Wired or wireless? Wired headphones recently had a resurgence in popularity. Among the reasons for the comeback is that, generally, wired has better audio performance for less money, since the cost goes mainly into tuning, drivers, and design, instead of features like Bluetooth. And with wired headphones, you don’t have to worry about charging a battery. Still, many people love the freedom and convenience that wireless headphones bring, especially now that headphone jacks are disappearing from smartphones. If both connection methods sound appealing, consider a pair that can work both wired and wirelessly, but be sure to check whether some features are disabled in wired mode. If you choose wireless, notice the battery life. How long do you plan on listening each day? Are you good about keeping your wireless devices charged, or do you need wireless headphones that can go for long stretches of time without being plugged in? Be honest with yourself on this one, or you’ll just be frustrated later.