The biggest advantage of wireless headphones is obvious. You don’t have an annoying cable and you get a clear plus in freedom of movement. Nowadays most headphones work with Bluetooth as the radio transmission standard. This was frowned upon in the audio industry for a long time because the transmission rates were not sufficient to convey more than simple language. That is why the triumphal march of Bluetooth also began with hands-free devices, especially in cars. The analog radio technology is much more susceptible to interference and is therefore rarely found. Digital radio transmission now offers clearly better audio quality. There is practically no noise either. Digital signals are either “on” or “off”. Either you listen to music or you don’t.
With digital radio technology, the data is transmitted via radio waves from a transmitter to the headphones. Radio headphones basically work as a cordless phone. Bluetooth, on the other hand, is a transmission method that was specially developed for short distances and the headphones themselves. Thanks to modern transmission codecs, Bluetooth now works so well that well-known manufacturers such as Sennheiser or Bowers & Wilkins are no longer afraid to use this technology to bring to the market.
True Stereo wireless headphones
While wireless headphones have been available on the market for a long time, the trend has been moving towards in the past two to three years. This means in-ear models that sit directly in the ear canal and have no cables.
You can now see true wireless headphones from all sorts of manufacturers everywhere on the streets. Some models are available from 30 euros, but they should be used with caution. In most cases, they stand out negatively, with inferior sound quality, a poor fit, and low battery life. With high-quality wireless headphones, runtimes of up to 30 hours are possible. However, you have to spend at least 150 euros for a high-quality true wireless pair. A disadvantage is that you can lose the devices quickly if you are not careful.
Over-Ears & On-Ears
Over-ears, i.e. headphones with circumaural, but also their smaller brothers, the on-ears with over-the-ear shells, have the advantage that larger drivers can be installed and thus the range of sounds especially in terms of naturalness is greater. These designs primarily affect the air in front of the ears as well as the ear cups. This is therefore more spatially differentiated and especially classical or jazz recordings create a broad stage in the head on which we can precisely assign the individual instruments. It can, therefore, be said that hearing with large headphones is more like our natural hearing.
No cable break
Another plus is that wireless headphones can no longer break if the cable is broken. This happens particularly often with cheap headphone models. Do you remember how you had to work with the cable to find the one place where the headphones still work? These times are gone.
If mobility and mobility are in focus, you should rather choose the Bluetooth variants. Cable clutter and constant tangling are a thing of the past. The sound quality has also improved significantly in recent years.