10 best in-ear headphones

Rating 2019: the best in-ear headphones for customer reviews and experts.

Like many other things, headphones should be selected based on the conditions in which they will be used. Since the in-ear headphones have an open body type, it would be strange to expect powerful bass from them, especially considering the compactness of the devices themselves.

In-ear headphones are purchased in two cases: if required keep peripheral control and for reasons comfort long listening. Ignoring extraneous sounds is permissible, while at home in a comfortable chair, but not moving on foot in a busy street. As for the second point - everything is very individual here, but increased fatigue after listening to music using in-ear vacuum headphones is a fairly common phenomenon.

Top best in-ear headphones 2018 - early 2019

CategoryA placeNameRatingPrice
Top Low Cost In-Ear Earphones1Pioneer SE-CE5119.6 / 10985
2Sennheiser MX 1709.3 / 10415
3JVC HA-F1609.2 / 10269
4Panasonic RP-HV0949.0 / 10253
The best in-ear headphones for sports1Koss KPH149.5 / 10990
2JVC HA-EN109.4 / 10415
3Pioneer SE-E5119.2 / 10899
4Philips SHQ1400 ActionFit9.0 / 101 199
Best in-ear headphones with mic11MORE Single Driver EO3209.8 / 101 790
2Apple EarPods MD827ZM / A9.5 / 102 210
3Sennheiser PMX 684i9.4 / 1031 490

Top Low Cost In-Ear Earphones

Pioneer SE-CE511
985

This model is a good compromise between the cost of headphones and the quality of the sound they provide. The owners of CE511 note the excellent intelligibility of speech and vocals, the purity of the middle and high frequencies, a fairly full bass. Of course, everyone has their own idea of ​​how good headphones should have it, but, taking into account their design of the “earbuds” type, bass density is a matter of respect here. Gold-plated connectors and wires made of oxygen-free copper make the model even more attractive. It is not excluded that the high detail of sound is connected precisely with a decrease in the level of its damping, due to the use of highly pure metal in the manufacture of the cable. By the way, the latter has a soft insulation that does not make it cold.

Main advantages:
  • clear and legible sound;
  • good bass;
  • gold plated connector;
  • high purity copper cord.
Minuses:
  • not very convenient form.
9.6 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Excellent headphones with soft and durable wires. For such money among the liners the best option is difficult to find.
Sennheiser MX 170
415

Expect crystal clear and deep sound detail from budget headphones would be too optimistic, however, the playback quality of the model MX 170 is at a very decent level. The amplitude-frequency response, which is expected, is shifted towards high frequencies, but some basses are also observed. That's just at maximum volume, headphones are better not to use - the bass begin to noticeably lock. The main claims to these liners arise in respect of the details of the design. There are ear pads in the kit, but there is practically no sound insulation. The cord is thin and becomes hard in the cold. At the same time, the manufacturer decided to save on such trifles as rubber casings at the point where the wire exited the housing.

Main advantages:
  • sufficient sound quality;
  • affordable price.
Minuses:
  • the cord dubeet in the cold;
  • there is no cord protection in the place of its exit from the case;
  • There are restrictions on maximum power.
9.3 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Completely different "ears" are intended for delicate connoisseurs of classics and fans of tough musical styles. The same - provide decent quality for a very modest amount, and yet they do not mind losing.
JVC HA-F160
269

Undoubtedly, the design of these headphones is largely successful: with a sensitivity of 108 dB, they have a resistance of 16 ohms, so they are able to give a decent volume even on obviously weak devices that would not cope with 32-ohm headphones. The special design of the “seashell”, the sound from which is transmitted to the ear, not otherwise, with the help of some “cunning witch”, significantly increases the density of the bass, so that music lovers of dubstep cannon from Saints Row will have nothing special to find fault with. .

However, the same design was reflected in the tops of the sound, and if their muffledness can be partially compensated for by the equalizer settings, then music lovers will not complain about a noticeable degree of dullness. So, we have rather good headphones in front of us, but headphones are quite narrow in terms of music, and this should be borne in mind when choosing.

To purchase them you need to meet two requirements - to distinguish WUBWUBWUB from WOBWOBWOB and have big ears. The second requirement is even more important: the shells of the inserts are rubber-coated with a thin layer, they don't seem comfortable to everyone.

Main advantages:
  • High sensitivity
  • Decent bass
Minuses:
  • Specific problems with the RF spectrum
  • Some ergonomic miscalculations
9.2 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Definitely the best low-cost in-ear headphones for lovers of powerful bass who is "always with you."
Panasonic RP-HV094
253

Made in the classic form factor inserts - one of the most popular models in the Panasonic lineup. Indeed, this inexpensive model of in-ear headphones is quite successful: the manufacturer was able to achieve an acceptable width of the “digestible” part of the amplitude-frequency characteristic with a not record, but decent sensitivity of 104 dB / mW. Bass does not shake with power, but to demand it from cheap inserts with a diffuser diameter of 14.8 mm and not worth it. The middle and top are well detailed - the small inertia of the diffuser affects. The highest part of the HF spectrum is an amateur here, and the matter is not even in musical preferences, but in features of hearing: for example, if you have an ear that quietly distinguishes sounds with a frequency of up to 19-20 kHz, then the headphones will seem unnecessarily plastic and "hopping." On the other hand, for many people, the hearing is purely physically limited to frequencies of the order of 16 kHz, and only then nothing will be found wrong against the Panasonic.

The main miscalculation of the designers here is in an unnecessarily thin wire, which, as befits wired headphones, is immediately confused and hardly unraveled, and it is not so difficult to tear it off. However, at such a price, even this can be ignored: many RP-HV094 owners are not the first pair to wear, buying the next one in exchange for the broken one.

Main advantages:
  • Budget price
  • Sounded for the unsophisticated hearing sound
Minuses:
  • Thin wires
9.0 / 10
Rating
Reviews
For this money, the ear is quite a sound, legible, without much dirt. For the subway and train come down.

The best in-ear headphones for sports

Koss KPH14
990

The most convenient and practical for sports are in-ear headphones with headband, such as the KPH14 model from Koss. Their feature is the forced suppression of sounds with a frequency below 100 Hz. The measure is forced and aimed at their own security, although they have to sacrifice the “bass” for it. Another advantage of the model is an airtight case that protects the device from any moisture, be it raindrops or sweat.

Main advantages:
  • high degree of moisture protection;
  • height adjustable headband;
  • several color options.
Minuses:
  • non-switchable bass suppression;
  • Only the vertical position of the headband.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The best in-ear headphones for aerobic exercise, as well as any other rhythmic gymnastics or fitness. Ears are comfortable with what is happening around audible, does not fall from the head.
JVC HA-EN10
415

On the run, any headphones will tend to fall out of the ears, so that the design of the silicone "frame" inserts JVC approached with all the care, achieving a reliable, but at the same time non-straining fixation. For ergonomics, we give the headphones a solid top five, especially considering the presence of a second pair of ear cushions in the kit.

We will dwell on their form in detail: in fact, in this model they combined the design of inserts and in-ear headphones, because the characteristic “horns” of ear cushions are peculiar sound guides, which are included when putting the headphones into the ear canal and “locking” it. That is why bundled and go ear cushions of different sizes to choose for themselves the most comfortable option. As a result, we get excellent moisture protection of the emitters (and the main enemy of sports headphones is not atmospheric moisture, but sweat), dense and powerful bass, with which most headphones-inserts have obvious problems.

Then why are we limited to this rating point? The fact is that, alas, JVC developed exactly comfortable sports headphones, and that is what dominates the design. But they have the sound ... No, the headphones do not cause a desire to rip them off and then throw them out, but, nevertheless, it is as characterless as it can be accepted, and the listener will express this opinion regardless of their musical preferences. The main task of JVC is to create a background during training, it’s not worth demanding them to enjoy music.

Main advantages:
  • Ergonomic design with customizability
  • Good bass
Minuses:
  • The sound is not for music lovers
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Headphones are comfortable, quite loud. They do not cut them off from the outside - when running along the streets it is also very important for your safety.
Pioneer SE-E511
899

If there is a need for inserts that hold well in the ears even with sudden movements, and the headband design for some reason does not suit the headset - pay attention to sports models with clips. For example, on the SE-E511 from the company Pioneer. A reliable fit here is ensured by repeating the anatomical shape of the ear, and wearing comfort is achieved by using a special elastomer in the manufacture of the arches. The manufacturer positions this model as headphones for sports fans, but for some reason does not mention such a mandatory condition for them, as protection from moisture. In addition, the frequency range of the liners is not limited to the bottom, although they can not boast a special bass. These are just good headphones for active people.

Main advantages:
  • comfortable clips made of soft material;
  • oxygen-free copper cord;
  • gold plated plug.
Minuses:
  • unpressurized performance.
9.2 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Light, well kept in the ears when running and bending the head. Basov is not enough, but you can hear what is happening around you. For training, this is the best in-ear headphones.
Philips SHQ1400 ActionFit
1 199

In the lineup, ActionFit is the “youngest” model, which affects both the frequency band and sensitivity. However, with 16 ohms, the impedance and 100 dB will not cause problems with most devices. But the equipment turns them into a real transformer: by changing the lining, you can mount the headphones outside the auricle, and use compact tails-stops, and turn them into ordinary inserts. All pads are made of elastic material and comfortable to wear, and it is in terms of ergonomics that the ears are optimal. Alas, with them the sound is the most indistinct of all the options. When installing the "tails" the sound improves, but a not very pleasant feeling of the presence of a foreign object in the ear can begin to pursue. The optimum for sound is the lining of classic inserts ... but in their ears, of course, they hold the worst.

That is why “Phillips”, although it attracts attention in the window, due to the combination of characteristics, they cannot claim high scores in the ratings of sports headphones. After all, we want them to sound and hold in their ears at the same time, not separately, isn’t it?

Main advantages:
  • Three types of mounting included
  • Durable kevlar wire
Minuses:
  • Either you hear the bass, or put the ear hooks. One out of two.
9.0 / 10
Rating
Reviews
"Ears" are interesting because they can be reliably fixed for jogging, and with usual ear cushions, they can be placed under favorite tracks on the way to transport. True, to change them constantly is a thing for an amateur.

Best in-ear headphones with mic

1MORE Single Driver EO320
1 790

If the two-driver model of headphones from 1More was still a “thing in itself”, although not without certain advantages, then the classic one-driver inserts from the same company are not only beautiful, but they also sound really high-quality. By the way, in order to introduce to the stupor of aesthetes from the world of audio, let them know that these headphones are “purebred China”, because the 1More brand is nothing but the “closest relative” of the well-known Xiaomi.

And it sounds the same! Stylish headphones at the same time manage to give a dense "bottom" and readable "top". Naturally, for this, the sound source must be appropriate - from a smartphone purchased in the near cabin for 4,000, Moshe Rabane will not get high-quality sound, oi-wei. Especially note that the resistance here is 32 ohms.

In addition to sound and design, the following equipment is worthy: a metal case, 3 pairs of interchangeable ear cushions of different types. Durable fabric braided cable is another argument that allows us to now give 1More laurels of primacy in our rating.

Main advantages:
  • High-quality assembly, balanced sound
  • High sensitivity (107 dB)
  • Complete ear pads "sports" type
  • Compatible with iPhone (those models that still had jack 3,5)
Minuses:
  • Well, except that a straight, not an angled plug
9.8 / 10
Rating
Reviews
The best in-ear headphones with a microphone in terms of sound, assembly quality of those that I have ever used.
Apple EarPods MD827ZM / A
2 210

Headphones have a recognizable ergonomic shape, which provides them with a comfortable fit in the ear canal. Anyway, Apple says so. In fact, it is worthwhile to personally verify this before purchasing, since all of the auricles are individual both in shape and size. With the exception of this point, the headphones represent a sample of quality among the designs of an open type. Powerful surround sound with excellent detail, well-balanced frequency response and rich bass will not leave indifferent music fans. The undoubted advantage of this headset is a control panel that is compatible not only with all Apple devices, but also with many devices from other manufacturers.

Main advantages:
  • very high quality sound;
  • stylish design;
  • Apple device remote control.
Minuses:
  • reliability of planting depends on the shape of the auricle;
  • straight plug;
  • price.
9.5 / 10
Rating
Reviews
If you don’t run into a fake - the best earbud headphones with a microphone. It sounds really good and does not tire even with many hours of listening.
Sennheiser PMX 684i
31 490

From the "Sennheiser" involuntarily expect close to the ideal sound, especially since the price of these in-ear headphones is not the lowest. In addition, the sensitivity declared by the manufacturer, can be considered a record among the headphones of this type - 117 dB!

But in fact, the model came out quite controversial. The fact that headphones were developed for the sport is immediately noticeable, but due to the low moisture protection, we will leave this statement on the manufacturer’s conscience and agree to consider the PMX 684i a regular headset, from which we expect first of all a good sound. Unfortunately, the ear stubbornly refuses to understand what more than three thousand will have to be paid for here: with all the desire, it cannot receive leadership in the Sennheiser rating, in terms of price / quality / sound there are more attractive models. But for fans of the brand or lovers of high-profile brands, the model is undoubtedly interesting.

Main advantages:
  • Ergonomics, build quality
  • Good microphone
Minuses:
  • Overcharge
9.4 / 10
Rating
Reviews
Liners sound smoothly, without plastic and noticeable non-linearity of the frequency response. Although the sound is a bit boring because of this, I would say.

In conclusion, I would like to mention one more characteristic feature of inserts. Having an open hull design, they poorly isolate external soundsreproduced through such headphones music is audible to others. Even two music lovers in one bus can become an annoying factor of a huge active force if they prefer such decisions. Be mutually polite and make good purchases.

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