Best Wireless Bluetooth In Ear Headphones (Earbuds) Under $100 | Reviews 2019

Bluetooth connection has been improved over years (till date Bluetooth 5 is available with features designed for wearables), battery are made smaller and wireless connection is undeniably convenient. All these factors largely contribute to the boost of wireless headset.  Bluetooth in ear headphones also become cheaper and sound good and are packed with a bunch of features. And for under $100 – a point for superior audio performance and build quality you could get a quality pair of Bluetooth in ear headphones whether it is for daily commuting, workingout, cycling or any activities. Besides, they are widely varied in style, guess how they fit into your ear and your neck we’ve rounded up top best pairs you could buy right now!

Update: A lot of changes have been taking place in 2018 – the TWS drive the main stream of headphones market today and they gradually become cheaper.

Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sports in ear Headphones

Jaybird’s engineers probably spent a lot of time for designing the wing tips which fit comfortably and securely into the most people’s ears.

The latest wireless Jaybird headphones are cheaper, more rugged and built with superior sound quality. It can play 1 hour if charged within serveral minutes.

The app let users control the headphones both sound and seting up time to automatically turn off the earbuds when they are not in use.

  • Inexpensive
  • Secure and comfortable fit and good sound
  • Clipping charging may not be convenient
  • Average batter life
  • No carrying case included – if you have a carrying pouch of other headphone it won’t matter
The bottom line: With a price cut 30$ compared to X4 (the signature earbuds of Jaybirds) the Tarah offers everthing you need for performance and feature. 

1Anker Zolo Liberty: True Wireles Bluetooth In Ear Headphones Under 100

  • Sweat-proofing feature
  • Secure and comfortable fit
  • No stereo sound when making calls
  • Just more then 3 hours of battery life
The Bottom Line: Though they are not a bang for the buck, with all feature and decent sound that the Anker Zolo Liberty deliver, they are just the right option for now.

Though they don’t have strong battery as regular type of earbuds with a short cable but true wireless in ear headphones such as ZOLO Liberty stand out for the true wireless experience. The charging case is pocket-sized and can provide more 24 hours of battery for two earbuds. The earbuds fit securely with a variety of silicon jacket and eartips, the silicon jacket feature a hook to contour to the ear. 

The ZOLO Liberty sounds clear with tight bass and pleasant treble, but a note that they won’t sound as good as some budget wired earbuds

 The good thing about true wireless in ear headphoens is you don’t have to deal with cable dangling on the back of your neck 

But let’s face it, they have to be charged frequently and sometimes the Bluetooth connection isn’t solid, they often cut out.

Specs that matter

  • 6mm Graphene Dynamic driver
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Bluetooth version: v5.0
  • Battery life: 3.5 hours
  • Charging case: 24 hours for earbuds
  • IPX rating: IPX5

2Sports Bluetooth in ear headphones: Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones

At the time of writing, the X3 costs less than 100 bucks, we don’t guarantee the price because it may go higher.

  • You can customize the sound to your preference on the App
  • Bang for the buck
  • Any parts are designed to the tough conditions – if you sweat a lot don’t worry
  • The clip charging system may add nuisance
  • Not the best Bluetooth connection we’ve tested
The Bottom Line: The jaybird X3 is a great pair of Bluetooth in ear headphones for any users who use it as a daily headset.

The X3 sounds balanced and if the bass is not satisfactory you can adjust the amount of bass on the app. This is a great feature, unfortunately you couldn’t add the crispness or depth into the bass. I also tried to find out how to enhance detail and clarity but the app seems to work on sound customization – they change the frequency response rather than the sound itself.

You clip the charing accessory to the inline control of the in ear headphones for charging.

The Jaybird X3 has been the third gen of Jaybird Bluetooth in ear headphones line since the JayBird X model. Well their design is the same, sort of, so if you look for something else in terms of style the X3 may be not for you.

Specs that matter

  • 6mm Dynamic driver
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Bluetooth version: V4.1
  • Battery life: 7 – 8 hours
  • IPX rating: IPX5

3COWIN HE8D Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones 

  • Small, compact earbuds
  • Powerful bass performance
  • Long batter life, loud, dynamic sound considering its size
  • Heavy charging module, once it bounces the earbuds may fall out
The COWIN HE8D is an unique in ear headphones with ANC feature and despite sweat-resistant feature, their design and weight of other components hinder it to be sports gears. 

Specs that matter

  • 4mm Dynamic driver
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 40kHz
  • Bluetooth version: V4.1
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • IPX rating: IPX4

4Neckband Bluetooth In Ear Headphones Klipsch R6

  • Classic look and feel with leather band
  • Long battery life (up to 18 hours)
  • Vibration notification for incoming calls
  • Thin soundstage

Though the neckband is a bit sturdy, it solid battery and stylish design may be an appealing choice for your outfit. 

5Bluetooth in ear headphones for running for sports enthusiasts: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305 Sweatproof Sport In-Ear Headphones

  • Impressive clarity
  • Great battery life and solid Bluetooth connection
  • Stay evenly in the ear
  • Cable easily catches dust, particles
  • You may find the wing tips don’t contour well into your ears

Plantronics make one of the best Bluetooth headphones for running, the Plantronics Backbeat FIT – this headphone is in form of headband, which you hook over your ears and the band is behind your head. This design may not be practical everywhere, and you may look for more flexible form, PLANTRONICS BACKBEAT FIT 305 are just that.

6Wearable neckband Bluetooth in ear headphones under $100: LG TONE Studio HBS-W120

  • Strong battery life, as a Bluetooth speaker it can play up to 6 hours and as an in ear headphone it can play 35 hours straight
  • The Bluetooth speaker delivers an impressive listening experience
  • In ear headphone listening mode, the sound is clear and detailed
  • The earbuds are small and the cable is thin, the retract mechanism may break it sooner or later if you don’t handle with care.
  • Bluetooth hiccups sometime happens (Bluetooth connection cut in/out)
  • You can’t wear it for sports but cycling or walking it’s fine to have it on.
The Bottom Line: The LG TONE Studio HBS-W120 is an example of how a wearable is cable of – wearable neck speaker and in ear headphones in a single wearable

If you like your in ear headphones sometime can double as a Bluetooth speaker, the LG TONE Studio HBS-W120 is a nice choice. LG TONE Studio HBS-W120 is the latest wearable device developed by LG, it can play 12 hours straight

Here are major brands that sell wireless in ear heaphones under $100: Apple, Beats Electronics (Apple’s venture), Bose, LG, Sony, Plantronics, Jaybirds, Sennheiser, Skullcandy, Samsung and Harman.

Also consider

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

OnePlus Bullets Wireless - neckband Bluetooth headphones that have cool features, 10 minutes of charging gives earbuds 5 hours of battery and once you clip 2 earbuds together it stops music and unpair with your phone but if you disconnect 2 earbuds the OnePlus Bullets Wireless instantly pair with your phone again.

The Oneplus Bullets Wireless sound good with decent bass, and the call quality is really clear.

The earbuds are lightweight, waterproof and comfortable with earhooks for sports and the carrying case is a plus.

Related posts:


  1. Kevin J.z August 17, 2018
  2. Josiah August 17, 2018

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.