JVC Flats ( Silver)
Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones.
Panasonic RPHX40PK ( Pink/Black)
Despite some shortcomings in the design and comfort department, the Panasonic RP-HX40s deliver impressive sound for the money and are a good value at around $20 online.
NuForce NE770X ( Sky)
The impressive-sounding Nuforce NE-770 earphones are a very solid value at $49.
Sennheiser Circumaural ( Silver)
Though the ultra-affordable Sennheiser HD 201 headphones provide natural sound and capable performance, commuters may find the low volume output an issue when listening to music in highly trafficked environments.
If you can't afford Bose's noise-canceling models, the Bose AE2s--and their improved design and sound quality--make for a good alternative at half the price.
Altec Lansing MZX106W ( White/ Black)
The Altec Lansing MuzxDNA Mesh earphones represent an improvement over stock earbuds, but even given the ultralow price, the audio is unimpressive.
MEElectronics M6 ( Black)
The MEElectronics M6 earphones are a great value for bass-addicts, thanks to solid sound quality, a rugged design, and plenty of features.
Skullcandy Smokin' Buds ( Red/ White)
Although sound quality isn't the greatest, the Skullcandy Smokin' Buds provide a funky design and some compelling features for the price. They're a solid budget option for music phone owners.
JVC Marshmallow ( Violet)
The JVC Marshmallow headphones are an exceptional value thanks to an ultralow price tag combined with solid audio quality, noise isolation capability, and a secure fit.
JBL Roxy Reference 230 ( Orange)
The Roxy Reference 230 earphones don't sound great and they may not fit everyone comfortably, but they offer a splash of style for an ultralow price.