Active noise-canceling – ANC works by using small microphones to monitor low-frequency noise, and neutralising it before it reaches the ear. (Technically, it creates a 180 degree phase-inverted signal, mixes it with the audio, and the two sounds cancel each other out.) ANC technology also protects your hearing: you don’t need to increase the volume to overcome outside noises, so your ears are not exposed to dangerously-high decibel levels.
Bluetooth Headphones Buyers Guide
We’re really hoping that you’ve been able to find the perfect pair of Bluetooth headphones for you in our list! If you haven’t done so already, go back and watch the YouTube videos we’ve linked to, which will provide you with great additional information about all the different headphones to buy.
If you are having difficulty choosing between the different products, make your own list of pros and cons, sometimes that the most effective way of making a decision, because it allows you to see more clearly how good/bad they are compared to each other.
If you still have a couple of questions about the different Bluetooth headphones you can buy, stick around to read our answers to the most frequently asked questions about them!
What are Bluetooth Headphones?
Bluetooth headphones are exactly what it sounds like, headphones that you can use wireless and connect to your device via Bluetooth. The good thing about them is that you don’t have to think about an annoying cord getting tangled up and being in the way, which can be a great relief! It also means that you don’t have to have your phone in your pocket, as long as it’s close by.
There are pros and cons, as with everything else. The biggest pro is, as we mentioned, that you don’t need that annoying cord. On the other hand, that means that you have to remember to charge the headphones, otherwise you’ll have to plug them in via a headphone jack anyway. Most of the headphones on this list have very long battery life, though. If your battery lasts for 30 hours, you won’t actually have to charge them very often, since you probably don’t listen to music 30 hours straight.
Bluetooth headphones come in all shapes and sizes. We have included earphones, on-ear headphones and over-ear headphones in our list. We’ll try to break it down to you so that you know the advantages of all three.
Let’s start with the earphones. Bluetooth connectivity earphones can fittingly be described as your normal earphones that came with your phone, only wireless. And to be honest, isn’t the cord the thing that makes you disliking those earphones? With Bluetooth earphones you’ll never again have to untangle an unruly mess ever again! The advantage of Bluetooth earphones as opposed to headphones is that they are extremely easy to bring with you in your pocket or bag.
The next step is on-ear headphones. It’s easy to mistake these for over-ear, since they are both models that are pretty big and chunky with ear cups, but the models are what they sound like. On-ear headphones only cover part of your ear, and the ear cups are pressing on your ear, because they are not big enough to go around it.
Many people choose to buy on-ear headphones because they offer good sound without being to bulky, and they are often foldable and easy to bring with you. They are the best-looking kind of headphone too, and often come in nice, trendy colors.
The biggest kind of headphones is over-ear, and they are the best kind if you want some really high-quality tunes.
Just the fact that they cover your entire ear blocks out background noise, but some of them has active noise cancelling.
Active noise cancelling means that the headphone’s technology picks up the background noise and neutralizes it.
If you’re, for example, sitting on an airplane, you won’t be able to hear the engines. The noise cancelling works best for low-pitched background noise, so screaming babies and fire alarms will still come through.
Is the Sound and Build Quality Compromised at all With Bluetooth Headphones?
Yes, the sound is a bit compromised, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a bad option. Think about it, how many bad-wired headphones are there out there? The answer is: a lot. So, just because a pair of headphones is wired doesn’t mean that the sound is good. The opposite is true too. Wireless headphones can often be better than cheap price tag wired headphones.
Sure, if you’re a sound geek and very interested in getting the most perfect listening experience, you might want to look elsewhere, but if you’re just a casual music listener, you’ll probably not notice much of a difference if you go for high build quality headphones.
Do all Bluetooth Headphones Come with Noise Cancelling?
No, all Bluetooth Headphones don’t have noise cancelling. Most often it’s just over-ear headphones that have it, and then not all of them do. But if you want noise cancelling, look for over-ear headphones. They are what they sound like, headphones where the ear cup covers your entire ear, as opposed to on-ear headphones. Getting wireless noise-cancelling headphones is a very good idea, indeed.
How do you Charge Bluetooth Headphones?
You can charge your headphones via USB that you connect to your laptop. Theoretically, if you have for example a phone charger that you can plug a USB cable into, you can plug the headphones in through that if you don’t have a laptop. There are also car chargers you can use for your headphones.
Can Bluetooth Headphones be Used During Physical Exercise?
Yes, Bluetooth headphones can be used during physical exercise! In fact, they are perfect for it! Because when you’re running, lifting weights or doing Pilates, you don’t want to have a cord that gets in the way. Trust us, it can be pretty painful when you accidentally pull out the earphones from your ears…
Best Rated Bluetooth Headphones of 2022
If we were to decide what Bluetooth headphones are the best, we would pick the first headphones on our list, from Bose. Bose have everything we want, and if you don’t know what we mean, go back and read the review again!
But it’s important to be aware that the best headphones for you might not be the best for somebody else. We all have different needs. Think about if you need earphones, on-ear or over-ear headphones, and also consider how much battery life you need. The design can be important to some people, and irrelevant to others. Read reviews and listen to recommendations, but remember that at the end of the day, you’re the one that needs to like them!