What are the best cheap headphones?

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    #1Oranka K7

    Oranka K7
    Oranka K7 is a wireless headphone with an over-the-ear design which will allow you to freely listen to your favorite music while working out without having to worry about them falling out. It has a passive noise canceling technology. 

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    Roger Dunn
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "I do not like cheap earphones. Just because they break often, and therefore I would buy more expensive ones instead. But with the Oranka K7 i think i might be going for cheaper ones after i used this"
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    #2Creative Sound Blaster Jam

    Creative Sound Blaster Jam

    Creative Sound Blaster Jam is an ultralight wireless headset with an ergonomic fit due to its soft ear cushions to ensure comfort in long listening time. This also has Bluetooth technology and can be charged via USB through a desktop computer.


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    Jerry Pearson
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I needed a bluetooth headset that didn't skimp on sound quality. This set from Creative fits the bill. I use it while listening to music and everything is crystal clear with no distortion. The battery life is also excellent. "
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    #3Sony MDRZX110AP

    Sony MDRZX110AP
    Sony MDRZX110AP is a wired headphone from the Sony Studio Series Headphones. It offers high performance with a superior bass response through its acoustic bass booster. It has an in-line microphone for hands-free calling.

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    Edward Grant
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "These headphones are surprisingly good for how cheap they are! They are lightweight and the sound quality is great. They feel nice and sturdy for the most part, but since they are cheap headphones I'm wondering if they will last a long time. The connection of the cords is a bit loose, so I get a few blips every now and then. Not sure if that happened in shipping or something, but it's nothing you can't fix if you have the right tools."


Did you know the first modern headphones were produced in the kitchen in 1910? Nathaniel Baldwin from a small town in Utah made the headphones by hands in his kitchen. The headphones were sold to the U.S Navy during World War I as radio equipment, without a patent. But, back in the 1880's telephone operators used a type of headphones with a single earpiece. These headphones rested on the user's shoulder and weighed more than 10 pounds. In 1937, German company Beyerdynamic invented and produced the first dynamic headphones DT-48. These headphones are still in production to this day and the most popular type on the market. Moreover, headphones before weigh from one to two kilograms. It was only until Sony released the Walkman that portable headphones became popular. This also changed the game of the headphone history.

Today, headphones are quintessential to everyone to carry it every day. People use it to jam out to tunes or listen to podcasts on the go. In recent years, headphones have also become fashion accessories or status symbols. There are now headphones from big name brands and price tags to match. Of course, aside from the best quality cheap headphones. This resulted in manufacturers producing cheap copies and counterfeits of popular brand models. You know, these counterfeits copy the designs of market leaders like Apple, Beats, and more. If you want the design and look of the branded headphones but can't buy it due to its ridiculous price then a cheap knock-off could be an option. But, it is still better to get the original ones. Also, there are cheap earphones and cheap headphones options from lesser known brands. 

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    #4Monoprice MHP 839

    Monoprice MHP 839

    Monoprice MHP 839 is over-the-ear headphones with detachable cable, designed not only for professionals but also casual listeners who want the best durability at a reasonable price. This also has Bluetooth technology. 


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    Frank Griffin
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Decent performance for cheap headphones. TBH i only bought it after i lost my Bose headphones. When i checked for the best cheap headphones the Monoprice got good reviews so i ended up getting this. I am really pleased with this cheaper than Bose and comfortable to use."
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    #5Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M20x is professional monitor headphones with modern design and high-quality materials. It has high-quality audio and effective sound isolation and offers a comfortable listening environment.


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    Brandon Garcia
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "With the Audio-Technica ATH-M20x you will get everything you want in an entry level studio headphone for less than 50 bucks. Can you believe that eh? Indeed this is my best buy cheap headphones!"
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    #6Small Target BH01

    Small Target BH01
    Small Target BH01 is sport wireless headphones which are equipped with Bluetooth technology, allowing you to listen to your favorite music during your workouts. They are waterproof and have nine hours of autonomy.


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    Daniel Rodriguez
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "For what they cost these aren't bad for cheap earphones. Not the best, but not horrible. Lightweight, they sound okay, and they do seem to hold up against sweat when you're working out. Battery life isn't very good though. I have to make sure they're freshly charged before I leave for the gym. A few times I've had them power off before I was done, that's how bad it can get sometimes. But the battery seems inconsistent; sometimes it's longer than others, and I can't figure out why. Maybe it's problems with the bluetooth."
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    #7MEE audio M9B

    MEE audio M9B

    MEE audio M9B is a wireless in-ear stereo headphones with headset functionality which will give you clear and powerful sounds. This has a built-in microphone to control your phone calls and includes advanced Bluetooth technology. 


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    Craig Allen
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best buy cheap headphones then i suggest that you get the MEE audio M9B. With its less than 100 bucks price you get the value of what it offers. Although i admit that i had low expectations on this but exceeded mine. "
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    #8Skullcandy INK'D

    Skullcandy INK'D

    Skullcandy INK'D is a wireless in-ear headphone with microphone and Bluetooth technology. This is lightweight and offers supreme sounds. Additionally, it has long-lasting with its eight-hours of battery life. 


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    Betty Su
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "i dunno about you but i dont really consider the skullcandy ink'd as one of the best cheap headphones. for starters, i believe this is classified as cheap earphones or earbuds. aside from that fact, i like this as it gives great sound quality. "
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    #9Sennheiser HD 25

    Sennheiser HD 25

    Sennheiser HD 25 is an on-ear monitoring headphone with a split headband and rotatable ear cups. It has lightweight aluminum voice coils and a 1.5m straight cable which gives it high sensitivity.


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    Kathleen May
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "These are great cheap headphones... The range of the HD 25's is very good; I feel the bass is rich and mids/highs are crisp. Sennheiser has found a good balance between low and high range frequencies. I cranked my volume pretty high and I did not hear any clipping or distortion. I am very pleased with these and they even sound better if you pair them with a DAC! If you are an audiophile, these are great starters."
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    #10Otium Headphones

    Otium Headphones

    The Otium Headphones are sweatproof Bluetooth headphones specially designed for active users. They provide you with high-quality sound with a noise-isolating system and have an ear-fit design.


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    Alexander Hunt
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Who would have thought that cheap earphones likes this which cost 20 bucks would give you a nice listening experience eh?"
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    #11Anker SoundBuds Slim

    Anker SoundBuds Slim

    Anker SoundBuds Slim is a lightweight wireless Bluetooth headphone which will give you better and more comfortable listening experience. Through its in-line microphone and remote you can manage your music and calls handsfree. 


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    Larry Lawrence
    Written on December 20, 2018
    "Okay so i am not really impressed with headphones. I've used well-known brands from Beats to Bose which cost twice or more than this Anker headphones. When i purchased this i wasn't expecting that i would like it because yes this is indeed a cheap headphones. But after using it i believe this is worth more than i paid for. "
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    #12Plantronics BackBeat FIT

    Plantronics BackBeat FIT

    Plantronics BackBeat FIT are wireless sports headphones that help you push yourself and become unstoppable. These sturdy Bluetooth headphones are made to train with you, that's why they are comfortable, waterproof, and don't fall out even when you are intensely working out.


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    Justin Warren
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "These are the greatest headphones to wear to the gym. They never fall out even when I'm going all out running or doing lunges or burpees. Sweat doesn't even affect them at all. The best part is they were really cheap."
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    #131MORE Triple Driver

    1MORE Triple Driver

    1MORE Triple Driver is a pair of In-Ear Headphones with in-line microphone and remote control compatible with Apple iOS and Android devices. Thanks to its ergonomic design, these headphones deliver a comfortable and accurate listening experience. 


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    Peter Ryan
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "A fine product for anyone looking for headphones on the cheaper side. "
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    #14Jabra 100-96300002-02

    Jabra 100-96300002-02
    The Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset (100-96300002-02) lets you listen to your favorite songs without missing calls. With an adjustable and resistant headband, this earphone is the perfect option for music lovers. It comes in three different colors: red, black, and cobalt

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    Carl Dixon
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "I recently bought the Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset, and I'm really happy with it! Very small price, but very high quality! I spend hours listening to music with them, and I really enjoy the experience. I suggest them to everyone!"
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    #15Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones

    Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones

    The Anker SoundBuds Bluetooth Headphones delivers excellent sound and comfort for your workouts, travels or at home or the office. It features CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology and IPX4 certificate for splashproof. 


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    Sara Powell
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "I picked these up as they were inexpensive and I constantly lose my earbuds. I found they have terrific sound and noise cancellation so I can enjoy my music and not be bothered by ambient noise. I use them on my commute on the bus and it makes the ride much better I can't hear anything but my music. They are pretty comfortable to wear no issues there either."
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    #16MEE audio M6 PRO

    MEE audio M6 PRO
    The MEE audio M6 PRO is a headphone that allows you to listen to music without hearing external noises. It is the right choice for anyone who is looking for a flexible earphone for the gym or for any other place!


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    Stephanie May
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "MEE audio M6 PRO is not built very well. It is overpriced compared to similar headphones. The sound is pretty good though."
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    #17Grado SR80e

    Grado SR80e

    The SR80 utilizes a 4 conductor connecting cable and larger ear cushions, the result of which gives a more open stage. The sr80 provides an improved bass resonance, which enhances the overall detail. 


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    Ayaan Jain
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Quality headphones that don't cost a fortune these are an excellent value for the money"
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    #18RHA S500

    RHA S500
    Featuring a three year warranty and noise cancellation technology, these are a durable and reliable in-ear headphones. Thanks to the micro dynamic driver, you will get vibrant and immersive full-range sounds. 

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    George Henderson
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "As an audiophile we are always trying to get the best sound out of every piece of audio equipment. As for headphones sadly you get what you pay for. RHA S500 is an okay pair of earbuds but they lack some features other more higher priced earbuds have. At the price range at which these are priced these will have some sound quality issues. "
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    #19Senso ActivBuds S-250

    Senso ActivBuds S-250
    The Senso ActivBuds S-250 Bluetooth headphones are specially designed for use during your workouts. They have an ergonomic design and offer you high fidelity sound with noise reduction and a long battery life.


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    Larry Burke
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Great headphones for that person that is on a budget"
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    #20Bose SoundTrue 741648-0010

    Bose SoundTrue 741648-0010
    Designed to be comfortable, these headphones have a soft headband that will distribute the weight evenly across your head. You will be able to switch between music and calls on your iPhone, and use the microphone to speak. 


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    Patricia Price
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "You can't go wrong with Bose headphones. These are one of the cheaper models that they offer, but they don't sacrifice on sound. These are lightweight and comfortable. Truly great headphones!"
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    #21 Logitech G430

     Logitech G430

     Logitech G430 is a gaming headphone designed with a 360-degree listening experience powered by Dolby 7.1. This headphone has a built-in microphone and it is compatible with different platforms.


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    María Acevedo
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "I bought this to game with and was happy with the result. For the price they are comfortable and have good sound. The microphone works good as I don't have any static issues. It works fine on my ps4 and xbox. I would buy them for my teens now. "


Best What are the best cheap headphones
1Oranka K7Electronics 20 Paid
2Creative Sound Blaster JamElectronics 16 Paid
3Sony MDRZX110APElectronics 10 Paid
4Monoprice MHP 839Electronics 5 Paid
5Audio-Technica ATH-M20xElectronics 5 Paid
6Small Target BH01Electronics 4 Paid
7MEE audio M9B Electronics 3 Paid
8Skullcandy INK'DElectronics 3 Paid
9Sennheiser HD 25Electronics 3 Paid
10Otium HeadphonesElectronics 2 Paid

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