Over-ear headphones sit over the ear and have been specifically designed to be used as hi-fi headphones for at home, or when working at a desk. They can also be called full-size, circumaural, or around the ear headphones. Over-ear headphones consist of large ear pads that cushion the ear and block out sound so you can only hear the music. Many people find that these types of headphones are the best for when listening at home, or at your office desk.
They’re similar to on-ear headphones, but the preference purely lies in their comfort.