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5 Best in-Ear Headphones in the US - September 2019

Updated 16 August 2019 by Matthew
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5 best in-ear headphones

Which Are the Best in-Ear Headphones?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best in-ear headphones? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best in-ear headphones are:


What in-Ear Headphones to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 in-ear headphones currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Shure SE215 Panasonic RPHS200K ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic Sony MDRE9LPBLK Scosche thudBUDS
Shure SE215 Panasonic RPHS200K ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic Sony MDRE9LPBLK Scosche thudBUDS
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10mm
DRIVER
30g
12.4mm
DRIVER
7.3g
9mm
DRIVER
9g
13.5mm
DRIVER
6g
10.5mm
DRIVER
18.1g
93
Reviews
722 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
1 Review
83
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
48
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
79
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
76
Value for Money
Very Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good
Customers report that this pair of headphones has outstanding sound quality, it's quiet and comfortable to wear. It's an award winning and fully featured 30g, 10mm driver pair of headphones, with a fair price. Owners report that this earphone isquiet. It's a critically acclaimed and fully featured 12.4mm driver ear-hook style earphone, with one of the lightest weights on the market and a reasonable price. A good spec and cheap 9mm driver in-ear style pair of headphones. Our review analysis indicates that this pair of headphones has good sound quality, it's quiet and comfortable to wear. A fully featured and cheap 13.5mm driver in-ear style pair of headphones. A good spec and low cost 18.1g, 10.5mm driver pair of headphones.
5 Reasons For
Slightly Bigger Headphone Sensitivity
21% Longer Cable Length
Detachable Cable
Three More Awards
Overall Reviews Are Appreciably Better
1 Reason For
Expert Reviews Are Better
6 Reasons For
Significantly Lighter
25% Bigger Driver Size
Better Kagoo Score
$4 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Brand
1 Reason For
Noise Canceling
8 Reasons Against
24g Heavier
3.5mm Smaller Driver Size
Worse Kagoo Score
$64 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
One Year Older
Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
Heavier
1.1mm Smaller Driver Size
Slightly Smaller Headphone Sensitivity
0.42m Shorter Cable Length
Worse Kagoo Score
$4 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
25% Heavier
Smaller Driver Size
9% Smaller Headphone Sensitivity
23% Shorter Cable Length
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $5
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Three Years
Worse Brand
4 Reasons Against
3dB Smaller Headphone Sensitivity
A Lot Shorter Cable Length
Does Not Have a Detachable Cable
Over One Year Older
8 Reasons Against
Heavier
23% Smaller Driver Size
5% Smaller Headphone Sensitivity
0.32m Shorter Cable Length
Not Foldable
Worse Kagoo Score
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Shure SE215

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Shure SE215
10mm
DRIVER
30g

The Shure SE215 has a Kagoo Score of 84 and is Intraaural. However with a price tag of $70.00 this pair of headphones is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Shure SE215.

Features We Love:
Detachable cable
Big headphone sensitivity (107dB)
Long cable length (1.62m)

Customers report that this pair of headphones has outstanding sound quality, it's quiet and comfortable to wear. It's an award winning and fully featured 30g, 10mm driver pair of headphones, with a fair price.

93
Reviews
722 Reviews + 3 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Shure SE215 has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 85% of buyers recommending this pair of headphones to others.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Shure SE215

Slightly Bigger Headphone Sensitivity

The Shure SE215 has a headphone sensitivity of 107dB, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is only a 98dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (9dB smaller), the Panasonic RPHS200K is only a 101dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (6dB smaller), the Scosche thudBUDS is only a 102dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (5dB smaller) and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is only a 104dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (3dB smaller). More ...

'Headphone Sensitivity' denotes how effectively the headphones convert digital signals into audio noise - the higher the sensitivity, the louder the headphone output will be.

21% Longer Cable Length

The Shure SE215 has a cable length of 1.62m, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Scosche thudBUDS and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK are all only 1.2m cable length headphones (0.42m shorter). More ...

The length of the cable between the headphones and the jack.

Detachable Cable

The Shure SE215 has a detachable cable, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Scosche thudBUDS and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK do not have this feature. More ...

'Detachable Cable' denotes whether the headphones have a cable that can be easily detached, or whether it's hard-wired to the unit.

A detachable cable is helpful, because it allows for easy replacement if something goes wrong with the cable. It also means that if you drop the headphones or get them caught on something, then the wire simply disconnects rather than yanking the headphones and possibly damaging them.

Three More Awards

The Shure SE215 has received 3 awards, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic has received no awards, the Panasonic RPHS200K has received no awards, the Scosche thudBUDS has received no awards and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK has received no awards.

Overall Reviews Are Appreciably Better

The average overall review score of the Shure SE215 is 84% based on 722 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic RPHS200K is 72% (based on 1 review).

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Shure SE215

24g Heavier

The Shure SE215 has a weight of 30g, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 9g pair of headphones (21g lighter), the Panasonic RPHS200K is a 7.3g pair of headphones (22.7g lighter), the Scosche thudBUDS is an 18.1g pair of headphones (11.9g lighter) and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is a 6g pair of headphones (24g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

3.5mm Smaller Driver Size

Shure SE215 is only 10mm driver, but the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 9mm driver pair of headphones (1mm smaller), the Panasonic RPHS200K is a 12.4mm driver pair of headphones (2.4mm bigger), the Scosche thudBUDS is an 10.5mm driver pair of headphones (0.5mm bigger) and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is a 13.5mm driver pair of headphones (3.5mm bigger). More ...

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a powerful pair of headphones.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Shure SE215 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Sony MDRE9LPBLK scored 86.

$64 More Expensive

The Shure SE215 is more expensive than the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic by $58, more expensive than the Panasonic RPHS200K by $60, more expensive than the Scosche thudBUDS by $63 and more expensive than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK by $64.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 6 sellers sells the Shure SE215, however 9 stores sell the Sony MDRE9LPBLK. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this pair of headphones remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One Year Older

The Shure SE215 is older than the Scosche thudBUDS by one year.

Lower Expert Review Score

The Shure SE215 has an average expert rating of 82%, but the Panasonic RPHS200K has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Shure headphones have an average rating of only 74%, however Sony has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SE215 in the US is $70.00 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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Panasonic RPHS200K

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12.4mm
DRIVER
7.3g

The Panasonic RPHS200K has a Kagoo Score of 81 and is Intraaural. With a price tag of $9.99 this pair of headphones is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic RPHS200K or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic pair of headphones.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (7.3g)

Owners report that this earphone isquiet. It's a critically acclaimed and fully featured 12.4mm driver ear-hook style earphone, with one of the lightest weights on the market and a reasonable price.

90
Reviews
1 Review
83
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Panasonic RPHS200K has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%.

1 Reason For for Choosing the Panasonic RPHS200K

Expert Reviews Are Better

Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Panasonic RPHS200K is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Shure SE215 is 82% (based on 46 reviews).

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic RPHS200K

Heavier

The Panasonic RPHS200K has a weight of 7.3g, but the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 9g pair of headphones (1.7g heavier), the Scosche thudBUDS is an 18.1g pair of headphones (10.8g heavier), the Shure SE215 is a 30g pair of headphones (22.7g heavier) and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is a 6g pair of headphones (1.3g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

1.1mm Smaller Driver Size

The Panasonic RPHS200K is a 12.4mm driver pair of headphones, whereas the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 9mm driver pair of headphones (3.4mm smaller), the Scosche thudBUDS and the Shure SE215 are both 10mm driver headphones (2.4mm smaller) and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is a 13.5mm driver pair of headphones (1.1mm bigger). More ...

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a powerful pair of headphones.

Slightly Smaller Headphone Sensitivity

The Panasonic RPHS200K has a headphone sensitivity of 101dB, but the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 98dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (3dB smaller), the Scosche thudBUDS is a 102dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (1dB bigger), the Shure SE215 is a 107dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (6dB bigger) and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is a 104dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (3dB bigger). More ...

'Headphone Sensitivity' denotes how effectively the headphones convert digital signals into audio noise - the higher the sensitivity, the louder the headphone output will be.

0.42m Shorter Cable Length

The Panasonic RPHS200K has a cable length of 1.2m (as does the Sony MDRE9LPBLK), but the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Scosche thudBUDS and the Shure SE215 are all 1.62m cable length headphones (0.42m longer). More ...

The length of the cable between the headphones and the jack.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic RPHS200K has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the Shure SE215 scored 84 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK scored 86.

$4 More Expensive

The Panasonic RPHS200K is more expensive than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK by $4.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic RPHS200K, but 2 retailers sell the Scosche thudBUDS, 6 stores sell the Shure SE215 and 9 retailers sell the Sony MDRE9LPBLK. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this pair of headphones, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Panasonic RPHS200K is older than the Scosche thudBUDS by two years, older than the Shure SE215 by 17 months and older than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK by 11 months.

Worse Brand

Panasonic headphones have an average rating of only 73.5%, but Shure has an average rating of 74% and Sony has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RPHS200K in the US is $9.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic

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9mm
DRIVER
9g

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic has a Kagoo Score of 73 and is Intraaural. With a price tag of $11.87 this pair of headphones is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (9g)
Long cable length (1.25m)

A good spec and cheap 9mm driver in-ear style pair of headphones. Our review analysis indicates that this pair of headphones has good sound quality, it's quiet and comfortable to wear.

79
Features
Good Features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic

25% Heavier

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 9g pair of headphones. That's 1.7g heavier than the Panasonic RPHS200K (7.3g), 9.1g lighter than the Scosche thudBUDS (18.1g), 21g lighter than the Shure SE215 (30g) and 3g heavier than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (6g). More ...

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

Smaller Driver Size

Ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is only 9mm driver. That's 3.4mm smaller than the Panasonic RPHS200K (12.4mm), 1mm smaller than the Scosche thudBUDS and the Shure SE215 (10mm) and 4.5mm smaller than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (13.5mm). More ...

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a powerful pair of headphones.

9% Smaller Headphone Sensitivity

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 98dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones. That's 3dB smaller than the Panasonic RPHS200K (101dB), 4dB smaller than the Scosche thudBUDS (102dB), 9dB smaller than the Shure SE215 (107dB) and 6dB smaller than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (104dB). More ...

'Headphone Sensitivity' denotes how effectively the headphones convert digital signals into audio noise - the higher the sensitivity, the louder the headphone output will be.

23% Shorter Cable Length

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 1.25m cable length pair of headphones. That's 0.05m longer than the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Scosche thudBUDS, the Shure SE215 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (1.2m). More ...

The length of the cable between the headphones and the jack.

Worse Kagoo Score

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic has only received a Kagoo Score of 73, but the Panasonic RPHS200K scored 81, the Shure SE215 scored 84 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK scored 86.

More Expensive by $5

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is $5 more expensive than the Scosche thudBUDS and $5 more expensive than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK.

Not As Many Stockists

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Scosche thudBUDS is stocked by 2 sellers, the Shure SE215 is stocked by 6 stores and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is stocked by 9 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this pair of headphones.
Older by Over Three Years

The ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is eight months older than the Panasonic RPHS200K, three years older than the Scosche thudBUDS, two years older than the Shure SE215 and 19 months older than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK.

Worse Brand

Ifrogz headphones have an average rating of only 71.2%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 73.5%, Shure has an average rating of 74% and Sony has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EarPollution Plugz + Mic in the US is $11.87 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony MDRE9LPBLK

$6.39
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Sony MDRE9LPBLK

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Sony MDRE9LPBLK
13.5mm
DRIVER
6g

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK has a Kagoo Score of 86 and is Intraaural. With a price tag of $6.39 this pair of headphones is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony MDRE9LPBLK or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony pair of headphones.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (6g)

A fully featured and cheap 13.5mm driver in-ear style pair of headphones.

85
Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Widely Available
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Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony MDRE9LPBLK

Significantly Lighter

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK has a weight of 6g, whereas the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 9g pair of headphones (3g heavier), the Panasonic RPHS200K is a 7.3g pair of headphones (1.3g heavier), the Scosche thudBUDS is an 18.1g pair of headphones (12.1g heavier) and the Shure SE215 is a 30g pair of headphones (24g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

25% Bigger Driver Size

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK has a driver size of 13.5mm, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is only a 9mm driver pair of headphones (4.5mm smaller), the Panasonic RPHS200K is only a 12.4mm driver pair of headphones (1.1mm smaller) and the Scosche thudBUDS and the Shure SE215 are both only 10mm driver headphones (3.5mm smaller). More ...

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a powerful pair of headphones.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic scored only 73, the Panasonic RPHS200K scored 81, the Scosche thudBUDS scored only 66 and the Shure SE215 scored 84.

$4 Cheaper

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK costs $5.48 less than the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, costs $3.60 less than the Panasonic RPHS200K and costs $63.61 less than the Shure SE215.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this pair of headphones and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Better Brand

Sony headphones have an average rating of 95%, whereas ifrogz only has an average rating of 71.2%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 73.5%, Scosche only has an average rating of 60% and Shure only has an average rating of 74%.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony MDRE9LPBLK

3dB Smaller Headphone Sensitivity

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK has a headphone sensitivity of 104dB, whereas the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic is a 98dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (6dB smaller), the Panasonic RPHS200K is a 101dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (3dB smaller), the Scosche thudBUDS is a 102dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (2dB smaller) and the Shure SE215 is a 107dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones (3dB bigger). More ...

'Headphone Sensitivity' denotes how effectively the headphones convert digital signals into audio noise - the higher the sensitivity, the louder the headphone output will be.

A Lot Shorter Cable Length

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK has a cable length of 1.2m (as does the Panasonic RPHS200K), whereas the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Scosche thudBUDS and the Shure SE215 are all 1.62m cable length headphones (0.42m longer). More ...

The length of the cable between the headphones and the jack.

Does Not Have a Detachable Cable

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK does not have a detachable cable, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Scosche thudBUDS and the Shure SE215 do. More ...

'Detachable Cable' denotes whether the headphones have a cable that can be easily detached, or whether it's hard-wired to the unit.

A detachable cable is helpful, because it allows for easy replacement if something goes wrong with the cable. It also means that if you drop the headphones or get them caught on something, then the wire simply disconnects rather than yanking the headphones and possibly damaging them.

Over One Year Older

The Sony MDRE9LPBLK is older than the Scosche thudBUDS by 18 months and older than the Shure SE215 by six months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MDRE9LPBLK in the US is $6.39 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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Scosche thudBUDS

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Scosche thudBUDS
10.5mm
DRIVER
18.1g

The Scosche thudBUDS has a Kagoo Score of 66 and is Intraaural. With a price tag of $6.99 this pair of headphones is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Scosche thudBUDS.

Features We Love:
Very light (18.1g)
Noise canceling
Long cable length (1.3m)

A good spec and low cost 18.1g, 10.5mm driver pair of headphones.

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Good Features
63
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66
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1 Reason For for Choosing the Scosche ThudBUDS

Noise Canceling

The Scosche thudBUDS is noise canceling, whereas the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Shure SE215 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK are not. More ...

'Noise Cancelling' denotes whether the headphones actively filter out unwanted noise when in use.

Noise-cancelling headphones mean that far less background noise filters through to your ears. This makes music easier to hear, and can lead to improved concentration and productivity, as well as being nicer to use in noisy environments (such as airplanes).

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Scosche ThudBUDS

Heavier

The Scosche thudBUDS is an 18.1g pair of headphones. That's 9.1g heavier than the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic (9g), 10.8g heavier than the Panasonic RPHS200K (7.3g), 11.9g lighter than the Shure SE215 (30g) and 12.1g heavier than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (6g). More ...

'Weight' denotes how heavy the headphones are, measured in grams (g).

Lighter headphones will be more comfortable to wear for long periods.

23% Smaller Driver Size

The Scosche thudBUDS has a driver size of 10.5mm. That's 1.5mm bigger than the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic (9mm), 1.9mm smaller than the Panasonic RPHS200K (12.4mm), 0.5mm bigger than the Shure SE215 (10mm) and 3mm smaller than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (13.5mm). More ...

The driver unit is the part of the headphone that converts the audio signal into actual sound. This attribute denotes the physical size of this driver unit, measured in millimetres.

A bigger driver unit means that the headphones will be capable of generating more sound, making them louder. It doesn't necessarily mean the sound will be better quality, just louder. However it's a good starting point if you're looking for a powerful pair of headphones.

5% Smaller Headphone Sensitivity

The Scosche thudBUDS is a 102dB headphone sensitivity pair of headphones. That's 4dB bigger than the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic (98dB), 1dB bigger than the Panasonic RPHS200K (101dB), 5dB smaller than the Shure SE215 (107dB) and 2dB smaller than the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (104dB). More ...

'Headphone Sensitivity' denotes how effectively the headphones convert digital signals into audio noise - the higher the sensitivity, the louder the headphone output will be.

0.32m Shorter Cable Length

The Scosche thudBUDS is a 1.3m cable length pair of headphones. That's 0.1m longer than the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Shure SE215 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK (1.2m). More ...

The length of the cable between the headphones and the jack.

Not Foldable

The Scosche thudBUDS is not foldable, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic, the Panasonic RPHS200K, the Shure SE215 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK are. More ...

'Foldable' denotes whether the headphones can be folded down into a small, portable form.

Foldable headphones are easier to carry or store when not in use, and are less likely to break through mishandling.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Scosche thudBUDS has only received a Kagoo Score of 66, however the ifrogz EarPollution Plugz + Mic scored 73, the Panasonic RPHS200K scored 81, the Shure SE215 scored 84 and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK scored 86.

Less Retailers

The Scosche thudBUDS is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Shure SE215 is stocked by 6 stores and the Sony MDRE9LPBLK is stocked by 9 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this pair of headphones remaining in stock.
Worse Brand

Scosche headphones have an average rating of only 60%, whereas ifrogz has an average rating of 71.2%, Panasonic has an average rating of 73.5%, Shure has an average rating of 74% and Sony has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the thudBUDS in the US is $6.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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