When it comes to buying a set of earbuds for Android, you might be thinking that as long as they are compatible with your OS, then there’s nothing else that you’ll have to consider.
However, you’ll want to be sure that your earbuds have the appropriate sound settings that can be worked easily with your phone. You also have to think about Bluetooth connectivity, as well as how comfortable they are in your ears and whether they have sweat-resistant properties.
Here are a few things you’ll need to consider before buying your next pair of Android-friendly earbuds:
How Well Can It Acclimatize To Your Android Device?
You’ll want to be sure that these earbuds play smooth-sounding audio from your phone. This will all depend on how easy to use your audio software is. The last thing you’ll want is a hard-to-use interface that sticks because you don’t have enough memory on your phone to run it properly.
How Resilient Is The Design?
If you are splashing over $100 on a new set of earbuds, then you’ll want to be sure that they’re built to last. Most of the earbuds listed above are either made from steel or plastic composite, with silicone in the earbud itself. However, you can get more high-end earbuds that are made from carbon fiber, although these are more expensive.
A must for earbuds is having a carry case, as they can easily get lost, especially the wireless models.
Are They Wireless?
Having wireless headphones might be crucial if you are thinking about using them on public transport. How often have you been on a bus and accidentally snagged your earbuds and yanked them out of your ears?
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Audio Latency?
Audio latency is the delay between the music player playing the audio and the sound coming through your earbuds. Ideally, you’ll want zero latency between both of these things.
You can experience issues with skipping and playback either if your phone is on low memory or your earbuds are not compatible with your phone.
Should Your Earbuds Be Able To Take Calls?
This all depends on what you plan on using your earbuds for. If you are using a separate music player to play your tunes, then you probably won’t need an additional microphone.
However, for maximum versatility, then we would recommend that you get a pair of earbuds with microphones built into the headset. Most of the Android-friendly earbuds come with software that will automatically pause your music when you take the call. It will then resume playing once the call is over.
We hope that this list of earbuds for Android operating systems will help you when picking up your next set of music players. Happy hunting!
Our first pair of earbuds are perfect for use with most Android devices, featuring a Galaxy app that will help you to tweak your EQ settings, as well as how much bass and treble you want coming through your headphones. They will fit with most types of ears, with a soft silicone tip design – introducing the JBL Live 300 Wireless Headphones.
You can get around 13 hours of continuous battery supply from your earbuds on one single charge. Coming with automatic battery-saving mode, you can also be sure that they won’t cut out suddenly when you’re on the treadmill. These are compact and easy to carry when traveling across the country.
These next earbuds are designed not only to work with your phone but with your head, with a very comfortable design and materials that will keep your buds in place whether on the bus or going hard at the gym. These earbuds have great noise-canceling features too – introducing the Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Earbuds.
These have a great sound profile, with a great microphone attachment that will eliminate all the surrounding sounds, leaving a crystal clear profile of your voice. This is great if you’re a professional that spends more time outside the office than in, having to field calls on your Android device.
These earbuds come in a wireless design, which will give you plenty of freedom to move around, allowing you to bop while listening to music and preventing your buds from being yanked out if they get caught on something. You have a graphic EQ filter that will give you a broad range of sound for different genres of music – introducing the Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds.
These battery units have around 6 hours of charge in them, so if you are away from a charging point for any long period, then you won’t have to worry about your earbuds cutting out.
These earbuds come with a fantastic design, with ear fins on either side to give them maximum stability when they’re in your ear. These have a warm sound profile straight out of the box, so if you don’t fancy yourself as an amateur producer, then all you have to do is plug in and turn on – introducing the Bose Sport Earbuds.
These are a great set of earbuds for podcasts, with many users giving them the double thumbs up for vocal and lead instrument output. These are also great for outdoor exercise, as they shut out a lot of extraneous noise. If you are running through a noisy park and want to be at one with whatever you’re listening to, then these earbuds are a great choice.
These wireless earbuds are probably the best in terms of price, coming in a compact design that is both very flexible and very sturdy. These earbuds work perfectly with your Android phone, coming with 15 presets that you can adapt to multiple genres of music – introducing the FIIL T1X True Wireless Earbuds.
These earbuds have a very impressive battery life, meaning that you can crank it up loud and not have to worry about your music cutting out. These also have a decent bass setting that won’t go fuzzy and drown out the other instruments, a common issue with cheaper earbuds with only a few sound settings.