Best Earbuds Review - The Best Earbuds

Best Earbuds | 2018 Reviews

A pair of earbuds can cost from a few bucks to thousand bucks. What really set a pair of earbuds apart from others. If this is your first time shopping for it, you may consider SOUND QUALITY, build quality, functionalities, wireless/wired connection, accessories, fit and comfort, and value.

Some pairs may sound good for a lot of music genres, but other simply sound good for just a few kinds of music. This is how earbud’s sound is different from each other just like their design.


  • Best Cheap Earbuds (they cost less than 50 bucks): These entry level earbuds are replacements for your included earbuds with your phones. Some are better built than others, but considering sound quality, we don’t pick earbuds for the sound quality rather their sound signature.
  • You may be also looking for some unique products here is an example of how weird earbuds may look like

LyreBeats Metal Buds

  • Metal earpieces
  • Tangle-free cable
  • Plenty of bass and clear treble
  • A carrying case and shirt-clip included

Sony XB510AS

  • Enhanced bass sound
  • Wing tips for secure fit
  • Inline control with mic and a single button
  • Sweat-proof
  • Lightweight and snug fit

Anker SoundBuds Slim+

If you need a pair to hit the gym

  • Bluetooth
  • Metal earpieces
  • Long battery life
  • Wing tips for secure fit

Panasonic ErgoFit

A basic for every phone

  • Lightweight
  • Cheap
  • Balanced sound

Brainwavz Delta

  • Clarity
  • Crisp bass
  • Detailed sound
  • Polished earpieces
  • Control buttons

Xiaomi Piston 3.0

A new design for Piston

  • Impressive design
  • Forceful bass


  • Comfortable to wear
  • Sweet mid-range


If you have a small home recording studio and want to hear your voice live. The BGVP SGZ-DN1 in ear monitor would be a good pick.

  • If you don’t care about its large size, the neutral sound signature and nice sound stage 


  • Semi-open (unsealed) 
  • Great sound with vivid treble, crips mid-range
  • Great build quality
  • A superb design and use of materials.
  • A carrying case included

Driver size: 6.8mm

Headroom MS16 

earbuds with open-back design and unsealed style

  • Open-back a vent on the back change the course of the sound
  • Clean sound
  • Solid build quality and impressive design
  • Not isolating means you still hear the surroundings

  • New models to test
2018 KZ ZSR

Style: over ear wear

  • Triple drivers: 2 Balanced Armature and 1 Dynamic driver
  • Detachable earpieces
LyreBeats M2

Style: Fit into the ear with adjustable plastic loops

  • Dynamic drivers
  • Un-sealed, hybrid
  • Metal housings
  • Spacy sound



Swing IE800




Skullcandy S2IKDZ Ink’d

JBL Synchros E10 Earbuds

MEE Audio Sport-Fi M6

Sennheiser CX 3.00

The larger driver, the more bass

  • Best Earbud Under 100 (from 50 to 100 bucks): Better build quality and sound, yet deversified in styles. You also have an overview how earbuds are built – Dynamic driver, BA and their combination, features such as Bluetooth and Noise cancelling.
1MORE Quad Driver In-Ear

Balanced, warming sound signature

  • Excellent treble
  • Aluminum construction and cable with plastic coating to resist sweat and water
  • Four drivers (mini speakers) 3 BA drivers and 1 Dynamic driver

1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear

A well-balanced sound signature

  • A bunch of accessories
  • Detailed sound
  • Triple drivers – a bang for the buck




Shure SE215

For audiophiles


Bose SoundSport In-Ear

For sports

Final Audio Design High Resolution Headphone – Black (E2000)

Sound signature: V-shaped shound

For those who have small ears

  • Detailed, clear treble and well-controled bass 
  • Small earbuds and comfortable fit

Advanced Sound Model 3
Shozy Hibiki In-Ear Monitors FiiO EX1-II
SIVGA SM001 Dual Driver Earphones


Sound Signature

Pick a pair of earbuds with the sound signature based on the  music genres you love

  • Natural sounding, balanced
  • Enhanced Bass
  • V-shape
  • Over-whelming Bass (plenty of bass)


  • Over-ear earbuds
  • Open-back earbuds
  • Unsealed flat earbuds
  • Earbuds with a neckband
  • Earbuds a band worn behind the head (for running)

Small Ears

Driver (Dyanamic and Balanced Armature)

Jack type


150 models covered and 100 hours of research

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