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Listening to music while traveling or during a workout is one tactic to pass the time, and on-ear headphones offer a way to listen to playlists in private. Lightweight and portable, these headphones have small ear pads that sit on top of the outer part of the ear to create a dynamic sound. There are a variety of choices of headphones and other audio equipment at Staples®.

Options for On-Ear Headphones
The on-ear audio equipment uses noise cancellation or noise isolation as a way to reduce background noise while you're streaming music or watching a movie on your device. Noise-canceling headphones have microphones built into the headset that detect any noise on the outside. Using an electronic signal process, the headphones deliver an anti-noise signal to cancel out the external noise so all that's left is the music or sound flowing through the headphones.

Noise-isolation headphones work like soundproofing and rely on an ergonomic construction to block out as much external noise as possible. In-ear headphones employ this method by blocking out sound once the headphone is inserted into the ear.

Other Items to Consider With On-Ear Headphones
On-ear audio equipment comes in an array of colors and styles to suit users' personal preferences. Controls on the side of the headphones make it easy to switch tracks, adjust the volume, and even take calls without picking up a cell phone or media device. Adjustable bands make it easy to custom fit the headphones, and thickly padded ear cushions keep the ears comfortable when listening to music on long trips.

Choose wireless headphones for freedom of movement or wired headphones for reliable sound. Small on-ear communication headsets are ideal for conference calls or for answering business calls. These headphones also work well for computer gamers when chatting with other players.

Is There a Difference in Quality Between Wired and Wireless On-Ear Headphones?
Typically, Bluetooth® headphones offer the same sound quality a pair of wired headphones offers. To maintain excellent sound quality on Bluetooth headphones, it's important to stay within the suggested range and to avoid barriers between the connected device and the headphones.

What Is the Difference Between Open-Back and Closed-Back On-Ear Headphones?
Closed-back headphones have a solid exterior that blocks out external noises within the room. Larger over-the-ear models are more efficient in isolating noise than smaller designs, but both reduce the amount of sound that leaks out from the headphones. Open-back headphones sound more airy and clear. Sound tends to leak out of the back, so others in the area can still hear the music depending on how high the volume is. Open-back designs are useful when you listen to music in private but still need to be aware of external noise around you.

How Do On-Ear Headphones Work?
Headphones work the same way loudspeakers do by using magnetism to turn electrical energy into sound. Loudspeakers move the air within the room while headphones move the air within the ear canal. On-ear headphones are basically two small loudspeakers built into enclosures that are worn on top of the ear.
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Staples Wired Headphones Blue (53220)
Item: 24325795 / Model : 53220
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  • Answer calls and manage background music with the built-in microphone
  • Compatible with Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and MP3 among other devices
  • Compatible with 3.5mm audio device
8.99 $8.99
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Koss KPH7 Over-Ear Portable Stereo Headphone, Black
Item: 208744 / Model : KSSKPH7
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  • Black over-ear headphones for rich sound reproduction
  • Wired headphones for seamless sound transmission
  • 3.5 mm connector works well with MP3 players and iPods
9.19 $9.19
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Altec Lansing Evolution 2 BT Headphones - Black
Item: 2420542 / Model : MZX667-BLK
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  • Unbelievable 33 Ft. wireless range
  • Impressive 12-hour battery life to keep the music playing for hours
  • Integral microphone, song navigation/ telephony buttons
49.99 $49.99
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Sentry Platinum Headphones, Black
Item: 1662772 / Model : HS861
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  • Noise isolating
  • Great for MP3, CD, iPod, iPhone
  • Volume control
12.99 $12.99
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V7 HA300-2NP Over-Ear Stereo Headphone, Black
Item: IM1KU6872 / Model : HA300-2NP
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  • Black over-ear headphones for rich sound reproduction
  • Wired headphones for seamless sound transmission
  • 3.5 mm plug is compatible with PC, iPad, iPod and CD and MP3 player
8.29 $8.29
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Staples Wired Headphones Black Gold (53219)
Item: 24325794 / Model : 53219
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  • Answer calls and manage background music with the built-in microphone
  • Compatible with Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and MP3 among other devices
  • Compatible with 3.5mm audio device
8.99 $8.99
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Alpha Digital BH-530-B Bluetooth Headphone with Soft Fit Ear Covers and Built-In Microphone (Black)
Item: 24001318 / Model : BH-530-B
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  • Link to two Bluetooth devices at the same time
  • Wirelessly enjoy stereo music from Bluetooth devices
  • Hi-Fi sound quality brings you into a true to life music concert
37.89 $37.89
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Altec Lansing Bluetooth Headphones, Blue
Item: 2420543 / Model : MZW300-BLU
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  • Wireless Bluetooth technology with Voice Confirmation
  • Integral microphone with wind cancelation and song navigation / telephony buttons
  • 40mm Neodymium drivers
29.99 $29.99
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HamiltonBuhl KIDS-GRN FlexPhones Purple
Item: 2494445 / Model : KIDS-PPL
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  • Flex-Phones™ Indestructible Foam Headphones
  • Purple
  • Single piece of EVA foam
20.89 $20.89
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Altec Lansing Bluetooth Headphones, Black
Item: 2420544 / Model : MZW300-BLK
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  • Wireless Bluetooth technology with Voice Confirmation
  • Integral microphone with wind cancelation and song navigation / telephony buttons
  • 40mm Neodymium drivers
29.99 $29.99
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Philips LFH2236/00 Stereo Headphone, Black
Item: IM1BX5482 / Model : LFH2236/00
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  • Black headphone for rich sound reproduction
  • Wired headphones for seamless sound transmission
  • 3.5 mm plug is compatible with All Philips desktop dictation and transcription systems, Philips Pocket Memo dictation recorder LFH9375, LFH9380, LFH9500 series, LFH9600 series? and Philips Pocket Memo meeting recorder LFH0955?
32.29 $32.29
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Staples Wired Headphones Mauve (53221)
Item: 24325793 / Model : 53221
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  • Answer calls and manage background music with the built-in microphone
  • Compatible with Android, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and MP3 among other devices
  • Compatible with 3.5mm audio device
8.99 $8.99
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HamiltonBuhl KIDS-GRN FlexPhones Green
Item: 2494446 / Model : KIDS-GRN
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  • Flex-Phones™ Indestructible Foam Headphones
  • Green
  • Single piece of EVA foam
20.89 $20.89
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ReTrak ETAUDFUNIC Retractable Animalz Headphones, Unicorn
Item: 24160297 / Model : EMTAUDFUNIC
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  • 85dB volume-limiting safety control
  • Crystal clear sound quality
  • Soft, fuzzy earpads & headband
20.79 $20.79
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AfterShokz AS600IG Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone (Ivy Green) (VXLAS600IG)
Item: 24287852 / Model : VXLAS600IG
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  • Bone-conduction technology delivers music through cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds
  • Lightweight, flexible titanium wraparound headband for durability & portability
  • OpenFit design ensures maximum situational awareness & comfort during long-term wear
93.99 $93.99
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Naxa® Professional 5 In 1 Wireless Headphone System, Black
Item: 283252 / Model : 93575892M
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  • Black on-ear headphones for rich sound reproduction
  • Wired as well as wireless support, with wireless FM range of 30 m
  • 3.5 mm connector works well with portable music players, computers, laptops and most other audio devices
29.99 $29.99
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AfterShokz AS600PK Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Stereo Headphones with Microphone (Pink) (VXLAS600PK)
Item: 24287851 / Model : VXLAS600PK
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  • Bone-conduction technology delivers music through cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds
  • Lightweight, flexible titanium wraparound headband for durability & portability
  • OpenFit design ensures maximum situational awareness & comfort during long-term wear
93.99 $93.99
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Naxa 93599625M METRO Foldable Headphones
Item: 24004615 / Model : 93599625M
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  • Headphones
  • Wire Connection
  • 3.5 mm Jack
17.79 $17.79
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HamiltonBuhl NC-HBC Noise-Cancelling Headphones, Black
Item: 1832528 / Model : NC-HBC
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  • Speaker: 40mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Sensitivity: 110
42.19 $42.19
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QFX® H-253 Bluetooth Over-the-Head Stereo Headphone with Microphone and Disco Lights, Lime Green
Item: 2491497 / Model : 93595694M
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  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v3.0, Operating range: 30' - 40'
  • Compatibility: Bluetooth capable hand free phone
  • Color: Lime green
27.89 $27.89
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Bang & Olufsen On-Ear Wireless Headphones Manufacturer Refurbished (BEOPLAYh8-HAZEL)
Item: 24289610 / Model : BEOPLAYH8-HAZEL
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  • Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound with Active Noise Cancelation (ANC). Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Aluminum touch interface with complete control to skip tracks, hit play and pause, control volume and answer calls
  • Up to 14 hours of battery life with ANC and Bluetooth
290.59 $290.59
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Staples On-Ear Stereo Headphones
Item: SS6629977
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  • Dynamic stereo sound
  • On-ear design with high-comfort earpads
  • Folding design with an adjustable headband
As low as 9.99 $9.99
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Naxa 93599624M METRO Foldable Headphones
Item: 24004614 / Model : 93599624M
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  • Headphones
  • Wire Connection
  • 3.5 mm Jack
17.79 $17.79
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Koss KPH7 On-Ear Headphone, White
Item: IM1RC2891 / Model : KPH7W
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  • White on-ear headphones deliver optimum sound quality
  • Wired headphones offer high fidelity sound
  • 3.5 mm connector works well with portable MP3 players or iPods
11.39 $11.39
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