On-ear headphones are designed for hifi and portable personal audio. They are not suitable for multiple hours of use as they can cause some ear discomfort, however they are smaller and more portable than over-ear headphones. This selection features high end brands like Samson, Onkyo, and House of Marley, designed to provide hifi surround sound. These headphones are perfect for pro audio recording and playback, as well as professional gaming applications. Some models include accessories such as noise-cancelling options, wireless transmitters, and stands or cases. It is highly recommended to pair these headphones with a preamplifier or receiver to improve the sound quality, especially from sources such as a mobile device or CD player.