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Top 5 Headphones Under $50 for 2017

Sol Republic Relays Sport In-ear Headphones

There are a lot of reasons why you might not want to spend too much on a pair of headphones. We often lose/break things easily and don’t want to spend money on something that you know won’t last. Or maybe you don’t use headphones often enough to invest in a quality pair. We are listing the top 5 headphones under $50.

1) Sol Republic Relays Sport

When the SOL Republic introduced the Relays last year, they were marketed as “crossover” earphones that combined the fit of exercise buds with the supposedly better audio quality of regular earphones. The Relays Sport are available with two types of inline remote control. You can either opt for a single-button remote for playback, track navigation, and calls, or a three-button remote using which you can also adjust volume. Both styles are offered for the same price. The Relays Sport delivers powerful low-end that never distorts, even at the top, unwise listening levels. At modest levels, the bass is still full and powerful, with some substantial boosting that will appeal to bass lovers. The modestly priced SOL Republic Relays Sports earphones offer robust audio performance and are fit ideal for your workout.

2) Koss PortaPro

Koss PortaPro

It was in the 80’s when Koss first started making their very own headphones. In fact, this particular model was first introduced in 1984. You can be sure that listening to the Koss PortaPro can make you feel relaxed because the sounds that you will hear are laidback. You can carefully hear the bass sounds and this can be a problem for the mid tones that may become overpowered by the bass but come to high tones and you can surely hear them well. The fact that it has been around for decades now just goes to show that this is a good example of a durable headphone set. You can use it for a long period of time and barely feel pain because of how long it has been on your ears. If you are searching for budget headphones that you can use at the soonest possible time, you can be sure that this one headphone that you can use quite well.

3) Audio-Technica ATH-M20X

Audio-Technica ATH-M20X

The ATH-M20x are moderately comfortable headphones with a decent build and a stable fit for casual listening sessions. They have no audio controls. There is a chance that the exposed audio cables on the headphones that connect to the earcups can easily get damaged. They feel less durable than the similarly designed ATH-M40x  and ATH-M50x. They come in an all-black color scheme and share a similar design as the ATH-M30x with slight differences on the back of the ear cups. They will maintain their position during casual listening sessions and won’t slip off as you tilt your head. They do not fold into a more compact format or have swiveling ear cups that lay flat. They are cumbersome to carry around and will occupy quite a bit space in a backpack and may not be able to fit properly in a handbag. Their cable is also a little sticky and is non-detachable.

4) Creative Sound Blaster Jam

Creative Sound Blaster Jam

The Sound Blaster Jam is the real deal, however, with Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC for quick pairing with most mobile devices. Playback controls are found on the right earcup on the headphones. A built-in mic comes into play for calls or accessing Siri and Google Now on the fly. The earcups can’t be adjusted for a better fit on your ears likely as a result of the stiff and lightweight design. But they’re comfortable enough, and their wireless functionality can last for more than 10 hours on a single charge. A bundled cable also enables a wired connection if you want to plug the headphones into your Mac or PC. They may not be beautiful, but the wireless Creative Sound Blaster Jam headphones are very comfortable and sound fantastic for the price.

5) Sony MDRXB400

Sony MDRXB400

The Sony MDR-V55 brings clear and accurate sound while managing to give a powerful outburst of the bass without the interference of environmental noises. It has a powerful bass which may be unpleasant for the people sitting next to you, but if you like loud music this is perfect. You can just flip them and store them in your desk, it is as simple as that. The ear cups are reversible and you can flip them together for storage, which also makes them one of the best on-ear headphones under $100. They have two basic colors and one supplementary that runs through the cord and the left earpad adding a nice touch to the whole design.

Wrap Up

If you are one of those people who lose or break their headphones time and again, then the above-mentioned headphones will be very useful for you as they are not very expensive. So picking them up a second time is just as affordable.

Nisarg Shah
Nisarg Shah, an aspiring personnel associated with Nimblechapps Ltd – SmartWatch Development Company designated as Business Development Manager, handles the Sales and PR department. Being a person from the Technical Background and a Master in Computer Applications, he acts as a bridge between the layman requirements of the client and technical aspects of the developers. With the industry experience of 2 years in Sales and PR, he serves as an intermediary between the clients and organisation.