Best Cheap Bluetooth Headphones (Earbuds, In-Ear, On Ear, Over Ear) | 2019 Reviews

Are you looking for cheap Bluetooth headphones that sound good for the price and many kinds of music, movies and games?

Also they fit securely into the ear – are comfortable for extended listening sessions and don’t break because of your sweat.

It is not that easy to find a Bluetooth headphone that sound decent for under $50 – I mean for casual or entry-level listeners because there are thousands of them and their sound is not designed for your taste or the music you like.

Better off? You will decide which type of headphones you are going to buy, Bluetooth earbuds, true wireless earbuds, over ear, around the neck or on ear, here I narrowed down the list of best possible picks for your expectations: battery life, sound quality, Bluetooth connection, features, design and price.

TWS – I never thought True Wireless Earbuds are so cheap today – just a couple of years ago a pair would cost $200 and now you can get a pair with just $40. (you can even get Airpods clone for less than 40 bucks)

LyreBeats T02S 

Everything is great for the price except it gets connectivity issue that the connection sometimes cut off. 

As a cheap Bluetooth earbuds its sound is less determined rather mixed up. I mean their sound is generally decent but not focusing or standing out to any point that you feel they are distinct. 

The earbuds fit well into my ears – well enough for running and weight-lifting. 

The earbuds covers have a earhooks that provide extra secure fit and it’s quite comfortable too.

The T02S can pair with any phones (Android, iOS) the pairing is also simple and easy. Though it’s never comparable to pairing Airpods with Iphone. 

While cheap true wireless earbuds’ Bluetooth connection is not stable their wire wireless peers’ isn’t.

For instance, the Anker Bluetooth earbuds 

They are one of my favorite – for both sound and quality.

Anker SoundBuds Slim + Wireless: Bluetooth Earbuds the most portable option

The Anker Slim+

This pair is the upgrade of Anker SoundBuds Slim. This latest version has a better battery and sound quality the design is almost the same.

Anker SoundBuds Slim + Wireless accessories
A variety of eartips and wingtips

The Slim+ has great the build quality for the price, the cable is strong, and earbuds are rugged and metalic. Designed with sport mind, the Slim+ features earhooks and sweat-resistance. Earbuds are easy to fit with variety of eartips and hooks, the cable can be managed by clip if you move around. And they can magnetically clip together in a nifty way around your neck.

Creative Sound Blaster Jam: On ear Bluetooth headphones stronger bass and longer lasting battery

Creative Sound Blaster Jam: Solid sound for an old school headphone.

Creative Sound Blaster Jam doesn’t look polish but its quality build, cheap price and good sound quality make it easy to stand out.The battery of Blaster Jam is 12 hours the sound is clear and energetic. The bass is also a plus point for this headset.

There are a few flaws. On of which is plastic headband, no padding not so it won’t be comfortable. The headphone also doesn’t work well as a headset because the mic doesn’t filter out the ambient noises.

Cheap over ear Bluetoot headphones just get better and equipped with more feature and built with longer battery capacity.

TaoTronics BH040 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

A brief of what cheap Bluetooth headphones are capable of

The BH040 is active noise cancelling – it can drown out the noise impressively.

You can’t complain it’s 30 hours of playing music.

They aren’t the most comfortable headphones but they are doing well. earcups are a bit clamping your ears but it’s fine.

The sound is stressed on the bass – which is punchy and strong, and mid-range is pronounced. It sound definitely better the boring styling – Creative Sound Blaster Jam

Mpow 059 Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones: Even bigger bass and longer battery

Over ear Bluetooth headphone that beats

Large earcups, listening music and watching movies privately are among factors people love over ear Bluetooth headphones. Most importantly, these types of can are able to hit the low-end that can improve your mood, the sound that is energetic, dynamic and rumbling, it is not easily heard from other types of headphones.

The Mpow 059 takes all the advantages of over ear can and it is exceptionally comfortable for most head sizes even for those with large head, and the comfort can last for hours. Overall build quality is great for the price. The paddings are superb soft, which as advertised mimics the human skin texture.

If what you like is all about that Bass then this can will be satisfactory

The Mpow 059 is a Bluetooth headset that you don’t have to charge everyday. It has a strong battery life, which lasts up to 20 hours between charges. If used with Bluetooth transmitter, you can enjoy quality audio while watching movies on TV without disturbing others.

It sounds dynamic with strong, rich bass and for calls it is just funtional as a good headset. Though this can got a huge positive reviews, critics rated it just as an average Bluetooth headphone for the build quality, comfort and sound quality. Because this can’s sound is not well-balanced, it focuses overly on bass. This intention makes other ranges feel laid-back and lack in detail. But that’s said if you are just need a can that can work for everything, Mpow 059 will be worth it.

Around the neck Bluetooth Headphones: for the stylist

Neckband headphones are kings for battery – you won’t have to charge them often like Bluetooth earbuds.

Around the neck, neckband or behind the neck, you name it, these type of headphones have been well recognized recently for their functionalities.

For the price range, we don’t find any pair that sounded great, just a bit difference in sound quality, what really set them apart from each other is the style. We would recommand Jabra Halo Smart Wireless, Skullcandy Ink’d, LyreBeats-NB1 or Samsung Level U. While one may have a better sound isolation than others, its battery may be less.

  Samsung Level U The neckband Bluetooth headphones that do the job for your daily commute
Comfortable Stylish design
Not noise isolating
LyreBeats-NB1 Sports headphones that powers your working out.
Plenty of bass, clear treble Rugged, metalic earpieces Secure fit
Short connection range
Jabra Halo Smart Wireless
The hard neckband sits on your neck.
Skullcandy Ink’d Wireless
The popular headphones – it sounds good but I don’t really like its style.

With average battery ranged from 7 to 8 hours, those cheap neckband Bluetooth headphones can be used for your commute and work. The headset function is good enough for calls in your office.

Cheap Bluetooth earbuds wont’ become cheaper – but I also see a lot of models released on the market. 

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This post was originally published in 2014, a lot of revises have been made, we hope you always get best information on this post to find your headphones.

Bluedio Turbine T2: Over ear Bluetooth headphones with strongest bass 

Inexpensive Bluetooth Full Size Headphones
Bluedio Turbine T2 can rumble but the the paddings are easy to wear out.

The Turbine T2 at just $29.99 at Amazon and $26.67 at Are are they worth buying? Here’s our review:

Though it looks pretty sturdy on head–big earcups and headband made up this part, at first I feel it’s a lightweight, relatively comfortable headphone. Sometimes, I forget wearing them. It is easy to fit and stay evenly on your head, you can adjust the fitting by rotating the earcups. However, when not in use, let it hang around your neck, you will find it is a nuisance that each time you turn your head, your chin encounters the big earcups. [Update 10/15/2015, The Bluedio T2 does put a bit pressure on my ears after wearing it for 30 minutes, so I have to remove it for a while]

The volume buttons positions right on the R-earcup. Just touch and press (-/+), but you have to press it firmly. The power button is conveniently beneath the volume controls, press and hold it for a few second, a LED indicator will turn blue to indicate it is available for pairing. Scan this headset from Bluetooth setting on your device, Bluedio is about to connect.

The padding on earcups are really soft and provides a good noise isolation. I don’t know how long the paddings will last (it is not replaceable). When Bluedio T2 plays at moderate volume level, it’s hard for me hear people chatting around.

Plastic band of Bluedio T2 Bluetooth Headphones
The band seems to be metal, but it’s plastic

To keep its lightweight, the Bluedio has the entire plastic build, even the band, the joint used to adjust to fit, is not metal–becareful when handle those, it may break. You might have been known Beats adding a bit metal to their headphones to make them less flimsy, and actually I don’t feel T2 flimsy at all. Probably they all figured out the perfect ratio between weight and size of the headphones

The Bluedio also features a mic and volume controls, enabling you to pick up calls and make calls. When someone calls you, there is a women voice that says “In-coming call,” you can pick the call by pressing the power button. The voice call quality are quite good.

When I walk away from my phone, about 7 or 8 m, the sound starts to to have hiccup. So I guess the real working range is around 7 m to ensure the sound is just fine and the headset is in a stable connection. In addition, it has a nice feature that when you disconnect your device from this headset, it will automatically shut off.

The Bluedio package includes the USB charging cable and a cable for audio output if it run out of battery. No carrying case is included.

After un-boxing, I let it play continuously for many kinds of music. I have been using it for 3 days. Undoubtedly, it sound good for R&B or dance.

Of all sub-$50 Bluetooth headphones we’ve listened to, including Photive BTH3 Bluetooth 4.0. The Bluedio T2 sounds decent, with relatively warm, pleasant sound for Bluetooth. The sound is spacious too. There’s a 57mm HFP Driver in each ear cup, and the Turbine T2’s Impedance is listed 16Ω. These specifications do tell you something about the bass that was quite powerful and dynamic, but in fact when playing Radio Active, I found the low bass a bit distorted, I could say “flabby”, but doesn’t mean loose or out of control. I switched to Game of Thrones soundtracks, they sound great, thinking of watching the next season using this headset. The treble is crisp and clear-not astonishingly bright. Mid range represents warm sounding.

While it is not that much to talk about its weaknesses,  the Bluedio T2 is a great budget Bluetooth headphone for what you can enjoy from your tablet or phone without cable–for watching movies, listening music and playing games.

Shop Now: $29.99 at Amazon and $26.67 at

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