Headphones are the audio choice of many. Similarly, hoodies also are a common fashion item that’s going strong.
What if we want to combine a hoodie with our headphones
Is it ok to wear headphones over a hoodie? is it rude to wear headphones like this?
Wearing headphones over your hoodie is a perfectly acceptable way to wear both items, simultaneously. Ensure you’re following etiquette for where you are, to a avoid being rude. Also beware that wearing headphones over a hoodie will allow the audio to bleed, so others around you may hear more of your personal audio, than normal.
Is it okay to wear headphones over a hoodie
Yes, there’s no problems with wearing your headphones overtop of your hood.
There are some considerations you might want to be aware of.
One, that your ears may become uncomfortable, because there is no extra material between the headphones and your ear.
This can cause the headphones to fit funny, and can make it uncomfortable for your ears.
Noise will also bleed from your headphones, more so than if they were properly fitted to your ears.
This means if you’re listening to something private, others might hear.
It also means that if you are somewhere that is designated as a quiet area, such as a workplace or library, your headphones might bother others around you.
Further, ensure the hood isn’t too thick.
If your hoodie is too thick it may cause your headphones to flex more than they should, and could lead to problems.
Headphones under or over hood
Under the hood is likely the optimal audio listening method, however, if it’s chilly, or your hoodie is too tight to wear them under, over top is perfectly acceptable.
This entirely comes down to personal preference, under or over is perfectly fine, and you simply need to find what works better for you.
Is it rude to wear headphones over a hoodie
No in most instances, it is not rude to wear headphones over a hoodie, assuming you’re in a setting where using headphones and wearing hoodies is acceptable.
For instance, some workplaces may not want you to wear your headphones over your hoodie, as it may be difficult to get your attention in the event of an emergency.
It would be rude to assume you can post up with a hoodie and headphones, as it signals you do not want to socialise with anyone around you.
That would be the only reason it may be perceived as rude.
When in doubt, consider the social etiquette of the setting your in.
If hoodies are common attire, and most people listen to personal audio, you’ll be perfectly fine.
Should you be in a setting with formal attire, you most certainly should not be wearing a hoodie, or using headphones.
When in doubt, ask the host or someone who might know, if you are really concerned it may be best to error on the side of caution.
While it is not usually considered rude to wear headphones over your hoodie, ensure you are respecting normal social etiquette.