The Wirecutter does just an amazing job for its reviews. In considering in-ear headphones under $30, the Wirecutter tested 40 (after evaluating about 150). That’s a lot of listening. And it’s all for one of the most important audio decisions you’ve got, given how much of the time you probably listen to music with a relatively inexpensive headphone that’s mobile (and you wouldn’t worry about losing).
The Wirecutter’s choice is the Panasonic RP-TCM125 in-ear headphones, which you can buy for less than $15. The verdict? “They sound good, have a one-button remote and mic, fit well, come in a variety of colors and cost less than $15.”