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10 Best Headphones You Should Buy This Year

10 Best Headphones You Should Buy This Year

Whether you’re listening to music or talking to a friend, headphones are a must! But why settle for less when you can get the very best? If comfortable, noise-canceling, and totally spectacular gadgets are what you are after, keep reading because we’ve got the 10 best headphones you should buy this year.

 1. Bose – QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

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    If you’re willing to shell out a few extra bucks, we highly recommend checking out these Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones. I mean, they got 4.8 out of 5 stars- you can’t argue with results, right? They come with several features including a special (and comfortable) around-ear design for hours of listening while the noise canceling technology makes it easy to stay focused. Oh, and did we mention there is an easy-to-use cable with in-lime remote and microphone for hands free talking and listening? Spectacular device for listening to music or audio books and perfect for chatting with friends and business partners. Only $299!

     2. Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones

     

    Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones

      I don’t know about you, but when I’m listening to music, the louder the BETTER. I guess that’s why I absolutely have to recommend Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Closed-Back Headphones. These comfortable headphones come with the noise-cancelling technology you crave, able to withhold even the loudest environments like clubs or concerts. Plus they deliver high quality, smooth noise that anyone can appreciate. All for only $99!

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       3. SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating Earphones

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        Remember, bigger isn’t always better- and you really shouldn’t underestimate these small earphones. The SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating Earphones really do work like magic. They are tiny enough to fit comfortably in your ear, while the exterior has a trendy and distinctive design you’ll love to flaunt. They deliver sensational sound while blocking out the noise around you. The best in-ear headphone is for only $34.

         4.  Goldring NS1000 Noise Canceling Headphones

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          For around $100, you can experience comfort and noise-cancellation at a fair price. Everyone seems to love these particular headphones and think the sound quality is great. Not to mention the silver and black design is pretty cool, too.

           5. PBS M4U 2 Headphones

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            Ok, we can’t lie: these outstanding PBS M4U 2 Headphones are the King when it comes to noise canceling headphones. Not only do they deliver perfect sound, but you can turn the noise cancellation on or off with a simple switch. Oh- and did we mention the switch for the amplifier? Yeah, that’s right. Build in amplifier for impeccable quality music. Unbelievable and well worth the $300 price tag.

             6. Philips M1/28 Fidelio On-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

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              There’s a lot to love about these headphones: great sound quality, good noise cancellation, and a sturdy frame that can last a lifetime. But there’s one thing in particular we love: the convenient in-line remote that lets you switch songs or change the volume without taking off the headphones or looking at your mobile device. WIN for only $72.99!

               7. Sennheiser MM 400-X

              Sennheiser MM 400-X

                You want headphones that are incredibly light and portable, great for on-the-go? These headphones are your answer. Easy portability and sound quality that will leave you speechless. Definitely ones to consider, especially seeing as how they are $269!

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                 8. Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones

                Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones

                  Delightful leather ear cups for maximum comfort, two amazing speakers for outstandingly clear sound, and a titanium coated driver to ensure deep bass- what’s not to love about the Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones? Not to mention there’s TONS of bright, eye-popping and trendy colors to choose from. We LOVE these headphones for only $169.

                   9. Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones

                  Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones

                    If you’re sick and tired of headphones that don’t deliver quality sound or keep falling out of your ear, turn to the Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones. They deliver impeccable noise quality, letting you hear noises you didn’t think were possible. Plus they have a unique, around the back cable design that keeps wires out of the way. Great option for $299!

                     10. Bose – IE2 Earbud Headphones

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                    Bose - IE2 Earbud Headphones

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                      These particular earbud headphones are out of this world. The unique design ensures sound smoothness and quality that can’t be matched by other headphones. And with 3 different sizes of tips to choose from, you can get the perfect fit that will last through strenuous workouts or other busy on-the-go activities. A must buy for only $99.

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                      6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

                      6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

                      Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver? I’m guessing not. But in reality, we are constantly solving problems. And the better our problem solving skills are, the easier our lives are.

                      Problems arise in many shapes and forms. They can be mundane, everyday problems, or larger more complex problems:

                      What to have for dinner tonight?

                      Which route to take to work?

                      How to fix a project that’s running behind schedule?

                      How to change from an uninspiring job to a career you’re really passionate about?

                      Every day, you’ll be faced with at least one problem to solve. But it gets easier when you realize that problems are simply choices. There’s nothing ‘scary’ about them other than having to make a decision.

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                      No matter what job you’re in, where you live, who your partner is, how many friends you have, you will be judged on your ability to solve problems. Because problems equal hassles for everyone concerned. And people don’t like hassle. So the more problems you can solve, the less hassle all-round, the happier people are with you. Everyone wins.

                      Why Are Problem Solving Skills Important?

                      Problem is something hard to understand or accomplish or deal with. It can be a task, a situation, or even a person. Problem solving involves methods and skills to find the best solutions to problems.

                      Problem solving is important because we all have decisions to make, and questions to answer in our lives. Amazing people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., are all great problems solvers. Good parents, teachers, doctors and waiters all have to be good at solving different sort of problems as well.

                      Problem solving skills are for our everyday lives.

                      How to Enhance Problem Solving Skills

                      Most people believe that you have to be very intelligent in order to be a good problem solver, but that’s not true.

                      You don’t have to be super smart to be a problem solver, you just need practice.

                      When you understand the different steps to solve a problem, you’ll be able to come up with great solutions.

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                      1. Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem

                      Neuroscientists have proven that your brain cannot find solutions if you focus on the problem.[1] This is because when you focus on the problem, you’re effectively feeding ‘negativity,’ which in turn activates negative emotions in the brain. These emotions block potential solutions.

                      I’m not saying you should ‘ignore the problem,’ instead, try to remain calm. It helps to first, acknowledge the problem; and then, move your focus to a solution-oriented mindset where you keep fixed on what the ‘answer’ could be, rather than lingering on ‘what went wrong’ and ‘who’s fault it is’.

                      2. Adapt 5 Whys to Clearly Define the Problem

                      5 Whys is a problem solving framework to help you get to the root of a problem.

                      By repeatedly asking the question “why” on a problem, you can dig into the root cause of a problem, and that’s how you can find the best solution to tackle the root problem once and for all. And it can go deeper than just asking why for five times.

                      For example:

                      If the problem is “always late to work”…

                      • Why am I late to work?
                        I always click the snooze button and just want to go on sleeping.
                      • Why do I want to go on sleeping?
                        I feel so tired in the morning.
                      • Why do I feel tired in the morning?
                        I slept late the night before, that’s why.
                      • Why did I sleep late?
                        I wasn’t sleepy after drinking coffee, and I just kept scrolling my Facebook feed and somehow I couldn’t stop.
                      • Why did I drink coffee?
                        Because I was too sleepy at work in the afternoon, not having enough sleep the night before.

                      So there you see, if you didn’t try to dig out the root of the problem, you may just set a few more alarms and have it beep every five minutes in the morning. But in fact, the problem you need to solve is to quit Facebook surfing endlessly at night so you’ll feel more energetic in the day time, and you won’t even need coffee.

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                      3. Simplify Things

                      As human beings, we have a tendency to make things more complicated than they need to be! Try simplifying your problem by generalizing it.

                      Remove all the details and go back to the basics. Try looking for a really easy, obvious solution – you might be surprised at the results! And we all know that it’s often the simple things that are the most productive.

                      4. List out as Many Solutions as Possible

                      Try to come up with ‘ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS’ – even if they seem ridiculous at first. It’s important you keep an open mind to boost creative thinking, which can trigger potential solutions.

                      Coming from 10 years in the corporate advertising industry, it is drummed into you that ‘No idea is a bad idea’ and this aids creative thinking in brainstorms and other problem-solving techniques.

                      Whatever you do, do not ridicule yourself for coming up with ‘stupid solutions’ as it’s often the crazy ideas that trigger other more viable solutions.

                      5. Think Laterally

                      Change the ‘direction’ of your thoughts by thinking laterally. Pay attention to the saying,

                      ‘You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging it deeper.”

                      Try to change your approach and look at things in a new way. You can try flipping your objective around and looking for a solution that is the polar opposite!

                      Even if it feels silly, a fresh and unique approach usually stimulates a fresh solution.

                      6. Use Language That Creates Possibility

                      Lead your thinking with phrases like ‘what if…’ and ‘imagine if…’ These terms open up our brains to think creatively and encourage solutions.

                      Avoid closed, negative language such as ‘I don’t think…’ or ‘But this is not right…’.

                      The Bottom Line

                      There’s nothing scary about a problem when you start to adapt my advice.

                      Try not to view problems as ‘scary’ things! If you think about what a problem really is, it’s really just feedback on your current situation.

                      Every problem is telling you that something is not currently working and that you need to find a new way around it.

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                      So try to approach problems neutrally – without any judgment. Practice focusing on defining a problem, keep calm and not to make things too complicated.

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                      Reference

                      [1] Planet of Success: Problem vs Solution Focused Thinking

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