Many people choose large wireless headphones. But the perfect look and even the famous brand of the manufacturer is not all. It is necessary to take into account a number of other requirements, without which it is impossible to find a good product.
What it is?
Large Bluetooth wireless headphones, as their name implies, have large cups. They completely cover the ears and form a special acoustics, isolating a person almost completely from outside noises. But for this reason it is not recommended to use them on city streets. But models without wires are more convenient to wear, and they save space:
- in pockets;
- in bags;
- in the drawers of the table.
Of course, one of the favorites this year is the Sennheiser Urbanite XL Wireless. The device is capable of using BT connection 4.0. A powerful battery is installed inside the headphones, thanks to which performance lasts up to 12-14 days. A full battery charge takes about 2 hours. In customer reviews note:
- surround live sound;
- convenient touch control;
- the presence of an NFC connection;
- the presence of a pair of microphones;
- comfortable flexible headband;
- excellent assembly (a traditional feature of Sennheiser technology);
- a completely closed cup that provokes sweating of the ears on hot days.
An attractive alternative would be the Bluedio T2. These are more likely not headphones, but functional monitors equipped with an integrated player and FM radio. The manufacturer claims that BT-communication is supported at a distance of up to 12 m in any case. In the absence of barriers, it should be kept at a distance of up to 20 m.
True, sensitivity, impedance and frequency range immediately give out a typical amateur technique.
In the descriptions and reviews note:
- long standby time (at least 60 days);
- the ability to listen to music on a single charge up to 40 hours;
- sound manufacturing and comfortable fit;
- comfortable volume control;
- decent microphone;
- the ability to simultaneously connect to a computer and smartphone;
- affordable cost;
- the presence of a multilingual assistant;
- slightly muffled sound at high frequencies;
- medium-sized ear pads;
- slow (from 5 to 10 seconds) connection in the Bluetooth range.
For those using headphones only at home, the Sven AP-B570MV may be suitable . Outwardly, large sizes are deceptive - such a model folds compactly. The battery charge allows you to listen to music for up to 25 hours in a row. The range of the protocol BT is 10 m. The bass is deep, and the detail of the bass is not satisfactory.
Button controls are well thought out. Users invariably say that the ears in such headphones are comfortable, and they do not squeeze the head unnecessarily. BT communication is supported with a wide variety of devices, without any noticeable problems. They note the absence of an unpleasant background and effective passive noise isolation.
However, one does not have to rely on panoramic sound, as well as on the stability of the headphones with active movement.
In the ranking of the best, it is worth mentioning the advanced in-channel model JayBird Bluebuds X. The manufacturer in the description notes that such headphones never drop out. They are rated for 16 ohms. The mass of the device is 14 grams, and one battery charge lasts for 4-5 hours, even at high volume.
If users are careful and reduce the volume to at least average, they can enjoy the sound for 6-8 hours.
Technical and practical properties are as follows:
- sensitivity at the level of 103 dB;
- all necessary frequencies in the prescribed places;
- full support for Bluetooth 2.1;
- high-quality sound in comparison with other devices of the same form factor;
- ease of connection to various sound sources;
- high build quality;
- Slow switching between different devices
- Uncomfortable placement of the microphone when attaching behind the ears.
The headset LG Tone naturally falls into the list of optimal designs. Fashion for her is understandable. The designers, using a slightly outdated version of the BT protocol, were able to increase the radius of reception to 25 m. When the headphones are waiting for connection, they can work up to 15 days. The active mode, depending on the sound volume, lasts 10-15 hours; It takes only 2.5 hours to fully charge.
How to choose?
From the point of view of "just to fit" for the phone, you can choose absolutely any wireless headphones. If only they interacted effectively with the gadget (with which usually there are no problems). But experienced professionals and just music lovers with experience will definitely pay attention to other key points. An important parameter is the codec used to compress the sound. Adequate modern option - AptX; It is believed that it transmits sound quality.
But the AAC codec, designed for only 250 kbps, is inferior to the modern leader. Fans of better sound will prefer headphones with AptX HD. And those who have money and do not want to put up with compromises will dwell on the LDAC protocol. But it is important not only the quality of sound transmission, but also the variety of broadcast frequencies. For technical reasons, many Bluetooth headphone models put too much emphasis on bass, and the higher frequencies are weak.
Fans of touch control should pay attention to the fact that it is normally implemented only in headphones in the upper price range. In cheaper devices, instead of simplifying the work, sensor elements only complicate it. And their working resource is often small. Therefore, for those for whom practicality comes first, it is worth giving preference to traditional button options. As for the connectors, micro USB is gradually becoming a thing of the past, and the most promising option, and even, according to some experts, is the standard Type C. It provides faster recharge of the battery and increased bandwidth of the data channel.
When purchasing headphones with a wireless module for less than $ 100 or the equivalent, you need to immediately understand - this is an expendable product. Poor plastic is usually used for its manufacture. Important: if the manufacturer focuses on metal parts, buying headphones is also not worth it. It is highly likely that this metal will fail earlier than sound plastic. Acquisition of products of the most popular companies, such as Apple, Sony, Sennheiser, means paying a significant amount for the brand.
Asian products of little-known firms may turn out to be no worse than the products of world giants. The selection of such models is huge. Another important nuance is the presence of a microphone; the chances of meeting wireless headphones without it are slim. The NFC module is far from useful for everyone, and if the buyer does not know why he, in general, you can safely ignore this item when choosing. And finally, the most important recommendation is to try using headphones and evaluate the sound quality yourself.
The video below provides a great overview of the best wireless headphones.