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bluetooth headphones suck

Omniscient

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BT headphones have about 10 disadvantages over wired headphones.

more expensive
more stuff to break down
heavier
bigger
have to charge them
wont work forever
pairing issues
worse sound quality
interference
etc.. etc...

is it all worth it? just to get rid of a wire?
 

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BT headphones have about 10 disadvantages over wired headphones.

more expensive
more stuff to break down
heavier
bigger
have to charge them
wont work forever
pairing issues
worse sound quality
interference
etc.. etc...

is it all worth it? just to get rid of a wire?
Well, I don't have any of those issues you mention...except having to recharge mine. But yeah...I hate being tied down by a wire.
 

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BT headphones have about 10 disadvantages over wired headphones.

more expensive
more stuff to break down
heavier
bigger
have to charge them
wont work forever
pairing issues
worse sound quality
interference
etc.. etc...

is it all worth it? just to get rid of a wire?
This has not been my experience. I have several pair of either over-ear or Bluetooth earbuds. My favorite pair is a Wyse over-ear headset that has either tranparancy or voice-canceling mode. I wear it on my walks when it's not raining. If you'd like to pay $300 more, you can get the same quality sound from Bose or Beats.
 

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Well, I don't have any of those issues you mention...except having to recharge mine. But yeah...I hate being tied down by a wire.

of course you have all those issues

they are all intrinsic to all BT headphones
 

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Mine are ok. I'm charging them now due to this thread. Does pairing with my phone in my shirt pocket differ from plugging my headphones into my phone in my shirt pocket?

I need a grant and 6 months before I can factually answer that question.
 

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There's no doubt about it: bluetooth headphones have a short life span. But I've made the value call that being free of cords is more important to me in certain situations.

For exercise, painting, and especially working in my wood shop, cords are a liability. For phone conversations and just watching videos or listening to music in bed, the corded headphones are best.

As for connectivity, bluetooth is miles ahead of how they used to be ten years ago. Back then, relying on blue tooth devices actually connecting was like praying to gods to deliver rain.
 
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