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.
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.
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.
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.
Moshi Mythro ( Rose Pink)
The well-designed Moshi Mythro earbuds feature quality sound at an affordable price.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.