Find a good pair of earbuds or don’t listen to music…simple is that.
Why waste money finding the wrong pair when we have reviewed top 10 best earbuds under $50. These cheap models do not compromise on quality, durability and features at all. You’ll enjoy their sound quality and will fulfill all your demands.
So, let’s not waste more time and hook up with our list.
- Top 10 In Ear Headphones under 50
- 1: Sony MDRXB50AP Extra Bass Earbuds
- 2: Symphonized NRG 3.0 Earbuds
- 3: Symphonized NRG Wood Headphones
- 4: Zipbuds JUICED 2.0 Never Tangle Earbuds
- 5: JVC HAFX1X Headphone Xtreme-Xplosivs
- 6: Sennheiser CX 300 Enhanced Bass Earbuds
- 7: SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones
- 8: Brainwavz In-Ear Earbuds Noise Isolating
- 9: MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones
- 10: Koss The Plug The Plug In-Ear Headphones
Top 10 In Ear Headphones under 50
Some of the best earbuds under $50 that you should try.
1: Sony MDRXB50AP Extra Bass Earbuds
The Sony MDRXB50AP are lightweight bass earbuds making them a perfect companion of every fitness and sound enthusiast. They are popular for their impeccable and powerful bass and boast a very reasonable price tag.
Design & Quality
Its design is very “Sony” typical. Yeah you got me right…metal combined with a stylish plastic accent that makes it attractive and durable at the same time.
Unlike those ‘cheap-shitty’ earbuds, these are built out of imported quality hybrid silicone material and come in four different sizes to choose from. Though the flat cord is only 1.2 meters but is made durable to prevent tangles. A microphone is also embedded in the design for a hands-free conversation while you are working out or driving. Not to mention that this microphone has a great quality. The listener will have no issues hearing your voice clear.
Talking about the sound quality, you can expect it be incredible. The bass will awestruck you from the moment it plays and doesn’t creep into mids which is quite common with local headphones. Moreover, the earbuds eliminate the surrounding distortion for a great experience.
Q: Does it comes with extra earplugs and a carrying case?
A: Yes! There are four pairs of earplugs inside the packing and a nice carrying pouch that keeps your accessory safe.
2: Symphonized NRG 3.0 Earbuds
If the NRG wood wasn’t enough, say hello to the most advanced and modern headphones that are ready to connect with any portable media. They also boast a wooden texture just behind the earbuds and it looks luxurious at the very first sigh. Yep! These are the Symphonized NRG 3.0 Earbuds and here is why you must have them in 2017.
Design & Quality
The sight of the packaging is above ‘aww’ and ‘wow’. You’ll be presented with a plastic box having a card insert on its back, labelled with its specs and blurb. No matter how much you hold yourself back but you can’t resist to rip open the thin cover on the earbuds.
They’ll feel extremely lightweight as if you were holding air in hands but with a durable construction. There are two pairs of earbuds each of different size inside the packing. You can easily replace them anytime you want. However, be gentle when you pull the earbuds out to prevent any damage.
Once inside your ears and connected with the smartphone, you’ll have a never-heard-before experience that tends to make you dead drunk. We loved its bass to death and crystal clear sound output that worked flawlessly even at higher frequencies.
Overall, it gives you a great experience and keeps away the frustration, thanks to the tangle-free cord and soft non-slip earbuds.
Q: How good is its Noise Isolating feature?
A: Its earbuds simply kill the noise making its noise-isolation feature is above than excellent.
Q: What’s the length of the cord?
A: Measuring from earbud split, its 36” and overall 53”.
3: Symphonized NRG Wood Headphones
Symphonized believe that sound quality isn’t the only thing to look for. Your headphones should have a great design and attractive appearance and these NRG wood earphones are of no exception. They boast an excellent built quality with rich deep tones and overall great sound quality at a very affordable price.
Design & Quality
At a very affordable price you enjoy the sound quality and a boastful design that can be spotted from a distance. Once on your ears, you’ll have to force your hands to pull them out. The bass, the sound and the clarity in the sound simply take you to another world. You’ll be addicted in no time.
Just after you unbox it, the wooden textured headphones will push the beast out of you to rip tear the thin flimsy packaging and somehow get them inside your ears. You’ll also have the leisure to choose the wood and cable color of your liking.
To keep you dwelled in the never-ending sensation of high-quality sound, its cable is made tangle-free, to keep the frustrate ‘you’ trapped inside.
Moreover, to keep you connected with your friends and family, a microphone is built in the design for a hands-free calling that delivers a rich, crispy and crystal clear sound on the other end. You’ll regret for not having them later on. Ah…almost forgot to mention that earbuds feel soft as foam inside the ears.
Q: How to differentiate between the left and right earbud?
A: The left earbud has a tiny L written on the back of the plastic and similarly an R on the right one. They are pretty small and hard to see.
Q: What material is the cable made of?
A: Rubbery. It’s pretty stretchable to prevent it from breaking easily. This also makes it tangle-free.
4: Zipbuds JUICED 2.0 Never Tangle Earbuds
When it says tangle-free it actually is. Other than its brilliant sound-quality, you’ll have to appreciate its unique built that makes it standout from its competitors. This is your best deal on the table to unlock a flawless flow of crystal clear sound to your ears.
Design & Quality
The number one notable and applaudable things that catch your attention is the shine that gives it a uniqueness. There is a zipper built on the upper portion. It really is a zipper, which means you can easily zip it so that it perfectly fits in.
When not in use, zip them back, roll the cable and put in the pockets without any worry for the tangles.
We also loved the ergonomic built of the earbuds, ZipBuds named it “ComfortFit2” which means they are angled for a firm and comfortable fit. A 10mm audio driver is also built that gives a wide frequency of sounds from deep bass and to the clear highs.
While the grey zipper color is their best-seller you still have the option of choosing different colors like green, blue and red.
Q: Why if my Earholes are small?
A: Zipbuds come with an extra pair of earplugs so that you can find you ideal earbud size.
Q: Does the cord really glow?
A: Yes it does. Also, it comes in different colors like green, yellow and red.
5: JVC HAFX1X Headphone Xtreme-Xplosivs
It’s time when you say ‘Apple earphones are OK’, if not the best or even those Samsung earphones that came inside the box but failed to impress you. That’s because the new headphones being launched in the market have killer features that even surpass brands like Apple and Samsung.
Design & Quality
Though made for everyone’s use but from design they appear more like gaming earbuds with a budgeted price. The earbuds are complemented with a bright red eye-catching and tangle-free cable. You can say that the earbuds have much of a chunky design.
The high-quality imported plastic used eliminates the need of any metals and makes it durable. Not to mention that “XX” logo on the back adds a class of its own to its design.
Talking about the sound-quality, we must say it’s incredible with great noise isolation features. At a very cheap price, you’ll enjoy the seamless and crystal-clear sound that has bass and softness at the same time with the ability to bear the high frequencies pretty easily.
Q: How well it performs on Bass and mid-high notes?
A: They are perfect for the bass but lags behind a bit on mid-high notes.
Q: Is it moisture and sweat resistant?
A: Yes! The outer covering of the wire is moisture and sweat resistant. This makes it perfect to use during your workouts.
6: Sennheiser CX 300 Enhanced Bass Earbuds
Ever heard of sound precision? If not, then you definitely need the Sennheiser CX 300 Enhanced Bass Earbuds that don’t lag behind when it comes to delivering great sound quality.
Design & Quality
These are the upgraded version of the previous Sennheiser headphones and have better clarity with improved dynamics. The dual speaker system is worth a praise and the sound drivers installed guarantee a flawless flow of sound without any interruption.
Its asymmetrical cable design not only keeps it tangle-free but also ensures that the right earbud dangles off the right. It also offers three pairs of plugs so that you can get a customized fit. Note that there is no foam in the earbud, don’t expect them to be very soft. Overall, they are comfortable.
The bass-driven stereo sound isn’t that much bassy just to keep the listening experience great instead of overwhelming.
7: SoundMAGIC E10 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones
As we always say, listen to good music or don’t listen at all and SoundMAGIC E10 has got magic and essence in its sound output. It is not incredible by words of mouth but is an award-winning earphone with an incredible construction and quality.
Design & Quality
Though the company has been around for a couple of years but has gained massive popularity mainly because of its earphone performance that is unrivaled ever since. Inside the nice and fancy looking packing are two beasts with a touch of softness and at the same time a killer bass that is ready to bear high frequencies and give the output with maximum clarity.
What’s amazing is the custom fitting of these earphones, thanks to the three sets of extra plugs that come inn different sizes to perfectly fit in your ears.
No matter how good the design is, the basic foundation of an earphone is built on the audio quality it delivers and it’s simply magical. You’ll be completely lost and addicted with the song you are listening.
8: Brainwavz In-Ear Earbuds Noise Isolating
If not the best they are still better than those Apple and Samsung earphones and offer great value for the money invested.
Sound & Quality
Brainwavz have been in the market for over five+ years and are simply the best. They have a very unique construction and come equipped with microphone as well. Our favorite color is the cherry and also their best-sellers.
The microphone gives you a hands-free call answering and like its audio quality, microphone sends clear and loud voice on the other end. We have tested these earbuds with iPhone, Samsung, Xperia and laptop and can confidently say you can count on them for optimum performance with any device.
The dynamic sound drivers each of 8mm installed offer a crystal-clear sound output with an impedance of 16 ohms. Moreover, the 1.3 meter split cable is tangle-free and durable. When not in use, you can easily roll it up and keep it in the pockets.
9: MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones
If you’re having a hard time deciding whether to go with in-ear headphones or over-the-head accessory, then go for the MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones and forget all others.
Sound & Quality
The sound-quality, if not way too excellent is still above average and better than most of the earphones. Whether you love listening to casual music, sad, rock or jazzy, these earphones perform well with Hi-Fi definition feature.
The exclusive over-the-ear memory wire technology used keeps them locked in place giving you a comfortable and secure fit. In simple, the wire is over your ears when you put them on. Also, it has got flexibility and is tangle free. This wire has been lab-tested for sweat and water resistant design.
Overall, it has an ergonomic design with durability that is perfect for athletes, fitness enthusiasts and sportsmen. You can choose from several different colors available in the range.
10: Koss The Plug The Plug In-Ear Headphones
Last but not the least are the Koss The Plug The Plug In-Ear Headphones and they are one hell of audio beasts. At a price of just $14.99, these are the best earbuds you’ll ever have. The plugs have a squishy foam rubber that firmly fixes inside the ears.
Design & Quality
Let’s speak about the drawbacks first and the only one is the earpieces not being comfortable for too long. You may feel that they aren’t firm as they were at the time you unpacked them. However, extra plug sets are included for your convenience.
The sound quality is impeccable with a great bass that picks up the high and low frequencies pretty much easily. However, don’t expect it to be too much bassy.
Earbuds Buying Guide
The first thing to know is that sound is subjective. This means, that for a particular earphone, one person might find it to be great and at the same time it may sound terrible to the next one.
However, to make sure(to some extent) that every person get an ideal earbud that fulfills their music demands, here is a short buying guide that will help you what features to consider when buying for a new earphone.
- Budget: Of course, budget defines what you’ll get. Low budget, less features, high budget great features. There are a lot of earphones that sound great on iPods, iPhones, stereo systems, laptops, etc. However, because we are looking for “under $50” options, you should expect great sound quality with microphone. If you want more features, then increase your budget.
- Music: The type of music you want to listen affects your choice of headphones. Majority of the in-ear headphones are designed to carter to a specific type of music. For example, a gaming headphone may ruin the effects of a sad song or electric music. However, in case of earbuds, most of them go well with any type of music you want to listen.
- Tangle-Free: They are not only frustrating but also damage the accessory. Many times it happens that you break the cord while untangling it, just because you are frustrated. Always go for an earbud that comes with a tangle-free cord.
- Microphone: It’s good to have an earphone with a built-in microphone so that you can benefit from hands-free calling.
- Noise Isolation: If your earphone has this feature, great, but if not, it will still be able to cancel the noise from surrounding.