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No matter the time of year, you can pretty much always find earbuds for an affordable price. The only potential downside is that there are so many different brands to choose from. Regardless of whether they’re wireless earbuds or wired earbuds, having so many options can get frustrating, so we narrowed down the list for you. Below, find nine of the best earbuds that you can buy for under $50. Our selection of sound options includes must-have features such as noise-cancellation, Bluetooth, one-touch options, charging cases, adjustable ear tips, and long battery life. For more sound selections check out our picks for the most comfortable headphones and best bluetooth speakers.
These wireless earbuds from Skullcandy feature call, track, and volume control, plus 24-hour battery life and quick charging. They’re also sweat, water, and dust resistant, and currently on sale for 50% off the list price. You can get them in five colors including deep red (pictured), black, green, and blue.
Veatool’s wireless, noise-canceling earbuds have Bluetooth technology, one-button touch control, auto pairing, and up to eight hours of battery life (the charging case has an LED light indicator that flashes when the battery gets low). Plus, the earbuds can connect to an already paired devise from up to 33 feet away. The sleek over the ear design makes for a comfortable fit.
Need a new pair of earbuds for your workouts? These affordable and stylish running headphones come in three colors — black, white, and a bold orange — and can be used in single or dual mode depending on your mood. The drop-safe fit and C-skirt ear-hook means they’ll be both secure and comfortable (and won’t fall out no matter how intense your workout gets). Just 1.5 hours of charge time gives you 30 hours with the charging case, and intuitive controls mean you can easily skip songs, play, pause, or even take calls while you’re working out. And since they’re made for exercise, they’re sweat-proof and waterproof so you can go as hard as you want.
Switching from over-ear headphones to earbuds is definitely an adjustment in terms of both fit and comfort, but these ergonomically designed earbuds include three sizes of soft, flexible ear tips to ensure a secure fit. Combined with clear and balanced sound quality (and noise cancellation technology), these Bluetooth earbuds come with a rechargeable Aluminum alloy charging case featuring an LED display of the battery life. They fully charge within two hours, and support up to four hours of use.
Wireless may be more popular, but let’s not forget about wired earbuds. The Urbanista Berlin earbuds feature a sleek design with a comfortable fit, and they’re equipped with Bluetooth 4.0. You’ll get up to 4.5 hours of listening time after an hour of charging, and they’re compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows. Plus, they’re easy to fold up and take anywhere.
Solid sound and a comfortable fit, these wireless earbuds features the usual: Bluetooth 4.0., active noise reduction, audio coding technology, an easy-touch control which lets you skip songs, adjust the volume, answer/hang up calls, and other functions by simply tapping the touch area. The headphones automatically turn on and connect when removed from the case. They’re available in panda (pictured) or super hero designs, and get up to 2.5 hours of talk/listening time after 20 minutes of charging.
Despite being less than $40, these waterproof headphones will give you solid sound and an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in your ear. Additional features include: one button control, Bluetooth 5.0, and up to five hours of playtime after one hour of charging (30 extra hours in the mini portable charging case).
Vankyo is one of the better options when looking for quality earbuds at an affordable price, and these waterproof in-ear Bluetooth headphones are no exception. The lightweight, compact earphones feature Hi-Fi stereo sound and powerful bass with a 6mm large size speaker driver. In the box you’ll get a pair of earbuds, a charging case with LED lighting that alerts you when they’re fully charged, a charging cable, and removable silicone eartips in small, medium, and large.
Apple’s tethered earpods support iOS 10 or later, and are compatible with iPad, iPhone, and any other devices that have a lightning connector. The speakers are engineered to maximize sound output, and the built-in remote lets you adjust the volume, as well as answer or hang up calls with the pinch of a chord.