Three Things You Need To Know Before Buying A Pair Of In Ear Wireless Earbuds
1. Battery Life
Most in ear wireless earbuds manufacturers will quote a playing time of between three and five hours. In real-life use, you can count on knocking about 20% off the quoted figure. Once the power is used up, you must pop the in ear wireless earbuds back in their charging case to top up their charge by using power from a battery built into the charging case.
The charging case has a battery that can hold a charge sufficient to top up the in ear wireless earbuds between three and four times before the charging case needs recharging itself. Ideally, you need to know how long you can listen to the in ear wireless earbuds before they need to go back in their case for a recharge.
2. Noise Canceling
Some in ear wireless earbuds offer a noise-canceling feature that can help reduce the drone of aircraft engines or the clickety-clack of a railway track. Noise-canceling circuitry eats batteries so bear in mind that you probably won’t get lengthy listening times, and the earpieces may be pretty chunky in order to accommodate the larger size batteries required by the circuitry. Noise-canceling in ear wireless earbuds usually include a ‘Hear-Thru’ feature so that you can adjust the noise canceling to the level that’s comfortable or safe when, say, jogging or press a button to mute the music and hear what someone is saying without the need to remove the earbuds.
3. Charging Case
The charging case that stores and recharges in ear wireless earbuds is a very important part of a pair of in ear wireless earbuds. The case needs to be robust if you’re going to be taking the earbuds out an about with you. Check the hinge of the charging case and assess how robust it feels as it’s going to take quite a bashing and needs to be tough.