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 from neckband and headband to Beats Powerbeats alike earbuds, and the most recent are true wireless earbuds.
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.
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.
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.
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
2ANKER SOUNDBUDS LITE NECKBAND BLUETOOTH EARBUDS
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.
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.
These earbuds incorporate Bluetooth 4.1 which functions with the 8mm drivers to generate rich audio with no sound distortion.
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.
LyreBeats-NB1: Plenty of bass, clear sound
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
3ENACFIRE E18 TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5MPOW CHEETAH HEADBAND BLUETOOTH EARBUDS FOR SPORTS
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.
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.
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.
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
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.