Go wireless with these awesome budget Bluetooth headphones
With so many devices capable of Bluetooth audio – some even eschewing the headphone jack entirely (*cough* Apple *cough*) – getting a pair of Bluetooth headphones is an excellent investment. Providing both the convenience of a tangle-free wireless connection and a small form-factor, there are plenty of Bluetooth headphones to choose from. Options include in-ear, on-ear, and over-ear, which are all favorable depending on your needs and desires. On top of this, recent developments in the technology have enabled some surprisingly good sound quality for incredibly low prices. If you’re looking for consumer-grade headphones that won’t break the bank but still provide a superior experience, this is the list for you.
The Phiaton BT 390 White Wireless Headphones with Mic utilize Bluetooth 4.1, offering improved audio quality, multipoint connection (two devices at the same time), and low-power wireless streaming. The compact and stylish over-ear design features 40mm drivers with an optimized high-end vibration system and oversized Neodymium magnets for optimized bass clarity. The padded ear and head cushions and fold-up construction make these headphones portable and comfortable. A long battery life is quick charge capable via USB and provides up to 30 hours of non-stop wireless playtime. If the battery dies or a device is Bluetooth incompatible, the supplied audio/microphone cable offers unlimited wired play. Multifunction buttons and microphone on the side of the phones themselves enable easy control of the device for music and phone calls.
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones geared for the active user, SENSO ActivBuds S-250 Bluetooth headphones have you covered. The ergonomically-designed flexible ear hooks with gel flex silicone earbuds guarantee they’ll stay firmly on the ear without fatigue or discomfort. The IPX7 waterproof/sweatproof protection is created with active users in mind, insurance against the dangers of sweat damage. In addition to the benefits of Bluetooth 4.1, the ActivBuds S-250s feature CVC6.0 passive noise cancellation. The outside shell of the earbuds feature and integrated mic and simple device controls. Its compact design is chargeable via micro-USB with a playtime of 8 hours and a standby time of up to 240 hours!
Active noise cancellation can do wonders to audio clarity in loud environments. BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones feature active noise cancelling technology controlled by a switch, to ensure you hear the music exactly as it was intended. The over-ear design contain two 40mm drivers for excellent bass response and frequency range of 20hz-20khz. The inline remote and microphone are convenient for controlling music or taking calls. Talk time is up to 18 hours while playback time comes in at 16 hours on a single charge. The stylish design consists of a lightweight aluminum housing with zinc alloy metal detailing and plush leather earpads for hours of fatigue-free wearing.
Another entry for the active user, 1MORE iBFree Bluetooth in-ear wireless sport headphones feature IPX4 water resistance and ergonomic design. Oblique-angled ear fittings come with three different ear tip and sports grip sizes for best comfort. Quick charge technology enables 8 hours of music play, with 240 hours of standby time on a single charge. What stands out is the dual layer driver, consisting of titanium and PET. These layered drivers provide deep, resonant bass with clear mids and sizzling highs. The durable textured aluminum body protects it from dings and fingerprints for a colorful and sleek look.
With IPX7 waterproof/sweatproof protection, these in-ear Bluetooth headphones are perfect for those on the run. The flexible ear hooks and comfortable silicone earbuds make sure the headphones won’t slip during aggressive exercise. Bluetooth V4.1+EDR enables excellent sound clarity and efficient battery use. Quick charge via USB with up to 8 hours of play time and 240 hours standby on a single charge. The headphone battery status will be automatically displayed on connected IOS phone screen so you never run low.
House of Marley EM-JH101-GY Rebel BT Bluetooth headphones are sturdy, stylish, and affordable. Featuring Bluetooth 4 with a2dp stereo audio enabling remote control)these hefty over-ear headphones are a cohesive package. The included removable cable is compatible for use on planes and other non-Bluetooth devices, or for when the battery runs out. The detachable 1-button remote & mic enable for remote control of device and headphones with a simple click. Quick charge 8 hours of continuous Bluetooth playing capability and 240 hours on a single charge. These fashionable Bluetooth headphones are one of the more affordable on the list.
Plantronics BackBeat 500 wireless Bluetooth headphones stand out among their peers. The giant battery life allows up to 18 hours of wireless listening and talk time on a single quick charge. The wideband-enabled mic allows access to Siri, Google Now, or Cortana hands-free. The Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity allows connection of up to two devices and pairing of up to eight. Also included in the package is a cable for uninterrupted listening on non-Bluetooth devices or when the battery runs out. The sturdy build quality consists of lightweight memory foam earpieces and a rugged headband. Hidden within those comfy earpieces are powerful 40mm drivers capable of pushing pounding bass while retaining focused audio clarity. All of this in one sleek package.
Creative Sound Blaster JAM ultralight Bluetooth headset is made with material weight in mind. The ultra lightweight plastic frame holds thick foam ear cushions that are both durable and unencumbering. Comfort was of the utmost importance when designing the ergonomic frame and shape, for hours worth of listening without any soreness. You can get up to 12 hours of wireless playtime on a single quick charge. Bluetooth 4.1 and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology makes it a breeze to connect to devices. The Neodymium drivers provide full spectrum audio and can be boosted with the bass enhancement button conveniently located on the side of the over-ear cups. Also on the ear cups is the touch sensitive one click button that can also pause/play music and take calls. The high quality omni-direction microphone is perfect for phone calls and recording. Plus, the style is stand out.
If you’re considering the most affordable on the list, the Mpow Jaws V4.1 Bluetooth headphones are strong contenders. They’re full featured, with no-frills pricing. The sleek neckband design is only 1.2 oz of flexible and durable silicone, containing the rechargeable battery provides up to 13 hours of continuous wireless audio/talk time and 350 hours of standby on a single charge! In-ear CVC6.0 noise cancelling technology filters background noises for a better quality sound in busy environments. Each earbud has a built-in magnet on the back, allowing them to pair to the base for easy storage. The small and simple design allows for easy storage and quick retrieval for the active lifestyle.
When working out, you need as lightweight, clutter-free headphones as possible. With the TaoTronics Wireless magnetic 4.1 Bluetooth aptX earbuds, you can have all that and more. The Bluetooth 4.1 aptX codec provides crystal clear audio and CVC noise isolation technology to enhance the sound in busy environments (such as when running). The in line controls allow you to manage your device with a few simple clicks. Get up to 5 continuous hours of wireless playtime and 175 hours of standby time on just a single hour of charging time. When paired with an iPhone, remaining power level is visible on screen. Each earbud has a convenient magnet built into it, so you can pair them together and wear them like a necklace around your neck when not in use. The ergonomic design was specifically molded to form-fit your ears with 3 different ear hooks and tips for a comfortable fit.
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