Welcome to the headphone list, where we have listened to and evaluated hundreds of in-ear headphones to help you find the best fit for your needs and preferences. This is ljokerl's table in interactive format that provides an easy way to narrow your selection down to fit your needs. All reviews can currently be found on head-fi.org. We are constantly adding new reviews to the site so check back soon!

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For a more concise listing of our favorite sets for various tastes and budgets, check out our Earphone Buyer’s Guide.




Price (USD)
Average Rating
Sound Rating
Build Quality
Isolation Rating
Comfort Rating
Microphonics
Accessories

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ModelMake & model of headphone.
Blue = custom-IEM
Red = discontinued
iHeadsets with mic/remote:
blank = no mic/remote
1 = mic + single button remote
3 = mic = 3 button Apple remote
a = mic + Android remote
v = mic + analog volume control
AccessoriesHow useful and complete the bundled set of tips & accessories is. Depends on the quantity and quality of the accessories, as well as on how well-suited they are for the earphone they come with. BuildDepends choice of materials, assembly quality, structural design, and overall feel. Also includes any observations on the durability of the earphones while in my care. IsolationAmount of passive reduction in ambient noise provided by the IEM. All IEMs isolate external noise by virtue of sealed ear coupling, but some are better than others. The better-isolating IEMs are capable of providing is upwards of 30db of attenuation, an 8-fold reduction in ambient noise volume. MicrophonicsSusceptibility to cable noise, a common malady affecting in-ear earphones. Mitigating factors such as the inclusion of a shirt clip or cable cinch and the ease of wearing the IEMs over-the-ear are taken into account. ComfortHow easy the earphone is to wear for long stretches of time. Typically tip- and ear-dependent, although general trends still apply. The ease of insertion/removal of the IEM is also taken into account. SoundPossibly the most subjective of the categories, the sound rating is an evaluation of the relative merits of the sound signature, scaled to the best earphone I have heard. AverageCalculated average of all scores, with the most weight on the sound score. PricePrice in USD at time of review. N/A indicates the product is discontinued.
JH Audio JH13 Pro Freqphase mic + 1-button universal remote 5 5 4.5 5 5 10 9.85 $1099
Noble 4S 4 5 5 5 5 9.9 9.85 $999
Hidition NT 6 4 5 4.5 4.5 5 9.9 9.65 $1200
Sensaphonics 3MAX 5 5 5 5 5 9.4 9.65 $1050
1964EARS V6-Stage 5 5 4 5 5 9.7 9.65 $699
Spiral Ear SE 3-Way Reference 4 5 5 5 5 9.5 9.60 $715
Unique Melody Miracle 3 5 4.5 5 5 9.8 9.60 $1049
Custom Art Music One 5 5 5 5 5 9.2 9.55 $260
Clear Tune Monitors WLS-5 4 5 4.5 5 5 9.5 9.50 $800
Lime Ears LE3 and LE3B 4 5 4 5 5 9.5 9.45 $700
1964EARS 1964-V3 5 5 4 5 5 9.4 9.45 $425
FitEar To Go! 334 5 5 4 4.5 4.5 9.5 9.35 $1345
Alclair Reference 4 5 4 5 5 9.4 9.35 $399
Clear Tune Monitors CTM-200 3.5 5 4 5 5 9.3 9.25 $350
EarSonics SM64 4 4.5 4 5 4.5 9.3 9.10 $499
j-phonic K2 SP 4.5 4.5 4 5 4.5 9.2 9.10 $400
AKG K3003 / K3003i mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 5 3 5 4 9.4 9.10 $1300
InEar StageDiver 2 (SD-2) 4.5 5 4 5 3.5 9.3 9.10 $449
InEar StageDiver 3 (SD-3) 4.5 5 4 5 3.5 9.3 9.10 $590
Westone 4 5 4.5 3.5 5 4 9.3 9.05 $420
Phonak Audeo PFE 232 mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 5 3 4.5 5 9.2 9.05 $599
Ultrasone IQ mic + 1-button universal remote 4.5 5 3.5 5 3.5 9.3 9.00 $899
Westone UM3X 3.5 4.5 4 5 4.5 9.1 8.95 $325
Ultimate Ears UE 900 mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 4.5 3.5 5 4 9.2 8.95 $400
Etymotic Research ER-4S 5 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 9.2 8.90 $249
Westone 2 5 4.5 3.5 5 4.5 8.9 8.90 $249
Shure SE535 mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 4.5 4 4.5 4 9 8.85 $435
ACS T15 3.5 4.5 4 4 5 9 8.80 $229
Westone 3 5 4.5 3.5 5 3.5 9.1 8.80 $299
RHA MA750 / MA750i mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 5 3.5 4.5 4.5 8.9 8.80 $120
Dunu DN-1000 5 5 3.5 4 3.5 9.2 8.80 $199
VSonic VC1000 3.5 4 4 4 4.5 9.2 8.75 $125
Fischer Audio DBA-02 mkII 4.5 4 4 3.5 4.5 9.2 8.75 $198
Sony MDR-EX1000 4 4.5 2.5 5 4 9.3 8.75 $450
VSonic GR01 3.5 4 4 4 4.5 9.2 8.75 $208
Kozee Infinity X1 Executive 4.5 4.5 4 5 5 8.4 8.75 $189
Rock-It Sounds R-50 / R-50M mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 3.5 5 4.5 9.1 8.75 $120
Olasonic Flat-4 Nami 3.5 4.5 3 5 4 9.2 8.75 $499
VSonic GR07 Bass Edition 4 4 3.5 4.5 4.5 9.1 8.70 $179
Sennheiser IE8 / IE8i mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 5 2.5 5 4 8.9 8.70 $400
VSonic GR07 4 4 3.5 4.5 4.5 9.1 8.70 $179
HiFiMan RE-400 Waterline 3.5 4.5 4 4 4.5 9 8.65 $99
Phonak Audeo PFE 112 mic + 1-button universal remote 5 4 3 4.5 5 8.8 8.65 $179
Final Audio Design FI-BA-SS 3.5 4 3 4.5 4.5 9.2 8.65 $1245
Yamaha EPH-100 4 4 4 4 4.5 8.9 8.60 $150
Final Audio Design FI-BA-SA Heaven C 3.5 4 3.5 4.5 4.5 9 8.60 $249
Etymotic Research HF5 / HF2 / HF3 mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 4 4.5 4 4 8.9 8.60 $100
Sony MDR-EX600 4 4.5 2.5 5 4 9 8.55 $165
JVC HA-FX700 4 4.5 2 5 4 9.1 8.55 $260
T-Peos H-100 5 4.5 3.5 4 4 8.7 8.50 $120
Sony XBA-4SL / XBA-4iP mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 4.5 3 4.5 4 8.9 8.50 $350
JVC HA-FXT90 4 4.5 3 4.5 4 8.9 8.50 $100
Brainwavz B2 4 3.5 3.5 4 4 9.2 8.50 $130
Ortofon e-Q5 3.5 4 3.5 4 4 9.1 8.50 $198
Monster Miles Davis Trumpet mic + 3-button Apple remote 4.5 4 3.5 3.5 4.5 8.9 8.45 $187
Phiaton PS 200 4 4 4 4 4 8.8 8.45 $250
Final Audio Design FI-BA-SB Heaven S 3.5 4 3.5 4 4 9 8.45 $349
Monster Turbine Pro Copper mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 4 3.5 4 4 8.8 8.45 $279
Klipsch Image X10 / X10i mic + 3-button Apple remote 4.5 3 4 4 5 8.6 8.40 $150
Future Sonics Atrio MG7 4.5 4 3.5 4 4 8.8 8.40 $175
Monster Turbine Pro Gold mic + 3-button Apple remote 5 4 3.5 4 4 8.7 8.40 $249
Ortofon e-Q7 4.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 9.1 8.40 $298
JVC HA-FXD80 / HA-FRD80 mic + 1-button universal remote 3 4.5 3.5 4.5 4 8.7 8.40 $80
Monster Miles Davis Tribute 5 4 3.5 3.5 4 8.9 8.40 $375
Ultimate Ears UE 600 / 600vi mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.5 8.6 8.35 $60
Audio-Technica ATH-CK90Pro 3 4 4 4 4 8.7 8.30 $220
RBH EP1 / EP2 mic + 1-button universal remote 3 4.5 3 4.5 4.5 8.5 8.30 $124
MEElectronics A161P mic + 1-button universal remote 4.5 3.5 4 3.5 4 8.7 8.25 $95
Dunu DN-19 Tai Chi 5 4.5 3.5 4.5 4 8.1 8.25 $100
SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro mic + 1-button universal remote 4.5 4 3 4 4.5 8.5 8.25 $130
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM99 3.5 4.5 3 4 4 8.6 8.20 $194
VSonic GR06 4 4 3.5 4.5 4.5 8.1 8.15 $63
Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3 4.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 8.5 8.15 $100
Westone 1 5 4.5 3.5 5 4.5 7.6 8.15 $100
Etymotic Research MC5 / MC2 / MC3 mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 4.5 4.5 4 4 7.8 8.10 $59
Shure SE215 mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 4.5 4 4.5 3.5 7.9 8.05 $100
Fischer Audio SBA-03 2.5 3.5 4 3.5 4 8.7 8.05 $120
Dunu I 3C-S 5 4 3 4.5 4 8.1 8.05 $100
HiSoundAudio Crystal 2.5 4.5 4 3.5 4.5 8 7.95 $69
Rock-It Sounds R-30 / R-30M mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 3.5 5 4.5 7.7 7.95 $70
VSonic R02 Silver 2.5 4.5 3.5 4 4 8 7.85 $49
VSonic VC02 3 3.6 3.5 4 4.5 8.1 7.85 $49
MEElectronics A151 / A151P mic + 1-button universal remote 4 4 3.5 5 4.5 7.4 7.85 $50
Dunu DN-23 Landmine 5 5 3.5 4 3.5 7.5 7.80 $69
Rock-It Sounds R-20 / R-20M mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 3.5 5 4.5 7.4 7.80 $40
Phonak Audeo Perfect Bass 022 mic + 1-button universal remote 1 4 3 4.5 5 8 7.80 $99
Etymotic Research ETY-Kids 5 / 3 mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 4 4.5 4 4 7.6 7.80 $39
HiSoundAudio BA100 mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 4.5 7.9 7.80 $75
PureSound ClarityOne mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 8 7.75 $80
Thinksound MS01 3.5 4 3 4 4 8 7.75 $90
SteelSeries Flux In-Ear mic + 1-button universal remote 3 3.5 3.5 3 4.5 8.2 7.75 $50
Moe Audio MOE-SS01 2.5 4 3 4.5 4 8 7.75 $65
Audio-Technica ATH-CKM500 mic + 3-button Apple remote 3 4 3 3.5 4.5 8.0 7.70 $64
VSonic GR02 Bass Edition 4 4.5 3 4 4 7.6 7.70 $35
HiSoundAudio Wooduo 2 4 4 3 3.5 4 8 7.70 $99
Fischer Audio Tandem 3 3.5 3 3.5 3 8.6 7.70 $130
Astrotec AM-90 / AM-90-MIC mic + 1-button universal remote 3 4.5 3.5 4 4.5 7.4 7.65 $44
Velodyne vPulse mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 4 3.5 4.5 4 7.4 7.65 $99
Fischer Audio Eterna 3 4 3.5 4 4 7.7 7.65 $70
Fidue A63 3 4 3 4 3 8.2 7.65 $60
Astrotec AM-800 3 4.5 2.5 4 4 7.8 7.60 $50
Yuin OK1 3.5 3 1 5 2.5 8.9 7.60 $229
Beyerdynamic DTX 101 iE / MMX 101 iE mic + 1-button universal remote 4 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 7.4 7.55 $63
Bowers & Wilkins C5 mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 4 3.5 4 3.5 7.6 7.55 $180
Monster Turbine mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 4 3.5 3.5 4 7.5 7.50 $100
ViSang VS-K1 4 4 2.5 4 4 7.6 7.50 $50
Dunu DN-17 Crater 5 5 3 3.5 3.5 7.2 7.45 $70
Brainwavz M3 / ViSang R04 4 4 2.5 4 3.5 7.7 7.45 $85
Sony MH1C mic + 1-button universal remote 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 4 8.1 7.45 $60
Brainwavz M5 mic + 1-button universal remote 4.5 4 2.5 3.5 4 7.5 7.40 $35
Soundmagic PL50 4.5 4 2.5 4.5 5 6.9 7.40 $55
Dunu DN-16 Hephaes 5 4.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 7.1 7.40 $89
Spider Realvoice mic + 3-button Apple remote 4 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 7.8 7.40 $78
Xears XR120PRO II 2.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 7.7 7.40 $45
Nuforce NE-700X / NE-700M (2013 version) mic + 1-button universal remote 3 4 3 4 3.5 7.6 7.40 $65
Dunu DN-18 Hawkeye 5 5 3 3.5 3.5 7 7.35 $68
Brainwavz M2 / ViSang R03 4 4 3 4 4 7.2 7.35 $55
Fischer Audio Consonance 3.5 4 3 3 4 7.6 7.35 $51
Signature Acoustics Elements C-12 3.5 4 3 4.5 4 7.3 7.35 $50
Dunu DN-11 Ares 5 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 6.8 7.30 $70
Dunu DN-13 Crius 5 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 6.8 7.30 $54
Ultimate Ears 500 / 500vi mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 3 3.5 4 4 7.4 7.30 $30
Xears XE200PRO 3 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 7.8 7.30 $148
Phiaton PS 210 / PS 210i mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 2 4 4 7.5 7.30 $80
Fischer Audio Silver Bullet 2 3 3 3.5 3.5 8.1 7.30 $65
T-Peos Tank mic + 1-button universal remote 2.5 4 3 3 4 7.7 7.30 $30
Dunu DN-22M Detonator mic + 1-button universal remote 5 5 3.5 3.5 3.5 6.7 7.25 $45
id America Spark mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 3 3.5 3.5 7.4 7.25 $40
Hippo VB 4 3.5 3 3 3.5 7.7 7.25 $79
Soundmagic E30 3.5 3.5 2 4.5 5 7.1 7.25 $39
Phiaton PS 20 2.5 4 2 4 4 7.6 7.25 $60
T-Peos Popular 1.5 4 3 3 4 7.8 7.25 $30
Xears Nature N3 / N3i mic + 1-button universal remote 3 3.5 2.5 4 3 7.8 7.20 $95
VSonic GR99 3 4 3 3.5 4 7.3 7.20 $28
Thinksound TS02 mic + 1-button universal remote 3 4 3 4 4 7.1 7.20 $75
LG Quadbeat HSS-F420 mic + 1-button universal remote 1 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 7.9 7.20 $25
Brainwavz M1 4 3.5 3 4 4 7 7.15 $40
Beyerdynamic DTX 71 iE 3 4 3 3.5 4 7.2 7.15 $50
RHA MA350 2.5 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 6.8 7.10 $40
Xears Resonance 2.5 3.5 3 3.5 4.5 7.2 7.10 $34
ViSang R02 / Brainwavz ProAlpha 4 4 3 4 4 6.7 7.05 $40
MEElectronics CW31 / CW31P mic + 1-button universal remote 4 4 2.5 4 4.5 6.7 7.05 $29
Paradigm Shift E3m mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 3 4 3.5 6.9 7.05 $130
Dunu DN-12 Trident 3 4.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 6.8 7.05 $35
Pioneer SE-CLX60 2 4 3 4 3.5 7.2 7.05 $75
Fischer Audio Ceramique 2 3 3.5 3.5 2 7.9 7.00 $123
Thinksound TS01 / Thunder 3 4 3 4 4.5 6.5 6.95 $48
Klipsch Image S4 / S4a / S4i mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 3.5 3 4 4 6.7 6.90 $60
Xears Communicate CP100iP mic + 1-button universal remote 3 3 3 3.5 4 7.1 6.90 $54
Soundmagic E10 / E10M mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 7 6.90 $35
Woodees IESW100L Blues mic + 3-button Apple remote 3 4 3 4 3.5 6.9 6.90 $55
VSonic R02ProII Silver Cable 3 4.5 3 4 3.5 6.4 6.80 $35
JVC HA-FX40 2 3 2.5 4.5 3 7.2 6.80 $20
Fischer Audio Paradigm v.3 2 4 2.5 2.5 4 7.2 6.80 $58
Maximo iM-590 / iP-HS5 / iM-595 mic + 3-button Apple remote 4.5 3.5 3 3 4 6.6 6.75 $38
JAYS t-JAYS Three mic + 3-button Apple remote 4.5 4 2.5 3.5 3.5 6.6 6.75 $106
JVC HA-FXC80 "Black Series" 4 4 3 4 3 6.5 6.75 $35
Munitio NINES Teknine SITi Nine Millimeter mic + 3-button Apple remote 2.5 4.5 3 4 4 6.2 6.75 $142
Earjax Lyrics 5 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 6.4 6.70 $59
Sony MDR-EX300 3.5 3 2 4.5 3.5 6.8 6.70 $48
MEElectronics M6 / M6P mic + 1-button universal remote 4 4 3 5 4 5.7 6.70 $20
Hippo Pearl 3 4 3 3 4.5 6.4 6.70 $28
TFTA-2100-2V1S / 1V 1 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 7.1 6.70 $114
Woodees IESW101B / IESW100B mic + 1-button universal remote 3 3 3 4 3.5 6.6 6.65 $31
MEElectronics M31 / M31P mic + 1-button universal remote 4 4.5 3 4.5 3.5 5.7 6.60 $25
Spider TinyEar 2.5 3 3 3 4.5 6.6 6.60 $33
PADACS Aksent mic + 1-button universal remote 2.5 4 3 3.5 3 6.6 6.60 $10
Apple In-Ear Headphones (ADDIEM) mic + 3-button Apple remote 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 4 6.5 6.60 $50
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 4 / 4vi mic + 1-button universal remote 4 3 3 4 3 6.5 6.55 $42
Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 3.5 3 4 3.5 6.1 6.50 $150
JVC HA-FX101 mic + 1-button universal remote 1 3.5 3 4.5 4 6.2 6.50 $14
RadioPaq Classical mic + 1-button universal remote 1 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 6.5 6.50 $50
Klipsch Image S3 3.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 5.9 6.45 $39
Ultimate Ears 350 / 350vi mic + 3-button Apple remote 3.5 3.5 3 4 4 5.9 6.45 $40
Beta Brainwavz 1.5 3 2.5 3.5 4 6.7 6.45 $29
Hippo Shroom / Shroom-i mic + 1-button universal remote 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 4 6.4 6.45 $57
ViSang R01 2.5 3.5 3 3 4 6.3 6.40 $32
H2O Audio Surge Pro Mini 2 3.5 3 3.5 4 6.2 6.40 $52
Philips O'Neill SHO2200 Tread mic + 1-button universal remote 1 5 3 4 3 6 6.40 $35
Monster Lil' Jamz mic + 1-button universal remote 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4.5 5.9 6.35 $60
RadioPaq Jazz mic + 1-button universal remote 1 4 2.5 3.5 2.5 6.8 6.35 $50
Monster Jamz mic + 1-button universal remote 3 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 6 6.30 $90
Fischer Audio FA-977 Jazz 2 3.5 3 3.5 3 6.4 6.30 $55
Klipsch Custom 2 4.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 6 6.25 $75
H2O Audio Surge mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 3.5 3 4 4 5.5 6.25 $50
Yamaha EPH-50 1.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 5.9 6.20 $38
Sennheiser CX280 2.5 4 3 3 4 5.8 6.20 $50
Monoprice 8320 / MEP-933 0 2.5 2 3 2.5 7.5 6.20 $8
Ankit Stay True 1 4 3 4.5 4 5.5 6.20 $40
MEElectronics M9 / M9P mic + 1-button universal remote 4 4 3 4 3.5 5.3 6.15 $17
Blue Ever Blue 866B 2 3 2.5 3 4.5 6.1 6.15 $40
H2O Audio Flex 1 3.5 3 3 4.5 5.9 6.15 $19
Soundmagic PL30 5 3.5 1.5 4.5 4.5 5.2 6.10 $25
Sunrise Aodia i100 mic + 1-button universal remote 1.5 3 3 3 4.5 5.9 6.10 $23
MEElectronics M16 / M16P mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 4 3 4 4 5 6.05 $25
Fischer Audio Toughstuff TS-9002 2.5 3.5 3 4.5 3 5.4 6.00 $28
dB Logic EP-100 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 4.5 5 5.95 $30
Grado iGi 1.5 3 3 3.5 3 6 5.95 $89
Rock-It Sounds R-10 3.5 3.5 2.5 4.5 4.5 4.7 5.90 $20
Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220 / 220vi mic + 1-button universal remote 3 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 5.7 5.90 $65
TDK MT300 1 3 3 3.5 4.5 5.5 5.9 $24
Soundmagic PL21 / MP21 mic + 1-button universal remote 4.5 3.5 2.5 4 4 4.8 5.85 $18
Rock-It Sounds R-11 3.5 3.5 3 5 4.5 4.2 5.80 $25
Fischer Audio FA-788 1 2.5 2 3 4.5 6 5.80 $23
Denon AH-C360 4 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 4.7 5.75 $49
Astrotec DX-60 mic + 1-button universal remote 2.5 3.5 2 4.5 4 4.9 5.70 $20
Earjax Tonic 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 5.1 5.70 $27
Arctic Sound E361 mic + 1-button universal remote 4.5 3 3 4 4 4.4 5.60 $32
JVC HA-FX300 "BiMetals" 3 4 3 4 4 4.3 5.60 $50
JLAB JBuds J3 Micro Atomic / J3M mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 3 3 3.5 4 4.7 5.60 $20
Ultimate Ears 100 1 2.5 3 4 4 4.9 5.45 $14
JAYS j-JAYS 5 3.5 3 3.5 4.5 3.9 5.45 $65
Klipsch Custom 1 4 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 4.7 5.45 $60
JVC HA-FX67 "Air Cushion" 2.5 3.5 2 3.5 4.5 4.5 5.40 $17
TDK EB900 2.5 3 2.5 3 4 4.9 5.40 $50
JVC HA-FX34 "Marshmallows" 1 3.5 3 4.5 4 4.2 5.35 $12
Skullcandy Holua mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 2.5 3 3 4 4.5 5.30 $46
Fischer Audio Daleth 1.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 5 5.20 $27
Maximo iMetal iM-390 / iP-HS3 mic + 1-button universal remote 4 3.5 2.5 3 2.5 4.6 5.20 $33
MEElectronics M2 / M2P mic + 1-button universal remote 1.5 4 2.5 4.5 3.5 4 5.20 $12
Sennheiser CX300 1 3 3 2.5 4 4.8 5.20 $29
Sony MDR-EX082 / MDR-EX85 2 2.5 2 4 3.5 4.7 5.15 $16
MEElectronics R1 4.5 3.5 2.5 3 3 4.2 5.10 $28
elago E3 1 3 2.5 4 4 4.1 5.00 $10
Zune Premium Headphones v2 3 2.5 3 3.5 3 4.2 4.95 $40
Coby CVEM79 Jammerz 2 3 2 4.5 4.5 3.7 4.95 $10
Koss KE29 2 2 3 4.5 3 4.1 4.90 $19
Skullcandy TiTan mic + 1-button universal remote 3.5 3.5 2.5 3 2.5 4.1 4.85 $30
JVC HA-EBX85 1 2.5 2.5 4 4 3.6 4.65 $15
Skullcandy Smokin' Buds 2.5 3 3 4 3.5 3.1 4.60 $13
Section 8 Earbuds 1 3 3 3 3.5 3.7 4.60 $10
Yamaha EPH-20 1 2.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 4.55 $17
Skullcandy FMJ mic + 1-button universal remote 2.5 2.5 2.5 4 2.5 3.6 4.50 $36
Q:Electronics Earbuds 1 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3 4.45 $6
Kanen KM-948 1 2 3 2.5 3.5 3.7 4.30 $5
MaiKe MK-EL5031 1 2 2 4.5 2.5 3.5 4.20 $7
Skullcandy Ink'd mic + 1-button universal remote 1 2 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.2 4.10 $11
MEElectronics SX31 / SX31P mic + 1-button universal remote 1 2 2 3 3 3.2 3.85 $8
Sentry HO470 Wooden 1 2.5 2 3 3.5 2.7 3.75 $5
DealExtreme Orange IEMs 1 2.5 2 4 2 1 2.65 $3
Kanon (Kanen) MD-51 1 1 1.5 2.5 2 2 2.55 $4

Color coding:
Blue = denotes custom-fit earphones (CIEMs)
Red = denotes discontinued models (select “Show discontinued products” checkbox on left to display)

i column denotes Headset functionality:
blank = no headset functionality
1 = mic + single button remote
3 = mic + 3 button remote with Apple iOS volume control

Rating Breakdown
All ratings are scaled to how the particular IEM peforms compared to the best set I’ve heard to date in a particular category.

Accessories: How useful and complete the bundled set of accessories is. Depends on both quantity and quality of the accessories, as well as on how well-suited they are for the earphone they come with.
Build Quality: Depends choice of materials, assembly quality, structural design, and overall feel. Also includes any observations on the durability of the earphones while in my care.
Isolation: Amount of passive reduction in ambient noise provided by the IEM. All IEMs isolate external noise by virtue of sealed ear coupling, but some are better than others. The better-isolating IEMs are capable of providing is upwards of 30db of attenuation, an 8-fold reduction in ambient noise volume (enough to reduce the volume of a vacuum cleaner to a whisper).
Microphonics: Susceptibility to cable noise, a common malady affecting in-ear earphones. See here for more info. Mitigating factors such as the inclusion of a shirt clip or cable cinch and the ease of wearing the IEMs over-the-ear are taken into account.
Comfort: How comfortable the earphone is over long stretches of time. Typically tip- and ear-dependent, but general trends still apply.
Sound: Possibly the most subjective of the categories, the sound rating is an evaluation of the relative merits of the audio performance, scaled to the best earphone I have heard.

earphone review list by joker