During the week I spent doing wireless earbud reviews, I was struck with my own reticence in switching to wireless headphone systems. Why did I wait so long?
I am usually a tech geek and have been an early adopter to new technologies but here I was sitting with that clunky old heavy earphone system from the 90's on my head.
So I thought I would spend a little time going over the benefits of switching to wireless earbuds.
5 Great Reasons To Switch From Your Old Corded Headphones To The New Wireless Earbuds
New Technology Is Exhilarating
Now I know that as some of us get older, we are less prone to wanting to learn to do new things. However new technology can be fun to learn. It opens up options in our life that we didn't have before.
New technology can allow us to do things we couldn't do before like listening to music while mowing the lawn or taking a phone call without getting up and finding our phone. New technology can actually make life simpler if you will allow it to.
You Hate Being Attached To A Cord
Have you ever felt like a dog on a leash while listening to your favorite music. If you need to get up you have to stretch the chord or stop listening to your music. I don't know how many times I have stepped on a cord and ripped it from my music player.
Even as I am getting older, I am now much more aware how cords can be hazardous to you. Have you ever tripped over a cord? I have. So I hate being attached to a cord and I hate how cords end up becoming an eyesore. Who wants a bunch of cords dangling all over the place?
It Is Not 1990 or 1980
Hey we all remember when the first Sony Walkman came out or the first Ipod. We had our earphones on with a cord dangling down our side and we were "cool." However it is not that cool today. Many of us were worried that going wireless would diminish the sound quality. At first that was true. But now wireless earbuds give as good of sound as those old wired headphones we had over our heads in the 80's and 90's
Not only that, but the days of the Brick cell phone are over. Now you can hook your wireless earbuds up to your cell phone via Bluetooth technology and answer a call while listening to music and when you are done with your call go right back to your music. Isn't technology grand!
You Are Not Giving Up Quality
As I mentioned above, you are not really giving up sound quality anymore. At first the Bluetooth technology was limited in the amount of bandwidth you could send. But with today's Bluetooth technology you can transmit 2 Mbps. That is mega bytes per second. You can put a lot of sound quality in that amount of data transfer.
Unless you are using a really high grade studio headphone, I would challenge anyone to be able to tell the difference in sound quality.
They Enable You To Have A More Active Lifestyle
Whether you are 15 or 55, a set of wireless earbuds will allow you to have a more active lifestyle. Gone are the days of sitting around just listening to music. Now you can take your music wherever you go. You can take your podcasts, favorite motivational speakers, even your favorite preacher with you while exercising, shopping, stuck in rush hour traffic, or even camping.
You truly will be freed up to have a more active lifestyle by using wireless earbuds, and that is good for all of us. Myself included!