With confinement, telework has established itself in the lives of the French. And it is often difficult to maintain one’s concentration when one is parasitized by ambient noise. The new wireless headphones and earphones and their technology provide satisfactory solutions provided you choose the right model.
High Tech: The wireless revolution
It’s the wireless revolution in the little world of headphones. Begun in 2016 by Apple with its Air Pods, manufacturers of headphones and other speakers are flooding the market with ever more sophisticated headphones.
Powerful wireless headphones
If it is an essential tool for organizing remote meetings or for optimal isolation, noise reduction models are essential. For athletes, we must limit ourselves to waterproof models.
The mode of communication between the two headphones is essential. If Bluetooth is the standard, it is also the most energy-consuming and the least stable. It is therefore preferable to pay a little more for headsets that communicate in NFMI (Near Field Magnetic Induction, or “short-range magnetic induction”).
Wireless headphones: earphones are fashionable
Among the most efficient models of headsets on the market are the Air Pods pro from Apple, sold for 275 euros. Design, they integrate an active “noise reduction” function and are doubled by a transparency mode allowing to capture external noises when necessary. Their resistance to perspiration and rain makes them the darling of athletes, even if they are more popular with fans of the apple brand.
In terms of music, historical brands like Sony are doing well. The WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones offer high-performance active noise reduction. Two microphones are located on the surface of the headphones and pick up a large part of the ambient noise. These are then erased thanks to an artificial intelligence system made in Sony. With an autonomy of 6 hours with this function, they sell a little cheaper than the Air Pods Pro, or 249 euros.
Small budgets can also find their account with the Xiaomi True Wireless. If they are neither waterproof nor rechargeable, they are sold at 80 euros and incorporate a noise reduction function, supposed to isolate the user. However, they remain less efficient in this area than the rest of the competition.
Wireless headsets for increased comfort
For a larger budget, it is also possible to turn to wireless headphones with adjustable noise reduction, such as the Bose Headphones 700, sold for 319.99 euros. With its 11 levels of ambient noise reduction and its 4 microphones, it offers exceptional calling comfort. It is ideal for those who work from home.
Again, Sony and its WH-1000XM3 caused a sensation in this market. Sold for 299.99 euros, the headphones from the sector leader have, according to several studies, one of the best noise reductions in the world. With 38 hours of wireless Bluetooth listening time and fast charging, the headset is a must and stands out with two unique features. The Quick Attention app cuts noise reduction in an instant. And Headphones Connect is a useful feature to precisely customize the sound quality of what you listen to.
It is also possible to obtain a quality wireless headset without breaking the bank, as the JBL Tune 600 BTNC offers, sold for 79.99 euros. This on-ear headset offers active noise reduction at a very low price. Only concern, its autonomy limited to 12 hours in Bluetooth.