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Bluetooth vs 2.4GHz audio

2021-12-20

Introduction

Wireless audio is beneficial because it enhances your listening experience without the need to manage long wires. The two most common wireless audio technologies are Bluetooth and 2.4GHz. The selection between these two can also be a quite complex task. However, this blog will make it quite easy for you.

 

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is Bluetooth?

Chapter 2: What Are Different Versions Of Bluetooth?

Chapter 3: What Are Music Handling Properties Of Bluetooth?

Chapter 4: What Is 2.4GHz Audio?

Chapter 5: Final Comparison

Chapter 6: Best 2.4G Low Latency RGB Gaming Headphones

Chapter 7: Conclusion

 

Chapter 1: What Is Bluetooth?

Chances are good that you must be familiar with this technology because of its common availability on every device. It is a short-range wireless technology that can help you exchange data in the form of audio sound or electronic files between devices.

You can get cable-free communication with the help of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth makes use of the wavelength of a particular frequency to help you share the data.

Devices that allow the running of Bluetooth may have different profiles. These devices may range from simple mobiles to large computer devices. It makes use of UFH radio waves that range from 2.4GHz to 2.485GHz. There is a wide range of applications for Bluetooth in different devices.

● How To Use

To make use of your Bluetooth, you have to make it discoverable first and then pair it with another device that should also be discoverable.

● Advantages

  1. Bluetooth helps you avoid interference of any other device in the surroundings.
  2. Bluetooth ensures lower consumption of power in your device.
  3. You can easily upgrade it.
  4. Bluetooth has got a range much better than infrared communication.
  5. You can share the voice as well as data files.

● Disadvantages

  1. Your Bluetooth may lose connection in certain conditions.
  2. Bluetooth has a lower bandwidth
  3. You can achieve only short-range communication through it.
  4. Security is one of the most important aspects that is lacking in your Bluetooth since it can be hacked.

Bluetooth is not limited to only one single version rather it has so many different versions. Few of those versions are explained in this blog post.

 

Chapter 2: What Are Different Versions Of Bluetooth?

Like many other devices, Bluetooth also keeps updating its versions. Different versions have their own amazing specifications and features. Each year, a different version is introduced into the technology market.

  • Bluetooth 5.0is considered the modern version of Bluetooth.

It was introduced in 2016 with extended battery life & long transmission distance.

It is a highly robust version with more ability to convey the information.

It is to note that the 5.0 version of Bluetooth may be supported by backward devices as compared to the 4.1 version but 5.0 is more efficient and enhanced.

  • Bluetooth 4.2was introduced in 2014 with a 10x payload size and was specially designed for the internet of things.
  • Bluetooth 4.1was introduced in 2013, having efficient co-existence and data exchange with LTE frequencies.
  • Bluetooth 4was introduced in 2010. It has amazingly low power & low energy. It is also known as "Bluetooth Smart".
  • Bluetooth 3+HSwas introduced in 2009 that can be connected through Bluetooth but it enables data exchange only through WiFi.
  • Bluetooth 2.1had secure simple processing (SSP) to help you pair faster and in a secure way. It was introduced in 2007.
  • Other versions of Bluetooth include Bluetooth 2, 1.2, 1.1, 1.0,and 0B.

 

Chapter 3: What Are Music Handling Properties Of Bluetooth?

The quality of Bluetooth technology also depends on how well it can handle the music. For different versions, there are different levels of music handling. In the case of Bluetooth 5.0, it debuted dual audio to transfer efficient audio services.

It has made it possible to stream audio or music on two completely different devices. It can enhance your enjoyment by making connections with two devices simultaneously. Bluetooth 5.0 allows this feature due to the long-range transmission.

It ranges up to a distance of 200 meters. It can help you deliver up to 4 times the range of your Bluetooth 4.2. Bluetooth 5 has the capability to double the bandwidth of its predecessors.

Its real-world performance may vary according to the distance and environment. However, it can still help you make massive strides. Bluetooth 5 allows you to enjoy music as high as 2 Megabytes per second. It occurs with +20dB of amazing power functions.

Instead of these high features, the Bluetooth 5 may suffer quality due to its compression.

 

Chapter 4: What Is 2.4GHz Audio?

There are some audio transmission technologies that transmit sound through the help of WiFi. 2.4GHz is one of those technologies. 2.4GHz is actually a signal that helps you transfer the audio between two different devices. In the case of Bluetooth, you may or may not require a dongle to transmit the audio.

 

On the other hand, 2.4Ghz Audio frequency always requires a dongle to function properly. For example, there are so many devices that enable this technology through the help of a USB dongle. I have different devices to help me connect through the help of a USB dongle.

Another example of 2.4GHz Audio technology is a wireless telephone that makes use of this technology to transmit the audio between the back, the handset, and the base.

 

It broadcasts on a particular wavelength from the transmitting device to another wireless audio receiver. The sound quality of 2.4GHz may differ from the sound quality of Bluetooth, hence making you prefer one over the other.

2.4GHz Technology is considered as much better than Bluetooth sound technology. 2.4GHz is capable of providing you with high-quality sound, high integration, and ultra-low power consumption. 2.4GHz can prove to be a good choice for your devices since it can transmit sound with no lagging.

You can reach any style of entertainment without the need to go through a proper installation process.

● Advantages 

  1. Farther range
  2. Penetrates solid objects

● Disadvantages

  1. More vulnerable to interference

 

Chapter 5: Final Comparison

Comparing both the technologies, each has its own advantages and disadvantages that make you choose one over the other. It all depends on your requirements to choose the best device. However, there are a few main benefits that may help you prefer 2.4GHz over Bluetooth.

 

The key benefit of 2.4GHz audio is that it doesn't involve pairing. You just have to go through a play-and-plug experience to get a better sound quality.

 

When you use Bluetooth, it doesn't have the ability to penetrate through solid objects. Hence, it can affect the quality of sound and make you feel less enjoyable. Although it does not easily interfere, it still lacks better quality.

 

There is a higher difference in sound quality between the two technologies. Bluetooth has low bandwidth as compared to 2.4GHz that can affect the transmission quality of sound. It can not help you achieve long-range communication or transmission like 2.4GHz.

 

Due to the long-range transmission, most of the high-level brands and manufacturers are implementing 2.4GHz in their products. Having a proprietary radio frequency, most of the gaming headset manufacturers prefer 2.4GHz. Not only these properties, but it also consists of low latency with a higher quality of sound.

 

Moreover, the charging of Bluetooth technology may not stay longer. As a result, you will be able to listen to your music only for a short time. On the other hand, 2.4GHz comes with better battery life. hence, enabling you to enjoy it for a longer time period.

 

Chapter 6: Best 2.4G Low Latency RGB Gaming Headphones

Sonun 2.4G low latency RGB gaming headsets are the most reliable and high-quality headsets.

These headsets give you the wireless facility making you free from the management of long wires.

  • Model number: BL8 with low latency
  • Chipset: Action
  • Bluetooth version: V5.o
  • Connecting type: Type-C
  • Battery capacity: Lithium-ion, 1000mAh
  • Operating distance: 10m
  • Playtime:50% volume 75h (Turning off light)
  • Charging time: 2.5h
  • Playtime:50% volume 20h (Turning on light)
  • Current: 30mA
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Frequency: 20~20kHz
  • Available color: black
  • Low latency: 50ms

Having all these Excellent specifications can give you a high-quality listening experience with our best headsets.

 

Chapter 7: Conclusion 

Nowadays, wireless technologies are implemented in every other device to make your listening process smooth and interesting. There are a large number of wireless technologies in the market and you can select any of those. However, Bluetooth and 2.4GHz audio are being the most popular technologies as wireless audio.

Selecting the right wireless audio technology can always be a challenge for you. It seems a complex challenge especially when you are looking for something with higher reliability. There are different factors to consider while selecting the right wireless audio technology. These factors may include security, quality, reliability, controls, bandwidth, and application.  

Different versions of Bluetooth are updated and sent into the market these days. It requires pairing between two devices.

At the same time, it can help you with only short-range experience. It may lag or stop working on longer distances. 2.4GHz audio is advancing every single day in this era of technology. The key benefit is that you don't need to pair it with any device. You just need to plug and play the games using 2.4GHz headsets.

The best thing is that it consists of high-quality sound with amazing long-range capacity. It has Bluetooth functions as well as some advanced functions that limit the use of Bluetooth. Hence the conclusion comes to the point that 2.4GHz is more advanced and more preferred as compared to Bluetooth.

 

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Author: Caitlin Du

Author: Caitlin Du

Oversea sales

Hi, I'm Caitlin. Welcome to our website. I have worked in the headphone industry for over 5 years. I hope we could write all about headphones that we know, and teach you for free here. Hoping we could help you to better understand more about this industry, so you could avoid some risks when importing headphones from China.

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