Are you looking for the Best Bluetooth Headphones under $50?
Then this article is your go to guide if you want to purchase highly affordable Bluetooth Headset.
Gone are the days when Bluetooth Headset would cost a hand or leg, these days they come just under $20 and the reliable ones under $50.
This guide happens to be your best bet if you want to buy something that performs good but happens to be under budget.
Here's a list of 5 such affordable and good performing Bluetooth Headset that cost a lot but offers excellent price to performance ratio.
Here we go:
Top 7 Best Bluetooth Headphones under $50
#7: Mixcder ShareMe
Note: If you’re going to go for the Mixcder ShareMe headphones, I highly suggest to go with the Red and Black version, as the White and Sky Blue version looks very childish to me.
Mixcder is fairly a new brand and has managed to manufacture some of the nicest headphones and earbuds recently.
However their one product that has caught everyone’s attention is the Mixcder ShareMe Bluetooth headphones and has been mentioned by many influencers as one of the best Wireless Headphones under $50.
These are Bluetooth v4.1 compatible headphones that provide 20 hours of battery life on full charge.
The USP for Mixcder ShareMe headphone is that you can stream music to two ShareMe headphones via a single smartphone.
This however is nothing new and is available for many other Bluetooth headphones featured in this list.
Just like most other headphones in this list, the Mixcder ShareMe too comes with foldable design that makes them easy to store.
It happens to have a noise cancelling mic which if you ask me does a pretty decent job and makes nothing too much of a difference. [Check Full Review of Mixcder ShareMe]
The Mixcder ShareMe happens to be just like other headphones in our list, however one thing that irks me is the florescent green color used for branding and function notification on them.
“Well Mixcder ShareMe are a decent looking Bluetooth headphones that happen to get the job done very well. Surely they do sound very good and deserve a place in our list of Best Bluetooth Headphones under $50.”
#6: Photive BTH3
Photive BTH3 happens to be my favorite when it comes to highly affordable Bluetooth headset.
Hence why I've also mentioned it in my article about connecting Bluetooth Headset wirelessly with TV.
Though plagued with a basic design, Photive BTH3 is a kind headphone that gets the job done.
With support for Bluetooth v4.0; Photive BTH3 offers an impressive battery life of 12-15 hours depending on varied use.
Before I talk about the headphone itself, let me show you first, what’s inside the box:
You get this Bluetooth Headphone along with a generic micro-USB cable, 3.5mm audio cable to connect the headphone directly to your mobile without using Bluetooth and a large Hard Carrying Case.
For a Bluetooth Headset costing under $50, inclusion of a carrying case happens to be cherry on top.
Design wise, the BTH3 looks very generic and resemble very close to the design of MEE Audio Air-Fi Matrix that costs under $100 and supports AptX, NFC and 22 hours of battery life.
The company markets this headset as Over-the-ear, however they don’t cover entire ear and happen to sit on top of them. The oval design however covers the outer ear length.
With plastic construction, the headphone feel sturdy, however they won’t be able to take much stress. Hence make sure where you keep them and I recommend storing them only in the provided travel case.
The earcups are very basic with pleather padding. You also get plenty of button on both ends of the earcups.
Photive BTH3 also provides an inline microphone that can be used while calling and voice recording.
Sound wise they happen to work good for a Bluetooth Headphone that costs under $50.
They have nice sense of lows along with strong incision on mids and the highs.
However the plastic construction provides average sound isolation and that’s ok if you ask and nothing to complain about at all.
Buttons placed on the headphones provide quick access to various controls; however it does takes time to get used to them. [Check Full Review]
“Photive BTH3 is a good option if you’re looking for wireless replacement for your regular headphones. If you’re not comfortable with earbuds and want something portable and easy to use, Photive BTH3 happens to be an acceptable alternative.”
#5: August EP650
August EP650 has a kind of design that I personally don’t like, it kind of looks very generic and really doesn’t feels it is priced at $50.
However since at theroundingsound.com I concentrate more on sound quality and value for money, I’ve let the August EP650 make the cut because guess what it’s a plausible contender.
Affordable Bluetooth Headphones market is a competitive field and every now and then there comes a product that has ability to shake the line-up completely and August EP650 is that one product I believe.
The package of these Bluetooth Headphones includes a USB cable to charge these as well as an AUX cable, so you listen to music without burning-in the battery.
You also get a foldable design that makes them easy to store in your backpack or if you’re willing spend little extra and get a storage case.
Talking about the built quality, it’s pretty decent and happens to get along very well during day to day use.
I also love the part where the earcups rotate side to side that makes them comfortable and easy to adjust in practical use.
Just like every other Bluetooth Headphones, the August EP650 too happen to have controls buttons on its band. Thankfully only the left earcup features the control buttons; saving you from the mess of finding button on both the earcups.
These take around 2 hours to charge completely and a max time of 10 hours of battery life, which is pretty decent.
No matter how good any headphones sound, if they’re not comfortable; you’re better off not using them.
However the EP650 are extremely comfortable with its 12mm earcup cushions, an easy to adjust headband and side-to-side rotating earcups. Do check out its full review.
“Being a little too emphasizing on the bass, the August EP650 happen to make an excellent choice for the average consumer who likes to listen to punchy music every now and then.”
MEE Audio is a popular brand when it comes to quality headphones and earphones at affordable price.
MEE Audio Runaway 4.0 isn’t an exception too.
Weighing at around 110 grams, MEE Audio Runaway is the lightest and stylish looking Bluetooth headset in our list of Best Bluetooth Headphones under $50.
Being lightweight, they come in 6 different colors: Blue, Pink, Red, White, Black/Grey and Black/Red out of which Black/Red looking excellent and premium for the price.
Since they weigh less than 4 ounces, MEE Audio Runaway 4.0 makes a great companion during jogging and workouts.
Inside the box you get the headset itself along with a USB charging cable, 3.5mm audio cable and a trendy carrying pouch to store these.
You’ll be happy to know that the Runaway’s can be easily folded and tucked away nicely, without allotting much space for it.
One important I’d like to mention is, when you look at the pictures, they happen to look very small; however the earcups hold inside a big 40mm drivers and sit over your entire ear length.
Being lightweight, you’d be surprised to see how comfortable they are to wear. You don’t feel great deal of clamping force and can enjoy your music easily, however don’t expect them to offer good sound isolation as they happen to have on-ear design.
Specifications wise, you get Bluetooth 4.0 to stream music wirelessly along with support for A2DP. There’s also an inbuilt microphone that allows receiving calls and voice recording.
Design wise, they don’t happen to look cheap at all. Though they tend to have plastic construction; it has glossy finish on the earcups and headband too; which gives it some kind of style statement.
The build quality is sturdy enough to take couple of drops here and there.
Personally I’m not a fan of headphone earcups that don’t cover the entire ear or have on-ear design, however MEE Audio Runaway 4.0 managed to impress me with its trivial weight and clean trendy design.
One thing I didn’t liked about the Runaway’s is the Blue light indications and plastic buttons used on it, they’re made of cheaper materials.
You have three horizontal buttons, that have functions for Power On/Off, Call End/Receive, Track Fast Forward and Rewind, Volume Up and Down. Check out its full review here.
“With rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 on Amazon.com from over 2,250+ customers, do I need to say anything more about the MEE Audio Runaway 4.0?”
#3: Bluedio T2 Plus
Size wise Bluedio T2 Plus is the biggest headphone in our list of Best Bluetooth Headphones under $50.
The driver inside is 57mm in diameter and happens to be the biggest driver we’ve seen in an affordable Bluetooth Headset.
With over 600+ reviews and rating of 4/5 stars on Amazon.com, Bluedio T2 Plus happens to be a popular Bluetooth Headset choice among consumers.
Since they cost just under $50, its body construction is entirely plastic, however the build is sturdy and body doesn’t squeaks or squeels.
Look wise they look entirely premium and it’s hard to believe that they’re priced under the $50 range.
Its ear cups fold over just like Beats Studio Pro headphones and helps save a lot of precious space and makes them easy to store.
However I’m not a total fan of it, as the hinges tend to move the headphone in upward direction even with a slight unintentional push too.
Inside the box you get the Headset itself along with a 3.5mm audio cable, a USB charging cable and that’s it.
Two features that Bluedio T2 Plus provides that other headphone manufacture don’t is: FM Radio and Micro SD card support.
Though not a deal breaker, however having additional options doesn’t hurt at all, does it?
You may notice the buttons on these ones are not of high quality and that’s ok with me if I’m spending less than $50 on a Bluetooth Headset.
Feature wise you have Bluetooth 4.1 support along with A2DP. Bluedio T2 Plus also offers 40 hours of listening time allowing you to enjoy your music for a longer time.
one disappointment that I do have with them is its weight. The earcups are comfortable enough to keep your ears stress free, however the extra weight overpowers everything else and starts giving neck ache. [Full Review Here]
“Bluedio T2 Plus is a Bluetooth Headset for those who prefer stylish looks and bassy performance. They happen to be a looker even though being priced so low. Wanna try something different and freaky? Bluedio T2 Plus is an excellent fix.”
Avantree Audition is a different looking Bluetooth Headphone in our list of Best Bluetooth Headphones under $50.
Compared to other headphones in our list, Avantree Audition happens to look different, but nothing sort of extra ordinary.
It sports old school Grado’s like design, instead of heavily padding the headphone, they’ve reduced its weight by keeping the material use to minimal.
For starters, let me add one very important point and that is: the Avantree Audition weighs only 180 grams and that happens to be a good deal since it helps for listening music for a longer duration and at the same time the company is offering 40 hours of music playback.
Design wise these headphones happens to look good but gaudy of sorts. The red ascents over the black; gives it a unique looks that stands out.
Construction is all plastic, with the headband made up of hard leather like material and headband adjuster made up of metal.
Overall construction feels sturdy, however I do feel the metal headband adjuster might bend or lose shape if you apply more than necessary force to it.
Comfort wise they feel to be ok, the earcups have average padding and sit in the right position on your ears, since they’re over-ear headphones, ear fatique will be minimal.
They do tend to have some clamping force though; that makes them stick to your ears but helps them not to fall out.
However don’t expect ultra comfort from them, they just happen to be fine.
One amazing thing that I’m totally mesmerized by is its sound leak. Being minimal in design, you have very low sound leak from these even at full volume.
This happens to be a shame for the Beats Headphones that leak like hell.
Sound quality wise they pack in a lot of punch. Don’t expect them to deliver sound quality similar to its wired counterparts, however if you’re a casual listener you won’t feel any difference at all.
Since they come with Bluetooth 4.0 technology coupled with AptX, there’s minimal audio compression and you can enjoy CD like sound quality.
Button and port placement on Avantree Audition is done smartly too, you have one long button that acts as volume rocker and its centre part handles Bluetooth pairing and Power.
You also get 3.5mm Headphone jack, NFC support, inbuilt microphone and the charging port safely kept inside a rubber flap. Full review on Makeuseof.com
“All in all Avantree Audition is an excellent Bluetooth Headphone choice, if you’re looking for a headphone that happens to looks different from regular set of headphones minus the boring design and weight, and yes longer battery life. Avantree Audition is a wonderful choice.”
#1: Ausdom M08
Technically Ausdom M08 isn’t under $50 (at the time of writing), however it isn’t very far off from our price and hence I believe it requires an inclusion in the list.
Available in two colors: Black/Silver and Black/Red, Ausdom M08 happens to look very premium for the price it sits at.
On Amazon.com it has reviews from 120 customers and rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 and hence you can be very well sure that you’re getting a good Bluetooth Headphone for the price you pay; even though you haven’t heard about the brand till now.
With an inbuilt battery of 400mA, the M08 provides standby time of 250 hours and playback time of 20-25 hours at max.
They come with Bluetooth 4.0 technology with support for EDR and allows for delivering quality sound without using much juice and hence a longer battery life.
Design wise they look extremely premium and your friends would find it hard to believe that these headphones cost close to $50.
Though they’re completely carved out of plastic, they happen to be extraordinarily sturdy.
You get matte plastic finish on the headband, while the outer earcups have brushed aluminum finish... however it’s still plastic that you get.
Best part about the Ausdom M08 is its ear padding, they happen to be large and extremely comfortable to use. They’re meant for long use and hence the softer earpads makes a better difference.
Softer earcups happen to reduce clamping force on your ears, which inturn allows for longer listening time and prevents your ears from feeling exhausted.
They also feature a foldable design and can be stored easily, however inside the box you don’t get a carrying case...
“Ausdom M08 are definitely a looker, the updated series happens to address various issue that plagued to older one and have a larger and more over ear friendly earcup design. If you don’t mind shelling a little over $50 then this one is the best you can get for the price you pay.”
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