As you probably already know, this is a website that's all about Android devices, gadgets, news, and anything like that. However, that's not to say that we never think about the "other side". And after showing you the best wireless earbuds for Android, it's only fair to list the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices as well!
We've got plenty of picks here. So, take a look at them and choose whatever fits you best. Without any further ado, let us get right into it!
1: Mixcder E9
The Mixcder E9 is often one of our top budget picks when it comes to budget Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices and Android ones alike. You get decent sound for your money, decent build quality, great battery life, and even ANC!
In case you're not familiar with it, ANC stands for Active Noise Cancelation. It's a sort of feature that helps a lot with blocking outside noises. And when you don't need it, you can easily disable it by using the ANC switch.
Its noise cancelation is extremely good for the money. You can easily use these headphones for commuting and in other noisy environments.
As far as sound is concerned, the bass is extremely good without overpowering the other frequencies and the same goes for the mids. However, the highs are admittedly not the best as they can be both sharp or dull depending on the track. But that's to be expected from a budget pair or nobody would ever spend more money on a pair of headphones.
Build quality is pretty good as well. Maybe a bit plasticky - but still very sturdy and it generally feels durable.
As expected from a pair of over-ear headphones, the battery life is pretty amazing. We're looking at about 30 hours of usage in one charge; depending on the overall volume and whether ANC is enabled or disabled. But, even without it, you're getting 2 hours of usage with a 5-minute charge. So, you generally won't have to worry about running out of battery with these.
At this price point, we don't have any complaints. The clamping force is a bit tight but pressure is evenly applied around the ears which helps a lot.
- Decent build quality for the money
- Great battery life
- Great bass
- Relatively bad highs
- May be a bit too tight for people with larger heads
It's impossible to create a list of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices without mentioning at least one version of AirPods. And if we have to pick one variant, that's most likely going to be the AirPods Pro!
First things first, let us start by saying that these offer the best noise cancelation that we've ever seen on earbuds. If in-ear headphones are to your liking and you commute very often, there is no better option than the AirPods Pro. Of course, they come with a price tag to match their quality - but we're used to seeing that with Apple.
If you don't need a lot of noise isolation, the Galaxy Buds+ are the next best (and cheaper) pick. But, more on that later.
As with most earbuds these days, the AirPods come with their own wireless charging case which gives you up to 24 extra hours of battery life. The earbuds on their own give you about 4.5 hours - which isn't a lot when you compare them to wireless over-ear headphones - but chances are it's going to be more than enough for most people.
Comfort is a bit of a hit or miss here. Some people just don't like having earbuds resting inside their ear canal. So, if you previously tried other earbuds and didn't find the comfort levels to be good, chances are that these are not going to change your mind (Even though they are more comfortable than most of the cheaper options).
Their overall sound quality is extremely good to the point where they directly compete with the best earbuds and even IEMs. In fact, the only thing that separates them from the Galaxy Buds+ is personal taste. Both of them are extremely good.
- Best compatibility with iPhone devices
- Amazing sound quality and balanced as well
- Premium build
- Very small even by earbud standards
- Amazing ANC performance
- Mediocre battery life
- No water resistance rating (We only mention this as a con due to the relatively high price tag)
We know what you are thinking. "Samsung earpads on an Apple device?" Well, yes. Why not? You're losing some features such as the Ambient Sound control and Quick Pairing. But, other than that, you're still getting the very same, great-sounding earbuds that you would otherwise get on a Samsung or Android device as well.
So, if you don't care too much for noise isolation and the aforementioned features, the Galaxy Buds+ are truly one of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices! And cheaper than the AirPods Pro as well.
Let us start by saying that these offer quite possibly the best battery life we've seen on earbuds as of yet. 11 hours on a single charge with in-ear headphones is quite a big deal and you get 22 more with the help of the wireless charging case. And even if they didn't, 3 minutes of charging can give you an hour of playtime thanks to Quick Charging anyway.
These earbuds offer a few features that you don't commonly find in other headphones. However, as we mentioned above, the app is only available on Android devices. So, you are unfortunately going to be missing out on that kind of stuff.
In terms of comfort and build quality, the Galaxy Buds+ are on par with other high-end earbuds. So, if you like in-ear headphones - these are for you. If not, you're probably not going to change your mind now.
As you'd obviously expect from high-end earbuds, the sound quality of the Galaxy Buds+ is amongst the best we've ever heard. It's just as good as the AirPods Pro with more of a thump when it's needed.
And when it comes to downsides, apart from the lack of software on iOS, we really don't have anything serious to mention.
- Amazing sound - both in balance and in quality
- Superb battery life (At least as far as earbuds are concerned)
- Decent build quality
- Software is not available in iOS - which means you can't use some features on an iPhone
- No ANC (Passive noise isolation is just passable but not the best as far as commuting is concerned)
- No water resistance or waterproofing certification despite the relatively high price tag
As far as comfort and active noise cancelation are concerned, nothing beats the Bose QuietComfort 35 II and that easily makes them one of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices! In fact, if you want an over-ear pick for commuting, we'd say that this is hands down the best option. Period.
Let us start by saying that this may be the best noise cancelation we've seen yet. That's what makes these headphones so good for commuting. They just block engine noises and even chattering very effectively.
Other than that, comfort is also probably the best we've seen in over-ear headphones. The overall clamping force is very low and the leatherette over-ears very-well padded as well.
As far as audio is concerned, audio quality is remarkable. But, when it comes to audio reproduction, we'd say that the lower frequencies are a tiny bit overemphasized. That's a great thing if you love a somewhat strong bass - not so much if you're an audiophile who aims for neutral sound. And we say that cause the price of these headphones puts them up there with mid-range audiophile headphones like the HD600.
The battery life of 20 hours is more than satisfactory by our standards and the onboard controls along with the software that you can use with them are all welcome additions.
At this point, we usually mention a few downsides. But, we are really struggling to find anything that's wrong with the QuietComfort 35 II. The microphone is all-around mediocre for a headset - but the same applies to every wireless pair we've ever tried.
That aside, these may also not be the best pick as far as working out is concerned. That's mostly due to the low clamping force which only allows you to take them out for a chill jogging session.
- Maybe the most comfortable pair of over-ear headphones
- Extremely lightweight for what it is
- Maybe the best ANC we've ever seen (More or less on par with Sony's offering down below)
- Onboard controls and extra software are always welcome additions
- One of the priciest picks on this list
- No water resistance certification despite the very high price tag
- Less portable than earbuds by design
If there's one pair of wireless headphones that can compete with the Quiet Comfort 35 II in terms of noise isolation, then that's no doubt the Sony WH-1000XM3. So, it's no surprise that it deservers a spot as one of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices.
Let us start by saying that this is another very expensive choice. Sony's offering is one of our most pricy picks on this list but also one of the most premium ones. They are extremely sturdy yet flexible with superb sound quality as well.
To be more specific with sound, one of the first things we noticed is that it's much more overemphasized compared to the QuietComfort 35 II. That's good if you're a bass lover but definitely not ideal if you're after neutral sound.
Comfort is all-around pretty good. There is not a whole lot of clamping force, the earpads are thick yet soft, and there's plenty of padding on the top as well.
As we previously mentioned, the noise cancelation on these headphones is one of the best, if not the best. So, if you want a more bassy alternative to the Quiet Comfort 35, you just found it.
Last, but not least, there are plenty of touch gestures to use so that you won't have to take out your iPhone every time you want to answer a call or change the song.
We don't have anything serious to report in terms of downsides. The microphone is kind of mediocre but the same applies to almost every wireless pair we've ever tried anyway.
- Very good build quality
- Pretty comfortable
- Extremely large battery (30 to 35 hours according to Sony)
- The gesture-based controls take a bit of time to get used to
- Not the best in terms of stability which makes them unsuitable for intense workouts (But they are just fine for jogging)
While we're at it, let us not forget to mention the portable counterpart of the Sony WH-1000XM3: the Sony WF-1000XM3. Sure, Sony could put a little bit more work into naming their products. But there is no doubt that the headphones are top-notch in terms of quality.
Since the Sony WF-1000XM3 is more or less just a portable version of what is already one of the best wireless pairs, it goes without saying that this one is also worthy of being named one of the best wireless headphones for iPhone smartphones!
But, as you probably expected, switching from an over-ear design to an in-ear one requires a few sacrifices. First of all, the noise cancelation, while more than decent, is nowhere near as good as what the over-ear variant is offering.
That aside, there is a sort of audio property that we call "soundstage". Soundstage is how well your headphones can reproduce space. It makes the difference between hearing every instrument inside your head and maybe a meter away to your left as if it's next to you. Most in-ear headphones offer zero soundstage and the Sony WF-1000XM3 are not an exception to that rule.
Don't get us wrong. The sound quality is still superb and more or less on par with their over-ear siblings (Though, bass delivery can greatly differ depending on the seal). It's just the soundstage that's more narrow. The sound is a bit more inside your head and whether you'll like this or not is a matter of personal preference.
Battery life is obviously going to be much shorter compared to what you get with over-ear and on-ear headphones. The 6 hours of battery life that the Sony WF-1000XM3 delivers is more or less the average amongst earbuds.
- Very portable
- All-around great sound
- Decent noise cancelation
- Narrower soundstage by design (Could be good if you prefer that kind of sound)
- Stability and bass delivery is a hit or miss depending on whether the ear-tips fit well into your ears or not
- Expensive without a water-resistance certification
Check out the Sony WF-1000XM3 on Amazon
7: Tozo T10
We've included plenty of high-end options so far. So, how about something a tiny bit more affordable? As far as budget earbuds are concerned, we'd say that the TOZO T10 is one of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices.
One thing we can't understand is how such cheap earbuds come with high levels of water-resistance and even waterproofing while premium options like Sony's offering don't. IP-X8 is nothing to laugh at.
That aside, let us start by saying that these headphones are extremely bassy. If you're not a fan of heavy bass, definitely consider getting something else. And, as per usual with bass-heavy headphones, the highs are also overemphasized and all-around sharp.
And we're not saying that the audio is necessarily bad. It's just what it is - bassy and sharp.
The comfort levels may be slightly worse compared to other earbuds as the TOZO T10s need to be pushed a little bit deep into your ears. And if you don't feel comfortable with that, you probably won't appreciate these earbuds.
At this point, it's worth noting that despite their low price tag, the TOZO T10s are quite sturdy. Their build quality is absolutely higher than average.
Their battery life of 4 hours is generally considered weak. But, at the very least, the wireless charging case gives you an extra 14 hours.
As far as soundproofing is concerned, while you don't get active noise cancelation, the passive noise isolation of these things is absolutely superb. They can directly compete with mediocre ANC and sometimes they even surpass it. Of course, the downside to that is that you are not going to be able to listen to environmental noises which can be a problem in certain situations.
- Waterproof in small depths (Generally about a meter or so)
- Bass is very overemphasized and the highs are sharp (Can be a good thing too if you like that kind of sound)
- Bad battery life
If you like on-ear headphones, it's hard to go wrong with the Bose SoundLink On-Ear. In fact, we'd say it's one of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices!
Let us start by saying that these are extremely comfortable. Especially for on-ear headphones. The clamping force is very low and so is the weight while the earpads are very soft with plenty of padding on top. It's hard to go wrong with the SoundLink On-Ear in terms of comfort.
Of course, the downside to low clamping force is that you also lose stability. While you can definitely take these out for a chill jogging session, we probably wouldn't recommend them for more intense activities.
Since there is no ANC and the passive sound isolation is mediocre at best, these headphones are suitable in cases where you need to be aware of your surroundings. Maybe for cycling or jogging in the city. However, if you primarily need headphones for commuting, these are probably not your ideal pick.
The battery life of 15 hours is relatively low compared to over-ear headphones. But, then again, don't forget that this is a much smaller/compact pair with Quick Charging as well.
Last, but not least, the sound signature is all-around pleasant. Not too bassy, not too sharp.
And when it comes to downsides, well, if you don't mind having the earpads resting on your ears, there really isn't much else that we can complain about here.
- Very lightweight
- More portable than over-ear headphones
- Great sound
- Decent battery life (Though not nearly as good as most over-ear headphones)
- The on-ear design doesn't feel comfortable for some (Just like with earbuds)
- Noise isolation is mediocre at best
If you're on the lookout for a pair of waterproof, budget earbuds, nothing can beat LETSCOM's offering. This is one of the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices in the budget sector.
To be more specific, we're talking about an IPX7 rating which isn't the best. But, hey, for about $20, we definitely can't ask for more. Other than that, these also come with an ear-hook and that makes them an ideal option for working out.
Since they rest inside the ear canal, this gives them somewhat decent passive noise isolation. But without ANC, they shouldn't be your first choice when it comes to commuting.
Their sound quality isn't the best. As expected from a pair of budget headphones, their bass range is a bit overemphasized and the audio quality is generally not the best. But, for $20, it's hard to go wrong with them.
If there's one thing that's impressive about them, apart from the fact that they offer water resistance at such a low cost, then that's definitely going to be their battery life.
8 hours of battery life is more than most wireless earbuds offer regardless of the price. And while there is no charging case to give you even more battery life (But there is a small carrying case), we weren't expecting to get such a thing at such a low cost anyways.
- Very cheap
- Great value
- Pretty stable with the help of the ear hooks
- Water resistant
- No charging case
- Overall a step below our other picks in terms of quality in terms of both sound and build (Which is to be expected at this price point)
10: Jaybird Vista
The Jaybird Vista are all around one of the best pairs we've ever tried. So it goes without saying that they are worthy of a spot amongst the best Bluetooth headphones for iPhone devices!
Let us start by saying that these sort of fins on top increase stability quite a lot without making the headphones uncomfortable. So, if you need something for working out without the (For some) annoying ear-hooks, the Jaybird Vista is one of the best picks for you.
They deliver strong bass without it overwhelming over frequencies and perfectly accurate mids as well. The highs can be a bit too sharp but your experience may vary depending on what you're used to, the seal, the EQ, and your personal preferences as well.
You can expect to get about 6 hours of usage without the use of the charging case and about 10 more hours with it. The earbuds themselves are rather average in terms of battery life - but the charging case could offer much more.
One of the few downsides of these headphones is that they don't offer ANC. So, if you're primarily looking for something that can help with commuting, maybe consider one of our other picks. But, for the rest of us, their passive noise isolation is going to be more than enough.
Comfort is generally one step above thanks to the ear fins. They balance the weight a bit more evenly instead of letting the headphones rest completely inside your ear canal.
Another good thing about them is that they offer IPX7 water resistance. So, while you won't be able to safely submerge them, they should be able to take a few splashes and rain no problem.
- Great sound
- More comfortable than most earbuds
- IPX7 water-resistance certification
- A bit expensive
- No ANC
Best Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone Devices: FAQ
As you've probably already seen by now, headphones are a bit more complicated than your average person seems to think. It's not as simple as picking one pair and saying that it's better than anything else.
There are tons of pros and cons to consider. Things like soundstage, audio signature, comfort, battery life, weight, noise isolation, waterproofing, and more.
That's why we decided to address some common questions before wrapping up this article. Feel free to skip right at the end if you already know what the best option for you is.
What is ANC?
ANC stands for Active Noise Cancelation. It's a sort of feature to drastically reduce outside noises.
The way that it works is that the headphones use one or multiple microphones to capture outside noises and then immediately replay them out-of-phase in your ears to cancel them out. That's obviously a massive oversimplification but that's the gist of it.
ANC is extremely useful when there's a need to block low-end sounds. That's why we highly recommend headphones with ANC for commuting.
The exact performance of ANC can greatly differ from headphones to headphones. But it's generally better than having passive noise isolation.
Passive noise isolation is just that. Passive. It uses the build materials of the headphones like the leather and plastic to block outside noises.
The only kind of headphones that doesn't offer any noise isolation at all are open-back headphones - but there are none in this list.
If there's one downside to ANC, that would be the price. You'll rarely find any headphones with noise cancelation for less than $100.
What is an IP Certification?
Many headphones offer a certain level of water resistance or waterproofing. The problem is that manufacturers can claim whatever they want. You need some kind of proof that the headphones that you're looking for can indeed withstand water - and that's where IP certifications come in.
An IP certification means that the pair of headphones were tested from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). That's how you know that the manufacturer isn't lying and is not trying to draw you in with bs marketing.
There are two numbers in an IP rating. The first tells you how much protection you get from solid materials (Ex. Sand) and the second one points to liquid ones like water. IPX is when the rating is simplified and you get both ratings in one number (IPX7).
Most earbuds generally can't get damaged with solid materials like sand anyway, which is most likely why we get IPX ratings with one digit.
Keep in mind that this certification costs money for the manufacturer. That's why very cheap headphones may not come with an IP rating - even if they are actually water-resistant or even waterproof.
What is a Sound Signature?
While reading our reviews, you probably noticed how we talk about the bass, mids, and highs of headphones. Different pairs will balance these frequencies out differently.
Some headphones try to deliver everything equally, others give more emphasis on base, while some also deliver very intense highs. And, of course, there's everything in-between. That's sound signature.
And that's also why it's not that easy to tell what sounds better or not. After a certain point in terms of quality, everything comes down to personal preference. Most audiophiles prefer a balanced sound signature. But, there are also tons of people out there that prefer overemphasized bass.
At the end of the day, all that matters is for you to buy whatever you personally prefer.
What are the Best Bluetooth Headphones for iPhone Devices?
This is a common one from people who are new to the audio world. We understand that you may want to just skip all details and learn what's the best pick. But, in reality, there's no such thing.
Different headphones have different advantages and disadvantages. Not to mention that people have their own personal preferences as well.
There are tons of things that play a massive role. IP rating, ANC, soundstage, portability, passive noise isolation, etc.
And one thing that's good for you is not necessarily good for the others as well. For example, headphones with good noise isolation are good for people who travel a lot - but not necessarily good for athletes who want to stay aware of their environment.
So, at the end of the day, all you can do is take a look at our picks, see what fits you best, then get that one. Because if you're expecting to find one option that's objectively the best, you're likely to be disappointed. Not only with headphones - but with most tech-related stuff.
These are our top picks for now. Let us know which one you prefer in the comments section down below!
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