Cutting the Cord: The Benefits of True Wireless Earbuds

Updated on February 27, 2020
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Shirley is a contributing writer and specializes in reviewing smart audio products, and is fond of headphones, speakers, and recording gears

We’ve all been there. You’re set to head out or get the urge to listen to the next chapter of your audiobook, so you get your headphones out and…they’re tangled beyond all recognition. The wires are knotted together in a thousand different ways and attempting to untangle them is like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube with the added challenge that it actually fights back. Few things in life are as frustrating as trying to unknot your headphones, and before long the hassle of trying to undo them has sucked the enjoyment out of your listening experience. Or, once you do untangle them and are working out, walking outside, or performing any other simple daily activity… they snag on something, get pulled out, and your listening experience is ruined all over again. This is when you start questioning your choices and wonder if there’s a better solution out there.

Luckily, this issue has been solved and the answer is true wireless earbuds. With this new innovation currently taking over the market by storm, many smartphones are now choosing to not even feature traditional headphone jacks to promote their own proprietary products, making wired headphones a thing of the past like the Tamagotchi and those cassette players you might have buried somewhere deep in your attic.

There are plenty of reasons why this is the case, but before we get to that, there are important differences that you need to know before taking the plunge and purchasing some true wireless earbuds. The first of these things you’ll need to know may sound pretty obvious, but it’s that wireless and true wireless earbuds are actually quite different. The important distinction to make here is that true wireless earbuds are completely free of any cables or connectors that link both of the earpieces together, whereas just wireless earbuds are still connected in some way (either over-head ones or around the back of the neck like many sports sets).

With that covered, let’s see what makes true wireless earbuds so beneficial.

True Wireless Earbuds Designed for Active Lifestyles

Another major benefit that true wireless earbuds have over a traditional pair of earbuds is that they can be used easily for a wide variety of activities. For example, they can be used every day by people while working out, watching scary movies in the middle of the night, listening to music during a lecture that’s dragging on and on, and anything else you can think of. It all comes down to one highly prized factor: people can’t get enough of the freedom that true wireless earbuds and their innovative, small, compact, versatile, and easy to transport design gives them.

As mentioned earlier, one of the main reasons people choose to buy true wireless earbuds is to eliminate the hassle of adjusting wires, as well as to remove the tether to your phone so you enjoy true wireless listening built for active lifestyles. Many true wireless earbuds are perfectly suitable for people who love to listen to music while they exercise, and the majority are both water- and sweat-resistant to a certain degree. This means you can put your earbuds in, listen to music, and enjoy having the freedom to roam or move around the gym, the pool, or the great outdoors in a completely free manner.

Wireless audio is now more robust than ever. With many smartphones kicking headphone jacks to the curb, it’s becoming a necessity for people to cut the cord completely and go full wireless. Immersion in sound like never before can now be easily achieved without the threat of wires getting snagged on things or having to pause your music, podcast, or audiobook when they get pulled out repeatedly. Even better, these earbuds are usually ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and an even more secure fit, and now come with longer-lasting battery lives so they can survive more than a few stops on the train before needing a quick charge, as was previously the case. All this makes one thing painfully evident, choosing to go wireless is now more appealing than ever before.

Going Wireless

There’s a misconception floating around that wireless earbuds don’t give you the best audio quality. This is categorically untrue. There are many types of true wireless earbuds, such as Cleer Audio’s Ally, Bose SoundSport, JBL Reflect Flow, etc which come with 5-10 hours battery life and a comfortable fit so they won’t slip out of your ears. The best part is that they produce great sound previously reserved for wired devices.

On the market today, there is a more wide variety of earbuds that prioritize creating the best sound quality possible through a number of features and functionalities. For example, noise cancellation technology, bass boosting capabilities, and ergonomic designs that seamlessly mold to the shape of your ear mean that you can go full wireless without having to compromise on the sound quality.

Another advantage of wireless earbud functionality is that with them, you have the freedom to walk as you talk. In fact, with wireless earbuds, you can work, exercise, dance, and do the dishes without the need for you to hold your phone. In other words, you can listen to music, receive calls, and resume playback when you want to.

One Last Thing

With swanky new designs and frankly insane battery lives, true wireless earbuds are set to make wired earbuds, and possibly just wires in general, an obscure thing from a bygone era. Many people are already taking the environmentally friendly approach of recycling their wired earbuds to do their bit for the good of the planet and make the leap to true wireless. Due to their small size, incredible sound quality, and lack of pesky wires, what we have here is a clearly superior product at incredibly affordable prices that lack the feeling of being tied down to your device all day long. Convenient for everyday usage and offering unmatched audio experiences, true wireless earbuds like the Ally are here to stay.

© 2020 Shirley Green


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