The EarPods that all iPhones come bundled with are pretty good earphones on their own. But they’re not the best by any means. Those who desire extraordinary sound can never make do with them. For such people, there are plenty of awesome headphones in the market to choose from. Based on our ratings, we’re going to list out the best among them that will turn your iPhone’s sound into something truly mind-blowing.
Here are the best headphones for iPhones at the best prices in 2018.
These handsomely designed headphones are meant to deliver the perfect natural sound to audiophiles. Their exquisite looks are thanks to the walnut wood earcups and their spring steel headband, while comfort is looked after by the soft earpads that go along with them. The Meze 99 Classics come with detachable 1.2m long cable which consists of an in-line mic and a remote for taking phone calls. And then there’s even a 3m long Kevlar OFC cable and a hard shell carrying case included in the box.
With two 50mm diaphragm drivers designed by V-Moda firing into your ears, you need worry worry about sound quality at all. The Crossfade LP2s are built like a tank, and can easily handle the wear and tear of an on-the-go lifestyle. They produce pitch perfect sound, while also delivering extreme comfort. A detachable cable with an in-line remote is one more of its highlights, apart from a stylish hard-sided case which you can use to carry it around. The Crossfade LP2s from V-Moda are really awesome headphones to own.
The brand Audezeprides itself on its planar magnetic technology which produces some really great dynamics and frequency response. Thanks to this, these headphones can go really loud without any hint of distortion in their sound. It of course comes with an in-line remote and a mic, but what’s interesting is that it is capable of connecting to your iPhone using its Lightning port. This means, there is no need to carry around the 3.5mm adaptor wherever you go.
The P7 headset delivers all that you've come to expect from a Bowers and Wilkins headset over the years. The high quality drivers on this offering deliver Hi-Fi sound, whereas the design ensures that your ears don't feel any pressure at all when you have them on. Aside from an aluminium frame, the makers have also blessed this set with sheepskin leather and memory foam to enhance its comfortable design. This device will mean a lot to bass lovers, as it is able to dole out some really rich bass.
Beats by Dre is a brand that’s currently under the ownership of Apple, and the Beats Pro headphones are known for their authentic sound. These are extremely comfortable to wear, as they are made with an aluminum gunmetal frame and high-quality leather ear cups. Both the earcups have 3.5mm jacks for the cable to be inserted, but you need just one. The other one can be used by another person to plug their own earphones in and listen to the music you are listening to.
In India, there aren’t many on-ear or over-the-ear headphones with Lightning cables. So if you have an iPhone 7 or the models that came after it, do remember that you will have to use your 3.5mm adaptor while using most of the above mentioned headphones.
If you’ll be using your new headphones with your iPhone, make sure that they come with an in-line remote and a mic. This makes it easy for you to take phone calls while you’re listening to music.
The sound profiles on your headphones will behave differently with different genres of music. So it won’t hurt to take a good look at your playlist and make up your mind on decisions like whether or not it’s okay to compromise on bass and other such factors.
|Meze 99 Classics||44,977||9||9||8||8.9|
|V-Moda Crossfade LP2||12,990||9||8||8||8.8|
|Bowers & Wilkins P7||49,899||8||8||7||8.2|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Amazon, Headphone Zone and Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites like CNET, Trusted Reviews and Digital Trends.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
For example, in this list, theMeze 99 Classics — our favouriteiPhone headphones— had a score spilt of:
Expert review: 9.1/10
Expert reviews from trusted websites: 8/10 (CNET and Trusted Reviews)
User reviews: 9.5/10 (Amazon and Headphonezone)
Overall expert score: 8.9/10 (rounded off)