Wireless headphones offer freedom at a wide range of costs
Wireless headphones are great for enjoying music on your own.
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The headphone industry was turned upside down when Apple eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone, forcing manufactures to find a new way to play audio. This is where wireless headphones came in.
Wireless headphones typically use a bluetooth connection to connect to music on a smartphone. They are great for enjoying music on your own while carrying out your day.
But wireless headphones aren’t only used for music.
“I use wireless headphones mostly for listening to podcasts and audible books,” said Marty Berry, a local senior and wireless headphone user.
Although wireless headphones offer a whole new freedom that traditional headphones can’t offer, not all wireless headphones were created equal. Every pair has its strengths and weaknesses and picking one that meets your personal needs is important for getting the most bang for your buck.
The most popular wireless headphones on the market as of now are Apple’s AirPods, which cost $159. These headphones are similar to the traditional white Apple earbuds that come with most iPhones except they do not use wires. The AirPods work seamlessly with other Apple devices such as iPhones and Apple Watches and require very little setup. AirPods come in a small white charging case that keeps them charged while not in use.
These headphones are great for the Apple user who wants a simple and easy way to enjoy audio from their phone, without worrying about wires.
Bose wireless noise cancelling headphones are another popular wireless headphones option. These headphones are famous for their noise cancelling feature, which reduces any outside noise to provide peace and quiet.
The noise cancelling headphones also have features that other wireless headphones do, as well as stellar audio quality. These headphones come in many shapes and sizes with prices starting at $249.95.
The Bose wireless noise cancelling headphones are great for someone who values high quality audio and being able to turn off the noise around them.
“I use the Bose headphones when I am traveling,’’ said Laurie Ho, a Brevard resident. “They are great for the loud airplane.”
These are just two examples of the types of Wireless headphones available. With the amount of options on the market, anyone can find a pair of wireless headphones that meet their needs and budget.