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Quality, inexpensive audio and video gear used to be hard to come by. Nowadays, there is a high influx of cool audio gadgets from high-end bluetooth earbuds, to the chromecast for streaming your favorite audios, to affordable bluetooth speakers. This made it possible for ordinary people and audiophiles to acquire high-quality audio devices in the market without needing to break the bank.

 

What factors determine the quality of a sound?

There are many factors that can determine sound quality. Many factors such as the processing and the mastering of recordings can amplify and reduce the sounds picked up by the microphones which can determine the quality of what you are listening to. Sometimes it isn’t the recording, but the environment in which you are listening to your music or television show. Loud rooms, constant chatter, headphones that aren’t made with the best quality may also affect the quality of the sound.

Does Bluetooth reduce sound quality?

Many are curious as to whether or not Bluetooth headphones reduce the quality of your audio, and to an extent, it does. With the removal of wires, the information that would typically be sent through wires now gets sent through the air, making for lower-resolution audio. However, with more advanced technology, it is upgrading the sounds so your Bluetooth headphones can allow more data to pass to upgrade your sound quality.

Why do my AirPods sound muffled?

There are usually quick and easy solutions to unmuffle your AirPods. As they are constantly in our ears, earwax and other materials can create a block over the speaker and that can muffle the sound. Ensuring that you have a strong Bluetooth connection as well will help fix the muffled sound coming out of your earphones. Sometimes your AirPods need to be reset on your device as well, or the device needs an update so it is recommended that you check your phone for iOS updates.