How to choose quality wireless headphones for PC or TV
We do not know which wireless headphones to choose for TV or PC? Let us help you with the suggestions in this guide.
Listening to music or watching a movie has a whole other effect with a pair of headphones, especially if wireless (with wireless technology).
Thanks to the absence of the wire we will no longer be tied to stay near the PC or TV, we can listen to anything without disturbing those present in the house or the neighborhood, enjoying a sound of superior quality compared to simple speakers or speakers integrated into the TV or connected to the PC.
But how to choose quality wireless headphones without making mistakes?
In this guide we will show you all the features that a pair of quality wireless headphones must possess according to the usage scenario, so that only suitable headphones appear for the present purpose (PC, music from smartphone or tablet, TV).
In addition to the usage scenarios, we will see what differentiates the various models of headphones.
How to choose wireless headphones
In order to choose the correct wireless headset model, we will have to take a look at the technical features.
Since the parameters can be numerous, here are the ones to consider when choosing a pair of wireless headphones.
Wireless technology used: the wireless technology used is important to connect the chosen headphones to the playback device without problems. The most used technology is without a doubt the Bluetooth, which allows you to connect headphones to any smartphone or modern tablet, PC (via Bluetooth adapter) and some TV equipped with Bluetooth technology.
Alternatively, RF (Radio Frequencies) is used, often associated with an independent transmission base to be connected to the TV or to the playback device via an audio cable or optical audio cable.
WiFi Direct can also be used as a transmission system, but it is not widely used and will not be taken into consideration.
Wireless signal coverage : this parameter depends directly on the type of wireless technology used and on the listening distance.
If the chosen headphones adopt the Bluetooth technology we will get the maximum quality and absence of interference within the first 3-4 meters, with the signal that decays rapidly after 5 meters (especially in the presence of obstacles or other wireless waves).
So the Bluetooth headphones are great if used close enough to the source, while they may not be usable on medium distances (such as TV-sofa, where the 10 meters away can make the difference).
Headphones that use radio frequencies (RF) certainly have a greater coverage with the best results obtainable up to 15 meters, but suffer particularly interference with other radio wave devices (FM stereo, clock radio, home alarms, remote control gate etc .), so the audio quality may not be perfect even if we are close enough (we could hear some interference like when we listen to the disturbed FM radio).
To solve this type of problem, RF wireless headphones often offer more tuning channels so that you can choose the best interference-free channel.
Transmission security : the Bluetooth connection is encrypted, so no one else will be able to hear what we are transmitting to the headphones (unless you decide to connect to the same source).
The radio connection is clear, so (from a theoretical point of view) anyone can pick up the radio frequency we are using for headphones and listen to everything we are transmitting.
It is not uncommon to “intercept” other radio broadcasts, which will be played by the headphones, disturbing the listening.
If this parameter may not be important in most scenarios, it could become so if we live in an area where radio waves are often used to communicate or remotely control vehicles (radio stations for radio-amateurs, airplanes for model aircraft, military or aeronautical barracks, etc.).
Systems to improve audio: the more expensive models of wireless headphones allow higher quality when listening using independent equalizers, supporting proprietary audio compression protocols (APT-X, AAC, CSR or A2DP) or mounting a chip dedicated to audio conversion (DAC).
Models with these features deliver crystal clear, clean sound with powerful volumes at any listening frequency for a truly unique experience.
Scenario of use: it is said that the most expensive headphones go well for all scenarios of use!
For example, if we look for wireless headphones to listen to TV in the living room without disturbing, the best solution is the radio wave (RF) headphones, comfortable to configure and with good quality (without interference).
If you want to use wireless headphones on your PC or smartphone / tablet, the best choice is without a doubt the Bluetooth headphones, which offer the highest quality in the short distance and can also improve the sound quality thanks to the integrated improvements on high-end models.
Guide to buying Bluetooth wireless headphones
After seeing the features that must have good wireless headphones, let’s see together the best models with Bluetooth technology.
1) JBL T450 BT Excellent Bluetooth headphones for everyone. Equipped with a suural head of adequate size, padded headphones for perfect insulation, JBL Pure Bass technology and 11 hours of autonomy, are the best headphones for quality/price ratio.
The headset features Bluetooth 4.0 technology, a fast coupling system via NFC, digital noise removal system, integrated microphone, and support for aptX and AAC proprietary audio compression systems.
2) Sennheiser HD 4.50
Sennheiser has always been synonymous with high quality when it comes to headphones and earphones.
In particular, this model of Bluetooth headphones has a proprietary system for the reduction of external noise (NoiseGard), NFC fast coupling technology, integrated microphone and adjustable and foldable headband.
3) Beats Solo3
Beats headphones is a very famous and popular brand since it is often used in commercials, movies and is the first choice for VIPs.
If you also want to bet on Beats headphones you can choose the Solo3 model, Bluetooth headphones with integrated 40-hour battery life, integrated microphone, fast charging (Fast Fuel), integrated audio control and advanced sound insulation.
Guide to buying RF wireless headphones
After seeing the Bluetooth headset we discover the best models of radio frequency (RF) headphones that we can buy.
1) AmazonBasics – Wireless Headphones AmazonBasics – Headphones
These headphones produced by Amazon allow you to enjoy the quality of the audio transmitted by the TV on the living room without disturbing anyone, ideal for those who often see the TV at night or at high volume.
Ready to use and easily configurable, thanks to the RCA cable (red and white) or to the RCA-jack adapter for the TV equipped with headphones output.
Excellent charging base, as well as the quality / price ratio.
2) Sony MDR-RF855RK
Sony is a very reliable brand in terms of headphones, and also has a good model working by radio waves, with rechargeable battery via the convenient base (which also acts as a signal transmission source) and very large headband, adjustable with ease.
3) Panasonic RP-WF830WE-K
Panasonic headphones are among the best in the category, thanks to the large adjustable headband, to the large halls (to isolate effectively from external sounds), a battery of 20 hours of autonomy and an elegant charging base.