Top 10 Best Rated In-Ear Headphones 2020

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In-Ear headphones are technically not earbuds since they enter the ear canal instead of sitting outside of it. However, the difference is academic because we often use the term earbud to describe in-ear headphones

The steady advance of technology means that more people want better sound quality than ever nowadays.

Since the headphones seat inside the ear canal, they seal it off outside sounds and give you the best sound quality possible. Because of their variability, they come in various forms; wired, wire-free, or Wireless.

What you use earphones for ultimately determines which one will best suit you. Wired earphones are the cheap option and Bluetooth ones are convenient but less durable.

Whether wired or wire-free, we have listed some of the best in-ear headphones on the 2020 market.

Best In Ear Headphones 2020

1. Bose SoundSport Free

SoundSport is the choice in-ear headphone for people who fancy more independence. It is a wire-free, innovative design with a high-tech solution for a reliable connection.

Bose is built for frequent, high-intensity use and features a minimalistic design. It is on the expensive side of the earbud fence though.

Specs

  • Wireless
  • Bose Connect App
  • Sweat and weather-resistant
  • Five-hours battery runtime
  • NFC pairing
  • Charging case
  • 14ounces
  • Black

Pros

  • Has a tracking feature
  • Fits snugly in the ear
  • Completely wireless
  • An integrated dual-microphone array

Cons

  • Expensive

2. Etymotic ER3 XR

ER3 XR is Etymotic’s latest issue and while it is not cheap, it is affordable by most. It delivers depth to the bass with no exaggeration and works to discern audiophiles perfectly.

While we can’t say it is the most stylish of the bunch, there seems to be a charm to the design. Black ER3 XR is discrete and top-notch, fitting perfectly without falling out. There is also a shirt clip, some zip-up carrying pouch, and filters to protect drivers from earwax.

Specs

  • In-Canal type
  • 4feet cord
  • 35-42bd external noise isolation
  • 63ounces
  • Removable case

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Lightweight
  • Tangle-free cord
  • Detachable cable
  • Excellent bass response
  • Affordable
  • Isolated and clean audio

Cons

  • No inline remote
  • Lacks big bass sound

3. Apple Wireless AirPods

We have taken to alternating wireless and wired earbuds every once in a while, so AirPods makes it here. We can trust Apple’s brand name and its products, even with a reputation of only working with other Apple accessories.

Much to our surprise, AirPods works well with Android products. It fits snugly and broadcasts a strong uninterrupted connection.

Specs

  • iPhone, Mac, iPad, Android, and Apple Watch
  • Five-hours battery runtime
  • Auto-play in connection
  • Integrated microphone
  • 2kg
  • White
  • Charging case

Pros

  • Fits snugly
  • Good reputation
  • Excellent compatibility
  • Easy setup
  • Siri
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Audio is spotty
  • Wireless charging incurs an extra cost

4. Sony WF-1000XM3

WF-1000XM3 does not come cheap, which is typical of Sony products. It is available in both black and silver colours and made with a fine, sleek sheen.

Sony XM3 inspires confidence and is easily affixed into place in the ear without falling out. It sports a wide Bluetooth range and some Sony processing refinements including Google Assistant.

Specs

  • 24bit Audio signal processing
  • 01ounce
  • Android/iOS compatible
  • Charging case, USB-C cable, card, reference guide, and more
  • Adaptive sound control
  • 24hours battery runtime
  • 10min quick charge

Pros

  • Efficient
  • Brilliant noise cancellation
  • Lightest
  • Quality design
  • Inconspicuous look
  • Hands-free use

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Lacks LDAC support
  • In-flight noise is not cancelled

5. 1More Triple Driver In-Ear Headphone

Triple Driver offers excellent audio and beautiful design. It is cheap, comfortable, and sports an ergonomic design. Maxing out at 0.8ounces, this machine has Android control, iOS control, Noise isolation, and microphone feature.

Specs

  • Android/iOS support
  • 8ounces
  • Integrated microphone
  • Attachments
  • OBLIQUE angle fittings
  • Three drivers
  • Wired

Pros

  • Ergonomic and comfortable build
  • Acute listening experience
  • Discrete
  • Lightweight
  • Intelligent control system
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Remote is cheap
  • Rubber cable twists up easily

6. Jaybird X4

Jaybird is another wireless in-ear headphone that focuses on exercising people. It delivers a great boom bass, some balanced audio, and fantastic versatility.

Specs

  • 8hours runtime
  • 2hours charge
  • Water and sweatproof
  • Ultra-comfy tips
  • Custom EQ
  • 20Hz-20kHz response bandwidth
  • 04ounces

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Powerful audio
  • Customizable
  • Brilliant fit
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Short cable
  • No wireless charging

7. JBL UA Sport Wireless Pivot

UA Sport Pivot is a collaboration of JBL and Under Armour. It is waterproof with a stable fit and some shoelace-style cables. While it isn’t the cheapest model on the market, it provides a boosted bass depth and excellent listening experience.

Specs

  • In-canal
  • Wireless Bluetooth
  • Phone controls
  • 14ohms impedance
  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency range

Pros

  • Powerful audio
  • Clear highs
  • Deep bass
  • Two ambient modes
  • Waterproof design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Audio is not accurate
  • Not durable

8. RHA MA 390 Wireless

MA390 is designed as a wireless earphone popularly called neck buds. It comes equipped with a powerful battery and impressive connection. RHA offers one of the best deals for wireless earbuds.

While it is not a tight fit, it is made sweat-resistant and durable.

Specs

  • Eight hours runtime
  • 30-days standby
  • Universal three-button remote
  • 3-year warranty
  • SecureFlex neckband
  • Microphone
  • Android and iOS

Pros

  • Excellent style
  • Sound is dynamic
  • Sweatproof
  • Durable
  • Cheap
  • Brilliant value

Cons

  • Average runtime
  • Not good for exercise

9. RHA T20 Wireless

T20 is a more expensive version of the normal 390 models. It is terrific Bluetooth wireless for anyone and surpasses its cousins in quality. Its swappable filters ensure that you get the best bass and sounds.

It is on the higher end of the price range, but every penny is worth its sheer excellence.

Specs

  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency
  • 16ohms impedance
  • 12-hours runtime
  • 90db sensitivity
  • 48g
  • 3-years warranty

Pros

  • Nice array
  • Comes with cables
  • Detachable
  • Swappable tuning filters were included
  • lightweight

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Lacks a microphone and remote

10. Beats Powerbeats Pro

Beats provide a secure fit, brilliant audio, easy use, quality build, and more. It comes with a hefty price tag, but its bass-forward sound makes it a true idol.

Specs

  • Nine hours runtime
  • Autoplay
  • USB-A
  • Charging case, ear tip options, QuickStart card, and warranty
  • Water-resistant
  • Black

Pros

  • Powerful audio reply
  • Intense bass
  • Deep bass
  • Strong runtime
  • Secure fit
  • stylish

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Auto-play is not well-done
  • The sound signature registers weirdly

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