Finally! The 5 Best Headphones For Tinnitus

By Glen / July 12, 2019

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There is no doubt that tinnitus is a truly horrible condition to live with, or just very annoying at the least. This can make using normal headphones quite hard, as it really messes with how you hear the music.

However, there are headphones that are ideal for tinnitus. Let’s talk about them below!


Best Headphone For Tinnitus: Reviews

1. AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Headphones

AfterShokz Titanium Mini Wireless Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones, Shorter Headband Size for Smaller Fit, Open-Ear Design, Pink, AS600MPK
  • BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY - Our bone conduction technology and OpenFit design delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring your ears remain completely open to ambient sounds for maximum situational awareness during long-term wear.
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY - Modern wireless headphones with Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing compatible with your iOS and Android Bluetooth-ready smartphones or tablets and Mac and PC computers and laptops.

This is a very high-quality pair of headphones which work really well for anybody who happens to suffer from tinnitus.

The AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Headphones are bone conduction headphones, which means that they transfer most of the sound through your cheekbones instead of through your ears, thus allowing you to hear the music over your tinnitus.

This also gives you the advantage of being able to hear ambient noise, so you can hear what is going on around you, thus making them safe for long-term wear in busy situations.

The headphones themselves are very lightweight and flexible, plus quite soft too, something else which makes them comfortable and ideal for long-term wear.

Keep in mind that the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Headphones are Bluetooth headphones, so they only work with Bluetooth compatible devices, but they do feature a really strong connection. Moreover, these headphones also have quite a good battery life, more than enough to get you through a full day of music listening.

The AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Headphones have very nice sound quality, with awesome bass, highs, treble, and more. They are also designed to reduce natural sound leakage for high-quality audio at all times.

They are designed to be very long-lasting, as they are sweat, moisture, and dustproof, so you can use them anywhere and everywhere without fear of them breaking.

If you want to check out other bone-conducting headphones you can check out my review of the best bone-conducting headphones here.

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Very comfortable
  • Good battery life
  • Bone conduction technology

Cons

Quite expensive

Who is this best for?

Anybody who requires bone conduction technology in their headphones will benefit from these.

2. TRINIDa Bluetooth Headphones

Bluetooth Headphones, TRINIDa IPX7 Waterproof Sport Wireless Headset for Running, Best in Ear Earbuds HiFi Stereo with Mic 10 Hours Playback Gym Workout Passive Noise Cancel Wireless Earphones(Blue)
  • IPX7 Sweatproof Earphones: State of the art earphones design. Best workout Sweatproof Bluetooth earbuds. Great for running, jogging, hiking, biking, gym etc. Stay in ear Tech with comfortable earhook. Neckband design, No wires tangling, and it's easy to storage to your sports armband or arm package bag
  • Superb sound quality headset and Bluetooth V4.1+Edr for stereo sound and superb bass sound. Clear high & Low volume. Best wireless earbuds sound.Built-in mic with voice notification of incoming calls ,An additional pair of memory foam ear tips included to provide complete ear canal seal at the same time keep your earbuds in place for better audio quality.

Here we have another pair of headphones which are ideal for anybody who suffers from tinnitus, with the TRINIDa Bluetooth Headphones coming at a fraction of the price of the previous option.

These headphones may not feature bone conduction technology, but they do come with special memory foam inserts for noise-canceling. This means that you should be able to hear your music without being disturbed by ambient noise.

It’s all about getting a clear, crisp, and audible sound, no matter if you are listening to music or on a phone call. You get various sizes of earbuds, so you can choose the ones which provide you with the most secure fit and the best noise-canceling benefits.

Furthermore, the TRINIDa Bluetooth Headphones are over-the-ear headphones. This helps ensure that they stay in place at all times, and makes them more than ideal for exercising.

They are also sweatproof and waterproof, both features which make them ideal for exercising. It only takes 2 hours to charge them up, yet they can last for up to 9 hours of continuous playback, which is really quite good.

All said, the sound quality here is not the best in the world, nor is the overall longevity.

Pros

  • Comfortable to wear
  • Secure ear hooks
  • Waterproof
  • Noise-canceling

Cons

  • Not the best bass
  • Not the most durable

Who is this best for?

These headphones are best for people who suffer from tinnitus and exercise often.

3. Outdoor Tech OT1400 Privates – Wireless Bluetooth Headphone

Outdoor Tech OT1400 Privates - Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Touch Control (Purplish)
  • Wirelessly delivers audio using its 40mm drivers for clear midst and solid bass through real, real comfortable ear pads.
  • Only ONE button (yes, really). The rest is touch control, pretty cool.

These are an old-school headphone model that goes over the whole head. They might not be ideal for exercising, but they certainly are made so you can enjoy your music with ease, even if you do happen to suffer from tinnitus.

Although these are fairly large and bulky, they are at least fairly lightweight, so they won’t weigh your head down too much.

Moreover, the headband is soft and well-padded for comfort, plus it is adjustable for size, so you can get the proper fit that works best for you.

In terms of price, they are about one-third the price of the first option on our list, yet twice the price of the previous option we looked at, so there is that to keep in mind. These are Bluetooth headphones, and they feature a pretty strong connection.

What’s also pretty cool here is that these things are foldable, which makes them more than ideal in terms of portability.

There is also the fact that these Outdoor Tech OT1400 Privates – Wireless Bluetooth Headphones have a full 10-hour battery life on a single charge, which is about as good as can be expected.

The large over-the-ear pads cancel outside noise quite well, plus they also have pretty decent sound quality.

Pros

  • Foldable and portable
  • Lightweight and well padded
  • Some noise canceling
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Limited durability
  • Big and bulky

Who is this best for?

These headphones are best from people who suffer from tinnitus and would like a nice, big, old-school pair of headphones.

4. Paww WaveSound 3 Over Ear Headphones

Paww WaveSound 3 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones w/Mic, Hi-Fi, Deep Bass, aptX Low Latency, ShareMe, Siri, Google Connect for Travel Work TV Computer Phone
  • ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING TECHNOLOGY: Effectively reduces low-frequency noise. So whether you fly a lot, work in a noisy office or love the stillness of a rare silent reprieve, WaveSound 3 headphones give you a listening experience free from distractions. Note: Does not eliminate sounds that change frequency often like human voices
  • EXQUISITE SOUND REPRODUCTION: Custom-tuned twin 40-mm beryllium dynamic drivers accurately reproduce balanced sound across the entire frequency range. With built-in aptX Low Latency, the WaveSound 3 headphones can reproduce hi-def music over Bluetooth, at a 34ms latency that is incomprehensible to the human ear.

Here we are going back to a much more expensive option, well over $100, but in our opinion, they are worth it.

For one, even if you have tinnitus, these things have such great noise-canceling abilities that it really won’t matter. You will be able to hear your music with ultimate crispness and clarity, and ambient sound really won’t factor in.

You will be able to hear only your music, or whatever else you happen to be listening to.

There is also the fact that these Paww WaveSound 3 Over Ear Headphones have absolutely phenomenal sound quality. These are Hi-Fi headphones that have super deep bass, clear highs, awesome treble, and more.

In terms of overall sound quality, these headphones might just be the very best on our list today.

Sure, these are over the ear headphones, and yes, they are large and bulky, so they are designed for causal use, but what can be said is that they are adjustable for a secure fit; they have really good padding on the headband; and the earpieces are very well-padded.

The Paww WaveSound 3 Over Ear Headphones are foldable and portable, plus they have a fantastic 16-hour battery life.

Pros

  • Awesome battery life
  • Quite comfortable
  • Noise-canceling
  • Awesome sound quality
  • Portable

Cons

  • A bit bulky
  • Quite expensive

Who is this best for?

If you have tinnitus, have a bit of extra cash to spend, and want very high quality headphones, these might be a good choice for you.

5. Creative EP-630 In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones

Creative EP-630 In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones (White)
  • Ultimate music clarity with 9mm Neodymium magnet transducer
  • Soft ergonomic silicone in-ear earbuds provide excellent noise isolation

With these headphones, we are going back to much a more affordable headphone. These use noise-isolating technology, which means that they help to produce loud and crisp sounds that you should be able to hear even if you do suffer from tinnitus.

They are designed to provide you with really clear audio, while also eliminating outside noise and interference, so you can always hear what is going on without distraction.

Something we appreciate is that these Creative EP-630 In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones do not cost that much. Moreover, these headphones are small earbuds, so they should be quite comfy, they are lightweight, and they really should not get in your way.

Keep in mind that these are wired headphones, not Bluetooth, which means that you never have to worry about battery life. On a side note, the overall sound quality, such as bass, is not the best here, nor is the durability.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Noise canceling
  • Small and comfortable

Cons

  • Bass is not great
  • Limited durability

Who is this best for?

These headphones are best for anybody who wants an affordable and basic pair of headphones.


Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, the Creative EP-630 In-Ear Noise Isolating Headphones are nice if you don’t want to spend too much, as are the TRINIDa Bluetooth Headphones, which also happen to be good for exercising.

The AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Headphones are probably the best for tinnitus overall — if you want earbuds, but if you want large over-the-ear headphones, we would recommend the high-quality Paww WaveSound 3 Over Ear Headphones.

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen Parry. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. This includes guitar, keyboard, ukulele, speakers, headphones and everything else that comes with it. I spend all my free time on music production and jamming with friends. I hope to use this site to share my experience and help anyone looking for solutions to audio related problems.