Best Earbuds for iPhone 8 iMore 2022

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.

AirPods Pro

The new flagship: Apple AirPods Pro

Staff favorite

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!

$249 at Amazon
RHA MA6500

Talk to it: RHA Wireless Earbuds

These wireless earbuds offer AptX and AAC technology and provide 12 hours of playback between charges. The RHA MA6500 integrates with various voice assistants.

$100 at Amazon
Bose soundsport free

Apple AirPods alternative: Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless

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.

$199 at Amazon
JBL reflect aware

Corded option: JBL Reflect Aware

This corded solution offers noise cancellation so you can tune out the world out using adaptive noise control and adjustable ambient sound.

$45 at Amazon
revonext qt3

For something different: Revonext QT3

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.

$70 at Amazon

Beautiful choice: V-MODA Zn In-Ear Modern Audiophile Headphones

Available with three or one-button controls, the corded V-MODA Zn features 8mm drivers. Ships with a tangle-free diamondback cable.

$180 at Amazon
apple AirPods second generation

The workhorse: Apple AirPods (2nd generation)

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.

from $159 at Amazon
Jabra elite 45e

Comfortable and durable: Jabra Elite 45e

The Elite 45e from Jabra supports voice commands from Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google. It offers eight hours of enjoyment between charges.

$79 at Amazon
Sennheiser momentum in-ear

High-quality stainless steel: Sennheiser Momentum In Ear (iOS version)

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.

$66 at Amazon
Powebeats Pro

The flagship: Powerbeats Pro

Featuring adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks for lightweight comfort and stability, the Powerbeats Pro earphones are available in multiple color choices, including black, navy, ivory, and moss.

from $250 at Amazon

Lots to see!

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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