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Earbuds or Headphones, wired or wireless?

If you had asked me, 60 days ago, what was the one thing you used every day from a technology perspective that was critical I would have, then told you it was my laptop? Now I suspect I would have to argue it is my headset. I have one for my home computer and one for my work computer, the reason for two is that they both connect to a USB dongle (USB device that connects to your computer). I had three, but I gave one to my poor wife, who is on a lot of calls now and needed a headset. Earbuds and wired headphones are beautiful, but there is someone about not being tethered to the phone or computer that makes a wireless headset more powerful.

My wife now has my two ears, ANC headphones that connect to the cell or computer. I have one ear headset connected to my work computer. It may just be my thing, but I do like being able to stand up, and not worry about that connected cable. I also like the concept of automatic noise-canceling capabilities for ANC. I remember when I was flying all the time, the difference between headphones and noise-canceling headphones made all the difference in the world, when you have ANC, the noise of the plane (car or sometimes now inside my own house goes away, the other thing is that earbuds, like the ones that ship with your phone, hurt my ears.

So, 50 or so days into lockdown, I still use my computer, but I use my earphones a lot more now than I did in the past. As a really quick tutorial, the types of headphones are listed below

  1. Wired earbuds (connected by a wire, fit inside your ear)
  2. Wireless earbuds (no wires, fits in your ear)
  3. Wired Over the ear (covers the ear, one ear or two) has a wire connecting to the device
  4. Wireless over the year (covers one or two ears and no wires)

The one feature that makes all the difference is ANC. Also, wireless heads often come with a pre-connected USB dongle that makes using the headset easy!

  • Question of

    do you use a headset?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    do you like wireless ear pieces

    • Yes
    • No
    • no
  • Question of

    Or do you prefer wired ear phones or ear buds?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. I had to transcribe a book ( I was helping someone) I found that wearing a wired headset was so constraining in several ways. That was when I bought myself a wireless headphone.

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  2. Q: DO YOU USE A HEADSET?
    Yes (1 votes) – 25%
    No (3 votes) – 75%
    Q: DO YOU LIKE WIRELESS EAR PIECES
    Yes (3 votes) – 75%
    No (1 votes) – 25%
    Q: OR DO YOU PREFER WIRED EAR PHONES OR EAR BUDS?
    Yes (3 votes) – 75%
    No (1 votes) – 25%

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