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The 5 Best Wireless Earbuds Under $50 - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Under $50

Many people prefer the compact, portable design of earbuds, but there are few things more frustrating than pulling a tangled mess out of your pockets when you're running out the door. Wireless Bluetooth earbuds solve this issue but can be expensive. Fortunately, you don't have to break the bank to get something decent. Plenty of solid options are under $50, even for those who care about sound quality or like having many customization options.

We’ve tested over 225 earbuds and in-ear headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best wireless earbuds for under $50. Also, check out our picks for the best wireless earbuds, the best earbuds under $50, and the best sounding wireless earbuds.

  1. Best Wireless Earbuds Under $50

    The TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless are the best wireless earbuds under $50 that we've tested. Although they're otherwise scant on extra features, they have a high-powered noise cancelling (ANC) system that easily blocks out sound around you. It does a great job of isolating you from the low rumble of engines to background conversations at work. With their ANC on, they have a solid eight-hour battery life and come with a case with a few extra charges.

    They don't have an app or sound customization features, but their excited sound profile adds thump and rumble to your audio while extra treble also helps sibilants like cymbals stand out from the mix, making their sound well-suited for genres like rock and pop. That said, sibilants sound piercing. The buds' integrated mic also struggles to separate speech from ambient sound. If you need to make an important call, it's best to do so from a quiet room.

    See our review

  2. Most Customizable Wireless Earbuds Under $50

    If you want to customize your buds, check out the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless. While they don't have a full array of features like an EQ, and these kinds of controls are rare at this price point, their companion app still offers EQ presets to help you make the most of their otherwise bass-heavy sound. The app also has a Personal Sound feature, which allows the buds to optimize their sound reproduction based on your unique hearing abilities.

    These buds have a good build quality and have stability fins to keep them in place during jogs to the park or errand runs. Their fit can be fatiguing over time since they stick out of your ears, but luckily, using their control scheme doesn't add further pressure. If you're looking to cut down noise around you, they have an ANC system that does a good job of blocking background noise. However, using the ANC means they'll only last around five hours continuously, but if you need to top them up, their carrying case supplies an extra three charges.

    See our review

  3. Best-Sounding Earbuds Under $50

    The Sony WI-C310 Wireless are the best wireless earbuds for neutral sound under $50 that we've tested. These aren't as well-built as the other earbuds recommended here, but they offer a more neutral sound profile than options like the TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless, with just a touch of extra punch and warmth in the bass range. You might prefer them if you listen to more vocal-centric content. Their neck cable might not be for everyone, but it's lightweight and flexible and allows you to wear the earbuds around your neck when not in use.

    They have an in-line remote that lets you control your music, answer calls, and adjust the volume. While they don't come with a charging case, they have a long continuous battery life of around 17 hours that will easily last through a workday. However, they don't have ANC and struggle to block out noises like rumbling bus engines, so they aren't great for listening to music during your commute.

    See our review

  4. Best Wireless Earbuds For Sports Under $50

    The SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless are a solid choice if you're looking for buds to take to the gym. These buds are certified IPX7 for resistance against immersion in water and come with stability fins to keep them more secure in your ears than other picks on this list. Their bassy sound also adds thump, rumble, and boom to mixes, helping keep you pumped up during difficult reps. That said, they don't have any sound customization features to help you adjust their sound to your liking. Using their physical controls can also push the buds deeper into your ears, causing discomfort.

    Although they lack noise cancelling, they can still block out ambient chatter around you. They also have minimal audio leakage, so if you like to listen to your music on blast, others around you are unlikely to hear it. Unfortunately, they have just over three and a half hours of continuous playtime, which will last through a workout, but that's about it. Luckily, there are four extra charges in the carrying case if needed.

    See our review

  5. Best Wireless Earbuds Under $50 For iPhone

    Are you an Apple fan and looking for a deal? The Beats Flex Wireless are a solid pick if you have an iPhone, thanks to their W1 chip, which allows you to seamlessly pair them with other devices in your Apple ecosystem. They also have low latency on iOS devices, making them a solid choice for streaming video. Since they're Beats headphones, you can expect them to come in various colors and special collab schemes to match your style too.

    Unlike the previous picks, they have a neck cable design, which makes it easy to securely wear the buds out of your ear while not in use. They're also well-built and have a comfortable and stable in-ear fit. Their bass-rich sound profile delivers extra thump, punch, and boom to music, although they don't have any sound customization features to help you adjust their sound. They also lack noise cancelling, though they still do a decent overall job blocking background noise like ambient chatter. They last 11 hours continuously too.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless: The Skullcandy Dime 2 True Wireless have a similarly neutral sound as the Sony WI-C310 Wireless and have a truly wireless design that some people may prefer. However, their continuous battery life is a lot shorter, and they're less comfortable. See our review
  • JLab Audio JBuds Air Truly Wireless : The JLab Audio JBuds Air Truly Wireless are a cheaper alternative to the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless. They're similarly sturdy and comfortable but have a shorter continuous battery life. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 24, 2023: We've overhauled this article as the Anker Soundcore Dot 2 Truly Wireless and the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Truly Wireless are currently out of stock. We've also replaced the Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless with the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless as they're more consistently under $50 and added the Beats Flex Wireless as 'Best Wireless Earbuds Under $50 For iPhone'.

  2. Mar 17, 2023: We've replaced the TOZO NC9 Truly Wireless with the Beats Flex Wireless in Notable Mentions as the TOZO have been replaced with a newer model.

  3. Jan 18, 2023: Made minor updates to the text and checked that the products are available.

  4. Nov 04, 2022: Replaced the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless with the Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless because they have a more comfortable fit and longer battery life. Removed some less relevant products from Notable Mentions.

  5. May 30, 2022: Added the SoundPeats TrueFree 2 Wireless as the 'Best Wireless Earbuds For Sports Under $50'.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth earbuds under $50 for most people to buy. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for wireless earbuds under $50. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.