in

Top40 Earbud’s! Read Vote Buy Listen Share

Top40 earbud’s something to listen to music with. earbud’s go in your ear they do not surround your ear like some other noise cancelling type Headphones But earbud’s have as good a sound as some of the most expensive Headphones you can buy. So it is all about how they sound but the fact that you can buy a set of top rated earbuds for $20 dollars tells you something. Now some of these earbuds cost several hundred dollars and are top rated? So go figure we reccomend you buy what you can afford and dont forget amazon and most other online retailers have very good return policies so go ahead buy the expensive set, if you dont like them send them back. So here you go our Top40 Earbud’s Thank you!  Oh yeah you can vote on the items or leave a comment that would be fun! ttyl

#1 1MORE E1001 Triple Driver headphone

About  $100.00

The 1MORE E1001 Triple Driver portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 50-inch audio cord with a modified stereo, 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The E1001 Triple Driver comes with nine pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have medium sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and all but the lowest-powered portable audio devices. The E1001 Triple Driver has an integrated microphone and music player function control that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with nine pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the E1001 Triple Driver delivers sound quality that falls in the excellent range; while no headphone is perfect, the sonic shortcomings of this model are minor. The overall sound can best be summarized as fairly clear and nicely balanced. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact, detail, and goes deep, but is slightly prominent. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even but a touch hazy and grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended but slightly uneven - the mid treble is a bit prominent while the upper treble is a bit subdued. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open (sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging your ears). The sound is very similar to that of the 1MORE Quad Driver, but the bass and treble are not as even.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#2 1MORE Quad Driver headphone

About  $200.00

The 1MORE Quad Driver portable earphones have a isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 50-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Quad Driver comes with nine pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a mini-plug-to-1/4-inch-plug adapter, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have medium-high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. The Quad Driver has an integrated microphone and volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with nine pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a mini-plug-to-1/4-inch-plug adapter, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the Quad Driver delivers sound quality that falls in the excellent range; while no earphone is perfect, the sonic shortcomings of this model are minor. The overall sound can best be summarized as fairly clear and evenly balanced. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even but a touch hazy and grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended and fairly even, but the upper treble is a bit sizzly (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer have a sound a bit reminiscent of bacon frying). The sound has a decent sense of liveliness and is somewhat open -- sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears. The sound is very similar to that of the 1MORE E1001 Triple Driver, but the bass and treble are more even.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but as typical of in-ear models they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#3 Audeze iSine 10 headphone

About  $350.00

The Audeze iSine 10 portable earphones have a non-isolating ear-insert design. These earphones are primarily intended for use with newer Apple mobile devices, but they can also be used with standard audio devices. It has a detachable 57-inch audio cord with a Lightning connector plug and inline remote with a built-in microphone and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls that work with iPhones, iPads, and iPods equipped with Lightning connectors. The remote control also incorporates a digital to analog converter (DAC) and digital sound processing (DSP) amplifier. The iSine 10 comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes, two pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, two pairs of removable ear hooks, a detachable 57-inch long standard audio cable, and a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have high sensitivity when connected with either the Lightning connector cable or the standard audio cable, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with newer Apple mobile devices (with the Lightning connector cable) or home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices (with the standard audio cable). The iSine 10's detachable 57-inch long Lightning connector cable has an integrated 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) amp with digital sound processing (DSP), a microphone, and volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls that are compatible with Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPods that use Lightning connectors. The Lightning connector cable does not have its own battery; the power used to run its electronics is drawn from the Apple mobile device it is connected to, and we found that it can significantly reduce the connected devices' battery life. In continuous use tests with a 6th Gen iPod Touch with the screen, WiFi, and Bluetooth turned off we found that the iPod's battery life when used with the iSine 10 with the Lighting cable was reduced by more than half when compared to use with other headphone in our ratings. Although the effect on battery life of the iSine 10 with the Lightning connection will differ depending on what Apple mobile device it's used with and how that device is used, this is something to consider, especially for users that find that find themselves needing to recharge their device often when they use it with typical earphones. This model also comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes, two pairs of removable ear bowl supports in various sizes, two pairs of removable ear hooks, a detachable 57-inch long standard audio cable for use with audio devices without Lightning connectors, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case. The free Audeze app download that's available for Apple mobile devices has a 10 band graphic equalizer tonal balance adjustment, can save two sets of tonal balance adjustments to the iSine 10's Lightning connector audio cable memory, and can update the iSine 10's firmware.

Sound quality: When we used the Lightning cable connected to an Apple mobile device we found the iSine 10 delivers sound quality that falls in the excellent range; while no earphone is perfect, the sonic shortcomings of this model are minor. The overall sound can best be summarized clean and clear with slightly empathic bass. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and detail, and goes deep, but can be a bit prominent with some program material. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is detailed, but a touch lean and can sound clinical on some material. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is even and extended. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is open -- sound-wise it seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears. We noted a very faint high-pitched whine that's audible for a several seconds after an audio track is paused; it can also be heard between tracks and possibly during some audio passages. The 10 band equalizer in the app has a noticeable effect on the sound. When using the standard cable the sound becomes soft and hazy and the overall sound quality falls to the bottom of the good range.

Comfort: Our testers found that this model was clunkier than the typical earphone. As typical of in-ear models the iSine 10 produces a sense of pressure in the ear canal opening that might be uncomfortable for some; some users might also find that the ear pieces insert uncomfortably deep into the ear canals. For users with medium or larger ears this model stays in place with no problem when the ear hooks are used, but it takes a bit of fumbling to get them in place and the ear hooks might interfere with the behind the ear fit of eye glass temples. Some users might be able to get a secure fit when using the ear bowl supports, others will not; use with the earbowl supports also results in fumbling for proper placement. Users with smaller ears might find that this model does not fit well (the earphones will only be held in place by the earpiece extensions into the ear canals, which will not hold them reliably in place; the ear hooks don't provide support, and the earbowl supports might not fit into the earbowls correctly). Regardless of ear size, the earphones are not stable if the ear hooks or the earbowl supports are not used. The weight of the in-line remote/DSP amp/DA converter is noticeable unless it is supported by the shirt clip.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#4 PSB Speakers M4U 4 headphone

About  $220.00

The PSB Speakers M4U 4 portable earphones have a isolating ear-insert design. These earphones are intended for use with iPods, iPads, some other cell phones, as well as standard audio devices. The M4U 4 comes with six pairs of ear pieces of various types and sizes, a detachable 47-inch standard audio cable, a detachable 53-inch audio cable built-in mic, and answer/music player control button for iPhone/iPod/iPad, and smartphone use, a 1/4-inch plug adaptor, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:The earphones have medium-high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. The M4U 4 comes with six pairs of ear pieces of various types and sizes, a detachable 47-inch standard audio cable, a detachable 53-inch audio cable built-in mic and answer/music player control button for iPhone/iPod/iPad, and smartphone use, a 1/4-inch plug adaptor, a mini-plug-to-airplane-jack adapter, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the M4U 4 delivers sound quality sound quality that falls in the excellent range; while no headphone is perfect, the sonic shortcomings of this model are minor. The overall sound can best be summarized as clean and well balanced, but a little washed out. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact, has good detail and goes deep. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is even, clear, and fairly detailed. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended and also fairly detailed. The sound has a decent sense of liveliness and is generally open -- sound-wise when the audio program is playing it seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears, although the upper midrange/lower treble does sound a bit dry (a little bland and lacking in reverberance).

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#5 Klipsch X12i headphone

About  $350.00

The Klipsch X12i portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 46-inch audio cord with a modified stereo, 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The X12i comes with five pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features: These earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The X12i has an integrated microphone and music player function control that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with five pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the X12i delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as full and somewhat soft. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but is slightly prominent and lacks a bit of detail. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even and the lower midrange has good detail, but the upper midrange is somewhat smoothed over. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended but somewhat subdued. While the sound has a decent sense of liveliness it is somewhat closed-in -- sound-wise it is somewhat obvious that you have something plugging up your ears.

Comfort: We found that these earphones generally fit and stay in place, but some users might find that they feel a bit unstable, and they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#6 Westone ADV Alpha headphone

About  $150.00

The Westone ADV Alpha portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 52-inch detachable audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. In addition, the audio cable is reflective, and the earphones are claimed to be moisture resistant. The ADV Alpha comes with 10 pairs of earpieces in various types and sizes, a removable shirt clip, and a moisture-resistant carrying case. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even with lower-powered portable audio devices. The ADV Alpha has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and other cell phones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. Additional features include a detachable reflective audio cable and 10 pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, a removable shirt clip, and a moisture-resistant carrying case. This model claims to be weather resistant.

Sound quality: The ADV Alpha delivers very good overall sound, with a warm character. Bass has good impact, but is slightly pronounced and boomy. Midrange is even but a bit smoothed over, and lower and mid-treble are even, while upper treble gradually rolls off. Overall sound is somewhat closed in, with good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones produce sense of pressure in the opening that might be uncomfortable for some. We had to fiddle a bit with these earphones to seat them properly and to get the best sound quality, but once they are fitted they stay in place with no problems.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#7 AKG by Harman Y23 headphone

About  $40.00

The AKG by Harman Y23 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones have a 39-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The Y23 comes with four pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and a carrying bag, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:The earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with four pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: We found the Y23 delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as slightly bassy and a bit lean. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes fairly deep, but is a bit prominent and boomy. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is a touch lean and slightly grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but somewhat smeared (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound blurred) and the upper treble is muted. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open -- sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#8 Scosche SportFlex 3 headphone

About  $24.00

The Scosche SportFlex 3 portable sports earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 50-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with music player function and call connect/disconnect controls. The SportFlex 3 is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant, comes with carrying bag and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features: Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the ear plug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have very high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower powered portable audio devices. The SportFlex 3 has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones use a cable with a 4-contact mini-plug works with most mobile devices but may not be compatible with some other audio equipment. The manufacturer claims that this model is water resistant, and it comes with carrying bag.

Sound quality: We found the SportFlex 3 delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as neutral (neither full nor lean) and fairly clean. At its best the bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but lacks a bit of detail; it can sound a bit boomy or bass shy depending on how they are fitted in the ear. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is clear, but slightly thin and very slightly soft. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but is a bit smeared--sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound a bit blurred. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open--sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging your ears.

Comfort: We found that these earphones produce sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some and they require careful placement for some users to get the best sound quality. The ear hooks makes fitting them into place a bit fussy, but once fitted they stay in place with no problems, and when properly adjusted the ear hooks keep the earphones very stable even with vigorous head movement.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#9 Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphone

About  $130.00

The Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear portable earphones have a isolating ear-insert design. These Android/cellphone-centric earphones have a 45-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with Samsung Galaxy Android mobile devices and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The SoundTrue Ultra in-ear comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a carrying case, is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have medium sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and all but the lowest-powered portable audio devices. The SoundTrue Ultra In-Ear has an inline volume control that works with Samsung Galaxy and some other Android mobile devices, plus an integrated microphone and music player function control that are compatible with Android and Apple mobile devices and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some Android and Apple mobile devices and some other cellphones. These headphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model is claimed to be water resistant by the manufacturer and comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the SoundTrue Ultra in-ear delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range: It reproduces music and voice very well, although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as neutral and a bit soft. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and decent definition and goes fairly deep. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even, but slightly hazy and grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) tapers off towards the upper end of its range: the lower- and mid-treble are fairly even, but slightly soft and the upper treble is subdued. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open in the upper midrange lower treble (sound-wise, it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging your ears), while the rest of the tonal range sounds closed in.

Comfort: These earphones have a hybrid ear-insert/earbud design: The earpieces seal the ear canals but they don't insert into the ear canals as far as typical ear-insert models. They are also supported by the ear bowls, like an earbud model. They fit and stay in place with no problem, and the ear-bowl-support earpieces make them very stable, even with vigorous head movement.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#10 Marshall Mode EQ headphone

About  $80.00

The Marshall Mode EQ portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. It also has a built-in two-position EQ switch that changes the sound character of the earphones. The Mode EQ comes with four pairs of earpieces in various sizes, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have medium sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with all but the lowest-powered portable audio devices. The Mode EQ has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, some iPhones, as well as some other cell phones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model has a two-position EQ switch that let you choose between two sound profiles. This model comes with four pairs of earpieces in various sizes.

Sound quality: The Mode EQ has a two-position EQ switch that lets you choose between two distinct sound profiles. In the down position it delivers very good overall sound, with a warmish character. Bass has good impact and goes deep, but lacks some definition. Midrange is fairly even but a bit gritty, and treble is extended but a bit thin sounding. The overall sound in this position is somewhat open, with good dynamics. When the switch is flipped up, the bass becomes prominent and boomy, the midrange and treble become fuller, and the overall sound becomes warmer. But while the midrange and treble are improved, the sound quality drops a bit due to the overblown bass.

Comfort: We found that this hybrid earbud/ear-insert design produces a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some, but it is likely to be less uncomfortable than typical ear-insert models. They fit and stay in place with no problems; the earbud portion provides extra stability, and earpieces stay in place even during vigorous head movement.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#11 Phiaton MS 100 BA headphone

About  $80.00

The Phiaton MS 100 BA portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 47-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with music player function and call connect/disconnect controls. The MS 100 BA comes with four pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying bag, and is covered by a 12-month warranty

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the ear plug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The MS 100 BA has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones use a cable with a 4-contact mini-plug works with most mobile devices but may not be compatible with some other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: We found the MS 100 BA delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as neutral (neither full nor lean) and fairly clean, but a bit sterile. The bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good detail, goes deep, and has decent impact. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is clear but slightly lean in general, and the upper midrange has good detail. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but a bit smeared - sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound a bit blurred. While the sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open (sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging your ears), the MS 100 BA doesn't do a good job of conveying bass and lower midrange resonance so there is a lack of a sense of richness.

Comfort: We found that these earphones stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some. They require careful placement for some users to get the best sound quality.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#12 Pioneer SE-CH9T headphone

About  $105.00

The Pioneer SE-CH9T portable earphones have a isolating ear-insert design. These cellphone-centric earphones have a detachable 48-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with cellphones and tables, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with a music player function and call connect/disconnect control. The SE-CH9T comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying bag; it is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The SE-CH9T has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes, detachable 48-inch long audio cable, and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: We found the SE-CH9T delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can be summarized as slightly bassy but otherwise a bit lean. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but is a bit prominent. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even, but a touch grainy and the vocal range is a bit thin. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is a bit prominent, and the lower treble is a bit smeared (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound blurred) while the upper treble is a bit sizzly (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer have a sound reminiscent of bacon frying). The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open -- sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears.

Comfort: As typical of in-ear models the SE-CH9T produces a sense of pressure in the ear canal opening might be uncomfortable for some. They stay in place in the ears with no problem, but when fitting them some users might fumble with the over-the-ear cable routing.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#13 Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphone

About  $100.00

The Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 54-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cell phones, bit it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Momentum In-Ear comes with four pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a carrying case. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The Momentum In-Ear has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cell phones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of earpieces in various sizes, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: The Momentum In-Ear delivers very good overall sound, with a warmish character. Bass has good impact and goes deep; while the upper bass has good definition it is slightly prominent, and the lower bass is prominent and slightly boomy. Midrange is fairly even, but grainy, and treble is extended but slightly prominent and sizzly. The overall sound is somewhat closed-in, with decent dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they can produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#14 Shure SE112 headphone

About  $50.00

The Shure SE112 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones have a 48-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The SE112 comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a carrying bag, and is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have very high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even with lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes, and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: The SE112 delivers very good, straightforward, hype-free sound, with a warm character. Bass has good impact and goes fairly deep, but is slightly boomy. Midrange is a bit hazy, and treble has good detail but is a bit recessed. The overall sound has good dynamics, with a somewhat open-sounding midrange, but it lacks treble air.

Comfort: The earphones' cables are intended to be looped over and behind the ears. We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#15 Westone AM PRO 20 headphone

About  $340.00

The Westone AM PRO 20 portable earphones have a non-isolating ear-insert design. These earphones are intended for use with iPods, iPads, some other cell phones, as well as standard audio devices. The AM PRO 20 comes with ten pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, a detachable 49-inch standard audio cable, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have very high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower powered portable audio devices. This model comes with ten pairs of ear pieces in various types and sizes, a detachable 49-inch audio cable, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the AM PRO 20 delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as sterile. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and decent detail, but doesn't go deep. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is a bit thin and constricted (think straightjacketed). The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but slightly subdued. The sound has a decent sense of liveliness and is somewhat open--sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears.

Comfort: It takes a bit of fumbling to get the ear pieces seated and the earhooks in place, but once done they fit and stay in place with no problems for users with average or large ear bowls, and once the earhooks are adjusted the ear pieces are very stable even with vigorous head movement. The shape and/or size of the earphone body may pose fit problems for users with small ear bowls that might affect the fit and/or the sound quality. As typical of in-ear models we found that they produce a sense of pressure in the ear canal opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#16 Bowers & Wilkins C5 series 2 headphone

About  $140.00

The Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 43-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cell phones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with an integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The C5 Series 2 comes with four pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a carrying case. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The C5 Series 2 has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, some iPhones, and some other cell phones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a carrying case.

Sound quality: The C5 Series 2 delivers very good overall sound, with a warm character. Bass has good impact and goes deep, but is slightly prominent and somewhat thumpy. Midrange is very smooth but is a bit overwhelmed by the bass. Treble is fairly extended but slightly recessed, and the extreme upper treble seems cut off. The overall sound is somewhat closed-in, with good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, and that the earloop earbowl supports provide added stability even during vigorous head movements. However, they can produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#17 Panasonic RP-TCM125 headphone

About  $30.00

The Panasonic RP-TCM125 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 45-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The RP-TCM125 comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes, and it's covered by a shorter-than-average 3-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even with lower-powered portable audio devices. The RP-TCM125 has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, some iPhones, and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes.

Sound quality: We found the RP-TCM125 delivers very good overall sound, with a warmish character. Bass has good impact and goes fairly deep, but is a bit prominent. Midrange is fairly even, but lacks a bit of detail, and upper treble is rolled off. Overall sound is somewhat closed in, with good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, and that the hybrid earbud/in-ear design lends additional support and stability. However, they do produce a sense of pressure in the opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#18 Philips ActionFit Sport SHQ2305/27 headphone

About  $18.00

The Philips ActionFit Sport SHQ2305 portable sports earphones have a isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with music player function and call connect/disconnect controls. The ActionFit Sport SHQ2305 is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant and comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying bag. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:The earphones have medium-high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. The ActionFit Sport SHQ2305 has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant and comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: We found the ActionFit Sport SHQ2305 delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as neutral (neither full nor lean), bassy, and somewhat bright. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but is slightly prominent an boomy. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even, but somewhat grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended but somewhat prominent. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is fairly open -- sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging up your ears.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#19 Sennheiser CX 215 headphone

About  $27.00

The Sennheiser CX 215 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug, and come with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes. They're covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This model doesn't include active noise reduction, but the earplug-like design of these portable ear-insert earphones helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes.

Sound quality: We found the CX 215 delivers very good overall sound with a slightly warm character. Prominent bass has good impact, but is tubby and lacking in definition. Midrange is smooth. Treble is slightly recessed, but has good upper treble extension. Overall, these earphones are somewhat open sounding with good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but a sense of pressure in the ear opening might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#20 Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision headphone

About  $40.00

The Sennheiser CX 300-II portable isolating ear-insert earphones sit inside the ear opening. These earphones have a 47-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The CX 300-II comes with three sets of ear pieces of various sizes, a storage case, and is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable ear-insert model doesn't have active noise reduction, but its earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with three sets of earpieces of various sizes and a storage case.

Sound quality: We found the CX 300-II delivers very good overall sound with a slightly warm character and good dynamics. Bass was well-defined, though low bass frequencies were rolled off and impact was just OK. Midrange had good detail, but was slightly closed-in. Treble was also detailed, but the upper-most frequencies were rolled off.

Comfort: We found that these earphones produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some, though the inserts fit well and stay in place with no problems.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#21 Skullcandy Strum headphone

About  $35.00

The Skullcandy Strum portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 48-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug /that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Strum comes with two pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and a carrying case. It is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:The earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The Strum has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with two pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the Strum delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as somewhat full, slightly bassy, and hazy. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes fairly deep, but is slightly thudy. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even, but slightly soft, hazy and congested (think sonic traffic jam). The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is slightly soft and the upper treble is muted. While the sound has a good sense of liveliness it is somewhat closed-in -- sound-wise it is somewhat obvious that you have something plugging up your ears.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#22 House of Marley Nesta headphone

About  $45.00

The House of Marley Nesta portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 51-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Nesta comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying bag, and is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have very high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower powered portable audio devices. The Nesta has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and music player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: We found the Nesta delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as boomy and soft. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but is boomy and somewhat prominent. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even but is somewhat hazy, a bit grainy, and somewhat overwhelmed by the bass. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but somewhat subdued and soft. While the sound has a decent sense of liveliness it is somewhat closed-in -- sound-wise it is somewhat obvious that you have something plugging up your ears.

Comfort: As typical of in-ear models we found that these earphones produce a sense of pressure in the ear canal opening might be uncomfortable for some. They fit and stay in place, but the sound quality is very dependent on proper placement.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#23 Klipsch Reference R6i headphone

About  $80.00

The Klipsch Reference R6i portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 48-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Reference R6i comes with four pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels even when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The Reference R6i has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The integrated microphone and call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones, some Android phones, and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, a removable shirt clip, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: The Reference R6i delivers very good overall sound, with a warm character. Bass has good impact and goes fairly deep, but is pronounced and boomy. Midrange is fairly even but is a bit hazy and congested. Treble has good detail, but is recessed and the upper treble is somewhat rolled off. The overall sound is closed in, but has decent dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#24 MEE audio M6 PRO headphone

About  $50.00

The MEE audio M6 PRO portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones are intended for use with mobile devices, as well as standard audio equipment. Additional features include over-the-ear cable routing. The manufacturer also claims the earphones are water resistance. The M6 PRO comes with seven pairs of earpieces in various sizes and types, a detachable 53-inch long standard audio cable, a detachable 54-inch long audio cable with built-in mic, volume control, and answer/player control button for iPhone/iPod/iPad and smartphone use, a removable shirt clip, a mini-plug-to-1/4-inch-plug adapter, and a carrying case. It is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. The M6 PRO features over-the-ear cable routing and the manufacturer claims it is water resistant. This model comes with seven pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types, a detachable 53-inch long standard audio cable, a detachable 54-inch long audio cable with built-in mic, volume control, and call answer/music player control button for iPhone/iPod/iPad and smartphone use, a removable shirt clip, a mini-plug-to-1/4-inch-plug adapter, and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the M6 PRO delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range: It reproduces music and voice very well, although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as slightly bassy and a bit washed out and coarse. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes fairly deep, but is slightly prominent and somewhat boomy. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) lacks fullness and is a bit washed-out, constricted (think straightjacketed), congested (as in a sonic traffic jam), and grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but is somewhat prominent and smeared (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound slightly blurred). While the sound has a good sense of liveliness, it is somewhat closed-in (sound-wise, it is somewhat obvious that you have something plugging up your ears).

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem and once the ear hooks are adjusted the earpieces are very stable even with vigorous head movement, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#25 MEE audio RX18P headphone

About  $10.00

The MEE audio RX18P portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 46-inch audio cord with a modified stereo, 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with a music player function/call connect/disconnect control. The RX18P comes with three pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have medium sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and all but the lowest-powered portable audio devices. The RX18P has an integrated microphone and music player function control that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of ear pieces of various sizes.

Sound quality: We found the RX18P delivers sound quality that falls in the very good range - it reproduces music and voice very well although it does have some noticeable sonic quirks. The overall sound can best be summarized as a bit thin with somewhat boomy bass. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but is somewhat boomy and a bit prominent. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is a bit thin, is somewhat grainy, and lacks detail. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended, but somewhat subdued and a bit smeared (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound slightly blurred). The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open (sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging your ears).

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#26 Audio-Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX5iS headphone

About  $40.00

The Audio-Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX5iS portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX5iS comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes and types, three pairs of ear bowl clips of various sizes, and a carrying bag. It is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX5iS has an inline volume control, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes and types, three pairs of ear bowl clips of various sizes, and a carrying bag.

Sound quality: The Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX5iS delivers good overall sound, with a neutral to cool character. Bass has good impact and decent definition, and goes fairly deep, but it's a bit thuddy. Midrange is a bit thin and somewhat gritty, and treble, while extended, is pronounced and spitty, which could be fatiguing for some users. The overall sound is open, with good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, and that the ear-bowl support pieces make them very stable even with vigorous head movement. However, the ear inserts produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#27 JBL by Harman Synchros S100a headphone

About  $80.00

The JBL by Harman Synchros S100a portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 48-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4-contact mini-plug /that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The Synchros S100a comes with four pairs of earpieces of various sizes and types and a carrying case, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones also have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels even when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The Synchros S100a has an inline volume control that works with some Android models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with Android devices, iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones, and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some Android and iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Android, non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of earpieces of various sizes and types and a carrying case.

Sound quality: The Synchros S100a delivers good overall sound, with a warm character. Bass has good impact but is prominent and boomy, and midrange is even but a bit soft. Treble is extended, but recessed and slightly soft. Overall sound is somewhat closed in, with decent dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#28 Panasonic RP-HJE120 headphone

About  $10.00

The Panasonic RP-HJE120 portable isolating earbud-style earphones sit on and extend into the ear opening. These earphones have a 43-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The RP-HJE120 comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes, and is covered by a relatively short 3-month warranty. This model is similar to the Panasonic RP-HJC120, which adds a built-in mic and cellphone call connect/disconnect feature, plus and iPod player function controls and a volume control that works with iPods, iPads, and iPhones.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable earbud model doesn't have active noise reduction, but their earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes.

Sound quality: We found the RP-HJE120 delivers good overall sound with a warm character. The pronounced one-note bass has good impact but only so-so definition, and deep bass is lacking. Midrange is slightly muffled, and treble sounds a bit dry and spitty, with a rolled-off upper treble. Overall sound is somewhat closed in, with compressed dynamics. This model and the Panasonic RP-HJC120 have the same sound character.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems; the fit is more like an in-ear earphone than an earbud, so the sense of pressure in the ear opening might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#29 Phiaton MS 300 BA headphone

About  $60.00

The Phiaton MS 300 BA portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 42-inch audio cord with a modified stereo, 4-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with a music player function and call connect/disconnect control. The MS 300 BA comes with four pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying case, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The MS 300 BA has an integrated microphone and music player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, some iPhones, and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and Android phones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the MS 300 BA delivers sound quality that falls in the good range - it reproduces music and voice reasonably well, despite the obvious shortcomings in its sound. The overall sound can best be summarized as slightly lean and a bit aggressive. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has decent impact and goes fairly deep, but is slightly subdued and lacks a bit of detail. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is a bit thin, somewhat rough and slightly etched (a bit more sharply outlined then it should be). The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is extended but smeared (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound blurred) and somewhat subdued. The sound has a good sense of liveliness and is somewhat open (sound-wise it almost seems like you don't have anything plugging your ears).

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but as is typical of in-ear models, they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#30 Shure SE215 headphone

About  $90.00

The Shure SE215 portable isolating earphones sit inside the ear opening. These earphones have a 59-inch detachable audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The SE215 comes with six pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, and a carrying pouch. This model is covered by a 24-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable ear-insert model from Shure doesn't have active noise reduction, but its earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones also have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with six pairs of earpieces of various types and sizes, an earwax-cleaning tool, and a carrying pouch.

Sound quality: We found the SE215 delivers good overall sound with a warm character. The slightly pronounced bass has good impact and decent definition. Midrange is smooth. Treble is dry sounding and a bit recessed; the upper treble is rolled off. Overall the earphones are slightly closed-in sounding, with good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones can be a bit finicky to fit, and the ear loops don't hold their shape well, but they stay in place once you have them seated. A sense of pressure in the ear opening might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#31 UrbanEars Sumpan headphone

About  $30.00

The UrbanEars Sumpan portable earphones have a non-isolating earbud design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 48-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. They have an inline microphone and inline remote with a music player function and call connect/disconnect control. Additional features include earphones that hook together so they can be hung around the neck when not in use. The Sumpan comes with two pairs of ear insert earbud covers and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have medium-high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. The Sumpan has an integrated microphone and music player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model has earphones hook together so they can be hung around the neck when not in use, and comes with two pairs of ear insert earbud covers.

Sound quality: We found the Sumpan delivers sound quality that falls in the good range - it reproduces music and voice reasonably well despite the obvious shortcomings in its sound. The overall sound can best be summarized as slightly muffled and somewhat bassy. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has decent impact, but is somewhat prominent and boomy and the deepest bass is lacking. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even but a bit hazy, congested (think sonic traffic jam), and grainy. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is somewhat extended but somewhat subdued. The sound is closed-in (sound-wise it is somewhat obvious that you have something blocking your ears) and lacks a bit of liveliness.

Comfort: This model is a hybrid ear insert/ear bud design - the earpieces are supported by ear bowls like a ear bud model and they insert slightly into the ear canals but don't seal them like a typical ear insert model. We found that they stay in in the earbowl with no problem, but depending on the earbowl size and shape some users might find that it is difficult to position them for the best sound quality.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#32 Yamaha EPH-20 headphone

About  $25.00

The Yamaha EPH-20 portable isolating earbud-style earphones sit on and extend into the ear opening. These earphones have a 50-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The EPH-20 comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable earbud model doesn't have active noise reduction, but its earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes.

Sound quality: We found the EPH-20 delivers good overall sound with a slightly warm character. The slightly pronounced bass has decent impact, but only so-so definition; deep bass is lacking. The smooth and mellow midrange is somewhat recessed, and mid and upper treble is rolled off. Overall sound is slightly closed in, with so-so dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems; the fit is more like an in-ear than an earbud, so the sense of pressure in the ear opening might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#33 Yamaha EPH-50 headphone

About  $80.00

The Yamaha EPH-50 portable isolating earbud-style earphones sit on and extend into the ear opening. These earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a stereo mini-plug. The EPH-50 come with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes, mini-plug-to-1/4-inch adapter, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable earbud model doesn't have active noise reduction, but its earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces in various sizes and a mini-plug-to-1/4-inch plug adapter.

Sound quality: We found the EPH-50 delivers good overall sound with a warm character. The slightly pronounced bass has decent impact but lacks definition; deep bass is lacking. The midrange is slightly soft and lacks detail, and treble is slightly recessed and softened. Overall sound is slightly closed in, with so-so dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems; the fit is more like an in-ear than an earbud, so the sense of pressure in the ear opening might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#34 Apple EarPods headphone

About  $25.00

The Apple EarPod portable earphones have a non-isolating earbud design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 44-inch audio cord with a modified stereo four-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The EarPod comes with a carrying case, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable earbud model's non-isolating design doesn't muffle outside sounds, so you'll be able to hear a doorbell or car horn while wearing these earphones. The earphones have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower powered portable audio devices. The EarPod has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with a carrying case.

Sound quality: We found the EarPod delivers good overall sound quality, with a neutral character. We found that it sounded similar to the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic, but with better bass response. The bass can sound a bit sloppy with so-so impact, and it doesn't go deep. Midrange has very good detail but is thin, constricted, and a bit grainy. The pronounced upper treble can exaggerate sibilance and sounds a bit dry and papery. Overall sound is open and dynamic, but it can get slightly congested during complex musical passages.

Comfort: We found that these earphones are very comfortable to wear, and stay in place even with fairly vigorous head movement so it's easy to forget you have them on. But fitting them properly for the best sound quality may take some fiddling for some users.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#35 Bell’O Digital BDH653 headphone

About  $36.00

The Bell'O Digital BDH653 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 50-inch audio cord with a modified stereo four-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with integrated volume, player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. The BDH653 comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes and a storage case, and it's covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used even with lower-powered portable audio devices. The BDH653 has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes, and a storage case.

Sound quality: We found the BDH653 delivers good overall sound quality, with a warm character. The pronounced bass has good impact, but it's blubbery and lacks definition. Midrange is constricted and dark sounding, and gets a bit crowded by the bass. Treble is sizzly, and upper treble sounds cut off. Overall sound is closed in, with so-so dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#36 Kicker Audio Phenom Talk headphone

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:This portable ear-insert model doesn't have active noise reduction, but its ear plug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones also have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower powered portable audio devices. The Phenom Talk has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with four pairs of earpieces of various sizes.

Sound quality: Kicker's Phenom Talk earphones deliver good overall sound, with a warm character. The prominent boomy bass has good impact, but so-so definition. The midrange is pretty even, but can be grainy and a bit muted with a slight upper-midrange peak. Treble is smeared, and upper treble is rolled off. Overall this model is a bit closed-in sounding, withy good dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some. Also, the left and right markings are hard to find.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#37 Puro Sound Labs IEM200 headphone

About  $30.00

The Puro Sound Labs IEM200 portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline remote with a built-in microphone and a music player function and call connect/disconnect control. The IEM200 features volume limiting, which reduces the maximum loudness of the earphones. It comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a storage bag, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones are intended to limit the maximum volume that they provide and have very low sensitivity; while they can provide at least adequate volume levels when used with home audio equipment and typical portable audio devices, they are not a good match for lower-powered portables. The IEM200 has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model comes with three pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and a storage bag.

Sound quality: We found the IEM200 delivers sound quality that falls in the good range - it reproduces music and voice reasonably well despite the obvious shortcomings in its sound. The overall sound can best be summarized as bassy and somewhat grainy and congested. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) has good impact and goes deep, but is prominent and boomy. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is somewhat grainy and congested (think sonic traffic jam), and somewhat overwhelmed by the bass. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is fairly extended but smeared (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer sound blurred) and can sound slightly prominent or dull depending on the program material. While the sound has a good sense of liveliness it is closed-in -- sound-wise it is obvious that you have something plugging up your ears.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problem, but as typical of in-ear models they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#38 Apple In-Ear Headphones w/ Remote & Mic headphone

About  $80.00

The Apple In-Ear Headphones w/ Remote & Mic portable isolating earphones sit inside the ear opening. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 41-inch audio cord with a modified stereo mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may it not be compatible with other audio devices. As its name suggests, this model has an inline microphone and remote control with volume, player, and call connect/disconnect controls. The In-Ear Headphones w/ Remote & Mic comes with three sets of ear pieces of various sizes, a carrying/storage case, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the earplug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower-powered portable audio devices. The In-Ear Headphones w/ Remote & Mic has a microphone and player controls that work only with some iPod, iPhone, and Blackberry models, and the volume control can be used only with some iPods and iPhones. The phone call connect/disconnect function only works with iPhones and some Blackberry models. Note that the earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. This model comes with three sets of earpieces of various sizes and a carrying/storage case.

Sound quality: We found the In-Ear Headphones w/ Remote & Mic delivers good overall sound with a slightly warm-to-neutral character. Slightly recessed bass with good impact and definition, prominent, slightly soft and slightly nasal midrange, and detailed treble. Open-sounding treble and upper midrange, but lower midrange and upper bass sound closed-in. Slightly congested. Dynamic.

Comfort: We found that these earphones produce sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some. They stay in place with no problems.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#39 JLab Audio Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds headphone

About  $40.00

The JLab Audio Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds portable sports earphones have a isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 49-inch audio cord with a modified stereo 4 contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with music player function and call connect/disconnect controls. The Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds are claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant and comes with seven pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types. It is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:These earphones have high sensitivity so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with lower-powered portable audio devices. The Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds has an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-Apple/non-Android mobile devices or other audio equipment. This model is claimed by the manufacturer to be water resistant and comes with seven pairs of ear pieces in various sizes and types and a removable shirt clip. The free RockMyRun fitness app and jLab Audio app is available for download to Apple or Android mobile devices; the JLab Audio app provides various signals that are intended to "burn-in" audio devices, but otherwise seems to be a shopping link to other jLab products.

Sound quality: We found the Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds delivers sound quality that falls in the good range - it reproduces music and voice reasonably well despite the obvious shortcomings in its sound. The overall sound can be summarized as boomy and sizzly. Bass (as in bass drums, bass guitars, stand-up bass, etc.) goes deep, but is prominent , boomy, and has exaggerated impact. The midrange (voices, guitars, horns, etc.) is fairly even, but is somewhat grainy, a bit hazy, and overwhelmed by the bass. The treble (cymbals, the upper range of violins, etc.) is sizzly (sounds that should have a delicate shimmer have a sound reminiscent of bacon frying), somewhat prominent, and the upper treble seems cut off. While the sound has a good sense of liveliness it is somewhat closed-in (sound-wise it is somewhat obvious that you have something plugging your ears).

Comfort: As typical of in-ear models the Fit 2.0 Sport Earbuds produce a sense of pressure in the ear canal opening might be uncomfortable for some. It takes some futzing to get them into place, but once fitted they stay in place with no problem and are very stable even with vigorous head movement. The moldable ear hooks increase the sense of stability for users with medium or larger ears but may not do much for users with smaller ears.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

#40 Koss IL200k KTC headphone

About  $51.00

The Koss IL200 ktc portable earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 48-inch audio cord with a modified stereo four-contact mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but it may not be compatible with other audio devices. The earphones have an inline microphone and inline remote with and integrated volume, player function, and call connect/disconnect controls. Also, the earphones snap together so they can be hung around the neck when not in use. The IL200 ktc comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

Detailed Test Results

Design and features:Although this portable ear-insert model lacks active noise reduction, the ear plug-like design helps to reduce both outside noise and sound leaking out into your environment. The earphones also have medium-high sensitivity, so they can provide satisfying volume levels when used with home audio equipment and even lower powered portable audio devices. The IL200 ktc has an inline volume control that works with iPads and some iPod and iPhone models, plus an integrated microphone and player function controls that are compatible with iPads, some iPods, and some iPhones and some other cellphones. The call connect/disconnect button can be used with some iPhones and some other cellphones. These earphones may not operate properly with some non-iPod players or other audio equipment. An additional feature is an interlocking design that lets you snap the earphones together so they can be hung around the neck when not in use. This model comes with three pairs of earpieces of various sizes.

Sound quality: We found the IL200 ktc delivers good overall sound quality, with a warm character. The very prominent, blubbery bass has lots of impact but lacks definition. Midrange is smooth and even, but is a bit recessed and muffled. Treble is extended, but more recessed than the midrange. Overall sound is closed in and dark, with compressed dynamics.

Comfort: We found that these earphones fit and stay in place with no problems, but they produce a sense of pressure in the ear opening that might be uncomfortable for some.

by

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Add your submission

Image Video Audio Text Embed

This field is required

Drop Image Here

or

You don't have javascript enabled. Media upload is not possible.

Get image from URL

Maximum upload file size: 64 MB.

Processing...

This field is required

Drop Video Here

or

You don't have javascript enabled. Media upload is not possible.

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoKkq685Hk

Add

Supported Services:

Maximum upload file size: 64 MB.

Processing...

This field is required

Drop Audio Here

or

You don't have javascript enabled. Media upload is not possible.

e.g.: https://soundcloud.com/community/fellowship-wrapup

Add

Supported Services:

Maximum upload file size: 64 MB.

Processing...

This field is required

e.g.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwoKkq685Hk

Supported Services:

Processing...

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written by top40

Founder of Internettop40.com

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading…

man selling smartwatches

Top40 Smartwatches! Read Vote Buy Share (Open list)

top40 headphones

Top40 HeadPhones! Read Vote Buy Share (Open list)