Best Budget Headphones on the Market
By Claire Miles - August 29, 2022

You may spend hundreds of dollars on a sonic kit, but you don’t need to have a large wallet to get a good pair of wireless headphones. Need dependable headphones for regular listening? The greatest inexpensive headphones increase the accessibility of cordless audio without sacrificing quality. Here is a list of our top recommendations for the best earbuds under $100. Each pair claims to satisfy the ears, even if they may not match high-end headphones in terms of feature-packed performance.

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The Sony WF-C500 is first on our list. The WF-C500 are compact wireless earphones that mimic the ergonomic style of Sony’s high-end earbuds. The in-ears are small and delicately contoured, providing a hassle-free and comfortable fit. Three tip sizes make it easier to select a seal that muffles background noise even when there is no active noise cancellation. And while the charging case’s small size limits its ability to increase battery life over 10 hours, the solo battery life is still remarkable at 10 hours of playing.

The bullet-shaped Melomania 1+ earphones from Cambridge Audio are now astonishingly affordable thanks to a recent price reduction. Their neat, cylinder-shaped bodies weigh only 4.6g each, and despite having a nine-hour battery life that can be extended by another 36 using the charging case. You get a lot of wireless earbuds here for your money when you combine voice assistant functionality with a balanced soundscape that is wide enough to satisfy audiophiles.

JBL knows how to balance affordability and performance, and these noise-cancelling headphones are no exception. The Tune 660NC accomplishes a lot for their low price, combining dynamic audio with outstanding ANC. With ANC activated, battery life exceeds 40 hours, while five minutes of recharging provides a two-hour boost. Google Fast Pair support allows for simple synchronization with supported Android devices.