What are the best headphones under $50?

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    #1Koss 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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    Laura Williamson
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Koss PortaPro are some of the best headphones under $50. By a brand that I have come to trust, the PortaPro conveniently go where I go while delivering the most satisfying bass beats."
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    #2Superlux HD681

    Superlux HD681

    The Superlux HD681 is a pair of headphones with semi-open design, being recommended for indoor use. These headphones stand out for their ample bass, being one of the best options to reproduce high-quality sound in this price range.

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    Deng Shi
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "The Superlux HD681 headphones get a few points for their semi-open design. That feature saves the product from being a complete dud because everything else about these headphones is bad."
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    #3Monoprice 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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    Douglas Howard
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I am always listening to music while I am out and about. My go to headphones died on me last week so I was on the hunt for a new cheap pair. I found the Monoprice MHP 839 headphones and am very happy with them. They are reasonably priced and quite stylish. I would definitely pick these up again in the future."
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    #4Sony MDR-NC13

    Sony MDR-NC13
    The MDR-NC13 is a pair of in ear headphones with closed and dynamic design. It features a 50 MW noise canceling system that isolates you from external sounds for a better sound experience.

     

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    Reyna Velasco
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "I travel a lot so great headphones are a must for navigating airports, trains, and the like. These block out ambient noise fantastically--they natively have a isolation feature, but you can use the cancellation feature for extra noise blocking when needed, which I have barely found necessary. Chic design and very comfortable in the ear as well."
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    #5Sennheiser 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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    Aaron Howard
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Sennheiser HD 206 is a great set of headphones that are available from Amazon for 37.92. They are closed back and are extremely lightweight. The sound quality is very good and they really are an ideal set for long listening sessions. They are a real steal at 38 dollars. They fit the topic very well."
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    #6Griffin Volume-Limiting Headphones

    Griffin Volume-Limiting Headphones
    These monkey-themed over-the-ear headphones include a volume-limiting feature that is safe for a kid's ears. The kid-friendly designed headphones are also constructed from durable materials specifically made for active and outgoing children.
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    Johnny Fernandez
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "I love music and always listen to it. However I don't like using expensive headphones because I'm always worried about losing them. So recently I found Griffin Volume-Limiting Monkey KaZoo MyPhones Headphones. They are great and provide superb audio quality. The price is low enough that losing them is not a real concern and I can replace them as needed!"
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    #7JVC HAKD6V Kidsphone Headphones

    JVC HAKD6V Kidsphone Headphones

    JVC HAKD6V Kidsphone Headphones come with a volume-limiting feature that's perfect and safe for children's ears. These durable yet lightweight headphones are designed in bright colors with supplied stickers for kids to customize the design they like.

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    Lawrence Jensen
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Seriously you gotta stop picking these funky color headphones. These are not anywhere close to being the best set for under $50. These are like bargain bin no one wanted headphones that you get on sale for like a dollar since they went on clearance sale. In all seriously I know what it's like to not have a lot on money to spend on some decent headphones. They are out there find something with just a normal black or white even maybe blue color scheme that uses quality audio tech in their headphones. Seriously do not buy these JVC HAKD6V Kidsphone Headphones they won't last long and you would get way under par quality it will be laughable. "
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    #8Einskey Kids Headphones E-H004

    Einskey Kids Headphones E-H004

    Einskey Kids Headphones are made of lightweight materials with soft earmuffs and foldable feature which are ideal for children. High-quality sound headphones also come with a microphone and remote control to answer calls conveniently.

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    Russell Porter
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "And so it begins. Headphones for very young kids so parents have no idea what they're listening to, or for that matter how loud they're playing it at. Interestingly, I've seen a number of reviews for parents whose kids use them at school. What a country! I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."
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    #9Kidz Gear Wired Headphones CH68KG04

    Kidz Gear Wired Headphones CH68KG04

    Kidz Gear Wired Headphones come in high-quality sound with a volume-limit technology to ensure that kids' ears are safe. These headphones are available in various colors and are designed for 2 years and older children.

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    Wu Zhu
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "My son, now 8, really likes the headphones but they are not well made. He just went through his third pair. The first pair lasted quite a while, at least a couple of years. However, the metal part at the end of the jack broke. We got a second pair but that one broke in the same place after a few months and the end of the jack broke off in the AV port of his iPad. After numerous attempts to dislodge it, I eventually managed to get it out using super-glue. The latest pair only lasted a couple of weeks and had the same problem. "
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    #10CozyPhones Kids Headphones HAW-KH-201-FROG

    CozyPhones Kids Headphones HAW-KH-201-FROG

    CozyPhones Kids Headphones are constructed from sturdy, lightweight and washable materials which can also be adjusted to ensure it won't fall off. These headband-like headphones are built with volume-limiting technology that is ideal for young ears.

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    Ronald Reyes
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "CozyPhones Kids Headphones HAW-KH-201-FROG are awesome. They are a great value for the pricepoint. My kids love them. They are warm, comfy, light and easy to use. "
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    #11JLab JBuddies Folding Headphones

    JLab JBuddies Folding Headphones

    JLab JBuddies Folding Headphones are designed ideal for kids because of its volume-limiting feature that is safely made for children's ears. These wired headphones with soft ear cushions also provide high-quality sounds.

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    Jason Contreras
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "These are great and cheap. Best part is the folding abilities! "
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    #12Sony 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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    James Weaver
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "These are really good quality in ear phones and I am pleased with the sound for the price I paid. Happy with this purchase!"
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    #13Sony 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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    Larry Simpson
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "These headphones are good quality for being under $50, they have an alright sound stage, and they sound better then others in a similar price range. I have recommended these to friends and family who needed headphones that weren't too expensive."
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    #14BestGot Headphones Galice-BG01

    BestGot Headphones Galice-BG01

    BestGot Headphones for kids include a built-in mic and in-line control that allows children to adjust volumes, answer calls and skip songs conveniently. Lightweight yet sturdy headphones with high-quality sound come in colorful designs ideal for kids.

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    Jordan Webb
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "If you are looking for the best headphones on the market for under $50, then look no further than the BestGot Galice-BG01 headphones! With so many colors to choose from and excellent sound quality at an affordable price, the choice is clear, there is no better option! Buy these headphones today and change your listening experience forever!"

Summary

Best What are the best headphones under $50
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Koss PortaProElectronics 11 Paid
2Superlux HD681Electronics 8 Paid
3Monoprice MHP 839Electronics 7 Paid
4Sony MDR-NC13Electronics 2 Paid
5Sennheiser HD 206Electronics 1 Paid
6Griffin Volume-Limiting HeadphonesElectronics 0 Paid
7JVC HAKD6V Kidsphone HeadphonesElectronics 0 Paid
8Einskey Kids Headphones E-H004Electronics 0 Paid
9Kidz Gear Wired Headphones CH68KG04Electronics 0 Paid
10CozyPhones Kids Headphones HAW-KH-201-FROGElectronics 0 Paid
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