These Kickstarter-backed IEMs from the UK are what the first-gen Beats Tour in-ear wishes it could be, and what JVC’s XX series should have evolved into.
With its ergonomic shape, heavy-duty stainless steel construction, and dynamic driver, the T20 is one of the more unique high-end earphones on the market right now.
JVC’s new XX Elation HA-FR100X earphones are more balanced and natural-sounding than past XX-series models, which puts them on even more competitive ground
The LIFE Headphones may be the most audiophile-friendly workout buds on the market, combining tight and clear sound with a secure fit and sweat resistance.
From Florida-based headphone maker Popclik comes the Evolo, an inexpensive and well-designed in-ear headset with a v-shaped sound signature
The HiFiMan RE300h delivers a warm and forgiving sound dominated by the bass and lower midrange in a tiny low-profile housing
The Philips Fidelio S2 earns a recommendation for its accurate sound, good build quality, and convenient form factor
The Philips Fidelio S1 earphones are well-designed, user-friendly, and have good fit and finish but come close to the price of the higher-end S2 model
The first earphone from Lend Me UR ears’ Alpha & Delta brand offers a desirable sound tuning and very strong performance at a mid-tier price point.