The Best Cheap Earbuds of 2018: review of popular wired and wireless options

Are you ready to rock your ears for funny money? Look through our review of wired and wireless earbuds and see for yourself – the best and cheapest in-ear headphones are all here and can be bought in a couple of clicks.

The List of 20 Best Inexpensive Earbuds of 2018

Tip:Besides being incredibly affordable, all of the options are more than they are cracked up to be and offer the optimal combination of durability and comfort. They provide high sound quality and can compete with IEHs that are twice as expensive.

Check our top 20 list of inexpensive earbuds in alphabetical order.

#ModelRatingSensitivityImpedance
Our topCheck
1Betron YSM1000 118 dB16 ohm
19

2Brainwavz S0 100 dB16 ohm
20

3Brainwavz Delta 100 dB16 ohm
18

4House of Marley Smile Jamaica 109 dB16 ohm
17

5JBL Synchros E10 Earbuds 105 dB32 ohm
16

6Koss The Plug 112 db16 ohm
15

7KZ ZST 106 dB18 ohm
13

8MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 98 dB16 ohm
14

9MEE audio M6 PRO Earbuds 100 dB16 ohm
12

10Monoprice In-Ear Earphones 96 dB32 ohm
11

111MORE Piston Fit Earbuds 100 dB32 ohm
9

12Panasonic RPHJE120K 96 dB16 ohm
10

13Philips SHE3590 103 dB16 ohm
8

14RHA MA390 89 dB16 ohm
7

15Sennheiser CX 300 II 113 dB16 ohm
3

16Sennheiser CX 3.00 118 dB18 ohm
2

17SoundMAGIC E10 100 dB16 ohm
4

18Sony MDR XB50AP 106 dB40 ohm
1

19Symphonized NRG 3.0 101 dB16 ohm
6

20Xiaomi MI Piston 100 dB32 ohm
5

Betron YSM1000
Rating
Sensitivity118 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top19
Check

Brainwavz S0
Rating
Sensitivity100 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top20
Check

Brainwavz Delta
Rating
Sensitivity100 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top18
Check

House of Marley Smile Jamaica
Rating
Sensitivity109 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top17
Check

JBL Synchros E10 Earbuds
Rating
Sensitivity105 dB
Impedance
32 ohm
Our top16
Check

Koss The Plug
Rating
Sensitivity 112 db
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top15
Check

KZ ZST
Rating
Sensitivity106 dB
Impedance
18 ohm
Our top13
Check

MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6
Rating
Sensitivity98 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top14
Check

MEE audio M6 PRO Earbuds
Rating
Sensitivity100 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top12
Check

Monoprice In-Ear Earphones
Rating
Sensitivity96 dB
Impedance
32 ohm
Our top11
Check

1MORE Piston Fit Earbuds
Rating
Sensitivity100 dB
Impedance
32 ohm
Our top9
Check

Panasonic RPHJE120K
Rating
Sensitivity96 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top10
Check

Philips SHE3590
Rating
Sensitivity103 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top8
Check

RHA MA390
Rating
Sensitivity89 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top7
Check

Sennheiser CX 300 II
Rating
Sensitivity113 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top3
Check

Sennheiser CX 3.00
Rating
Sensitivity118 dB
Impedance
18 ohm
Our top2
Check

SoundMAGIC E10
Rating
Sensitivity100 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top4
Check

Sony MDR XB50AP
Rating
Sensitivity106 dB
Impedance
40 ohm
Our top1
Check

Symphonized NRG 3.0
Rating
Sensitivity101 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top6
Check

Xiaomi MI Piston
Rating
Sensitivity100 dB
Impedance
32 ohm
Our top5
Check


Betron YSM1000

These are trully excellent headphones that offer you more than price can promise. If you are bass-addicted and tight in budget these stylish and comfy earbuds are a perfect choice for your ears.

Features:

  • Bass driven sound providing all the details and nuances.
  • Is compatible with MP3, iPads, iPhones, iPods, all portable gaming systems, even DVD and CD players;
  • Heavy deep bass for Nokia, Samsung Galaxy,HTC, i-Gadgets, MP3 Players;<
  • Rather pleasant isolating design – listen to your favorite music with no distractions;
  • Made of metal;
  • 3.5mm Jack (gold plated, 24k);
  • Comes in brown, black, and gold.
Pros
Overpowering, deep bass
Very low price
Cons
Maybe: A bit heavier

Brainwavz S0

The “working horse” with outstanding build quality. Brainwavz S0 with its sleek design successfully reproduces the entire range of musical spectrum. The device is very durable and has the commonly fragile points prudently strengthened – it will serve you faithfully for a long time.

The in-line microphone alongside the remote control will make your musical experience all the more relaxed and enjoyable.

The incredibly lightweight design will make you forget about having these babes in your ear if fitted properly.

Tip:On the whole – you are dealing with long-lasting budget earbuds with good bass and balanced highs and mids.
  • Drivers: Dynamic, 9 mm;
  • Rated Impedance: 16 Ω;
  • Frequency Range: 18 Hz-18 kHz;
  • Sensivity: 100 dB at 1 mV;
  • Rated Input Power: 10 mW;
  • Plug: gold-plated 3,5 mm, connection with all Apple gadgets, MP3 Players, etc
  • Cables: copper 1,2 m Y-Cord
Pros
High-quality assembly
Comfortable design
Cons
Maybe: not the best isolation
No detachable cable & Flat cable profile

Brainwavz Delta – best sound with iOS-compatible mic

And here is the runner-up to AKG as it falls behind a bit in the sound department. Delta is a budget in-ear pair that has both Android and iPhone remote options. But the sound doesn’t seem budget at all. Clear and detailed highs, well-delivered bass bumping with a lively beat, and the mids are surprisingly well-defined. We assume them appropriate for almost any kind of music.

All you need comes in the package – the variety of different-sized ear tips makes the earbuds a perfect fit for most people.The package also includes  a pair of famous Comply foam tips considered to be the best for noise isolation. You get a 3-button remote for Android and iOS – the choice of modes is almost confusing!

Delta will not give you the depth and three-dimensional sense of space comparable with AKG . But they still are very good – since they have been released there has been progress demonstrating improvements that catch up with the customers’ desires.

Brainwavz Delta is not the lightest out of our list but prove to be rather comfy.

We would especially like to bring your attention to the microphone: the sound quality remains impeccable in any circumstances without a fail.

The build quality is better than the price makes you think it might be. The cord is strongly reinforced as to be durable and serve you a long time. There’s also an unexpected, but a pretty satisfactory option for this budget model – you can control the play/pause, volume, songs and make hands-free calls.

Awesome soundstage for this price range will pleasantly surprise even an audiophile – you won’t lose when it comes to quality thanks to the well-balanced and clean sound.

Emphasized highs and mids still let the bass sound clean but not so prominent. Nevertheless, the music flow will not be disrupted by the raspy low-quality bass.

  • Emitters: dynamic, 8 mm;
  • Impedance: 16 Ω;
  • Frequency diapason: 20Hz – 20kHz;
  • Sensitivity: 100 [email protected] mW;
  • Max “in” power: 2 mW;
  • Is compatible with: MP3, smartphones, iPods, iPhones, supports records compressed through Lossless;
  • Cable: symmetrical, 1.3 m, oxygen-free copper;
Pros
Low price
Quality materials
Cons
No case included

House of Marley Smile Jamaica Earbuds

Wanna feel closer to nature and try on a Bob Marley style? An eco-friendly wooden basis creates warm sound signature and relaxes your ears. The Smile Jamaica earbuds come with one-button remote control and are also equipped with a microphone.

  • 8mm dynamics;
  • Frequency of sound: 18-20000 Hz;
  • 3.5mm jack;
  • Wear-resistant cable;
  • Cord cables come in blue, brown, black, multicolored;
  • Has high quality bass sound;
  • Beautiful and cheerful design;
Tip:The model is NOT compatible with Sony Ericsson ST15I and Sony Xperia.
Pros
Comfortable and Durable
Included ear tips mold the ear
Cons
No Volume Buttons
Maybe: the cord could be thicker

JBL Synchros E10 Earbuds

JBL E10 fits any device – either smartphone or tablet – and you’ll always enjoy the clear full-spectrum sound and heavy bass.

The lightweight earbuds are comfartable due to their angled ear-tubes. The enduring build is combined with nice design, that has a selection of colors to pick from (white, purple, red, black and blue). For noise isolation you can use additional ear-tips for an optimal fit.

Tip:They earbuds are equipped with an universal single-button remote and a microphone.
  • Type: In-ear
  • Wired type of connection with mini-jack, 3.5 mm
  • No active noise reduction
  • Two-sided cable
  • Range of frequency/impendance: 10 – 22,000 Hz / 32 Ohm
  • Sensitivity of headphones: 105 dB
  • Maximum headphone “in”-power of 5 mW
  • Microphone Type: Dynamic
  • Microphone construction: Placed on a wire
Pros
High-quality bass
L-shaped jack
Cons
No Volume Buttons
Maybe: weak wire around the plug

Koss The Plug

Compact and lightweight design of IEHs offers you one of the best sound isolations with plenty of additional sets of cone or cylinder shaped tips and a gold-plated miniplug.

Amazing fitting due to flexable foam tips appears to be a great plus– just fit  the foam tip to your ear shape before inserting it inside.

Truth be told, these earbuds might seem aggressive at times with their powerful bass and the mids sometimes sounding muffled. But you can always  check the sittings and match it to your personal preferences.

The build quality is pretty good for the model of such price range. It is a good choice for bassheads (but not for real audiophiles) with tight budget. Unless you the lack of playback, volume control and active isolation of outside noise makes you suffer– that requires spending some extra cash.

  • 2.0 – Sound Scheme Format
  • Main color of headphones: white
  • Color of inserts and elements: black
  • The set comes without mounting
  • Type of acoustic design: closed
  • Diameter of the membrane of radiators: 10.5 mm
  • Min frequency: 10 Hz
  • Max frequency: 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 112 dB
  • Resistance: 16 Ohm
Pros
High-quality sound insulation
Deep bass
Cons
Maybe: the plug is not L shaped

KZ ZST

They feature outstanding sound quality and if you take Comply foam tips (unfortunately not included in the box), the noise isolation will increase several levels, as well as your musical pleasure.

Build quality is not like the tank but still remains decent. If you handle them carefully and avoid brutality they’ll serve a long time. One multi-function control button far managing both remote and mic is easy to get used to. Voice quality is not on top, but still is satisfactory.

The sound picture is well balanced with an emphasis on bass. These earbuds are very sensitive – you can easily use them to listen to high-quality recordings.

Tip:To enjoy the details of sound just take an amplifier or good MP3 player, not the smartphones.
  • Built-in dual microphone
  • Color: a range of colors is available
  • Wearing type: In-Ear
  • Functions: HiFi, noise reduction
  • connection: Wired
  • Diameter: 6-10 mm
  • Application: PC, smartphones, MP3 players
  • Plug type: 3.5 mm, L-curved
Pros
Convenience wearing
Quality sound
Cons
Requires careful wearing

MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6

Obsessed with sports? Keep your MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 in your pocket and you’ll never be bored – it is a true budget godsend that can withstand a lot during your workout. If their hooky appearance is not a problem for you, you might have just found a loyal friend for years to come.

Six ear tips will suit everybody providing rather decent noise isolation. Enhanced bass and thick sound stay with you everywhere – just pick out the proper ear tips.

The super enduring wires, protected with metal plating feature a pleasant bonus: the earbuds are water-resistant, so don’t be afraid to get a little sweaty. Get fit and energized for the day with MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6  providing warm, smooth sound with plenty of details.

  • Type of device: IER dynamic headphones
  • Purpose: sports
  • The range of frequencies: from 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity and resistance (impedance): 98 dB and 16 Ohm
  • Earbuds features 10 mm membrane diameter
  • Type of mounting – on the ear
  • The set is connecting with L-shaped mini jack of 3.5 mm
Pros
Sound quality
Low price
Cons
Maybe: uncomfortable tips

MEE audio M6 PRO Earbuds

These highly estimated IEHs provide one of the best sound signatures within similar-priced options and are designed to be snug fitted. The cables are detachable and this is a bonus for users.  One of two cables in the bundle has a smartphone remote, the rest of the equipment includes 6 sets of ear tips, the case for keeping and carrying and an adapter.

  • Types of Headphones: In-ear
  • Connection: wired
  • Volume control: Yes
  • Acoustic design: Closed
  • The set features 100 dB sensitivity
  • The frequency range is between 20 and 20000 Hz
  • Resistance: 16 Ohm
Pros
Comfortable design
Quality bass
Cons
Maybe: high frequencies

Monoprice In-Ear Earphones

They sound better than Panasonic RP-HJE120 below and provide decent noise isolation if you put proper ear tips on.

At first glance you can find them a bit weird and you will need some time to get used to them. But put other ear plugs on (Comply foam plugs will work perfectly) and be ready to get music-happy.

 

Tip:You get them with a common cord with a plug. But that’s about all you’ll get for this money.

Connect your earbuds with your portable device through 3.5 mm gold plated stereo plug and enjoy your favorite soundtrack!

  • The in-ear set features wired type of connection
  • Specs of wired interface: 3.5 mm mini Jack
  • The color is black
  • Sensitivity: 96 +/- 3 dB
  • Active Noise Reduction: No
  • Cable: Two-sided
  • The range of frequency: 20Hz-20 kHz
Remember:Don’t forget to use properly fitting ear tips – that way you will get better impression.
Pros
Quality sound
Cord quality
Cons
Maybe: poor sound insulation

1MORE Piston Fit Earbuds

It is difficult imagine that low-budget earbuds can sound so brilliant! And the richness of the color range only adds to the impression. Dual-layer audio drivers feature metal housing, equipped with microphone and have a button for remote control function. For such little money why not to have it all?

  • Device type: in-ear headphones
  • Mic: yes
  • Sensitivity/Impedance: 100 dB/32 Ohm
  • Type: dynamic
  • Frequency: from 20 to 20000 Hz
  • The weight: 13 grams
  • Connection: mini jack 3.5 mm, straight-shaped
  • Max power: 5 mW
You can also consider them as a gift. Why not to please your children or surprise your whole family and friends?
Pros
Build quality
Detailed mids
Cons
No inline volume control
Maybe: slight sound leakage

Panasonic RPHJE120K

Tip:If you are looking for ideal balance of price, durability, sound and built quality the champions are Panasonic RPHJE120K. They will be a pleasant surprise.

It is easy to forget about them – they are so light and comfy, especially if you find proper tips for steady fixation.

Average noise isolation and rather poor build quality reminds ua about their low price range. But good bass and the pleasantly sounding mids create clean and well-balanced sound. Although the highs are not ideal, we believe this top earbud is deservedly included in our list of best budget sound providers.

  • Device: in-ear headphones with plug-in connection
  • Dynamic type
  • Frequency: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Power: 200 mW (maximum)
  • Sensitivity: 96 dB / mW
  • The weight: 4 grams
  • Impedance (resistance): 16 Ohm
Pros
Plug 3.5mm letter G
Low price
Cons
Maybe: poor sound insulation
Maybe: the tops do not have enough transparency

Philips SHE3590

They are not crazy cool with their simple design, but this budget option khows how to provide great sound value. The only outstanding thing about them is their sound quality with clean highs and mids, an actual miracle for this price range!

The cord serves dilligently, but the not-so-stoic endurance of earbuds calls for gentle treatment, maybe a bit more gentle than you usually would be.

Plastic material provides lightness, and you will be surprised but sound isolation is pretty good – you won’t even have to replace the tips.

They come only with wires and a plug of 3.5 mm – no more could be expected for this money. We believe they are rather comfortable, but not for sophisticated connoisseurs.

  • Model: in-ear dynamic earbuds with plug-in
  • Frequency range: 12 – 23500 Hz
  • Sensitivity 103 dB
  • Impedance 16 Ohm
  • Max power 50 mW
  • Design Mounting type without fastening
  • Cable type symmetric
  • Connectivity Headphone mini jack 3.5 mm
Pros
Soft bass
Wire length
Cons
Maybe: the wire rubs against the clothes, creating a sickly noise

RHA MA390 Earbuds

Perfectly designed metal body with great attention to details stands out immidiately and makes an impression as well as 3 years of warranty.

They are likely to be appreciated among minimalists for their universality because of good-balanced sound signature.

Untangled cable, vast pick of ear tips and carrying case are pretty good additions for easy-on-budget earbuds.

Features:

  • Microphone: on cable
  • Double-sided round cable, radius of 1.35 m
  • Impedance and frequency range:  16 Ohm and 16 – 22000 Hz
  • Sensitivity 89 dB
  • Made of: metal
  • Weight: 15 g
Pros
Quality of materials
Low price
Cons
Not G shaped plug

Sennheiser CX 300 II

With thumping bass of great power they come across as one of the best earbud option for bass-heads with tight budget.

German quality is very distinctly felt. You need not worry when being physically active – the earbuds will be firmly fitted in your ears with not a chance of slipping out. With standard selection of ear tips you will definitely find ones for best fitting, rich sound and decent noise isolation.

You might suffer with lack of balance and detailed sound – the bass dominates. You’d better chose other earbuds for vocal and classics!

Earbuds are made out of plastic, so you won’t feel them in your ears. The real advantage is their build quality – these earbuds are very durable. The wires can withstand a lot and are easy to untangle. A pretty little pouch provides a bit of protection when taking them somewhere.

We believe the IEHs without control and mic are good enough for this money. But not perfect.

  • Type: headphones with plug-in
  • The set features sound scheme of 2.0 format
  • Main color is black
  • Silver and black colors of inserts and elements
  • Mounting: without fastening
  • Type of acoustic design: closed
  • Diameter of the radiators’ membrane: 9.8 mm
  • Reproducible frequency starts from: 19 Hz
  • Max frequency is 21000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 113 dB
Tip:Don’t be upset with the lack of some useful options – you’re dealing with a good budget option featuring German quality. Otherwise, you can always skip to the higher-priced variant.
Pros
Sound quality
Performance materials
Cons
Maybe: huge plug

Sennheiser CX 3.00 Earbuds

You will be surprised with a 2-year warranty for these earbuds – unexpected bonus for model of such price range.

Sleek design with outstanding audio quality come along with a little drawback: no remote control is available.

You can chose among three color options – red, white and black. The bundle incudes a carrying case.

  • Headphones with plug-in
  • Type of device: dynamic
  • Sensitivity: 118 dB
  • Harmonics factor: 0.5%
  • Impedance: 18 Ohm
  • Weight: 12 grams
  • Frequency range: 17 – 21000 Hz
  • replaceable eartips – 4 sets
Tip:This one could be a good idea for students, especially those living from hand to mouth.
Pros
High-quality assembly
L-shaped plug
Cons
Maybe: ear cushions can stay inside the ear

SoundMAGIC E10

These earbuds are very popular, and you will love them if you are not bass-addicted.

They feature the best combination of design, build quality, comfort and pretty-balanced sound picture – basses are leveled properly allowing the clean, elegant sound to flow perfectly.

Easy to fit – just find the proper ear tips and they’ll become an extention of your ears.

Sound isolation is decent – you can still hear what is going on around you even when listening to music, so don’t worry, you’ll hear that car honk.

There are no controls, only the regular wires but these earbuds still feel and look premium class.
  • Type: in-ear set
  • Impedance 16 Ohm
  • Frequency range 15 – 22000 Hz
  • Sensitivity 100 dB
  • Speaker diameter: 10 mm
  • Weight 11 g
  • Completion of silicone attachments
Pros
Powerful and deep bass
Quality of stereo panorama
Cons
Maybe: poor sound insulation
Straight plug

Sony MDR XB50AP

Tip:If you are not fond of flat sound – these earbuds will turn to be a good budget choice. Strong and detailed bass with punch will satisfy all bass-addicted music lovers.

They are comfortable and not bulky and can easily fit your ear. They provide better than average noise isolation if you chose fitting eartips.

Swell-built earbuds with mic, made of reliable materials, feature an in-line remote with a multifunction button. They come with a slider and flat Y-type cable in the kit.

  • A type: headphones
  • Sound Scheme Format: 2.0
  • Type of acoustic design: closed
  • Min reproducible frequency: 4 Hz
  • Max reproducible frequency: 24000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 106 dB
  • Resistance (impedance): 40 Ohm
  • Microphone: yes
  • Active Noise Canceling System: no
Pros
Quality bass
Convenient ear cushions
Cons
No volume adjustment

Symphonized NRG 3.0

Tip:If you are a fan of vintage style but are short on money these will not disappoint you!

Wooden IEHs provide warm sound structure, and they come with six pairs of tips. Your ears would be pleased with the natural material and a rich pick of tips.

Unless sit on them, you will find that their endurance is quite impressive. The in-line microphone can also be used for voice control of device and talking on the phone.

These earbuds have awesome mid tones. Some bass-addicted can feel slightly restrained: wooden structure completes bass sound with a bit of warmth.

Good noise isolation is provided with silicone ear tips and a gold-plated jack.

The friction between the wire and clothes can create a bit of noise, but this small issue can’t become a serious “NO” as you really get a very good bargain.
  • Type of headphones: dynamic
  • Attachment: without attachment
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Acoustic type: closed
  • Min. reproducible frequency: 18 Hz
  • Max. reproducible frequency: 22,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 16 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB
Pros
Portable and stable design
Quality of noise isolation
Cons
Sub-par sound quality
Maybe: in-ear fit not always comfortable

Xiaomi MI Piston Earbuds

This experienced company presents budget earbuds with sleek design and metal finish, unusual for such price range. They feature dual-driver audio setup with well-tuned sound signature and include a surprising three-button remote control.

A very comfy tangle-free cable and several ear tips with soft carrying case that accompany the earbuds in the package will add to the pleasure.

  • Headphone type: in-ear
  • Type of connection: Wired
  • Wired interface: 1 x mini-jack (3.5 mm jack)
  • Active Noise Reduction: No
  • Colour: Black
  • Cable: Two-sided
  • Headphones frequency range: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Headphone impedance: 16 Ohm
Pros
Low price
Metal body plugs
Cons
Mediocre sound

Our Golden Top Two Earbuds for Less Money

The research we’ve done serves to help you find the much needed earbuds to accompany you on your life journey . Here are our recommendations concerning best earbuds for less money – the leaders in 3 categories. Check out the table below.

#ModelRatingSensitivityImpedance
Our topCheck
1AKG Y20U 115 dB16 ohm
2

2Panasonic RP-TCM125 97 dB16 ohm
1

AKG Y20U
Rating
Sensitivity115 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top2
Check

Panasonic RP-TCM125
Rating
Sensitivity97 dB
Impedance
16 ohm
Our top1
Check


AKG Y20U – the best value

They are a budget version of virtually everything you need. Just imagine – you get mellow smooth sound and comfortable firm fit for almost any ears, and a universal single-button to remote in addition.

In comparison to pair of Apple EarPods—the AKG Y20U sounds much richer.

Boosted bass that does not overwhelm the highs and mids allows you to hear all vocal details. AKGs doesn’t make voices sound scrachy or raspy.

We called them “universal soldiers” for different genres – even Beethoven sounded just fine not only rock, pop and jazz.

The low-profile fit provides the secure fitting – they curve slightly and hug your outer ear – you don’t need to adjust them when moving. You can choose between yellow, teal or gray.

  • Type of headphones: in-ear (IERs)
  • Mounting type: without fastening
  • Microphone: yes
  • Acoustic design: closed
  • Membrane diameter: 8 mm
  • Frequency range (Hz): 13-22500
  • Sensitivity (dB): 115
  • Impedance (Ohms): 16
Pros
Design and eronomics
Low price
Cons
Cable quality

Panasonic RP-TCM125 ErgoFit – the best sound for minimum money

Competing with other options of this price range, the RP-TCM125 ErgoFit produce more mellow and clean sound. They work well with every music genre – the sound is comparable to acoustic guitar.

Tip:If you are extremely low on money and need to save up you could not find the earbuds that beat Panasonic RP-TCM125 ErgoFit even if you tried.
  • Type of device: in-ear headphones with mic, dynamic type
  • IPhone Support
  • The range of reproduced frequencies: 10 – 24000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB / mW
  • Impedance: 16 Ohm
  • The maximum power:  200 mW
  • Weight: 44g
  • Membrane diameter: 9 mm
Pros
Quality of noise isolation
Sound quality
Cons
Build quality
Lack of volume buttons

The best for your ears with no cords – Wireless Earbud Review 2018

Two years passed since Apple released its original AirPods, making 2016 the year that started the long competition between various manufacturers in creating the finest wireless earbuds.

Today we are about to drown in the wide choice of wireless sets from big market players like Jabra, Panasonic and Sony to no-name models, that still manage to find their way to the market.

Great variety increases the chances of an excellent bargain, but complicates the choice making process. After spending hours staring at your monitor reading reviews many of us get utterly confused and chose to quit the crusade. And here come we, your guiding star in the search of best wireless sets to satisfy all your needs.

5 Best Cheap Wireless Headphones – 2018

If you are looking for a pair of decent earbuds, and you’re short on budget, look no further. Our highly rated (and super affordable) wireless earbud picks will go easy on your finances – we tested them and assume they will provide you with the necessary level of freedom. Each set is evaluated based on design, simplicity of use, sound quality, controls and battery life. For your convenience in our bluetooth earbud review we ranked the options from best to worst, let’s see how they are stacked up.

#ModelRatingBatteryFrequency Response
Our topCheck
1SENSO Bluetooth Headphones 85 mAh20 – 22kHz
2

2Anker SoundBuds Slim+ 125 mAh20 – 25kHz
1

3Smartomi Q5 Wireless 98 mAh20 – 22kHz
3

4Losei Bluetooth Wireless 70 mAh19 – 22kHz
5

5TWS Q17 Wireless 80 mAh20 – 25kHz
4

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones
Rating
Battery85 mAh
Frequency Response
20 – 22kHz
Our top2
Check

Anker SoundBuds Slim+
Rating
Battery125 mAh
Frequency Response
20 – 25kHz
Our top1
Check

Smartomi Q5 Wireless
Rating
Battery98 mAh
Frequency Response
20 – 22kHz
Our top3
Check

Losei Bluetooth Wireless
Rating
Battery70 mAh
Frequency Response
19 – 22kHz
Our top5
Check

TWS Q17 Wireless
Rating
Battery80 mAh
Frequency Response
20 – 25kHz
Our top4
Check


SENSO Bluetooth Headphones

They provide you with everything you could and couldn’t expect from a budget model. Earbuds are solid and have very simple design, but nevertheless considered to be one of the best bluetooth earbuds under 50. They are comfortable for almost every ear and not scanty on Hi-Fi sound. If you are bass-addicted – enjoy clear booming and treble bass!

  • Frequency response: 20-22 kHz;
  • Type: Bluetooth Headphones, In-Ear Headphones, Noise-Isolating Headphones
  • Weight:0.01 pounds
  • Product Dimensions:4.9 x 1.3 x 4.7 inches
  • Battery living: 8 hours
Pros
Stable for sports
Easy-to-use controls
Cons
Maybe: poor sound insulation

Anker SoundBuds Slim+

Secure fit of lightweight SoundBuds is guaranteed by hooked design – they sit above the ear and provide more comfort for you. You can also choose a variety of sizes and shapes.

Tip:They are covered with rubber – so if you get all sweaty during a work out session or get caught in the rainy weather, just keep in mind that they are water resistant.

Finally, they provide rather solid bass – amazing for this type of budget models. As for downsides, battery lasts for about 7 hours – if you are running a marathon, you can find yourself without music support somewhere in the middle of it. So if you are searching for good wireless headphones, go ahead and try it, keeping in mind their undoubted advantages: the 18-month warranty and well-organized customer service.

  • Listen For Longer: Up to 7 hours of playtime and fully charged in just 1.5 hours.
  • Superior Sound: Qualcomm aptX️ audio brings your music alive for a heightened listening experience.
  • Fits Like A Glove: Slim build, ergonomically designed for exceptional comfort.
  • Water Resistant: Interior nano coating effectively protects against liquids.
Pros
High value for money
Microphone & remote control
Cons
Maybe: sound quality not for audiophiles

Smartomi Q5 Wireless Earphones

Tip:When you take a look at them – the whole impression can be put into the word “uncomfortable”, but do not be deceived. Put them on and feel how nicely they fit your ears.
You could get pleasantly surprised hearing clean highs, responsive bass and solid mids – as you didn’t even expect to find them in the budget earphone section. Battery “lives” for 4 hours – the very time for your gym workout. The background noise will not interrupt your phone calls.

Each earbud has a single controlling button to answer or reject calls, to activate the mute mode and power, to skip or pause a song.

The bundle includes additional ear tips and hooks, a charging USB-cable and a soft pouch – for storage.

  • Genuine SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Earbuds: feel free to enjoy crisp stereo music without the annoying wire when doing sport. The soft ear tips provide secure fit and avoid falling out during workout, fitness, exercise, running or gym. You may also share music without tangle wire.
  • Light Weight and Better Voice Quality: unbelievable light-weight with no burden to ears, the 8mm built-in microphone realizes clearer calls for you and the other side.You can mute/unmute your microphone during a call by double pressing MFB of the left earbud once.
  • Snap Pairing and Superior Connection Stability: the Bluetooth version 4.1 offers a hyper-stable connection within 10m/33 feet, compatible with all Bluetooth devices such as iPhone 7 / 7plus, 8 / 8s plus, X , S8, SE, Android cellphones, tablets or TV with bluetooth receiver.
Pros
Comfortable and easy to use
Quality sound
Cons
Maybe: easy to lose

Losei Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

The Losei Earbuds delivering clear and accurate sound reproduction considered to be one of the best wireless in-ear headphones of the budget market.

Comfortable fitting and lightweight construction will make them your best friends during streaming your favorite series. They easily keep a solid connection with Apple devices and Smartphones for almost 3 hours before recharging.

The lack of volume control is obvious from the price, the lows run a bit flat and acoustic tracks reveal the shortcomings of the highs – they are really tough to make out. But to tell the truth, the overall sound quality is pretty good. We recommend!

  • Built-in A2DP /AVRCP Audio Processing System Which Eliminate Noise and Echo. High Quality Chip for Stereo Sound and Bass Sound .Clear High & Low Volume . It’s Easy To Take and Make Calls ,Voice Dialing with Superior Microphone Quality. Ideal for Car Calling and Friends Chatting, or Working Use.
  • Built in 40 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery , Enjoy about up to 3 Hours of Premium Quality Talk/Play Time (Full Charge approximately 1-2 hours), up to 40 hours standby time. 450mAh Capacity Charging Case Can Provide 3-4 Times Longer Charge by USB .
  • Comfortable and Secure in-ear Earbuds ,Soft Material To Protect Ears, Make Your Phone Call and Music Time More Comfortable. Ear Hook Design Can Be Perfect for Sports, Jogging & Gym Exercise, Watching TV, or Sleep
Pros
Quality of material
Comfortable and easy to use
Cons
Maybe: not for fitness

TWS Q17 Wireless Earbuds

TWS Q17 closes our top wireless earbuds 2018 roundup. Considering their price you will not remain indifferent to their low-end sound, noticeable midrange and highs and phone calls without echo. Though some users reported cases of disconnected communication.

Tip:We noticed that the multifunction controls can be a little difficult to manage. But non-stop audio streaming can satisfy you for 4-4,5 hours before the batteries die.
  • The kit includes the earbuds pouch
  • split USB charger.
Pros
Build quality
Good sound
Cons
High price

Bottom line

We hope reading the wireless earbud reviews we’ve put together for you will increase your chances to find “your one and only earbud”. We have done all the tricky stuff and the only job left for you is to chose, buy and enjoy the benefits of wireless headphones (especially during the boring office meetings).


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