Headphones or earphones, wired or wireless, what do our readers prefer?

Headphones or earphones, wired or wireless, what do our readers prefer?

Interestingly, our poll shows that our readers are much less interested in wired earbuds, with less than 10% of the votes. Wireless reigned supreme with more than half of the votes between headphones and earbuds, leaning largely towards the former.

We asked readers preferred headphones or earbuds and whether they go wired or wireless, over the weekend. How all the “cool kids” have been spotted rocking wired earbuds, the question was sparked by an article from The Wall Street Journal. From pricing, to warding off unwanted conversations, the report highlighted potential reasons for this during a time when wireless is all the rage.

Highlights

  • Of course, not everyone prefers wireless due to audio quality, but for others, it’s all about the convenience of carrying them around, especially with the best wireless earbuds. Plus, you have the added benefit of not having to mess around with tangled wires and shorts.

  • For many of the comments, readers seem to switch between different types depending on what they’re doing, with headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM4 or Bose QC35 II as a popular option when indoors and earbuds more popular when outdoors:

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