Oct 13, 2023

Best earbuds for iPhone 15 series in 2023

These earbuds will help you get the most out of your audio experiences with the new iPhone 15

The iPhone 15 series was released at the end of September after its initial announcement at the most recent Apple Event. The iPhone continues to be one of the best phones on the market because of its versatility, fast processing, and unique features, and the latest iPhone lineup from Apple has USB-C charging, features the Dynamic Island on all the phones, and there are five new colors to choose from.

Because you're going to, or have already invested, heavily in a new iPhone, you'll want to protect it with a case. It's also a phone that you want to get the most out of, especially since you're spending or have spent a pretty penny to have it. That includes finding the right pair of earbuds. The iPhone 15 speakers sound better than earlier iPhones, but you don't want to have to rely on those when you're out and about. We've dug around to find the best earbuds for the iPhone 15 series.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) sync perfectly with the iPhone 15 and the latest updates include USB-C charging. The H2 chip brings top-end noise cancellation, and the custom driver delivers crisp high notes and deep bass. You can customize the surrounding sound with Spatial Audio and enjoy up to six hours of battery life.

The Bose QuietComfortII earbuds personalize the noise cancellation to your ears with high-end technology to block out any noise around you. They come with three sizes of ear tips to provide you with a better fit. These connect with the iPhone 15 easily, thanks to their Bluetooth 5.3 capability.

Checking the boxes across the board, the Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds bring top-notch audio to the iPhone 15. These are compact, offer high-resolution audio because of the specially designed driver, and deliver Sony's best call quality, thanks to the AI-driven noise reduction. They can also connect to multiple devices at once, so you can link to your iPhone 15 and iPad.

Working out is made easy with the Beats Fit Pro, which use Apple technology just like the iPhone 15. These pair easily and had added wingtips that are meant to stay in your ears during your workout. They offer long-lasting battery life and good active noise cancellation. They also last for six hours.

The biggest change with the iPhone 15 series is the transition to USB-C charging, which means there is no more lightning port for your headphones or charger. If you prefer wired earbuds, Apple has made its standard Earpods with a USB-C cable that works with the iPhone 15 series. They fit comfortably in your ear and include a built-in remote to answer calls, adjust the volume, and control playback of music.

The JBL Vibe Beam wireless earbuds are easy on your wallet and provide quality sound. They have a maximum wireless range of 800 feet and connect to your iPhone 15 via Bluetooth. They offer an eight-hour battery life and come with three sets of eartips to fit comfortably in your ears.

The JLab JBuds Air Sport earbuds are great for walking with or working out in because they hook behind your ears. These are great for the iPhone 15 because they let you customize your EQ settings, giving you the power to set up the sound how you like. You'll get 40+ hours of playtime in the charging case.

The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds give a supreme audio experience, thanks to the TrueResponse transducer and aptX Adaptive codec. They'll play anything that comes out of the iPhone 15, and they are personalized to fit your ears, thanks to the four silicone ear adapter sizes and three fin sizes. These also feature adaptive noise cancellation.

With the iPhone 15, you're going to want great earbuds to get the most out of your new phone. That's why we love the tried and true Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation), which are the best earbuds Apple makes. The newest versions are chargeable by a USB-C cable, meaning you can actually charge them from your iPhone 15. They offer Spatial Audio that let you customize the sound around you, and they last for up to six hours out of the case. Speaking of the USB-C cable, if you want wired earbuds, the Apple Earpods are now offered in a USB-C version to work with the iPhone 15.

If you want a premium audio option, the Sony WF-1000XM5 are great in terms of quality and active noise cancelation. If you're not looking to spend as much since you're buying a new iPhone 15, you can look at the JBL Vibe Beam earbuds, which are affordable, offer eight hours of battery life, and have a maximum wireless range of 800 feet. For those looking for more accessories for their iPhone 15 Plus, check out our list for the best cases.

This next-gen smartphone from Apple runs on the powerful A16 Bionic chip. With 5G readiness, a sleek aluminum frame, improved cameras, and IP68 resistance, the iPhone 15 promises to be a game-changer in the world of smartphones.

Chris Hachey is a freelancer writer with years of experience covering consumer tech. He has an affinity for finding deals and passing them on to readers as well as reviewing products to advise readers on them. Follow him @hach_tag.

Choosing the right earbuds for iPhone 15