Do you prefer wireless or wired headphones?

Do you prefer wireless or wired headphones?

  • Wireless

    Votes: 11 57.9%
  • Wired

    Votes: 8 42.1%

  • Total voters
    19

Jamie McKane

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Do you prefer using Bluetooth/wireless headphones or wired?
 

Clive2

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Having used various styles and formats over the years, a few have stood out above the rest IMHO in terms of clarity, response and bandwidth.
A wired pair in the 90's>2000's (Koss) had oversized cushions, wide padded headband - very comfortable and great bass.
The two wireless, an IR pair and FM pair no longer in use, as they were hissy and had 'flat' on-the-ear foam pads, so audio was not good.
My current pair are in-ear TDK stereo buds, which were relatively cheap at around R160.
Bandwidth response is excellent, very light & comfortable.
 

HavocXphere

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Tricky question.

Walking around town --> Wired (Apple/Panasonic)

Home --> Mix of wired senns and wireless logitech.

Honestly it's all kinda OK...except these sporty in ear USB wireless things...my god that stuff is sh.it.
 

Bryn

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Wired all the way. Have yet to hear a pair of wireless headphones that sound as good or better as a decent wired pair connected to a decent DAC and headphone amp. Same applies to cellphones - audio jack always sounds better than Bluetooth to me.

If such wireless headphones exist, they're probably not worth the cost. So not interested.
 

SauRoNZA

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Ultimately I would much prefer Bluetooth.

But Rand for Rand wired is always going to win out with quality so rather stick to that.
 

sand_man

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Wireless, been using Jaybirds for the last 4 years or so, great product!! Currently have a pair of Bluebuds x2...
 

backstreetboy

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Wireless. Have a few pairs of chinese bluetooth earphones that sound great for the price.
 

Concentric

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gym: cheap panasonic in ear
general: jbl in ear
travel/noisy places: audio technica noise canceling.
All wired
 
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