Sometimes, you just want affordable gear that can bring your favorite music to your days. A good pair of earbuds for well under a Hundred that sounds nice, sounds nice, right? Well, we think Fifty Dollars is not too much to pay for a decent set.
Besides, a huge number of in-ear models currently offer great quality and ease of use for that price and less. These tiny earbuds style or in-ear headphones are available in a variety of wired or wireless types to suit the needs of music lovers.
People who are serious about their music tend to go for gear with an additional edge in audio quality as well as connection and convenience features. Apart from the earbuds that come with every iPhone, nearly all stock units are typically ordinary in performance.
But, it is true that the majority of phone owners can easily swap the earbuds included with their mobiles with better-sounding models.
Upon realizing this, we decided to try out different the types of in-ear headphones, of the kinds that most avid music lovers would choose for everyday listening. We looked at several top-rated models that offer performance and comfort beyond the ordinary.
Our top picks for this review are chosen according to four popular categories:
- Best earbuds under $20
- Best earbuds under $30
- Best earbuds under $50
- Best noise-cancelling earbuds under $50
Our choices in this article reflect what we believe are the best sound performance and build quality at their respective price levels. With one of these fine earbuds chosen to suit your listening style, you should be able to enjoy your favorite tracks to the full wherever your musical spirit fills you.
Best Earbuds – Comparison Table
Here is our considered selection of some two dozen of what we consider to be the year’s best earbuds for the money.
|ZERO AUDIO Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT (Best Earbuds Under 50 USD)||Wired||None||Carbon-metal build|
|Monoprice 109927 (Best Earbuds Under 20 USD)||Wired||None||Large drivers|
|Samsung EO-EG920BW||Wired||Volume/play||Hybrid earpieces|
|Panasonic RP-TCM125||Wired||Play + mic||Headset controls|
|Play X Store Stereo Wired||Wired||Volume/play||Ear hooks|
|AUDIST SX-3511||Wired||Volume/play||Headset controls|
|MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 (Best Earbuds Under 30 USD)||Wired||None||Memory hooks|
|Sennheiser MX365||Wired||None||Classic earbud fit|
|JVC HAFX32V Marshmallow||Wired||Volume/play + mic||Soft earpieces|
|ActionPie V1S||Wired||Volume/play + mic||Dual-driver design|
|Symphonized NRG 3.0||Wired||Volume + mic||Wooden housings|
|Moshi Mythro||Wired||Volume/play + mic||All-metal build|
|Klipsch Image S4i||Wired||Volume/play||Oval-form tips|
|Sennheiser CX 300 II||Wired||None||Asymmetrical cables|
|MEE Audio AF18||Wireless||Volume/play + mic||Sweat-resistant|
|Anker SoundBuds Wireless||Wireless||Volume/play||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Avantree Dual Driver||Wired||Volume/play + mic||Sweat-resistant|
|JLab Audio J4||Wired||None||All-metal build|
|Zipbuds JUICED 2.0||Wired||None||No-tangle zipper|
|Xiaomi professional Store Hybrid Dual Mi||Wired||Volume/play + mic||Dual-drivers|
|Sennheiser CX200||Wired||None||Twist earpieces|
|Sony MDRXB50AP||Wired||Play + mic||Bass duct design|
|TFZ SERIES 1S||Wired||None||Dual moving-coil|
|SoundMAGIC E10||Wired||None||All-metal build|
|Klipsch R6||Wired||Volume/play||Oval-form tips|
|iLepo Earbuds||Wired||Volume/play||Active Noise Cancelling|
|Apie H100||Wired||Play||Active Noise Cancelling|
|Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 (Best Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Under 50 USD)||Wired||Play||Active Noise Cancelling|