Headphones 101: 5 Signs You Should Go Wireless
Nowadays, wireless headphones such as the Sennheiser headphones wireless are as commonplace as traditional ones, and that means consumers have an even greater level of choice when choosing which to buy. There are several advantages to choosing wireless headphones for your next pair but if you’re not convinced then here are five signs that you need to go wireless.
Nowadays, wireless headphones such as the Sennheiser wireless headphones are as commonplace as traditional ones, and that means consumers have an even greater level of choice when choosing which to buy.
There are several advantages to choosing wireless headphones for your next pair but if you're not convinced then here are five signs that you need to go wireless.
1. You're sick of untangling leads
No matter how good corded headphones are, they will only last so long if the cord is suffering from consistent stress.
Even if you diligently pack your cords up with care, the wires inside can still be stretched each time you use them. This can lead to fraying and even breaks in the wire in worst-case scenarios; something which will interrupt your listening if not stop it entirely.
If you're constantly sick of untangling leads so that you can listen to your music or find that you're spending a fortune buying new headphones each time your existing pair breaks then it's time to go wireless.
The SENNHEISER MM450X Travel Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones are a particularly good wireless pair to consider. The purchase price of £219.99 might seem a little steep but with high build quality, exceptional sound and a 2 year manufacturers guarantee these are more of an investment than a simple purchase.
2. You want to go the distance
It can sometimes feel nigh on impossible to find headphones with exactly the right length cord if you plan to wear them round the home or while out and about. If they are too short, you often have to hunch over whilst walking but if they are too long then the lead can end up hanging loose, catching on things and generally getting in the way. This can make them more prone to becoming tangled - leading to the issues mentioned above.
Going wireless obviously eliminates such problems and allows you to move around freely while listening to your music. You should review the transmitting distance which the headphones use to ensure it offers you enough scope but if you want to go the distance then wireless headphones are definitely the way forward.
3. You want better sound quality
As wireless headphones tend to be at the more expensive end of the headphone range, those who buy them are usually music connoisseurs looking for the best quality on the market. To them, the bass quality on Blue Monday by New Order or on Congo Natty's latest release really does matter and they won't settle for anything less than the best.
As a result, wireless headphones are almost always of a far superior quality to their corded cousins. As well as the design (usually over-ear) which blocks out noise far more effectively, wireless headphones tend to transmit a richer sound through better quality speakers - comparable to the difference in sound between vinyl and digital.
The latter might be convenient, quick and easy (like a greasy late-night burger) but it can leave you a little dissatisfied and with a nasty aftertaste - also like a greasy late night burger!
Wireless headphones produce that deep sound that the person who created that music intended for it to be heard in. The BEATS range by Dr Dre have made a name for themselves by prioritising this feature in all of their headphones so browsing their wireless options is highly recommended.
Not only do they offer exceptional quality but they charge through a Micro USB cable to cut down on the need to constantly replace batteries.
4. You want extra connectivity
The majority of wireless headphones also double up as radio players and mobile phones, bringing with them a host of additional features that you don't get with standard headphones. One of these is Bluetooth.
Bluetooth (interesting fact - named after tenth century Danish King Harald I) is the world's primary short-distance data exchanging device. It allows you to share and swap files with other local users as well as offering a method of listening to your own personal music player.
Although there are limits to just how far you can go, Bluetooth will work to the extent that you could, for example, leave your MP3 player happily playing away in your bedroom whilst you potter around the house. If you want added connectivity and functionality from your headphones then Bluetooth is the way to go.
5. You want style
Everyone knows that headphones are as much about looks as they are about performance. If you want form and function offered in equal measure then wireless is definitely the right choice. No more pesky leads ruining your look, these headphones are sleek, suave and sophisticated.
As always, there is plenty of variation between the different models and ranges available from different manufacturers so you're sure to find something that caters to your tastes. From the simple and understated elegance of the SMS Audio Synch 50 Cent Wireless Headphones to the bold and beautiful blue and white design of the PHILIPS SHB7000WT/10 Bluetooth Headphones, wireless headphones certainly pack a punch in the style stakes.