Conference calls on Zoom or Google Hangouts, online home schooling, listening to podcasts or watching a movie with the whole family; they all need one crucial thing: great sound quality! There’s also comfort and functionality to consider. If it’s not quite right, it’s pretty annoying. So, which earphones, speakers do you or the family need? What are the best sound cancelling headphones on the market? We look at a few below that include online shopping options – don’t waste any more time being annoyed; get shopping for the best ones!
Comfortable earphones for kids (and adults): Klipsch T5
Comfort in a pair of earphones is key for a child spending a good amount of time learning online. So, what are the best earphones when you have to wear them for long stretches?
As with all Klipsch in-ear headphones, the Klipsch T5 series includes the brand’s True Comfort design, featuring a combination of patented oval ear tips, small nozzle, patented housing designs and approach angles so they sit accurately inside the ear canal. The soft oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue, while providing ultimate comfort; they also provide an excellent seal for noise isolation and superior bass.
The Klipsch T5M Wired Earphones ($109) work with any device, allowing you to control music and calls with an all-new miniature aluminium single-button-remote with braided fabric cabling. Review website What Hi-Fi? gives these earphones a 5-star rating, so you know they have to be good! The patented oval-shaped ear tips stay put in your ears, and the earbuds aren’t bulky either. Forgot you have a meeting coming up in three minutes? Just grab them, plug them in and you’re good to go.
Find out more and order a pair of Klipsch T5M Wired Earphones.
Want wireless earphones? What we like about the Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earphones ($349) is the advanced call button control. It’s perfect for when you’re trying to have a call but you keep being interrupted. To mute or unmute yourself, simply press the Klipsch logo button one time.
Find out more and order a pair of Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earphones.
Watch your favourite Netflix shows or keep the kids entertained: Sonos Beam
No need to go to the movie theatre when you can build your own 3.1 home theatre system! Mix and match the Sonos Beam soundbar with a Sonos Sub to create a realistic movie experience in the comfort of your own home. Upgrade to a 5.1 by adding a Sonos One or One SL at the rear ends – now that’s an incredible home theatre.
While long, drawn-out time at home can get tedious for adults, it can be even more challenging for kids! Keep the little ones entertained with Google Assistant on Sonos. With its ever-growing library of educational games, quizzes and other playful content, the young ones will be entertained for hours.
Find out more and order a Sonos Beam.
A family that cooks together…: Sonos One
Help keep yourself healthy by including essential nutrients in your meals. The best way to do that? Home-cooked meals! When we prepare our own food, we know exactly which ingredients – and how much of each – are going into our meals. Also, why not make it fun with your kids? The ideal kitchen companion is the Sonos One smart speaker. You can spice up your cooking with some cool tunes, or be productive and listen to the news, a podcast or the TV.
Find out more and order a Sonos One.
Fun Fact: Take a look at Melody Chen’s IG video, in which she cooks with her twins with the help of Google Assistant on Sonos!
Get fit as a family: Klipsch Heritage Groove Speaker
While this is the season to avoid crowds, and you may opt to give the gym a miss, keeping fit and healthy has never been a higher priority! Here comes the portable Klipsch Heritage Groove ($239), that you can bring to any room to start your own workout. Investing in this product also means you’ll always have a good portable speaker ready for your travels and barbecues with friends. Equipped with a microphone for hands-free calling, Bluetooth wireless technology and an eight-hour battery life, the Heritage Groove is the perfect company for your calls.
Find out more and order a Klipsch Heritage Groove Speaker.
Enjoy some ‘me time’: Marshal Monitor ANC Headphones
Time to ourselves is a rare treat nowadays with kids at home 24/7. That’s why it’s important, if possible, to practise self-care such as meditation. People are using the practice right now to develop beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns and even increased pain tolerance.
Of course, to meditate you need to keep out all the ambient noise, right? Noise-cancelling headphones like these Marshall Monitor ANC Headphones can be an extremely powerful tool when it comes to getting the most out of meditation, especially if you’re in an environment that’s not so quiet.
Find out more and order a set of Marshall Monitor ANC Headphones.