Best Headphones For Your iPhone – Don’t Buy Crappy Ones Again

(Last Updated On: March 11, 2018)

There are an absolute ton of headphones for your iPhone.

Believe us when we say there are a ton to choose from. If you’re like us you probably purchased headphones for your iPhone and were either let down because of the sound quality or durability.

So, since a lot of people listen to music, watch Netflix, SlingTV, Amazon Instant, need some good quality headphones.

In this article we are going to show you which headphones are worth your hard-earned money:

Best Wired Headphones For The iPhone

Etymotic Research ER4XR Extended Range In-Ear Monitors

Etymotic Research has manufactured these headphones for your iPhone. They have over 30 years of experience developing headphones. These noise-isolating headphones are exceptional headphones but do come with a high price-tag. But, these earbuds are one of the most impressive headphones you can purchase for your iPhone.

  • Braided reinforced 5” MMCX cables that are detachable.
  • An aluminum body that is laser-etched
  • 35-42 dB (noise isolation).
  • 122 dB max output.
  • Detachable high-quality cable.
  • Different earth options in different styles and sizes.
  • Includes a zip-up case.
  • Editor Choice from
  • 2-year warranty.

If you don’t want to spend over $300 for these earbuds for your iPhone you can always check out the Etymotic Research ER23-HF3 is a great option for less than half the price, too.

Bose SoundSport In-ear Headphones

These headphones for your iPhone are developed by Bose. Bose has a very respectable name and always produces high-quality audio equipment. These are not Bose highest-end headphones, but they are an excellent option for anyone that wants an excellent pair of headphones that won’t break the bank. They are an “Amazon’s Choice” and thousands of people have owned them and simply love them.

  • Comes in 5 different colors.
  • TriPort technology for crisps highs and natural lows.
  • 3 pairs StayHear tips (small, medium, and large).
  • Sweat and weather resistant.
  • Remote with an inline microphone where you switch between calls and music.
  • Clothing clip.
  • Protective earring case.
  • 1-year warranty.

1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones

These headphones are carefully crafted by our friends at 1More. 1More is a trusted brand that has been used by millions of people all around the world. The quality of these earbuds for your iPhone is amazing. We were actually surprised that these headphones are not more expensive than they are.

  • Includes 6 sets of silicone tips (3 foam tips).
  • Magnetic clasping case for easy traveling.
  • Dual prong airline adapter.
  • In-line remote control (adjust volume, select songs, take calls).
  • Comfortable ergonomic design.
  • Carefully crafted by a winning sound engineer.
  • THX certified.
  • Integrated with 2 drivers which is like having a surround sound system in your ears.

Apple MD827LL/A EarPods with Remote and Mic – Standard Packaging

These are the original headphones that come with your iPhone. They are created by Apple. There are a lot of cheap knockoffs out there, though. We included these in our list because a lot of people will lose them or break them over the years and want a cheap alternative, rather than spending several hundred dollars for some new headphones.

  • Original Apple product.
  • Cheap option for those on a tight budget.
  • Control music and video playback.
  • Answer calls and end calls.
  • Molded fit.

Also, check out this 2-Pack which you can get a similar product that is inexpensive.

Bluetooth/Wireless Headphones For iPhone

Below are the best Bluetooth wireless headphones for your iPhone.  Wireless headphones are typically more expensive and we want to show you some of the best products that caught our eye.

Shure SE215-CL-BT1 Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones

These headphones are manufactured by Shure. They come with a USB charging cable, fit kit, detachable Bluetooth cable, and a caring case which zips. These are some great noise isolating headphones that support Bluetooth 4.

  • Pairs with iPhones, laptops, and tablets.
  • Battery last for 8 hours.
  • The range is 30 feet.
  • Excellent lifelike sound. Enjoy elevated bass and breathtaking highs.
  • Comfort fit headphones which are sweat-resistant.
  • A sound isolating design which supports 37 dB of ambient noise.
  • Supports multi-port paring.
  • Control your iPhone with three-button remote.

B&O Play Beoplay H5

These headphones are developed by Bang & Olufsen. They are some of the sickest headphones on the market today. These headphones are higher end, price wise. They have gotten lots of positive reviews from various websites on the internet.  The sound quality is simply amazing though.

  • Is available in black and dusty rose.
  • Uses the Beoplay app.
  • Has a magnetic USB charging cube that recharges your earphones quickly.
  • Holds charge for up to 5 hours.
  • Very stylish headphones.
  • Adjustable earbud tips.
  • Splash and dust proof.
  • Very comfortable headphones.

BeatsX Wireless In-Ear Headphones

These headphones were developed by Beats. Their one of the most popular brands that were started by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Lovine. They have been a leader in the industry since 2016. They are one of the few headphones that can give you 2 hours of listening pleasure with only 5 minutes of charging.

  • Available in 6 different colors.
  • Enjoy up to 8 hours of use before needing to be recharged.
  • Control volume, activate Siri and take calls with Remote Talk.
  • Comes with several different ear tip options.
  • These headphones are magnetic and easily coil up to keep them from getting tangled.
  • USB-A charging cable.

So, there you have it these are the best headphones for your iPhone.  There are certainly a lot of options to choose from.  Some of these headphones are integrated with Bluetooth technology.  Others don’t work with Bluetooth.  Hopefully, this article has helped you make a decision on which headphones are right for you.

Please, if you have any questions leave your comments down below.

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13 thoughts on “Best Headphones For Your iPhone – Don’t Buy Crappy Ones Again

  • March 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Great information on headphones for the iPhone. There are a lot of options out there. Over the years I have been very happy with Bose headphones. The quality of their headphones is really good. However, I should warn you that there are a lot of fake Bose headphones. My friend bought some on eBay and I couldn’t believe how cheap they were. Turns out they were fake this whole time!

    • March 13, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Bose headphones are always a solid purchase. They are one of our favorites for headphones. Not to mention, they have very good home audio equipment, too.

      Yeah, there are always fake Bose headphones. Make sure you do your due diligence when purchasing Bose headphones online, though.

  • March 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Hey there,

    As an iPhone user and a runner I found your post to be very useful. I’ve been looking for a good wireless earphone or headphone for when I’m out and running, so that I won’t have a cord dangling over me the whole time. I’m not a fan of the Apple earpod though, I don’t know what the design team have in mind but that thing looks so bad and I don’t like the fact that they come in two small pieces which makes it that much easier to lose them. The Shure SE215-CL-BT1 sounds like a good headphone so I’ll be checking that out.

    Thanks for sharing!


    • March 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Yeah, running and cords are never a good mix. There are a lot of people that are not really a fan of Apple’s headphones. They are cheap, but a lot of people really feel they are kind of uncomfortable, though.

      The Shure SE215-CL-BT1 is a quality headphone. I’m quite sure you will be happy with it.

  • March 11, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    I absolutely HATE the stock Apple headphones. They hurt and are bulky! Which headphones would you recommend that are in-ear and have fantastic bass effects to them (I’m a bass junkie for life) that are under $125? I’m trying to get the maximum out of my purchase without completely breaking the bank.

    Looking forward to your response!

    • March 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm

      Yep, there are a lot of people that feel the same way. The hard plastic in your ear certainly doesn’t feel good. The Bose ones are my recommendation if you’re trying to save money because they are under $100. However, if you got the money 1 More is a great option, too.

  • March 12, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Totally agree with you. I myself love the Bose Sound Sport above all others. They just fit perfectly and the sound is amazing. Also, I can wear them during my workouts and they don’t fly off.
    The quality/price is very reasonable.
    Great advice hear, anyone can find their perfect headphone and you have mentioned a lot of good ones!

  • March 15, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    This might sound insane but I have a really hard time with earbuds. I always feel like they get sweaty and when they get sweaty, I’m afraid about getting electrocuted. Do you ever see people using old school around the ear headphones while in their iphones? I never see that! I’m a bit astonished to see some available at such a high price tag, but I understand the demand, because there’s usually so much good stuff to catch on the audial side in the golden age of TV that we live in 🙂

    • March 17, 2018 at 6:28 pm

      It doesn’t sound insane at all. There is a risk of getting electrocuted from headphones, but it’s nothing that is fatal at all. Meaning, the worse case scenario would be a small zap, but nothing big. Apple actually wrote an article on this at:

      No, most people don’t use the old school headphones with their iPhones when they are working out or anything. However, if you’re at home a lot of people will use those old school ones, too.

  • March 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

    As a tech geek myself I found myself right at home reading this article. I do agree with most of the things you have said here regarding headphones. One of the biggest attractions for me was the title ‘dont buy crappy ones again’ and I couldn’t agree more. I always said if you buy cheap you buy twice. Getting a quality pair of headphones will not only last longer but will provide a better music experience. Good article.

    • March 17, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Yep, sometimes just spending the little extra money can go a lot further. People commonly overlook this when purchasing headphones for their iPhone.

  • March 16, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Hi! I know that if you want good quality then you have to pay for it! Crappy & cheap headphone want last and the sound is terrible (in general)

    This article helped me because now I know which headphone I’m gonna buy for my wife. She is an iPhone user and loves to run listening to music. I guess it gonna be some of the wireless types

    • March 31, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      Amen, to that. I guess the old adage you get what you pay for is true in this scenario. Wireless is usually a better option. Fighting with wires is never a fun experience.


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