As most people are constantly losing their headphone jack, finding a great pair of wireless earphones is a must. There are plenty of big players on the market like Beats and Apple Airpods, but you really don’t have to spend that much for a great sound.
Great Choices Without Breaking the Bank
Below are some of my top picks if you’re in the market for new headphones but don’t want to spend a lot. All are under $40.
If you like the style of Powerbeats from Beats but don’t want to pay over $150 for them, check out these headphones from SENSO. They have a 4-star rating from over 30K reviews. Most people praise them for their high quality and great at sound for only $20. The all-black color option runs a bit more at $28, which is still a superb deal.
Amazon User Review: “Best. Earbuds. Ever. For the price, this is an absolute steal.”
Price: Starting at $19.97 on Amazon
If you really enjoy working out while traveling or in general these are our top choice for you. They are just barely $26 and have a splash proof build making these buds virtually sweat free and ok to use in the rain. The headphones provide nine hours of battery life on a two-hour charge—perfect for a quick recharge between flights.
Amazon User Review: “These headphones do not disappoint. They are comfortable, noise canceling and their battery lasts all day.”
Price: Starting at $25.99 on Amazon
These are very similar to the TaoTronics earbuds. However, they are a few dollars cheaper and offer a few more color styles to choose from including pink and blue. The sweat-resistant IPX6 level means they are perfect for outdoor activities and getting your grind on in the gym. Not to mention their lightweight design at only 15 grams means that these earbuds are perfect for travel and can save you a few bucks more in your pocket.
Amazon User Review: “Great product I use them every day.”
Price: Starting at $23.99 on Amazon
SODOLIFE did a great job with these 2-in-1 headphones. The headphones are great for listening alone with great sound quality, but they also have a sharing mode. One twist and the headphones can double as a Bluetooth stereo speaker. All of this for under $35.
Amazon User Review: “It is probably the most comfortable set of headphones I have ever put on, and my ears are very sensitive to that. It has a thick cushion that covers your ears completely. The sound quality is amazing.”
Price: Starting at $34.99 on Amazon
You don’t have to pay Apple Airpod prices to get a true wireless experience while keeping stylish. My favorite alternative is TOZO's take on the in-ear cordless model. And it looks like I'm not the only one, with a 4.5-star rating other customers seem to agree. With the most advanced Bluetooth technology and a wireless charging case, these earbuds were definitely designed for travelers on the go. Throw in an IPX8 waterproof rating, and you'll be safe knowing these headphones will stand up in the heaviest of downpours.
Amazon User Review: “These earbuds are amazing quality for an amazing price. They have great sound quality and are very comfortable. My ears are small so it is difficult to find comfortable earbuds, but these are great and have 4 different sizes for all ears.”
Price: Starting at $39.99 on Amazon
There have been so many times while traveling or planning to work out that my wireless headphones are dead when I need them most. If that seems to happen to you—these are the perfect headphones. They charge 4x faster than most headphones. Also if you need to use them quickly, a five-minute charge will give you up to two hours of sweet, sweet music to your ears.
Amazon User Review: “WOW! I just received these and I couldn't be more impressed. I was looking for an affordable set of headphones for travel. Great find.”
Price: Starting at $35.99 on Amazon
If you’re looking for a cheap yet stylish pair of wireless headphones that still have a nice sound, these headphones from LBell are your best bet. These headphones offer excellent noise isolation and incredible HD sound for under $25 bucks. Available in black or white.
Amazon User Review: “These are awesome! Got them for my husband and he was pleased with the sound quality and thought the magnetic feature was super helpful for keeping track of them when they are not in use around his neck.”
Price: Starting at $23.99 on Amazon