Ever since the release of Bluetooth Earphones, wired earphones were being replaced. Present day, some brands are still launching wired earphones, such as Fiio with the FH1. Most have stopped being manufactured because detachable cables meant that most users could switch between wired and wireless.
So why does this list still exist?
Well you can get great audio quality for a fraction of the original price. Also for the health conscious, some have their own reasons to believe Bluetooth is not safe.. the transmitter is not wanted in that instance. Sport versions are usually waterproof, others more audio focused and thus do not have protective measures against excessive sweat or rain.
Wired earphones still have that device compatibility problem, so controls have the chance of not working. As a result, its best to check before hand by searching online for full compatibility device lists. All the wired earphones listed use a 3.5mm jack, that means you’ll have to make sure you have that input. Kind of obvious but the simplest of things can catch you out.
There’s links where you can buy them at the bottom of every review. Over time, prices change and we can’t update all of them but there’s a good chance of a bargain.
It is really hard to find any good headphones that offer such high noise cancellation and yet provide rich sound in such a small form factor and for these facts, the price of £259 appears to be justified. Read full review
Overall the majority love these earphones, with a few suggesting other earphones that they thought were better. As always some found that their beloved earphones broke, the average life span appears to be around two years which is pretty good.Read full review
The Sennheiser CX 3.00 earphones have a simple design well-suited to portable listening. They are targeted at the general listening public and have a tailored response suitable for modern popular music. They are significantly improved from the previous model.Read full review
Heavy bass response will turn some users off
Hard case is frustrating to use
Bass response makes them well-suited to modern popular music
The Beats Tour 2 will suit listeners of certain styles of modern music and general consumers. They look great and have excellent sports features. Not everyone will like the bass-heavy sound though.Read full review
The Sennheiser CX 2.00i is a fairly standard entry from the company, with the most notable feature being the inline mic and remote. They offer good sound for the price, although the model does have some issues with durability.Read full review
The Beats urBeats are bold-looking, bass-heavy earphones with a remote and mic. Audiophiles will not find much to love but people who listen mainly to mainstream contemporary music may enjoy them.Read full review