We all love rocking out to music or being immersed in the sounds of our favourite movies and games, and a great pair of headphones or earphones is what makes these experiences enjoyable. But, if you’re like me at all, you want better sound without burning a hole through your savings then this list should help you. All these earphones are under $50 price point with only 2 over $30. They combine great sound, wide usability (can be used on Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices) and durability.
If you want a cheap solution to a rich experience – M9 is the way to go. The Meelectronics earpods are amazing with sound. They have an award winning stereo with rich bass that simply blows you away with even the dumbest song ever made. Lightweight, they come with 4 sets of eartips and a shirt clip. Good for phones and Skype calling as they come with a mic and universal volume rocker (which means no matter what the volume the player is playing at, if you want the music volume lowered to zero, you are in-charge and you can do it).
So these may be pricey but they deliver great sound & certainly last! These earphones from Denon come with a 1 button remote and mic allowing you to answer calls, skip tracks and play / pause your music. The best part about these earphones is that they work extremely well with Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android devices as well. Based on my own experience with these earphones over the past few months, these Denon earphones are a bargain at $49.
These generally retail for a lot higher (MRP is $69.90) however they are usually on sale which is why they have been included in this list. So what do we love about these? They work across multiple devices (Windows Phone, Android & iOS), includes a 1 button mic to answer your calls and assist with music play and provide great sound quality. The CX 275 S model comes with 3 different ear buds for a comfort fit & high sound quality. A 2 year warranty effectively means that you wont need another pair for 2 years, which in our book is a bargain!
We will go ahead and get this one out of the way. Gamers love being immersed in the game they are playing. A solid set of gaming headphones is an absolute must for anyone who wants to take their gaming to the next level. Luckily, rather than spending $80-$90 on a headset, you could get this sweet pair of Sades for just $30. They are slick and stylish, have solid noise cancellation, and user reviews say it has one of the best mics around. For $30, it’s well worth the experience.
Here’s one for the exercise junkies. Ear-hook headphones are great because they have a natural feel and conform to the shape of your ear. It’s great for runners or other people who are active and on the go a lot. But, whereas many headphones marketed as sports-oriented can range from $50-$200, these Philips earphones are only $10. Sorry no mic though…
Skullcandy is the premier brand for quality headphones at a decent price, and their earbuds live up to the name. With crisp sound and an excellent balance of bass and treble, similar headphones from another brand can cost upwards of $100. Lucky for you, though, you can get these Skullcandy buds retail for just $21 or less if you buy via our links.
Lastly, if you are looking for something a little more unique, you may enjoy the ECOOPRO wrap around headphones. These are great for kids and teens who want quality sound at a nice price. Plus they come in a variety of bold and vibrant colors perfect for reflecting your personality. A nice pair of these could cost you anywhere between $100-$200. The ECOOPRO is just $30. Now that’s savings.
And those are just a few of the great headphones you can get for a very reasonable price. Do you know of any other headphones that could have made the list? Let us know in the comments!
Oh and remember, if you live outside the US or UK and want any of these shipped to your doorstep, you can always find a reliable parcel forwarding service from our list.