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Our Picks For Best Headphones Under $50
These water-resistant headphones provide a good quality sound in a very small device. They are ideal for spending time in the rain or snow as well as working out and traveling.
Its strong battery life means that you can enjoy all the features of these Taotronic headphones for long periods of time.
SoundPeats Magnetic Wireless Earbuds
Very well equipped for all types of situations and uses. These magnetic earbuds can be clipped together using magnets and worn as a necklace.
The sound quality and soft earpads are welcoming as well as their ability to work with products that have Bluetooth compatibility.
These have a massive battery life of 40 hours. The design is not noise cancelling, but instead, it is noise reducing which means that outside noise is decreased for better listening.
These Phaiser earbuds have an excellent sound quality with the use of HD, which is known to be the best headphone quality. They are small and can be carried around the neck for easy storage.
Letsfit Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones
These Letsfit headphones are so small, you probably wouldn’t notice them from a distance. Yet they have the ability to produce great sound quality. The small design means that no cords are involved. The carrying case that it comes with also serves as a recharging station while on the move.
With all the innovations in technology these days, there is no reason to have cords in the way of your enjoyment. The cords on earbuds and earphones only get in the way; they get tangled up, disrupt your listening, and they get caught on everything. They simply don’t have a huge purpose since Bluetooth has taken over.
The Tozo T10 Headphones are very compact, true wireless earphones. Attached to the earbuds themselves, is a small device that allows them to communicate with your phone. This headset comes with a case that acts as both a charger as well as a safety enclosure for travel and such. With only one charge, you can play about 3 and a half hours of your favorite tunes. When placed in the case, your charge can last up to 12 hours.
If you are prone to dropping things or find that you have accidentally dropped either the case or earbuds in water, there is no need to panic. They both contain a special inner coating that keeps everything contained and well, even when left at a one-meter depth for up to half an hour.
Because of this wonderful feature, these earbuds are ideal for working out or use in rainy weather.
The sound quality that comes through such small devices is incredible. The bass comes through powerfully and the sound is natural and crisp.
These Taotronics headphones are designed to keep outside noise from disrupting your audio experience. They provide excellent natural sound while adding an element of noise cancelling for efficiency.
They are designed well to pair with your phone or other device and stay in your ears for working out or on a run. At either end, there is a small magnet. These Taotronics headphones can be clipped together to form a kind of necklace for easy transport.
Out of their charging station, they have a life of approximately 9 hours. But when plugged in, they have over 80 hours of life.
SoundPeats Magnetic Wireless Earbuds
These sweatproof, magnetic earbuds made by SoundPeats have a very sleek design that is ideal for working out. Their battery life with one charge is about 8 hours, and also includes 100 hours of time in standby mode. This is excellent for travel, as you don’t have to worry about finding a charging dock with all of that power time available.
The superior sound quality and deep bass of SoundPeats earbuds is down to the upgraded drivers. They deliver strong, authentic sound. At the same time, the magnetic ends of these earbuds make carrying and storing them simple.
The Avantree headphones are ahead of the times in many ways. The bass and regular sound is of high quality and you get to enjoy a wide audio range. There is also the option of plugging the headphones into an audio jack. So, if a device is not Bluetooth compatible, then you are not limited at all.
These headphones sit over the ear and have a well-designed pad that forms a good seal on the ear for better quality listening. Following a charge, these headphones have the ability to hold their charge for an impressive 40 hours. One more perk is that after initially pairing your device with your headphones, they automatically reconnect.
The Tribit headphones have a long-lasting battery life of 40 hours after a charge of about 4 hours. The ability to use their cord means that these headphones can be used as Bluetooth-compatible devices, as well as regular headphones that plug into audio jacks which is a great level of versatility for this price range.
They are over-the-ear headphones, which does a lot to enhance the sound. They also tend to be a lot more comfortable.
The high-quality sound that is produced by these headphones is enhanced majorly by the passive sound reduction technology that’s housed within the headphones. This passive noise reduction cuts down outside noises that you can usually hear. This makes listening to your music or other audio a full experience.
These Phaiser BHS-730 headphones are earbuds with a powerful sound backing them for their price range. The strong bass, as well as HD sound all around, brings the quality up quite a few notches. The earbuds are made to isolate sound so that you are able to focus completely on the music.
The sleek and attractive design makes wearing them and storing them around your neck a trendy fashion choice.
Letsfit Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones
The Letsfit Bluetooth 5.0 headphones are earbuds that are about the size of the tip of your finger, and are the only true wireless headphones on this list. They do everything that a normal pair of headphones would do, but without any of the cords that get in the way. They are both sweat-resistant and weather-resistant.
These true wireless headphones have a charging case that can hold up to 16 and a half hours of charging time. This is significant because the earbuds themselves use a lot of power connecting to each other and only have about 3 and a half hours of life in them. However, this is the small downside of having such tiny and sleek earbuds for use in all environments.
What to Look For?
Not everyone has the same taste when it comes to the style, color, or design of their headphones. But there are a few crucial features you are going to want to look out for, which all wireless headphones should have.
Here is everything you need to look for in the best pair of Bluetooth/wireless headphones under $50.
This is probably the most important qualifier for great Bluetooth headphones. Regardless of what they look like, the audio output must be super high quality to make them worth your money. Back when these types of headphones first came out, they often came with poor sound quality, due to a poor wireless connection. These days, things are different. You can get a pretty decent pair under $50.
To get the best sound quality out of your headphones, you should look for a pair that supports Bluetooth 3.0 or 4.0. Aptx support also helps to ensure the best sound.
Another really important factor to consider is how comfortable your Bluetooth headphones are. They may have a great sound quality and a long battery life, but if they are not comfortable to wear, they won't be enjoyable for you.
To some degree, how comfortable your headphones are will depend on your head and ear shape. So you should be familiar with what style works best with you. Generally speaking, over the ear headphones are most comfortable when they are round and have thick cushioning.
For in-ear headphones, most people are more comfortable with the round style, instead of a style that fits in your ear canal.
If your headphones have a short battery life, you will not be able to use them very long. Unlike ordinary corded headphones, Bluetooth headphones will not be able to play music without a charge.
Ideally, you should look for headphones that hold their charge for up to 10 hours – that’s a long plane ride or road trip with undisturbed music.
In general, larger headphones will have a longer battery life, because they can support a larger battery.
If large headphones are not your style, you might want to look for a pair that has a corded option. This way, you can manually plug them into your phone or device when the battery runs out.
One of the benefits of cordless headphones is that you can walk away from your device and still be able to listen to music. You don’t need to be carrying your phone in your hand or pocket the entire time.
The range of your Bluetooth headphones determines how far you can be from your device and still receive a signal.
The top-level Bluetooth headphones will have a range of around 30 feet for clear audio. Headphones with a high antenna will have a larger range. If you use your headphones casually around the house and don’t like to have to carry your phone with you at all times – or if you want to use them to watch TV – you should look for a pair with a larger range.
There are a few common styles of Bluetooth headphones out there. They each have their individual pros and cons, and your preference will probably depend on the kind of activity that you like to use your headphones for.
In-ear headphones are great for running or working out. They are also generally smaller and much more portable than over the ear headphones – easy to roll up and fit in your pocket or bag. A lot of people prefer to use in-ear headphones for convenience and security, but there are a few downsides.
For one, in-ear headphones are not always comfortable. If you have sensitive ears, this style might start to hurt when you wear them for a longer time. In-ear headphones also generally have a shorter battery life (in Bluetooth mode) and the sound quality is not always as great.
Over-ear headphones have cushioned speakers, or ear cups, that sit fully over your ears. These are a little bulkier, but they are the best for isolating, noise-canceling sound. With the best quality over the ear headphones, you will not be able to hear anything outside of what you are listening to.
Some over the ear headphones have active noise cancellation that cuts out all outside noises.
Over the ear headphones are great for watching TV and movies. They are also nice for travel on public transportation or just relaxing at home. The biggest downside is that they are a little bigger and heavier, and not as portable. They are also not great for working out.
On-ear headphones are a good middle ground option if you want the lighter weight and convenience of earbuds without sacrificing the sound quality of over the ear headphones. They don’t cover your entire ear, but they do not sit inside your ear canal either, making them a little more comfortable and better at blocking outside sounds than normal earbuds.
How You’ll Use Them
Headphones come in handy every day – and particularly handy when they are wireless. Here are a few everyday scenarios in which you might use your Bluetooth headphones.
Sport and Exercise
Nothing is more annoying than dealing with headphone cords when you are running or trying to work out. Bluetooth headphones can be super helpful at the gym or on a jog – you can hear your music and even cancel out exterior noise without getting tangled in your cords. Wireless earbuds are especially helpful for exercising.
Whether you are on a plane, train or bus, public transportation can be loud and stressful. A good pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones can be great for helping your daily commute or long-distance journey go more smoothly.
Connect to a TV at Home
Live in a crowded house with lots of people? Bluetooth headphones allow you to watch TV and movies or play games without disturbing everyone else around you. Most modern smart TVs are Bluetooth compatible. This is especially great for gamers – connect a good noise isolation pair of Bluetooth headphones and you will be completely immersed in your game.
The best pair of Bluetooth headphones don't have to break the bank. As Bluetooth technology adapts, it is becoming easier to find wireless technology at an affordable price.
Wireless headphones can make a huge difference in your travel, workout, home life, or studies. Whether you are more comfortable with an in-ear, over the ear or on ear design, make sure you pick out the headphones that have great quality, long battery life, and a good wireless range.