Assessing the design of different headphones when you shop for a new pair will help you to find a product that is right for you. While there are lots of design-related things to think about, one thing to notice is which headphones have built-in buttons. Certain makes and models of headphones have a series of buttons on the exterior of the ear cups. These buttons commonly allow you to control the volume of what you're listening to, skip between tracks, and even adjust the noise-canceling feature.
Here are some reasons to look for headphones that are equipped with built-in buttons.
Quicker and Easier to Use
Having built-in buttons on your headphones will often allow you to make changes to what you're listening to quicker and easier than by using your smartphone. For example, if you're on an airplane and you want to pause your music so that you can hear an announcement over the PA system, you can simply tap the appropriate button on the headphones. If your smartphone were in your pocket, it could take several seconds to dig it out, given that accessing your pockets can be difficult in a cramped airplane seat. By the time you retrieve the device and press the pause button, the announcement may be over.
If you're the type of person who enjoys taking breaks from looking at your smartphone, you'll likely appreciate headphones that have built-in buttons. Without these buttons, it can be easy for your phone to distract you. For example, you might look at the phone to change what you're listening to, only to notice one or more notifications that draw your attention. It can be easy to then focus on the notifications. With headphones that have built-in buttons, you can adjust your music without the risk of getting distracted by your phone.
Less Drain on Your Battery
Each time that you turn your phone's screen on and spend a moment adjusting what you're listening to, you're draining the device's battery. This can especially be true if your screen is set to maximum brightness. If your battery is already low and you don't have a charger handy, you want to minimize the number of times that you turn the screen on. With headphones that have built-in buttons, you can change what you're listening to without turning the phone's screen on. This will result in less of a drain on your battery, allowing you to enjoy your music or podcast for longer.
To learn more, contact companies that sell headphones.