The Best Budget Earbuds
We know with headphones there are two distinct styles, earbuds (in-ear headphones) and over the ear. Just to be clear from the outset this features ten of the best budget earbuds, so it’s in-ear all the way! What constitutes best? Well, we are looking for a blend of style, function all at the very lowest most affordable price. The most expensive earbud in this guide is just $40, so budget should not be a problem, and you’ll find great quality and value for your money.
Expect decent cable lengths, noise isolation, precise sound, great bass, sizing options, some lightweight models and a choice of available colors
We haven’t listed the most expensive models, but still you can count on great functionality. Expect decent cable lengths, noise isolation, precise sound, great bass, sizing options, some lightweight models and a choice of available colors. There is a mix of products to suit the teenager, business person and music professional. Take your pick and click on the links for more information, you won’t go wrong when you buy one of the best budget earbuds from this guide.
Panasonic RPTCM125K Headphones
We start off with the offering from a household brand name – Panasonic RPTCM125K Headphones ($11). Amongst the lower end of costs for this guide, these earbuds are a great value and are energy star certified. Included are three sets of earpads (S, M or L) providing a comfortable fit that won’t keep slipping out. With inbuilt technology you’d expect from a brand like Panasonic, these earbuds deliver crystal clear top-quality sound with noise elimination to block external noises. We have provided the Amazon link to the black version, but they are also available in blue, pink, purple and white (the 3.6 feet cables are too).
RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphone
Supplied with a fabric carry bag and three sets of silicone ear tips the RHA MA350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphone ($40) is a smart buy. The most expensive earbud (at $40) in this guide, these earbuds won’t disappoint. With a longer (than most earbuds) 4.3 feet cable, these earbuds will thread through clothes and bags with no problem. Built for the highest levels of clarity and precise detail with noise eliminating technology the RHA earbuds will deliver an outstanding experience. For further information, see http://www.rha-audio.com/us/ma350.html.
SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones
Another top-quality earbud is the SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones ($35). Again one of the higher priced earbuds in our review; this set is unusual in that it is entirely metallic and designed to last. With outstanding noise isolation/elimination, SoundMagic challenges you to use them in noisy environments. Available in black and purple these earbuds are comfortable and very attractive to the eye, with a distinctive design. With an ample 3.9 feet length cable and light weight of 0.38oz, they are portable and can be taken wherever you go. Buy these if budget is not an issue, and you want very high-quality earbud technology.
Skullcandy S2IKDZ-010 Ink’d 2.0 Earbud Headphones
If you are looking for light try Skullcandy S2IKDZ-010 Ink’d 2.0 Earbud Headphones ($7), they are lightweight and light on price! The link we have given prices these at only $7, but they are often $15 on other sites, so don’t be put off by the price. Available in black or red these earbuds are manufactured by the trendy Skullcandy. These earbuds deliver high-quality sound, powerful “attacking” bass and sharp, accurate vocals “as if you were standing next to the singer”. A great value for the money from a brand you may not have heard of before.
Sony MDR-EX37B Earbuds
We now bring you the technology offering from technology giants Sony with their Sony MDR-EX37B Earbuds ($15). Representing outstanding value for money at $15, the earbuds have various Sony technology integrated as you’d expect (e.g. sound quality (full sound and deep bass), noise elimination and weigh a heavier 1.4oz. Designed specifically for youth the four available colors are vivid (black and red, black, blue and red) and “edgy” in style, making this earbud an ideal gift for teenagers. With a 3.9 feet cable, you can’t buy wrong when you buy Sony, and these earbuds are highly recommended, especially for only $15.
Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision Enhanced Bass Earbuds
Another very high-quality earbud is the Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision Enhanced Bass Earbuds ($35). Made in Germany, Sennheiser are specialists in Consumer Electronics technology and this product is supplied with a 2-year warranty (more than most competitors provide). Made from plastic these earbuds are smart/functional more than edgy/trendy, so make an ideal gift for a business professional. These earbuds have everything you’d expect including noise isolation, a 3.9 feet cable, bass-driven stereo sound, S, M and L sizes, and a carry case within the price. A great buy where sound quality is important and budget is not an issue.
Moshi Mythro Red Earbuds with Microphone
If you love metallic earbuds, you’ll love the Moshi Mythro Red Earbuds with Microphone ($30). These earbuds also come with an included Microphone and Universal button control. Available in three sizes (S, M or L), with a 3.9 feet cable and cable manager. The Grey Gunmetal is more functional in design, for more trendy/edgy styles consider buying the Gold, Purple, Red or Silver models. With noise isolation technology and high-quality sound, this is an earbud worthy of serious consideration.
Zipbuds JUICED 2.0 Never Tangle Earbuds
The next in our guide are the Zipbuds JUICED 2.0 Never Tangle Earbuds ($24). Buy these earbuds if you are tired of tangled cables. Supplied with the longest cable in our guide that is four feet in length, the 4th Generation Patented Zipper Cabling guarantees no tangles! Beware though the zipper cable can weigh quite heavy and has a tendency to cause the earbud to fall out. With an innovative but also gimmicky “glow in the dark” feature, these work best for younger people. With the usual features you’d expect like noise isolation and quality sound, this is a good buy, especially where a small budget is a priority.
VSONIC VSD1 VSD1S Inner-Ear Earphones
Vsonic offers a particularly high-quality earbud with the VSONIC VSD1 VSD1S Inner-Ear Earphones ($30). With a generous 4.3 feet cable length, these earbuds featuring an active isolation technology. The Manufacturer claims these are suitable for conventions, classical, female solo, jazz, classical and symphonic use, these earbuds deliberately have a lower bass output. Worthy of consideration if you are in a profession associated with music, these earbuds are all about substance over style.
Gold and Silver Xiaomi 2nd Piston Headphone
The final earbud in our guide is the Gold and Silver Xiaomi 2nd Piston Headphone ($18). An absolute bargain at $18 for both an earbud with a remote control microphone. Delivered with gift packaging and three earbud tips (your choice of S, M or L). Featuring high-quality sound and bass with noise isolation technology this is a good buy where the budget is a major factor. Just $18 for earbuds and microphone make this an excellent low-priced gift and a fitting final offering to this guide.