August 25, 2017 by Mixcder
Are Bluetooth headphones and wireless headphones the same thing?
Essentially, yes. Wireless headphones refer to headphones that can communication with another smart device using radio signals. Bluetooth is the formal name of the patented global wireless communication standard that is used in headphones, cell phones, tablets to exchange data over a short distance.
Some headphones have NFC, what's that?
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. It allows for the exchange of data over an extremely short distance (compared to Bluetooth) and it does not require a pairing process beforehand. In fact, the two devices connect almost instantaneously. In short, if your smart device and Bluetooth headphones have NFC, they can be paired to one another in an instant.
For example, our newest Mixcder wireless stereo headphone - HD601, is equipped with the NFC function. It could be simply connected to the devices which have NFC feature as well.
Do all wireless headphones have noise-cancelling?
No, not all wireless headphones are noise-cancelling enabled. Though, quite a few versions are. This is because Bluetooth headsets are great for commuters. Noise cancellation is the added luxury of turning down the volume on your busy surroundings so you can hear whatever music or white noise you are playing.
Do I need to buy a separate cable or do my wireless headphones include a cable?
This question comes up way more than you think. Luckily for you, almost all wireless headphones include a detachable cable for wired use.
If my headphones are a different version of Bluetooth than my smart device, will they work together?
Yes. Bluetooth devices are actually backwards compatible, so there shouldn't be an issue in doing so. Bluetooth 5.0 is the newest version which could possibly encounter issues with older versions. All previous versions should be perfectly fine.
I've heard audio quality suffers when using Bluetooth. Is this true? And if so, how terrible is it?
This is true. There is a trade-off when engaging in Bluetooth and it is unfortunately in audio quality. How terrible the audio quality is depends on the quality of the headphone and the quality of the build and technology. But, in general the quality is not awful. I think the difference in sound is only noticeable when performing a side-by-side comparison.
Do my Bluetooth headphones need an amp?
No, your headphones will not. Bluetooth headphones are designed for commuters and are subsequently built to be driven at lower impedance.
Do I need to burn in Bluetooth headphones?
No, because burning in your wireless Bluetooth headphones is like breaking them in. This "theory" is usually associated with audiophile-grade headphones and involves audio-enthusiasts pumping various types of audio on-loop through their headphones for extended periods of time. This theory isn't adopted by all and certainly isn't necessary for Bluetooth headphones.
Original Article: Your Common Wireless Headphone Questions Answered
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