Anker SoundBuds

With better sound and fit than the competition, the Anker Soundbuds Sport IE20 aren’t amazing, but they’re cheap, and they work.

$30 from Incentivate


Skullcandy Ink’d Bluetooth

Lightweight and comfortable, the Skullcandy Ink’d Bluetooth will fit all but the largest ear canals, and are water-resistant.

$35 from Incentivate


Bose QC20

The Bose QuietComfort 20 offers significantly better noise reduction than any other set of in-ear headphones.

$250 from Incentivate


Bose QuietControl 30

The QuietControl 30 offers great noise cancellation with no wire to tether you to your phone.

$300 from Incentivate


Puro BT2200

All of our kid panelists loved the fit, sound, and Bluetooth capabilities. Our testing found the BT2200’s volume limiting to be in safer ranges.

$100 from Incentivate


Onanoff BuddyPhones

Ages 2 through 4 will love the Onanoff pair’s fun colors and lightweight, comfy fit. But they’ll grow out of the small size.

$33 from Incentivate


UrbanEars Plattan

If you’re rough on your gear, these can twist and torque in crazy ways without breaking. Not great for sonically dense music

$60 from Incentivate


Koss SportaPros

They’re a little ‘80s style and not so great for classical or singer-songwriter music, but should be decent for most other songs.

$23from Incentivate


Beyerdynamic DTX

These sound far more expensive than their $90 price tag indicates. They’re lightweight and comfortable, and best suited for rock or pop.

$90 from Incentivate


Sony XBA-H1

The heavy majority of our listening panel felt the Sony XBA-H1 were the best-sounding among 16 competitors. At a category-busting price.

$95 from Incentivate


Bang & Olufsen H3

If you need a remote and mic with an upgrade in the looks department, the B&O H3s sound great, fit well, but cost more.

$197 from Incentivate


NAD’s Viso HP20

NAD Viso HP20 pair is a great choice If you’re into electronic, rock, or pop music

$33 from Incentivate


OCX 686G Sports

Stable without chafing during workouts, the sweat-proof OCX 686G Sports offers a three-button remote and mic for controlling your music.

$85 from Incentivate


Koss FitClips

The FitClips sound much better than their under-$20 price would suggest. But keep in mind that they have no mic or remote.

$197 from Incentivate


Panasonic RP-TCM125 ErgoFit

Sounding better than anything in its under-$15 price range, the RP-TCM125 ErgoFit is clear, mellow, and appropriate for any kind of music.

$14 from Incentivate