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SUPRA-AURAL headphones (sometimes referred to as "On Ear" headphones) have smaller ear pads that sit ON THE EAR rather than larger ear pads that encircle the ear.

Since a Supra-Aural ear cup is smaller it is generally lighter and may be more comfortable.

Supra Aural headphones are recommended for an environment where ambient noise is not excessive and where noise reduction can be effectively reduced for communication clarity using active (electronic) noise reduction or where noise reduction is not a factor in choosing a headphone.

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  • 08-May-2015