Advantages of Wired Earphones
The advancement in modern-day technology has given rise to wireless and smart devices. From earphones and headphones, there are several ways for you to enjoy your favourite songs and despite all the wireless Bluetooth earphones available in the market, wired earphones still remain a classic and timeless choice for many individuals and audiophiles. But why is it that this type of earphone still reigns supreme? We will be exploring some of the more common benefits of wired earphones that make them the preferred choice over the convenience of wireless earphones.
1. Better Sound Quality
Despite the significant improvements in wireless earphone technology over the years, it is still not comparable to the audio quality of wired earphones due to the usage of analog signals.
Analog signals can handle more data than digital signals like Bluetooth. In layman’s terms, it simply means that when using wired earphones, your audio would not have to go through so much processing before reaching you. Thus, they can skip past audio compression and deliver the sound in its full resolution.
Moreover, there are now sound-isolating earphones and noise-cancelling earphones that block out noise through ergonomically designed physical barriers or blocks out ambient sound through a specific system of components.
2. More Affordable
Wired earphones in Singapore typically cost lower compared to wireless ones. This is due to wireless technology being more expensive to develop and manufacture. Aside from the initial cost of the product, wired earphones tend to be easier to repair (when required) with readily available replacement parts. This makes them more cost-effective overall.
3. More Compatibility with Devices
The 3.5 mm headphone jack has always been a universal standard for many modern audio devices over the years. This provides the user with peace of mind as he/she would not have to worry if their existing device is compatible with the Bluetooth technology of wireless earphones.
With that being said, it is also important to take note that there are certain brands these days that have started making use of different types of jacks or none at all. This means that the plugs of the wired earphones are only compatible with some devices on the market today.
4. Ease of Use
Wired earphones are extremely easy to set up. All you have to do is to plug them in and you are all set to go. Once you play your audio, you would be able to hear them on your earphones.
This plug-and-play setup reduces the risk of any unwelcome wireless interferences and pairing issues from Bluetooth devices. Considering these factors, wired earphones are undeniably more user-friendly than wireless ones.
So are Wired Earphones Better?
Both wired and wireless earphones have their pros and cons, so it really comes down to what you personally want and prioritise out of a pair of earphones.
For those of you who prefer freedom of movement, then perhaps a wireless option would be more suitable to your needs. You can check out the AONIC FREE True Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones. As for those of you who want more compatibility and perhaps better affordability, then check out our classic SE215 Professional Sound Isolating Earphones. This is our most popular pair of wired earphones. If you are still undecided about whether to go wired or wireless, fret not. With the Shure True Wireless Secure Fit Adapter, you can easily transform your detachable earphones into a truly wireless one.
Also, do feel free to take a look at all of our other items listed in our flagship Shure Shop. Beyond our noise-isolating earphones, we have a wide range of other audio products from microphones to earphones and headphones easily accessible in Singapore.