How To Choose Wireless Headphones?4 min read
Now that we know about all types of wireless headphones, let’s decide how to choose them. Further, I will talk specifically about Bluetooth headphones without a wire, since this topic is most relevant today. I’ll make a reservation right away that they are suitable for TV, and for PC, and for any phone on all operating systems, that is, both for the iPhone (iOS) and all Android smartphones.
What should you pay attention to when choosing a TWS headset?
Of course, the most important parameter for music lovers. If you can listen to text in the most inexpensive headphones, then listening to music requires surround and high-quality sound. If this moment is the most critical for you, then take a more expensive model from a well-known brand and most likely you will not be mistaken. JBL, Sennhaiser, Apple are companies that have long established themselves in the market as industry leaders.
As they say, size matters. And we are not talking about rubber ear pads here – they can be changed under your ear for comfortable wearing. I mean external modules – the larger they are, the better the speaker and the larger battery capacity you can put in it. However, outwardly they will look more bulky. Such, for example, Havit G1 – cool “ears”, but very large. Therefore, here you need to find a middle ground between appearance and filling.
Case form factor
A small neat case not only looks sleeker, but also easier to carry. For example, Haylou GT1 or Redmi AirDot s can easily fit even in a jeans pocket. The downside is the ability to put a small battery in it, which affects the overall autonomy of wireless headphones.
A large case is more practical in this regard, but you can’t put it in your pocket anymore.
It is also worth focusing purely on the design of the box – its material, coating, workmanship and assembly quality.
A very important parameter. It is influenced by two factors – the capacity of the built-in battery on the headphones themselves and the amount of battery in the case. Usually, good headphones last up to 3 hours in playback mode. At the same time, the average case has the ability to recharge them up to 4 times. As a result, we get 12 hours of continuous work. If we take into account that we do not listen to music around the clock, then with active use one charge is enough for 2-3 days. A very good indicator, given that they replenish energy quickly enough.
This characteristic follows from the previous one. The small case and headphones not only fit quickly, but also take less time to charge. If some will be charged all night (although unlikely), then others will have enough for an hour to 100%.
Built in powerbank case
There are such models of headphones, in which the case has the ability to simultaneously play the role of a portable external battery. From this, in case of emergency, you can even recharge your smartphone.
As a rule, any Bluetooth headphones come with a charging cable. Most often it is micro-USB or Lightning for AirPods analogues. Recently, there are more and more models with USB-C. Although there are also instances where the manufacturer is frankly greedy and does not put in a box such an inexpensive thing as a wire.
In any case, you need to focus on what cables you have available. If you use phones or other equipment with a micro-USB connector, then it is more logical to take headphones with the same one. In case of loss, you do not have to buy a new one, and one wire is always not enough. I personally carry one with me, one is at work, the other is at home, the third is in the car.
A relatively new feature that is present in more and more cases from wireless headphones today. As for me, the thing is debatable, since it is not difficult to insert a cable into the port. But if you already use your phone and wireless charging, then why not? Only now such models are significantly more expensive, so whether it makes sense to overpay or not, it’s up to you.