Best earphones for your iPhone and iPad

Best earphones for your iPhone and iPad

Summary: Let's take a look at the best earphones for your iPhone or iPad. All the earphones listed here are fully compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, and all iPad models.


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  • Under $80 - a-JAYS Four

    Pick up a pair of a-JAYS Four and the first thing you notice is the distinctive flat, tangle-free cable. But there's more to these earphones that you can't see. For example, the digital, active surface-mounted MEMS silicon microphone that removes GSM/TDMA burst noise and provides wide-band RF noise suppression.

    Excellent audio quality for the price, and the five pairs of silicone sleeves, ranging in size from XXS to L, means a good fit for everyone.

    • Type: 8.6 mm Dynamic Speaker
    • Sensitivity: 96 dB @ 1 kHz
    • Impedance: 16 Ohm @ 1 kHz
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 21 000 Hz
    • Length: 3.5 ft (1.2 m)
    • 3-button controller: Yes

    Image credit: a-JAYS.

    Price: $69.99.

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  • Under $150 - Audéo PFE 022

    Designed in Switzerland, the Audéo Perfect Bass Earphones (022) offer music lovers extremely natural and well-defined sound experience -- with some extra bass thump.

    The microphone is fitted with a button that allows you to interrupt your music playback and accept incoming calls when you use the in-ear earphones with your cell phone.

    The ergonomic shape of the headphones and their innovative and very comfortable "over the ear" style ensure that they still feel comfortable even after hours of listening pleasure. Ear tips in different sizes allow the Audéo PFE to fit ears of every shape, and when used together with the ear guides they give maximum comfort in every situation.

    • Sound pressure level: 107 dB SPL/mW / 1 kHz
    • Impedance: 32 Ohm / 1 kHz
    • Frequency range: 5 Hz – 17 kHz
    • Cord: Kevlar-reinforced, 3.9 ft / 1.20 m
    • Weight: 0.6 oz / 15 g
    • 3-button controller: No - Single button

    Image credit: Audéo.

    Price: $129.00.

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  • Under $200 - Shure SE215

    Featuring a Dynamic MicroDriver, the SE215 delivers detailed sound with enhanced bass. A detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and a secure, comfortable fit. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation and a customized fit.

    Available in translucent black or clear.

    • Speaker Type: Single Dynamic MicroDriver
    • Sensitivity (1kHz): 107 dB SPL/mW
    • Impedance (1kHz): 20 Ohms
    • Noise Attenuation: Up to 37 dB
    • Frequency Range: 22 Hz – 17.5 kHz
    • Cable:  Detachable, Kevlar-reinforced, 5.3 ft / 1.6 m 
    • 3-button controller: Optional

    Image credit: Shure.

    Price: $178.99.

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Topics: iPhone, Hardware, iPad, Mobility, Smartphones

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