Posted by Alyssa on November 28, 2017
You may be familiar with the great debate of wired vs wireless headphones. Questions of sound quality, convenience, expense, and connectivity are bounced back and forth when it comes time to decide which type of headphone you want to invest in. We’ve listed the pros and cons of wired vs wireless headphones to help you make your decision.
Wired vs Wireless Headphones
If you’re very concerned about sound quality, you may want to stick with wired headphones. While the difference in sound quality isn’t too big, most people agree that wired headphones have the better sound. Wireless headphones have definitely been closing the gap when it comes to sound quality, but it will depend on the price range of headphones you purchase.
If you hate dealing with cords, wireless is the way to go. Wireless headphones use BlueTooth to connect to your devices and allow you to listen to your audio without having to worry about accidentally pulling the cord and losing your music. On the other hand, wireless headphones are powered with batteries that need to be charged. If you forget to charge your batteries, you may lose your audio all together when your headphones die. You also need to make sure you are staying somewhat close to your device - distance will create interference to your audio.
Wireless headphones are simple to use - just stick the cord into the headphone jack and you’re good to go. The cord is also the power source so you won’t have to worry about charging any batteries. If you are moving around a lot, though, the cords may get in your way and become a nuisance.
Wired headphones work with pretty much any device that has a headphone jack and wireless headphones work with pretty much anything that has BlueTooth connectivity. You will want to check the devices you are planning to use with your headphones to make sure that you’ll be able to actually use them with your headphones. Because some headphones can be quite the investment financially, think of the future as well. If you are planning on purchasing a smartphone that doesn’t have a headphone jack in the future, that will be something to take into consideration before you make your purchase.
All in all, the decision between wired and wireless headphones comes down to how you are going to be using the headphones. If you sit at a desk all day and just want to listen to music while you work, wired headphones are a great option. If you are on the move and hate dealing with cords, you’ll want to look into wireless. Either way, RC Willey has all the headphones options you could ask for. Check it out and let us know which ones you would love to have!