Buyers Guide & FAQ
What to consider when buying small earbuds!
The most important thing when buying a new set of earphones is whether they will be comfortable. Of course, it would help if you had them fit well and not cause any pain. All the models we list below will are suitable options for people with small ears.
However, there are other things you should consider when buying in-ear headphones, and we want to cover them before we start listing models quickly.
Wireless vs. Wired earbuds
Thanks to Apple removing the headphone jack on iPhones a few years ago and other manufacturers following suit, many people are moving to wireless earbuds. You should probably consider what one will suit you best and how you are going to use them. Do you want to charge your earbuds daily, or do you want to plug and play?
Alternatives to earphones
The easy thing to tell people who find discomfort when using earbuds is to use an alternative such as headphones or a clip-on. However, earphones have many benefits, such as portability and the ability to isolate oneself from one environment.
I kept this in mind when we compiled this list, and we only include earphones that are competitive with larger models in price and sound quality.
Realistically if we can find you earphones that fit, then there are still many high-quality options for you; you have to know where to look. I sincerely hope we, in some way, can improve your ability to enjoy your music.
Just because you buy small earbuds doesn’t mean you will want to sacrifice build quality.
For many people, buying a new set of earbuds represents a significant investment, and you will want them to last many years.
Earbuds are, of course, used when people are on the go or for sports; as a result, they can take quite a beating over their lifetime.
We suggest looking for good warranties, metal housings, and detachable cables to extend the life of your new headphones.
I will assume that the people reading this have different budget requirements.
Some will want nothing more than a good set of cheap earphones, but others might be willing to pay a lot more in the search for better sound quality.
The good news is that we have many options listed below and cover almost any budget. Even the cheapest small earbuds on this list sound great.
Sound quality matters for many people, but other people don’t understand when audiophiles rant about frequency graphs and charts.
Many people who have found this list via google will not be audiophiles (or even know what that term means). With that in mind, I will not speak too much about technicalities and frequency graphs in this article. Instead, I will discuss the tuning and then talk about what music they work well with.
Readers who want a more intensive breakdown of each earphone’s sound performance are free to read our corresponding reviews where available.
Rest assured that the earphones I selected for this top 10 list have all had a lot of consideration put into them. They are all incredible performers for the price. Many tech websites put together fake lists to get you to click and buy, but here at Audiophile On, I want to show people there are options for a higher level of listening, whatever the price or size of the earbuds.
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