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There’s freedom in the power that wireless earbuds provide. Unburdened by the tangled mess that wires bring, you’re free to move without restriction. Sure, this is a pretty romanticized way of considering headphones of all things, but once you’ve tried them, there really is no going back. And while there’s certainly a strong market for expensive earbuds, not all of them have to cost an arm and leg.
Brands have realized this and priced earbuds accordingly, providing plenty of great budget options that don’t skimp on features or quality. To help you figure out which ones are worth considering, we’ve assembled 10 of the best wireless earbuds under $50. Cheaper than a night out at your favorite bar, these wireless earbuds will ensure you can stay up to date with your favorite audio without having to burn a hole in your wallet to do so — our picks are below.
1. Anker Soundcore Life P2 Wireless Earbuds
Offered in three different shades, Anker’s Soundcore Life P2 wireless earbuds are our choice for the best overall pick due to their fit and sound quality. Anker studied and tested the Life P2 on thousands of ears to ensure the most comfortable and ergonomic fit possible, thanks to their interchangeable ear tips. Additionally, Anker’s drivers are both lighter and harder than standard drivers, which allows for better sound clarity than most other earbuds. Great sound, great fit, and a great price? We’re sold.
2. EarFun Free 2 Wireless Earbuds
We’ve reviewed a handful of EarFun’s products on SPY before and are always, always impressed. The second iteration of the brand’s popular Free style improves upon the already stellar quality by adding improved waterproofing (IPX7), deeper bass, stronger Bluetooth connectivity, and more. Plus, the larger surface area on the earbuds themselves makes it extremely easy to use its touch controls to switch between songs and pause your music when needed.
3. Encafire E90 Wireless Earbuds
BEST FOR OUTDOORS
Made by Encafire but sold by MYGIRL, the E90 wireless earbuds under $50 will be your best friend when it comes to outdoor use. With an impressive IPX8 rating, the E90s can handle pretty much anything thrown at them from a water perspective — including surviving being submerged underwater. With eight hours of playback time, a fast-charging case, and a comfortable fit, you’ll love working outdoors in them.
4. Skullcandy Sesh Evo Wireless Earbuds
Skullcandy always provides plenty of options to express yourself with its products, and the Sesh Evo wireless earbuds are no exception. With three color options (blue, red, and green) in addition to more lowkey alternatives of black and grey, the Sesh Evo allows you to let your personality shine more than other wireless earbuds under $50 on this list. But looks aren’t everything, which is why it’s great you’ll have about 24 hours of total battery life (when combined with the Sesh’s charging case), the functionality to use a bud solo, and three pre-defined EQ modes.
5. BEBEN Wireless Earbuds
With a sub $30 price tag, the BEBEN wireless earbuds look like AirPods but for a fraction of the cost. With their IPX7 waterproof rating, they’ll handle any water that lands on them with no issue, making them great to wear all the time. Additionally, these wireless earbuds under $50 get about four to five hours of playback time with a reserve of 30 hours on a fully charged case. And finally, their ergonomic design makes them rest in your ears with ease and comfort.
6. TOZO T10 Wireless Earbuds
The TOZO T10 has many features you’d anticipate from a set of wireless earbuds under $0 and some you wouldn’t, which makes it our standout pick for best features. Most notably, the T10 includes wireless charging, which makes it so you can place it on any existing charging base and have the full case powered up in about two hours. Additionally, the T10 comes with Bluetooth 5.0 to ensure a stronger connection between your earbuds and your device of choice. Oh, and it has IPX8 for superior waterproofing.
7. WENKEY TWS Wireless Earbuds
With five (!) different-sized ear tips, these TWS wireless earbuds from WENKEY make it easy to provide you with the perfect fit. The customizable fit is bolstered by a handful of great features include USB-C fast charging, 10mm enhanced dynamic drivers for great sound, IPX6 water resistance, compatibility with all kinds of devices, and a battery life of 30-hours (including the charging case).
8. Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds
BEST FOR EXERCISE
What the Beats Flex lack in terms of wireless (they still connect to your device through Bluetooth, but the earbuds themselves are tethered together via a cord), they make up for fantastic sound and great features tailor-made for working out hard. The cushioned ear tips sit comfortably in your ears and won’t fall out when you’re moving around, up, or down (depending upon your workout). Plus, compatibility with Apple’s A1 chip makes the Beats super easy to pair if you have an Apple device.
9. HINYCOM Wireless Earbuds
BEST OVER THE EAR
For those who want a more stable fit to their wireless earbuds under $50, these HINYCOM wireless earbuds slip over the tops of your ears to lock in a snug feel. It’s great for working out or even for just walking around town. Additionally, the earbuds boast an IPX5 rating for added resistance against sweat and water, which means they’ll be handy at the gym. Plus the Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity lets you safely roam up to 33 feet away from your device without experiencing a single drop of your audio.
10. Apple EarPods
Sure, they may not be wireless, but some classics are classics for a reason. The stalwart, wired Apple Earpods remain unparalleled in their comfort while providing really quality sound for a price that’s less than you’d pay for drinks on a night out. Plus, the wired headphones include a remote, which makes pausing and navigating through your songs a breeze.