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Wireless headphones and earbuds are selling like hot cakes, which isn’t surprising given the number of great models (and offers!) Populating the internet. But where to start, you ask? Well, how about a pair with big savings? With helmet deals ubiquitous throughout the year, there are always plenty of discounted helmets to choose from. That said, it’s not always about buying just any pair at a ridiculous price … The 2022 Summer Sale gives us the opportunity to tell the good from the bad!

Save and take advantage of the latest offers and tips to buy at the best price.

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With helmet deals ubiquitous throughout the year, there are always plenty of discounted helmets to choose from. That said, it’s not always about buying just any pair at a ridiculous price … The 2022 Summer Sale gives us the opportunity to tell the good from the bad!

The best deals on wireless headphones and earphones during the 2022 summer sales

The best helmets for sale

  • the Bose Headphones 700 a € 234.99 instead of € 269.99 (using the code 25D249CD)
  • the AirPods Max headphones on € 449 instead of € 499 (use the promotional code 50D499CD)
  • the Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones II € 184.99 instead of € 204.99 (promotional code : 15D149CD)
  • Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones € 246.59 instead of € 379 (thanks to the code 25D249CD)

The best headphones for sale

  • Sony WF-1000XM3 Bluetooth headphones € 125.84 instead of € 249
  • Sony WF-XB700 wireless headphones € 66.43 instead of € 89.96
  • Jabra Elite 3 wireless headphones € 79.99 instead of € 83.94
  • headphones Bose SoundSport a € 85.99 instead of € 129.99

Choose the right earbuds or wireless headphones

Wireless headphones are an ideal accessory to avoid having to worry about annoying cables. They offer much more freedom and flexibility when traveling, exercising or commuting. Also, a good pair of wireless headphones can greatly enhance your music experience.

The importance of connectivity

A true wireless headset should have a good Bluetooth chip to ensure solid connectivity. Cheap wireless earbuds use poor quality Bluetooth chips that create a significant delay in audio transmission. These delays are most noticeable when watching videos or playing games on your smartphone. In addition, budget models often use poor quality microphones. Making or receiving calls from such headphones can be a real hassle.

Beware of codecs

A codec determines how audio is transmitted over Bluetooth, from the source to the wireless headphones. Encode and decode digital audio signals for faster and more reliable wireless transmission. The cheapest wireless headphones only support the SBC (Low Complexity Sub-band) codec, which splits frequencies into multiple bands and encodes them separately. This process takes time to transmit data, which creates a delay in the audio transmission. These headphones also don’t support high bitrates, and high-resolution music often sounds flat on them. The lag is most noticeable in games or videos where the characters’ voices lag behind the video.

A good pair of wireless headphones support codecs like aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC 900. These codes are much better than SBC codecs due to their low latency and faster bit rate support. However, these codecs are still lossy, which means they still lose some audio quality. If you’re using an Apple device, you should consider wireless headphones with Apple’s proprietary AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) codec. It offers excellent audio quality and supports high resolution audio playback.

Active noise reduction is becoming more and more accessible

The noise canceling function was limited to a few wired headphones until a few years ago. Many wireless headphones today offer this feature. This means that the volume of the music can be reduced to comfortable and pleasant levels by isolating the noise around you.

Most noise-canceling headphones also have a “Transparency” function which, with a simple push, lets you hear what people around you are saying, without having to take the headphones off. Noise cancellation on wireless headphones improves the audio experience, but can also drain the battery quickly.

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