Wireless devices are becoming increasingly commons. The drawbacks are getting smaller over time because the technology is constantly advancing. One of the biggest problems has always been the battery life. We are constantly seeing advances in this direction and the battery life is increasing. Quality is also increasing and the prices dropping. All this adds up to the advantage of not requiring any cables, resulting in a greater organization and less visual clutter on your desk. I’m looking at my desktop now and I can count more than 12 agglomerated cables. Now I’m looking at my notebook and I don’t see any cable: wireless mouse, headphone and internet and Bluetooth speakers. And if I need I also have a wireless printer. I don’t need to tell you what appeals to be, right?
Since one of the website’s focus is headphones, today I’ll talk about wireless Bluetooth headphones. But first I need to answer the question: Why Bluetooth? Simply because nowadays this is a global technology. You will struggle to find a brand new device that does not support Bluetooth. The vast majority of laptops already have. If yours not, or if you have a desktop, no problem at all! You can buy an USB Bluetooth receiver for just a couple dollars. Not to mention that most headphones have a Bluetooth receiver itself, usually a very tiny USB device that you plug in your computer. You may have noticed that I’m constantly talking about headphones and not headsets! What is the basic difference between them? Well, in general it’s safe to say that a headset has an external microphone and a headphone (when it has) is embedded. Of course there are lots of technical definitions and many brands use different definitions but, in short, this is the definition we’ll be using here.
But John, how am I supposed to know if one of these magnificent Bluetooth wireless headphones I found is good? Well, before you make a purchase, search. And search A LOT! Internet is our best friends nowadays. There are thousands and thousands of websites specialized in reviews. I encourage you to spend some hours reading what other people have to say about the Bluetooth headsets you are interested. Do not think that an extremely expensive product is good. Often what influences the price is simply the brand name. Nothing better to listen what other people that made the purchase has to say. After doing some research you will be impressed by some reviews. Another important thing you should note is the type. There are over the ear and on ear models. The first covers your ear completely, getting around it. The second one keeps on your ear. I also encourage you to go to your friend’s house or to a store and try both models. See what appeals you the most. I feel very uncomfortable with on ear models. I spent a fortune on an UE-9000, by Logitech, without testing it first and now I regret. I don’t have what to complain about the quality. It’s a pretty good headphone but it doesn’t fit my ear properly. After some minutes of use I feel the need to take it away.
Putting in a nutshell, you always need to search before any purchase. It’s not something cheap to spend your money with. Search, search and research. Read tons of reviews and if possible try it for couple hours. Most of the big reviews websites will give you the ability to compare models side by side. It’s pretty amazing, even if you don’t know a lot about the subject.