What Should You Know About Wireless Headphones?
All Bluetooth headphones are divided according to the type of construction, and among them, 4 main types can be distinguished: in-ear, in-ear, overhead, and full-size (there are also bone headphones, but we will not consider them due to their low prevalence). We briefly list the main pros and cons of each of the designs:
These headphones are placed directly in the auricle and are held by ear cushions or the shape of the earpiece itself (since such headphones often come without ear cushions). The main disadvantage of these headphones is poor sound isolation, not the most reliable fastening and not the best sound (even a slight displacement of the earpiece can greatly affect the sound quality, and the amount of bass is directly proportional to the volume of the sound, which is quite harmful to hearing).
The advantage can be considered compactness and minimal discomfort when worn. Often, these headphones are cheaper than others.
Considering the fact that wireless headphones are very often used as a headset for calls, earbuds are most suitable for this role. You communicate through the earpiece exactly as you would on a telephone. Using in-ear headphones for voice calls is far from being so pleasant and comfortable.
Over-ear wireless headphones
These headphones are superimposed on the head, completely covering the ear. Among the advantages, are maximum comfort and maximum sound quality (wide sound stage and other delights of Hi-Fi sound). Over ear headphones for working out are totally a life-changing experience, if you try them while working out. True, the sound quality directly depends on the price. At an equal cost, in-ear headphones will give a better sound than overhead, especially, full-size ones.
Unfortunately, the choice of wireless headphones is not limited to one type of design. If you’ve ever wondered about sound quality, you may have heard the common misconception that good sound can only be obtained over a wire. And it really is. Or rather, it was so until recently.
In-Ear Wireless Headphones
These headphones (popularly referred to as “gags” or “droplets”), unlike earbuds, are inserted directly into the ear canal (hence the name). This gives, firstly, good noise isolation (the ear canal is completely “blocked” by the silicone earpiece), and secondly, a fairly high-quality sound (bass can already be felt by the “body”, and not just heard).
The downside can be considered a certain discomfort from placing the headphones inside the ear canal. And, as mentioned above, using this type of headphone for voice calls is far from the best idea. Try covering your ears with your hands and saying a few words – this is how you will hear yourself talking through in-ear headphones.
On-ear wireless headphones
As the name implies, headphones are placed over the ears. Many people cannot listen to music for a long time in such headphones due to the discomfort caused (physical pain from the ear pads that constantly press on the ear). On the other hand, this is not a bad solution if you don’t like the previous two types, but also don’t want to look ridiculous walking on the street in full-size headphones.