The Quest for Perfect iPhone Earbuds

Derek Powazek:

Yeah, I love my iPhone. I use it more than any other gadget. So a good pair of earbuds is critical. And you can’t use just any pair because the on-cord clicker/mic makes the device so much better.

I’ve spent way too much money trying different ones, but the perfect pair still eludes me. Here’s my take on the ones I’ve tried so far, in order of cheapest to most expensive.

I’ve stuck with the Apple ones. I don’t think they sound particularly great, but I’ve never liked the sound of any earbud (as opposed to full headphones), so I just can’t see spending $100 or more on replacements. This is a good survey of what’s out there, though.

Friday, 6 June 2008