Choosing high-quality wireless headphones which make you completely satisfied is a challenging task, to say the least. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, especially if you’ve done your research by comparing the core aspects of the different wireless TV headphones out there on the market today.
Often times, you’ve bought a pair of headphones in a hurry or were overly influenced by an aggressive marketing pitch, only to find out later that the headphones that you purchased didn’t live up to your expectations. The headphones disappointed you in one or more areas, and the next thing you know, you are already on the lookout for another set of wireless headphones.
Fortunately, this article can rescue you from that disappointment and can save your money as well, at least the money which you would have spent in buying the second set of headphones. However, before I start my post, I want to ask you a question. Are you doing one the below 5 mistakes while choosing Wireless Headphones for TV? If so, then this article will probably save you time, aggravation and possibly, money. While the following points may seem basic to some people, it is often the most basic points that we often fail to see.
Selecting wireless headphones that don’t have an adequate range is one of the biggest mistakes people make. They bring home their headphones thinking that the specified range is sufficient for their home. However, that simply isn’t the case. What most consumers fail to realize is that the operating range of most headphones are different than the range specified on the package. That is because a home has obstructions such as floors and walls that degrade the range coverage.
If you are gifting wireless headphones to your friends or relatives, it’s advisable to go for the one that has at least a 300-foot operating range. Sennheiser range of wireless headphones usually come with some very good operating ranges.
2. Battery Life
Another mistake that people commonly make is not paying attention to the battery life of the headphones they want to buy. Since most of the TV headphones on the market today are wireless, you should expect them to run at least 8 to 10 hours. A quick-draining battery is very disappointing.
Fortunately, some of the more recent wireless headphones released usually offer battery lives of approximately 15-20 hours. There are even some that offer 24 hours of battery life, including this one by Sony.
3. Buying A Cheap Local brand
Without a doubt, the price of headphones is often a major deciding factor for those looking for a good pair of headphones. And this leads some people to go to their local mall to buy the cheapest headphones available. However, this is often a mistake and they begin to have problems with sound quality, range or battery life. Then they realize why they were so cheap—they were junk.
In my experience, it is often better to spend a little bit more money upfront to get high-quality wireless headphones from an established brand. It is often a whole lot better than buying whatever low-priced (and low-quality) junk your local electronics store is selling.
Not that long ago, I published an article on our blog about the various technologies that are used in modern wireless headphones today. Which brings me to my next most common mistake people make. Many people fail to take the time in understanding the purpose of these various technologies and how they affect the performance of their headphones.
For instance, since I’m predominantly talking about wireless headphones for TV listening, you should really decide what type of technology is right for you for pairing your headphones with your TV. In my opinion, an RF (radio frequency) unit is the most ideal for TV listening since it provides you with a greater range of coverage.
Technologies like infrared and Bluetooth usually come with range limitations, but Bluetooth headsets are often better suited for your in-car audio and mobile phone listening needs. So if you’re going to be using your headphones for making calls in your car, then a Bluetooth model may indeed be a better choice.
I always recommend that you take the time to learn about the various wireless technologies and how they are used in wireless headphones. After all, this is the whole reason I started this website. To help you on your way, I created this link which will give you a brief explanation on the various technologies used in today’s headsets. It’s definitely worth the 10 minutes or so of reading it requires, trust me.
5. Not reading user reviews on Amazon (For that matter even the buying guide on our website)
This might appear like a no-brainer, but quite a few people don’t spend enough time checking out actual user reviews on Amazon. Which is a shame because these reviews are really helpful in helping a person determine if a particular product is right for them.
The easiest way to see what products are best rated in their category is to check out Amazon’s best sellers page. For example, you can go to the Bestseller page of wireless headphones and look for user reviews and ratings. Since I spend a lot of time writing about best-selling headphones, you might also want to check out my monthly published series: the most popular wireless headphones of the month. This series is almost certainly going to be a benefit to you as you choose the best headphones for you.
How about you? Have you ever been in a situation where you found that the headphones you bought didn’t live up to your expectations? I hope this article was interesting to you and will help you in the future to avoid the Top 5 Mistakes People Make While Buying Wireless Headphones.