Wire­less head­phones have been incred­i­bly pop­u­lar late­ly. Not the last role in this is played by the ten­den­cy of man­u­fac­tur­ers to replace the 3.5mm jack on portable devices with an adapter to the charg­ing slot. One way or anoth­er, we have long under­stood that the future belongs to wire­less head­phones. But in addi­tion to the usu­al “wire­less” head­phones that con­nect via Blue­tooth, but are still con­nect­ed to each oth­er either by a wire or a head­band, there are also real wire­less head­phones and head­sets. You are prob­a­bly already famil­iar with them, at least on the exam­ple of Apple’s Air­Pods. Although they were not the first exam­ples of true wire­less, they def­i­nite­ly became the most pop­u­lar. But almost imme­di­ate­ly, a lot of alter­na­tive options appeared, many of which also offered a price 2–3 times low­er. So the choice was not the eas­i­est process. There­fore, we decid­ed to tell you about the eas­i­est way to under­stand which true wire­less head­phones are best for you.

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Why do I need true wireless headphones?

The main dif­fer­ence between these head­phones is the prin­ci­ple of all in one. Since in fact you only have a pair of head­phones with you all the time, all con­trol is locat­ed on their case. There is also a micro­phone on it. So the case, most often, is some­what larg­er than the usu­al ear­buds. Air­Pods and mod­els sim­i­lar in design can be called an excep­tion, and there are enough of them. In them, man­u­fac­tur­ers have tried to get as close as pos­si­ble to the stan­dard weight of the head­phones.

But already from this it becomes obvi­ous to whom such devices are most suit­able. If you are on the move, play sports or spend a lot of time behind the wheel, then these head­phones actu­al­ly turn out to be quite com­fort­able.

In addi­tion, they are suit­able for any­one who has pur­chased mod­ern smart­phones with­out a stan­dard input.

True wire­less head­phones, in fact, com­bine the char­ac­ter­is­tics of both head­phones and head­sets, so with most of them you can lis­ten to music, con­trol your voice assis­tant, and receive calls. They are ver­sa­tile and func­tion­al, which is why many peo­ple choose them.

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How are the headphones?

Like reg­u­lar head­phones, wire­less head­phones come in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent designs. You can find lin­ers, and vac­u­um mod­els, and exam­ples of a com­plete­ly unique design. The main require­ment is ergonom­ics. And here you will have to try on each mod­el sep­a­rate­ly. Ear­buds with inter­change­able ear pads are the most com­fort­able choice, and the most pop­u­lar option. Here it should be espe­cial­ly not­ed that some­times incor­rect­ly select­ed ear pads can affect the sound qual­i­ty. There­fore, if there is a replace­ment for the stan­dard one in the kit, then the user can count on wear­ing com­fort.

With head­phones of a stan­dard form, there is no such plus. Every­one’s ears are dif­fer­ent, both in size and shape, so any ergonom­ic shape that suits every­one is a pub­lic­i­ty stunt, and be sure to take into account the fact that head­phones may sim­ply not suit some­one. Is it worth spend­ing mon­ey on some­thing that will not give you the desired result?

So we rec­om­mend either try­ing on head­phones if pos­si­ble, or stick­ing with adjustable mod­els.

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As we have already not­ed, the head­phones are con­trolled by the touch pan­el on the case. Usu­al­ly one of the head­phones is the main one, there­fore, all com­mands are received on it. Dif­fer­ent head­phone mod­els do dif­fer­ent things. Some allow you to adjust the vol­ume, and switch tracks, and receive calls. Oth­ers are lim­it­ed to few­er fea­tures. Here you always need to know exact­ly what you want. Observe what actions you per­form most often: skip­ping a track or, on the con­trary, pre­fer to lis­ten to every­thing in a row, whether you adjust the vol­ume. It depends on what fea­tures the head­phones you choose should have.

The same goes for the reac­tion to pulling out one ear­piece. If you need both to work autonomous­ly, then look at more expen­sive mod­els. In most bud­get mod­els, only the main, usu­al­ly the right ear­piece, works solo, respec­tive­ly, and the sound is entire­ly out­put exclu­sive­ly to it. As for the design, you need to be care­ful with such head­phones so that the main ear­piece does not get dam­aged when dropped. Many users com­plained about the insta­bil­i­ty of devices to mechan­i­cal injuries.

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Sound quality

Speak­ing of qual­i­ty, you can com­bine all the head­phone mod­els on aver­age. The cheap­est ones are like­ly to be slight­ly pho­ny, both in sound trans­mis­sion and in record­ing. Mid-range head­phones will give you approx­i­mate­ly the same sound, and it can only be described as nor­mal. This is not the lev­el of mon­i­tor head­phones, you need to under­stand that no real wire­less mod­el will sim­ply give such a lev­el, but these are decent bass­es and decent highs with a clear mid­dle.

As for expen­sive pre­mi­um mod­els, their sound can­not be called ide­al, but it is as close as pos­si­ble to qual­i­ty. In any case, we do not rec­om­mend such mod­els to music lovers, since they expect some­thing more from head­phones than just a head­set and often do not even pay atten­tion to the pres­ence of a micro­phone. Much more impor­tant will be com­fort and high-qual­i­ty sound. But for every­day tasks, such head­phones will cer­tain­ly be much more con­ve­nient and func­tion­al. They will let you and inter­rupt lis­ten­ing in order to talk on the phone, watch a movie, etc.

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The price of true wire­less head­phones varies great­ly. If you do not take the most bud­getary seg­ment, then you will have to pay from 3 to 5–6 thou­sand rubles. This is the aver­age price for the mid­dle class mod­els. Apple’s Air­Pods are, of course, more expen­sive, as are the Sam­sung Galaxy Buds. These mod­els are just posi­tioned as a pre­mi­um class, which explains their price. But the sound qual­i­ty, it is the sound from this does not change fun­da­men­tal­ly. There­fore, we rec­om­mend pay­ing atten­tion to the mid­dle seg­ment, in which, most like­ly, every­one will be able to find a suit­able solu­tion. More­over, it is worth con­sid­er­ing the fact that head­phones, in fact, are con­sum­ables, and can be lost or even bro­ken. There­fore, chas­ing the brand here is point­less.

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Problems with wireless headphones

We’ve cov­ered the pros and cons of true wire­less ear­buds, but that does­n’t mean they don’t have draw­backs. In order to under­stand in more detail what users do not like, we took a look at the reviews. The most com­mon prob­lem is that wire­less ear­buds don’t fit well in the ear and the sound qual­i­ty suf­fers as a result. But we have already not­ed that for this it is worth using inter­change­able ear pads, which are often includ­ed in the kit.

No less often, users com­plain about the delay in video play­back. This prob­lem is still unavoid­able. You need to under­stand that any blue­tooth device gives such time lags. In addi­tion, the delay is insignif­i­cant and quite tol­er­a­ble.

The micro­phones on true wire­less head­phones aren’t always per­fect either. A com­mon prob­lem is muf­fled sound when a strong wind blows. Because of this, it is not always con­ve­nient to talk on the phone.

And the last of the prob­lems that users note is the dis­con­nec­tion of head­phones from Blue­tooth and noise in crowd­ed places. This prob­lem real­ly exists and the solu­tion here is only on the con­science of the man­u­fac­tur­er. Some com­pa­nies release firmware updates, and updates from users can be found on the Inter­net. As you can see, of course there are prob­lems, but almost every one of them can be solved. The main thing is to under­stand what exact­ly you may encounter and whether you are ready to resolve the issue on your own.

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Models of true wireless headphones

We offer a look at sev­er­al mod­els of true wire­less head­phones that just fit into the mid­dle cat­e­go­ry.

Meizu POP and Meizu POP 2 — These are two mod­els of head­phones from a well-known man­u­fac­tur­er. And if smart­phones from Meizu still do not fall into the num­ber of flag­ships, then the head­phones may well claim to be of high qual­i­ty. These head­phones are small in size and have a com­fort­able shape that is attached to the ear. The inter­change­able ear cups make it easy to find the right size. The ear­phones are con­trolled from the pan­el on the right earcup, and respond to sim­ple instruc­tions: touch, dou­ble-tap, etc. Of course, there are dif­fer­ences between the sec­ond and first gen­er­a­tion mod­els, but they are not fun­da­men­tal and, in prin­ci­ple, you can choose one or the oth­er.

Meizu pro­vides up to 4–5 hours of oper­a­tion on a sin­gle charge, plus the abil­i­ty to recharge the head­phones using the case on the go.

Xiao­mi Air­Dots Pro These are head­phones that are very sim­i­lar in design to Air­Pods. But the dif­fer­ences between the two mod­els are also enough. So, for exam­ple, for one charge, the head­phones work up to 3 hours, plus 3 times they can be recharged from the case. The ear­phones are water­proof and sup­port a range of func­tions such as track change, voice con­trol, sound adjust­ment and call answer­ing. It should be not­ed that it is the design and com­fort­able shape that make Air­Dots an excel­lent option for sports. The ear­phones are equipped with a con­ve­nient charg­ing case. The sound on them is also pret­ty good, even though the bass may be lack­ing in places, but in gen­er­al, most gen­res will be played with high qual­i­ty. Plus, the head­phones fit pret­ty well in the ears, which is def­i­nite­ly worth not­ing.

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Huawei Hon­or Fly­Pods

These head­phones are from a slight­ly more expen­sive cat­e­go­ry, and there are more expec­ta­tions from them. The pos­si­bil­i­ties of Hon­or are very wide, this is an answer to a call, and high-qual­i­ty sound, and more. They work, how­ev­er, not as long as we would like. 2.5 hours and the head­phones need to be charged again. This mod­el is suit­able for those who do not lis­ten to music all the time, but use head­phones as a head­set. For these pur­pos­es, after all, head­phones of this design were orig­i­nal­ly con­ceived — the abil­i­ty to always stay in touch.

In any case, the head­phones have a com­fort­able shape and styl­ish design, and in oper­a­tion they per­form per­fect­ly.

We can safe­ly say that true wire­less head­phones are not yet per­fect. Com­fort­able, but not per­fect and of course, have their prob­lems. They will improve in the future, there is no doubt about it. How­ev­er, if you wish, you can always find a suit­able option for you, which will pro­vide the oppor­tu­ni­ty to always stay in touch, lis­ten to music and com­mu­ni­cate with­out being dis­tract­ed from the main tasks. We hope that our advice will be use­ful to you.