What are the best headphones under 50 dollars for music?

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    #1Sennheiser HD 206

    Sennheiser HD 206

    The Sennheiser HD206 is a pair of closed back headphones that offers passive sound isolation and avoids sound leakage. Thanks to its lightweight and comfortable design, these headphones are ideal for long listening.

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    Carolyn Turner
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "i like Sennheiser HD 206 because of its weight and comfort. they offer sound isolation so that you can listen to the music exclusively"
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    #2Sony MDRZX110NC

    Sony MDRZX110NC

    The MDR-ZX110NC Headphones features a 12–22,000 Hz frequency response for pristine bass, mids, and treble. It features up to 80 hours of battery life and noise cancelling that reduces ambient noise by 95%.

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    Debra Porter
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "If you are looking for the perfect headphones that you could use for music that is under 50 dollars, consider the Sony MDRZX110NC. These headphones by Sony are great for me as they are affordable and have a long battery life up to 80 hours. They are also noise canceling, and reduce ambient noise by 95%. For the value, I would say this is a must buy!"
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    #3AKG Pro Audio K77

    AKG Pro Audio K77

    AKG Pro Audio K77 is a pair of over-ear headphones, with a semi-closed and lightweight design that ensures a higher comfort for long periods of time. Its large high-performance 40mm (1.6") speakers delivers a powerful and high-quality sound.

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    Craig Miller
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "For the price point of about $50, these are ok. Probably not going to be your main headphones, or use for a specific thing like working out or running, but these are decent as a backup pair or if you don't want to spend too much. The sound is ok, they are well-made and I like the cushy feel on the ear. The only problem is it took me a while to get these as they were out of stock for a while, but I liked them for that price."
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    #4Edifier H840

    Edifier H840

    The Edifier H840 over-ear headphones deliver you isolating closed monitor professional sound, ergonomic fit with comfortable soft leather earmuffs and a solid build. 

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    Frank Brewer
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I received these headphones as a Christmas gift and they've single handedly renewed my belief in Santa Claus. The sound quality is amazing for such an adorable pair of headphones, they fit great, and no external noise gets through. There may be better headphones out there, but you won't find anything that works this well at this price. "
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    #5Skullcandy Uproar

    Skullcandy Uproar

    Choose between 10 different colors and you will be ready to enjoy your favorite music for up to 10 hours with only one charging session. With a great audio quality, these headphones have an on-board mic/remote that you can use to change songs and take calls. 

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    Celia Miranda
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "These are nice quality headphones. They have some weight to them which I like. They mute out the sound from the outside. They connect easily. I do have larger ears, and I wish the ear pads were more oval shaped instead of round so my ears would fit inside them entirely, but that probably isn't an issue for most people. For the money they sound like they should - the right balance of highs and lows and everything in between."
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    #6Photive BTH3

    Photive BTH3

    These wireless and Bluetooth headphones have everything to become your best friends for travelling and listening to your favorite music: a battery that lasts for hours, on-board controls and microphone and even a hard carrying case. 

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    Arnav Kadam
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "I thought i would try these out and very glad i did. They are the best under $50 headphones on the market in my opinion. Do yourself a favor and give these a try."
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    #7Bluedio T3

    Bluedio T3
    The Bluedio T3 Bluetooth headphones provide you with high-quality sound with a powerful bass and even 3D sound effects. It features a condenser microphone to let you make and receive calls. This device is available in different colors.

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    Lawrence West
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "These headphones fit within this search criteria, but could still be a bit cheaper for my taste. The user reviews are very good, and there are a high number of individual reviews, so these would likely be worth the price despite not being familiar with this brand."
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    #8Mpow 059

    Mpow 059

    Designed for an excellent listening experience, Mpow 059 Bluetooth headset with CSR chip and around-ear cushion design can provide robust, immersive and Hi-fidelity sound.

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    Eva Vásquez
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "These headshpones are cheap but only in price. Sound quality is great and they are made vey well. There are several different colors to chose from as well. Save yourself some money and buy these."
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    #9Superlux HD668B

    Superlux HD668B

    The Superlux HD668B is a semi-open dynamic headphone that delivers natural, spatial and precise sound. It has been conceived for all kinds of music and provides balanced bass and excellent voice reproduction. 

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    Alexander Evans
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "These headphones are, frankly, horrible. The package talks about great sound, but it's really tinny and full of odd notes that are immediately noticeable if you've ever bothered to listen to proper headphones or speakers. They're marketed as cheap, and that they are. If you never notice when people complain about how something might sound bad, and you want to save money, then these are for you. Otherwise, tune out."
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    #10Koss PortaPro

    Koss PortaPro

    The PortaPro is a pair of on ear headphones that combine a portable design with great overall and nice bass sound, making them ideal to listen to music on the go.


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    Victoria Evans
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "The quality and price of these headphones is fantastic value. The bass quality makes these headphone very desirable for the price. They also have a great design that is both portable and comfortable for my ears. I like the open back design so some outside sounds are let in and I can be aware of my surroundings when I am jogging. I can listen to music on the go with headphones that do not break the bank and look and feel amazing."
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    #11Sony MDR-ZX310

    Sony MDR-ZX310

    The Sony MDR-ZX310 is lightweight and foldable, made for comfort and portability. The sound quality is crisp and clear, and the MDR-ZX310 comes in a variety of different colors to suit your taste.

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    Wayne Wood
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "My kids broke my new pair off headphones so I needed a cheap replacement. I picked up a pair of Sony MDR-ZX310. They are foldable so I take them to school with me. They seem more durable than my old ones. I really like the deep bass. I hide them from my kids so I do not lose these because I love them."
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    #12Sony 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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    Amanda Harper
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "I love my music at work but I don't want to disturb other people or compromise the sound of the music. I was looking for headphones under 50 dollars in case they ended up "missing" so when I found the Sony MDRZX110AP and I was impressed. These are by far the best, affordable headphones for music that I've found to date. Love them!"

Summary

Best What are the best headphones under 50 dollars for music
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sennheiser HD 206Electronics 15 Paid
2Sony MDRZX110NCElectronics 13 Paid
3AKG Pro Audio K77Electronics 11 Paid
4Edifier H840Electronics 10 Paid
5Skullcandy Uproar Electronics 9 Paid
6Photive BTH3 Electronics 9 Paid
7Bluedio T3Electronics 6 Paid
8Mpow 059Electronics 4 Paid
9Superlux HD668BElectronics 3 Paid
10Koss PortaProElectronics 2 Paid
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