The era of wireless headphones you are achieving your greatest point of exposure. Today, the variety of Bluetooth (BT) models available accommodates price and performance to all requirements. On this note, the best for less than 5 thousand pesos that are obtained in the country and its main technical characteristics.
In this selection, the six headphones Sony, Philips, Klip Xtreme, BlackPoint and Primus, are qualified to talk on the phone hands-free, listen to podcasts, and stream music, While some models are exclusively for sports or online play.
One of the defining specifications the condition of a headset is its drivers or internal speakers, responsible for transmitting sound. But also the autonomy it provides and the version of BT it uses to communicate with the mobile.
There are other secondary aspects such as portability, the materials in which its structure is affirmed and the design that it deploys, which must also be taken into account.
According to their level of isolation, there are headphones for outdoor or home use. Photo Philips
The cheapest are those that are placed in the ear canal -called in-ear or in-ear- and They start in less than 2 thousand pesos. The supraural or with a headband, which rest on the ear, they are around 5 thousand pesos. The circumaurals or HiFi, where the ear is covered by the padding, are achieved from 8 thousand pesos.
Philips Actionfit RunFree
Maximum power input 10 mW, sensitivity 107 dB. speaker diameter 13.6 mm. With Bluetooth 4.1. $ 4,499
SHQ6500CL were conceived for sportsBecause its waterproof design and bass are built to perform on the go. To prevent shedding during jogging, they include wedge-shaped rubber tips that mold to the ear socket.
The cable that connects the headphones is reinforced and achieves a good balance of sounds thanks to its echo control and noise reduction system. They cost 4,499 pesos.
With a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz sampling). Bluetooth version 5.0 and LDAC technology. $ 4,499
On the balance sheet, is the team that achieves a better technical balance. For use indoors as well as outdoors, these on-ear headphones include three buttons on the side, so you don’t have to take out your phone to fast-forward or pause songs.
“For optimal performance, it is essential that there is a stable connection between the headphone and the Bluetooth. It is important that the device has LDAC technology that provides a higher bandwidth to transmit triple the data. Ideal for high-quality wireless audio, including Hi-Res content, “says Federico Viel, Sony’s marketing manager.
This base model comes in three colors (white, blue and black) and although they do not fold like the top of the range, they can be rotated 90 degrees to lay them flat and facilitate transport. They are 4,499 pesos.
Primus ARCUS 90T
In-ear model with 10mm speaker with microphone and maximum output power of 10mw and frequency 20-20khz. $ 3,499.
They are designed to play online, with acoustically balanced hi-fi audio. It has high precision 10mm micro speakers and in-line command capsule for volume control, as well as for managing music and phone calls.
“For gamers, comfort in use is everything. In addition to an ergonomic design, the earphones with silicone tips fit easily in the ears, offering maximum comfort and stability during intense gaming sessions ”, remarks Adrian Romero, regional director of PRIMUS.
It has a single TRRS cable for connection to any compatible 3.5mm device. It also includes an adapter with two TRS connectors to also use it with a desktop PC. They are 3,499 pesos.
With a 20 – 20,000 Hz frequency response, 32mm speaker diameter, 30mW maximum power input, and BT 5.1. $ 4,599.
These supraurals are a great alternative as they provide 15 hours of playtime on a 2 hour charge. Buttons on ear pads make control easy of music and calls. They fold flat for easy storage.
It has 32mm neodymium drivers for clear sound, while the closed-back design ensures excellent isolation. They are available for 4,599 pesos.
Klip Xtreme Litetouch
With microphone and magnetic charging case with charging indicator LED. Long-lasting 30mAh battery. $ 2,999
Stereo Wireless Connection (TWS) type headphones and Smart Touch technology to play and interrupt audio, adjust volume, change tracks and answer or end calls with just one touch.
The compact design magnetic charging case is equipped with LED status indicator lights and a battery capable of storing the energy required to complete up to 2 charge cycles of up to 4 hours each. They are 2,999 pesos.
With a design similar to AirPods, microphone, operating range of 10 meters, an autonomy of 3 hours and 2 hours of charge. $ 2,000.
Another TWS equipment with a range of 10 meters and an autonomy of 3 hours. A full charge takes two hours. They come in two black and white colors. They cost 2,000 pesos.
The perception of sound, like the olfactory trace or taste, they are totally subjective impressions. Many may find something comfortable that for others is borderline tolerable.
To referee in this sensitive maze, technical specifications can serve as a quality stoplight. But nevertheless, it is always advisable to try them before deciding.
The key aspects, which are not always indicated at a glance by the manufacturer, are summarized in the following points.
Drivers are the emitters of sound and their performance depends acoustic clarity, bass balance and electrical power consumption. The in-ears come with drivers from 8 to 15 mm, while the supra-aurals range from 20 to 50 mm. As a logical rule, the size will determine the maximum volume but not the quality.
Scope and autonomy
Being wireless, These headphones depend on the autonomy supplied by the battery. However, its duration depends on the volume at which it is heard, whether noise cancellation is activated and the distance between the emitter and the receiver.
While the larger models can provide up to 10 hours of music, those who wear on the ear, they cannot exceed 4 hours, although through their case, they can extend their charge for another 4 hours.
The difference, both in cost and result, between two similar teams, is based on in BT technology adopted by the device.
The condition to enter the TWS category is that the headphones are of the in-ear type (in-ear).
It is convenient that it be from 5.0 onwards. Since it achieves a greater range and transmission speed, together with energy efficiency. The most suitable is Bluetooth 5.2 It was designed to improve audio quality and reduce energy consumption.
At the limit of what is justifiable is the frequency range. Refers to how low or loud the headphones can ring. In this race the limit is imposed by the human ear, that picks up sounds between 20 and 20,000 hertz (Hz). The closer the range of the headphones is to these values, the better they will hear.
Thus, those that fall between 80 to 19,000 Hz they will be able to reproduce the sound they receive with maximum fidelity. Those between 150 to 14,000 Hz will have disadvantages in the low tones, the sounds with low frequencies of the audible spectrum.