Product in this article

It goes without saying that earphones (short for “in-ear headphones”) typically come with different features and functions. This can be anything from noise-cancelling technology to Bluetooth connectivity and an IPX-rated water/sweatproof design. 

But perhaps, one of the most common features that earphones offer are built-in microphones, which comes in handy for handsfree callers.

How does the microphone on earphones work?

The mic is commonly integrated with the in-line remote which allows you to take or end hands-free calls using the sliding tab or volume button. It’s important to note that not all microphones are made equal. Some perform with better background noise cancellation, and some have better voice projection.

So, if you want to avoid repeating your replies during calls, look to our list of earphone options that have good microphone options.

1. Sony WF-1000XM3

Best earphones with mic for Android

Price from RM895.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM895.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM949.00

More than just a sleek-looking pair of wireless earphones, the Sony WF-1000XM3 offers you the ultimate listening experience of noise-cancellation technology. That means you can truly immerse yourself in your favourite music.

Other highlights include a snug-fit design, a powerful 6mm driver unit that produces crystal-clear sound quality and durable battery life up to 6-8 hours of continuous playback. It also comes with dual microphones that has noise-sensor technology to help minimise unwanted external noises, namely city traffic. This in turn, helps to make your hands-free call sounds clearer and audible.

2. Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds

Best wireless earbuds with mic

Price from RM599.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM599.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM599.00

Whether you are wearing them for sports or leisure, this truly-wireless Jabra Elite Active 65t fits snugly yet comfortably in your ears even after long hours. You can personalise your sound profile using the Jabra Sound+ app, complete with EQ presets that allows you to adjust your preferred bass and treble.

Other highlights include a built-in microphone for taking calls, decent battery life that is able to last up to 5 hours and an extra 10 hours if you use the Jabra Elite Active 65t’s bundled compact-sized charging case.

3. SoundPEATS Q30 PLUS Wireless Magnetic Headphones

Best earphones with mic for PS4

Price from RM135.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM135.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM135.00

Despite its mid-range price point, the SoundPeats Q30 Plus doesn’t skimp on features. Expect crisp sound quality, thanks to the combination of 6mm driver and aptX technology along with a long-lasting battery life that can sustain up to 8 hours on a single charge.

The SoundPeats Q30 Plus also comes equipped with noise-cancelling technology. Therefore, one can enjoy their favourite music or PS4 game with minimum interruption from background noises. An in-line remote is also included, complete with mic and volume control for taking a hands-free call and adjusting volumes.

4. HyperX Cloud Earbuds

Best earphones with mic for gaming

Price from RM129.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM129.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM129.00

Specially built for gamers in mind, the HyperX Cloud earbuds packs with all the essentials: a tangle-free cable, a superior sound quality and a built-in microphone that allows you to answer phone calls and communicate via game chat regardless of your friend(s) or teammate(s).

If that’s not enough, the HyperX Cloud earbuds also come with a convenient carrying case to store your belonging and three different sizes of interchangeable silicone ear tips to ensure perfect fit and comfort.

5. Skullcandy Ink’d 2.0

Best cheap earphones with mic

Price from RM48.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM48.00

Tight on budget? Well, if you are looking for a decent quality of mic-enabled earbuds that will not break your bank, you might want to consider the wallet-friendly Skullcandy Ink’d 2.0. The sound quality is sufficient enough for such a price point, thanks to the combination of neodymium magnets and a reasonably large 11mm dynamic driver.

These earbuds are also blessed with a flat cable design, which means you don’t have to worry about getting them all tangled. Another highlight worth noting here is the inclusion of an in-line remote that allows you to take calls. Additionally, you can adjust volumes as well as play or pause music - all integrated with simply one-button control.

This legendary Danish electronics brand is no stranger to manufacturing high-quality audio products, namely the B&O Play Beoplay E8. It’s the company’s truly wireless earphones made from premium materials including the likes of stainless steel, aluminium and leather.

The earphones also comes with a Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, an omnidirectional microphone and touch-based controls that lets you perform activities like playing or skipping tracks and taking calls.

7. RHA T10i

Best wired earphones with mic

Price from RM729.00

While some people prefer the convenience of wireless earphones, others still feel comfortable with the good old wired variety. Among them worth considering for is the RHA T10i, which is uniquely designed using stainless-steel material. It boasts excellent sound quality, offering fine bass and treble that makes listening music like pop, rock and jazz an immersive experience.

Then, there are the over-ear hooks, ergonomically designed to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. The RHA T10i also packed a three-button in-line remote for controlling music and volume, with an added microphone that allows you to take a hands-free call.

8. Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear M2 IEi

Best earphones with mic for iPhone

Price from RM384.58

A trusted name in audio technology, Sennheiser’s iOS-compatible Momentum M2 IEi earbuds range is designed with utmost functionality and comfort in mind. Expect great sound quality no matter if you are listening to pop, rock or even classical jazz music. The earphones are also ergonomically built to ensure a snug fit in your ears.

Another notable feature are the earphones’ sturdy built in-line remote and microphone for the likes of adjusting volumes and taking hands-free calls. Not to forget, the elliptical cable design helps to reduce common tangling issues. Finally, it comes with a portable carrying case for safekeeping your earbuds wherever you go.

9. Anker SoundBuds Slim+

Best earphones with mic and volume control

Price from RM159.00

True to its name, the Anker SoundBuds Slim+ is both small and lightweight enough to be worn comfortably even after long hours. It include an amazing battery life that can last around 7 hours of playback as well as an IPX5 rating that is both resistant against sweat and water. Not forgetting, it also features high-resolution HD sound quality, thanks to its aptX technology.

The Anker SoundBuds Slim+ is also equipped with a convenient in-line remote, complete with easy-to-use three buttons to control your music volumes and a microphone for taking calls.

10. Anker SoundCore Liberty Air

Best earphones with mic for PC

Price from RM389.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM389.00

Enjoy the freedom of wireless music while connecting to your PC or laptop with Anker SoundCore Liberty Sir. It features graphene-coated drivers that produce crisp sound and deeper bass with minimum distortion.
It also comes equipped with two built-in microphones featuring a stereo sound for clearer call quality. Meanwhile the added noise-cancelling technology means you will have little trouble talking and hearing voices from the other side even if you are in the noisy area.

Other highlights include a Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and a reasonably durable battery life up to 5 hours of continuous playback on a single charge.

11. Cooler Master MH703

Best earphones with mic for Xbox One

Price from RM139.00

Versatility comes to mind for the Cooler Master MH703, which is great for gaming on the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Highlights include a large 10mm neodymium drivers for clearer bass and sound. Together with a sturdy construction designed with comfort in mind, it’s a wonder how these pair feels lightweight.

Moreover, the earphones also has an in-line remote with all the standard playback functions such as playing, pausing and skipping tracks. A built-in omnidirectional microphone is also included for the convenience of answering hands-free calls.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thanks!

Recommended Reading

Save now, buy later. We’ll let you know if the price drops!