Top 10 Best Cheap Earbud Headphones 2017 – Review and Buyer’s Guideline

What is Earbud Headphones

Headphones are the listening devices that we use in our day to day life. When we use a headphone, it allows use to listen to music privately without disturbing anyone around us. Headphones have been developed throughout the ages and have come to a stage that they have been a necessity in the life of each and every human being.

10. Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 – Review

Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 is the best earbud headphone for iPhone / iPod / iPad with low coast

Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 is one of the best headphones available in today’s market which was released in 2017. It is one of the best-selling headphones in the market due to many reasons. It combines the best sound quality at an affordable price which is one of the key ingredients needed to be a great headphone.

Design

The design of the headphone is very portable since it is an earbud. There are three headphone fits that you can select from small, medium and large that will fit your ear perfectly which is one of the key factors that many buyers look for. The ErgoFit come in some very bright colors ranging from blue, black, purple, pink and white. The 3.6 feet cord of the headphone is very flexible and will not be damaged easily and will not be tangled up because of any discomfort.

Performance

When talking about the performance of the headphones, it will be far superior to any other earbud in its price range. The crystal clear sound quality will blow your mind since you will not be able to believe that earbuds priced at this rate will be able to produce that level of quality sound.

The ErgoFit will provide you with ultimate comfort, and you will feel as if you are not wearing since the gel padding that the earbuds have are so soft. It also features a very vibrant colors as mentioned before and these colors will match the cord and the earbuds, unlike other products. This will give a very professional feeling when you are wearing it.

Specs

The drives that are included in the earbuds are 9mm in size which will be able to give a maximum output of 200mW or high definition sound. The sensitivity rating of the earbuds is 97 dB/mW which is very good compared to its price. The impedance rating is also very good at 16Ohms/kHz. The frequency rating of the headphone is 10-24 (Hz-kHz). The magnet that is used by the earbud is Neodymium.

There is also the integrated mic and remote which is very handy for the user. This remote and mic have been greatly appreciated by many users of the ErgoFit saying that it is very useful in taking important calls that need clear audio transmission and receiving. The remote also has the ability to control the volume without turning the phone on and off. The plug that is used to connect the ErgoFit to any device is a Nickel plated 3.5 mm “L” shaped jack. The earbuds do not need any power since it has only a small driver.

Using the ErgoFit is easy since it is compatible with any portable device ranging from Apple iPad, iPod, and iPhone to Android devices and Blackberry devices. It is also compatible with any computer or laptop. You only have to plug it in, and the earbud will take care of the rest providing you with high definition sound quality at an affordable price.

Pros

The following are the list of advantage that the earbuds bring to the table for the buyer.

  • It is a highly affordable headphone which is priced at very low prices for iPod and iPad.
  • Provides the user crystal clear sound which is unbelievable because of the low price
  • The remote and integrated mic is very useful for many users.
  • Compatible with many devices.

Cons

Like most great tech there is also some disadvantages to the earbuds. They are as follows.

  • There were some reviews saying that the microphone was not that great while taking voice calls.

However, when comparing it with the devices of the same price range, it is evident that the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 – B00E4LGVUO is far superior to them and is a good match to work with iPod, iPad or iPhone at a low price.


9. MEE audio M6 PRO Universal-Fit – Review

MEE audio M6 PRO Universal-Fit is Perfect for Musician under $50

MEE audio is another promising brand that is perfect for musicians who are looking for headphones under $50 which was released on 2017. It is mostly designed for musicians who are always on tour and for others who are working out or walking about. It is the perfect fit for anyone thus the name universal fit. You will feel as if you are a musician and that you belong to a whole new world while wearing this.

Design

When talking about the product design, we can see that it is an earbuds headphone design. The specialty that the MEE audio M6 pro has over the other earbuds is the detachable cable. This gives the headphones an added durability that will be worth for the price. The earbuds are also comfortable to wear with the use of the silicone ear tips, and there are 6 selectable sets which you can fit as according to your preference. With this, you will be able to wear it all day long when on tour.

Performance

The earbuds produce the studio-like sound of deep and bass crystal clear clarity. It also has a sound isolation feature which will cut off all other the sound that you will feel distractive and you will be able to listen to music that you enjoy. The drivers used in the MEE M6 PRO have been used so that it gives audio precision, dynamic audio and better sound quality which will improve the music quality of the listener. It also features a remote and mic which will be highly useful when taking hands-free calls and changing the track without using the phone. Since the device has a detachable cable, you will not have to throw the whole headset away when the cable is broken. You can simply throw out the cable and replace it with another and keep using the same earbuds. The design is designed for superior comfort, and there are many accessories that you can purchase with the MEE audio M6 pro that will come in handy when protecting your device.

Specs

The dynamic drivers used in the MEE audio M6 Pro which is a great headset for a musician on the go are a 10-micrometer aluminum diaphragm.  The frequency range of the earbuds is 20Hz to 20 kHz which is perfect and will not cause any side effects. The impedance is 10 Ohms at 1K, and the sensitivity of the headphones is 100db. The maximum power input is 30mW. When talking about the microphone specifications, you can see that they have used a very sensitive microphone in the MEE audio M6 PRO. The cable length is 1.3 m long. You do not need any special application installed on your device to use the MEE audio M6 PRO. All you have to do is plug the 3.5 mm jack onto the device and enjoy the music. Due to the IPX5 water resistant rating, you need not worry about taking a splash while wearing the earbuds.

Pros

Some of the advantages that we saw in the MEE audio M6 PRO are;

  • Detachable cable which is good since you can replace the cable only if it is damaged
  • Superior sound quality for musicians on the go
  • Water resistant rating IPX5 which will be handy when listening to music while walking in the rain.
  • Good portability

Cons

Some of the cons that we saw in the MEE audio M6 PRO are;

  • The cable tends to damage quickly
  • Dust will sometimes harm the device since it only has an IPX5 resistant rating

There were many tests done in order to show that MEE audio M6 PRO is far superior to any other set of earbuds in its price range and that it is the best fit for musicians who are on tour at a price less than $50.

8. KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud – Review

KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is the best earbud headphone for Samsung and other android devices

Under $20

If you are looking for wirelessly connected headphones and a cheap price KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is the best that you can get. It is the best earbud headphones for Samsung and other Android devices due to its high Bluetooth compatibility with any Samsung and other Android devices. The KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is the smallest headset you can ever buy and therefore you will be able to enjoy music without the worry of tangled cables or any other annoying distractions that normal headphones pose. It will be a good fit for your Samsung Galaxy, HTC, LG, Motorola, or any other Android smartphone.

Design

When talking about the design, the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is small earbuds which are wireless and therefore easy to use. It is only available in rose gold, white and black colors and it looks very prestigious to the naked eye and will not be very much visible once you wear it. The battery of the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud takes only 1 hour to charge fully, and that is enough for the device to run for 4 to 5 hours. The manufacturers will provide the buyer with a carry case so that they will not be losing their KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud when on the go. The KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud has the best ergonomic design that you will ever see in any earbud similar to this, and you will feel really comfortable wearing it without any painful feelings in your ear. The design has a 270-degree angle fit which will fit perfectly and closely in the ear canal without any extra burden or pain for you.

Performance

The performance of the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is unmated to any competitors since it is sure to produce crystal clear audio and good bass compare to all the earbuds priced at its range. The audio does not differ even if your device is Samsung, LG, Sony or any other handheld Android device. There is also a language control option where you can set the language in order to get instructions on how to operate the device. The Bluetooth connectivity technologies used in the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud are A2DP, HSP, AVRCP and HFP which are some most common Bluetooth technologies in Samsung and other android devices. After pairing the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud with the android device, you will be able to move about freely for a range of 10m from the connected device. With the use of a USB charging method, you will be able to charge the device within 1 hour for a 4 to 6 hour run time. The battery used in the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is a 50mAh lithium-poly, and with a fully charged battery, you will be able to enjoy 6 hours of call time and 4 to 6 hours’ music playback depending on the volume you are using.

Pros

Some advantages of the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud are;

  • It uses Bluetooth technology to connect and therefore has a range of 10m.
  • There are not wires attached to the earbuds and no tangling will be there.
  • The KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is compatible with Samsung and other android devices.

Cons

The disadvantages or drawbacks that were said about the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud are;

  • The Bluetooth connectivity of the device sometimes do not pair up quickly and will be troublesome for some.
  • Sometimes the voice instruction language changes to Chinese
  • The earbuds are so small that sometimes they will get misplaced

However, the KELODO Bluetooth Earpiece Earbud is one of the cheapest and best earbud headphones for Samsung and other Android devices.


7. JVC HAFX5B – Review

JVC HAFX5B is the best earbud headphones under $10 with good sound

If you are looking for a good quality device to listen to good music, then JVC HAFX5B is the best headphone which is under $10. When compared to all the headphones in that price range the JVC HAFX5B is far superior with better sound quality. The bass on the JVC HAFX5B is very good and is the best that you can get for a price under $10 with good sound quality. This is one of the top selling products from the manufacturer due to its affordability and great sound quality.

Design

The design of the JVC HAFX5B is an in-ear earbuds type design. The earbuds are available in many colors like white, black, green, purple, red, pink, and blue and yellow. These colors are mad matching for the 7 iPod Nano 6th generation colors. The cable in the earbuds is 1 meter long which will be able to fit in the pocket of your pants and will not be any discomfort. There are 3 sets of silicone earpieces from small, medium and large which will be able to give a perfect fit for your ear canal without causing you any sort of pain or discomfort. Since the earbuds are a perfect fit it can be work all day long while you do any activity and get to listen to the best music. The manufacturers guarantee a better music experience with the JVC HAFX5B and it is unbelievable since it is priced under $10.

Performance

The JVC HAFX5B will produce crystal clear sound with deep bass which will be useful for all of you who are hardcore music enthusiasts. The sound is very good in quality since it has used an 11mm driver unit and a Neodymium magnet. The frequency response is between 10 Hz to 20,000 Hz which is perfect for humans and you will be able to listen to music throughout the day without any discomfort. The impedance rating is 16ohms for 1mw which seems good for earbuds priced under $10. The sensitivity of the JVC HAFX5B is 103db which will not be too loud so that it will cause any ear problems due to loud noise. The maximum input power of the earbuds is 200mW so therefore there is no need to give any external power and the power given by your mobile device is more than enough to power up the device and give great quality music. The JVC HAFX5B is extremely portable since it only weighs 4.1g and being an earbud it will be able to fit right into your pocket or so you can take it wherever you go. These earbuds are compatible with any device from android to iOS to blackberry and since it is priced under $10 it will be very affordable for you.

Specs

The JVC HAFX5B has a lot to offer even though it is priced under $10. There have been many reviews about this earbud and almost all of these have been positively written.

Pros

The pros that we can see from the reviews about the headphones are;

  • Great music quality with deep bass and crystal clear sound quality for a price under $10.
  • Many vibrant and great colors to choose from according to the user’s preference.
  • Gold plated slim 3.5mm plug which is compatible with many devices including iOS and androids

Cons

However, there were reviews that said some faculties in the device which are acceptable

  • There is no microphone or remote control integrated into the system so there is no method for changing the tracks without taking the phone.

All in all, we can say that the JVC HAFX5B is the best earbud headphone which is available for a price under $10 and it also sounds pretty great.


6. Swimbud – Review

Swimbud is the best earbud headphones for swimming

What if I tell you that you were able to listen to your favorite music track while having a swim and in underwater expeditions. Would you believe me? You will have to when you see the feature and the design of the Swim-bud headphone which are used by many people to listen to music while they are swimming. These earbuds are 100% waterproof and will produce crystal clear audio even when you are underwater. Swimbuds are unique mainly due to this specialty.

Design

The design of the Swimbuds are very simple, elegant and ergonomically designed to fit for swimming and sport’s needs. The headphones are designed as earbuds and will fit right into your ear canal without giving any irritations and pains given by other earbuds. There are 3 silicone gel ear tips that you will be able to select from so that the Swimbuds will be able to fit your ear canal just perfectly. There are also 4 different types of ear tips to choose from so that there will be no water going into your ear while you are wearing them. These can be taken on and off according to your preference. The Swimbuds only come in white color and there will be also an extension cable provided for you to elongate the cable. A carry case will be given so that all of these items will be in one place and you won’t have to worry about losing any piece.

Performance

The sound quality is unimaginable even though they are used for underwater applications. The Swimbuds produce great sound with crystal clear audio and great audio base to keep you going while you swim or do any sports activity. You will not have to worry about any internal part being damaged by water since all the parts have been developed with years of testing so that the Swim-bud – B006IF7S92 can be used for any water sport or a sport that will put your precious headphones at risk.

There are many features that make the Swim-bud a great headphone which you will love. First of all, it is the ergonomically design that will attract you and the perfect in-ear design which fits your ear canal perfectly. Then it is the noise isolation feature that will cancel out unwanted noise when you are underwater. It will also be good in daily where and will not show off as odd and irregular to the daily uses. The most attractive feature is that once you wear it you will not feel the need to take it off. It will feel as if you are not wearing it and the headphones will fit perfectly on you.

Specs

When talking about the specifications you can see that the sound driver that produces the crystal clear sound while you swim is a 9mm driver unit with a speaker impedance of 32ohms. The speaker frequency is in the range of 20Hz to 20 kHz which is perfect for human use. The sensitivity of the Swim-bud – B006IF7S92 is 113dB and the maximum power needed for crystal clear audio and a great bass is 20mW. The earbuds are highly portable since they weigh only 12g.

Pros

The major advantages that you can see in the Swim-bud – B006IF7S92 are;

  • Can be used underwater to listen to music while you swim.
  • Can even use in day to day music listen apart from underwater listening
  • Crystal clear sound quality

Cons

The main drawbacks that were commented about in the many reviews are;

  • Since it has a cable it gets tangled while you swim.
  • The cable needs and extension since it only has a 0.4m long cable.

However, we saw that the Swim-bud – B006IF7S92 is a great earbud that will be useful for listening to music while swimming.


5. Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK – Review

Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK is the most selling earbud headphones under $20

A headphone which is priced under $20 which is also one of the most selling headphones released in 2012 is the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK. This was targeted to be used with the iPod 5th generation so it is one of the best headphones you can ever use. As the best-selling headphone, the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK offers the user with great quality sound at an affordable price. Many users do not believe that the sound quality for a headphone for the price under $20 is good. But the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK has proven many users wrong by giving them the best sound quality.

Design

The design of the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK is earbud style and will fit in your ear canal perfectly. There are also three sizes of ear tips that you can select which you can use so that you will feel the earbuds comfortably in your ear. While wearing the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK you will not feel any pain, discomfort or irritation due to the ergonomic design. There are several colors that you can choose from such as black, blue, gray, purple, pink, red, orange, green and violet. There were several colors in the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK since this was intended to be used with the iPod Nano 5th generation and the user is able to color match and buy the earbuds as his preference.

Performance

The Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK will produce crystal clear sound quality. It is also known to produce good base so that you will feel the punch when doing what you do best. The bass of the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK is acceptable compared to its price which is under $20.

Specs

The sound is crystal clear due to the use of the 9mm driver and the Neodymium magnet which is very rare. The frequency that the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK works in is in between 20Hz to 20,000Hz which is perfect and will not cause any harm to the user.  With the 16ohm for 1 kHz, impendence and 97db sensitivity rating the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK is evident to makes listening to music as sweet as possible. The earbuds do not need any external battery power to work since the maximum input power needed to power up the device to give the best quality sound is 200mW. It will become a handy addition to your day to day life since it is extremely portable. The Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK weighs only 4g and you can fit it anywhere that you wish.

The setup process for the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK is quite simple since you will not have the need to install any new software to your mobile device. All you have to do is simply plug it in using the 3.5mm nickel plated jack and listen to all the music you ever want to listen in good clarity.

When going through the reviews that have been written by many users of the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK we saw that the earbuds have been a massive hit. Many people have given a lot of positive comments regarding the sound quality and the affordability of the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK.

Pros

The pros that were highlighted by the many users were;

  • Affordable sound solution for a price under $20
  • Unbelievable sound quality that you will not see in any other device which cannot be expected from a device similar to that price range.
  • The portability of the earbuds was highlighted alongside the durability of it.
  • The comfortable feel in the ear and the compatibility with many mobile devices were highlighted.

Cons

The major drawbacks or shortcomings that the reviewers have said were;

  • There is no microphone or a remote controller that will be highly useful for in an earbud.

That was the only drawback that was given in the many reviews about the Panasonic RP-HJE120-PPK which is a most selling earbud which is priced under $20.


4. SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds – Review

SENSO ActivBuds is the best wireless earbuds with Mic IPX7 Waterproof for working out

Out of the many headphones with waterproof and compatibility to rugged use, the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds is one which will top the rest. The headphones are very well designed and have an IPX7 waterproof rating which will be ideal for listening to music while you swim or do a sports activity which will make your headphones wet. The SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds is unique in its own way which is sure to blow your mind with the features it has in store.

Design

The SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds has a sporty design which will be great on you and show off the true sportsman within you. The designed style of the headphones are earbuds which is one of the most common headphone style used by many pro athletes these days. There are three sizes of in-ear tips that you will be able to select from in order to get a great feeling for you. There will not be any irritation or discomfort for you while wearing the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds so that you will be able to focus on the working out and sports activities that you are engaging in. The ergonomically design has been tested out by the use of many trials and has been perfected so that you will be able to wear the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds without any discomfort. The ear hooks that will be used to hold the earbuds in one place will be flexible so that they will adjust according to your ear lobe.

Performance

The SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds is sure to produce crystal clear sound and good bass that are some of the key essentials that you will need to keep the workout going. The bass punch will be so good that you will not feel any tiredness but not too loud so that you may lose focus. The SENSO ActivBuds is a Wireless Earbud so the connectivity method of it Bluetooth and it uses the latest Bluetooth technologies available to connect wirelessly. With the use of Bluetooth 4.1, the earbuds are able to give a true HD sound quality with the state of the art acoustic components. This in return will produce great bass and crisp sound quality. It also has a noise suppression technology which is pretty handy in order to avoid the external disturbances that you will get. When the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds is connected to a device it will have a range of 30 feet so that you need not worry about having the phone on you while you work out. The battery of the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds takes only one and half hours to fully charge and it will have a standby time of 240 hours and a 9-hour battery life so you will be able to have it on for several workout sessions.

Specs

The frequency range of the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds is between 20Hz to 20 kHz. It has a lithium-ion polymer battery with an 85mAh storage. With the IPX7 waterproof rating, the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds are a great way for you to listen to music while you work out.

Pros

There were many reviews stating the advantages of the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds. They are;

  • Long lasting battery life needed for long hours of working out at the gym.
  • Quick charge time of 1-2 hours for a fully charge earbud.
  • Long distance connectivity of 30 feet

Cons

However, there were a few negative comments about the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds as well.

  • Sometimes it does not connect straight away to the intended device
  • As you go further within 30 feet it will sometimes tend to break the connection.

Even with these drawbacks, we can surely say that the SENSO ActivBuds Wireless Earbuds is a great wireless earbud with mic which has an IPX7 waterproof rating which is great for working out.


3. Phaiser BHS-730 – Review

Phaiser BHS-730 is the best Bluetooth Earbuds Runner Headset with Mic under $100

If you are a person who is willing to sacrifice a bit more money for a great music experience but do not have a lot for that the Phaiser BHS-730 is perfect for you. It is the best headphone that you will be able to afford for less than $100. It also has an integrated mic which is very handy while answering calls on the go. The technology used in the Phaiser BHS-730 is the latest so you have nothing to worry about being a person who has old technology.

Design

The Phaiser BHS-730 is designed as an earbud headphone which has an ergonomic design so that it will feel great in your ear. Since there are three in-ear tips you will be able to adjust the feel of the Phaiser BHS-730 as you prefer. When perfectly configured it will surely feel greet in your ear canal and you will be able to use them throughout the day without any irritation feelings or discomfort for you. The earbuds will perfectly fit in your ear and will stay there in place throughout the activities of the day. It is the best earbuds if you are a daily runner. The design of the Phaiser BHS-730 has been tested with many runners and has been proven to be the best with a wireless connectivity.

Performance

When it comes to the performance of the Phaiser BHS-730 we can only say one thing. That the sound quality is just awesome. The Phaiser BHS-730 is capable of producing crisp sound and great bass which is a much-needed factor for many runners. The sound clarity will be good so that it will not be too loud where you will not lose focus and it will produce a great bass which is sure to give you the motivation that you need to keep you going.  So it is a great companion for you to take along for your morning run which will keep you going in order you burn those calories.

Specs

With the use of the microphone and remote, you will be able to answer the calls that you will get while you are running so that you will be able to answer the phone hands-free and keep on burning the calories. It is also good for skipping the songs without using the phone. The product features a lithium polymer battery which is 3.7V which is able to be charged in less than 2hour and will be able to use it up to 5 hours. When the battery is fully charged it is able to have a 106 hour standby time. The Phaiser BHS-730 has a special coating which will be used to keep away sweat and moisture which is handy for those runners who need to listen to music while they run.

Pros & Cons

The setup process of the Phaiser BHS-730 is easy and anyone will be able to do it. Since it uses Bluetooth to connect wirelessly all you have to do is turn on Bluetooth on your device and find the Phaiser BHS-730 and connect to it. Then the Phaiser BHS-730 will have a range of up to 30 feet to connect to the device. There were some of the points that tell about how special the Phaiser BHS-730 in the reviews given by many users;

  • It will be easy to use and with the special coating, there will not be any sweat or moisture on the earbuds.
  • The device is wireless and will be pretty useful since it has a remote and mic.

However, many have said that the price of the Phaiser BHS-730 is high considering it being an earbud. But it is evident that the Phaiser BHS-730 is a headphone that is promising for runners which will be useful and is priced under $100.


2. Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ – Review

Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is the best earbud headphones for every sport

Sony is one of the best electronic gear manufacturing companies available in the world and has introduced the world to many new audio technologies. The Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is one of the best ever products made by the company. Even though it is quite expensive at $150 it is a piece of tech that you will really want to buy. The Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ provides you with the music at while you work out or do any kind of sports actives and you will not have to worry about the damage from the water of sweat since the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ has an IPX5 splash proof rating.

Design

The Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ has a very sleek and sporty design which is ideal for anyone who wants to listen to music while they sweat. You can say that it is ideal for any sports activity since you do not have to worry about it being damaged by water. The Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ has its own unique design. The earbuds have a grip that will hold them in position without falling off so that you will be able to direct all your attention on the work at hand. There are three colors available in the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ as red black and blue which look extremely attractive and sporty that you just want to buy them.

Performance

When talking about the performance of the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ you will have no doubt with it. It produces crystal clear sound and a great bass that will give you the focus and extra energy needed to get through the workout. The name EXTRA BASS™ was given since it is sure to give the wearer the extra base. Even though it is an earbud you will feel as if you are wearing an over ear headphone. The sound that is produced by the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is sure to energize you and give you that adrenaline rush in order to take your workout to the next level.

When using the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ you will have complete freedom to move around and do your work accordingly. This is mainly because the device is wireless. The wireless technology that is used by the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is Bluetooth which will allow the user the freedom to move within a range of 30 feet from the device. The LDAC technology lets the user listen to music in the highest quality possible. And by the use of the ear hooks, it will be held in position without falling off. While wearing the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ you will be able to push your abilities to the limit.

Specs

The Sony MDRXB80BS produces perfect sound quality using a closed dynamic 0.47” dome type driver unit. The frequency response is 4Hz to 24 kHz which is suitable for the use without causing any hearing problems. The charging time that is needed for the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is about 2 hours where you will be able to use the device for 7 hours at a stretch.

Pros & Cons

There were many positive reviews about the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ throughout the community and most of them have spoken about the following topics.

  • That the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is very user friendly and will be able to connect easily.
  • Due to the IPX5 rating, it is perfect for rugged use and the unique design of the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ will hold the earbuds in place so the users are able to concentrate on what they are doing without and worry.

The main drawback many have said is that the cost of the Sony MDRXB80BS EXTRA BASS™ is a bit too much since it is an earbud. But however, we can say that it is a great earbud headphone for all kinds of sports.


1. Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones – Review

Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones is the top brand earbud headphones 2017 and the master of your environment sound control you never listen before

Bose is one of the premium brands of audio manufacturing and in 2017 it released the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones which is the best headphone in the earbuds design we have seen so far. It is priced at $299 even though it is an earbud. There is no harm in saying that this is the king of all earbuds and there are many reasons to back it up. The features, the specifications, the design and the performance of the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones are sure to impress you that these earbuds are the best of the best.

Design

When you go and see the design of the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones you can see that it has a futuristic, modern and unique design which cannot be found in any other earbud in the market. There is only one color on the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones and that color gives it a more professional look over all the other earbuds available. it is a little bulky and for those of you who are not into bulky earbuds, the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones are not the right fit for you. The design is bulky since the manufacturers have made room for a battery so that you will be able to listen to all your songs wherever you go. The earbuds tips have been perfected by Bose throughout the years. There is an integrated remote alongside the earbuds which can be used to answer calls and skip the music that is played on the connected device. The inbuilt microphone is very sensitive and can be used to make voice or video calls while wearing the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. The remote also can be used to control the noise cancellation that is available in the earbuds and this noise cancellation is one of the best available in any earbud in the market.

Performance

The level of noise cancellation offered by the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones is very impressive. The battery life of the Bose QuietControl 30 will be able to last 10 hours with just only 2 hours of charging time required. The Bluetooth compatibility of the earbuds is also very impressive. The Bluetooth technology in the Bose QuietControl 30 will be able to have a 30 feet radius with the connected device which is quite impressive.  You will be able to listen to all types of genres of music without any worry since the sound clarity is exceptional in the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. The quality base and the crystal clear sound will be able to mesmerize you and take you to another level of music listening.

Specs

There are three adjustable ear tips in the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones which can be used to perfect the in-ear feel for many users. The driver used in the earbuds have been tested out for many generations by Bose and have been perfected in order to give a crystal clear sound quality. The ergonomic design has also been observed and has been perfected to give the users the best possible.

Pros & Cons

There were many reviews available saying the many pros and cons of the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones and what they liked and disliked about the device. The main factors that were in favor of the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones are;

  • The great noise cancellation technology Bose has installed in the device.
  • The 10 hour battery life of the with the quick charge option
  • The unique stylish and futuristic design
  • The environmental sound controllability the device has also have been highlighted.

However, the main drawback of the device was the price of it, but all in all, we have seen that the Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones is one of the top brands of earbuds of 2017 and is the master of environmental sound control.


History of Earbud Headphones

When talking about the history of headphones, we surely cannot forget about the year 1881 which was the birth year of the headphones. Initially, it was not used for listening to music. It was used by telephone operators, and it had only a single piece to produce the sound into one ear of the phone operator. Throughout the year’s headphones developed and in 1985 Electrophone system developed a headphone for both ears. This discovery was a bit odd considering it looked like a stethoscope. In 1910 an average looking headphone was produced by Nathaniel Baldwin who had two connective jacks. This device was made in his kitchen, and the first buyers of the headphone were the U.S. Navy. Then there was more development that took place throughout the years and 1958 John C. Koss changed the headphone industry for good. He created the Koss SP-3 which dominated the headphone industry for years to come. At this point in history, a headphone was becoming a common household appliance, and many people were buying it everywhere. But the drawback with these headphones was that it could be only used with stationary devices which had ample power. The most incidental event that revolutionized the headphone history was in 1979 when Sony introduced the Sony MDL-3L2 which was portable. It brought a new look into the headphone industry then in 1980 the in-ear headphone was also introduced. The attempt made by Sony to revolutionize the headphone industry again with the introduction of neckband headphones failed since many people did not like the neckband. In the year 2000 Bose introduced a headphone with excellent bass and noise cancellation technology. This was presented to the market inspired by the headphones the pilots use. 2001 was the year that the iPod was introduced and with it came a new looking in-ear headphone. Beats by Dr. Dre came up in the year 2008, and with the introduction of the monster, a studio like over-ear headphone was born. From that day onwards headphone technologies have been revolutionizing and moving forward introducing the world to a wireless headphone technology and headphones which can be used underwater. Therefore, a headphone has become like a styling piece of jewelry which many people wear nowadays.

How many types of headphones

There are many types of headphones available in the market. The main three categories are Circumaural headphones, Supra-aural headphones, and Earbud headphones. These three categories of headphones have many qualities which will give them an advantage over the other and disadvantage that will make the other types superior to one another.

The Circumaural headphones are more commonly known as over ear headphones. These headphones are large and cover the whole ear. When you talk about the sound quality of the over ear headphones are crisp and so good that there is no point of comparing it with the other two types. The sound will get isolated since the over ears will cover up the entire ear and that is the main reason for the sound having that much quality. However, even if the sound quality is far superior to the other two types the portability of the over ear headphones is very low. The main reason for this is that the headphones are bulky. It will limit the movability of the user, so the over-ear headphone is not a good one to wear while working out or running. However, it has been a hit among many people because many celebrities have been seen wearing over-ear headphones on many occasions. So if you are an individual who is interested in great sound quality when listening to music the over-ear headphones are the perfect fit for you.

On-ear headphones are the most common name given for the Supra-Aural Headphones. These headphones look like the over-ear headphones but are very much smaller in size. The on-ear headphones as the name suggest do not cover the whole ear and rests on the ear while giving exceptional sound quality. The portability of the on-ear headphones is much greater than that of over-ear headphones, but when comparing the music quality, it is less. However, many significant sports figures have been seen wearing on-ear headphones while they workout at the gym. But the on-ear headphones are not recommendable when doing hardcore athletic activities since it is a bit on the heavy side. The main drawback that many see on the on-ear headphones is that there is a possibility of external noise leaking in through the gas in your ear lobe when the headphones are placed on them. Even though noise cancellation technology is there in the on-ear headphones, they seem to be ineffective when considering this factor. Many people tend to buy the on-ear headphones mainly due to the reason that they are much cheaper that an over ear headphone and have more portability than them too.

Now we move on to the final type of headphones which is called Earbuds. According to history these were introduced initially in the 1980 and was perfected in the year 2001 with the introduction of the iPod. Then these headphones were developed throughout the years by many companies and manufacturers to what they are today. The reason for the earbuds to be called in-ear headphones is that the headphone goes inside the ear canal. Many fear that inserting a sound piece that close to the ear drum will course hearing disabilities, but the technology of the earbud headphones have been created in such a way that they will produce the optimum amount of sound that the ear drum can take. There are many new and improving technologies introduced alongside the earbuds. The noise cancellation features are only present in the high-end devices. The portability of the earbuds will be far greater than that of the on-ear and over ear headphones. But, when comparing the earbud with the sound quality of the on ear headphone and over-ear headphones, we can see that it will not perform as much as the prior ones. The following will provide you with an idea about the top 10 cheapest earbud headphones that are available in the market today.

Conclusion

You can see by now that the earbuds have revolutionized the way we listen to music, even though there is a drawback in superior sound quality when compared to the on the ear and over ear headphones. However, we can see that the portability of the in-ear headphones is very much greater and at some instances, it might have bested on ear headphones.

There are earbuds which can be used underwater and in sporting activities. For some using earbuds underwater seems a bit impractical since we have to buy a device which has the same capability of being used underwater. There are many earbuds with the waterproof feature in them. But only some out of them have the potential to be used under water since the ear tips have to seal in perfectly into the ear canal otherwise, the noise will be distorted by water.

Many select the earbud over any other headphone type since it is much more portable than the other headphone types. You will be able to do hardcore activities while wearing the earbuds since they only weigh a maximum of 4g to 10g rather than using an over ear which will be at least 50g of weight. The reason for many of the people to wear headphone is that they believe that listening to the favorite type of music will improve their ability to do hardcore training and do the activities better. There have been researches done to back this claim but according to personal experience listening to music will not be helpful. The main reason for you to be able to run another mile while wearing the earbuds is that your focus will be on the song and not on the activity at hand. So according to my personal experience, I recommend not to use any music aids while doing any sporting activities. If you are to wear the earbuds during studying or meditation, we recommend listening to some soothing music which has no words in them. This will be helpful. The best way to use an earbud is when traveling. This will help you relax a bit and catch up with the inner you. Music is the only language that will speak to the heart.

As the conclusion, we will take a turn back and summarize the things we have known about earbuds. First of all, we should know that earbuds and in ears mean somewhat the same but in ears go deep inside the ear and the ear buds only rest on the concha of the ear. The way that they produce the sound are the same and both earbuds and in ears have been tested out safe to even though they will go inside the ear and produce a small amount of sound. The main superiority of the earbuds over the headphones is the portability of the device. When comparing the sound quality of the in ears it is not that good when comparing to on ear and over ear headphones.

Then we saw that since the in-ear or earbuds are highly portable they have been used in many applications. The main applications are for extreme activities which will give you a boost of confidence and moral support. There are many unique and idealistic designs in the headphones which will be very helpful in maintaining the focus on the activity at hand. With the increase in technology, there have been many advances in wireless technology and you have seen that there are earbuds which only have the buds and not wire connecting it.

The main drawback in earbuds and in ears are the comfortability that they lack but through the advancement of technology they have been somewhat rectified. So finally, to sum up, the details in that were discussed about the earbuds is that even though they lack superior sound quality they make up for it by the portability and somewhat similar feature such as noise cancellation.

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