad name for being pricier than other comparable headsets, but I still think they look great – particularly in this dark grey colour (I’ll be adding photos when the light is a bit better in our apartment!).

They’re chunky, and while they do fold down into a hard case, they’re definitely not something I go for each and every day. After I reviewed them late last year, I had intended for them to be my headphones I use for press trips and long-haul flights.

Of course, the world then went to hell thanks to COVID-19, but it’s nice to know that when I do eventually get on a plane again, I’ll be able to use the Studio 3’s.

They offer noise-cancellation, and easy pairing (a la the AirPods Pro and the Powerbeats Pro), but unfortunartely still rely on a micro-USB cable to charge, which is another reason I don’t use them all that often.

So, there you have it – three sets of headphones for different uses.

**Note: **

While I purchased my Powerbeats Pro, the AirPods Pro and Beats Studio 3 headphones were sent to me via Apple and Beats respectively for coverage opportunities.