Main Disadvantages of Bluetooth Headphones

With the exceeding demand of gadgets and gizmos that can shun old antediluvian technology, the world has become fixated on wireless equipment. From wireless phone chargers to wireless headsets, the need to be bounded to a place via the means of a cable, no longer apply to us. Bluetooth headset function based on the “go wireless” principle, they connect to any device that is Bluetooth friendly without the means of a wire or cable.

Bluetooth headsets are a luxury whether being used at call centers, fitness centers or just to listen to some music. These handsets work by pairing up or connecting to another device that also has Bluetooth. Thanks to the radio infrared signal, the selected device, and the Bluetooth headset are now in perfect sync and can perform all the functions Bluetooth has to offer.

Bluetooth headsets are based on implanting a tiny computer chip inside the desired equipment that contains the Bluetooth radio, and software that makes connectivity and pairing between devices possible. When the devices are in near proximity to one another they automatically connect, if permitted, allowing you to take phone calls or dance to the music without having to worry about wires. If you are still hazy about the tech check out Bluetooth’s official web page guide. But not everything about Bluetooth headphones is rainbow and the sunshine, there are many disadvantages of the device as well, some of them being:


Bluetooth wireless headphones are comparatively more expensive than their non-wireless counterparts. Some people find it too expensive as they can get cheaper wired ones at 5 times less the amount of what they had to pay for wireless ones. Hence many people are reluctant to invest their money in such a product that performs pretty much the same function.

Require Charging:

Our good old headphone could be used for days and weeks without having a care in the world about when their batteries are going to die. However, with a wireless Bluetooth headset that isn’t the case anymore. This futuristic device frees you from the restriction of wires but bounds you to a charging port after every 4-8 hours. Hence you would have to charge them right before you intend to go on a road trip and make sure you are well aware of the time limit so you can charge them before they die out completely.

Below the Editors of Verge also come to the same conclusion as us: Bluetooth can be a major pain!

Monaural Output or Mono Output:

Sounds generated by this output is designed to be received as a single signal that is coming from one position. People with hearing difficulties find it hard to comprehend the sound signals they are being subjected to. They find the voice to be unclear and uncomfortable to listen to, making Bluetooth headsets not the device of choice for people who have a hearing disability.

Range Restrictions:

While Bluetooth wireless headsets do contribute to making people more mobile, they impose another restriction. This restriction is staying in the range in which Bluetooth can be paired and connected easily. Moving slightly out of this range will make your device face connectivity issues and then ultimately disconnect.

Uncomfortable to Wear:

While this disadvantage is based on preference, most people find wireless headsets to be more uncomfortable to wear and function in as compared to the wired ones.

Hopefully you are now just as convinced as we are about all the disadvantages of bluetooth headphones compared to old fashioned cabled variety. Oh, but new Apple products don’t have headphone ports anymore do they? Not true! There are a whole variety of lightning-cable headphones on the market now to suit Apple enthusiasts. For a full run-down on all the lightning options visit this overview from Lightningcans.