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TWS 101 | Part 3. How long do wireless headphones and earbuds last?

TWS 101 | Part 3. How long do wireless headphones and earbuds last?


Any set of wireless headphones or earbuds, they should sound good, but their biggest weaknesses are battery life. You cannot use a product that won’t last long enough for your daily use. How is the battery lasting 2019 now with new technologies?

Battery lasting of Wireless headphones: There is a broad range of what is claimed by the marketing departments of companies. It all depends on the size of the headphone. In general the larger a headphone the more space there is for batteries. Most headphones don't have an optimized Bluetooth chipset so they aren't as efficient. Take it those into consideration you can expect anywhere from 2 hours to 16.

Battery lasting of Bluetooth earbuds have a shorter battery life. Those that use a cable to connect the two buds. Most devices have expected battery life or the number of hours the company says the device can last on a charge. Most wireless earbuds are rated for 6 to 8 hours, while Bluetooth headphones can last about 25 hours.and charge through a USB cable.

Battery lasting of Ture wireless earbudswhere both parts are separate, are usually with a built-in lithium battery which could offer 3 to 8 hours playback. But at minimum, the battery life needs to exceed our total daily use by a comfortable margin. Luckily for truly wireless earbuds, that bar isn’t very high. They come with their own special charging case offering more juicy from 12 hours to 48hours differently. 

All the above battery life largely depends on how loud you listen to music. Some earbuds offer NFC charging and 15-30minutes charges which are very good to use.

Bluetooth 5.0 consumes much lower power

The Bluetooth 5.0 has been formulated to use less power on your device compared to the Bluetooth 4.2 That means you can keep your Bluetooth switched on for a longer period of time and so much more compared to Bluetooth 4 which consumes more power than its newer counterpart.

For example, typical wireless earbuds couldn’t communicate over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), so they had to use the more power-hungry Bluetooth classic standard instead. With Bluetooth 5.0, all audio devices communicate over Bluetooth Low Energy, which means reduced power usage and longer battery life. Whatever way you look at it, you should be able to find a set of Bluetooth earbuds that has enough juice to get you through a full day.

Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus reduce power consumption by up to 65 percent  

The latest-generation Qualcomm TrueWireless technology is supported on the recent breakthrough Bluetooth audio System-on-Chip (SoC), which is designed to help reduce power consumption by up to 65 percent compared to the previous generation. These improvements extend to phones regardless of their smartphone platform. Concerning pairing, users won’t have to pair each earbud individually, making it a more streamlined process. The updates also include the ability to autonomously role switch each earbud between primary and secondary roles in order to balance power consumption between the ‘buds.  

I test pair of Bluetooth 5 earbuds with Qualcomm new chip, branded 1more on hifigo, I can feel its powerful battery volume. Because I once used it almost the whole day, from the morning to night, power didn’t run out yet, and I can use it the next day. So I really want to recommend it to you, the sound is great and comfort is good, too. 


6.5 hours of battery life  at $109.99 USD 

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