Buy any Bluetooth headphones you want, but there’s one single feature you should look out for when you make your purchase

    Some Bluetooth headphones have a feature called “Multipoint” that should be considered more often when looking to buy new wireless headphones especially if you use them with more than one device.

    Shopping around for a pair of Bluetooth headphones makes you consider a few criteria, like their sound quality, comfort, design, noise canceling, and price tag.

    Apart from all of the above, if there’s one feature that I’d look out for in my own pair of Bluetooth headphones, it’s the ability to connect to at least two different devices at the same time for that extra little bit of convenience. It’s a feature called “Multipoint.”

    That’s not to say you or I want to listen to two streams of music at the same time. That would be silly.

    Rather, a pair of Bluetooth headphones that can connect to two or more devices at the same time like a smartphone and a computer lets you switch between those devices more easily than headphones that can only connect to a single device at a time.

    It’s especially useful if you do often switch between devices during the day, and it also lets you listen to music from your computer and take a call through your headphones from your smartphone at the same time. Super handy, right?

    nuraphone with devices nuraphone with devices

    Headphones that don’t have Multipoint at all actively need you to disconnect from one device before connecting to another, which isn’t especially seamless.

    To be clear, fiddling around with a wire or your Bluetooth settings on a smartphone or computer isn’t a horrible ordeal. But just knowing that there’s an easier, faster, and more convenient feature out there that doesn’t add much if anything to the price tag on a pair of headphones makes it a must-have on any Bluetooth headphones I’m considering buying.

    bose qc35ii bose qc35ii

    Weirdly enough, some headphone makers don’t always make it clear whether their headphones have Multipoint. Bose, for example, only mention it in the FAQs for its QC35 II headphones. And yet, it’s the one feature that pushed me to recommend the Bose QC35 II versus the otherwise-fantastic Bose-killer Sony WH-1000 XM3 headphones.

    Indeed, the Bose QC 35 II has the best implementation of Multipoint that I’ve tried so far. There are surely other headphones with totally seamless connections between multiple devices, but I simply haven’t reviewed them yet.

    Recent Articles

    Pokémon Go: Prepare for trouble with the best Team Go Rocket Counters!

    Team Go Rocket is here and not just the Grunts we've been dealing with since the Team Go Rocket Invasion. How do you take...

    NHL team throws repeat birthday party for 11-year-old fan after viral tweet

    A young hockey fan just had what might be the best birthday do-over in history.  Kade Foster, an 11-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs fan, got the...

    Top 13 Jailbreak Tweaks for iOS 13 Checkra1n!

    Today the checkra1n dev team released the first iOS 13 jailbreak by the same name! In this article we’re going to share some of...

    Sunday deals: iPad Air from $370, AirPods 2 hit new lows, and the best early Singles Day offers

    Today’s weekend edition of the 9to5Toys Lunch Break includes Apple’s latest iPad Air from $370, alongside markdowns on AirPods 2, and all of the...

    Rumor: Galaxy S11e to have a curved display and optional 5G

    The Galaxy S11 rumor mill keeps spinning as we approach the holiday shopping season, and a few new bits and pieces of information pertaining...

    Latest Stories

    Leave A Reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Stay on op - Ge the daily news in your inbox