Finding a good pair of wireless headphones is no longer the task it used to be. Moreover, it’s now easy to find a solid pair at very affordable prices, so you don’t need to worry about spending hundreds of dollars on a completely adequate audio experience. If you’re on a budget and you aren’t looking to pay even $50 on a new pair of wireless headphones, read on, as we’ve found 4 great options for under $30!
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that look and feel a lot more expensive than they actually are, a good place to start are the Mpow Thor headphones. The hi-fi on-ear headphones offer up dual 40mm large-aperture drivers that both loud and crisp.
While you won’t see the 30+ hour battery life found in high-end headphones, the Mpow Thor will give you up to 8 hours of continuous music playback, which is impressive for the price. They also come with a built-in microphone for calls and a collapsible design so you can take them on the go without much bulk.
Want to go the “true” wireless earbud route, popularized by Apple’s AirPods, but on the cheap? The SoundPEATS True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds will do just the trick.
These earbuds use the newer Bluetooth 5.0 standard, where many others in the category opt for the older Bluetooth 4.2, which is notable. Each bud works independently from one another and you can listen to music using just one of the buds or both for a stereo audio experience. The battery life also isn’t too bad, and you’ll be able to squeeze 3.5 hours out of each bud and when couples with the included charging case, you’ll get a total of 15 hours of playback time.
JVC is no stranger to the audio world and it’s been offering affordable products in the space for years. Its lightweight bluetooth headphones are no exception, and offer fantastic battery life of up to 17 hours on a single charge!
While the headphones lack some of the bells and whistles found in others, JVC kept the essentials. In addition to the stellar battery life, you’ll also get an integrated microphone for calls, a foldable design for easy stowing, and a “Bass Boost” feature so you can add more dimension to your tunes. Simply reading the spec list of these headphones would plant them firmly in the “no-frills” category, but using them would make it seem anything but.
A solid option for workout headphones, Anker’s SoundBuds Curve Wireless Headphones go the distance in more ways than one.
Something you don’t find too often in headphones of this caliber is fast charging, but that’s exactly what you’ll get in the SoundBuds Curve. A 10-minute charge will net you an hour of music playback. While this is very much a welcomed addition, the battery life is already great, with 14 hours of talk time and 12.5 hours of music playback.
Since these are workout headphones, you can also expect SoundBuds Curve to be water resistance, so you can sweat freely without the worry of ruining them.