Earbuds are commonly issued as freebie headphones with portable players, but higher-performance earbuds can offer sonic performance that rivals their full-size line-mates. Their tiny earpieces rest on the outer ear or need to be inserted into the ear canal.
Ultra-compact and lightweight, earbuds are the most portable of all headphones, and they can provide excellent isolation from external noise when paired with a well-fitted tip.
1. Klipsch Image S4A for Android (Black)
The first in-ear headphone that works with most Android based devices. Patented oval tips with award winning Klipsch S4 sound. Customize the control over your Android based devices music and phone functions.
2. Klipsch Image S4i II (Black)
Bring your iTunes playlist to life with the legendary sound of the Image S4i headphones. Designed for your favorite Apple products, the S4i comes with a three-button control and mic, allowing you to control the concert and your phone calls. Our award-winning drivers deliver a full range of frequencies, allowing you to experience your favorite artists like never before. And with the S4i’s comfortable design and durable structure, you can play your passion endlessly.
3. Shure SE425 sound-isolating earphones
The SE425 uses a dedicated tweeter and woofer for an accurate and balanced sound. Detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation. Evolved from personal monitor technology that’s been road-tested by pro musicians, the SE425 is engineered to provide reference quality audio for live performances or personal listening.
4. Etymotic Research HF5
Etymotic’s 5th Generation of high-fidelity in-ear earphones has finally arrived. The hf5 delivers a near-perfect music experience, even in high surrounding noise conditions. Like Etymotic’s earlier generations of in-ear earphones, the hf5 is built on superior noise isolation, so you experience total sound immersion when listening to your music. The hf5 is compatible with all iPod models and music players that accept a 3.5 mm plug. Included in the package: In-ear earphones; assorted eartips for your comfort; filter changing tool with filters; carrying pouch.
5. Bose QuietComfort 20i
Shut out the world and lose yourself in your music – or let the world in. It’s your choice with the first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose. The Quiet Comfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are engineered to let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go. Turn on noise cancelling to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your music. Or choose Aware mode to continue enjoying your music while also hearing what’s going on around you. Inside these advanced headphones, exclusive Tri Port technology brings your music to life. Additional exclusive technologies provide dramatic noise cancellation rivaling any full-sized headphone on the market today.
The proprietary Stay Hear+ tips create a soft, secure fit – with no need to force them into your ears. The inline mic/remote lets you easily control your iPhone, iPod or iPad. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 16 hours of use, and a USB charging cable is included. And even when the power is off or the battery runs out, you can still use these headphones to enjoy Bose quality sound.
6. Klipsch Image S4i Rugged (Blue)
The new Image S4i Rugged Headphones utilize tough rubber moldings and an all-weather design to protect the legendary Klipsch sound from Mother Nature’s bad side. Neither rain, sleet, snow, nor concrete jungle can stop the award winning acoustics and live music experience of the Image S4i Rugged headphones. An extra-large, 3-button remote lets you precisely control iPhone calls and music whether you’re wearing bulky gloves or are simply on the go. And while the headphones’ exterior is built tough, these in-ear headphones have patented oval ear tips to keep you comfortable. Rock the Klipsch Image S4i Rugged ear buds in yellow, orange, blue or red.
7. Westone 2 True-Fit
The Westone Series of earphones will take your personal listening to new levels. The Westone Series of universal fit earphones offers ergonomically designed earphones with high end sound. A true dual driver earphone, the Westone 2 uses a separate bass and high frequency architecture to give incredible detail and dynamics. The Westone 2’s ultra compact package is perfectly suited for casual listening or can lay down the soundtrack when you’re on the go. Equipped with a 3.5 mm stereo plug, the Westone 2 is compatible with virtually any personal listening device. What’s in the box: Westone 2 earphones, Premium comfort tips, travel case and cleaning tool, 2 Year warranty.
8. Etymotic ER-4PT MicroPro
Highest noise-isolating earphones on the market Reduction of outside noise reduces the risk of listening at unsafe levels Designed for audiophiles, musicians and sound engineers Assortment of ACCU-Fit eartips included to ensure proper seal and comfort, plus airline adapter and 1/4 inch stereo adapter
9. Sony XBA-4
Step up to a revolution in audio with Sony Balanced Armature. A full range driver, added tweeter, plus two woofers, deliver rich profound bass, clear vocals, and bright, clear mids and high frequencies. Rediscover every note and all the emotion of your favorite music with the world’s only drivers optimized for music enjoyment.