True Wireless Stereo (short TWS) headphones are the latest amazing audio technology - from Apple Airpods to TaoTronics SoundLiberty series, true wireless headphones have pushed themselves to the forefront of current audio trends. When you wear them, they offer you full freedom of movement: There are no annoying cables to connect your headphones to your smartphone or even to each other.
It all sounds fantastic, and true wireless earbuds are actually the best-selling headphones right now. But what does True Wireless / TWS actually mean?
This blog is a deep dive into TWS technology and what "TWS" really means. It covers everything you need to know, including the pros and cons of a pair, and where to find these earbuds for an affordable price.
What is True Wireless Stereo (TWS) technology?
Basics of TWS technology
It almost sounds a bit like magic that you can listen to music on headphones without cables. But there is a technology that makes this possible and we now use it almost every day - Bluetooth.
But how exactly does it work? If you have a pair of TWS earbuds with a fixed "master" earbud (e.g. the left earbud - then you can only listen to music if at least these are used), these earbuds become the primary Bluetooth connection with your smartphone. Music is then sent to the other (e.g. right) earbud via a secondary connection. Think of this system as a series of invisible wires between your smartphone and headphones.
If you like dual master headphones TaoTronics SoundLiberty 92 and SoundLiberty 53 any of the earbuds you select first can be the “master” and make the primary connection. This means that you don't have to think about which of the two headphones to use when you receive an incoming call.
TWS vs. wireless headphones
With all of the "wired / wireless / TWS" names, one thing needs to be answered: what is the difference between wireless headphones and true wireless earphones?
Wireless headphones have a Bluetooth connection and, confusingly, also have a cable. But you don't use a cable to connect the headphones to your smartphone, which is why they are called "wireless". The cables that connect the two earphones to each other can be worn around the neck, which makes them particularly suitable for work-outs, training, jogging etc. It is also particularly practical if the earphones have magnets and they look like a "necklace" "can be connected.
True Wireless or TWS Bluetooth headphones do not have this limitation. You have no connection cables, not even between the earbuds. This means that you can give an earphone to a friend at a distance of one meter and you can comfortably listen to music together without bumping your head. And that's what makes TWS so special!
Applications of TWS technology
True wireless technology is not only used in headphones, although it is the most common use to date. Other common uses for the technology include use for speakers and chargers. If there are no cables but still a Bluetooth connection, your device may indeed be wireless!
Benefits of TWS Bluetooth headphones
Are you already thinking about switching to True Wireless? Here are three advantages of using TWS headphones:
1. Absolute freedom
If you have opted for True Wireless Earbuds, then you also acquire a large piece of "audio" freedom at the same time, because on the one hand you are no longer constantly connected to your smartphone with a cable and on the other hand they offer you thanks to the lack of them Connection between the two headphones a greater degree of freedom of movement. It doesn't matter whether your smartphone is on one side of the room - you can enjoy the music freely and dance to it without any problems. And one thing is clear: once you have no more annoying cables on your headphones and have experienced a lifestyle without the clutter of cables, you will no longer want to go back to conventional headphones.
2. Absolute versatility
With a high degree of freedom comes a high degree of versatility. With true wireless headphones, you can easily share your music with friends or, if you want, just wear one earbud when you are on the phone, for example. You can wear TWS headphones anytime, anywhere. In our Frequently Asked Questions section below, you'll also find a list of situations where True Wireless headphones are particularly useful.
3. Less susceptibility to damage to the headphones
TWS headphones are modern, light and versatile, but unfortunately not indestructible. However, the lack of cables prevents cable-related damage, which unfortunately often makes wired headphones unusable. Using standard wired headphones - especially cheaper ones - runs the risk of damaging the connector or the cable itself. This is especially the case if the cord is plugged into a headphone jack, which could mean that one or both of your earbuds can no longer receive sound. So if you do without cables, you not only save yourself annoying tangled cables, but also, if necessary. also that you have to constantly buy new headphones because the cable or the connection has been damaged.
Frequently asked questions about TWS
We answer all frequently asked questions about True Wireless Stereo and True Wireless / TWS Bluetooth Headphones. If you have any questions about other topics, then just visit our website!
How can I charge TWS earphones?
To charge the TWS headphones, they are placed in the charging case included in the scope of delivery. As simple as that! Each headphone has its own custom-made dock with connection points that can be used to charge it.
As soon as you take your headphones out of the charging and transport case, they switch on and an LED light on the headphones shows you whether they are charged. Another light on the charging case also indicates whether the headphones are charged when they are in them.
To charge your charging case, simply connect it to a power source via USB. The correct cable is included with the purchase of your headphones. Some charging and transport cases can even be charged via induction by placing them on a wireless charger.
Our quick tip: Try not to overload your headphones! They shouldn't normally be charged for more than two hours. You should also charge your headphones at least every six months if you won't be using them for a long time, and make sure the battery is fully charged before storing your headphones.
In which situations are TWS headphones best suited?
TWS earbuds come in handy because they are really versatile. With hi-fi audio and the latest in soundproofing technology, you can wear them to the gym as well as during voice calls in the office.
But TWS headphones are particularly suitable in the following situations:
During training. This can be indoors, whether at home or at the gym, or outdoors while cycling and jogging. It is important to remember, however, that you must always be able to hear the traffic and the people around you while walking or cycling on the street in order to avoid accidents.
For concentration in the office. Listening to music can help you focus and get your job done faster. This is especially necessary if you work from home and you find it difficult to concentrate. True wireless earbuds are ergonomically designed so that they sit comfortably and unobtrusively in your ears for hours.
To take calls. Do you remember those clunky Bluetooth headsets that were used on the phone a while ago or attended online meetings? TWS has revolutionized this technology, because the small and, above all, light earbuds sit super comfortably in the ears, which makes them particularly practical for answering and carrying calls on the go or at work, even if you have your phone in your handbag or at the other end of your office. Simply touch one of your TWS headphones to answer or end a call.
When commuting. Although most people currently walk from the bedroom to the study, it doesn't take long before we have to get back on the subway or bus to get to work. In the first few days this is sure to be an overwhelming experience - background noise! Human contact! - but even when normality returns, commuting on public transport is always a stressful experience with an infinite number of noises. TWS Bluetooth headphones are therefore the best companion for commuting - in the morning they help you with the right music to prepare for the upcoming work day and to motivate you and to relax and switch off in the evening after work.
Conclusion: So we don't think there is really "the best" opportunity to use your TWS earbuds. Why? The best opportunity is simply when you feel like it and enjoy it.
How do I pair TWS Bluetooth headphones with my mobile phone?
- Make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your smartphone. Your smartphone and headphones should be about 1m apart.
- Switch on the headphones and search for new devices in the Bluetooth settings of your phone and pair the corresponding headphones (they should have the name of the device, e.g. "TaoTronics SoundLiberty 53").
- And your new TWS headphones are ready to go to listen to music! Your smartphone will automatically pair with the headphones the next time you turn them on.
And don't worry, every TaoTronics headphone comes with detailed step-by-step instructions that guide you through connecting your headphones.
Are there quality TWS headphones at an affordable price?
Naturally! That is, if they are affordable for you at around 30-50 EUR (as mentioned above). However, we would recommend you not to buy TWS headphones for less than 20 EUR, as they are very likely not of particularly high quality and do not have a long service life, which is why you may need to. have to spend the same amount again to buy a new pair.
At TaoTronics we are particularly proud of our SoundLiberty range with the latest in true wireless headphones from TaoTronics. The bestsellers among our TWS range include the models: SoundLiberty 53, 92 and 80. Here is a brief overview of the aforementioned selection of TWS Bluetooth headphones:
|SOUNDLIBERTY 53||SOUNDLIBERTY 92||SOUNDLIBERTY 80|
|Playing time of the earbuds||6 hours||5 hours||4 hours|
|Playtime with charging case||50 hours||30 hours||20 hours|
|Sound||Powerful bass thanks to PEEK + PU dynamic drivers||Hi-Fi stereo sound thanks to 13mm PU + protein membrane driver||Excellent sound thanks to HiFi Dynamic Drivers and aptX Codec|
|More features||Mono / twin mode, touch operation, hands-free control||Mono / twin mode, touch operation, hands-free control||
Voice control, Smart AI Noise Reduction technology, in-ear detection, single / twin mode
|Smart AI Noise Reduction Technology||X||X||✓|
ConclusionTWS tech is definitely here to stay! The more you know about the technology, the more qualified you can make a decision about which properties a TWS headphone has to have so that it meets the desired function and also the personal needs without having to resort to true wireless headphones across the board, the 200 EUR costs. There are significantly cheaper and high-quality TWS headphones - and with our contribution we were hopefully able to give you all the information to make your purchase decision easier!
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