If you have never used a pair of Bluetooth headphones, I recommend giving them a try. Simply, freedom gained by cutting the cord is something that will make you smile like a girl at prom. I frequently set up iPad in my kitchen while cooking dinner before my wife arrives home. Normally, I use a to help me hear overtop of my limited chef skills. However, while reviewing the Coda, I switched over to headphones. The Coda allowed me to be anywhere in the kitchen and even into the next room while hearing clearly.
The Wired Option
Bluetooth headphones are convenient when they're charged, but once the batteries run out you're left without music. Some headphone manufacturers offer a solution to this by including a 3.5mm port and cable with their Bluetooth headphones. For models with a wired option, you can plug the cable in and use them as conventional headphones until you can charge them again, and use them without issue on airplanes, to boot. Wireless earphones almost never have this option, because they're already so small there simply isn't any room to place a headphone cable jack.
Since I was making this natural conversion, I figured I’d attempt to see about replacing the annoyance of wired headphones while being active. In the past I had used the Jawbone Bluetooth headset, which supports the A2DP profile for single ear audio listening such as verbal podcasts, so a true pair of bluetooth headphones seemed like a good prospect. I had looked at several reviews of current stereo Bluetooth headphones, and settled on giving the Motorola S10-HD first crack at determining if a bluetooth headphones were mature enough to be considered over wired headphones. I had read reviews about their improvement over the previous S9-HD model in the terms of reliability, sweat proof, and outdoor usage. However, several reviewers felt the S10 had inferior sound quality to that of the older S9, which had me skeptical. It seemed subjective since others felt the sound quality was an improvement. Only the in home testing would tell me if they were something that I would find acceptable, so I decided to order a pair to try out for myself.
Bluetooth headphones have come a long way from the early days of boom boxes and Walkmans. Today's Bluetooth headphones are small and light, have battery-powered noise cancelling, work seamlessly with most audio devices and, above all, are cordless.