If you are engrossed in listening to your play station portable or playing with it, you will most probably be using headphones, so that you are not distracted by any external noises. Buying the correct headphones is quite daunting due to the plethora of brands that are available. So concentrate on the headphones that are best in noise cancellation and give only a little background hiss. Quality of sound needs to clear and musical and this is the capability that you must have in the headphone you buy.
A headphone that cancels noise is suitable if you are using them in noisy environments like trains and traffic. Accept a background hiss that may occur when the music stops, or when it is very soft.
Music that you hear should not sound distant and must have a pleasing sound that is clear. Bass should resound and the highs in the music should not sound harsh. Ear cups should form a good seal when the phones rest on your head.
Choose a headphone that fits you nicely from among the brands available. It should be comfortable even with extended use and have a head band that is padded with soft leather or other material.
Your individual preference for ear cups that swivel out or can be flipped may be exercised. Standard fitments on headphones are a clip for the belt, a volume wheel and a power switch. These should not be difficult to operate and access. Phones with LEDs are attention catching and may embarrass you.
The head band should have just the right tension, be soft and have cups that are soft padded. You should find the headphones so comfortable that wearing them for hours at a stretch should make you forget that you have them on your head. They therefore need to be light and ensure a seal around the ears that helps to cancel out the noise.
So choose headphones that are comfortable, have the right sound quality and capability to cancel noise.
Consider wireless stereo headphones.
You can get wireless headphones for stereo sounds that are as good as the Bluetooth variety. Ranges can be as much as 20 meters if there is no obstruction and they may also have blue tooth capabilities. Most of these headphones come with a transmitter for the audio, a microphone that can be kept aside, an audio cable and a carrying case. Sound quality needs to be good and there should be no feedback when you listen to orchestral music.
It should fit in to your pocket and a model that can charge headphones and receiver at the same time would be a bonus. The device should not take more than a minute to connect. Test this capability before you buy it.
You should be able to control the music including play and pause and adjustment to the volume you hear and a capability to change tracks. Find the headphones that have easy to use features and does not have you groping to find the controls.They can be used along with a Blue tooth enable cell phone, and the transfer to cell phone should be automatic. Music should start within a few seconds of your completing your call. You would hear a ringtone when there is a call on your phone and when you receive the call the music will pause.
See that the battery life has a capacity to give you at least 12 hours of service. Wireless stereo headphones need to be comparable to Bluetooth headphones besides being comfortable, light and with good sound quality.