Neckband handsfree is another level of convenience. First, you don’t have to kill yourself with the tangling cords every time you wear them. And second, they are reliable enough to wear while you work out.
Convenient & reliable — probably that’s why they’re pretty much around everyone’s neck these days…
Some folks might find it troubling to wear a neckband hands-free properly.
And that’s exactly what today’s post will cover…
Plus, we’ll talk about their different types, and we will also shed light on a crucial issue when it comes to the frequent use of headphones.
And, hey, that is related to your ears’ hearing protection. I will share that at the end of this article. So stay tuned for that.
Types of Neckband Headphones
There’s not much confusion. —two types: in-ear and on-ear.
You can recognize them almost immediately by simply looking at their design. In-ear headphones earbuds sit directly in your ears, in the earlobe, to be precise.
While on-ear headphones sit on top of your ears, that’s the main difference in design.
Both types offer excellent noise cancellation, but in-ear headphones would slightly be better in this case. And rest of the features may vary depending upon the brand you choose.
Ok, enough of it. I talk too much.
Now, let’s submerge into the — exact — thing you came for here today.
How to wear behind the Neck Headphones?
Both types of neckbands are easy to wear, but they are slightly different in design, so their wearing method differs slightly.
Here’s how you can wear in-ear and on-ear behind-the-neck handsfree:
How to Wear In-Ear Headphones?
Here’s a simple step guide:
- Bluetooth Connected: Before you start to wear a neckband, check that you have Bluetooth connected. This will make things easier as you won’t have to strain your neck to find the right button.
- Identify the Correct Side: These headphones usually come with the labels: “L” & “R” (Left and Right). It would help if you held the headphone so that their left side comes on your left ear, and the right side comes on your right ear. Well, this shouldn’t be too difficult to grasp. But the next parts are a bit tricky, though.
- Make sure the cord is behind your neck. Now let the earbuds sit properly in both of your ears. When I say properly, I don’t mean you have to push blindly for a snug fit. Don’t do that. Here’s the next part that tells what you should do instead.
- Find comfy ear-tips. Mostly, brands send different size ear-tips with the headphones. And most often, those tips are made of foam for a soft and comfy fit in the ear. Try them. But if you’re not so lucky to have them early on, you need to buy an extra pair from Amazon or your nearest store. Or, if you still can’t find them, here is the trick that might do:
- Use both your hands to fit earbuds on each side properly. Pull the earlobe downward with one hand, and gently push the earbud to further numb it down the ear with your other hand. The earlobe will regain its shape, and you’ll feel a tight fit around the earbud.
- That’s it. Do some final tunings by adjusting the level of the headphone. Now you’re all set to listen to your favorite music or podcast without letting the headphones fall.
How to Wear On-Ear Headphones?
Here’s a simple step guide:
- Bluetooth Connected: That’s the first thing you need to double-check whether you’re using an in-ear or on-ear headset.
- Cord Stays Behind: Usually, on-ear headphones are wireless. But, if you have a wired model, just like in-ear headphones, its wire will remain behind the neck.
- Start Wearing: Hold the headphone with both your hands, and start wearing it from behind your neck, progressing to over your head, and finally letting the earbuds sit on your ears. You don’t have to worry about the left or right side. On-ear headsets are designed in a way that it is impossible to wear a neckband wrong.
- Final Adjustment: Adjust the position of the headphone to let them sit comfortably on your head. And, hey, you might feel a little annoyed after a while due to big earbuds. But that’s normal, nothing wrong with your piece. Just keep re-adjusting it after a while to make it more comfortable for your ears.
Summing Things Up with an Important Note.
Do you know the 60/60 rule when it comes to wearing headphones?
If you’re a frequent headphone user, you need to know this to prevent your hearing loss.
The 60/60 rule states: only turn up your volume 60%, and only listen to music for 60 minutes…a day.
I know this would be super-hard to follow this rule for a frequent headphone user…BUT, it’s doctor’s recommended to prevent hearing loss, and other dreadful side effects of listening to music, while headphones on, and with blaring loud music for hours…
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