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Best Earphones to buy- Top 10

Published on: Sept. 12, 2020


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Best Earphones to buy- Top 10

Headphones are the ultimate tool for intimate listening experiences. Whether you are listening on your phone, a digital audio player, a disc player, or even a pc gaming console, when you are ready to shut out the world and be one with your music, there's nothing better than a great set of cans.

 

And you probably have multiples of them since most devices and digital audio come with a pair, but it’s a safe bet that you’re not satisfied with any of them. Comfortable, high-quality headphones can transform your audio experiences ranging from listening to music and podcasts to binge-watching TV shows and movies.

 

Whether you prefer the isolation of in-ear headphones, the comfort of an over the ear model, the convenience of wireless, or you are not sure which type is best for you; we will help you find the right ones at the right budget. The best headphones should deliver comfort, great-looking designs, top audio fidelity, and a range of fantastic features, including built-in voice assistants and wireless connectivity.

1.  Sony WH-1000XM4—US$348

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Headphone Type

Closed, dynamic

Driver Unit

1.57”, dome type

Frequency Response

4Hz to 40,000Hz

Sensitivities

105 dB / mW (1 kHz)

Cord Type

Single-sided (detachable)

NFC

Yes

DSEE EXTREME

Yes

 

The SonyWH1000XM4 delivers excellent noise-cancellation and surprising sound quality, all in a lightweight, comfortable design. Some purists dismiss active noise cancellation because they feel the algorithms they use can’t help but remove some desirable frequencies and unwanted background noise.

 

Fair enough, we will never recommend using Sony’s WH-1000XM4 in a recording studio. But these can rock anywhere else. And since they are wireless and have a built-in mic, you can use them with your smartphone too. And they also sound positively divine with all forms of music.

 

2. 1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones—US$66.22

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Type

In-Ear

Weight

18g

Length

125cm

Plug

3.5mm

Frequency Range

20-40000Hz

Impedance

32 Ω.

Sensitivity

99dB

 

1MORE Triple is renowned among audiophiles for their accurate frequency response coupled with the build quality. Whatever they say about the Triple Driver is true, as they are fabulous headphones that have indeed minor flaws. From an acoustic standpoint, they deserve all the fame.

 

1MORE never scrimps in packaging, so you don’t have to worry about the packaging and accessories. The accessories included in the Triple Driver Box are a hard faux leather case, a metal shirt clip, an airplane adapter, a set of ten ear tips pairs (3 pairs foam, the rest in silicone), and a few 1MORE stickers.

 

The cable quality is excellent, there is no weak point in the assembly, and they are comfortable even when used for prolonged periods. The nozzle’s slight angle makes it fit well, and the rounded shape of the shell creates no pain points.

The microphone works decently well and allows for precise class when surrounding noise is not excessive. The sound quality is also excellent. The headphones give you a pleasing sound effect while listening to music on your player.

 

3. Periodic Audio Be—US$298.99

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Frequency Response

12-45000Hz

Impedance

32 Ω

Sensitivity

100 dB SPL at 1mW in ear

Power Handling

20 mW continuous

THD

Less than 1% THD at 1mW

 

 

The Periodic Audio Be headphones have an outstanding bass quality, as well as a smooth yet detailed treble. Periodic Audio Be has excellent midrange timbre, superior ergonomics, and is highly portable with a 5-year warranty.

 

Although Periodic Audio Be might be expensive, they work exactly the way you want them to. The design is luxurious and black, except for the gold-colored metallic caps on each earpiece that sport the Periodic Audio Logo.

 

As far as the sound quality is considered, it is intoxicatingly good and brings out the best in each device. In a nutshell, the Periodic Audio Be headphones are sweet, refined, detailed, and clean with a delicate top end that is free of any noticeable distortion or haze. It delivers excellent bass good dynamics of songs, and there is no artificial boomy or uncontrolled bass here. The bass response varies according to the player you choose to pair the headphones with.

 

4. Lypertek Tevi Wireless Earphones—US$89

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Frequency Response

20 - 20000Hz

Driver

High Performance 6mm Graphene Driver

Microphone

cVc 8.0 Noise Cancelling, Echo Cancellation, Noise Suppression

Bluetooth Specifications

 Bluetooth 5.0

Water Proof

IPX7

 

The first thing about the Lypertek Tevi Wireless Earphones is that the earphone case is luxurious and expensive. The case is covered in a close-woven gray fabric and has four small LED charging indicator lights on the front to show how the charging is progressing. There is a USB-C charging socket around the back of the hinge-top case, something that always wins my seal of approval. The USB-C standard is incredibly robust, and you can put it in any way you like as it has a symmetrical design, much like Apple's Lightning cable.

 

Making phone calls with good audio quality is an essential factor when considering a pair of Bluetooth earphones. One problem with true wireless designs is that the microphone is not so close to the user’s mouth, making it inconvenient to make calls. To get around this, the TEVI has a Qualcomm CVC 8.0 noise-canceling microphone that helps to suppress background noise so that there is little or no echo on the call. Calls can be picked up or ended by merely pressing the button on the left earpiece. There are control buttons on the earpiece. And depending on how you press them, they offer access to music control, volume levels, voice assistant, and phone controls.

 

5. Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro—US$545

 

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Frequency Response

15Hz-24000Hz

Driver Size

40mm

Cable Type

Straight, Coiled

Impedance

35 Ω

Fit Style

Circumaural (Around the Ear)

 

These headphones are made with almost matte black metal, with only the bare minimum plastic covering the wires. They are also open-back and show off the fact with intricate offset cuts to each ear cup’s side. It looks shiny and noteworthy from a distance, but getting close up, you’ll see it’s drivers from the air. It’s that attention to detail that you will find all over these headphones.

 

They come with two sets of earpads for what Beyerdynamic says is for balanced or analytical listening. The earpad gives a slightly different sound signature and is wrapped in a plush velour that makes them as comfortable as they look.

 

The sound quality of these headphones sounds fun. Bass is the highlight of the headphones, providing grand slam, speed, and depth. These headphones can also be used in the studio for recording. The pace, rhythm, and timing of the DT 1990 Pro are genuinely addicting.

 

6. Apple AirPods Pro—US$199.00

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Frequency Range

100Hz and 3000Hz

Headset Weight

AirPods: 5.4g Charging case: 45.6

Water Resistant

IPX4

Release Date

Oct, 2019

 

AirPods Pro are the only earphones with active noise cancellation that continuously adapt to your ear’s geometry and the fit of the ear tips blocking out the world so you can focus on what you're listening to.

 

Apple’s AirPods have always looked visually distinctive, both in-ear and out. This time, you will get the dinky little case that both fits and charges the earbuds, now in a stubbier package. Apple has squashed it down to make it better fit the new AirPods, which are smaller than the last iteration.

 

The new features of these earbuds are that once you put on one of them into your ear, you’ll immediately notice less noise than the previous Airpods. It works pretty well and is a noticeable upgrade on the last pair. It also works in reverse while the previous pair leaked sounds something fierce, these ensure no one nearby can hear your tunes.

 

7. NuForce BE Sport4 Wireless Earbuds—US$64.31

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Frequency Response

20Hz – 20,000Hz

Drive Type

Dynamic

Bit resolution

16

Impedance

16 Ω

Sensitivity

95dB at 1kHz

 

The NuForce BE Sport4 Wireless earbuds are a rare find. Although urbanites will also find their lightweight functionality and impressive sound isolation highly appealing when traveling on crowded trains or navigating busy streets, they are ideal for exercise.

Wireless earphones can now contend with the best headphones. This is because these earphones have a powerful bass and the vocals sound better textured than most other wireless earphones.

A pair of earpieces are connected by a thin wire, rather than a frame that sits around your neck. Nevertheless, they still last around 10 hours between charges-which is impressive.

 

8. Urbanears Plattan II—US$42.45

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Frequency Response

10Hz-20000Hz

Sensitivity

99dB SPL

Impedance

34Ω

Headphone Type

On Ear

Weight

130 Grams

 

 

While the original platten headphones were just for a pair of on-ear headphones, Urbanears wasn't satisfied with being mediocre. The company took customer feedback to heart and addressed many complaints about comfort and sound quality and isolation.

 

For the most part, Urbanears succeeded in making Platten ll a worthy addition to its most popular headphones.

 

These are simple basic headphones without a ton of features. But they are also feature-light, noiseless, and you get an excellent sounding pair of wired headphones for significantly less than you would otherwise.

 

  1. Sennheiser Momentum Wireless—US$173.99

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Frequency Response

16 Hz – 22000 Hz

Impedance

active: 480 Ω, passive: 28 Ω

THD

<0.5%

Contact Pressure

Approx. 3.6 N

 

The Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headphones come with 17-hour battery life. Their thick leather earpads make these headphones incredibly comfortable and provide a good dose of noise isolation.

 

These headphones are rich and gloriously full-bodied but still maintain clarity, particularly in the midrange. It gives them a superb tonal balance alongside their bass depths, which will reward listeners of all stripes.

 

Admittedly you can get some great competitors for a fair lesser price. Still, rhythmically speaking, these Senheisers are cohesive and consistently dynamic, making them quite the class leaders, proof that you get what you pay for.

 

10. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus—US$149

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Price

$149.99

Battery Life

11 hours, 22 hours (charging case)

Size

0.7 x 0.9 x 0.8 inches

Weight

0.2 ounces, 1.4 ounces

 

Samsung’s Buds Plus looks nearly the same as the original Galaxy Buds, but what sets these earbuds apart from the previous ones is that their battery life is rated at 11 hours for music playback and packs dual drivers for better sound. They also have an additional microphone in each bud to help with external noise reduction while making calls.

These headphones have great sound; they're detailed and smooth with deep well-defined bass. The sound is richer and of much better quality than the original Samsung Galaxy Buds.

 The all-plastic build feels cheap, but it has its benefits by keeping the earphones lightweight and comfortable.

 

Final Words

So this was our list of the top ten best earphones to buy. The first thing you have to consider whenever buying new headphones is the sound quality and the price. You don’t have to break the bank when you are purchasing the best headphones for you; sometimes, you can get the best headphones at an amazingly low price, as seen in this article.

 








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