In this article, I will try to elaborate on the differences, pros, and cons regarding Wired vs Wireless headphones.
“If it is wired, it sounds better”, somehow this saying is true. If your music is in MP3 format, you won’t notice much difference between wireless ones and wired ones. But if it is stored in ALAC/FLAC/WAV the tones start getting divisible.
The Benefits of Wired Headphones:
If you are on a budget and don’t want to hurt your bank when buying a pair of headphones, wired ones will cost cheaper. Costs of the manufacture when making wireless headphones is more expensive.
Wired headphones don’t need batteries just plug them and you are ready to go.
You simply can’t change an audiophile’s mind regarding wired headphones. Wired headphones receive an analog signal, which is capable of holding more data than the Bluetooth connection.
The Drawbacks of Wired Headphones:
Wireless headphone users always will try to win the argument by mentioning how the cable on the wired headphones chains you down, and how old-fashioned it is. Which is kinda true, I must admit it.
Wireless or Bluetooth headphones directly pair with your device via Bluetooth to provide a great wire-free listening experience. They use infrared or radio frequency waves to transmit audio signals.
The Benefits of Wireless Headphones:
Well, no longer you are chained to the desk or your device, you are cable-free with a pair of wireless headphones, and you can take them anywhere to accompany you.
Most of the time a pair of wireless headphones come with extra features such as ANC a virtual assistant and more.
Since they use Bluetooth connection you can combo with other devices that you use, making them quite versatile in many aspects.
This is where things become interesting because you will notice this both as a pro and as a con.
I mentioned earlier that wired one sounds better but that only applies in some cases, like if you trying to listen to data-loaded lossless file formats like FLAC, WAV, or ALAC. But for daily use of youtube or Spotify, unless you are a professional or hardcore audiophile you won’t notice the difference.
The Drawbacks of Wireless Headphones:
Being modern, feature-packed most of the time wireless headphones come with a price that is hard to swallow.
Headphones become another member, besides phones and other devices that you charge, in the charging list. You run out of juice in the middle of nowhere, no more music for you.
I know, this is starting to be so repetitive, but the sound quality on wireless headphones is both a pro and a con. Again and Again, as mentioned before wireless headphones cant support the signal of the formats like FLAC, WAV, or ALAC – as a wired headphone can.
In the end, it all boils down to your preferences and lifestyle.
An example would be if you are a Gamer, go for wired headphones.
But if you travel a lot or you are an athlete, wireless ones are the way to go.