5 Tips for wearing glasses with headphones

If you wear glasses and love listening to music or watching movies, you may have experienced the frustration of trying to wear headphones with your specs. But it doesn't have to be difficult or uncomfortable! With the right techniques and products, you can enjoy your audio entertainment while still being able to see clearly. In this post, we'll go over tips for wearing headphones with glasses comfortably, and recommend some of the best headphones for glasses wearers.

Do over-ear headphones work with glasses?

One common concern for glasses wearers is whether over-ear headphones will be comfortable to wear with their glasses. The good news is that over-ear headphones can work very well with glasses, as long as you find a pair that fits comfortably. Look for headphones with padded ear cups or headbands, as these can help to reduce pressure on your reading glasses and prevent them from sliding down your nose.

You should also consider the weight and size of the headphones, as well as the materials used in their construction. Some materials, like leather or pleather, may be more prone to causing discomfort or sweating when worn with glasses.

Adams Black

When it comes to wearing glasses with headphones, the Adams Black reading glasses can be paired with a variety of headphones. The rectangular shape of the frames can work well with over-ear headphones, as the ear cups can sit comfortably over the frames without causing any pressure or discomfort. The Adams Black reading glasses can also be worn with on-ear or in-ear headphones, as long as you use accessories like ear hooks or headbands to keep the glasses in place. To ensure maximum comfort, be sure to adjust the fit of your headphones and choose a pair with a comfortable design.

How do you wear glasses with headphones comfortably?

If you wear glasses and enjoy listening to music, podcasts, or other audio content with headphones, you may have experienced discomfort or difficulty finding a comfortable fit. Here are 5 tips to help you achieve a comfortable fit:

Tip 1: Adjust your headphones for a looser fit

If your headphones are too tight, they may cause pressure on your glasses and ears, leading to discomfort. Make sure your headphones fit comfortably on your head and ears, and adjust the headband or ear cups as needed to achieve a looser fit.

Tip 2: Opt for glasses with thinner frames

Glasses with thinner frames can be more comfortable to wear with headphones, as they create less pressure on your ears and reduce the risk of your glasses rubbing against the headphones. Go for the Miller Gold glasses as they fit the script perfectly. Thinner frames may also be less noticeable when wearing headphones, which can be helpful if you are concerned about your appearance.

Tip 3: Consider headphones designed to work with eyeglasses

Some headphones are specifically designed to be worn with glasses and may feature features such as padded ear cups, adjustable headbands, or other design elements that make them more comfortable for glasses wearers. Consider choosing headphones that are designed to work with glasses to improve comfort and convenience.

Tip 4: Adjust the position of your glasses

If you are not concerned about your appearance and it does not affect your eyesight, you can try lifting up the temples of your glasses above the headphones. This should be the order: your ears, then over-the-ear headphones, then your glasses. However, it is important to note that adjusting the pantoscopic tilt of your glasses a lot may cause anomalies in your vision, so this tip may not work for everyone.

Tip 5: Use a piece of tissue to prevent rubbing

If your glasses are rubbing against your headphones, you can try sliding a piece of tissue between the frames and your head to create a barrier. This can help to prevent your glasses from sliding down your nose or moving around on your face, and can also reduce pressure on your ears.

What type of headphones are good with glasses?

In general, all types of headphones can be worn with glasses if you take the necessary precautions. However, some types of headphones may be more comfortable for glasses wearers than others.

Over-ear headphones

Over-ear headphones, for example, can provide a comfortable fit for many glasses wearers, as they have a larger surface area and can distribute the weight of the headphones more evenly.

On-ear headphones

On-ear headphones, which sit on top of the ears rather than surrounding them, can also be a good choice for glasses wearers. These headphones are typically more compact and lightweight than over-ear headphones, making them less likely to cause discomfort or pressure on your glasses

In-ear headphones

In-ear headphones, which are inserted into the ear canal, can also be worn comfortably with glasses if you choose a pair with a secure fit and use ear hooks or other accessories to hold your glasses in place.

No matter which type of headphones you choose, it's important to make sure they fit comfortably and securely. Match them with a brand new pair of reading glasses from Luxreadres and you got yourself a winning combination!

How do you stop glasses from rubbing against headphones?

One of the main issues that glasses wearers may encounter when wearing headphones is the discomfort caused by the frames rubbing against the headphones. To prevent this, you can do a few things...

Prevent discomfort when using glasses and headphones

You can try using headband cushions or ear pad covers to add extra padding between your glasses and the headphones.

You can also use ear hooks or headbands to hold your glasses in place, or a glasses strap to prevent them from sliding down your nose. Ear hooks are often made of silicone or a similar flexible material and can be easily adjusted to fit your ears, while headbands can be worn over or under your headphones, depending on your preference.

Another option is to invest in headphones with a more flexible or adjustable design, such as headphones with swiveling ear cups or an adjustable headband. This can help to reduce pressure on your glasses and allow you to find a comfortable fit.

See our selection

Luxreaders is the go-to place if you are someone who wears glasses with headphones. We would recommend you check out the Miller Gold glasses are a great choice for wearing with headphones due to their lightweight and durable design. The stainless steel frames are resistant to wear and tear, and the flexible temples and silicone temple tips help to keep the glasses in place while wearing headphones. These glasses are suitable for pairing with all types of headphones, including over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear styles.


So there you have it, wearing headphones with glasses doesn't have to be a challenge. By following the tips and recommendations in this post, you can find a comfortable and stylish combination that works for you. No matter the headphones' style, there are options out there that can provide a comfortable fit and great sound quality.

If you're tired of figuring out the headphones and glasses combo, give Luxreaders a try and discover the comfort and convenience of wearing headphones with glasses. Don't forget to check out our full selection of reading glasses and find the perfect pair for you.