Earbuds 101: What You Should Know Before Buying Them?

A long time ago, in a land far away...this is how earbuds started:

Just kidding. In 2016, Apple removed that basic 3.5mm jack from iPhones, and companies like Google, HTC and Motorola followed soon after. That is when cool wireless earbuds became extremely popular.

There is no denying that buying a new pair of earbuds can be a daunting task. Small details can make all the difference in the type of journey you are going to experience.

Did you know that there is a lot of science going behind the making of a single pair? The result is a diverse array of choices, so it is important that you choose the “One” pair that meets your individual needs.

As earbuds have been going vogue in the past several years, here is a complete 101 on wireless Bluetooth earbuds to help you choose the perfect pair.


Looks and price are not all it matters when measuring the quality of earbuds. But it’s also true that you can’t always check earbuds’ quality before purchasing the best wireless in ear headphones.

So, how do you check which earbuds are best for you?

  • Sensitivity Levels

The level of sensitivity refers to how loud your earbuds can actually be. It is measured in SPL (sound pressure level), which shows how the electric signal gets converted into the acoustic one. For safe music listening experience, pick the bluetooth earbuds with a mid range level of sensitivity.

  • Impedance Levels

The higher the impedance, the lower the flow of current. For the best quality earbuds, you should match the impedance of your device to the impedance of your wireless earbuds.


Another primary factor that you need to consider before buying earbuds is the usage. There is a diverse range of cool wireless earbuds. Some are meant for outdoors, while others just work in isolated environments like homes.

So if you travel, go with the earbuds that are equipped with a noise cancellation feature that blocks out all the ambient noise. However, if you are a fitness enthusiast, you should go for the ones that have water and sweat resistant features.


We all know that earphones come in different sizes and shapes to match all your needs. Depending on the activity you perform, here are the specializations by which you can categorize your earbuds.

  • Water and Sweat Resistance

Whenever you are looking for cool wireless earbuds, ensure that they are sweat and water-resistant. For instance, xFyro xS2 earbuds can stand 1 meter of water absorption for 30 minutes. Thus, they can be considered one of the best wireless earbuds for running.

  • Noise Cancellation

Noise cancellation earbuds block all types of noise from your surroundings. They are quite powerful and even let you sleep through noisy surroundings.

  • Sound Isolation

Sound isolating earbuds isolate you from all the sounds near you and give you a one of a kind listening experience. Whether you are in traffic or are traveling, noise isolation earbuds will work for you the best.

All of the above mentioned are the specifications on which the music accessory manufacturers actually tout upon. So, whenever you buy a new pair of cool wireless earbuds, apart from the design, these are the specifications that you should know about.