The story goes that our ancestors kept their headphones in their pockets -or any other place- and magically found them made of a tangle of cables impossible to recover. It might be easier to buy new ones than to untie that knot. Fortunately, that was in the past.
Today, headphones do not need cumbersome and delicate cables to enjoy our favorite music, games and videos. Find out how to find the best wireless headphones on the market
The characteristics of a good wireless headset
Although many mobile devices include a set of wired headphones, the trend is that little by little – for ecological reasons – this accessory is removed from the box. And despite the fact that most mobiles still have a 3.5mm jack connector, manufacturers like Samsung and Apple no longer use this standard, so compatibility suffers. Today the best option is to buy a wireless headset. So you can easily connect them via Bluetooth not only to your smartphone but also to any other device that shares this technology.
Before you start looking for types of wireless headphones, it is important that you familiarize yourself with some of the must-have features they should have.
Battery life: How long should a wireless headset last?
The autonomy of the headphones is a whole world! First of all, did you know that size and weight are two of the biggest factors in battery life? This is why it is so surprising that today, small headphones like the Samsung Buds Live can play up to an hour of music with just 5 minutes of charge.
As a general rule, the idea is that the headset withstands at least 3 hours of playback. However, some types of wireless headphones are capable of giving you up to 6 hours of battery life with music and 5 hours with calls, helping you with those long work hours.
The good thing is that today the autonomy of small headphones comes hand in hand with the charging capacity of the cases they incorporate. Thanks to the charging case where the headphones are stored, the total autonomy of the pack can be extended in such a way that you will not have to charge them more than three or four times a week, depending on your habits.
In addition, some models such as the Galaxy Buds have cases that are compatible with wireless charging, which is extremely convenient and also allows them to be charged directly from the phone if it supports reverse wireless charging. Really useful if you find the headphones discharged and you are not near any charger.
In your search for your new wireless headphones, the most important point is to find those with excellent sharpness, bass and treble. This is an aspect that has been successfully solved by the great developers of headphones, such as Bose, Apple, Sony, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi, among others.
Here Bose with its Quiet Comfort Earbuds brings to this small device all the technology used in its best open external headphones. They also allow you to choose between total silence or something in between in case you need to be aware of what is happening around you.
It is important that you check before purchasing your new headphones if the sound quality is altered or not due to low battery power. Also, remember to use the applications recommended by the manufacturers.
For example, in the case of the Galaxy Buds Pro, you need to download the Galaxy Wearable application, where you can adjust parameters related to sound quality.
For calls, it is recommended to activate the ambient sound option. Other additional tips are to try to stay away from sources of electromagnetic waves (such as wireless networks) and always stay within the Bluetooth range.
Finally, you will appreciate that they have good noise cancellation. This is the case of the Xiamoi Mi True Wireless, with a technology that literally cancels external noise: thanks to the superposition property of sound waves, this small device manage to create “opposite” waves (same amplitude, but in phase shift), so that when superimposed the result is a flat wave, without amplitude, and therefore silent.