Earbuds for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus need to perform well across different types of audio signatures. They also should be comfortable enough to provide hours of use without interruption. Offering adequate controls right from the earbuds is also essential, as is durability. Price is also important, of course, as is whether the earbuds are wireless or require a (gulp) Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone adapter. Here's a nice mix of wired and wireless solutions for your iPhone.
The new flagship
The AirPods Pro earbuds have been designed to deliver Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound, while the Transparency mode lets you hear your surroundings. The product of the year right here!
Talk to it
These wireless earbuds offer AptX and AAC technology and provide 12 hours of playback between charges. The RHA MA6500 integrates with various voice assistants.
Apple AirPods alternative
Similar to Apple AirPods, the Bose SoundSport Free is both sweat- and weather-resistant and ships with three pairs of sports tips in multiple sizes.
This corded solution offers noise cancellation so you can tune out the world out using adaptive noise control and adjustable ambient sound.
For something different
Uniquely designed, this corded solution includes a 3.5mm 0.78mm 2-pin detachable Hifi audio cable. The quad drivers offer double armatures and drives.
Available with three or one-button controls, the corded V-MODA Zn features 8mm drivers. Ships with a tangle-free diamondback cable.
The popular truly wireless Apple AirPods feature a customized H1 chip, so they work with all of your Apple devices, including iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch.
Comfortable and durable
The Elite 45e from Jabra supports voice commands from Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google. It offers eight hours of enjoyment between charges.
High-quality stainless steel
One of the most trusted names in audio offers this in-ear solution in an iOS and Android version. The latter provides a three-button in-line remote with microphone.
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The iPhone 8 or iPhone 9 Plus you're holding is much more than a phone and app factory. It's also a great audio device! Whether you've decided to purchase Apple AirPods Pro or something a little bit different like the Jabra Elite 45e or Sennheiser Momentum In Ear, you can't go wrong with any of the products on our list.
The Apple AirPods (Pro and regular), in particular, are ideally suited for iPhone owners because of their ease of use, starting with the seamless setup process. These are also the ones that work most naturally with Siri, Apple's voice assistant. However, we've tested all the products on this list and have had great experiences with each. Each is well-built, priced right, and comes from a company we respect.
Each of these products (wired and wireless) works well with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Find the one that offers the features you want and enjoy for years to come. Happy listening!
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.