The Most Comfortable Earbuds in 2017

Previously I talked about the best earbuds under 50 and the best earbuds under 100, now it’s time for us to talk about comfort. One of the most important aspects of any earbud. It doesn’t matter if the earbud sound wonders if it’s not comfortable, you should run away from it.

Here is the truth: no earphone is perfect. Some will be great for sports, sit comfortably in the ear, but on the other hand, the sound is weak and won’t have a nice fidelity. Sometimes the sound is great but you can’t achieve a decent fit. Sometimes the fit is okay, but the comfort is poor, and this goes on and on. My mission here is to guide you and help you choose the best earbud for your needs, so here we are to show you the most comfortable earbuds today on the market.


Which one is the most comfortable? Wired or Wireless?

This is a tough question, however, there’s a slight advantage for the wireless models, obviously because there will be no wires in your way but on the other hand, the sound quality will be slightly worse on Bluetooth headphones models. It all comes to personal preference, if you are looking for a sports earbud to use for running or the gym,  you should consider a Bluetooth earbud, however, if you are looking for an earbud to use in the office or casually, you should consider a wired model.


Silicone or Foam Ear Tips?

Without a doubt, the silicone ear tips are the most comfortable but it doesn’t isolate sound like the foam ear tips. The advice here is: If you are using your earbuds for sports, running, or in the gym, you should use a silicone ear tip, to be aware of your surroundings. And if you are in a casual environment, where you want to isolate yourself from the world, the foam ear tips is the one to choose.


Now that you know what to choose, let’s go over the best choice in each category.



The most comfortable Wired Earbud

1More Triple Driver


If you want an outstanding sound quality and awesome comfort, the 1More is the right choice for you. With 9 pairs of ear tips, you will certainly find the best fit. And a nice bonus is the 3 pairs of foam ear tips, so if you will use them at home or at the office and want to isolate yourself from the world, this is the model.

On top of that, the build is extremely durable, a nice microphone with a kevlar cable and an aluminum alloy body, you will enjoy these for a long time.


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The most comfortable Wireless Earbud

Jaybird X2


If you are looking for a sports earbud, wireless, very comfortable, with a great sound and durable, you have found it. The jaybird X2 is one of the best wireless earbuds for sports on the market today, and in the comfort category, it is not different. It comes with 6 pairs of ear tips that will fit all ear shapes and sizes. Also, there are 3 pairs of foam ear tips for a better isolation.

If you have a cheap Skullcandy earbuds to listen to your music during workouts, just stop doing that to your ears and grab something that is worth it. The audio quality and clarity and everything else will feel like a new world to you.

Like I said, this is one of the best wireless models you can find on the market today, if you are looking for wireless and comfort, this is the model.


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The most comfortable noise canceling earbud

Bose QuietComfort 20


If you don’t live under a rock, you most certainly have heard about the bose QuietComfort and the noise canceling feature. Up to this point, there are a few competitors to the bose quiet comfort but none that matches the level of quality you receive with the QuietComfort 20. Now, if you really want premium noise canceling headphones you should buy a over ear model from bose to really shut down ambient noise, but if you just want the noise cancelling function on the go, you will be satisfied with the quietcomfort 20.

Their “Stay Hear +” tips are really comfortable to use for hours, and with the noise canceling feature, forget about the outside world…

If you are on the market for a noise canceling solution, the QuietComfort is the best and most comfortable, however, if you want something cheaper, the Phiaton BT 220 is also a good choice.


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The most comfortable cheap earbud

Photive PH-BTE70


If you are on a budget and short on cash, the Photive PH-BTE70 is a great choice for you. The over ear hooks on this model make it extremely stable even under heavy stress activities.  Definitely for those on a budget that cannot afford a Jaybird X2 yet. It is also sweat resistant if you are worried about sweat damaging it.


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The most comfortable wireless earbud under 50

Treblab XR500


This model is for those who want a cheap bluetooth earbud that is comfortable and durable.

If you like bass heavy songs, the treblab xr500 will be great for you and will deliver a clear sound experience with the aptx technology and the bluetooth 4.1

This model comes with 5 pairs of ear tips, 3 silicone ear tips and 2 comply foam ear tips. As I’ve said before, the foam ear tips are the best for isolation.

Mpow Jaws


This model is for those who like neck band earbuds. The mpow jaws has the latest bluetooth 4.1 technology and up to 13 hours of music playback.

The sleek design makes it easy to carry and you will almost forget they are there.


Most comfortable premium earbuds

Etymotic Research HF5


This is definitely for those with small ears. The Etymotic is a great sounding earbud better than the shure se215 or sennheiser momentum.

Resuming is a few words: Awesome sound isolation, Great sound, and sleek design, if you can afford it, this is a great choice.


Westone W40


Now let’s talk about some serious quality, shall we? If you are a guy that is wondering about what means to be an audiophile, the Westone W40 might have some answers for you. I simply can’t talk about the sound quality of this beast, you have to try it for yourself.

With specially designed ear tips and an over the ear design, you won’t have to worry about comfort with this model. I plan on making a dedicated review about this model soon, so, subscribe to our e-mail list and I’ll let you know when it is live.


Hope you enjoyed this quick article, if you have any doubts drop them in the comment section below.

Here are some articles you might find useful:

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5 best earbuds under $100

5 best earbuds under $50

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