For most people, headphones are an integral part of their phone. However, headphones come in all shapes and sizes and we are interested in what kind of favorites you have. Smartphone makers are pushing True Wireless (TWS) headsets, but are they really the best choice?
Over-the-ear headphones are hard to beat in terms of sound quality. They are also great at keeping noise at bay, without disrupting active noise. And they have the best battery life to boot. However, their size and weight mean that they are not a very practical choice in most use situations.
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TWS headsets are small, which makes them easy to carry with you anytime, but also easy to lose. You can find models that look great and also offer some excellent isolation – but this requires rubber tips, which can be uncomfortable for some.
Some in-ear models have a neck band. They do not require a charging / carrying case like the TWS models and are cheaper. There are also on-year models.
Related question, wired or wireless? The answer is obvious in the TWS case, but most popular over-the-ear models are also wireless. Sure, there is usually a way to tie them with a cable, but most people never do.
One reason to do this if less delay is required – it makes a world of difference for video calls and gaming. Basic Bluetooth headphones can bring a delay of up to 200 ms into the system, which is quite noticeable. Good wireless models have a delay of less than 50-80 ms.