Does sound quality from wireless Bluetooth headphones compare with their corded equivalents?
asked May 24 '12 at 07:35
if you need headphones to use while on the go/ out doors then a decent $50-60 bluetooth headphone will work just fine.
If you plan to listen to music in a quiet environment on in front of a PC then go wired. bluetooth headphones do not have a very good sound stage and have trouble with very complex sounds.
When you are outside you are less likely to notice the flaws but if you focus on the music in a quiet environment then the limits of bluetooth become clear. (but then again, there is no need to walk around outside with a high end headphone because I am sure you will not spend much money on a headphone if when ever you played music, it sounded like there was a bus with a busted muffler in the background
edit: these are about $38 and have decent reviews
keep in mind that many bluetooth headphones have internal batteries that cannot be replaced and thus they may last a max of around 2 years, even if you take really good care of them (though by around 1 to 1.5 years the battery life will be too poor to last the day)
Look to pay £300 ore more for "decent" ones.
They are bulky and sound is not as nice as corded.
answered May 24 '12 at 08:18