Wireless headphones are one of the most frequently chosen accessories by users and one of the best gifts we can give someone. What models are worth paying attention to, what should you know about them and who can they be a gift for?
An incredibly extensive range of JBL headphones
The headphone market has taken off in recent years as other companies have struggled to keep up with the competition with a few products and a whole slew of models have emerged that appeal to a wide audience. Whether you prefer on-ear, in-ear or in-ear headphones, there are at least a few options to choose from in every price range (which affects the specification and list of additional features). One of the leading manufacturers is JBL, which has been following this trend for a long time. We can choose JBL headphones not only in many prices, but also in colors, because in addition to the typical black and white versions, the company has prepared many other options, including pink, blue, dark blue, beige and multi-colored.
Noteworthy are, for example, the JBL Tune 510BT, which can be bought for about PLN 170 and in return we get well-made, wireless Bluetooth headphones with a microphone and volume control. the built-in battery works for up to 40 hours without charging, and the headphones support Google Assistant and Siri, so you can give voice commands to assistants built into smartphones. Fast charging will replenish energy in 5 minutes for another 2 hours of listening. For more models, you can go to the sub-page with JB headphones, where the most popular types of models will be true wirelessi.e. without any wires.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 – Are they already perfect?
However, Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 remain in a class of their own in this category. It is the second generation of some of the best headphones on the market, which can be purchased at a sale for several hundred zlotys cheaper. Why are they so good? Let’s start with cooperation with other devices – they are most often chosen by owners of apple devices, and it is with them that the headphones only need to be paired once. All because inside the hardware, the H1 chip is responsible for storing information about the user’s iCloud account. One-time pairing lets you switch between multiple devices very quickly, as you simply select your headphones as the outgoing device and you’re done.
But easy and fast control isn’t everything, as AirPods Pro 2 offers ambient muting and surround sound. The first is known as ANC because it’s active noise cancellation that allows you to reduce the audibility of surrounding sounds so you can focus on your music, audiobook or podcast. The sounds of the subway, the crowd, passing cars and the like become a barely or completely inaudible background. Adaptive Transparency mode allows you to stay in touch with the world while suppressing harsh ambient sounds. Spatial Audio is actually spatial sound that gives us the impression that we are in a cinema with speakers placed at different angles and directions. The headphones support both gesture control and voice control (Siri). They will work for 6 hours without charging, and the total playback time (using the power from the case) is up to 30 hours.
What’s new in AirPods 3rd generation?
However, not everyone is a fan of the Pro model due to it being an in-ear headphone. If you prefer typical in-ear headphones, Apple’s cheaper offering is the 3rd generation AirPods, which look similar to the Pro model (and the earbuds and case), but lack the in-ear features (including the rubber bands). The new generation of AirPods is still fast pairing, long battery life and excellent voice call quality, but there are also innovations such as Spatial Audio, which adapts to the movements of our head. This means that the surround sound is routed according to the change in head position.
In theory, the stage is always in front of you, but thanks to the Spatial Audio sensors in the 3rd generation AirPods, they can detect movement and make it seem like the sound is coming from the right, left, or even behind you. You can of course turn it off if it bothers you. Since the previous generation of AirPods is still on sale, the AirPods 3 are the middle model that offers better quality and longer battery life at a slightly higher price, but we don’t have to settle for the most expensive Pro model.
Affordable wireless headphones for everyone
Android smartphone users will not have access to all the features I mentioned in connection with AirPods, but even if the headphones are compatible, not everyone is ready to spend several hundred zlotys. There is no shortage of alternatives, and one possible choice is the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Lite, which have several things in common with AirPods. These truly wireless in-ear headphones come with a charging case and are dust and water resistant. The headphones automatically connect to our device after removing from the case, and thanks to Bluetooth 5.1 support, we get a certain distance and connection stability. Buds Lite 3 were created for active people, so their design was prepared with this in mind, as they stayed in the ear even during dynamic movements. It’s not a very expensive model, but it can meet the needs of regular users, so it’s even better that we have such a large selection, and if necessary, customers can opt for something better if they think about it.
The approaching Christmas is a great opportunity to gift someone the headphones of their dreams. There are several variants of the above proposals for different price ranges and technical capabilities. Choosing headphones must start with what smartphone, tablet or laptop the recipient is using, so that they work best with each type of device. If you are looking for a gift for a girlfriend, you can head to the linked page to find something suitable.
The material was created in cooperation with Euro RTV AGD