Best Clip-On Headphones

Updated December 2019
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39 Models Considered
8 Hours Researched
1 Experts Interviewed
356 Consumers Consulted
Zero products received from manufacturers.

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Some people just hate the inner earbud style of headphones due to discomfort, while others have given up on getting them to stay put. Over-the-head headphones like Beats are one solution, but they are big and heavy. Clip-on headphones can offer a lightweight and slim profile alternative that’s especially useful when exercising. Clip-ons are designed to fit over the ears using hooks and connect to your device via jack or Bluetooth. They don’t intrude on the ear canal, which has the side benefit of not causing inner ear infections. Clip-ons also allow some outside audio, which makes them safer to use on the street, where it’s best not to completely shut out the outside world.

The team that worked on this review
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    Jacob
    Editorial Manager
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    Melinda
    Web Producer

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