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The 5 Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 - Fall 2022 Reviews

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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 rather than headphones without one. While many people are looking for Bluetooth headphones due to their phone 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 430 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. These well-built headphones are packed full of features at this price point, which helps distinguish them from the rest of the pack. They have a fantastic noise cancelling feature that you can set to different modes in the app. When set to 'Transport' mode, it can effectively isolate you from a wide range of background noise, including the low rumble of bus and plane engines. With the ANC turned on, they last over 44 hours continuously and are comfortable enough for long listening sessions. They support multi-device pairing and have low latency with iOS and Android devices, so you shouldn't notice audio syncing issues if you use them to watch a video on your phone.

    Out of the box, they have an excited sound profile well-suited for genres like rock and pop. They deliver intense thump, rumble, and boom while vocals and sibilants like cymbals are bright. That said, unlike most other picks on this list, you can fine-tune them to your liking via the graphic EQ and presets in the headphones' companion app. Unfortunately, there's a difference in sound quality depending on whether ANC is on or off. If you turn the ANC off, your audio sounds a bit hollow and thin, which is a little disappointing.

    See our review

  2. Best Sounding Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100

    The Plantronics BackBack Go 810 Wireless are the best sounding wireless Bluetooth headphones under $100 that we've tested. While it can be hard to find these headphones since Plantronics stopped manufacturing them, you can still purchase them from retailers like Amazon. Not all variants are sold at the same price point, though. If that's not a deterrent, these headphones have a versatile sound suitable for most kinds of audio content. Although they lack a little bit of thump and rumble, they have a bump in extra punch and warmth to help balance out their bass. This overemphasis won't overwhelm vocals and lead instruments, and these sounds are clear and detailed in mixes. While they're a lot less customizable than the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless, they still have two EQ presets to help you adjust their sound.

    These headphones have a decently comfortable fit, though they cause fatigue over time due to their tight fit. They also support multi-device pairing, meaning you can connect them to two devices at a time. They also have an ANC system, but it offers a mediocre overall performance, so don't count on it to fully block out the rumble of bus engines. With the ANC on, they have over 24 hours of continuous playback time, and they go into standby mode to help conserve battery life if you accidentally leave them on. Unfortunately, their price point reflects in their build quality, and some users have even reported that their unit's plastic headband broke over time.

    See our review

  3. Best Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 For Calls

    The JBL Tune 760NC Wireless are the best Bluetooth headphones for calls under $100 that we've tested. Bluetooth headphones aren't exactly known for their great microphones; however, if you want to avoid using dedicated call center or gaming headphones for a quick call or online meeting, these over-ears have an integrated mic that offers decent overall performance. Although the mic sits far away from your mouth, it still captures your voice well, resulting in clear and natural speech. In moderately noisy environments, the mic has some trouble separating your voice from loud sounds, but you should have no problem being heard clearly in quieter spaces.

    These headphones have a bass-heavy sound profile that delivers a touch of extra thump and punch to audio. That said, vocals and instruments sound fairly clear and accurate. They lack an EQ to help you customize their sound, though. Since they support multi-device pairing, you can connect them with your smartphone and PC at the same time. They also have over 40 hours of continuous playback time. However, while they're decently comfortable, they clamp tightly on the head, which can be bothersome over time.

    See our review

  4. Best Bluetooth Headphones Under $100 For Mobile Gaming

    If you like to game from your smartphone or tablet, the Razer Opus X Wireless are the best wireless Bluetooth headphones under $100 for mobile gaming that we've tested. Unlike other picks on this list, they have a dedicated 'Gaming Mode' to help lower latency over Bluetooth. With this mode activated, you shouldn't encounter lip-syncing issues, whether you're using an Android or iOS device. They have a comfortable fit, and their control system allows you to adjust calls and music on the fly.

    Out of the box, they have a somewhat neutral sound profile, 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. They also have an auto-off timer to help conserve battery life when not in use.

    See our review

  5. Best In-Ear Wireless Headphones Under $100

    The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless are the best Bluetooth in-ears under $100 that we've tested. If you prefer a lightweight and more portable pair of headphones, these in-ears are worth checking out. They have a comfortable and stable in-ear fit and are certified IPX5 for resistance against direct water contact, making them a solid choice for working out or running. Their bass-heavy sound profile is well-suited for genres like EDM and hip-hop. Like our top over-ear pick, their app features a graphic EQ and presets you can use to customize their sound.

    These in-ears have an adjustable ANC system to help block out background noise. Using the 'Transport' mode, which is designed to tackle travel-related sounds, they can cut down the low rumble of bus and plane engines. However, you can also swap between two other modes designed to tackle indoor and outdoor noise, depending on your needs. With the ANC on, they have under six hours of continuous battery life, but if you need to recharge them, their carrying case holds roughly four extra charges.

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

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless: The Wyze Noise-Cancelling Headphones Wireless have a comfortable fit and a customizable sound profile. However, their ANC doesn't block out as much ambient noise as the Anker Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless. See our review
  • 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. 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.

  2. 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'.

  3. Mar 31, 2022: We've checked our picks for accuracy and availability. However, there hasn't been a change in our recommendations.

  4. Jan 27, 2022: Replaced the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless with the TOZO NC7 Truly Wireless as the TOZO offer a slightly better overall performance. Added the Anker to Notable Mentions.

  5. Nov 25, 2021: Replaced the EarFun Air Pro True Wireless with the Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless, and the FIIL T1X True Wireless with the Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless. Removed the Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Wireless and the Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Wireless. Added the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless as 'Cheaper Alternative'.

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.

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