How We Do It

Earphone Solutions takes great pride in our rating and ranking process and the reviewing model we’ve developed to provide exceptional service to our customers. Because our number one priority is the music we are committed to helping customers select the best model for use in real-life situations. All of our customers have unique needs and we aim to provide a review, rating, and ranking system that applies to every situation. Customers can trust that the information we provide on our website, including the rating and ranking process, is shared to help them choose the perfect earphone model to meet their individual needs. Our focus is on the earphone’s functional performance and providing the best listening experience to our customers.

This year’s review, rating, and ranking process is underway! The review panel of eight participants is comprised of employees, friends, and family members. Eight songs have been carefully selected to provide a variety of listening experiences and to include several different musical styles. The members of the panel vote, within each price range, for the earphones that sound and fit the best. Each member can alternate between any of these eight songs on any of the earphone models. The diversity of of our panel ensures we receive encompassing feedback and we are confident that the panel’s feedback helps us provide exceptional customer service.

 Songs are:

. Game of Thrones (Music from The HBO Series) by Ramin Djawadi

. Stay With Me by Sam Smith

. FourFiveSeconds by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney

. Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band 

. Hold On, We’re Going Home by Drake

. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

. The Pay Back by James Brown

. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey


The panel then votes on:

  • Comfort & Fit: How do the earphones fit? Are they comfortable?

  • Build Quality: Are the earphones durable? Do you think they’ll stand up to use over time?

  • Noise Isolation: Do the earphones isolate background noise? Can you hear the music unobstructed?

  • Treble - Highs: Is the treble clear and accurate? Is there an appropriate balance between the treble and the bass and mids?

  • Mids - Vocals: Are the mids clear and do the earphones provide a rich, full-bodied sound?Is there an appropriate balance between the mids and the treble and bass?

  • Bass - Lows: Does the bass have depth, impact, and power? Is there an appropriate balance between the bass and the treble and mids?

  • Overall Performance: What is your overall impression of the headphones? How would you rank the performance?

 The votes are then entered into a carefully designed database to determine the overall ratings and rankings. This database is constructed to differentiate and disaggregate the individual member’s ratings and to construct a comparative review for individual models. This evaluation system provides our customers far more information than a set of unrelated measurements. The metrics allow the customers to compare the earphones side-by-side and learn how each model performs in real life situations.