In May, various mobile phone manufacturers(especially Chinese) almost unanimously launched their own true wireless headsets. Before we proceed on how to choose the most suitable in-ear wireless headphone for your phones, let’s run you through events that unfold last month with respect to in-ear Bluetooth headphones.
- On May 13, Xiaomi’s first flagship true wireless noise reduction headset FlipBuds Pro was released, priced at around $125
- On May 19, Huawei FreeBuds 4 was officially released, priced at $155
- On May 20th, OPPO Enco Free 2 noise-canceling headphones were released, priced at $93
- On May 20th, Vivo TWS 2 earphones officially went on sale, priced at $79.
It can be seen that in only half a month or so, the top mobile phone manufacturers in China have launched their own true wireless headsets. Coupled with the rumored Apple AirPods 3 and Sony WF-1000XM4 with super noise reduction. It is not difficult to find that there are more and more choices of TWS headsets today.
How To Choose The Most Suitable In-Ear Wireless Headphone That Suits You
In this segment, I will be explaining in detail three factors that you need to consider if you are in the market to purchase the most suitable TWS(True wireless) headphone/earbuds/AirPods for your need.
1. The Brand of Mobile Phone You use Should Influence Your Choice of a TWS headset/Earbud
Whether it is a true wireless headset or a wired headset, the most important thing is the stability of the connection.
The headphone cable interface of the wired headset may be worn out or even broken after being used for a long time. When we listen to the sound, it will become intermittent or distorted.
The true wireless headset is a wireless connection. Once the connection is unstable, the listening experience will become very poor.
Therefore, only real wireless earbuds that have undergone repeated tests are the most secure in terms of connection stability.
At the same time, in terms of the functional operation of the headset and ecological interaction, it must be the most stable to pair your own mobile phone, tablet, or even a PC with your own true wireless headset. In other words, if your TWS manufacturer has a mobile phone, buy and use it with it. For example, Apple produced AirPods that connect seamlessly with Apple iPhone, iPad, or Macbook.
Using some other home true wireless headsets that are different from your own mobile phone brand may exude a certain degree of unstable connection and lack of functionality.
2. What are Your Core Appeals in A TWS in-Ear Headset? Listen to songs? play games? Make calls?
If you are dissatisfied with the TWS headset of the same manufacturer of your mobile phone, or you are more concerned about other features besides function and connection stability, then you need to see what your own core demands are.
For example, If you are more interested in appearance, then you can choose according to your own preferences.
Alternatively, if you are more after sound quality, or you like equipment with a specific sound, then it is recommended not to blindly place an order online. On the contrary, first, go to the offline experience store. Go for a trial listening experience and then buy it.
After all, the earphones ultimately have to be received by the ears, and the listening experience is actually very subjective.
From my personal experiences, traditional earphone manufacturers such as Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 2nd generation, mainly promote sound quality. Similarly, Samsung’s buds sound great, but they are not so comfortable to wear.
In addition, if you like to play games, or listen to the steps, then choose the “true wireless gaming headset” that you think looks good.
The premise is that you have heard and are familiar with this brand: as Razer, Nubia Red Devils, etc. have all launched true wireless gaming headsets, and I personally think that the shape is really pretty cool.
However, if you feel that these are not stable and competitive performance is important, then refer to the previous point and buy TWS headsets of the corresponding brand of mobile phones.
If you are pursuing noise reduction effects, in actual scenes, as long as it is marked that the headset has active noise reduction, the noise reduction effect in daily use will not bring you much difference.
If you really want to find the one with the most noise reduction, look at the official noise reduction parameters and choose the largest number.
Finally, if you want to make calls more conveniently, it is recommended to choose Apple AirPods shape, a truly wireless headset with a pole, the microphone is somewhat better than the bean shape.
However, if you often make calls in a noisy environment, such as on the subway in the morning and evening rush hours, it is better to use wired headsets with microphones or simply hold them to make calls.
3. Is it Comfortable to Wear and in Which Scenarios?
The earphone is not only for listening but also for wearing. Therefore, wearing is also one of the important factors in the purchase of true wireless headphones.
Look out for how gentle it is on your ears and how long does it stay before it starts to hurt your ears. This suggestion is to try it yourself. Don’t choose other aspects that are uncomfortable.
In addition, you must also consider the environment you often use. Do you intend to take them out in a crowded area?
Basically, If the bean-shaped ones are taken out it is easy for them to fall out of your fingers.
In like fashion, if you wear them during exercise, check that hey earbuds are firmly secure in your ears so as to prevent them from falling off easily.
At present, the development of true wireless headphones can be said to be preliminary, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
Sadly, since TWS headphones are limited in size and technology, one cannot fully talk about “sound quality”. However, every consumer should pay attention to; whether it is comfortable to wear and whether it can support daily high-frequency use.