Bluetooth headsets are very different from traditional wire-controlled headsets. Compared with wired headsets, Bluetooth headsets have higher technical and quality requirements. Therefore, in terms of product quality, Bluetooth headsets are the same as general electronic products, and their service life has always been a problem that consumers are most concerned about. In order to solve consumers' concerns about product life, almost all Bluetooth headset manufacturers have introduced after-sales promises of "one year warranty and free replacement".
Although the promise of free replacement for quality problems within one year has made most people feel at ease to pay for it, as the life of the headset is gradually consumed during use, some headsets have begun to stop after two years. This phenomenon has to make people question whether the lifespan of Bluetooth headsets is only one year, so headset vendors basically only guarantee one year.
In this regard, through detailed data analysis, we have learned the truth of the industry: that is, the average lifespan of Bluetooth headsets is really only 2 to 3 years (including Bluetooth headsets that are several thousand large like Apple airpods). This is why most headset manufacturers only dare to guarantee free replacement within one year, but rarely promise 3 years, because they will inevitably lose money after a long commitment. Therefore, it can be basically concluded that the headset is considered to be a relatively fast-consuming type of consumer electronic products.
The life performance of the Bluetooth headset is mainly in terms of the battery life of the headset. With the passage of time, the headset battery is gradually consumed, and the endurance of the headset also decreases until it is completely unusable. In other words, the natural life of a pair of Bluetooth headsets is directly determined by the battery life of the Bluetooth headset.
At present, the batteries used in Bluetooth headsets are basically lithium batteries, because the energy density of lithium batteries is the largest among the batteries currently in use, which can well meet the compact design requirements of Bluetooth headsets. Generally, the life of a lithium battery is after 500 cycles of charging, the battery life of a Bluetooth headset can be calculated in this way. Therefore, if the Bluetooth headset has a long service life, one side is to use a large-capacity lithium battery, and the other side is to reduce the power consumption of the Bluetooth headset, so as to extend the use time of 500 charges.
To understand the truth about the lifespan of Bluetooth headsets, how do you choose a headset with a long lifespan? We still have to start with both battery capacity and headset power consumption. For battery capacity, we can basically make comparisons from product parameters. But in terms of power consumption, the determining factors are more complicated.
To reduce the power consumption of Bluetooth headsets, it is necessary to do everything possible to save power. Power saving can be started on the appearance design to reduce the flickering of the breathing light, or on the core, using a low-power Bluetooth chip or a low-power sound unit. As far as we know, the Bluetooth 5.0 chip is the lowest power consumption and the latest chip. The sound unit of the moving iron consumes less power than the moving coil. I believe that based on the above introduction, you probably know how to choose a Bluetooth headset based on price, usage scenarios, and personal preferences.
Finally, there is a minefield that needs to be told in advance to prevent everyone from stepping on the mine. When comparing the battery capacity, don’t forget to look at the user feedback on the wearing experience of this headset, because when pursuing high battery life on some headsets, they will blindly use large-capacity batteries and ignore the headset itself. Stability and comfort. I believe you don’t like earphones that hurt your ears within two minutes of wearing them. In fact, those with high comfort requirements can give priority to professional sports earphones.