Apple manufactures at least 5 types of earphones. Apple’s first earphones were the Basic Earbuds. The classic white earbuds were sold with the company’s Smartphones and music players and they have no controls. The second earphones and third earphones were ones with a built-in mic and remote. The fourth was the Apple In-Ear Earphones. Although they also have a built-in mic and remote built-in like the other earphones, these ones are sold separately and are marketed as “pro” versions of the other earphones. The fifth and latest earphones from Apple are the Apple EarPods which are similar to previous earphones and are also sold separately.
This company is a manufacturer of premium headphones. Started by Joseph Grado and headquartered in Brooklyn, Grado manufactures premium headphones for consumers, professionals and business people. The company holds 48 patents and has won various awards and accolades. Grado sells its headphones under the name of four different series:
8. Beyer Dynamic
The company was founded in 1924 in Berlin by Eugen Beyer and it is a manufacturer of various audio electronics such as microphones and headphones. The headphones line includes in-ear headphones, mobile headphones, studio and stage headphones, hi-fi headphones, headphone amplifiers and various other headphone accessories.
Originated in 1981, this Singapore-based company is known for its consumer electronics. It has released headphones under the brand names of Sound Blaster and Fatal1ty.
Another company headquartered in Germany, Ultrasone is in the industry of audio electronics. It was founded in 1991 and since then has sold headphones for studio, DJ and consumers uses. Ultrasone’s headphones are claimed to be safe because they decrease the risk of hearing damage by reducing the headphone’s magnetic emissions by 98%.
The corporation was founded in Japan by Frederick Whitney Horn in 1910. It sells audio and visual products. Its range of headphones includes:
- Globe Cruiser
- Music Maniac
- Urban Raver
- Exercise Freak
Started in 1953, Koss is an American company headquartered in Wisconsin that specializes in the manufacture of headphones. The company sells full-size headphones, in-ear headphones, ear clip headphones, on-ear headphones and communication headsets.
The company was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. It is headquartered in Tokyo and sells consumer electronics, semi conductors, video games, computer hardware, etc. Its headphone range includes:
- Prestige headband
- Extra Bass & DJ
- Prestige In-Ear
- Hi-Fi & Home Entertainment
The company manufactures headphones for military, aviation and for consumers. It was founded in 1964 by Amar Bose in Massachusetts. Its headphone range includes:
- Noise Cancelling Headphones
- Sport Headphones
- Audio and Mobile Headphones
- Aviation Headsets
- Bluetooth Headsets
This German-based company was founded in 1945 by Fritz Sennheiser. It specializes in audio electronics for consumer, professional and business uses. Its range of headphones includes The Sennheiser HD650 open-air headphones and the Sennheiser PMX 60 neck-worn headphones.