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The advantages of wired over-ear headphones

Man looking at his phone adjusting his over-ear headphones

When it comes to headphones, the market is full of options, ranging from wireless earbuds to noise-cancelling over-ear headphones. Although you might feel inclined to reach for the most advanced, high-tech option available, there are still several advantages to using wired over-ear headphones that many people forget about.

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What are the benefits of wired over-ear headphones?

To help you choose the most appropriate pair for your needs, we’ve put together some of the benefits of wired options that you’ll want to consider before deciding.

More affordable and easier to repair

Of course, wireless Bluetooth-enabled headphones are always going to be more expensive than their wired counterparts. If you need a new pair in a pinch and don’t have much to spend, you can always snag a pair of wired earbuds or over-ear headphones for a fraction of the cost.

There’s also less that can go wrong with a wired set of headphones, so it will naturally be easier and cheaper to repair and replace them.

Longer lasting

Wired over-ear headphones also tend to be more durable and long-lasting than their wireless counterparts. With no need for a battery or wireless components, wired headphones are generally more straightforward in their design and construction. This means that they are less likely to break or malfunction due to wear and tear, making them a more reliable and cost-effective choice in the long run.

No charging or connectivity issues

There’s nothing worse than preparing for a day out just to discover that your wireless earbuds aren’t charged. Although Bluetooth connections are considered more advanced, they also add an extra task for users to complete. You also can’t always trust the integrity of your connection.

For instance, many people who record podcasts will ask co-hosts and guests to locate a pair of wired headphones before logging into a Zoom interview, because wireless headphones can result in a lot of unpleasant feedback.

Better sound quality

Over-ear headphones provide the best sound quality, hands down. When you have a wired connection, you won’t experience any loss of audio quality due to wireless interference or signal degradation. This means that the sound you hear from your headphones is clearer, more accurate, and more immersive than what you might get with a wireless connection. This is especially true for audiophiles and professionals who demand the highest level of sound quality.

Most studio headphones are going to come in wired and over-ear styles for this reason. If you used wireless studio monitor headphones, you would likely end up with a subpar end product in comparison to whatever you produce while wearing headphones with a wired connection.


At the end of the day, wired, over-ear headphones offer several advantages to their wireless counterparts, including superior sound quality, reliability, durability, and comfort. Even though wireless tech may be more convenient in some situations, there are plenty of reasons to stick with a wired set where appropriate.

Remember, you don’t have to commit to one or the other, just make sure you’re always using the right kind for whatever you’re doing. Before investing in any new headphones, make sure you install the Mulberry browser extension to protect your investment.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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