sennheiser headphones for ear trainingThe best place to start is the Wired for Sound article on headphones and earphones for ear training.

This article explains the headphones vs earphones choice, which mostly boils down to personal preference and the environments you’ll be using them in. You may want a nice pair of over-the-ear headphones for long periods of listening at home, but in-canal earphones with good sound isolation for listening when out and about.

There are three types of company which produce headphones:

  1. Professional audio companies (e.g. Shure, S