Cordless or Wireless Headphones give you the luxury of freedom of movement and comfort whilst listening to your iPod or TV/Home cinema system. You can listen to the radio from any room in the house without disturbing family or neighbours, or stream your tunes or podcasts whilst you're out and about without having to mess around with feeding the wire down your jumper to keep it out of the way!
How to choose a pair of Cordless Headphones
There's a wide variety of styles and technologies of wireless headphones so it's important to get a pair that will suit your needs. A lightweight bluetooth open-ear pair is great for jogging, but for watching TV at home where the audio source is fixed in place you probably want a FM, closed-ear pair of wireless headphones.
With regular wired headphones, it's often the wires that are the weakest link that breaks and requires you to buy a new pair. This is certainly the case with most of the pairs we've owned - the connection between the wire and the earphone deteriorates after the wires have been folded and wound so often - and the sound stops working properly in one ear. You obviously don't have this problem with wireless headphones so they tend to last longer.
Will they work with my TV/MP3 player/phone?
All of the FM and Lossless Digital sets that are mains-powered will work with your TV, home cinema, radio and PC as they use a standard 3.5mm headphone socket that's built in. The Bluetooth sets (which most portable headphones are) need an audio source with a Bluetooth transmitter. Most phones have Bluetooth built in and all smartphones like iPhones, HTC, Samsung certainly do.
Modern MP3 players like the iPod Touch have Bluetooth built in, so the Wireless Headphones will work natively with them. Older iPod models like the iPod Nano don't have, so you would need to plug in a separate bluetooth transmitter to them.