$20 - $30 Headphones

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 ( Blue/Stellar)

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
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
Philips Citiscape Metro
REVIEW

Philips Citiscape Metro ( Blue)

The Citiscape Metro on-ear headphones have a great sense of style for a budget-priced headphone, but the sound lacks clarity.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 15, 2012
Sennheiser Circumaural
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2011
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
iLuv iEP515BLK Premium Earphones
REVIEW

iLuv iEP515BLK Premium Earphones

The iLuv iEP515 earphones provide an inexpensive way to listen to and control music on your iPod, but fit and sound quality are not great.

2 stars Editors' rating on February 18, 2010