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The 5 Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 - Spring 2023 Reviews

Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100

Over the past few years, Bluetooth headphones have become more and more common, to the point where it's now harder to find headphones with a wire than headphones without one. While many people are looking for Bluetooth headphones due to their phones not having an audio jack, many others just like the idea of ditching cumbersome cords that can get in the way and become tangled. While Bluetooth headphones used to come attached to a much higher price tag, they've now become common enough that you can get impressively decent Bluetooth headphones for under $100.

We’ve tested over 465 pairs of wireless headphones, and below are our recommendations for the best Bluetooth headphones under $100 to buy. If you’re looking for earbuds specifically, check out our recommendations for the best wireless earbuds under $100 and the best wireless earbuds under $50. If you want wireless headphones for gaming or watching TV, see our recommendations for the best wireless gaming headsets and the best TV headphones.

  1. Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100

    The best wireless headphones under $100 with an over-ear design that we've tested are the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless. Whether you need headphones for your commute, the office, or just casual music listening, these outperform other options in this price range and are usually available for well under $100. They have a fantastic ANC feature that you can set to different modes to suit different situations. Set to 'Transport' mode, it effectively blocks out a wide range of noise, including rumbling engines. They support multi-device pairing, meaning you can stay connected with your phone and computer, and they have a long continuous battery life of 44 hours that will get you through a few days of work or long flights.

    Out of the box, they have an excited sound profile that delivers intense rumble, punch, and boom, while voices and elements are bright. This sound is well-suited for genres like rock and pop, and if you prefer something different, you can customize it with a graphic EQ and presets. However, you'll notice a difference in sound quality with the ANC on versus off. When it's off, audio sounds more hollow and less full-bodied. These headphones also leak quite a bit of audio, so your music might bother people in quiet environments. If that's a concern, you might prefer the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones, which leak much less audio. They also have a more neutral default sound profile, which you might prefer, but a shorter battery life and a worse ANC performance.

    See our review

  2. Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 For Calls

    If you want headphones for video calls or online meetings, the JBL Tune 760NC Wireless are the best Bluetooth headphones for calls under $100 we've tested. While our top pick is better for most uses, you may prefer these if you use your headphones for many calls and prioritize mic performance. Their integrated mic does a better job of capturing your voice and making you sound clear and natural on the phone. It has decent noise handling, so moderate background noise won't interfere with your call. However, they won't do a great job with loud noises like bus engines.

    Their sound profile adds a bit of extra rumble and punch in the bass range, but the rest of the range is neutral, so instruments in music and voices over the phone sound clear and accurate. Unfortunately, unlike the pricier headphones recommended here, they don't have a companion app with presets or an EQ to help customize their sound. They have a solid 40 hours of continuous playback time, so you can easily use them for your commute and workday without recharging. They aren't uncomfortable headphones, but they clamp tightly on the head, which can get annoying over time.

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  3. Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 For Low Latency

    If you've been annoyed by audio syncing issues watching videos on your phone, you might be looking for the Razer Opus X Wireless. Their ANC feature isn't nearly as effective as the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless'. However, unlike other picks on this list, they have a dedicated 'Gaming Mode' to help lower latency over Bluetooth. With this mode activated, you won't encounter lip-syncing issues on Android or iOS devices, whether you're playing a mobile game or video chatting. They have a comfortable fit, and their control system allows you to adjust calls and music on the fly.

    They have a somewhat neutral sound profile out of the box, although a bump in their high-bass adds boom and warmth to mixes. Their companion app offers EQ presets to help you change their sound to your liking. Thanks to their ANC system, they can block out ambient chatter and the whirl of standing fans, but they struggle to cut down car engine rumbles, so they won't be ideal for commuting or traveling. The manufacturer advertises them to last 30 hours with their ANC on, and we measured over double that, which gives them the longest continuous battery life of all the headphones listed here.

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  4. Best Over-Ear Headphones With LDAC Support Under $100

    If sound quality is a priority, the best headphones under $100 we've tested are the Anker Soundcore Life Q35 Wireless. These headphones are the next generation of the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless. While they don't perform quite as well in some ways, audiophiles might prefer them because they support LDAC, Sony's codec for streaming higher-resolution audio over Bluetooth. They have a bass-heavy sound profile with intense rumble and punch, but it's not as boomy as the Q30's, so mixes aren't as muddy out-of-the-box. Their sound can also be customized with a graphic EQ and presets in the companion app.

    They're sturdy and have a comfortable fit for most people, meaning you can wear them for hours without fatigue. Their roughly 44 hours of continuous battery life means you don't need to recharge every day, and they support multi-device pairing, meaning you can stay connected with your phone and computer at the same time. Their adjustable ANC feature has a great performance, so they can help block out a wide range of noise. If noise cancelling is a priority, the usually cheaper Q30 have a better performance, especially when cutting out bass-range noise like rumbling engines when commuting or on a flight.

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  5. Best In-Ear Wireless Headphones Under $100

    If you're looking for lighter, more portable headphones, the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless are worth considering. Like most earbuds, they have a shorter continuous battery life than the over-ear headphones listed here. That said, their fantastic noise isolation performance rivals the Anker Soundcore Q30. They can effectively reduce bass-range noise like rumbling engines and are even better than the Q30 at blocking out mid-range noise like ambient chatter. They have a good build quality and a decently comfortable, stable fit.

    Their default sound profile lacks some low-bass, so genres like EDM will lack thump and rumble. Their neutral high-bass response helps bring warmth and body to your audio. They also work with an app that has an EQ and presets, so you can customize their sound to suit you. They last for around eight hours of continuous use with the ANC on, which is solid for truly wireless earbuds, and you can also top up the battery in the portable case, which holds about four additional charges. The earbuds also support multi-device pairing, meaning you can stay connected to your phone and computer at the same time.

    Looking for more earbuds? Check out our best wireless Bluetooth earbuds under $100 article!

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Notable Mentions

  • Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless: The Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Wireless are the previous generation of the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless. If you're on a tight budget, they're worth considering since they have a good ANC system. However, they don't have a companion app and lack more robust features like a graphic EQ. They also aren't as well-built. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 21, 2023: Removed the Razer Barracuda Wireless because their price has increased. Added the Anker Soundcore Life Q35 Wireless as an option with LDAC support, and the Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless as an alternative to the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless.

  2. Jan 20, 2023: Added the Razer Barracuda Wireless as the 'Most Customizable Bluetooth Headphones Under $100'. Replaced the Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless with the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless because they have better noise isolation and support multi-device pairing.

  3. Oct 28, 2022: Made minor text updates and checked that products are available at the right price.

  4. Aug 26, 2022: We've rehauled this article to better align it with user expectations. As a result, we've removed most of the in-ears on this list and added the Plantronics BackBeat Go 810, JBL Tune 760NC, and Razer Opus X as over-ear picks. We've also cleared the Notable Mentions of old and out-of-date products.

  5. May 30, 2022: Added the JBL CLUB PRO+ TWS True Wireless as the 'Most Durable Wireless Headphones Under $100'. Replaced the TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless with the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless as the 'Best Wireless Headphones Under $50'.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wireless headphones under $100 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 Bluetooth-enabled headphones under $100. 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.