Bluetooth headphones are the future. The iPhone 7 dumped the headphone jack and, with USB-C becoming more popular, other manufacturers are likely to follow suit. And sure, the main advantage is that they get wires out of your way—but there’s another, often unrealized, benefit in a feature called “Multipoint”.
What Is Multipoint?
Wired headphones can only connect to one device at a time. Plug them into your computer, and you can only use them on your computer, until you unplug them and plug them into something else. That’s how headphones have always worked.
Many Bluetooth headphones, though, can connect to more than one device at a time thanks to a protocol called Multipoint. Not all headphones support it, but most mid- to high-end headphones from manufacturers like Bose, Sennheiser, Beats, and so on do. Even budget headphones from some manufacturers like Jabra have Multipoint. Not sure if your headphones support it? Google their model number with the word
multipoint to find out.