Facts About Headphone Batteries

Facts About Headphone Batteries

Headphones are just one of those things that most of us cannot live without. That being said, there are a few facts about headphone batteries that you could benefit from learning. If you’ve ever been in a situation where your batteries die on you at the wrong time, you’re in the right place.

Say you have a long car ride you’re about to go on and you make sure your rechargeable batteries are charged for your trip, but minutes before your trip, your batteries completely die. A tragic situation!

The simple solution for this is to get yourself another pair of batteries as a backup, which in fairness, is a very good solution that most people should consider. But to be extra sure, you might want to do your research on the batteries you are buying and how long they last with the products you are using them with. In this situation it is headphones.


It is safe to say Bluetooth has taken over the world of wireless connection. Since so many devices have Bluetooth, you’ll need to know the facts about the device Bluetooth is installed.

Make sure you are informed on the product you use, how it works, and more. You might want to know how long the wireless headphones last. You may find yourself purchasing one of the best long-range headphones. Below is a list of things you should know about your headphones.

  • How to install and remove batteries in the headphones
  • How long the batteries last with the product (will vary based on product)
  • Tricks to possibly expand the battery life
  • How to keep your batteries healthy
  • Can batteries go in your headphones

Do Batteries Work Well With Modern Wireless Headphones?

Do Batteries Work Well With Modern Wireless Headphones?
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Luckily, each year batteries improve, increasing their life. When batteries first came out you could only expect a few hours of usage. In today’s time, batteries surpass 60 hours of life for full-sized headphones. So yes, batteries work great with modern wireless headphones, but make sure you always have an extra set just in case. If you’re using rechargeables do the same.

Wireless Headphones

Wireless Headphones

Wireless headphones have evolved so much over time. That being said, anything that isn’t plugged into a wall or power device needs some sort of power. That’s where batteries come into play. The best headphones can last around 20-30 hours per charge with all the extra features installed. But interestingly enough, some of the cheaper headphones can reach 70 hours of listening. 

So when you’re out searching for headphones, the high-priced products may not be the most valuable. But it is said that these cheap alternatives don’t have features that include noise-canceling, which will drain the battery even faster.

Wireless Earbuds

Wireless Earbuds

You’d be surprised by the battery life of some wireless earbuds. There are two categories of wireless earbuds: true wireless earbuds and wireless earbuds

Wireless earbuds are connected with a cable and can last up to a full day on a single charge. They’re surprisingly considered the best of the best. What is the point of using the word ‘wireless’ when there are still wires in the product?

Wireless earbuds are fading from our society slowly as true wireless earbuds are taking over. True wireless earbuds also surpass the battery life of wireless earbuds a large majority of the time. Almost 70 hours.

There is a catch though. The earbuds alone can only last 5-12 hours per charge. The juice is stored inside of the charging case, but the earbuds themselves can’t actually last 70 hours without the charging case. Fortunately, many of the newer true wireless earbuds offer quick charging, which is very convenient.

What Is The Lifespan Of A Battery?

Quite honestly, there’s no whole, definite number that you can put on battery life. But what you do need to know is that no battery can last forever. Not even rechargeable batteries.

Some of the cheaper rechargeable batteries have chips inside that malfunction before the battery itself. This can cause a false report of the battery is empty, even when it is charged fully. Due to simple physics, your rechargeable batteries will eventually die. But that doesn’t mean that they won’t last a good while.

Each time you recharge your battery there is a layer of electrolyte oxidation that builds up. In simpler terms: you just purchased a brand-new freezer and you fill it to the brim with food. After a while the ice inside of the freezer keeps building up, covering more and more of the freezer. Although it is unrealistic that this will happen to your freezer, the same thing is happening with the electrolyte oxidation and the battery.

Facts About Headphone Batteries – Extra Features and Risks

Any of those extra features will decrease your battery life even more. Although it is your decision whether you want the extra features or not. One of the main risks that come with purchasing batteries is the possibility that the battery bursts or explodes. They can release dangerous gasses. Check up on your batteries often to possibly avoid this problem. If your batteries burst, chances are it’ll ruin your headphones. If it explodes it can cause serious injury.

Written by Nicholas Mason

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