Tech Thursday: 7 Best Headphones/Earphones for Work

A healthy balance of focus and enjoyment is the secret to optimizing work. A good dose of silence, or a nice space to work on can provide you this. But for others, it may just be all about using good headphones and earphones. Check out this list for recommendations on the latest headphones or earphones that you can use for work:

SoundMagic E10S

These pair of basic entry-level earphones may not be the best of the bunch, but it is certainly earning good points for being the cheapest you can get without sacrificing too much value. The plastic-like ear plugs feel a bit weird to use and touch, though performance-wise, it’s actually still great to use.

SoundMagic E10S

Sony MDR-EX650AP

If you need a non-intrusive and discreet way to enjoy your music or ambient sounds, then perhaps you would like to try out the Sony MDR-EX650AP. These in-ear monitors are has a default solid black design, with a touch of gold finish and boasts a comfy and flexible fit. These pair of earphones should be perfect for listening to your favorite digital music tracks without having to worry about your supervisor finding out about it.

Sony MDR-EX650AP copy

Grado GR10

The Grado GR10 gets the premium crown of all the IEMs on this list, and it’s not even the most expensive option out there! Still, it doesn’t feel like paying too much for its features and performance, especially if you have some really good lossless HQ music files for it to show off what it can do. Treat it as an investment, and it might bring back all your $’s in no time.

Grado GR10


Sennheiser Momentum (M2 IEi)

Those already familiar with the marvel that is named Sennheiser, there’s probably no need for explanations. But if you need information that’s a bit more tangible, we’ll sum it up into three nice words: Wonderfully clear sound. Even better, is that this particular earphone model has big points for cost efficiency, something that is not easily seen on higher-end earphone models.

Seinnheiser Momentum (M2 IEi) copy

Sound Blaster Recon 3D Omega

For those in an office-like setting, and don’t exactly require discreet or super cost-efficient headphones, the Sound Blaster Recon 3D Omega is the headphone to use. Originally for gaming, this particular headphone model gets a work environment recommendation due to its external sound card, which significantly boosts sound quality anywhere you use it on. As a bonus, it’s also very comfy to wear, making your long hours at work a lot less stressful.

Sound Blaster Recon 3D Omega

Astro Gaming A38 Bluetooth Headset

Immersion is also an important part of gaming that can be used for work. The Astro Gaming A38 Bluetooth Headset provides this, with its good balance of standard noise-canceling technology and high-quality sound reproduction. Its price, while still not as cheap, is also still quite cost efficient for a model that uses all of these supposedly high-end features.


Bose QuietComfort 25

The perfect expression of isolation, immersion, and quality in one single package. Alright, so it does actually focus more on its noise-cancelling feature, but its superb sound quality allows you to appreciate higher volumes with absolutely no distortion. The standard build and design also makes it relatively discreet (for office use), and can be used as a passive headphone with most of its other features and options intact. Comes at a rather hefty price, but hey, its performance is worth every single penny.


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