We’ve all been there - your earphone is jacked into your laptop or phone. In a moment of absolute forgetfulness, you walk away with the earphone still on. And there goes the laptop, flying through the air and landing screen down onto the floor.
Welcome to the world of wired earphones. And it probably wouldn’t have happened had this been a wireless earphone or earphone.
For years, there’s a resistance to using wireless cans. Reasons cited include lack of audio quality, high cost, bulkiness and poor battery life.
We’re here to debunk those myths.
Truth #1: wireless audio is just as great as its wired counterpart
Wireless earphones rely on a Bluetooth connection to stream audio. And with it, there’s an inevitable loss in audio data when it’s compressed.
Except, with current technology, this has become a non-issue. Most wireless earphones of today are equipped with the aptX codec, a standard that faithfully reproduces the full audio bandwidth and minimises audio latency. In English, it means you won’t hear any loss in the low, mid or high notes and there’s no lag in audio syncing with video.
Truth #2: wireless earphones are easy to connect
You might associate wireless cans with one problem - the painful process of connecting it via Bluetooth. That’s probably true if you’re still using something from a decade ago. Now, all it takes are a few simple steps to get the connection up and running. No complicated pairing passwords to remember, no frustration when you can’t detect the Bluetooth connection.
Truth #3: wireless earphones are more affordable than you think
Believe it or not, you don’t have to sell your kidney to get a wireless earphone. Well, you don’t have to even if it wasn’t this affordable. But you get the drift - if you’re going for broke, you can pay top dollar for a good pair of wireless cans. Think in the range of a few hundred dollars. But if your purse string is tight, under S$100 earphones do exist.
Truth #4: wireless earphones won't frustrate you
These days, wireless earphones come in tiny, manageable in-ear form factors. They don’t look any different from your usual wired earphones. Just minus the wire and the hassle of plugging it to your audio player. Not to mention the unsightly wire dangling from your ear to the pocket and that awful moment when you are untangling the mess after you toss the wired earphones with wild abandon.
Truth #5: wireless earphones can last longer than you think
Admittedly, wireless earphones can’t match its wired counterparts when it comes to battery life, for one simple fact: the latter doesn’t need external power. But don’t mistake the finite mileage of wireless earphones as a weakness. Truth is, most wireless earphones have an amazing standby time of up to a few hundred hours. Granted, if you use it intensively for music playback, that could be just for a few hours. Nothing a quick charge won’t fix, honestly.
Here's the deal
Less clutter and mess. More convenience and quality. That's really what you get when you buy a wireless earphone. All that talk about poor audio quality, bulky build and high cost? Throw them out the window.
Today, a wireless Bluetooth delivers impeccable audio quality just like a wired earphone does. There is no wired mess, accidental unplugging from phone and is easy to maintain. More importantly, they cost nearly the same as most high-end wired earphones. The LOTS LTB-2000 Up-Beat earphones is the perfect example.
We can see you're quite convinced, so the question is, how do you get your hands on one? For now, the LOTS LTB-2000 Up-Beat earphones are available in leading IT retailers here. Or, track where it's selling through its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wearereadysg.
It's time to give your ears the audio freedom it deserves.