Truly wireless earbuds are different than Bluetooth headphones. Yeah, both have a wireless connection to a smartphone or media player, but that’s the only similarity. Bluetooth headphones often still have wires.

Take the Motorola VerveLoop+ headphones, for example. They’re wonderful and they are technically wireless, but the drivers have a cord that stretches from one to the other. So, even though the phone is transmitting wirelessly to the headphones, you still have to deal with some amount of wire.

“Truly” wireless earbuds, on the other hand, have absolutely no wires, anywhere.

Why does this distinction matter? Because they are functionally different, and that means truly wireless earbuds can offer a few features that other headphones cannot.

If you’d like to find out what those are exactly, keep on reading.

  • You Hate Cords!

This one should be obvious because we’ve already made the distinction that truly wireless earbuds have no cords, but it still matters. You can dance, run, jog, jump, somersault, and even swim – sometimes – with wireless earbuds sans cables.

Trust us, you’ll never want to go back to conventional headphones again because it will make you feel like a dog on a leash.

  • The Sound Compromise is Minimal

Most wireless earbuds sound fantastic, so if there is a sound compromise it’s minimal at worst. Sure, earbuds are never going to sound as good as over-the-head noise-cancelling headphones but who cares? If you want something like that you are probably going to be staying put for the most part. Wireless earbuds are the ideal solution for anyone with an active lifestyle.

  • Most Offer Great Battery Life

Most wireless earbuds offer excellent battery life for being Bluetooth-enabled. In fact, even in the few instances where battery life is lacking, a majority of them come bundled with a portable charging kit that you can use to get a little extra juice.

For example, the Onkyo W800BT earbuds come with a charging case that can hold up to five additional charges. The earbuds themselves will last for three hours at a time, so that’s a total of 18 hours of use without needing to plug anything into an outlet. Pretty awesome, right?

  • It’s Not the 90’s

Look, we’re going to level with you here. It’s not the 90’s or even the early 2000’s, so if you’re wearing bulky headphones with a long, unattractive cable you’re going to stand out.

Wireless earbuds, on the other hand, make a great fashion accessory. Why? Because they look great, well most of them anyway. Heck, there are even a few that are hard to see when they’re in your ears, so it’s possible no one will even know you’re wearing them.

  • You Can Ditch Your Phone

Wireless earbuds offer a couple options here, both of which are equally amazing and convenient.

Due to the nature of Bluetooth wireless technology, you can leave your phone behind. But there are a couple scenarios you need to understand here.

For some earbuds, your phone must stay within a certain vicinity, but you can still leave your phone in a bag, purse, or pocket. You can even control music playback from the earbuds most of the time, eliminating the need to take out your phone while you’re walking.

The second option – and most ideal – is that some earbuds include internal storage. In short, that means you can store music locally, right on the earbuds. This completely eliminates the need to carry your phone or a media player with you. Instead of carrying your phone in a pocket or bag, you can simply leave it at home. You may not do this if you’re just walking somewhere, but if you’re going on a run or going to the gym you don’t have to worry about your phone tagging along – unless of course you need to shoot some selfies.

Want headphones that have internal storage? Check out The Dash by Bragi, or Samsung Gear IconX earbuds.

What do you think about our list? Are there any other reasons you think truly wireless earbuds are necessary?

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