Finding the best headphones for people who wear glasses may seem like an impossible task. Glasses and headphones go together like cats and dogs, or fire and water, or… well, you get it. And yet you experience the same annoyances every day. From poorly fitting ear cups to bands that pinch and put pressure on frames, we’ve seen it all. That’s why it was finally time to stop the madness and put together an honest roundup of the best products that make an effort to solve the issue.
Roundup: The best headphones for people who wear glasses
We’re looking to accomplish a few things in this review, including get you set up in a pair of headphones that accommodate glasses. To get the job done, we’re going to evaluate using the following criteria:
- Comfort. Our top pick should allow you to wear glasses for an extended period of time without discomfort. That means that everything from the ear cups to the pressure placed on your head have to be perfect. Frames should fit snugly and without any pinching, rubbing, or other pains.
- Sound quality. The next order of business is picking headphones that sound as good as they feel. After all, what good are headphones that feel great if they sound like garbage? At that point you’re wearing a fancy (and expensive) headband.
- Utility. The best headphones for people who wear glasses have to do more than just be comfortable. No features of modern headphones should be sacrificed, including making and receiving calls, on-headset controls, and great battery life.
Without further ado, let’s get into the list!
Mifo O5 Plus Gen 2: Editor’s pick for best earbuds for people with glasses – $89.99 at Mifo.us
Where to buy the Mifo O5 Plus Gen 2 earbuds
- Editor’s Note: The Gen 2 is not available on Amazon or other channels at the time of publishing. The original O5 Plus is available for the similar pricing plus tax on Amazon.com here, but does not include power bank and upgraded sound quality.
So what makes the Mifo O5 Plus Gen 2 the best “daily driver” earbuds?
Jabra Elite Active 75t: Solid but pricey sports earbuds – Check price at Amazon.com
Where to buy the Jabra Elite 75t earbuds in the US
Why Jabra makes the list of best earbuds at the nexus of value and features
Bose Sports Earbuds: Earphones that live up to the Bose name, with minor drawbacks – Check price at Amazon.com
Where to buy the Bose Sports earbuds in the US
Why Bose gets our approval for performance to value
Sony WF-1000XM3: Great for sitting at home, tough to use on the go – Check price at Amazon.com
Where to buy the Sony WF1000-XM3 in the US
Runners-up: Best Wireless Earbuds for Value to Performance
Apple Powerbeats Pro – Check price at Amazon.com
Raycon Everyday E25: Smart marketing with dated tech – Check price at Amazon.com
Apple AirPods Pro – Check price at Amazon.com
Jaybird Vista 2 – Check price at Amazon.com
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus – Check price at Amazon.com
Soundpeats Sonic: Good for bargain bin earbuds, but left us wishing we spent more – Check price on Amazon.com
Headphones Friendly Glasses Questions and Answers
How are you supposed to wear glasses with headphones?
Very carefully! In all honesty, the headphones or earbuds you select should be based on the type of glasses you own as well as the shape of your head. Everybody is unique, and so we selected headphones that we thing will work for most people. In the end, the only way to be truly comfortable is to get a pair and try them out. Of the options we listed above, the general consensus that true wireless earbuds are the best solution, as they do not interfere with glasses in any way, and are most likely to
What is the best gaming headset for people with glasses?
Gaming headsets for people who wear glasses are a different animal. They need to be comfortable and wearable with glasses for hours on end, and fall outside the current scope of our review. We looked at headphones that would be good for listening to music, podcasts, and other activities that take a few hours at a time. In addition, our headphones do not include a boom mic, common in gaming headsets. We’ll cover these in a future review.
Are there any headphones that are comfortable with glasses?
If you’re not finding what you need in this article, or have tried a number of headphones without success, you may need to look at solutions that don’t touch your ears or head whatsoever. We’ve heard of people who just can’t wear headphones or earbuds at all because they are painful or uncomfortable. There are a number of options we have covered in other reviews, and you can start here.