5 Different Types of Bluetooth Headphones, Which One You Favor?
Bluetooth technology was developed in 1994, but the term "Bluetooth" was proposed and ultimately named by an Intel engineer in 1997. When the first wireless Bluetooth headphones came out in 2000, and the headphones began their journey—get rid of the shackles of cables. Over the next decade, Bluetooth technology improved, but due to the need to install Bluetooth chips and provide enough space for batteries, more portable and lightweight headphones still have not been invented. So for a long time the market is still dominated by headphones. The emergence of earbuds in 2011 and removal of 3.5mm headphone port by Apple in 2016 expanded the market for Bluetooth headphones. Untill 2019, TWS true wireless headphones have experienced explosive growth.
With more than 20 years of development, a wide variety of headphones have emerged. We've grouped 5 different Bluetooth headphones by design. Which one is your type?
Headphones are a very classic style, and a more detailed classification (by size) can be divided over-ear headphones and on-ear headphones. These headphones usually accommodate larger units, more circuits, and batteries, so in addition to generally good sound quality, they can be called "all-rounders", such as noise cancellation and better recording.
Pros: Wrap ears to make them have good sound insulation effect; Provide a wider sound field, more realistic; Strong battery life.
Cons: Big and heavy, not easy to carry around; Not everyone likes ears covered (the feeling of pinched head), especially in summer...you know.
Over-ear headphones are comfortable to wear, but storage is a problem. The neckband headphones have been changed in shape so that they can be hung around the neck. There is no need to worry about losing or storing. It's usually good at battery life, sound quality, and noise cancellation, making it a good alternative for headphone users.
Pros: Smaller than the headphones, hanging around the neck more low-key; Less burden; Wear stability; Suitable for sports scenes.
Cons: If the neck is poorly designed, running or even fast walking will tilt to one side; Strong material will also have uncomfortable feeling; Prone to stethoscope effect.
The new category created by Apple quickly became a global hit. Conceptually, these are the most relevant wireless earphones. It’s divided into semi-in-ear type and in-ear type. Very distinguishable, the half-in-ear model is similar to Air Pods, while with silicone earplugs are in-ear; Similar to our products: Stage hero5, Stage hero6 & Stage hero3. From the acoustic point of view, the in-ear type has structural advantages over the semi-in-ear type in terms of both sound quality and noise cancellation. But the wearing performance of semi-in-ear headphones is usually more comfortable, because they fit into the ear wall without the feeling of fullness.
Pros: Completely without any headphone cable shackles, a truly "wireless headphone"; More lightweighting and easy to carry; More fashion design.
Cons: Battery longevity; Connection stability and delay.
4.Bone conduction headphones
A type of headphones wildly recommended by sports enthusiasts. Unlike traditional headphones, it does not cover the ears or plug into the ear canal. Most of them are ear hanging type, sound is transmitted to the auditory nerve through the temporal bone, which sounds very dreamy. Therefore, with this kind of headphone, you can hear the surrounding environment sound and the music coming from the headphone at the same time. This dual listening experience is what many sports people dream of.
Pros: Perfect dual listening experience without hurting the ears.
Cons: People with glasses can be a little inconvenient.
From smartwatches to truly wireless headphones, the coverage of intelligent wearables has finally expanded to glasses. However, the overall product line of intelligent glasses is not yet mature. Smart audio glasses are the combination of "Bluetooth headphones" + "optical glasses". The Stage ZoroⅡ is one such product, with replaceable lenses(Sunglasses lenses & blue light lenses). For most users, this isn't a good choice if it's for the functionality of a Bluetooth headphones. But for the nearsighted, digital enthusiasts and fashion lovers, it is recommended to try them out.
Pros: Nothing in ear, more comfortable; Lenses can be changed to suit daily life or vacation
Cons: Heavier than normal glasses; It's a bit expensive.
So, It‘s all depends on what your needs are and what type of sound quality and portability you are looking for. With a variety of styles and designs to choose from, there is sure to be a type of Bluetooth headphone that suits your needs.