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Best wired pocket earbuds to listen to music anywhere you go

We love our wireless earbuds, but what happens when you run out of charge or lose the charging case? Wired earbuds are a trusty failsafe to keep in your backpack or back pocket, so you never have to be without music again. Here are our favorite options.

Jogteg noise isolating wired earbuds

Noise cancellation is a must-have feature for any earbuds. Jogteg made these inexpensive earbuds for on-the-go listening with top-tier metal drivers that work great with low, medium and high frequencies.

With the built-in on-cord microphone, you can play or pause your music and skip back to the previous track. The single-button operation makes it easy to scroll between everything you need to do. You can even answer calls at the push of a button.

Apple EarPods with built-in microphone and cord remote

Did you know that Apple still makes wired headphones? With this generation of EarPods, you get excellent sound quality thanks to the engineered speaker drivers and superior call quality with the built-in microphone. And you can control your music volume with the remote buttons on your cord.

Some users have reported issues with microphone quality in the past, but there have been no issues with audio quality. Enjoy noise cancellation and crisp audio wherever you go, built on the back of Apple’s superior engineering.

Sephia wired in-ear earbuds

Sephia ditched the built-in microphone in exchange for a water-resistant design. A built-in audio magnet provides crystal-clear and quality sound, while the large 10 mm drivers improve bass.

Boosting the bass ensures a richer audio experience while canceling external noise by default. Attach the extra long cable to your iPhone or Android device and start listening right away.

Check your phone’s compatibility

Smartphone developers have been phasing out headphone jacks for some time now. The iPhone 7 wasn’t the first phone to drop the familiar 3.5 mm port, but it’s certainly the most well-known example.

Other companies followed suit, with Samsung ditching the headphone jack with the Galaxy A8 and Google doing the same with the Pixel 2.

You can still use wired earbuds even if your phone doesn’t have a built-in headphone jack. You’ll need a dongle, such as Apple’s Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter or a USB Type C to 3.5 mm adapter for other phones.

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