All models listed here are 100% iPhone 7 (with Apple's adapter included with the 7), iphone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S compatible as well as most Android phones. We have been testing and ranking the best iPhone earphones and headphones since 2008. The new "W" Series by Westone include both iPhone and audio cables.
Best iPhone Headphones
These solutions feature an inline microphone to be used to take calls with the iPhone. Some have the Apple 3-button control which will adjust volume of your music or caller, skip music forward, backward, pause, take and end calls. To give you an idea of the effort put on this selection, we have tested 48 different models of iPhone headset solutions and we have been doing this since 2008. Close to 70% of iPhone headset fails within 2 months. The microphone piece is the first to go, followed by replaceable cables and connectors. But the main cause is really on the mic button. Some models that button simply fall off like ripe oranges. All they need is a little time. These here are the best headset solutions for the iPhone we got our hands on and honestly we got our hands on everything worth taking the time. Sub-$40 models were not considered as we know that $40 iPhone headsets that need to be replaced 10 times a year really end up costing $400 and sound like junk.
We used to feature other models here, but as they fail the test of time, they get Xed. Many had good quality microphones and the sound was good, but unfortunately most of the "all-in-one" solutions we tested, the microphone button failed within a few months (sometimes a few weeks) and some are pretty large names in the industry. Our lawyer advised us to simply not mention them here so if you are wondering why model A, B or C are not here, it's not because we didn't test them, but because they have some major QC problems.
So you've contracted iPhone fever. You carry on your body - or somewhere close to it - the coolest personal communication device known to man, the coolest personal communication device ever invented (so far). You. Own. An iPhone. Doesn't your iPhone deserve a set of high-end in-ear iPhone earbuds to complement its total coolness? Oh heck, who are we kidding - don't YOU deserve one of the totally awesome iPhone headsets? Possibly not, but you know you want them. Check out our selection of high-end in-ear iPhone earbuds compatible with the iPhone. Want recommendations? We tested more than 2 dozen iPhone headphone solutions
Many of the other "iPhone ready" earphones with the built-in mic failed very early in the game. One model, that we would rather not disclose (don't worry, you won't find it on our site!), failed within one week and it sells for $189 elsewhere. Another one made by the same company, the "mic button" fell off. These were all brand new items that we tested. Everything that sucked got Xed from our site.
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