Bluetooth Earbuds Buyers Guide
Which Bluetooth Earbuds for Working Out?
There are a number of impressive sports headphones available with manufacturing honing in on the niche in the market. The best models typically feature a support system of some sort, be it in-ear or over ear hooks, wings, tips, or fins to help keep the buds from slipping out as you move around.
It is imperative that they are skin-friendly and non-slip and of course ergonomically shaped so that they don’t cause any damage to your ears.
When you workout you tend to sweat, so the IPX certification is also of importance. We have reviewed a plethora of sports models over the years so be sure to check them out and see our expert tip below for a link.
From those we have reviewed in today’s article, we would highly recommend the Bose SoundSport model, though they are a little pricier.
How to Connect Bluetooth Earbuds to PC?
Whilst it varies a little from one operating system to another, it is a fairly simple process to pair your earbuds to a PC, providing it has a built-in Bluetooth receiver or a plug-in Bluetooth receiver.
First, you need to make sure that it is switched on and that your volume levels on the PC (or Mac) are suitably adjusted. You should begin pairing it from a distance of about 1 meter despite many being capable of transmitting far further afield it helps to eliminate reception distance if you are problem-solving when syncing a device.
Some headphones require specific Bluetooth drivers most of which are available online for a free download so you may need to have your internet/ WiFi connected to initially get the software which will help your computer recognize the earbuds.
You will need to make sure that your computer supports the audio distribution profile as many vary in their specs.
Once these steps are followed it should be relatively easy to select your buds and start streaming to them.
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How to Wear Bluetooth Earbuds?
How to wear a set of earbuds is actually a little dependent on the earbud style itself, as some have proprietary lock-in methods which require them to be twisted a little upon insertion, but generally speaking, you place them comfortably within the mouth of your ear canal.
The depth they enter into the canal itself varies from model to model and some people prefer a shallower tip, though a longer tip can help them stay in place better as there is more for your ear to retain and keep hold of.
The comfort of the tip length is subject to individual preference, though many models come with a range of tip sizes so make sure you try each and choose the pair which suit you best on a personal level.
What’s the difference between earbuds and earphones?
An earbud technically speaking has a more protruding tip and whilst both sit at the mouth or opening, some protrude a little further to help them keep an established in place. An earphone generally sits on the ear but not always.
How do you charge Bluetooth earbuds?
Some Bluetooth earbuds come with their own docking stations usually they charge via bus power with a USB connection allowing you to charge from your PC or laptop, sometimes this can be plugged directly into an outlet with a plug adapter.
Truly wireless earbuds often come with a storage case to keep them safe whilst traveling that also doubles up as a charging device, storing away power for a recharge later. Again these are usually USB or micro-USB.
Some headphones benefit from a rapid recharge function which provides a few hours of listening in exchange for just a few minutes of charging which can be beneficial if you have a busy lifestyle and aren’t home for very long.
The wireless capabilities that many earbud models offer along with their smaller profiles make them a useful travel companion. Their compact portability and the conveniences they have to offer, allow them to naturally fit in with our modern lifestyles.
The evolution of modern CSR chips has brought Bluetooth stability to the masses and it is now reliable and versatile even in the budget regions of the market.
Finding a set is not too difficult if you know what you are looking for, the audio capabilities vary from one set to the next but the differences are nominal unless you are comparing a budget set with a high-end pair.
Of course your budget with set the bar in terms of the audio quality you can afford but with such a jam-packed market and the constant product development in the audio electronics industry you are sure to come across a set that will impress no matter your cash investment.
Did You Know?
The earliest wireless headphones were created during the 1960’s they operated on radio frequencies receiving wave signals through a radio transmitter, they were an important stepping