Whether you call them earbuds, earphones, or in-ear headphones, check out the best in-ear models we've tested. By Will Greenwald. Feb. 23, 2022, 12:10 a.m. Pros & Cons. Compare our Picks. If you're a music lover, chances are you're not happy with your phone or media player's bundled earphones. Most of the time, they sound pretty dismal.