By Trevor Eisenman
Whether it’s in the rec center or walking across campus, more and more students are listening to music on wireless headphones.
Senior Brandon Kaesler was on his way to DeFrancesco wearing a pair of Wireless Beats headphones. Kaesler said, “I had to keep buying headphones because the cord would rip. So, I went to BestBuy and bought $200 wireless Beats and it’s been a great investment.”
Wireless headphones work by connecting, or pairing, two devices through a radio or infrared signal. Many devices use Bluetooth technology to connect and exchange data over very short distances.
Matt Dunstan, a KU senior and electronic media major said, “I think wireless is the way to go. Wired tends to be a hassle and it gets in your way. Plus, people spend so much time untangling their wired headphones.”
Recently, Apple bought Beats for $3 billion, and has been advertising the wireless headphones. The original price of the wireless Beats headphones is $199. BestBuy, Wal-Mart and Amazon have them listed between $129-$149.