The Best headphones beneath $100 are tougher to seek out than you may suppose. Here at WIRED, it is part of our job to hearken to music all day, typically on exceedingly fancy and bonkers-expensive fashions. We have playlists for testing bass, for assessing element, for dance events—we get approach into it. But, consider it or not, we like testing a budget stuff simply as a lot. When trying out headphones that pack the utmost quantity of tech inside them for the cash, plainly yearly firms are making higher and higher fashions.
That does not imply that our work is completed; etailers are nonetheless overflowing with low cost, terrible headphones, so we’ll preserve listening and updating our picks each few months. While you are on the lookout for the following nice pair, you should definitely take a look at our many different shopping for guides, together with the Best Wireless Headphones and Best Wireless Workout Headphones.
Updated May 2021: We’ve added the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 and Fiio FH1s, and up to date costs and hyperlinks all through.
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