Categorizing Headphones on InnerFidelity
You may not have noticed, but recently I've changed the names of numerous headphone categories here on InnerFidelity. Full-Size became Over-Ear; Earpad became On-Ear; etc. What has happened is that terminology for headphones has evolved and become standardized, mostly by the democratic process of "most searched for terms", and I had to change to the current norms for better search results.
Well, I have a similar problem with the Wall of Fame Wireless and Noise Canceling sections: many headphones are now both. And what about when surround and VR headphones come along? And smart noise cancelers that can augment certain outside sounds? I'm wondering if I need to think about re-categorizing the Wall of Fame and headphone review categories.
It's a tricky question; we can't even really know how future headphones might become categorized. I go through a lot of pros and cons in my head. The most persistant, however, is, "Keep it Simple Stupid!"
Anyway, I'm thinking about it at the moment and would love to hear your comments. How would you organize headphones into about 8-10 categories?