The Best EarbudsBy Reviewed.com Staff
Looking for new earbuds can be an exhausting and overwhelming experience. That's probably why so many of us go to Best Buy or Amazon and pick the first thing we see. But, let's face it, they won't sound great and will break before you know it. Instead, put the effort into finding the right earbuds that's durable, comfortable, and sounds amazing.
But, with thousands of models to choose from, how does anyone know where to start? Well, after years of scientific testing and a lifetime of experience, our experts have found the best earbuds out there. Our list will update as new headphones come out and go through our testing. But, if you're looking for the best right now, look no further than our number one pick.
Updated March 28, 2017
With a starting price of $99 and a design that competes with headphones that cost up to 10x as much, 1More's Triple Driver in-ears certainly have their work cut out for them. While they aren't necessarily the best headphones we've ever tried, they're just about the best sub-$100 in-ears we've tested to date. They're stylish, sound great, and they complement every genre of music from hip-hop, to classical to blues.
Where To Buy$99.99 Amazon Buy
If you're in the market for wireless earbuds for running or going to the gym, the Beats Powerbeats 3 are as good as it gets. The earhook design ensures they stay put, the Class 1 Bluetooth means you can stay connected from up to 100 feet away, and the sound quality is fantastic. They aren't cheap, but if you're tired of being disappointed by wireless 'buds, these are worth the investment.
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In-ear headphones are a dime a dozen, and there are plenty of solid options out there—at a price. If you’re in the market for heavyweight in-ear headphones without blowing through your bank account, you might want to consider the MEE Audio M-Duo. They performed well in our lab tests and are affordable, thanks to a simple, no-nonsense design that has been a hit with hundreds of user reviewers as well as our experts.
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Despite their anonymous appearance and low price tag, JLab’s Epic Earbuds punch well above their class. Standout features include a tangle-resistant cable and "cush fins"—tiny flaps that help the buds nestle more firmly into the rook of your ear. But more importantly, these buds produce rich, detailed sound whether you’re listening to classic rock, soulful jazz, or orchestral. No matter what you’re into, it’s going to sound great coming from the Epics.
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Whether traversing a sea of commuters on a busy subway, braving stretchy pants and an hour of cardio, or doggedly tramping down the sidewalk for a boss's third frappuccino—sometimes, we just need music to keep us going. For that, the Audio-Technica SonicFuel in-ears are a great option that's been around for years. Costing well under $100, these sound great, offer a solid low-end, and fit well in most people's ears.