Wireless Headphones part 2

As I talked about a couple of days ago, I was in search of some wireless headphones to use at work. I tried out the JBL Everest 100’s, and after messing with them for a while really decided that they weren’t sounding as good as I was hoping for. So I brought them back and picked up some Skullcandy Hesh2 Wireless, over-the-ear headphones.

I did a bunch of testing tonight with my different music styles, and was much happier with the range and sound of this model. One advantage of this model is that is comes with a 3.5mm cord that you can use if you run out of juice. That’s very handy if you’ve forgotten to charge them recently and still want to listen to your device.

This advantage does also have a slight downside. When you plug in the cord, the headphones become standard wired headphones. This means that you can tell the difference between wireless sound, and wired sound, which is very apparent. This model does a decent job masking the deficiencies of wireless, Bluetooth, audio, but you can still tell a difference.

However, despite finding this model to be adequate, I ran into the biggest snag of all. I tried to pair these devices with my work laptop, and discovered that our Windows 7 installation does not contain the correct Bluetooth audio drivers. Since this is a corporate image, I won’t be getting it to work anytime soon. So once again, these headphone are going back to the store. I feel like at this point I need to just focus on finding headphones with a really, really long cord.

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