Going Bluetooth automatically cuts out all the confusion between Radio Frequencies and interference issues that were once the normal issues with buying wireless headphones.
Most Bluetooth headphones are good for up to 32 feet and generally it’s a safe bet you don’t need to go too much further away from your phone, laptop or speakers. So what do you need to look out for now?
Firstly because streaming music to headphones wirelessly has come a long way, be sure you aren’t buying old codec. One’s prior to advanced audio distribution profiles (A2DP) are the ones that sound like your dads old cordless ones in the garage. In layman’s terms, you’re looking for either the words aptX or Bluetooth and 4.0 or higher if you like your music to sound awesome. Both the headphones and whatever you’re playing things from need to support these things.
There are really only 3 designs to choose from and most people know straight away which ones they prefer. In-ear, Over-ear and On-ear.
In-Ear I like in-ear but I have small ear canals and I find a lot of designs are too big for me or are uncomfortable. Three brands recommended for anyone else with this issue are;
1. Bose SoundSport
2. RHA MA750i
3. JVC HAFX32B Marshmallows
How does it connect? Always check what your new earphones are best connected with. Some work better with Android, some with Apple and others might be good for all, but how they pair up might make differences to you personally. There is not only Bluetooth but also NFC. NFC is for short-range use and Bluetooth is for longer ranges. NFC is generally used to pair your new headphones with your devices and doesn’t require a code or process. If it says it is both, the NFC feature will make it quicker to connect.
Let’s get straight to it. Battery life matters to many. Here are some examples of some good ones.
Bose Quiet Comfort 35’s: expensive and on-ear these have 20 hours of listening time, noise cancelling and a dual microphone system for crystal clear phone calls.
AYL Bluetooth Headphones: in-ear cheapies, these feature all the modern sound qualities mentioned earlier. They have 7 hours play time and awesome reviews overall for their qualities and abilities.