Whether you’re getting your first pair of headphones or your fiftieth, one of the factors that always comes into play is build quality. If you’re going to be commuting with it, will it hold up to everyday wear and tear? If you’re keeping them at home, where can you store them safely? Of course how much you care for your headphones also depends on how much you paid for them, but a solid headphone case to protect your investment is a good habit to get into whether your cans are $1000 or $20. When it comes to headphone cases there’s only a few things that you should worry about. The most important is fit.
A case is useless if the headphones don’t fit in them. We’ve picked a few options here that fit all shapes and sizes of headphones, as well as one or two that are tailor made for specific kinds. Almost as important is how much can the case withstand? Obviously these aren’t going to be very helpful if you run them over with a truck, but if you tend to throw your headphones into your bag while commuting or have a little one around the house that might get a little too playful with your prized over-ear cans these will offer much needed protection.
The last thing to consider is price. Luckily for you we’ve already browsed the internet for quality cases that won’t break the bank (or your headphones). But if you’re looking for something a little more extravagant we’ve got you covered there as well. Hopefully you’ll find something that suits your needs.
Many commuters tend to cover their bases by carrying two pairs of headphones (speaking from experience). One pair of over-ears and a backup pair of earbuds. If that sounds like you then the Geekria case is sure to make you happy. It’s large enough to fit a pair of headphones assuming that the pair in question has rotating earcups to lie flat, but it also has a small section in the middle that can perfectly hold a pair of earbuds or a portable amp. It also has a bit of style to it, thanks to a light gray fabric exterior. It’s not a huge deal but it’s a nice differentiating feature in a sea of leather and plastic cases.
Mophie Power Capsule
Whether you’re going to the gym or just prefer to go wireless on your daily commute, Bluetooth earbuds can be super convenient. Not so convenient is that they run out of battery. Which is why the Mophie Power Capsule is a good option if you’re tired of getting to the gym and realizing your headphones are out of juice. It has a 1,400 mAh battery inside which can give your earbuds an extra 60 hours of battery life. There’s even a battery indicator button and four small LED lights on the back so you know exactly how much power is left in the case. Of course the biggest downside to this is that if you forget to ALSO charge the case then you’re really out of luck. But if you’re looking for a easy way to not have to plug in your headphones at the end of every night, this might be the one for you.
Neckbuds have increased in popularity thanks to products like the LG Tone and BeatsX headphones, and storing them when not in use is as easy as taking the ‘buds out of your ears and leaving them be. But if you’re not comfortable with leaving your expensive headphones dangling around your neck you can always opt for the Cosmo case which was specifically designed to house neckbuds. The hard shell case protects the headphones from being crushed in your bag while the PU leather gives it a stylish appearance that won’t look out of place in the office. On the inside you’ll find a mesh pocket perfect for storing cables which is super helpful, but there’s also a weird place in the center to store a charging brick. Convenient if it fits perfectly, but most likely it’ll just get in the way. Still at least you have the option to use it if your charging brick fits.
This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit 2
If you want something that’s a little more stylish then the This Is Ground Tech Dopp Kit 2 might peak your interest. Sure it’s expensive but the company is known for their quality Italian vegetable-tanned leather and this case is no exception. Dual zippers keep the contents inside from spilling out and there’s a plethora of organization options inside to hold anything from charging cables to pens, and there’s even an extra zippered pocket for anything else you might like a portable amp. Of course this probably won’t be the best option for over-ear headphones like the Sennheiser 650 HD which don’t have rotating earcups and are fairly large, but if your headphones do rotate flat the Tech Dopp Kit 2 is a great all-in-one solution to carrying your gear.
Anker Buds Buddy Case
Anker makes great bang for your buck electronics, but they also make some pretty decent accessories for those products. One of which is the Anker Buds Buddy case, a small case made of vegan leather perfect for storing in-ears and small earbuds with ease. Furthermore there’s a small mesh net for storing accessories like spare ear tips or charging cables and the case is even resistant to fingerprints and scratches. There aren’t many downsides to this case so if you want to protect your earbuds these are a safe bet.
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