This article is a list of the best headphone cases and earbud cases you can buy in 2019. The good thing is when it comes to cases you don’t have to spend a lot of money to protect the investment in your headphones.
Theres nothing more upsetting than dipping into your bag and and pulling out your earphones only to find a broken headband cracked earbud, snapped cable or missing tip. Theres got to be a better way to keep your headphones and earphones safe when you stuff them into a bag or backpack and thankfully there is. I picked out some of the best cases that I have tried in the past few years to keep your beloved music machines minty fresh and defect free.
List of The Best Headphone Cases
1. Slappa Headphone Case
Its a little pricier than some of the other headphone cases on this list but the quality is excellent on all Slappa’s offerings. I own a few of these models and case say that after years of use they hold up extremely well where other cases have failed. It is a hard shel case with a soft touch outer and available to buy in 2 colors.
The inside is very generous with more than enough room to store bulky audiophile headphones and still have space to keep accessories like cables and earpads.
Build quality is excellent and top highlights have to be the soft liner interior and the excellent high quality zipper that is water resistant and hard wearing.
2. DragonPad Heaphone Case
Hey what more could you want the dragonpad is a cheap yet very effective way to keep your earphones in tip top shape.
The case itself is a clamshell design that opens in the centre with a pretty high quality zipper. The inside is lined with a felt surface to prevent scrathes and it comes with a handy carabiniere clip to even attach it to the outside of your bag should you not have room on the inside.
Despite it being labeled to carry beats its quite roomy inside so should fit anything else of a similar or smaller sizeThe best part?
Its a hardshell case that costs a little over 5 dollars and other companies have been know to charge $30+ for the exact same thing with a logo on it
3. The Nest Earbud case
One of the cleverest cases that I have used. The nest combines the function of a cable wind with the saftey of a silicone case.
The manages to be one of the easiest ways to store your earphones tangle free. Its as simple as putting popping back the silicone outer, putting your earphones in the slot on top then winding. Finish off by pulling the outer back over.
Whilst this is great as added protection and a brilliant cable management system one should remember its not a hard case.
4. The Generic Hardshell Case
This is the type of case that many manufacturers such as Brainwavz will include with their products.
It’s a tried and tested product similar in function to the above Dragoncase with its clamshell design and felt lined interior.
Providing more than enough protection to survive in a backpack and the added bonus of costing just a few dollars with shipping.
This just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune on a case to keep you earbuds safe when not in use. Other that the hardshell models listed below this offers one of the best levels of protection and is unbeatable at the price.
5. Pelican Case 1020
The pelican case (and the Otterbox below) are my personal choice for carrying my gear in.
Its a true hardshell case that also has a waterproof seal.
If you are carrying any set of earphones over $100 this is the case that I suggest you get.
Nearly indestructible and with an excellent track record pelican cases were built to take punishment. Mine is the yellow one shown to the right and comes with that handy clip and see through top,
It is a 3 piece construction with the top and bottom made from highly durable plastics and an inner rubber liner that provides both a soft bed to lay your earbuds but when clamped down on creates a fully waterproof seal.
The Pelican 1020 is available in numerous different colour options and is backed by the companies excellent warranty.
6. Otterbox (Various Models)
Similar to the Pelican case above but just as good the Otterbox is another very well respected hard shell case that comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
The model I have is big enough to carry my full transportable rig of source, amp/dac and earphones.
I have owned it for a few years now and you would never tell its over a couple of weeks old.
If you are traveling this is one of the best options you have not just for headphones but when transporting anything of value that you don’t wish to be crushed.
Excellent build and the only drawback over the pelican case is that the outer is not transparent.