Headphones, Headsets, & Accessories for iPhone
Whether it be iPhone 3, 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5, or even earlier iPhone models, you can still enjoy premium audio quality and full telephony features. Selected below are the best models to keep your calls and your music coming through with exceptional clarity and convenience.
Best 'Made for iPhone' in-ear headphones with Microphone
'In-ear' headphones, or earphones, have small earpieces that fit in the ear just like earplugs and offer good environmental noise blocking typically superior to over-the-ear headphones. In-ears are convenient, many deliver superb audio quality, and in-ears are also very unobtrusive, making them a popular model for mobile smartphone users. The DENON AH-C260R is an iPhone earbud replacement offering quite good sonics at a wallet-friendly price. The great NOCS series of in-ears are expressly made for various types of smartphones and all offer killer sound quality and full telephony. The Klipsch Reference S4i is a very good-performing and comfortable in-ear stereo headset that will have you listening to music and making iPhone calls with a clean voice tone and great ambient isolation at a reasonable price. Listeners needing killer sound plus sweet looks will love the awesomely cool Woodees Vintage w/ Mic. Etymotic Research is an original patent-holder in the world of in-ear audio and the highly focused musical presentation of their top-level Etymotic HF3 is extra crystal-clear in the mids/highs, and the intelligibility of the mic is second to none; the HF3 is certain to please audiophile iPhone/iPad listeners seeking max detail clarity with tightly controlled bass. You can get almost the same caliber of Etymotic performance in the more affordable MC3 model.
Best 'Made for iPhone' Headphones with Microphone
The following recommendations are comprised of traditional headphones that sit on or around the ear. Traditional headphones are larger, affording a more comfortable fit for many listeners. At a nicely affordable price, the AKG Quincy Jones Q460 on-ear headphones offers a handy built-in mic and good tone with an easy-to-listen-to sound. For DJs and mobile music buffs, the stealthy all-black NOCS Phaser 700 is superb for portable street-use and iPhone jams and provides good noise-blocking ability given its on-ear dimensions. A significant sound quality step-up takes you to the Sennheiser Amperior 'on-ear' headphone with detachable cables + Apple device remote control cord. Our fave headphone in this category might just be the full-size Sennheiser Momentum featuring fantastically deluxe looks and perhaps the best sound quality performance we've heard yet in this field.
Convert Shure 'SE' in-ears to iPhone Headset w/ in-line Mic Adaptor Cable!
Finally, you can easily convert any of the Shure 'SE' in-ear headphones (with detachable cables) into an iPhone headset with microphone + track/player controller using a Shure Music Phone Adapter cable. Shure also makes similar cable adaptors for other smartphones like Droids, Blackberry, etc. These Shure Music Phone Adapter [MPA] cables basically function like small headphone extension cables, but the jack end has a small push-button to answer/end calls plus a tiny 'built-in' microphone to transmit your voice to the other party.
Scroll through more in-ears and headphones featuring iPhone / smartphone in-line microphones below along with a bunch of handy iPhone accessories staff-selected by our HeadRoom team!