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Best Headphones For Small Ears 2018

(Last Updated On: June 9, 2018)

Getting a headphone for people who have small ears is a nightmare since most of the headphones in the market are designed for an average sized ear. Same goes for the people who have big ears, both extremes find it hard to get a headphone that is comfortable and yet fits well. Even though there are different wearing designs of the headphones available to the masses but still the over-ear and on-ear headphones don’t provide a single model that can be used by people who have small ears. The rest is left up to in-ear design headphones which provide a lot of options for small ears. We have compiled some of the best headphones for small ears below in this publication do have a look at them. If you decide to look for a headphone which suits the small ears then there are few things that you should keep in mind to make a smart decision. Let’s get into those first.

Fit

The first and obvious thing to look for in a headphone for small ears is if it fits well in the ear canal. To find that out that if they fit well or not you should look for design feature such as adaptable earbuds. These earbuds are made of solid and soft materials which adapt to the shape of the ear of the user and apart from that the manufacturers provide different ear sleeves for the earbuds that you can put on for a size and whichever fits in your ear you are set.

Comfort

The next thing that you have to consider while getting a headphone that will go well with small ears is the comfort level. A headphone just doesn’t have to fit well but is also has to be comfortable as well. There are a lot of headphones that can fit well in a small ear but they can’t be worn for long durations as they start to cause fatigue to the ears and that is not a good experience to have.

Sound Quality

The next thing that you should consider in a headphone for small ears is the sound quality factor. This is important because there are a lot of cheap headphones costing under $20 or $30 that provide a great fit for small ears and they provide a good fit at the cost of the sound quality. The sound quality should not be compromised on the headphones not over anything because if you are not getting a good sound quality of a headphone then they are just worthless.

Noise Cancellation/Isolation

If you are going for an in-ear design for the headphones and the chances of that happening are very high, then you have to sacrifice on the noise cancellation feature in a headphone. The reason behind it is that the noise cancellation feature is mostly available in over the ear or on ear designs. The in-ear design headphone mostly get noise isolation feature at the higher end models. But don’t worry noise isolation feature works great on the in-ear design headphones because that design is already well suited to cancel out outside noise and with the noise isolation layer on them the headphones provide some of the best capability of noise cancellation without the digital system of noise cancellation.

Now let’s start with the best headphones we have on here for small ears.

Best Headphones For Small Ears (Comparison)

HeadphoneWeight 
Sennheiser MM30i Headphones1.1 ozCheck Price
JBL Yurbuds Inspire 100 Vivid Sport Earbuds1.90 ozCheck Price
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series In-Ear Headphone0.70 ozCheck Price
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphone (Editor's Choice)0.56 ozCheck Price

 

Sennheiser MM30i Headphone

The first headphone we have on here for small ears is the model MM30i produced by Sennheiser.Best Headphones For Small Ears Sennheiser is a reputable manufacturer when it comes to production of high quality headphones. This particular model of headphone produced by Sennheiser is well suited for small ears and it has high ratings as well. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

The MM30i headphone has a ear canal design that is designed to fit inside your ear perfectly. The MM30i headphone comes with 3 ear sleeves provided by Sennheiser which provide the user with the ability to create a custom fit for him or herself. The design of the MM30i not only fits well but also provides some of the best comfort level for your listening experience. The MM30i also is a very lightweight headphone.

When it comes to features the MM30i headphone comes with a noise isolation feature which cancels out outside noise during your listening experience. The MM30i headphone has an inline remote with all the control on it. The inline remote has a built in mic as well for answering phone calls conveniently. The frequency rate of the mic on MM30i headphone is between 80Hz and 15,000Hz and the frequency rate of the headphone is between 17Hz and 20,000Hz. The impedance in this headphone is measured at 16ohms and the sound pressure level of this headphone is 106db. The MM30i headphone comes with a 1.2m length cable and the connector on this headphone is 3.5mm which is angled.

When it comes to performance the MM30i headphone provides the very good sound quality comparing to other in-ear headphones as it is expected out of a Sennheiser headphone. The 3 ear sleeves that come with the headphone provide an adjustable option for small ears and very good adjustment options too. The noise isolation on the MM30i headphone is very good and the outside noise barely makes a dent on your listening experience. The MM30i headphone comes with a 2 year warranty as well.

The only thing that bothered us about this headphone is the build quality, it is not very good. So you have to be careful with it.

ProsCons
Comfortable FitBuild Quality Not That Good
Good Noise Isolation
Excellent Sound Quality

Conclusion

If you are looking for a small ear headphone from a reputable manufacture and you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on it then MM30i headphone by Sennheiser is your best option.

 

 

JBL Yurbuds Inspire 100 Vivid Sport Earbuds

The next headphone we have on here for small ears is the Yurbuds Inspire 100 produced by JBL.Best Headphones For Small Ears JBL is a renowned manufacturer of good headphones and it has been around in the headphone arena for quite sometime now. The Inspire 100 headphone is one of the most recommended headphones by the people with small ears. This headphone is made for use during workouts and other athletic activities and it has good ratings as well. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

We start with the design of the Inspire 100 headphone. The Inspire 100 headphone has a never fall out design that is due to the unique lock design of the headphone that you can see demonstrated in the video below. The Inspire 100 is made using a soft silicone material which fits perfectly in small ears. And due to that soft silicone material the Inspire 100 headphone is very comfortable to wear as well. The build quality of the Inspire 100 headphone is very good making it very durable. The Inspire 100 headphone overall is very light in weight.

When it comes to features the Inspire 100 headphone is IPX5 sweat proof which means you can use this headphone outdoors in any weather or in the gym and you will not have to worry about your headphone getting wet or getting damaged due to moisture. The design of the Inspire 100 headphone allows for you to stay aware of your surrounding allowing some ambient sound to get in which is a well thought out feature especially if you are outdoors.

The driver of this headphone is 14.2mm and the driver type on this headphone is dynamic. The frequency of this headphone is between 20Hz and 20,000Hz.

When it comes to performance the build quality of the headphone is very good and it will fit very well in the small ears. The listening experience on this headphone is very comfortable as well and you will not experience fatigue over long duration use. The sound quality of the Inspire 100 headphone is adequate and it is what you expect from a headphone which has a price tag  of under $20.

The only thing that bothered us about this headphone is the lack of mic.

ProsCons
Sports HeadphoneNo Mic
Sweat Proof IPX5
Budget Friendly
Never Fall Out Design

Conclusion

If you are looking for a headphone suitable for small ears that can be used during working out and it durable then look no further than Inspire 100 headphone by JBL.

 

 

 

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series In-Ear Headphone

The next headphone we have on here for small ears is the model C5 headphone produced by Bowers & Wilkins.Best Headphones For Small Ears Bowers & Wilkins is among the high end headphone manufacturers of the world which produce high quality headphone. This particular model of headphone produced by Bowers & Wilkins is suitable for small ears and it has good ratings as well. How it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

The C5 headphone by B&W has an ergonomic design which comes with a secure loop which allows the headphone to be adjusted to your ear shape so it can fit in your ears perfectly. This headphone not only provides a perfect fit to it’s users but also a comfortable listening experience as well. The C5 headphone is durable as well and it has a lightweight construction.

The features of the C5 headphone include a micro porous filter which allows for the production of high quality sound. The driver on the C5 headphone is 9.2mm. The frequency of the C5 headphone is between 10Hz and 20,000Hz. The impedance of this headphone is 32ohms. The sound sensitivity of the C5 headphone is 115db and the connector on this headphone is 3.5mm. The cable of the C5 headphone is 1.2m in length.

When it comes to performance the C5 headphone produces excellent quality sound. The adjustable design of the earbuds allows the user with small ears to have a comfortable experience with no ear fatigue. The sound leakage on this headphone is very little almost non existent.

The thing that bothered us about this headphone is the noise isolation feature.

ProsCons
Secure Loop DesignNone That We Could Find
High Quality Sound
Very Little Sound Leakage
Adjusts To Ear Shape

Conclusion

The C5 headphone by Bowers & Wilkins is a great sounding headphone for small ears and if you don’t mind the lack of noise isolation on this headphone then it is a good option for you.

 

 

 

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphone – (Editor’s Choice)

The last headphone we have on here for small ears is the Momentum In-Ear headphone produced by Sennheiser.Best Headphones For Small Ears Sennheiser is a reputable name in the production of high quality headphones. The Momentum In-Ear headphone is well suited for small ears and it has good ratings as well. so how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

We start with the design of the Momentum In-Ear headphone and it has a very good ergonomic design for the small ears. The earbuds in this headphone are adaptable to the shape of the ears due to the use of such material by Sennheiser. The earbuds of Momentum headphone are adjustable up to the angle of 15o. The four ear sleeves that come with the Momentum headphone are there for users to customize their earbuds according to what fits them perfectly. The Momentum headphone not only provides the perfect fit for the users with small ears but also provide a very comfortable listening experience as well. The Momentum In-Ear headphone has a very solid build quality.

The Momentum headphone when it comes to features has an intuitive remote with built-in mic. The cable on this headphone is elliptical which minimizes the tangle. The impedance on this headphone is 18ohms while the headphone frequency is between 15Hz and 22,000Hz. The sound pressure level of the headphone is 118db. The mic’s frequency on the Momentum headphone is between 100Hz and 10,000Hz and the mic of this headphone is omni directional. The mic sensitivity of this headphone is -44db. The cable length of the Momentum headphone is 1.3m and the connector on this headphone is 3.5mm angled jack.

When it comes to performance the Momentum headphone produces excellent sound quality. The material used for this headphone’s construction makes it very durable. The Momentum headphone is well suited for small ears because the variety of options available to fit these in your ears. There have been no reported issues regarding it’s performance or build quality.

ProsCons
Adaptable EarbudsNone That We Could Find
Strong Build
Elliptical Cable Minimized Tangle
Suitable For Small Ears

Conclusion

To simply put it if you are looking for a headphone for small ears that is simply the best look no further than Momentum In-Ear Headphone by Sennheiser.

 

 

Conclusion

The headphones listed here for small ears are some of the best available in the market. If they have any issues regarding their performance or build quality they have been mentioned here in this publication. We hope you find this publication useful. Let us know what you think about these headphones in the comments below.

 

 

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