We already took a look at some of the best Bluetooth earbuds, but what about all earbuds? Wired and wireless? There are plenty of choices to choose from but we did a ton of research and picked some ourselves, and we think we narrowed it down to a few solid choices If you’re looking for the best earbuds, you can’t really go wrong with any of these.
Looking for wireless earbuds? See our best wireless earbuds of 2016.
For the sake of simplicity we’re calling everything that doesn’t go over your head earbuds. Most major companies don’t differentiate between the two so neither will we. We’ve made five different categories that we hope will cover most of your needs, with a “best” and “bang for your buck” pick for each, Whether you’re looking to purchase your first pair of earbuds other than the ones that came in the box or you’re looking for a pair to supplement your over-ears, we’ve compiled a list of the best earbuds in 2016.
See also: Best wireless earbuds for working out
See also: Best earbuds under $100
See also: Best cheap earbuds under $50
We’ve said this in other lists, but here it’s truer than ever: everyone’s ears are different, and sometimes it can be tough to get a good fit. Two of the items on this list can’t be used with custom ear tips, but it’s definitely worth looking for custom tips if you can use them with your earbuds. Remember: better fit = better sound.
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