Another feature to look for is the in-line controls. While the better Bluetooth earbuds have many buttons like play, skip tracks, microphone, mute, answer/end phone calls and volume controls, others have fewer buttons which means one needs to turn on the MP3 player to adjust settings. Moisture resistance is another feature, especially important for those who plan on using them for workouts or jogging in the rain. All the other Pros and Cons of different models of wireless earbuds are available on the above review.
According to Devos, “the audio quality of most wireless earbuds isn’t quite as good as that of certain high end wired earbuds. For example, wired, in-ear headphones like Sennheiser IE 800, Westone W40 Quad Driver Noise-Isolating Earphones, NuForce Primo 8 Quad-Driver buds, Bose QuietComfort 20, and Klipsch IMAGE S4 earbuds produce near audiophile-grade sound quality. Unfortunately, even the best Bluetooth earbuds are unable to produce the same audio quality. This is often not a surprise given that there are no wires to carry the audio signals between the audio player and earbuds. However, this isn’t necessarily true with on-ear or around-the-ear Bluetooth headphones. In contrast to BT earbuds, wireless headphones like the Parrot Zik produce near audiophile-grade sound quality. The bigger earcups on these headphones allow better bases, mids, and treble sounds.
In addition to reviewing the best Bluetooth earbuds, they also review the best in today’s market. However, they don’t recommend noise cancelling headphones for workouts, especially when jogging on the streets. They emphasize that earbuds that completely block outside noises should not be worn by those who walk/run outdoors.