Do they make wireless headphones with great sound quality?

by on June 5, 2010

Q: I use headphones to listen to music on my PC, using iTunes. I like over-the-ear style headphones, but I tend to run through at least 2 pairs of headphones per year because I’m always bending/breaking/abusing the cord. I’ve heard about wireless headphones, but I don’t know anything about them. I’ve heard they can be very expensive and the sound quality is poorer than regular headphones. Is this true? Also, I would like to know how they are charged (do they use regular batteries like my wireless mouse and keyboard, or do they have a special battery and charging station, or something else entirely?)

Basically, I would like to know if someone makes an over-the-ear wireless headset that would stream music from iTunes (on my desktop) into the headphones, without having any cords that keep me tethered to my desktop’s tower, and without costing more than $100 or so.

Also, if it’s not too much trouble, I would like someone to explain the difference between the wireless headphones I see in different areas of electronics stores – what makes a Bluetooth headset different from a gaming headset from a music headset.

I have looked on the Internet at different products, but I don’t feel like I’m learning what I want to know. Any help you could give would be appreciated.


One Response to “Do they make wireless headphones with great sound quality?”
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    There are a lot of options in your budget range. They all work a little bit differently for charging and batteries depending on the use they are geared toward. Models that are for home use often have a charging station for your desk or table, while headphones for portable use might charge like a cell phone.

    Take a look at some reviews of these bestselling models on Amazon to read about the user opinions: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FWireless-Headphones-Accessories-Supplies%2Fb%3Fie%3DUTF8%26node%3D509316&tag=askageek-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957