Neckband vs True Wireless, Major Disadvantages of TWS

Neckband vs True Wireless, Major Disadvantages of TWS

When shopping for wireless earbuds, the first question to consider is whether you want to go with the new TWS (True Wireless) style earbuds or the older neckband style earbuds.

True, TWS models have come a long way in the last two years, but We still like the neckband style, particularly when we are on a budget -say 2000 or 3000rs.

We’ll look at some of the biggest drawbacks of best truly wireless earbuds over best neckband under 1000 style earbuds in this post.

TWS isn’t as user-friendly as it appears:

  • You must always have the case with you to store and recharge the buds.
  • Every time you remove the earbuds from your ear, you must put them back in place.
  • Many TWS headsets operate in master/slave mode, thus if you just want to utilize one bud, use the master.

Comfort:

  • True wireless earbuds, as we all know, have a battery in each bud, making them heavier and thicker on the ears (some neckband style earbuds also have a battery within the buds, but most of them have the battery on the neckband itself) than their neckband counterparts.
  • Some TWS earbuds become warm, which might be irritating to your ears.
  • Because the controls (if any) are located in the earbuds, they may be bothersome and unpleasant at times (as you have to press against your ears)

Price to performance ratio:

  • Even though TWS prices are decreasing, it is still more expensive than neckband alternatives. In other words, compared to fully wireless earphones, you can discover a superior Quality Neckband style earphone at any price.
  • If you have a budget of 2000 to 3000 rs, don’t even think about true wireless.
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Connection stability:

When compared to TWS, neckband-style headsets give higher connection stability.

Call / Mic Quality:

  • The mic quality of Bluetooth earphones cannot be matched to that of wired earphones, however, if we have to choose between neckband style and TWS, neckband style earbuds will win most of the time.
  • The TWS sets’ mics are located on the earbuds, far away from our lips.
  • The mics on most old neckband style earbuds are on the neckband, which is also a long way from your mouth, but you can always pull it closer. With TWS models, you don’t have that option.
  • When the mics are moved further from our face, they take up less of our voice and more of the ambient noise.
  • The apple air pods style tws is somewhat better in this regard since the mic is brought closer to your lips.
  • New neckband style headsets, such as the Oneplus Bullets Wireless Z, include a microphone on the cord, which moves it closer to our lips and improves call quality significantly.

Durability:

  • As we all know, the battery is the most common source of failure for any Bluetooth headset. Instead of one battery, tws headsets come with three (failure points) (2 on each bud and one on the case)
  • Many TWS headsets operate in a master/slave mode, which means that if the master is lost or damaged, the slave is rendered worthless.
  • There’s a good chance you’ll lose one bud.

Battery life :

  • Even though some manufacturers claim 10, 20, or even 30 hours of playtime, this is just for the cover. The earbuds themselves barely last 2-5 hours (which will also decrease with time).
  • If you take them on lengthy trips or watch a lot of movies, they could not last long enough.
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True wireless systems are rapidly improving, and We hope that better affordable TWS headsets will be available in the future, but for now, We believe that neckband style earphones provide greater value for money. Even at 2000 rupees, earphones like the Oneplus Bullets Wireless z, Oppo Enco M31, and Realme Buds Wireless provide a plethora of useful functions, clearly stealing the show!

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