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. To view all reviews (sorted by most recent), see here: All IEM Reviews. We are constantly adding new reviews, so be sure to check back or follow us on facebook, twitter, or google+.

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




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

Headphones with mic/remote

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ModelMake & model of headphone.
Blue = custom-IEM
Red = discontinued
iHeadsets with mic/remote:
blank = no headset functionality
1 = mic + 1-button remote (universal)
3 = mic + 3-button remote for Apple iOS devices
a = mic + 3-button remote for Android devices
v = mic + 1-button remote + analog volume control (universal)
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 1 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 3 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 3 5 5 3 4.5 5 9.2 9.05 $599
Ultrasone IQ 1 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 3 5 4.5 3.5 5 4 9.2 8.95 $400
Etymotic Research ER4S 5 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 9.2 8.90 $299
Westone 2 5 4.5 3.5 5 4.5 8.9 8.90 $249
Shure SE535 3 5 4.5 4 4.5 4 9 8.85 $435
TDK BA200 3.5 4 4 4.5 5 9.1 8.85 $190
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 3 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 1 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 3 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
Phonak Audeo PFE 112 1 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
HiFiMan RE-400 Waterline 3.5 4 4 4 4.5 9 8.60 $99
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 3 4 4 4.5 4 4 8.9 8.60 $129
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 3 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 3 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 3 5 4 3.5 4 4 8.8 8.45 $279
Klipsch Image X10 / X10i 3 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 3 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 1 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 3 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 1 3 4.5 3 4.5 4.5 8.5 8.30 $124
MEElectronics A161P 1 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 1 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
Astrotec AX-35 3.5 4.5 3 4 4 8.6 8.20 $70
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 3 4 4.5 4.5 4 4 7.8 8.10 $59
Shure SE215 3 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 1 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 3.5 3.5 4 4.5 8.1 7.85 $49
MEElectronics A151 / A151P 1 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 1 3.5 4 3.5 5 4.5 7.4 7.80 $40
Phonak Audeo Perfect Bass 022 1 1 4 3 4.5 5 8 7.80 $99
Etymotic Research ETY-Kids 5 / 3 3 3.5 4 4.5 4 4 7.6 7.80 $39
HiSoundAudio BA100 1 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 4.5 7.9 7.80 $75
PureSound ClarityOne 1 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 1 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 3 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 1 3 4.5 3.5 4 4.5 7.4 7.65 $44
Velodyne vPulse 3 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 1 4 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 7.4 7.55 $63
Bowers & Wilkins C5 3 3.5 4 3.5 4 3.5 7.6 7.55 $180
Monster Turbine 3 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
T-Peos D200R 1 2.5 4 3 3.5 4 7.9 7.50 $35
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 1 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 4 8.1 7.45 $60
Brainwavz M5 1 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 3 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) 1 3 4 3 4 3.5 7.6 7.40 $65
NarMoo R1M 1 4 4 3 3.5 3.5 7.6 7.40 $30
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 3 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 1 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 1 2.5 4 3 3 4 7.7 7.30 $30
Xiaomi Piston 2 a 3 3.5 2.5 3.5 3 8.1 7.30 $25
Dunu DN-22M Detonator 1 5 5 3.5 3.5 3.5 6.7 7.25 $45
id America Spark 1 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 1 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 1 3 4 3 4 4 7.1 7.20 $75
LG Quadbeat HSS-F420 1 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 1 4 4 2.5 4 4.5 6.7 7.05 $29
Paradigm Shift E3m 1 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 3 3.5 3.5 3 4 4 6.7 6.90 $60
Xears Communicate CP100iP 1 3 3 3 3.5 4 7.1 6.90 $54
Soundmagic E10 / E10M 3 3.5 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 7 6.90 $35
Woodees IESW100L Blues 3 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 3 4.5 3.5 3 3 4 6.6 6.75 $38
JAYS t-JAYS Three 3 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 3 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 1 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 1 3 3 3 4 3.5 6.6 6.65 $31
MEElectronics M31 / M31P 1 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 1 2.5 4 3 3.5 3 6.6 6.60 $10
Apple In-Ear Headphones (ADDIEM) 3 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 4 6.5 6.60 $50
Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 4 / 4vi 1 4 3 3 4 3 6.5 6.55 $42
Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour 3 3.5 3.5 3 4 3.5 6.1 6.50 $150
JVC HA-FX101 1 1 3.5 3 4.5 4 6.2 6.50 $14
RadioPaq Classical 1 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 3 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 1 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 1 1 5 3 4 3 6 6.40 $35
Monster Lil' Jamz 1 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4.5 5.9 6.35 $60
RadioPaq Jazz 1 1 4 2.5 3.5 2.5 6.8 6.35 $50
Monster Jamz 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1.5 3 3 3 4.5 5.9 6.10 $23
MEElectronics M16 / M16P 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 4 3.5 2.5 3 2.5 4.6 5.20 $33
MEElectronics M2 / M2P 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 1 2 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.2 4.10 $11
MEElectronics SX31 / SX31P 1 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 + 1-button remote (universal)
3 = mic + 3-button remote for Apple iOS devices
a = mic + 3-button remote for Android devices
v = mic + 1-button remote + analog volume control (universal)

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: Depends on both quantity and quality of the accessories, as well as on how well-suited they are for the earphone.
Build Quality: Based on choice of materials, assembly quality, physical design, and overall feel. Also includes any observations on the durability of the earphones while in my care.
Isolation: Amount of reduction in ambient noise provided by the IEM. All IEMs isolate external noise by virtue of sealed ear coupling, some more than others. The most 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.

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