Listening to the music is part of our daily activities and can raise up our mood. iPhone is an ideal media player for listening to the music. Apple has made ear pod as default headphone for iPhone 6. With a good sound quality, earpod has become the only headphone which is used by some iPhone users. But of course, demand for something better always appears and we want to share with you top best in-ear headphones under USD 100 for iPhone. Why in-ear? Because in-ear headphones are compact and portable, with the advantages of decent noise isolation from outside interference (so as long as you get the fit, right?). Some earbuds also offer an in-line mic and remote controls which are comfortable for iPhone.
Top 10 Best in-ear headphone for iPhone
Apple in-ear headphone with remote and mic.
Apple high-quality in-ear headphone is made by Apple company of course. Each earpiece contains two separate high-performance drivers: a woofer to handle bass and mid-range sounds and a tweeter for high-frequency audio. Ear tips are made of silicone which makes it so comfort, stable fits and impressive sound isolation. Sure it can be a fit choice for your iPhone with the same language with earpod. There are 3 sizes of ear tips (small, medium, large) included on its box and 2 replacement mesh caps.
urBeats by Dr. Dre urBeats Gold Special Edition in-ear Headphones.
urBeats has a very nice design and match color with iPhone 5s or 6: silver, gold, space gray. The solid metal adoption prevents vibrations and unwelcome sound from tainting your listening experience. It produces a very good audio with a powerful deep bass. There’s not found any distortion on top volumes. In-line microphone and remote for phone calls, playback control work perfectly and with a comfortable design to use. You will get storage pouch package and 4 pairs ear tips fittings.
Shure SE215-CL Sound isolating earphone with single Dynamic MicroDriver.
Shure is one of the brands that associate with earphones musicians. We will discuss one of Shure SE215 that is SE215-CL. CL is a clear variant wherein the internal hardware can be seen clearly. Detachable Cable with Wireform Fit is a unique thing to expand the life of the earphone. The Sound Isolation technology which is adopted can prevent outside noise from interfering with your audio experience, and mostly used by musicians on the stage. With Lightweight, low-profile shape with optimized nozzle angle is designed to rest comfortably in the ear. Shure provides Soft, flexible sleeves in multiple shapes and sizes gently contour to your ears. And of course, bonus storage pouch.
Sennheiser Momentum in-ear – black (iOS model).
Sennheiser momentum in-ear – black for iOS version is using the custom machined, low resonance stainless steel housing deliver a detailed and accurate sound. High-quality dynamic transducers produce high output level with low distortion. In-ear canal design provides excellent attenuation of ambient noise. Multiple sized ear tips included ensuring a personalized fit. Special for iOS model, Sennheiser using newly designed, tangle-free oval cable featuring 3-button in-line remote with integrated microphone. Moreover, Sennheiser gives the best warranty compared to other brands, 2 years warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer.
Xiaomi piston 3rd generation headset earphones.
It’s the cheapest in-ear headphones compared to the 4 other that I have mentioned above. The winner of Red Dot Design Award 2015 is quite influential indeed with a remarkable clear sound quality. They claimed that their product is even better that urBeats in high frequency. The sound optimization technology which has been patented, the diaphragm is made of metal aerospace and classic gift packaging makes it does not look cheap. Its quality is even beyond its cheap price which is less that $25. Unfortunately, the volume and inline microphone are not working in iOS device. With strong and break-resistant Kevlar fibers can protect cable and extend the lifespan, The end sections are sheathed in TPE to reduce friction with clothing, preventing an annoying “stethoscope effect” or noise interference.
In my opinion, Xiaomi deserves to get the best in-ear headphone with the really cheap price. The only disadvantage is the volume button and microphone which does not work in iOS device. Too bad.
HiFiMan RE-400 In-Ear Headphones
HiFiMan RE-400 has a nice build and design quality. Its housing is made of anodized aluminum with a symmetrical and simple design. Even though the L shape on it has only 45 degrees, it is still really comfortable. When it comes to the audio quality, this headphone has a flat audio presentation profile. It’s quite linear, detailed and clear, the things the users love.
Sony made a great in-ear headphone with a comfortable housing design to place on your ear and also easy to take in and out. This In-ear can bring a very well bass sound. It is supported by a 16mm dynamic driver built-in each earpiece. Besides a powerful bass, Sony MDR-XB90EX also suitable for listening any kind of music. It has a special feature, called the tangle-free serrated cord, which has tiny grooves along its surface to reduce tangling and mess. You can get this cool in-ear headphone for $82.
This In-ear headphone is a perfect fit for travelers who want to listen to the music inside a noisy bus because it has the Active Noise Cancellation to make the music sound good in a noisy place. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 also includes inline battery pack to power the ACN function, so it is not very portable. Talking about the sound quality, this in-ear headphone is good, With only $45.50 you can enjoy your journey nicely.
With its black profile design and affordable price – only $17.99 – JVC HAFX101B doesn’t look cheap at all. It looks unique and nice. This in-ear focuses on bass quality and it fits especially for R&B music, but it doesn’t mean it looks bad for the other genres. The sound quality on the other genres is also good and balance. They even have a good soundstage, a sense of space.
SoundMagic E10S has very thin wires and lightweight compact buds. Each bud is color-coded for left and right, which is very helpful. Even though the price is so affordable, the sound quality is good and can compete with the expensive headphone, which has the price higher than $100. It bass quality is great and so does with the vocal, sounds clear.