Are Wired Earphones Here to Stay or Slowly on Their Way Out?

With the introduction and deep penetration of Bluetooth technology and even basic smartphones providing easy access to the Bluetooth features, wired earphones that were earlier a prized possession for all slowly lost their importance and were not a basic accessory that was included with every new purchase.

Earbuds, wireless headphones, neckbands – all these audio devices slowly gained importance and the ever faithful, and the first-ever wired earphones slowly lost their prime importance in every audiophile’s library. We can say that someone somewhere always had a pair with them but rarely used them and some, didn’t work after being in use for around a year. There were always problems after that in a pair of wired earphones like one bud not working for a wired earphone or as the position changes, so does the music.

When Apple introduced its AirPods is when the Bluetooth technology gained importance and soon, every other audio device making company was investing in AirPods technology and bringing out cheaper variants of the AirPods that were compatible with every smart device. People readily accepted this new change and soon, the wired earphones were a thing of the past.

But, if recent trends are to be believed, then wired earphones are slowly making their way back, especially for people in Gen Y and Gen Z, or the Millennial. These are reliable, lighter on the pocket, sturdier than BT enabled audio devices, do not require to be charged, give better value for money, have a better sound quality, the in-built mic gives clearer sound, and last longer which makes them more environmentally friendly. Plus, when one wants to avoid the small talk, then what really helps is the wired earphones that clearly signifies one is busy and should not be disturbed.

So, if this really motivates you to buy wired earphones for yourself, then here are some important features you should look for before investing in some wired earphones for yourself.

What Features to look for while Buying Wired Earphones

  1. Driver size – The bigger the driver size, the better will be the audio output of your wired earphones. Ideally, most wired earphones come with a driver size between 9-16mm. If you are an electronic music lover, then you should look for wired earphones with a driver size above 14 mm, but if you love acoustic music, then 10 mm driver size earphones will be your best bet for clear sound quality.
  2. Outside Noise Disturbance – Most wired earphones are noise isolation earphones which mean that they dim the outside voices so that you can answer that call or listen to music easily. This is one feature that most wired headphones provide and is very useful.
  3. Connector Type and Shape – Most wired earphones have 3.5mm connectors. The quality of these connectors determines how useful these will be. Ideally, gold connectors are the best, followed by chrome, bronze, and stainless-steel connectors. The connector shapes are two kinds, straight or L-shaped. You should go in for L-shaped connectors because these do not extend and so last longer.
  4. Cable Type - The biggest bane and boon for wired earphones is their wire. The kind of cable that these have affects the quality of sound these produce. Cables can be of three kinds, i.e., fat, flat, or thin. Fat, circular cables are the best in quality followed by flat and then thin ones.
  5. Tangle-free Cable - The pesky wired earphones and their cables usually tangle a lot which makes it difficult for most people to handle it, which also results in their breakage. You should look for cables that are tangle-free and so, last you longer.
  6. Control Panels and Mic - Most wired earphones have an inbuilt control panel. You should look for wired earphones that have intuitive control panels and an inline mic for clear voice quality, if you use the wired earphones for taking calls.

Intex offers a wide range of wired earphones, each having its own unique qualities and features. Below are listed a few wired earphones that will not only suit your pocket, but are also high on features.

Our Range

  1. Thunder 101 - Sporting 10mm drivers for sonic bass, these Thunder 101 earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 101 earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  2. Thunder 103+ - Sporting 10mm drivers for bombastic bass, these Thunder 103+ earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 103+ earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  3. Thunder 104+ - Sporting 10mm drivers for bombastic bass, these Thunder 104+ earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 104+ earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  4. Thunder 105 - Sporting 10mm drivers for sonic bass, the Thunder 105 earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 105 earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  5. Thunder 106 - Sporting 10mm drivers for sonic bass, the Thunder 106 earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 106 earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  6. Thunder 107 - Sporting 10mm drivers for sonic bass, the Thunder 107 earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 107 earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  7. Thunder 93 - Sporting 10mm drivers for sonic bass, the Thunder 93 earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 93 earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.
  8. Thunder 94 - Sporting 10mm drivers for sonic bass, the Thunder 94 earphones are your go-to for everything music. With a flat 1.2 m tangle-free wire, an intuitive panel for music control, and an in-line mic for crystal clear calling experience, the Thunder 94 earphones is all you will ever need. It has ergonomically designed soft silicone earbuds.

So, which wired earphones will be your perfect pick? Get ready to choose what suits you here: https://www.intex.in/mobile-accessories/earphone.html