In case you haven’t noticed, wireless headphones are the hottest thing on the market. Walking down your local street is almost impossible without seeing someone wearing a pair of designer Bluetooth headphones or earphones. Now you might be wondering why this is. Perhaps you are a creature of comfort, maybe you are used to wired headphones because it is the old reliable, it is what works. Whilst this is completely fine, we think you might change your mind by just looking at the benefits of going wireless.
In this article, we aim to look at the benefits of wireless headphones, why you should go wireless, and what wireless headphones are the best for work and play.
The Benefits of Wireless Headphones
In all honesty, the list of benefits attached to wireless headphone use is endless; however, we will narrow it down to 3 key benefits that make wireless headphones the ultimate audio accessory.
- They are Portable. Wireless headphones are portable, making them a great option for anyone looking to use them on the go or around the home. Now all types of headphones are technically ‘portable’; however, the fact that there are no wires to untangle or get stuck/in the way of things is a real bonus. Furthermore, many models of wireless headphones can be folded/made more compact which is a serious bonus when travelling.
- The Battery Life is Great. Most wireless headphones have a healthy battery life. Charged via a power supply, wireless headphones will either require a plug and cable to charge it or less frequently, a physical AA or AAA battery in and of itself. Many top models of wireless headphones will give the user 12-18 hours of battery before requiring a charge. Some wireless earbuds can even be charged by the case they are kept in. So you just need to keep the case charged. Many models also offer a 5-minute quick charge. So giving your headphones a 5-minute charge before you run out the door can get you up to 2 hours of listening time.
- They are Comfortable – When it comes to anything that we wear, comfort is key. Whether you opt for earbuds or headphones, they will be a perfect fit for you. Earbuds come with several ear tip options so you can customise the fit to your ears. With wireless headphones, the ear cups and the headpiece are usually padded and the lack of wires means that you don’t need to keep your phone in your pocket. So there are no wires to get tangled up in gym equipment or around your arms or bag straps as you run for the bus!
What Makes Wireless the Obvious Choice?
In the modern day, with technology ever-evolving, we are being challenged more than ever before to update and upgrade our electronics. We are no longer limited to wired gadgets, many new phones don’t even have headphone jacks anymore. Bluetooth speakers, wireless phone charging and Bluetooth games controllers are all common accessories in our lives now. Wireless is the future; below, we will list 5 reasons why.
5 Reasons to Go Wireless
We could write a book on why wireless headphones are the way forward. You might think that the term ‘craze’ is a little extreme, but it is true. Wireless headphones have become the latest trend, and regardless of your budget or preference, we think there are so many reasons to jump on board the hype train.
Reason 1: Noise Cancelling
You are no longer limited to wired models to take advantage of this audio feature. As earbuds and wireless headphones gain popularity, noise cancellation is becoming a standard feature for many models. We all love a bit of privacy and time to relax, especially when we are listening to our favourite podcasts, videos, or music. The noise-cancellation functionality makes wireless earbuds an excellent option for everyone. Whether you want to use your noise-cancelling button to listen to music, play a video game, or block out the unwanted noise of people in the background, you can purchase hundreds of good-quality headphones.
One thing we will say is to make sure that you look at reviews on a particular product before you use it. Some headphones might advertise noise cancelling but might not offer complete noise cancellation, it might only be partial.
Reason 2: Free Movement
How often have you hooked your headphones cable on something and had them painfully torn from your ears? Well, not anymore! One of the most straightforward and convenient features of wireless earbuds is the total freedom of movement. You no longer have to put them on and off each time you want to take off a piece of clothing. With wireless headphones or earphones, you can work out, dance, and play without the fear of your earphones being ripped off of you. No more untangling, not more frustration.
Reason 3: You Get What You Pay For
We know that wireless might be a little more expensive than wired variations, but with added price comes added quality, and there is nothing better than high-quality headphones. Many wireless headphones are known for their incredible sound quality, and whilst this might come at a larger price than wired headphones, it more than makes up for it.
Reason 4: Working Out
When you are working out, you want to just focus on one thing…. working out. That is why wireless earphones are the ultimate choice for anyone that is active. Ideal for running or working out in the gym, when you are running, you no longer have wires dangling from you, and when you are exercising in the gym, you can leave your phone out of your pocket and out of the way. All of this whilst still enjoying great quality and sound? What more could you need?
Reason 5: Durability
Some entry-level headphone cords are flimsy and can be damaged during use, especially if they are accidentally snagged while you are out and about. This doesn’t happen with wireless headphones. As long as you take care of your headphones by placing them in a case when you’re not using them, they can last you an impressively long amount of time.
The Best for Work
When it comes to work, it is all about two things, comfort and noise cancellation. To that end, we think that the headphones that offer the best mix of both are the Sennheiser Over Ear Wireless Headphones. The ear and head pads are cushioned for added comfort, but they also offer noise cancellation, so when you work in a busy home or office, you can zone everybody out.
You can also opt for a pair of headphones with a built-in moveable mic. There are very useful for video calls and then at the weekend, you can use them to wind down with some online gaming!
The Best for Gym
In the gym, people want convenience and compact design, which is why we think wireless in-ear headphones are the best option because they are small, less likely to fall out when you are moving, and light on your ears and head when you work out. There are many brilliant options out there, but a popular option that is well-priced is the Jabra Elite 4 Earphones. These earphones are sweat-resistant, noise cancelling, completely wireless, and only cost €120.
Check out the full range of wireless audio in-store or online. If you have any queries just ask one of our friendly team and they will be happy to help you find the perfect pair to suit your lifestyle.