Earphones & Earbuds
Earphones and earbuds come in many styles to delight audiophiles, fitness and sports enthusiasts, daily commuters, and everyone in between. Many earphones and buds come with microphones that let you easily make and receive phone calls on the go. Inline controls are also available that allow you control of music playback by controlling volume, tracks playing, and so on. You can also mute the audio with the push of a button.
More on Headphones with Mics
Headphones with mics come as either wired in-ear earbuds with inline microphones in the cable, or as Bluetooth headphones with either on-board microphones or mics in the connector band which holds them around your head or neck. Typically, controls will let you start and stop music or calls, mute the audio, or skip between tracks. The latest options can send voice commands to control your phone or music player. Other popular audio accessories include wireless TV headphones, which allow you to enjoy television programs without disturbing others.
Most headphones with mics plug into any phone, tablet, or music player that sports a standard 3.5mm earphone jack. These include virtually all Android devices. However, some work specifically for Apple devices such as iPods, iPads, and iPhones. They feature a lightning connector to plug into your device, and the inline controls are programmed to work with iOS.
When it comes to buying in-ear earphones with mics, you have a wide choice of high-quality models from Bose, JBL, Skullcandy, Shure, and other prime brands. Choose models that deliver high-end audio with wide-ranging frequency response and active noise cancellation for immersive listening. For freedom of movement, try Bluetooth headphones. Other options include sports earphones with special features for joggers and athletes. These weather and sweat resistant earphones feature ergonomic ear tips for noise insulation, comfort, and stability. Tangle-free cables with reflective surfaces provide safety for joggers in low-light conditions.
Common earphone accessories include headphone cables and adapters that offer flexible ways to hook up your listening gear with maximum efficiency and convenience. There are also headphone amplifiers that work to boost the volume and quality of your audio.