Categories: In-Ear

In-ear boom

Due to the boom of mobile players, especially the Apple iPod as well as smartphones like the iPhone, everyone has at least a few in-ear headphones lying around at home. Thus, these are probably the most widely used headset type. Unfortunately, most MP3 players and mobile phones are delivered with bad sounding headphones, which quickly gives rise to the desire for higher-quality companions – after all, our favorite bands and songs accompany us on the bus, the train, just about anywhere!

This is to be considered when buying In-Ears:

From cheap to high end, everything is represented here, so here is a small checklist with the most important purchase criteria.

In-ears must sit tight in the ear to make them sound good, and we mean really tight. Often there are silicone fittings that help, and if not, try so called special foam tips, e.g. from Comply.

Of course, they also have to be comfortable, you carry them for hours, but please take care that they do not cause earache.

If you want to use In-Ears with your smartphone, you definitely need a pair of In-ears with a remote including a microphone. This built-in mic forwards your voice when making a call.

If you only want to connect In-Ears to an iPod or other MP3 player, you only need headphones with remote control. Depending on the model you can skip songs back and forth, pause or start. And the best is that your smartphone can stay in your backpack or pocket.

The latest In-Ear Headphones Reviews

Bluetooth by Sven Opitz 2 weeks ago

Aukey EP-B33

Neckband headphones that offer good value for money

With the EP-B33, Aukey delivers neckband headphones at a pleasantly low price, pleasing neckband headphone lovers with good workmanship, a comfortable fit and a very clean sound.

3.9

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 2 weeks ago

Creative Outlier Gold

Very high-performance True Wireless In-Ears with Super X-FI certification

Creative completely cable-free In-Ears Outlier Gold are sweat- and water-resistant and have a very long battery life. The lightweight, stable earphones support the Bluetooth standard 5.0 and high-quality audio codecs such as aptX or the AAC format. The free app connection also enables a personalised,...

3.8

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 3 weeks ago

JBL Tune 120TWS

Lightweight, fast-charging True Wireless In-Ears

JBL's Bluetooth Tune 120TWS handsets are powerfully tuned, have built-in remote buttons for controlling Android and iOS systems, and feature a high-quality microphone. A handy transport case, which serves as a charging station, completes the completely cable-free system.

4

Editor's recommendations: In-Ear Headphones

Ultimate Ears haven’t done things by halves here. With the Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro, the music lover can look forward to premier in-ear headphones tailored by audiologists. In addition to the numerous plate and case personalisation options, they guarantee everyday and stage-compatible production values, effortless handling and, last but by no means least, a well-balanced sound experience. In addition, these in-ears are ultra-light, comfortable to wear and provide a huge amount of isolation against external noise. Therefore, not only do they make superb stage monitors, but they also serve recording and mixing sessions well. More simply, they can be utilised by any self-respecting audiophile looking to enjoy their music on the go. Most likely, classical music fans will find a new favourite pair of in-ears with these.

As high as the recommended retail price of approximately 1,785 euros might seem, reviewing the huge benefits of these in-ear headphones quickly shows how much the Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro has to offer. What’s more, as soon as you listen to the tonal abilities of these in-ears, the price-performance ratio suddenly seems very reasonable indeed. If you have the budget enough to stretch and want quality headphones with superior sound, you should not overlook the Ultimate Ears 18+ Pro.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 19. September 2018

The Shure SE846 makes a big promise of well-appointed in-ears with professional applications, while also ensuring those after everyday audio enjoyment are catered for. First-rate workmanship, not to mention an immense range of accessories, make these earphones a fun and flexible choice, especially for the purchase price. Noise cancellation and wearing comfort are also top of the class, while the adjustment possibilities of the frequency range means these in-ears can cope with almost any playback situation and musical genre. If you want to treat your ears to real sound luxury and have the funds to make the purchase, the Shure SE846 is a worthwhile consideration.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 27. March 2017

The Hörluchs HL4330 performed brilliantly throughout the test, providing a richly detailed sound, even at high volume levels, while offering high wearer comfort as well as a sophisticated package which also includes replacement filters. Acoustic isolation is ultra-efficient and the audio response is first-rate with plenty of depth and a powerful three-dimensional quality. The HL4330’s 3-way solution is convincing, despite the relatively strong response across most of the mid-range. The price-performance ratio of this model is therefore top-quality and the device goes beyond being merely competitive in its price range, but sends a clear message to the competition that Hörluchs is a real force to be reckoned with on the in-ear market. In my opinion, these headphones are especially suitable for monitoring speech signals as well as for listening to classical music in a hi-fi context.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 24. September 2019