For about the price of a couple of summer meals, they are the best bluetooth headphones decent and within reach of all pockets. We are not talking about the best headphones on the market.
But yes, most likely, one of the best when we move in this price range. Because in the cheap there are also qualities and you can find more than acceptable things within the reach of all pockets. And while you can’t expect miracles, these are, ‘to the ears’ of various international experts, the best cheap headphones on the market.
Of course, we already warned you that we are not going to move in this article in a price range that allows us to speak of a really exceptional sound quality. And if you are thinking about sound quality above all else, go for a budget of at least double what we are considering here.
But for these prices you can get quite acceptable qualities, and for a good part of the population it is not easy to pay more to buy headphones. So let’s see the best that the market presents to us for those who move on these budgets.
The rest of the headphones analyzed in this comparison:
But we insist, do not forget that the items you can find for these prices are for people not too demanding with the quality of the sound. Users who just want headphones that work well enough and that don’t cost too much. Enough to listen to podcasts or just hang out.
Because it is important to know that in this price range the vast majority of the money you spend goes to get them to go wireless, that is, to Bluetooth technology and batteries. This means that manufacturers cut costs in other areas such as drivers (sound), construction, and additional features.
That is why none of the selected headphones in this price range were successful in all facets of testing. It is very important to take this into account when making your purchase decision, because only then can you be happy with what you finally choose.
How We Pick the Best Bluetooth Headphones
When choosing the headphones to be tested in order to explain what they are like and how they work, a fairly reliable formula was used, which is to take into account the opinions that are on Amazon, trying to filter those that smell like commercial, which in this segment are not few.
Brands that didn’t have customer support and were sold only directly through Amazon were also rejected, because if something goes wrong you have no one to contact for warranty assistance.
And between one thing and another, a selection was made with eleven pairs of headphones that looked promising.
First, the analysis focused on ease of use, comfort, appearance … sound quality. And it was combined with the price to make a first provisional classification.
Afterwards, the best selections from the panel were made and the Bluetooth test was launched. The selected experts spent at least one full day working on each outfit. Changing rooms, walking down the street with the phone in the pocket of the clothes, or in the bag… It was a question of checking if there were notable connection problems.
We already know that Bluetooth cannot travel through water or thick metal, and since our body is made primarily of water, it was immediately apparent that headphones maintain their connection better if you put your playback device on the same side of your body as the transmitter. Bluetooth, especially outdoors. A drop in signal could also be noticed if you walk away from your device and enter a room with a lot of metal pipes, such as a bathroom.
And after all these analyzes and the necessary combinations, this selection was reached in which several models of some brand appear, because they are well classified, although not enough to achieve a good position or a clear recommendation.
Best Cheap Bluetooth Headphones
- 【 Truly Wireless HD Stereo With Rich Bass 】11 mm vibrating diaphragm and advanced chip allows getting a clearer balanced sound and deep powerful bass. Listen to music and make calls with built-in mic featuring intelligent noise canceling: you will hear your interlocutor even in the noisiest places.
- 【 Ultra-long Working Time And IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones 】Up to 12 Hours Per Charge and 5 Charges in the Case. Take advantage of industry-leading wireless headphones playtime up to 10 hours of playing time per 1 charge, total time of 50 hours with 950mAh charging box. Rugged, waterproof and sweatproof construction with nano-coating make PowerPro ideal for reliable performance in the worst weather and workout conditions.
- 【 Super Stable Bluetooth 5.0 bluetooth earbuds Latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology has a very low level of delay and provides a quick and reliable skip-free connection of earbuds wireless headphones to the sound source with extended range up to 100 ft. Bluetooth earphones are easy to pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device, have low power consumption and provide crisp, high-quality sound of wireless bluetooth earbuds
- 【 Ergonomic Fit For comfort Sport Soft Silicone Earhooks 】 headphones bluetooth wireless tangle-free design is complemented by silicone earhooks, holding true wireless earbuds in place even during active movements. Exercise headphones has calibrated shape of workout headphones fits perfectly into the ear buds and does not cause fatigue and perfect for running earbuds
- 【 Designed In USA With Leading Sound Engineers 】The combination of advanced music technology, a powerful battery of earphones bluetooth wireless and an ergonomic shape make these deep bass waterproof bluetooth headphones an object of praise for music lovers, athletes and all those who prefer perfectly balanced devices.
The Treblab XR500 headphones have all the essential characteristics to be fully satisfied if you are looking for a good and cheap model. The sound it offers is quality, they are water resistant and the HD microphone that it has works wonderfully according to the experts. And it is available in various colors.
The first thing that we can highlight about this model is the quality of the sound that it offers thanks to the CSR Bluetooth 4.1 technology that bring the music almost as if you were living it live. Clearly distinguish bass from treble.
These headphones come with foam covers that block out any outside noise so you can perfectly listen to your music selection or a phone call without having to increase the volume as with other headphones. The noise reduction is superior.
Another strong point of them is their comfort. It is designed with hooks that adapt to the ears so they never fall off. In addition, they are resistant to water and sweat that we may have while practicing our favorite sport.
The headphones are fully charged in about two hours and once charged can last up to 9 hours at full power.
It has an integrated HD microphone and with a single button you can control all calls. It is compatible with all Bluetooth devices and it is very easy to connect to your favorite smart device.
Runner-up: Neva Wireless
- ♫ 『ADVANCED BLUETOOTH 5.0 CHIPSET』: Besunny True Wireless earbuds featuring Advanced bluetooth 5.0 Technology to provide stable connection and signal transmission. The signal range up to 15m without any barrier. Latest TWS bluetooth headphones built in mic, which produce amazed HiFi Stereo sound quality with deep bass and crystal clear treble.
- ♪ 【TWO MODES & FUNCTIONAL BUTTON】: You can switch freely between twin mode and mono mode depend on your needs. Without messy wire limited, you can share with others to enjoy the music or film happiness easier. No need to touch your device, The wireless earphones can be controlled to answer/reject calling, skip/play/pause songs, open the voice assistant (Siri) through only one button.
- ♫ 『PORTABLE TYPE-C CHARGING CASE:』: Applied for Type-C mini charging case, you can enjoy Up to 6 hrs playtime when fully charged and get 4 times additional charge. Four bright white LED lights will illuminate to indicate charging percentage of your wireless headphones. You have no burden and worry about the battery problem. Besunny bluetooth earbuds makes an ideal companion while running, yoga, sports, gym, leisure, travel etc.
- ♬ 【MINI, WATERPROOF & SECURE FIT】: With the help of IPX7 Waterproof Technology and Ergonomic earbuds design, the sealed shell and interior Nano coating can easily repel sweat and rain and The Earbuds disperse pressure and ensure wearing comfort. Ensure to choose the suitable eartips(S/M/L) to get a better sealing so as to block out noise around and provide fantastic music experience even in the highest volume.
- ♫ 『HI-FI STEREO SOUND QUALITY & HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY』: Our wireless earbuds provide authentic sound with deep bass and crystal crisp trebleeven in a small size. NOTE: Besunny offers optimal after- sale service for our customers including 12-month worry-free warranty guarantee. Except for man-made damage. (All you need to do is write to us directly. We’re always here to help you).
If you have a tight budget, these Neva Wireless headphones can meet your expectations. It also has Bluetooth V4.1 technology that allows it to pair with any device at a higher speed and can boast good sound.
One particularity of these headphones highly valued by specialists in these devices is the modern magnetic design they have. And is that these headphones have built-in magnets that are able to stick the two headphones when they are not being used and use them as a necklace around the neck.
The headphones have IPX4 type protection against water, and are ideal for practicing physical exercise since their cover is waterproof and protects them from sweat, thus we will have a guaranteed longer useful life of the headphones.
It has a very good sound quality and incorporates CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology that clarifies the sound. The volume control and microphone free your hands and are very useful for answering calls hands-free.
In addition to being very light and light, they have an autonomy of 70 hours of standby time and about 4-5 hours in full use.
The rest of the finalists
Skullcandy Ink’d Bluetooth
- LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW PROFILE, AND FLEXIBLE: The low-profile design weights only 24 grams, offering all-day listening that won't compromise your style. For quickly and conveniently storing in a pocket or bag, the flex collar packs up to one-third its size.
- SUPREME SOUND: A noise-isolating fit enhances the rich, clear audio of Supreme Sound across all types of music, producing attacking, powerful bass, warm, natural vocals and precision highs.
- BUILT-IN MIC AND REMOTE: Manage your calls and music on these Bluetooth buds with the built-in mic and remote featuring call, track and volume control. Thirty feet of cord-free Bluetooth means you can do it all without reaching for your phone.
- LONG LASTING BATTERY: Listen longer and louder with 8-hours of rechargeable battery life. Battery fully recharges in just 2.5 hours.
The Skullcandy Ink’d bluetooth headphones are a solid option for most people. The overall fit on Ink’d Bluetooth is comfortable, and the collar is light enough that you forget about wearing it around your neck.
Unlike some of the other earbuds tested, the strings leading from the Ink’d earbuds to the collar don’t hit the face or get in the way when the head is turned. The controls on the collar are easy to access and use for calls, volume adjustment, voice commands, and toggling tracks back and forth.
The eight-hour battery life allows it to be used for a full work day without recharging, and the sound quality isn’t bad for a low-priced Bluetooth headset. In addition, the collar is flexible, so unlike the rigid plastic collars that many headphones of this style use, the Ink’d Bluetooth can be folded and stored in a small bag.
Another advantage of the Ink’d Bluetooth headphones is that they are water resistant, so they can be used whether it is raining or at the gym, although they would not be the first option for those looking for a headset for sports. Because the collar can bounce and ‘hit’ you when you run, or be annoying when you lie down to perform exercises.
Anker SoundBuds curve
- 【Truly Sweatproof Technology】: SweatGuard technology is specially designed to resist the corrosive properties of sweat. Thanks to SweatGuard's extreme waterproof protection, Spirit Pro does not require a cover for its charging port.
- 【Dual-EQ Modes】: Adjust the intensity of your music.
- 【Customized Fit】: Choose from multiple sizes of EarTips and EarWings to find your perfect fit.
- 【10-Hour Playtime】: A single charge will power a week’s worth of workouts.
- 【What You Get】: Soundcore Spirit Pro, S/M/L EarTips, S/M/L EarWings, cable clip, shirt clip, micro USB cable, our worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.
While the shape of the earphones is quite comfortable, the cable connecting them is too long and quickly becomes annoying. Sound quality isn’t something that makes them particularly appealing, with muddy, fuzzy bass that you’ll hear as if you’re sitting on the subwoofer itself.
Other versions, however, find that for someone who likes deep bass, SoundBuds Life offers a lot. The downside is that they sound so direct that they also tend to hide the guitar and the male voice, although on the positive side it is necessary to consider that they do not vibrate. The highs, on the other hand, are rather thick.
But if you want a non-flexible neckband shape, the SoundBuds Lite are a good alternative.
If we took the Slim version of these headphones we would observe noticeable differences. For example, that in this model it has no bass, and the treble in the string range has a severe edge. The Slim + pair has aptX capabilities, but digital decoding doesn’t change the setting or drivers. Also, the water resistance is not as solid as it should be in a crossover plug.
iFrogz Charisma Wireless
- Powerful 6mm neodymium drivers sit in expertly designed chambers for solid bass and chiming highs for unparalleled sound
- The wireless hub houses music and call controls for easy use on the go
- An innovative design lets you clip the wireless hub to your shirt collar for comfortable, secure use during any activity
- Small and lightweight, the Charisma Wireless earbuds also feature silicone tips that fit even the smallest ears for hours of comfortable listening
- The Earbud Tips for Life limited lifetime warranty means if your ear tips get worn or damaged, we will replace them
As with some of the other iFrogz options tested for the occasion, I really liked the design, but the sound quality was not up to par with the other headphones. The bass sounds a bit fuzzy, while the vocals come out rather quiet. It’s not terrible, but it’s not remarkable either.