By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re like me and truly hate the annoying wires connecting your MP3 player to your earbuds, you’ll like these wireless alternatives from Sennheiser. While they’re no where near as small as a set of wired earbuds, they’re definitely the most discrete wireless models I’ve seen to date. Instead of Bluetooth, they actually use the Kleer Corporation’s digital transmission technology, and while it works in the same 2.4 GHz range as BT, it actually allows for the transmission of uncompressed CD-quality sound.
They do require you to carry a transmitter with your MP3 player (or any device with a headphone jack) but that seems to be a minor inconvenience. On a full charge the transmitter will last for about 10 hours, while the earbuds will last for about 3 to 5 hours. However, they come with a special carrying case that has a built-in battery of its own allowing you to fully recharge the earbuds up to 3 times. All in all the only real dealbreaker I can find is the $499.99 price tag from Amazon.com, and unfortunately it’s a big one.