$20 - $30 Headphones

Sennheiser HD 202 II
REVIEW

Sennheiser HD 202 II

If you're on a strict budget and can't spend more than $40, the Sennheiser HD 202 IIs are a worthwhile entry point for aftermarket cans, boasting a comfortable fit and the company's excellent signature sound.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 4, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
JVC HA-S400 Carbon Nanotubes Headphones
REVIEW

JVC HA-S400 Carbon Nanotubes Headphones ( Black)

At around $26 online, JVC's HA-S400 Nanotubes are among the better on-ear headphones for the money.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 13, 2014
Audio Technica ATH-CKP500 SonicSport
REVIEW

Audio Technica ATH-CKP500 SonicSport ( Red)

Offering a comfortable, secure fit and strong sound for a reasonable price, Audio-Technica's ATH-CKP500 earphones are one of the better in-ear sports headphone models available.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 29, 2013
Sol Republic Jax
REVIEW

Sol Republic Jax ( White/Black)

The $40 Sol Republic Jax in-ear headphones have the look of a bargain pair but sound as good as some headphones that cost twice as much.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2013
Moshi Mythro
REVIEW

Moshi Mythro ( Rose Pink)

The well-designed Moshi Mythro earbuds feature quality sound at an affordable price.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 10, 2013
The House of Marley Smile Jamaica
REVIEW

The House of Marley Smile Jamaica ( Lily)

Like many celebrity-endorsed headphones, the House of Marley Smile Jamaica has a bass-heavy response, but an excellent price and build elevate it above its peers.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 Earphones
REVIEW

MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 Earphones ( Black/Red)

While the MEElectronics Sport-Fi S6 Earphones are affordable and decent-sounding, with a nice set of accessories, they won't fit everyone equally well.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 7, 2012
4.9 stars User rating out of 7 votes
Panasonic RP HJE355
REVIEW

Panasonic RP HJE355 ( Black)

Panasonic's very affordable RP-HJE355 series in-ear headphones sound as good as many earphones that cost twice as much.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 21, 2012
Panasonic RP-HX40
REVIEW

Panasonic RP-HX40 ( Green)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 8, 2012
Samsung EHS71 Universal Headset
REVIEW

Samsung EHS71 Universal Headset

Samsung's Refined Sound EHS71 stereo headset is elegantly crafted but lacks the audio chops to match its $129 asking price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 17, 2012