Headphones Types Of Wireless Headphones
The wireless headphones or wireless headsets are wireless version of a conventional headphones, so also have the function of being placed near the ears and convert them into audible sound waves electric signal from an external audio source, but without cables. The wireless headphones have become very popular with the proliferation of mobile phones and MP3 players, since they avoid the acoustic contamination of the environment and provide convenience of use and privacy.
Types of wireless headphones
Wireless headphones can be classified according to different criteria, such as:
The closed or open character of the device.
Position with respect to the ear.
Types of wireless headphones according to the transmission technology:
There are different transmission technologies in wireless headphones to send the signal from the base to the headset.
Infrared: it is one of the most used for interiors due to its low cost and sound quality. The range is 30 meters and the user needs direct vision with the base station.
DECT: it is the standard technology for cordless telephones. The range is 100 meters but the sound quality is lower.
Radiofrequency: it is based on the transmission of radio signals (FM). Its scope is around 100 meters, being the signal of high quality.
Bluetooth: it is the standard technology to associate devices with each other. Its range is 10 meters, and the sound quality suffers quite a distance.
Types of wireless headphones according to their use:
There are different types of wireless headphones depending on the use for which they are designed, varying greatly the weight, size, scope, autonomy and technology used.
Wireless headsets for landlines: the base is connected to the landline, they use DECT or Bluetooth technology, they incorporate a microphone.
Wireless headsets for cordless telephones: they use DECT technology, so that the headset registers as another terminal. They incorporate a microphone.
Wireless headsets for Internet VoIP: the base connects to the PC through the USB port, use Bluetooth technology, incorporate a microphone.
Wireless headsets for mobile phones with Bluetooth: use Bluetooth technology and incorporate a microphone.
Wireless headphones for other devices: TV, PC, MP3, PS3 … use infrared or FM technology. They have different connectors to be compatible with the numerous types of plugs existing in multimedia equipment.