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How did we make this list of the best portable earphones? It was a hard task to do. We had to look through hundreds of portable earphones and compare them with each other. Our team considered such factors as the price, average user score, specifications, and many more. We tried to cover all important details, but if you think that we have missed something — contact us and share your suggestions.

Look for the TOP list below, where you can find the best portable earphones available in this year. Every portable earphones from this list can be bought on the marketplace.

The 10 Best Portable Earphones of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Arteck Wireless Bluetooth Headphones 1. Arteck Wireless Bluetooth Headphones (Editor’s Choice)
The unique design silicon tips remain the earbuds in the ears comfortable even when you are having sports, running, gym, exercise, yoga, bodybuilding, with sweat resistance.
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4.5
True Wireless Earbuds 2. True Wireless Earbuds
Incredible sound quality, with the latest bluetooth 4.2 technology and state of the art acoustic components, it delivers crystal clear sound, powerful bass with well balanced mediant and trebles and outstanding volume make sure you immersing the high quality music world.
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4.3
VJJB Bluetooth Headphones 3. VJJB Bluetooth Headphones
Superb sound quality headset with bluetooth v4.1 for best stereo sound and superb bass sound.
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4.0
Wireless Earbuds 4. Wireless Earbuds
Comfort ergonomic design, super lightweight (only 0.18oz), ergonomic design provides long time comfortable wearing.
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3.8
Mini Wireless Earphones 5. Mini Wireless Earphones
The size of each ear bud is so tiny even you may forget its weight, which is less than 0.2 ounce.
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3.8
Supkiir True Wireless Headphones Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof Earbuds 6. Supkiir True Wireless Headphones Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof Earbuds (Excellent Warranty Policies)
Superb sound quality— built-in high quality carbon fibre vibrating diaphragm and a2dp/avrcp audio processing system provides stereo balanced bass and treble sound.
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3.3
Wireless Earbuds Best Bluetooth Headphones 7. Wireless Earbuds Best Bluetooth Headphones (Most Durable)
Listen to music in the rain or even while you shower.
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3.0
Wireless Bluetooth Headset With Mic V4.2 8. Wireless Bluetooth Headset With Mic V4.2 (Best Performance for the Price)
This headphone is passive noise isolating, not active noise cancellation(anc), headphones can’t cancel the noise completely but it won’t drain the battery and damage the sound.
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2.8
Wireless Earbuds 9. Wireless Earbuds
Long battery life charging box, built in 45 mah lithium polymer battery, enjoy about up to 3 hours of premium quality talk/play time (full charge approximately 1-2 hours), up to 40 hours standby time.
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2.8
Wireless Earbuds 10. Wireless Earbuds (Most Stylish)
Long battery life with charging case, each earbud has built in a 50ma lithium polymer battery which providing 3 hours of music or talk time (fully charged).
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№ 1. Arteck Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Running Sports Portable Earphones with Rechargeable 15 Hours Playing Battery for Iphone X 8 Plus 8 7 Plus 7 Se 6 Plus 6 5 4, Ipod, Android Smart Phones-blue
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Arteck 583-Blue 4.9 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches 4.2 ounces
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The arteck bluetooth earbuds support all bluetooth devices like iphone6.6 plus.5 5s 5c 4 4s, ipad ipod, android phones, tables and others. The multi-point support to connect 2 mobile phone at the same time. The unique design silicon tips remain the earbuds in the ears comfortable even when you are having sports, running, gym, exercise, yoga, bodybuilding, with sweat resistance. What you get: arteck sports earbuds.6 customized silicon tips and ear hooks.1 usb charging cable, user manual and 24 months friendly customer service. 3 times playing time: the latest csr 4.0 + edr (fully backward compatible) and dual cell technology for longer playing time up to 15 hours, standby time, longer distance, better stereo sound and noise cancelling, which is 3 times as airpods and other earphone.

Build-in hd microphone and user-friendly button control makes you easily to answer the phone calls, volume control and pre/next track control.

 

 
GOOD
The unique design silicon tips remain
Build-in hd microphone
3 times playing time
BAD
None cons at all!
 

 

 
№ 2. True Wireless Earbuds, Iyesku Sports Bluetooth Headphones with Portable Charging Case, Premium Sound Anti-falling Exercise Running Earphones, Mini Twins Stereo Headset for Iphone and Android Yk-t03
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
iyesku YK-T03 3.04 ounces
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Precision-engineered for a perfect fit, iyesku yk-t03 wireless headphones are designed based on thousands of peoples’ ear data, perfect angle and package including different sizes of ear caps, stable for even intense exercises. No dropping so stable stay in your ears. Please choose the most suitable earcap to get a perfect wearing experience. True wireless experience, adopting tws technology to make wireless connecting become true. You will never worry about wire tangles on wireless earphones as they use no wire bluetooth connections and the connection is strong for a 33 feet distance. You just need keep no obstacle between the phone and earbuds, you will get even better music output experience than wire equipped earphones.

Incredible sound quality, with the latest bluetooth 4.2 technology and state of the art acoustic components, it delivers crystal clear sound, powerful bass with well balanced mediant and trebles and outstanding volume make sure you immersing the high quality music world. Smart charging case, equipped with mini and portable 400 mah battery charging case, which can support twice fully charging for the wireless earbuds. With each fully charging of the earbuds, you can listing or talking around 3 hours, taking along the charging case adding the power of the earbuds itself means you can enjoy around 9 hours continuous music time after fully charged.

 

 
GOOD
Smart charging case
Incredible sound quality
True wireless experience
BAD
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
It is a great product, but the price is too high.
 

Did you test all the portable earphones on the marketplace before making the TOP list of the best products?

Over a hundred of portable earphones from different brands has been thoroughly tested during the creation of this rating list. We wanted to make an unbiased buying guide, so we picked products considering their characteristics, but not brands. The TOP list was made based on details like the price, material, assembly quality, weight, and other important factors.

 

 
№ 3. VJJB Bluetooth Headphones, True Tws K2 Mini Twins Stereo Wireless Earbuds, Mini Cordfree Invisible Earphones Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Headsets with Portable Charging Case for Iphone Sumsung Smartphones
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
VJJB 1.1 x 0.8 x 1.1 inches 4.8 ounces
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Noise-isolating design: superb sound quality headset with bluetooth v4.1 for best stereo sound and superb bass sound. Ultra mini size&lightweight, ergonomic design guarantees 100% stable and comfortable when walking, exercising, running, climbing, driving, skating, cycling, fishing and other outdoor sports. Lightweight(4g/pc), easy to carry. Easy to use, portable to keeping with box. Offering strong wireless signal, with a range of 33ft (10m), enjoy the freedom to move and the convenience of uncompromising sound quality. Built-in a2dp /avrcp audio processing system which eliminate noise and echo. High quality chip for stereo sound and bass sound. It’s easy to take and make calls, voice dialing with superior microphone quality. Ideal for car calling and friends chatting, or working use.

 

 
GOOD
Ultra mini size&lightweight
Noise-isolating design
Offering strong wireless signal
BAD
Special equipment is required in order to use it.
 

 

 
№ 4. Wireless Earbuds, Touch Control True Bluetooth Headphones Noise Cancelling Mini Headset Ipx5 Sweatproof Sports In Ear Earphones with Portable Charging Box Built-in Mic for Iphone Smartphones (black)
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Goutoday 0.6 x 0.9 x 0.6 inches 5.6 ounces
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Multifunction one-touch operation, one-button design to answer/end calls, play/pause music, play next song, pretty easy to use. Comfort ergonomic design, super lightweight (only 0.18oz), ergonomic design provides long time comfortable wearing. Ixp5 sweatproof, anti-sweating while running, hiking and exercising. S/m/l three premium soft smooth silicone caps to fit your ears perfectly for maximum comfort. Soft material to protect ears from the long phone calls and music time. Portable longer battery life with storage box, equipped 800mah battery in the portable magnetic charging box, which can support 4-5 times fully charging for the wireless earbuds. Never worry about low battery when you are out all day. And each earphone has built in 50mah lithium polymer battery, enjoy about up to 3 hours of premium quality music playtime or talk time after fully charged. Smart stereo mode and mono mode, the earbuds can be used dual or separately as you wish, which means you can share the same music/movies with friends and enjoy the clear stereo sound by using both headset. But only the master headset (left headset) has sound when at the calling mode, this safety feature allows you to hear the traffic while driving.

True wireless & super sound quality, latest bluetooth with tws technology on both earbuds, provides faster pairing, stable connection and signal transmission -10meters no-obstacle range. Noise cancellation technology reduces ambient noise and echo, enable clear sound no matter in calls or when listening to music. Truly wireless earbuds set yourself free from cable mess.

 

 
GOOD
True wireless & super sound quality
Portable longer battery life with storage box
Comfort ergonomic design
Multifunction one-touch operation
BAD
Does not have transportation wheels.
 

 

 
№ 5. Mini Wireless Earphones Smartomi Ace with Portable Charging Case 500mah, True Wireless Earbuds with Mic, Bluetooth Headphones Cordless Headset Earphones Compatible with Iphone Ipad Android Smartphones
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Size
3/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
SMARTOMI SMARTOMI ACE 6.1 x 4.7 x 1.6 inches 4 ounces
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One key design, great convenience: just one click to enjoy music and handle the hands-free calls. You may also share music with others as it is truly wireless. Ergonomic design for more comfort: even long time wearing won’t hurt your ears. The special designed earbuds could be snugly fitted in your ear. True wireless: no more limit of wire. Smartomi ace wireless earbuds will give an excellent audio experience to your ears. You will enjoy music without any inconvenience of wire. Extra mini and light weight: the size of each ear bud is so tiny even you may forget its weight, which is less than 0.2 ounce.

500mah portable charging case for more play time: the total playtime of earbuds is up to 3 hours when fully charged. Else the portable charging case could recharge the earbuds 4 additional times. The total play time could be up to 15 hours.

 

 
GOOD
Ergonomic design
True wireless
500mah portable charging case
One key design
BAD
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

 

 
№ 6. Supkiir True Wireless Headphones Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof Earbuds with Portable Charger Built-in Mic, Black
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Supkiir 5.8 ounces
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Professional waterproof headphones– ipx5 waterproof makes you can always enjoy the music while you are running, riding, or workout. You would never worry about the sweat or the rain. Superb sound quality– built-in high quality carbon fibre vibrating diaphragm and a2dp/avrcp audio processing system provides stereo balanced bass and treble sound. Easy to take and make calls hands-free for safe driving. Absolute no wire– supkiir true wireless stereo bluetooth earbubs, enjoy sports and music to the full and just say goodbye to earphones cable annoyance. Pair within seconds– long press the mfb button of both earbubs for 6 seconds into the pairing mode (red and blue light flash) and then pair. Compatible with all bluetooth-enabled devices.

Portable charging box– equipped with 450mah charging case to give you 1.5hrs quick full charge the earphones and enjoy 3 hrs playtime. Very nice when you work outside with no other way to recharge your headphones.

 

 
GOOD
Absolute no wire-
Superb sound quality-
Professional waterpro
Portable charging box-
Pair within seconds-
BAD
The instruction manual has many mistakes.
 

 

 
№ 7. Wireless Earbuds Best Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone Ipx7 Waterproof Sweatproof Sports Earphones with Stereo Noise Cancelling Headsets for Iphone and Android Charging Case, V2 (black)
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
xFyro 5.3 ounces
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2nd generation xs2 with true high definition sound with microphone – the 2nd generation of the xfyro xs2 features state of the art speakers for an incredibly balanced sound, crisp, and crystal clear sound. Gone are the days when bass and treble overpowers your music. Built-in microphone allows you to easily take calls on the go. Comfortable in ear design and ip67 waterproof & dustproof – listen to music in the rain or even while you shower. Enjoy a total listening time of 20-30 hours before having to recharge your case. 1 year warranty and feature packed – only products sold under the xfyro brand by goredpin llc. Beware of inauthentic sellers from china. 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and 30 days no-questions-asked return policy for a 100% refund. Buy the xfyro xs2 worry free today – high speed charging case included.

 

 
GOOD
Industry leading battery life
Latest bluetooth v4.2 with cvc 6.0 noise suppression technology
BAD
Requires a special cleanser.
 

 

 
№ 8. Wireless Bluetooth Headset With Mic V4.2, Shuua Long Lasting Battery Life Standby Time Sweatproof Waterproof Headphones Handsfree Portable Earphones with Hd Mic for Driving, Motorbike, Motorcycle, Car
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
Shuua 4327116841 2.7 x 0.8 x 0.3 inches 0.8 ounces
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Secure fit &convinience & waterproof: hands free cordless earpieces with volume control is designed base on thousands people’s ear data, ergonomic design and 3 sizes of ear cap, suit for most peoples ear, enjoy most comfortable, fitting, discreet, stable wear experience. Additional earhook make the single ear piece stay in your ear well. Professional ipx 5 sweatproof tech to protect the earphone from water and dust. 230mah lithium-ion polymer battery allows 60 days(1440 hours) standby time, more than 20 hours playtime, more than 24 hours talk time. The bluetooth earbuds with loud sound speaker and crystal clear microphone allows you enjoy the business conversation and music to the end. Wide compatiablity: this bluetooth headset compatible for most cell phones like iphone x, iphone 8, iphone 8 plus, iphone 7, iphone 7 plus, iphone 6s, iphone 6s plus, iphone 6, iphone 6 plus, iphone 5, ipad pro, ipod touch, ipod nano 7, samsung galaxy s8, samsung galaxy s8+, samsung galaxy s7, samsung galaxy s7 edge, samsung galaxy s6, samsung galaxy s6 edge+, samsung galaxy s6 edge, samsung galaxy note 8, lg g6 g5 g4 g3, sony, blackberry, htc bluetooth-enabled tablets. Ound quality and noise cancelling: this headphone is passive noise isolating, not active noise cancellation(anc), headphones can’t cancel the noise completely but it won’t drain the battery and damage the sound. As an additional factor of sound quality, it is better than anc. If you care more about noise canceling headset than sound quality, you may consider other alternatives.

Universal to match: bluetooth v4.2 technology enhanced stable and fast pairing. Compatible with iphone 7 8 6s 6 plus x 5s, lg g5 g4 g3, ipod nano 7, samsung galaxy 8 s7 s8 plus s6 note 8, blackberry, htc, ipad pro, xiaomi, google pixel 2, nexus 5 5x, vivo, other ios & android cell phones, bluetooth-enabled tablets; the headsets with microphone perfect for car driving, truck drivers, sport, running, gym exercise, workout, office, watching tv, sleeping. Connected to your phone from up to 33 feet away.

 

 
GOOD
Long battery life
Universal to match
Secure fit &convinience & waterproof
Wide compatiablity
BAD
You will have to wash it regularly.
 

 

 
№ 9. Wireless Earbuds, Blackview True Bluetooth Headphones, Stereo Noise Cancelling Headset, Mini Twins Earphones with Portable Charger Built-in Mic for Iphone Android Smartphones
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Size
3/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
Blackview 4 x 1.5 x 1 inches 7 ounces
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True bluetooth headphones & hd stereo sound, this stereo headphones can produce the original acoustic quality sound quality with deep bass and crystal clear treble. Stable connection and signal transmission (10meters no-obstacle range). Noise cancellation technology reduces ambient noise and echo, enable clear sound no matter in calls or when listening to music. Ideal for car calling and friends chatting, or working use. Muti-touch function design, adopt the lastest touch-control technology without any physical button. Simply one touch or two touch the touch area to shift/ pause the songs, answer/ refuse the calls. Long battery life charging box, built in 45 mah lithium polymer battery, enjoy about up to 3 hours of premium quality talk/play time (full charge approximately 1-2 hours), up to 40 hours standby time. 400mah capacity charging case can fully recharge the wireless headphones 4-5 times, you can go for a day without power shortage thus sufficient music joy all through your day activities. Easy to pair, pick up 2 headsets from charging bin, they will connect each other automatically, then enter pairing mode with mobile phone automatically.

Professional ear cap design, come with 3 sets of silicone caps (size small, mid, large), design for various ear size to ensure comfortable wearing so it fit people with different ears size.

 

 
GOOD
Professional ear cap design
Muti-touch function design
True bluetooth headphones & hd stereo sound
Long battery life charging box
BAD
Not designed for regular use.
 

 

 
№ 10. Wireless Earbuds, Bluetooth (v4.2) In-ear Headphones Touch Control Noise Cancelling Earphones Stereo Sound with Portable Charging Case (800mah) for Iphone and Android Device (space Grey)
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
Genso 3.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches 7 ounces
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Ergonomic design & easy to use, super lightweight(only 0.18 oz). The ergonomic design to fit any ear for secure and comfortable wear, never drop off of your ear. Come with 3 size of silicone ear tips (size s/m/l) for various ear to fits snugly. Single or double tap touch control design to answer/end calls, play/pause music, play next song, pretty easy to use. Clear stereo fidelity sound, these wireless earbuds built-in 2, hi-fi stereo horn produces crystal clear sound quality. And the in-ear design have positive effect to reduces ambient noise and echo, enable clear sound when you are listening to music or answering calls. Ideal to match any active lifestyle, such as sporting, gym exercise, working and relaxation.

Solid qulity & warranty, ipx5 water-resistance protects the earbuds against light rain and sweat. The earbuds also passed 1.5m drop test and the charging case was made of iron alloy protect from scratches. Long battery life with charging case, each earbud has built in a 50ma lithium polymer battery which providing 3 hours of music or talk time (fully charged). And the portable charging case equipped with 800mah lithium battery which can support 4-5 times fully charge for the wireless earbuds and thus provide earbuds additional 12 hours playtime. True wireless & bluetooth v4.2, the latest bluetooth v4.2 technology enable genso earbuds truly wireless to set yourself free from cable mess. And this technology provides faster pairing, stable connection and 33ft signal transmission (no-obstacle condition).

 

 
GOOD
Clear stereo fidelity sound
Ergonomic design & easy to use
True wireless & bluetooth v4.2
Long battery life with charging case
Solid qulity & warranty
BAD
You will have to wash it regularly.
The housing looks good but feels very fragile.
 

How much should you spend to get a decent portable earphones?

Obviously, the price of a portable earphones is one the most important factors and you should take it into account. In most cases, the higher the cost the better the quality. Despite that, you need to consider all specification of a portable earphones if you want to get the most value out of your money. Many cheap portable earphones can compete with their more expensive counterparts.

What do I have to do to receive a refund for a portable earphones?

Marketplace offers have a customer-friendly return policy. It allows buyers to return most of the products, including portable earphones. If there are any problems with your portable earphones, contact the customer support team of the marketplace and describe your situation. Nevertheless, we recommend you carefully read the description of a portable earphones before buying it.

What should I look at in the first place when buying a portable earphones?

Material is among the most significant factors of any portable earphones. Good portable earphones are made from long-lasting and cleanable materials. If you want to buy a product that will serve you for years, do not be greedy and buy an expensive model from a reliable brand — only the best materials are used in such products.

How to find out whether I am buying a decent portable earphones?

Before making a purchase, you can use marketplace to find out everything you want to know about any specific portable earphones. We like this marketplace for a good reason: this website has a great interface and a “Compare” feature, which makes the process of finding the best portable earphones a lot easier. Do not forget about user reviews: read them to understand whether the chosen portable earphones is suitable for you.

What is the minimum allowable warranty period for a portable earphones?

Based on our experience, we think that a decent portable earphones should have at least a two-year warranty. There are many expensive models that come with longer periods, but we do not think that it is necessary. Sometimes it is better to buy a new product instead of overpaying for a long warranty and repairing the old portable earphones.

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