Audio products always get top billing when it comes to areas of technology fans of the industry are looking to be bigger, bolder and better.
And to be fair, the world of audio options has come a long way since the early days of sound.
Phonographs, the first devices for both recording and playing sounds, gave way to gramophones, and before long, vinyl records and record players hit the shelves. From there, chunky wired headphones, walkmans and discmans ruled the audio roost. Before long, the earliest mp3 players made an appearance, and the revolutionary Apple iPod staked its market share for the long term, along with its wired, compatible earphones.
Now, audio aficionados have asked and the big brands have delivered - with a range of wireless headphones hitting the shelves and changing the sound game in the process.
Wired headphones have notoriously been a thorn in the side of those who like their tunes on the go. They can be easily tangled amongst the odds and ends in your bag, plus the constant risk of cords breaking or splitting. Not to mention the stress of attempting physical activity while trying to stay untangled.
The tech industry had already exploded with wireless speakers and sound systems, so it was inevitable that wireless headphones and earphones were going to eventually make their mark on in the audio arena - and have they ever!
Wireless headphones offer virtually undetectable audio quality, without the need for pesky cords. They are Bluetooth compatible, so listening potential is at your fingertips from any supported device.
Unlike their wired counterparts, wireless headphones do require charging, but if you choose a good quality set that offers optimal playback time, charging shouldn’t be the hassle some see wireless audio products as.
As a user, it’s all down to you to determine whether wired or wireless is for you. The benefits are the ability to eradicate the need for wires, and on par sound quality to what you are accustomed to.
Remembering to charge your new wired headphones is something some users see as a drawback, but it is possibly the only one. However, EFM has that covered on that front!