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by Bernadette Braganza April 25, 2018

“Move away the wired earphone and go wire-free!” is the new anthem of every wireless in-ear around. The wireless revolution has taken over the earphone market by storm but you well and truly haven’t yet experienced this marvel unless you’ve gone truly wireless.

Need us to convince you to ditch that wired (or not so wired) earphone? Well, we’ll give you not one or two but six good reasons why you should go wireless. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!


1. Complete Freedom from Wires

Truly wireless earphones let you keep your phone away while you listen to music. You also get freedom from that wire around your neck (not to mention the uncomfortable tubes/remote/neckpieces on them). While most earphones (including wireless ones) claim that they have a tangle-free cable, if you really really don’t want tangles or worse, snapped cables, eliminate them completely.

2. Complements Your Style

Thanks to their wireless earbud style, each in-ear fits in your ear seamlessly. The minimalist design makes sure that it goes with whatever you wear. You can move around with these without any awkward wires/bits sticking out. Some earbuds like Bragi The Dash Pro also doubles-up as your swimming buddy, so you never have to step out of the pool with a cable awkwardly entangled in your hair or around you (we are not going to describe the difficulty in untangling them).

3. Can be Used Anywhere

Whether you prefer going for a run or sitting in a complicated Yoga posture, these earbuds stay put comfortably and make sure that they don’t come in the way. You can even use them in a formal setting or while travelling.

PS: You can also wear these in a boring meeting (especially if your hair covers your ears) and no one will even know.

4. Easy to Carry Around

Imagine the scenario: You are in a hurry to get somewhere. You slip your wireless earphones in your bag. Later, when you need it, you pull it out, along with a few other things that have got entangled in its wire.

Unlike in the above scenario, truly wireless earbuds do not get tangled with anything (obviously). A good number of them come with charging/carrying cases. So, you can just slip them into the case and carry them around. (You don’t even have to worry about a dead battery!)

5. Cutting-Edge Technology

Each tiny earpiece is packed with some serious technology. I mean Active Noise Cancellation, Audio Transparency, water resistance, Stereo to Mono switch and so much more! A lot of earbuds are made for sportspersons (like the Jabra Elite Sport) and can connect to various fitness apps or monitor your heartbeat, calorie count, distance covered, etc.

6. Some Myth-Busters

Few people who are not familiar with truly wireless technology feel that it is not at par with other wireless earphones, after all, how can you fit all those features into such tiny earpieces? Well, now’s a good time as any to bust them.

Myth 1: I need an earphone with a mic and remote. If I get a truly wireless earbud I’ll lose out on the call functionality.

Absolutely false. Even truly wireless earbuds have fully functional on-ear controls so you don’t need your phone. For example, Bragi The Headphone can not only take/receive calls, you can also play/pause, switch between tracks, change the volume and even access your phone’s digital assistant! It also has Knowles® digital MEMS microphones for better call quality.

Myth 2: But...because it’s wireless, it may compromise on the sound.

Um, not quite. Sound quality for in-ears be it wired, wireless or even truly wireless, depends on many factors such as drivers, cables, Bluetooth features, eartips and lots more. Of course, nothing beats wired headphones in terms of sound but with newer Bluetooth technologies and aptX, brands are trying to give you that CD-quality audio even in wireless in-ears. Some earbuds like the JBL Free give you the same JBL Signature Sound that you get across the brand’s collection of earphones.



Some popular earbuds include:


We do hope that these points have convinced you to go wireless. Do share with us in the comments your favourite earbuds and why you prefer them.

 

The world is going truly wireless. When are you?

Done with your research?

Bernadette Braganza
Bernadette Braganza



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