It’s crazy how quickly technology moves. Even just a few years ago, the idea of Bluetooth earbuds seemed like something that was inherently expensive, with a high-quality version of the wireless headphones being prohibitively expensive. But as time has progressed, it’s gotten easier to find a quality set of earbuds for a price that won’t break your bank account. There are plenty of fantastic brands that provide great options if you’re looking to spend your money elsewhere.
If you’re willing to buy a brand that’s not as fancy as something like Apple, Samsung or Beats, you’ll still find plenty of worthy options. In fact, many of the brands on this list have premium features like waterproofing, easy pairing and long-battery life. Looking outside of the box doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo a good pair.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best sets of cheap wireless earbuds, all for under $100. After all, going wire-free shouldn’t cost your paycheck. Our selections, below.
1. 1MORE Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
With a staggering six hours of battery life, high-quality audio and interchangeable ear tips, 1MORE’s earbuds are as close to an all-in-one earbud solution as is available on the market. 1MORE has worked with a Grammy Award Winning sound engineer to ensure the best possible audio quality around across a variety of different genres. ENC mics provide crystal clear call audio, and four different colors allow you to express your personality. All-in-all, it’s an extremely quality product for a price that can’t be beaten.
2. Mpow Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
If you’re looking for something that’s a little less expensive — but still quality — these earbuds from Mpow are a fantastic runner-up. With included active noise canceling, the earbuds will ensure you can focus entirely on whatever audio experience you’d like to have. Additionally, they’ll provide six hours of listening, while the pad on the individual bud allows you to fully control the audio (I..e, skipping, pausing, etc.).
3. EarFun Air Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
EarFun is a relatively new company in the audio space, but they’re already making a huge impact. Their Air earbuds look and function very similar to Apple’s infamous AirPods, but are considerably less in price. The Airs also took home a CES Innovation Award for how easy they are to use; the ergonomic design does a great job of providing a good audio seal, while its enhanced four-microphone setup allows for crystal-clear calls. Turns out the new kid in town knows what they’re doing.
4. ENACFIRE Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
BEST SPORT EARBUDS
With their IPX8 waterproofing, ergonomic design for sports, and large touchpads, these earbuds from ENACFIRE are ready to be your best friend for working out. IPX8 waterproofing ensures the rain and sweat won’t cause your buds to go on the fritz, while the shape sits firmly (yet comfortably) in your ear. The eight hours of playback time between charges makes it so you can work out for a long, long time. Additionally, interchangeable ear tips allow you to fully customize a fit that will work best for you.
5. TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
BEST FOR ALL-DAY USE
With a truly impressive eight-hour battery life, TaoTronics’ SoundLiberty earbuds are great for those who have busy, active lives and don’t want to have to worry about charging their earbuds multiple times a day. Smart noise reduction allows for bothersome sounds to be blocked so you can focus on your music without worry. This feature also allows for better clarity during phone calls, while the Bluetooth 5 connectivity ensures you won’t lose your music over a spotty transmission.
6. iKanzi Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
With smart features you’d assume to find in earbuds that are double the price, this set from iKanzi makes for an incredible value. One-step pairings make it easy to connect to your device of choice while Bluetooth 5 provides the best possible connection. The included charging chance will boost the overall playback time of the device up to 12 hours on a single charge. Additionally, playback from the earbuds themselves provides clear audio with a great sound and deep bass.
7. Jaybird X4 Bluetooth Earbuds
BEST WIRED EARBUDS
If you’re the kind of person that has a tendency to misplace things, maybe getting individual earbuds isn’t the best call. Instead, opt for these wired earbuds from Jaybird. The X4 still connects via Bluetooth but bound together by a wire that’s easy to slip over the back of your neck for some extra security. The \ comfortable foam tips nestle themselves inside your ears for a great-feel without losing any audio fidelity. Additional features like IPX7 waterproof protection and eight hours of playtime make them a worthwhile investment.
8. Axloie Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
BEST OVER-EAR EARBUDS
On the note of added security, over-ear earbuds, like this option from Axloie, not only have a sporty look but provide the user with just a touch more material to ensure the headphones don’t slip. These added hooks are great for high-intensity activities (like working out) but are equally as great for everyday use. Axloie’s version includes a balanced, high-powered sound with IPX7 waterproof protection and five hours of use on a single charge.
9. Treblab X5 Bluetooth Earbuds
Don’t let the hooks on this set of earbuds from Treblab fool you, they’re not just there for looks, but rather, for a very practical purpose. The expandable silicone-tips help to actively reduce outdoor noise and provide you with a clearer overall audio experience. The included buttons on the stem of the earbud make skipping tracks even easier with a tangible button press while the portable charging case allows for 35 hours worth of use.
10. Boltune Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds
These smartly-priced earbuds from Boltune are Amazon’s Choice, with over 17,000 reviews (!) for an average of 4.5 stars out of five. Essentially the consumer favorite, these earbuds provide great quality (immersive sound, Bluetooth 5 connectivity, six hours of playtime) for under $40. The one-step pairing makes set-up a breeze, which means you’ll go from unboxing to listening in almost no time flat. Additionally, the secure fit makes it so your audio experience is totally uninterrupted and of the best quality possible.