Gone are the days of snagging your headphone wire and watching your phone or iPod crash to the ground. Wireless headphones and earbuds have been around for a while and have an interesting history, but they haven’t been all that comfortable until now.
The first wireless headphones received a signal through a transmitter like a radio and that’s why many sets also came with a built-in radio. Bluetooth technology was invented in 1999, and although it changed the method of signal transmission, headphone design still had a long way to go. Even earbud design was lacking – wireless earbuds relied on a cord connecting both buds together. Ear buds (wireless or not) that fit snugly in the ear were uncomfortable, and comfortable earbuds would often fall out.
Finally, we have a blend of wireless technology and comfort with truly wireless earbuds that cost about the same as any other high-quality wireless headphones.
While just about everyone knows about AirPods – Apple’s wireless earbuds – there’s another option if those don’t do it for you: Jaybird Vista wireless earbuds.
Move over, Apple, there’s a new earbud in town
Jaybird’s Vista wireless earbuds are specifically designed for active people and are engineered to stay in place while working out, running, and engaging in other activities. Jaybird’s Vista wireless earbuds are an improvement from the previous versions (Run and Run XT) and are the lightest and most compact Jaybird earbuds to date. These earbuds come with three different sizes of silicone eargels to get you the best fit. Like the Run XT Predecessor, the Vista wireless earbuds are also sweat proof and won’t short out or fall out of your ears due to rain.
The coolest feature the Vista wireless earbuds have is a mobile app that allows you to customize the audio equalization (EQ) and create custom presets according to your preferences. For example, you may want to increase the bass for certain types of music or decrease the treble for others. You’ve probably noticed how frustrating it is when you want to adjust the frequencies of the music you’re listening to, but can’t. Or, you have to make those adjustments from scratch each time. These presents make adjusting frequencies easy.
As a bonus, Jaybird earbuds have a built-in mechanism that allows you to find them if you misplace them.
The future of headphones and earbuds is wireless
When the iPhone 7 was released without a headphone jack, some people panicked. An adapter made it possible to use audio equipment with the standard 3.5mm jack, but who wants to carry around an adapter? Truth be told, Apple and other companies want you to switch to a wireless lifestyle and the world is headed into a wireless future. It’s only a matter of time before adapters are abandoned and wireless becomes the standard.
Bluetooth technology is taking over the audio equipment space
An article about the wireless headphone future published by Wired.com mentions several research studies that show Bluetooth is rising in popularity. One study cited found the sale of Bluetooth speakers rose 68% in 2015, and another study found Bluetooth headphone sales more than doubled in 2014. The demand for wireless audio isn’t going away anytime soon. However, we have yet to see a full transition to an entirely wireless world.
Wired headphones probably won’t completely disappear
Considering the number of people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is rising, there will always be a market for wired headphones. However, if big brands like Apple continue to make wired headphones, those headphones will be extremely basic and will probably not be as high-quality as their wireless counterparts.
This speculation is supported by the fact that we don’t see major brands producing air tube headsets. Air Tube headsets use air to push the sound into your ear. This avoids the headphone wire acting like an antenna that amplifies EMFs. Air tube headsets are essential for people with EMF sensitivity, but it’s been up to independent thinkers like Dr. Mercola and others to manufacture these EMF-free headsets. There aren’t enough consumers who want to buy these headsets to make it worth mass producing.
Are your earbuds comfortable? Do they stay in your ears?
If you’re still trying to get by with uncomfortable department store earbuds that fall out of your ears or break frequently, perhaps it’s time to upgrade to one of Jaybird’s wireless earbuds. There are several styles to choose from that include the truly wireless earbuds (Vista) and other earbud styles that connect by a single wire (Tarah, Tarah Pro, and X4).
No matter how active you are, Jaybird has headphones that will meet your needs.