Are wired earphones still worth it in 2021? Absolutely, but it depends on the application. If you're a musician looking for a low-latency pair of earphones to use while performing, a wired connection is almost a necessity. They can also deliver a much more detailed and well-rounded sound when paired with a DAC (digital-to-analog converter). That's exactly what we did when testing Clear Tune Monitors' CE320 triple-driver earphones.