Hey friends! It’s time for another lesson in audiophile lingo. It’s come to my attention that quite a few people don’t understand the difference between Bluetooth and wireless. So, we’re breaking it down in this “Bluetooth Vs Wireless: Do You Know The Difference?” article.
Bluetooth Vs Wireless: Do You Know The Difference?
Bluetooth and wireless are often confused to be two completely separate things and while they have their share of differences, they are somewhat alike. Wireless is a form of communication. It is information or data being transferred between two or more objects over electromagnetic waves, like radio waves. Bluetooth is a form of wireless communication and it is a global communication standard. That being said, in layman’s terms, Bluetooth is always wireless, but wireless isn’t always Bluetooth. There are different forms of wireless communication. WiFi, for example, is another form.
I bring this up because I’ve encountered a number of people that have confused the two while hunting for a wireless pair of buds. Their confusion in no way hurt the outcome of their purchase since their underlying purpose was to find a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones, but I think there is a need for some clarity.
These days, most wireless items are built to be Bluetooth-enabled. In the past, items like a keyboard or mouse would have to use a wireless adapter to make them wireless. There are still adapters available for those looking to make their wired headphones wireless. Many of these adapters are designed with Bluetooth to communicate with the Bluetooth technology built into your cell.
I hope this clears up a general misconception about the whole Bluetooth vs wireless debacle. If you still have questions, let us know in the comments section down below.