By Applerocks, 6 November, 2019 Forum Hardware and Accessories who likes to use the old ear buds stil. in stead of the second generation air pods? Options Log in or register to post comments Comments I do. I think that wireless earbuds would just get lost. If I bought something for that much money, it would be beats or boss headphones. Way better sound quality for the price. I tried some Air Pod style I tried some Air Pod style ear buds and didn't like them because for me that's just too much weight for my ear openings to support. I like my Bluetooth ear buds that have a flexible neck band so that the circuitry and the rechargeable cell is laying on my neck and all my ears have to carry is the tiny speakers. I like them I like wired earbuds more, but I think that they are easier to break if the wire gets messed up in any way. When my earbuds break, that is the number one reason; because a short develops in the wire, usually right after the warranty runs out. I've gone back to lightning I've gone back to lightning earpods since my Beats X died, and man do I miss wireless. I've never had a set of regular earpods last more than about 3 months, because the wire always shorts out, causing either one side to stop working, or worse, the remote issuing spurious commands like skipping tracks or summoning Siri at random times. And I'm one of the probably few who always used the old earpods case. It might sound trivial, but I also notice how much the wire can get in the way now that I've lived without it. It's always getting tangled or caught on something. I didn't notice any lag with VO with my Beats X. The only time I noticed serious lag was when playing a game like Super Mario Run, where pin point timing is essential, so I just played that sans ear buds. But slower paced games were fine. Can't wait for my Air Pods Pro in a couple days. IMO, once you go wireless, you don't go back. Like and hate them I hate untangling them and figuring out which one goes where. I would almost rather have the old style headphones. But I don't want to have to pay the wireless costs, especially since the batteries can't be replaced and stop charging up fairly quickly on the Apple ones: planned obsolescence. Honestly it depends which Honestly it depends which headphones you use, regardless of whether they have wires or not. For instance, I have both wired and wireless earbuds and use them both on a daily basis. Wires have saved my phone from quite a few drops, but wireless headphones are extremely convenient. Also, in terms of value for money, there are $10 wired earbuds that sound as good as $200 wireless ones. There is also delay on wireless earbuds that aren't equipped with Apple's custom pairing chip that interacts with iPhones. I hate Bluetooth and you can tell Harold Bluetooth I said so I have a drawer full of 30-year-old (literally that old, almost literally a whole drawer full) of cheap wired ear buds that I either bought at Radio Shack, came with Iphones, or that came with voice recorders over the years. Guess what? They all still work. No pairing issues and they never run out of batteries. When I toss my IPhone SE next year, this is what I'll miss most. I also have $400 wired IEMs, not to mention high-end cans for my music gear. I do go for a bluetooth headset for its pocketability and wire-tangling-free usage in a restaurant, say. But when I head out on a trip, both my music-listening wired phones and a cheap pair of earbuds from the drawer always go with me. If you don't know who Harold Bluetooth was, btw, look it up. What are wires? I could never go back to wired EarPods. They had their use. They were what we had once upon a time. And now, we have something better So I would never go back Responding to no. 7 When you change your iPhone out next year, get a lightning converter. That way you won't have to ditch your wired earphones. Wireless earbuds For those who want to hear reviews of wireless earbuds before buying, there is a user on YouTube named Gamesky who has reviewed a ton of different truly wireless earbud options. You may wish to check them out RE: Responding to no. 7 I recommend the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar connector. This allows me to both listen and charge when necessary. It is a solidly build connector and I've had no problems with it. Hearing aid users being left out for wireless If I, as a hearing aid user could switch to wireless headphones, then I would make the move. As it currently stands though, I don't know How, if at all a hearing aid user can use wireless headphones with hearing aids. If any hearing aid users here are doing this successfully, then please share your feedback in the comments because I would love to know how your making this happen if at all. I use both Depending on what I'm doing there is still a place for the old corded buds. I bought a first generation set of Earpods and although I admired the integration I though the sound was not up to all the hype and costs. Will have a listen to the pros as I would like something for drumming play along that isn't attached by a cord :).