Wired vs Wireless Headphones: The Case for Wired in 2020

For most of us, headphones have become a part of our daily lives. They provide soundtracks for daily walks, keep us connected when we’re running errands, and help us block out noise when we need to focus at work. 

While in recent years Bluetooth headphones have become increasingly popular, wireless technology also comes with certain caveats and challenges. We’ve chosen not to cut the cord on our Rayz earphones for four good reasons. Before you purchase another pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones, read on to learn why you should give wired headphones a second chance. 

High Fidelity Sound. The convenience of wireless headphones comes with a few sacrifices, the most important of which is sound quality. In order to get sound through a Bluetooth connection, your device must send compressed data packages to your headphones. This means reduced audio resolution unless your mobile and wireless devices include support for a high resolution audio codec like LDAC or aptX HD, but even then audio-visual latency will still be a problem. 

Wired earphones, by contrast, can receive high fidelity audio at lightning speed. Our Rayz earphones have an on-board high performance DAC with 24 bit /48 kHz high resolution audio processing - that means no compromising on sound quality or latency. Your conversations will be clearer and your music will simply sound better. The onboard DAC also allows you to save custom EQ and noise cancellation profiles directly onto the headphones, making it extremely easy to enjoy a customized listening experience from any device after a simple one-time setup. 

Better Battery Life, Better Environment. Ever noticed that your phone or tablet’s battery seems to get eaten up even faster when using a wireless headset? That’s because your phone is working extra hard to send out all of those data packets we just mentioned. Then, of course, there’s the battery in the headphones themselves which will fail over time, further contributing to the growing mountain of e-waste around the world. 

Rather than relying on a battery to power our advanced audio features, our smart headphones and mobile conference speakers draw a minimal amount of power from the mobile device itself. We believe that a battery-free experience is better for both the user and for the environment!  

No Charging Required. Nothing is more frustrating than popping in your earphones only to realize they aren’t charged! Fortunately our Rayz earphones are always ready to go, another perk of being a wired...flower? 

Okay so maybe our puns aren’t great, but you know what is great? Talking and charging your mobile device at the same time! Rayz Pro and Rayz Plus smart noise cancelling earphones both have Talk-and-Charge ports built into the cable housing which allow you to connect your phone or tablet’s charging cable directly to your headphones, keeping your devices powered even when you’re using your headset!

Simple Setup. We’ve all had to navigate the frustration of dropped Bluetooth connections. Walk too far and you’ll lose your connection. Wireless signal lag? You’ll need to reconnect!

Our earphones are as simple as plug and play, no pairing required or weak connections to worry about. We also include multiple eartips and wings in the box to ensure that you’ll be able to find the right fit for your unique ear shape. Finally, our app delivers software updates and customizable settings with an easy-to-use interface to ensure you’re getting the best personalized sound possible from any device. Whether you’re walking through a store, working from home, or working out, Rayz earphones will simply adapt to your environment and lifestyle with the push of a button.

So here’s the bottom line: wired headphones aren’t a bygone technology. In fact, they’re superior to their wireless counterparts in many ways, including sound quality, battery, environmental impact, and ease of use. If you’re looking for a new set of headphones this holiday season, think twice before cutting the cord and research the technology of both wired and wireless before making your decision!