We all use headphones in our daily life. We use them for listening to music, gaming and communication purposes. There are lots of different headphones differing by their usage area. Price, sound quality, comfort, and control are some of the factors users think about when buying a pair of headphones. But, there is a bigger question on the table: would you prefer wired or wireless headphones?
Wired headphones are, of course, the older one in the market. They have been used in 1910 in the US army for communication purposes. But then, along with the development of music industry, they were used in walkmans, portable music players, and lately cell phones. Now, a new headphone is released almost every day with better specifications. The sound quality of the headphones is one thing that people look for in them. The frequency of output sound and the decibel of the headphones are two main factors determining the sound quality. Also, people pay attention to the durability and cable management of the wired headphones. Although the sound quality of wired headphones is slightly better than wireless headphones, the cables can be a pain. Thus, cable management should be good. Also, the size of the headphones and whether they stick to the ear while moving around is also important. Additionally, wired headphones directly transmit sound from the source to the output. So, this reduces the probability of interference with other devices.
In the 1960s, the world saw the first wireless headphones. They were radio headphones at first. Thus, they only received radio signals rather than electromagnetic signals. In 1999, we met Bluetooth and the new era of headphones began with this development. There are two major types of wireless headphones. One is wi-fi headphones and the other is Bluetooth. Wi-Fi headphones use the wireless internet to communicate with the sound device. Bluetooth headphones connect to the device via Bluetooth signals. Overall, the sound quality of wireless headphones is lower than the wired ones. But, every day the technology improves, affecting the wireless sound quality in a positive way. Yet, since they do not need cables to operate, wireless headphones are better for using while doing physical activities. Also, they are so tiny that they do not use up any space at all. With the latest Bluetooth technology, the interference issue is out of the way.
Wired or wireless headphones?
There is an ongoing debate over the two types of headphones. Both sides have advantages over the other. Tell us which one do you prefer in your daily life and what do you mostly use your headphones for?