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There are three types of wireless Bluetooth headphones. On-ear and over-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones and (in-ear) wireless earbuds. In addition, all variants are also available as special sport headphones.
On-ear headphones and over-ear headphones often get confused, as they do look reasonably similar. Both are the traditional style of large headphones that have ear pads that sit on or over your ears.
However, on-ear wireless headphones such as the JBL Live 460NC have ear pads that sit directly against your ears. They have quite small ear cups, which means the set itself is usually smaller, more compact, and easy to carry or travel with. The main appeal of this style of headphone is usually that they offer the style, comfort, and stability of traditional headphones, without being so bulky.
On the other hand, over-ear wireless headphones such as the JBL Tune 760NC also have their own benefits. Some people may find that when the cups sit over your ears, rather than directly against them as with on-ear headphones, that over-ear headphones are therefore more comfortable for long periods of wear.
But the biggest benefit of the over-ear style is that it can provide better passive noise-cancellation and better sound quality by creating a better seal around your ears.
Wireless earbuds are the kind that sit in your ear. They are very small and lightweight, making them easy to use on the move, and take with you everywhere you go.
However, there is a difference between wireless and true wireless earbuds.
Wireless earbuds are still connected between the two buds, usually with a small wire that loops around the back of your head. This kind tends to be more affordable and may offer more features than the typical true wireless earphone, but many people still prefer this style as they are a little harder to lose. For example, the JBL Tune 125BT offers a fantastic wireless experience with JBL Pure Bass Sound, 16 hours of battery life, and voice assistant support.
True wireless earbuds, such as the JBL Tune 130NC TWS are super compact, without a wire connecting between each earbud. Many people love this style for how small they are, and for the lack of a wire that could get damaged or tangled more easily.