In-ear headphones are easily the most common type of headphones to use with smartphones for listening to music or podcasts.
They are small and light, making them easy to carry or travel with. Audio quality is usually excellent, although that tends to scale with price (i.e. higher price = better quality) for the most part.
We are going to highlight the best wired earbuds for music and podcast listening in 2021. We won’t be specifically highlighting active or sport models as that deserves its own post, although most will work just fine for light activity.
They are organized by price, so you can easily find something that fits your budget.
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