Do you prefer using wired or wireless headphones?

Do you prefer using wired or wireless headphones?

  • Wired

    Votes: 71 50.0%
  • Wireless

    Votes: 71 50.0%

  • Total voters
    142

AfricanTech

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#2
Wireless

- apple Airpods
- ease of use (no wires)
- sound quality more than acceptable
- relatively unobtrusive to others (can have only 1 in ear)
- can play / pause by tapping Airpod
- phone calls are clear - no wire 'scratching' sound when moving
- can have phone on bedstand while in bed
- can fall asleep with them in
 

marlin178

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#3
Wired.
Wired IMO will always give better results plus you don't need to worry about another device to charge.
Audioquest Dragonfly Black, a decent set of IEM's (my preference) and a decent source = pure audio nirvana!
 

Jase

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#4
I have both but prefer wired as it eliminates the need for charging (which I always seem to forget to do).
 

Solarion

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#9
Wired

Prevents mind controlling satellites from intercepting the communication and feeding me subliminal messsages.
 

saor

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#11
Wired.

Though if I'm cleaning the place listing to podcasts the cable is forever getting caught on things.
Having a wireless receiver in my ear also freaks me out a little.
 

Johnatan56

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#12
Prefer vs use.

Prefer: wireless
but don't because:
- charge
- some devices don't have bluetooth
- can be noticeable audio degradation

Usually there's also a price premium attached.
 

TehStranger

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Nov 19, 2012
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#14
Wireless

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD1 wireless Pink Floyd edition (Momentum 2.0s with Bluetooth, noise cancelling and a paint job) and they've changed my life. I commute 3 hours every day using public transport, and the ability to move freely without wires getting caught on everything as I change from train to metro is just wonderful.

Charging the battery can sometimes be a hassle, but I get a solid 20+ hours of on time and can plug in a cable if they battery dies and I'm between charging points.
 

SykomantiS

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#15
Wired. I'm not sure why- maybe because there's a part of me that still wants to play around with stuff like the Objective 2 amp and dac.
Also, I have enough devices that need to be recharged to bother with
 

Park@82

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#16
Wireless. I put my phone on charge and walk around with my headphones while listening to podcasts.
 

RedViking

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#19
Everything should be wireless. Wireless charging. Wireless earphones. Wireless speakers. Voice to Text..... Phones should have no ports and no physical buttons.
 
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#20
Wireless. Far less cumbersome. I have multiple wireless earphones and headphones. Battery is not an issue. Perfect for gym and watching movies at home or anywhere without disturbing anyone. No wires.
 
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