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 $400 - Shure SE425

    Featuring Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers, the SE425 uses a dedicated tweeter and woofer for an accurate and balanced sound. Detachable cable with formable wire enables easy replacement and secure, comfortable fit. Sound Isolating sleeves in multiple sizes provide up to 37 dB of isolation.

    • Speaker Type: Dual High-Definition MicroDrivers
    • Sensitivity (1kHz): 109 dB SPL/mW
    • Impedance (1kHz): 22 Ohms
    • Noise Attenuation: Up to 37 dB
    • Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 19 kHz
    • Cable:  Detachable, Kevlar-reinforced, 5.3 ft / 1.6 m
    • 3-button controller: Optional

    Image credit: Shure.

    Price: $349.99.

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  • Under $600 - Audéo PFE 232

    Audéo PFE in-ear earphones come with a microphone and a multifunctional button, offering optional hands-free function with remote volume control and call answering/ending. With two high-precision balanced armature drivers in each earpiece to deliver enhanced sound precision and enable even the subtlest audio detail to be clearly accentuated, the Audéo PFE 232 create a highly-tuned refined output, offering new dimensions to the listening experience.

    Audéo PFE in-ear earphones were developed to give you full, crystal-clear sound. The Swiss engineers at Phonak, the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing and communications solutions, have been successful in bringing these outstanding properties to in-ear earphones. A new type of passive filter allows users to adjust the sound of their Audéo PFE in-ear earphones to suit their own requirements.

    • Driver: Dual balanced armature
    • Frequency response: 5 Hz–17 kHz
    • Sensitivity
      - Gray filter: 109 dBSPL/mW, 1 kHz
      - Black filter: 107 dBSPL/mW, 1 kHz
      - Green filter: 104 dBSPL/mW, 1 kHz
    • Nominal impedance: 47 Ohm
    • Weight: 16 g / 0.5oz
    • Cable: 3.9 ft / 1.2 m
    • 3-button controller: Yes

    Image credit: Audéo.

    Price: $599.00.

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Topics: iPhone, Hardware, iPad, Mobility, Smartphones

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