We often get asked what we're using, be it devices, apps, or accessories. Ever since Apple bought Beats, we've increasingly been asked what headphones we're using. Given that there are a number of secret headphone shortcuts for controlling the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac as well, that should come as no surprise.
So, we rounded up the staff here at iMore and enlisted several of our friends from Mobile Nations and put together this list of our headphone favorites!
Pretty much everyone agrees that, if you're a frequent flier, the Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones are an absolute must have. They're comfortable and the active noise cancelation functionality is amazing. (These are also The Wirecutter's picks.)
Derek Kessler's quest for relatively affordable high-quality headphones came to an end with the Bang & Olufsen H6. From the lows to the highs and everything in between, the H6's are clean, crisp, and incredibly balanced. Plus they look great too. (These are also Marco Arment pick.)
Peter Cohen wants to hear what's happening around him and the Panasonic RP-HGS10 allows just that by conducting sound through your ear bones instead of blasting directly into your ear. Sounds strange but it works great!
Rene Ritchie received a pair of these as a Christmas gift and has been using them while excising. He mostly listens to podcasts, and the battery lasts a good long time and the sound is crisp and clear.
Rene Ritchie uses the Logitech Ultimate Ears 600vi for one simple reason — they have a clip on the cord and that means gravity is less likely to get pulled out of his ears, either while podcasting or while traveling.
Those are some of our favorite headphones. We're a mix of audio snobs, frequent flyers, and podcast producers, however, so we're fully aware our favorites might not be years. So here's where you come in! What's your favorite headphones for use with the iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac?