Best Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Under 50

Since Amazon allowed third party sellers to sell on their platform we’ve seen the unprecedented grow of wireless Bluetooth earbuds, mainly in the price range under $50. While their sound quality is not that much varied, there are a lot of styles you can choose from, neckband, headband and Beats Powerbeats alike earbuds, and the most recent are true wireless earbuds.

How Bluetooth earbuds will fit into your ears? with hooks, wingtips or just eartips

For under $50, you could get pretty good wireless Bluetooth earbuds for build quality, nice design and feature, decent battery, stable Bluetooth connection and impressive sound quality (bass, treble, mid-range), though those cheapies are still integrated with low-end Bluetooth chip. Here are 5 most popular styles, best Bluetooth earbuds under 50 on Amazon and their short reviews.

For under $50 you can pick any style you like


Design and Feature

The Phaiser BHS-730 feature extra-comfortable Comply T-400 M memory foam tips, which is more comfortable and adding warmness to the sound. If you are the active type, then you will be glad to know that these earbuds also include patented winged tips to add stability and ensure a snug fit during movement. They are also sweat proof. Note that the housings are a bit large so I won’t fit for those who have small ears.

With its magnetic tips, you can simply drape them around your neck when you aren’t using them. Even if you do decide to tuck them into your pocket, you can rest easy knowing that they won’t get tangled.     

Sound quality

 With its 8-millimeter speakers and Bluetooth capabilities, the Phasier BHS-730 generates some seriously crisp and clear sound. You get a strong bass response, detailed mids, and lightweight treble. With its noise isolating capability, there is very little sound distortion even at maximum volume. It may not wow many audiophiles, but if you are on a budget, then it’s definitely worth it.  


The Phaiser BHS-730 utilizes Bluetooth 4.1 technology, which is intuitive and simple to use. You can quickly pair them with your smartphone and listen to music without experiencing any instability in sound quality.


For earbuds this size, a battery life of 5 hours of continuous playback is pretty decent. You can charge the earbuds in 90 minutes using a micro-USB cable.

Also consider
  • Soundbuds slim+, the contender with solid build quality for the price, decent Bluetooth audio and sweat-feature, they are also smaller than PHAISER BHS-730
  • TREBLAB J1 Bluetooth Earbuds: just in case other are not available, these earbuds feature unique earhooks for a secure fit and extra-accessories foam tips to improve listening experience both comfort and sound


Design and feature

The earbuds come with several eartips so that you can find the right fit. It also comes with eartip wings that provide added stability when exercising. They are comfortable and soft, even after wearing them for more than an hour. Its built-in mic allows you to make and receive calls. The other inline controls are easy to use. There is a Play button for playing/pausing music, answering calls, and invoking Google Assistant or Siri. With an IPX5 rating, the Anker SoundBuds Lite is resistant to both rain and sweat but shouldn’t be used underwater.

Sound quality

The SoundBuds Lite generates impressive sound. Thanks to its noise-canceling feature, the bass response is awesome. The treble and mids are also very clear and are not overwhelmed by the bass.

If you often take calls, this would be a good headset. The neckband Bluetooth earbuds are the best for making cell-phone calls.


These earbuds incorporate Bluetooth 4.1 which functions with the 8mm drivers to generate rich audio with no sound distortion.

Battery life

Since the necklace is much larger than in most other earbuds, the neckband is enough room for a large battery. You can expect about 10 hours of playback. It takes 1.5 hours to charge them using a computer USB port or the wall charger of your phone.

Also consider
  • LyreBeats-NB1: Plenty of bass – a bit booming at sub-bass, clear sound, the neckband is more flexible. The treble is a bit intensed.
  • Samsung Level U: with unsealed earbuds, this headset isn’t noise-isolating, good for calls and decent sound quality
  • Skullcandy Ink’d Bluetooth: stylish, a bunch of color options. Heavy bass
  • Mpow Jaws [Gen-3]: identical to LG-Tone HBS-730 around the neck Bluetooth headphones, but cheaper
  • Samsung U Flex: Under average call quality, the treble is average, mid-range is a bit laid-back and the bass is decent


Design and feature

These earbuds are super-easy to use and comfortable. With the ENACFIRE E18, you get several user modes:

  • Stereo mode – For high-definition stereo sound when relaxing
  • Share mode – Give one earbud to a friend and enjoy the same music
  • Single mode – Use one earbud for music while the other stays silent

These earbuds incorporate a built-in mic for making and receiving calls. The package includes three silicone eartips of different sizes (small, medium, and large) to ensure you get the right fit.

Sound quality

The bass quality is quite excellent for a pair of budget earbuds. The midranges and treble sound good but don’t expect too much if you are an audiophile.


The ENACFIRE E18 supports Bluetooth 5.0. When you are using them for the first time, you need to connect them to your phone’s Bluetooth. For subsequent uses, the earbuds connect automatically to your device the moment you take them out of the charging case.  

Battery life

With the ENACFIRE E18, you get up to 4 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. You can charge the 500mAh battery using the portable fast-charging box which holds about 15 hours of charge. Within 30 minutes of charging, the battery will be 80 percent full before switching to trickle charging.

Also consider
  • LyreBeats S2


Look familiar? if you know Beats Powerbeats Wireless sports earbuds

Design and feature

The SENSO is perfect for users who live an active lifestyle and desire comfortable and lightweight earbuds. The silicone earbuds come with hooks to help hold them firm in your ears. This ensures stability for those with smaller ear canals. These earbuds have an IPX7 rating that allows them to endure being submerged in one foot of water for half an hour. However, this doesn’t mean they are built for swimming. The controls are located on the right earpiece. The ON/OFF controls are at the bottom while the volume and track buttons are on the top end.

Sound quality

These earbuds have great bass and detailed treble ranges. The bass can get a bit overwhelming when listening to songs on the low end, and you may have to lower it (using the EQ on your smartphone). The midranges sound muddled and don’t have the required detail. However, the earbuds do block out external noises when you turn the volume up a bit.  


With its Bluetooth 4.1 capability, you can set your phone down in one corner of the room and still experience uninterrupted music from afar.

Battery life

With the SENSO, you get 8 hours of playback and 240 hours standby time on a single charge. You can recharge it within 60 minutes using its micro-USB plug.   

Also consider
  • TaoTronics Bluetooth


Design and feature

If you are looking for a comfortable pair of versatile workout earbuds, then the MPOW Cheetah is perfect for you. With its IPX5 splash-proof rating, it is able to resist both sweat and water. It fits snugly around your ear thanks to its streamlined design. When not in use, you can fold it around your neck or roll it up into a fixed design and stash it into your bag or pocket.

The headband design make it great for running outdoors.

Sound quality

The sound quality is okay but not impressive. The treble is crisp and the midrange is smooth. The earbuds have a punchy bass that doesn’t overwhelm the other frequency ranges. If you prefer bass-heavy genres like rock or dance music, then you will definitely enjoy the MPOW Cheetah. There is barely any distortion or harshness at high volume levels.


With its inbuilt Bluetooth 4.1 technology, these earbuds will allow you to stream your favorite music and make/receive calls with no dip in sound quality. They are compatible with almost every iOS and Android device.

Battery life

The MPOW Cheetah has an impressive battery life, allowing you to listen to music for 8 continuous hours. It also has 7 ½ days of standby time.  

Also consider
  • Phaiser BHS-530

What else would you need?

  • Noise cancelling feature: If you need cancel out the noises, but this is not really practical since turning on this feature the battery will drain quickly.
  • Quick charging feature: this is a very cool feature recently with new tech in battery production, just five or ten minutes of charging the battery are able to provide juice up to several hours to Bluetooth earbuds
  • Nano-coating: This will help earbuds to resist to the water, sweat and dust.
  • You may want a pair of Bluetooth earbuds for swimming.

Also consider

SoundPEATS Magnetic Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth Headphones: These earbuds are identical to other from Anker, the sound is balanced and natural, treble is clear but not very sculpted. SoundPeats have solid build quality and with metal housings they are built to last.

Symphonized DRV Genuine Wood Bluetooth Wireless: Symphonized was known for their typical geniune wood earbuds and with recent move to Bluetooth, they just released the Symphonized DRV, a classic look for earbuds. But they also feature wingtips for more secure fit, that is a good thing, you can wear them while cycling or doing other stuffs without worrying about the earbuds falling out. Well in the price range under $25, it is very difficult to differentiate the sound quality between pairs, but I noticed the DRV sounded with a lot of bass, feel a bit bloating at sub-bass. Mid-range is fine, vocal is there and treble would be better in terms of clarity. The call quality is average, in our test the battery is rated at 8 hours and the control supports all voice assistants.

Aukey Latitude EP-B40: Thewirecutter highly rated this pair, but we disagree because its sound quality and the inline control. The sound is just passed and the inline control is quite heavy which sometimes they tug earbuds – earbuds falling out. The earbuds can clip together is a cool feature to manage earbuds when they are not in use.

Monoprice 15273: the earbuds look impressive but they are rather large and not comfortable to wear for a long listening sessions. The bass lacks in quantity and crispness.

SoundMAGIC E10BT: These earbuds sounded good, but the battery compartment somewhat is in-convenient but it is designed as a Shirt-clip and it takes in a lot of juice for earbuds that the battery is somewhere between 10 to 12 hours. SoundMAGIC E10BT features 13.5mm dynamic driver, so they are truly extra-bass earbuds. The build quality overal is great for the price, we like the metal housings and durable cable but it is more expensive than other pairs.

Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-Ear Headphones: Though the WI-C300 sounds good – the 9mm neodymium driver delivers the dynamic, fun, balanced sound.  There are some quality and design issues related to Bluetooth connection and fit. This is because the inline control and the module that sits on the back of your neck pulling the earbuds while you move and it is tricky to press the button on the inline control, you need to locate them and pressing hard in order to trigger its function. Thei battery is solid with 8 hours of playback.

JBL Lifestyle Tune 110BT Wireless: These are hybrid-neckband Bluetoth earbuds, the earbuds are small and lightweight and they can also magnetically clip together. On the right it is an inline-control and on the left there is a module which I think to host the battery, the rubber cable is flat to resist tangling but they are long and we have no way to mange the cable. The sound quality is not that good, lacking in bass and clarity overall. A miss.

iFrogz Impulse Duo: The dual driver earbuds that don’t work for fit and sound. The trebe feels no way to extend and dark bass and because of the design, you may find it difficult to fit earbuds into your ears.

Xiaomi Mi Sports Bluetooth: The earbuds let users wear over the ear style like Beats sports headphones – they look noticable. The Mi Sports are solidly built, and their bass performance is good – punchy and deep but it is not the pair if you look for clarity.

SoundMAGIC ES20BT: Metal earbuds, dull sound, average battery life (just 6 hours for music listening). The housings of ES20BT is contructed of ABS plastic and metal finish. The dynamic 13.5mm driver reproduce impressive bass, the sound feels spacy and bright. Earbuds have a good noise isolation and are comfortable

LyreBeats-S1: We like its balanced sounding profile – powerful bass, decent battery life, light-weight and comfortable to wear.

LyreBeats-S1 (2018): A worth upgrade of LyreBeats-S1, the lastest sports leather skin, longer battery life (up to 10 hours) and more solid build quality. The IPX7 rating, the S1 are truly for sports.

We’ve seen an increasing number of (Bluetooth headphones) units shipped by other brands than Beats, Apple, LG, Sony, Bose – according to The U.S. Wireless Headphone Market in 2017. This is due to the fact that Amazon’s business model that allow third party sellers to sell their wireless headphones on their platform.

How we conduct the research and test the wireless headphones

First we had to look at Bluetooth earbuds from 5 established brands including Beats, Apple, LG, Sony, Bose and Anker. At least 3 pairs each from those brands. Only Anker and Sony target to low-end market. Other audio makers started to upgrade their wired earbuds to Bluetooth, SoundMagic, iFrogz,  Symphonized, and LyreBeats and they had differenct approaches, either with a cable or a neckband, or even with a large battery compartment.

Which type of Bluetooth earbuds are for you?

The truly wireless earbuds though have short battery life and their Bluetooth connection with your phone is not perfect if you like to get rid of all cable that is invariably the first choice. The next move is neckband if you often take calls since neckband headphone have better call quality than other types of earbuds – I call it every day headset. Bluetooth earbuds with a short cable is portable and they should be fine for most users (for starters) and the last option is Bluetooth earbuds for running and working out since you’ve got other great headphones and want to spare them safe for listening to music only.

Is sound quality your priority?

If you crave for the best sound quality then the PHAISER BHS-730is our top pick. LyreBeats-S1 sounds good too, the sound is airy and pleasant to listen to.

When cheap Bluetooth earbuds will break?

Sooner or later than 12 months, and it also depends on your usage these Bluetooth earbuds will break. Housings and nozzles are most likely to break because you use them a lot for working out, the battery is another subjecto for degration, it won’t hold charge any more. I knew the life cycle of the battery is over 500 times, supposedly you charged your Bluetooth earbuds 5 times/week then in one year you charge it roughly 260 times, a hafl of its life cycle the point most battery meets their maximum usage that they hold charge less. 


Why Bluetooth range and Bluetooth stability are varied between earbuds? Most cheap Bluetooth earbuds’s modules are built with low-end Bluetooth chipset among these the CSR Qualcomm and Airoha are the most popular. You can see in the spec they point out CSR8645 (Bluetooth 4.1) or CSR8635 that is Bluetooth chipset code name, and the CSR chipset is better than Airoha for connectivity but for sound transmittion via Bluetooth it doesn’t rely on a single aspect – type of chip. Housing earbuds design and PBCA board are other factors decide the the sound quality.

I have been writing and testing Bluetooth earbuds since 2014. And all of them though called wireless, it doesn’t mean you are free from cable – still a short cord dangling down or band which sit either on your neck or behind the head. But in recent years, totally cordless earbuds have been prominent but they are not perfect yet due to the un-stable Bluetooth connection and short battery life. So I’ve rounded most popular style Bluetooth earbuds under $50 – you get the point for your need.



  1. Peter Adphil October 5, 2018
  2. Void November 3, 2018

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