In the office we sometimes use earphones instead of the office speaker. A couple of us use wired/plug-in and the rest use wireless/Bluetooth. Most peoples choice of whether they want to use wired or wireless earphones depends on their lifestyle.
Pros of Wireless
- No chance of getting tangled up the wires
- Can connect and disconnect to different devices easily
- Light to carry with you
- The quality of the sound is just as good as wired
Cons of Wireless
- You rely on battery power and a lot of wireless earphones have poor battery capacity
- It can be easy to lose
- Can be more expensive than wired
- Can cause your phone or device battery to go down faster because you will need to have Bluetooth connected at all times
Pros of Wired/plug-in
- You don’t have to rely on battery power
- Can be used with nearly every device (e.g. laptops, phones, tablets/ipads)
- Don’t have to worry about your phone battery draining as much as using Bluetooth earphones.
- Normally costs less than wireless
Cons of Wired/plug-in
- Can be messy and wires can get tangles easily
- Can restrict you from doing certain activities
- They can be harder to transport because of the wires
My personal choice is wireless because for me they are easier to use and I don’t have to worry about getting them tangled when I’m not using them and they are in my bag or pocket. Even though I use wireless I don’t notice a difference in audio quality, I can use them all day and they won’t need charging for at least 3 days and it only takes 3/4 hours to charge then they are good for another 3 days. Other people in the office chose wired/plug-in so they don’t need to worry about charging the earphones and they can just plug-in and go.
The world still seems to be stuck in the decision between wireless and wired, many people are still sticking with the mostly cheaper traditional style of wired/plug-in earphones. It is a hard choice to pick for many people, especially when most people who buy a new phone wired/plug-in earphones come with the phone so they would have to spend extra money just to buy another pair of earphones when you already have a pair. At the moment people are almost completely split down the middle so wired earphones are still hanging on.