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Wired versus wireless headphones - it's an ongoing debate - but we are ready to put the question to bed once and for all by looking at the many advantages of AfterShokz wireless headphones.
It's time to cut the cord.
Users are still questioning whether wired headphones provide better sound quality than wireless. But, with the latest advancements in wireless technology, sound quality in wireless headphones has rapidly improved in recent years. Bluetooth headphone sales worldwide jumped from 116 million units sold to a whopping 140 million units in just three years, proving that as a global population we are looking to “de-cable” from our headphones.
A quick search will garner thousands of results listing out the infinite pros and cons of wireless and non-wireless headphones. It’s a minefield of information so we’re breaking down some of the key points here.
The first wired headphones launched into the market back in 1910 and some still users still see these as the more dependable choice for audio quality, even though it is now mainly only used in older devices. When there’s a wired connection, with a physical cable to plug in there’s less chance for connectivity issues and a perceived benefit to sound quality.
Sound quality is perceived to be better because there is a lack of interference and lag. People get nervous about “cutting the cord” between their device and their ears because the sole reliance is then on the Bluetooth connectivity to transmit music and sound.
However, wired headphones come with their limitations and increasingly devices such as iPhone no longer have a headphone port. Using wired headphones you have to be happy to be sat at your desk or always in close proximity to your device which isn't practical for everyone.
Wireless headphones usually use Bluetooth to connect to a smartphone, laptop or portable music player. From earbuds that sit in your ear to over-ear headphones there are many different styles but AfterShokz's open-ear headphones is unique in allowing music to be heard via cutting edge bone conduction technology and still let the sound of your surroundings in as well. But be mind, some of the headphones are wireless, but not really Bluetooth headphones. For example, AfterShokz Xtrainerz swimming headphones is an MP3 player with no Bluetooth connection. For more info, check our blog AfterShokz Aeropex vs. Xtrainerz.
Wireless headphones open up a world of opportunity for runners, cyclists, and even swimmers with complete waterproof headsets like the AfterShokz Xtrainerz. With wireless headphones you can freely walk between the office, kitchen, sofa, and garden without missing a word from the podcast or song you were listening to.
Any qualms about Bluetooth reliability and connectivity can be quashed as technology continues to improve at lightning speed in the latest versions of Bluetooth. Nowadays, it’s standard for almost all devices to have Bluetooth and Bluetooth’s ability to handle data-heavy files is continuing to improve.
It's time to cut the cord. We believe in wireless at AfterShokz and currently don't offer any wired bone conduction headphones.
But find out which of our AfterShokz bone conduction wireless headphones will suit your lifestyle best here and free yourself from the cable!