We are surrounded by wires and as a result, most people try to escape from them when possible. It is a matter of untethering yourself and finding freedom while still having access to the technology you need. Wireless headphones provide that balance and allow you to enjoy all your daily activities with music without having to worry about tangled cords. The convenience of having a wireless headphone is irreplaceable, however, choosing the right one can be a difficult task. There are three main types of wireless headsets: Bluetooth, infrared and radio frequency wireless headphones. In this article we will look at few factors you need to consider when choosing the right headphone.
The first step is to narrow down the type of wireless headphone you will buy based on your specific needs. This means you need to sit down and think about what you will be doing with your headset. If you intend to use your headphone to go out jogging or while at home in bed or in the office, then this will have a huge effect on the type you should get. You should keep in mind that infrared headphones need a clear line of sight between the transmitter and headphone to work, so you won’t be able to use these while out jogging or outdoors and are best used while at your desk or in the car.
Bluetooth headphones have a very short range, so you won’t be able to use these if you will be moving around a lot away from the transmitter. These are well suited for talking on your phone or listening to your iPod. Radio Frequency based headphones are excellent to use when you’re moving about as the signal isn’t blocked by walls or objects. These headphones have a relatively wide range that will work up to 100 – 150 feet away from the transmitter.
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Once you’ve decided on the type of wireless headphone, we will now look at some other factors that need to be considered. The next most important factor is Earpiece design. You can choose between ear buds or over the ear earpieces. Ear buds are best suited for activities like running or walking as they are lightweight and discrete. Over the ear pieces are more comfortable and provide better sound quality than ear buds but are less portable and very noticeable. Next, you will have to consider the fit of the headset such as the headband type, neckband, ear hook or in-ear only. These simply come down to your individual preferences and comfort.
In closing, choosing a wireless headphone can be confusing, but once you slowly narrow down based on your preferences, you will find surely find the right one.