Does Bluetooth Sound Quality Reach the Level of Wired Headphones?
Bluetooth, where would we be these days without it?
Without any doubt it has considerable advantages for many aspects of day to day life - taking calls when you are driving, for example, or linking up peripherals to computers and home appliances has the potential to be quick, convenient, and most importantly wire-free. It is fair to say that Bluetooth has done, and continues to do much towards making our daily lives just that little bit easier.
The majority of people, however, use Bluetooth for listening to audio; go anywhere these days and the chances are that you will come across someone listening to music on their phones or mobile devices. You may well notice their headphones or in-ear headphones, but usually, the device throwing out those tunes is in a pocket or a bag, out of view, with not a single connecting cable to be seen.
Yet there are still some music lovers who shun Bluetooth for music, claiming that the quality of audio doesn’t quite compare to that played with a wired connection. Are such claims justified? Giving a definitive answer to that question is a little complex, but addressing the most common facts and myths about Bluetooth will stand you in good stead to make an informed choice. Let’s cut through the technical jargon and look a little closer at what Bluetooth can and can’t do.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is the name given to a standard, in this case, the standard for transmitting information over a short distance by radio waves. It is over twenty years old and was pioneered by the industry giants of the time, such as Toshiba, IBM and Nokia. At first, Bluetooth wasn’t taken as seriously as it might have been, particularly by competitors. However, things have changed now and they will surely keep changing as the limitations of the past become distant memories.