Best Wireless Earbuds For My iPhone

The best headphones for iPhone in 2019-2020 are wireless headphones with support for the AAC codec . Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple treacherously got rid of the 3.5 mm headphone jack, preferring wireless headphones. Therefore, 9 out of 10 positions in our TOP 10 are occupied by Bluetooth earbuds, which go well with the new models of Apple iPhone (7+) phones, and with the old ones too.

In the ranking, the headphones are of various form factors, prices and types , which have one thing in common – they will fit your favorite iPhone well. Namely, the TOP includes:

  • Original headphones for iPhone, such as: Wired Apple EarPods (come with an iPhone) and Wireless Apple Airpods (released for iPhone 7 and later, without a headphone jack);
  • Other models of wireless portable headsets with a control panel and a microphone that are ideal for any phone, or are created specifically for devices from Apple (ipod, iphone, ipad);

Which Wireless earbuds fit iPhone?

IPhone (and Apple in general) recognizes only codec AAC (except for the standard SBC) for wireless audio transmission. Accordingly, buying wireless bluetooth headphones with aptX or LDAC support does not make much sense if they are more expensive than the option with only SBC and / or AAC.

Apple Airpods

Why does a Cupertino-based manufacturer refuse to implement high-resolution codec support? The answer is simple: you have to pay for licenses for them, but Apple does not see the point in this, and AAC is good . And the implementation of this codec gives a sound no worse than aptX.

What kind of Earbuds to buy for iPhone?

All presented Earbuds are universal . Apple has taken a clear path to abandoning the standard 3.5 mm jack in their smartphones, it is best to look specifically at wireless models. After all, there are not many options on the market with lightning-connection. But bothering with adapters is not pleasant enough. Although, sometimes it makes sense.

For the new iPhone 7, 8, 10 and older, there are wired original Apple EarPods with a lightning connector, which solves the connection problem (there is also the possibility of connecting through an adapter).

For the early iPhone models (up to 7), which are still popular, it’s quite possible to pick up interesting wired headphones . Moreover, the sound on the cable is still better than without it.

Which wireless headphones to choose for iPhone?

The easiest option is AirPods of the first or second generation . After all, Apple has always been famous for its ecosystem. Their devices work perfectly or almost perfectly together.

Isn’t it nice that you just open the case with AirPods and how they are instantly detected by the iPhone and mated with it? And there are a lot of such nice little things.

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But frankly, the sound of AirPods is not the best in the industry . Current iPhone models can do more. For them, you can look for options with better sound. Moreover, they will not always be more expensive.


It is very important that the headphones for the iPhone are stylish, look interesting and are assembled from quality materials. After all, smartphones have their own recognizable design. And they are bought in many ways by people for whom it is important that their gadgets are also with stylish accessories.

So, the question of a decent appearance in this case is very acute.

iPhone 7 and the new Wireless era

Choosing the best wireless headphones for iPhone 7 is practically a necessity for all iPhone 7 owners . All the same Earpods are included, but they will only work through an adapter (since there is no 3.5 headphone jack). New wireless Apple Airpods, you need to buy separately at a price of 206 USD . Despite the fact that Apple is putting a Lightning-3.5-Jack adapter in the box , many flagship owners need to simultaneously charge their phone and listen to their favorite music. That is why it is very important to know which wireless Bluetooth headphones for iPhone are  best for you, as a full replacement for expensive Airpods or wired Earpods.

The iPhone 7 was announced by Apple on September 7, 2016. In addition to adding moisture protection and a non-mechanical Home button, iPhone 7 lost a 3.5mm Jack connector , which caused a lot of problems and dissatisfied reviews about the company’s flagship.

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Sony WF-SP700N True Wireless Earbuds: A Complete Review
The Sony WF-SP700N left a pretty clear impression on me - I have to take it. After all, given their cost, the presence of noise reduction and sound quality, there are almost no competitors. Rather, there is, but no one can offer the same thing for comparable money. There is IPX4, and a pleasant appearance, and the ability to choose from four colors: pink, white, yellow, black. If you need headphones with a similar set of features and good, albeit not audiophile, sound quality, then the Sony WF-SP700N is what you need.

PROS

CONS

  • Active noise reduction
  • IPX4 Certification
  • Support for the AAC codec (I recommend using it only with Apple gadgets)
  • Good ergonomics and a secure fit
  • Proprietary application with additional functionality.
  • The microphone loves to catch the wind and the noise around you.
  • Audio Delay When Watching Video Using SBC Codec.
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The Sony WF-SP700N left a pretty clear impression on me - I have to take it. After all, given their cost, the presence of noise reduction and sound quality, there are almost no competitors. Rather, there is, but no one can offer the same thing for comparable money. There is IPX4, and a pleasant appearance, and the ability to choose from four colors: pink, white, yellow, black. If you need headphones with a similar set of features and good, albeit not audiophile, sound quality, then the Sony WF-SP700N is what you need.
Design
8
Connectivity
8.3
Sound
7.8
Price
7.9
Battery
7.8
PROS:
  • Active noise reduction
  • IPX4 Certification
  • Support for the AAC codec (I recommend using it only with Apple gadgets)
  • Good ergonomics and a secure fit
  • Proprietary application with additional functionality
CONS:
  • The microphone loves to catch the wind and the noise around you.
  • Audio Delay When Watching Video Using SBC Codec
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Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Earbuds: A Complete Review
Sony WF-1000XM3 is a very high-tech headphones with good sound, design, in principle, convenient design and excellent autonomy. If you need fully wireless headphones with clear sound and noise reduction, then the WF-1000XM3 should be considered for purchase, of course, if you are not confused by the relatively considerable cost. But given the sound quality and functionality, I can’t call the headphones very expensive. Of course, before buying, I would recommend trying them on, but if they are physically suitable for you, then I’m sure that you will not regret it  

PROS

CONS

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Sound quality
  • Excellent autonomy
  •  Lack of moisture protection
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Sony WF-1000XM3 is a very high-tech headphones with good sound, design, in principle, convenient design and excellent autonomy. If you need fully wireless headphones with clear sound and noise reduction, then the WF-1000XM3 should be considered for purchase, of course, if you are not confused by the relatively considerable cost. But given the sound quality and functionality, I can’t call the headphones very expensive. Of course, before buying, I would recommend trying them on, but if they are physically suitable for you, then I’m sure that you will not regret it
Design
9
Sound
8
Price
7.8
Connectivity
8
Battery
8
PROS:
  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Sound quality
  • Excellent autonomy
CONS:
  • lack of moisture protection
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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Earbuds: A Complete Review
After meeting Sennheiser Momentum TW, for the first time, I wanted to have fully wireless headphones and make them my primary for listening to music outside the home. They lie comfortably in your ears, sound pleasant and have good autonomy. Thanks to the support of the aptX ™ Low Latency codec, the headphones are great not only for music, but also for watching movies and even for computer games, no sound delay or its desync with the image. For anyone looking for true Hi-Fi sound in fully wireless headphones, your search is over, try Sennheiser Momentum TW and you won’t be able o rtefuse them.

PROS

CONS

  • Sound
  • Convenience
  • Materials
  • Touch control
  • Standalone time
  • No sound delay when watching videos or in computer games
  • Appearance
  • IPX4 Water Protection
  • Price
  • Try before you buy, the case is large, some people may not fit in size
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After meeting Sennheiser Momentum TW, for the first time, I wanted to have fully wireless headphones and make them my primary for listening to music outside the home. They lie comfortably in your ears, sound pleasant and have good autonomy. Thanks to the support of the aptX ™ Low Latency codec, the headphones are great not only for music, but also for watching movies and even for computer games, no sound delay or its desync with the image. For anyone looking for true Hi-Fi sound in fully wireless headphones, your search is over, try Sennheiser Momentum TW and you won’t be able o rtefuse them.
Design
9
Sound
8
Price
8.2
Connectivity
9
Battery
7.8
PROS:
  • Sound
  • Convenience
  • Materials
  • Touch control
  • Standalone time
  • No sound delay when watching videos or in computer games
  • Appearance
  • IPX4 Water Protection
CONS:
  • Price
  • Try before you buy, the case is large, some people may not fit in size
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Simgot MTW5 Wireless Headphone: A Complete Review
The Simgot MTW5 headphones turned out to be successful, they sit comfortably in your ears, have IPX5 water protection, which allows you to fully use them during sports. A pleasant and soft sound can captivate even a sophisticated listener, not to mention beginners in high-quality personal audio. The main thing to remember is that these are headphones for every day that are most likely to listen outside the home, and it is for these conditions that their sound is optimized. The only drawback I can mention physical buttons, clicking on which shifts the earphone in the ear. Otherwise, I liked the headphones, if you are looking for fully wireless headphones, be sure to pay attention to the Simgot MTW5.

PROS

CONS

  • Membrane Titanium Spray Driver
  • Convenient for long listening
  • Stylish look
  • Versatile, pleasant sound
  • The physical buttons when pressed noticeably displace the earphone in the ear and cause discomfort
  • There is a sound delay when watching a video (SBC codec)
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The Simgot MTW5 headphones turned out to be successful, they sit comfortably in your ears, have IPX5 water protection, which allows you to fully use them during sports. A pleasant and soft sound can captivate even a sophisticated listener, not to mention beginners in high-quality personal audio. The main thing to remember is that these are headphones for every day that are most likely to listen outside the home, and it is for these conditions that their sound is optimized. The only drawback I can mention physical buttons, clicking on which shifts the earphone in the ear. Otherwise, I liked the headphones, if you are looking for fully wireless headphones, be sure to pay attention to the Simgot MTW5.
Design
8
Price
7.8
Sound
8
Battery
7.8
Connectivity
9.1
PROS:
  • Membrane Titanium Spray Driver
  • Convenient for long listening
  • Stylish look
  • Versatile, pleasant sound
CONS:
  • The physical buttons when pressed noticeably displace the earphone in the ear and cause discomfort
  • There is a sound delay when watching a video (SBC codec)
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mi air 2 review
Xiaomi Mi Air 2 can be called a good alternative for owners of Android devices that need headphones like Apple AirPods. And their main advantage over similar models on the market is a good level of voice transmission when using headphones as a headset

PROS

CONS

  • Good performance
  • Good sound
  • Excellent microphone
  • Autonomy
  • Soundproofing due to form factor
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Xiaomi Mi Air 2 can be called a good alternative for owners of Android devices that need headphones like Apple AirPods. And their main advantage over similar models on the market is a good level of voice transmission when using headphones as a headset
Design
7.2
Price
9.1
Sound
6.5
Connectivity
7.1
Battery
8.2
PROS:
  • Good performance
  • Good sound
  • Excellent microphone
  • Autonomy
CONS:
  • Soundproofing due to form factor
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Pioneer SE-C8TW Truly Wireless in-Ear Headphones: A Complete Review
The lowest price for headphones is $54.06. In my opinion, a little expensive. Of course, Pioneer is not an unknown Chinese manufacturer, but a serious game-changer, in which sound quality is good, however, it is difficult to achieve the highest sound class in True Wireless headset compared to wired solutions. The assembly plays on hand, a wonderful case with USB Type-C, decent work as a headset, and this is important. But “only” 9 hours of operation (when competitors offer to provide up to 20 hours), Bluetooth 4.2 (many “Chinese” have version 5 already) and not the most interesting sound make the purchase doubtful. I can’t call the headphones bad. But they are clearly overrated. And I sincerely hope that Pioneer fixes it.

PROS

CONS

  • Premium Design
  • Good Bass
  • Poor Battery
  • Average Sound
  • Signal Loss due to poor Bluetooth
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Of course, Pioneer is not an unknown Chinese manufacturer, but a serious game-changer, in which sound quality is good, however, it is difficult to achieve the highest sound class in True Wireless headset compared to wired solutions. The assembly plays on hand, a wonderful case with USB Type-C, decent work as a headset, and this is important. But “only” 9 hours of operation (when competitors offer to provide up to 20 hours), Bluetooth 4.2 (many “Chinese” have version 5 already) and not the most interesting sound make the purchase doubtful. I can’t call the headphones bad. But they are clearly overrated. And I sincerely hope that Pioneer fixes it.
Design
8
Sound
6.2
Price
7.2
Connectivity
5.8
Battery
6.9
PROS:
  • Premium Design
  • Good Bass
CONS:
  • Poor Battery
  • Average Sound
  • Signal Loss due to poor Bluetooth
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Edifier TWS1
Edifier TWS1 is a fully wireless headphone with an attractive price, good sound and good autonomy. You can safely recommend the guest of the review to those who need music as a background for training, listening to podcasts or watching video content on the go.

PROS

CONS

  • Appearance
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Autonomy
  • IPX5 protection
  • Sound transmission without noticeable delays
  • Good sound (for its price)
  • Touch Control
  • Not suitable for prolonged wear
  • Soundproofing may be unnecessary for outdoor jogging
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Edifier TWS1 is a fully wireless headphone with an attractive price, good sound, and good autonomy. You can safely recommend the guest of the review to those who need music as a background for training, listening to podcasts or watching video content on the go.
Design
8.5
Sound
7
Price
9
Connectivity
8
Battery
9
PROS:
  • Appearance
  • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Autonomy
  • IPX5 protection
  • Sound transmission without noticeable delays
  • Good sound (for its price)
CONS:
  • Touch Control
  • Not suitable for prolonged wear
  • Soundproofing may be unnecessary for outdoor jogging
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JBL Tune 120TWS Truly Wireless in-Ear Earbuds (Black)- A Complete Review
JBL Tune 120TWS Verdict is a strong and extremely successful model in the lower price segment of fully wireless headphones. If you don’t need certain additional functions (sweat protection, sensors for automatic start/pause, etc.) and you are not ready to spend a large amount of completely wireless headphones, then this is a great choice. There are no special features here, only Sound, for the money - the sound is excellent.  

PROS

CONS

  • Sound
  • Materials and assembly
  • Case indication
  • Design
  • Case dimensions
  • Price
  • Headphone dimensions
  • Lack of volume control
  • Features landing
  • Background noise
 
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JBL Tune 120TWS Verdict is a strong and extremely successful model in the lower price segment of fully wireless headphones. If you don’t need certain additional functions (sweat protection, sensors for automatic start/pause, etc.) and you are not ready to spend a large amount of completely wireless headphones, then this is a great choice. There are no special features here, only Sound, for the money - the sound is excellent.
Design
6.9
Sound
6.8
Price
7.8
Connectivity
7.0
Battery
7.4
PROS:
  • Sound
  • Materials and assembly
  • Case indication
  • Design
  • Case dimensions
  • Price
CONS:
  • Headphone dimensions
  • Lack of volume control
  • Features landing
  • Background noise
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Apple AirPods 2: A Complete Review
With the help of new Apple AirPods 2, Apple showed its vision of a wireless future. That's why they refused an audio jack on the iPhone. Someone likes this future, but someone is not ready to part with established habits and favorite wired headphones. So for now, AirPods 2 is a very good product.  

PROS

CONS

  • Balanced and detailed sound
  • Ease of use
  • Autonomy in conjunction with a charging case
  • Work in headset mode
  • Only for Apple technology
  • The lack of player controls on the headphones
  • Poor sound insulation
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With the help of new Apple AirPods 2, Apple showed its vision of a wireless future. That's why they refused an audio jack on the iPhone. Someone likes this future, but someone is not ready to part with established habits and favorite wired headphones. So for now, AirPods 2 is a very good product.
Design
7.5
Sound
6.1
Price
6.2
Connectivity
6.5
Battery
6.6
PROS:
  • Balanced and detailed sound
  • Ease of use
  • Autonomy in conjunction with a charging case
  • Work in headset mode
CONS:
  • Only for Apple technology
  • The lack of player controls on the headphones
  • Poor sound insulation
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Apple AirPods with Charging Case: A Complete Review
They have a really good sound quality and excellent functioning inside the Apple ecosystem: you can, for example, use headphones with an Apple Watch without a smartphone, and you can play music on the iPhone, but control playback through the clock. Well, of course, you can connect other Apple devices with operating systems to AirPods.  

PROS

CONS

  • Balanced and detailed sound
  • Ease of use
  • Autonomy in conjunction with a charging case
  • Work in headset mode
  • Only for Apple technology
  • The lack of player controls on the headphones
  • Poor sound insulation
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They have a really good sound quality and excellent functioning inside the Apple ecosystem: you can, for example, use headphones with an Apple Watch without a smartphone, and you can play music on the iPhone, but control playback through the clock. Well, of course, you can connect other Apple devices with operating systems to AirPods.
Design
8
Sound
6.3
Price
6.4
Connectivity
6.9
Battery
7.1
PROS:
  • Balanced and detailed sound
  • Ease of use
  • Autonomy in conjunction with a charging case
  • Work in headset mode
CONS:
  • Only for Apple technology
  • The lack of player controls on the headphones
  • Poor sound insulation
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HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 – Wireless Bluetooth Earphone- A Complete Review
 

PROS

CONS

  • Wonderful sound. The best sound in 2019, among models similar to Airpods, for Android.
  • Great design. Finally, in FreeBuds 3, the design has become beautiful and ergonomic. Appearance is almost indistinguishable from Airpods (the design is even a little more convenient).
  • Convenient design of earphones , case and convenient management.
  • Functional . Proprietary application, noise reduction, convenient touch control (customizable).
  • Autonomy 4 + 20 hours. This is an excellent indicator of the Airpods Android form factor.
  • High-quality microphone.
  • Proximity sensor or auto-pause when removing the earphone works only with HUAWEI smartphones with firmware 10+. This could be implemented for all smartphones. But HUAWEI is played in Chinese Apple, with its ecosystem, limiting functions on other smartphones, luring users to themselves. For me, this already had the opposite effect ... There is no proprietary application for the iPhone.
  • Active noise cancellation is approximately 80% useless. Suppresses only 20% of noise or almost nothing, if expressed simply. Although on the other hand, this is the first noise suppressor in the liners, which at least somehow suppresses noise.
  • Glossy case and headphone case. Case collects prints well. On the headphones, the prints are almost imperceptible. (In the white version, it is almost not visible on the case).
  • The price of $ 210 is generally reasonable. But if not for these intentional jambs for non-Huawei phones
 
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HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 is a very decent alternative to Airpods for Android. If you pick up fully wireless headphones in the Airpods form factor for an Android phone, then HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, in 2019, is the best option! It should be borne in mind that HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 is fully compatible only on Huawei smartphones with firmware 10+, almost complete on Xiaomi phones and most Chinese, they could not be friends with my Samsung normally. Regarding HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 for iPhone. Buying Huawei Freebuds 3 for iPhone, I see no reason. There is no application, Apple Airpods with the AAC codec and in the native ecosystem will play more interesting, due to the greater bandwidth of the stream via Bluetooth. As a result, it is cool to listen to HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 on Huawei phones (which Huawei actually wanted), on Xiaomi phones and, apparently, other Chinese.
Design
7.4
Sound
8.7
Price
8
Connectivity
4.2
Battery
5.9
PROS:
  • Wonderful sound. 
  • Great design. 
  • Convenient design of earphones, case and convenient management.
  • Functional. Proprietary application, noise reduction, convenient touch control (customizable).
  • Autonomy 4 + 20 hours.
  • High-quality microphone.
CONS:
  • Proximity sensor or auto-pause when removing the earphone works only with HUAWEI smartphones with firmware 10+. This could be implemented for all smartphones. But HUAWEI is played in Chinese Apple, with its ecosystem, limiting functions on other smartphones, luring users to themselves. For me, this already had the opposite effect ... There is no proprietary application for the iPhone.
  • Active noise cancellation is approximately 80% useless. Suppresses only 20% of noise or almost nothing, if expressed simply. Although on the other hand, this is the first noise suppressor in the liners, which at least somehow suppresses noise.
  • Glossy case and headphone case. Case collects prints well. On the headphones, the prints are almost imperceptible. (In the white version, it is almost not visible on the case).
  • The price of $ 195 is generally reasonable. But if not for these intentional jambs for non-Huawei phones
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- 20% Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones: A Complete Review
  • Totally wireless high-performance earphones in moss
  • Up to 9 hours of listening time (more than 24 hours with charging case)
  • Adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks for lightweight comfort and stability
  • Reinforced design for sweat & water resistance during tough workouts or running
  • Volume & track controls on each earbud, voice capability, and autoplay/pause
  • Features the Apple H1 Headphone Chip and Class 1 Bluetooth for extended range and fewer dropouts
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Enhanced phone call performance and call handling from either earbud
  • With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives 1.5 hours of playback when the battery is low
  • What's in the box: Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones, charging case, ear tips with four size options, Lightning to USB-A charging cable, Quick Start Guide, warranty card
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The true wireless Powerbeats Pro a big step up for the Apple-owned headphone brand. They have their limitations (see: lack of noise-cancellation, limited noise isolation, and IPX4 rating), but they are most premium workout buds.
Design
7.5
Sound
7.3
Price
7.0
Connectivity
6.9
Battery
7.8
PROS:
  • Easy pairing with iOS
  • Immaculate fit
  • Enjoyable sound
CONS:
  • Case is fairly bulky
  • Limited noise isolation
  • Only IPX4 rated

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