Listening to music when we do sports or move helps a lot. But when you get tangled up in cables, or spend too much time untangling them, you might think twice about getting them out of the house. For some time we have been witnessing the boom in wireless or wireless headphones . They are small, handy, transportable and in many cases smart. But which ones are the best? What prices are we talking about? What features do they bring with them? All the answers to these questions are on this week's podcast.
Only last year, in Spain, more than 2 million headphones of all kinds have been sold . And there is a lot of variety, even among those that are wireless. We find them with a button, which completely dispenses with the headband. They are inserted into the ears and, hanging or not, they stay there to connect with our mobile phone via Bluetooth. But there are also those with a headband. And not only the classics from which the cable has been removed, there are also sports ones, with a necklace format. All of them ranging between 50 and 300 euros in price. And it depends a lot on the technology they include. Every manufacturer has its own, although you should pay attention to Apple, Huawei, Bose, Samsung, and Denon that we talked about in our podcast this week.
And what is that technology? Well, mainly some extra microphone to apply noise cancellation . Something that can also be done directly by software, trying to "clean" or separate the music or sound from the headset from the noise or sound of the user's environment. But there is also the presence of voice assistants from Google, Amazon and Apple. In this way, and without manipulating the mobile, with a voice command, you can do things with these headphones: control playback, ask a question, ask for directions to get somewhere ... Issues that can be controlled with physical buttons or by pressing about some of these headphones that have touch sensors.
But beware, there is also a very important point: autonomy . By operating without cables they depend on their batteries. They have “batteries” both in the headphones and in the boxes in which they are transported, in the case of the button ones. That is why you have to look at this data, which ranges from 3.5 hours on a single charge, but can increase up to 20 hours of music playback with new charges from the box in which they are transported. The headband ones, meanwhile, offer even more autonomy and sound quality. After all, they are bigger and have more space for this technology.
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