$5 - $10 Headphones

JVC Flats (Blue)

JVC Flats ( Blue)

Though they look a little cheap, the JVC Flats are lightweight, comfortable on-ear headphones that sound surprisingly good for sub-$15 headphones.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 31, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Panasonic RP-HT21 (Black)

Panasonic RP-HT21 ( Black)

As far as really inexpensive headphones go, you're not going to do too much better than the Panasonic RP-HT21s.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 31, 2012
4 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120-R (Red)

Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120-R ( Red)

For under $10, you'll be hard-pressed to find in-ear headphones that sound better and are more comfortable than the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-HJE120s.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 7, 2012
Aerial7 TANK (Midnight)

Aerial7 TANK ( Midnight)

The Aerial7 Tank Headphones will not satisfy audio purists or comfort hounds, but the young, DJ'ing target audience might be wooed by the durable and eye-catching design.

2 stars Editors' rating on July 16, 2010
JVC HAF130V Gumy (Grape Violet)

JVC HAF130V Gumy ( Grape Violet)

The JVC Gumy earphones are more stylish than stock earbuds and offer a slight improvement in audio quality--not bad for about 10 bucks.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 14, 2009
IBLINK BLP3 (Black with Pink LED Lights)

IBLINK BLP3 ( Black with Pink LED Lights)

The iBlink Earbuds may be gimmicky, but at least it's a fun gimmick that has a good chance of appealing to the younger set. Steer clear if you're picky about audio.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 18, 2009
Auvio Pearl Buds (Pink)

Auvio Pearl Buds ( Pink)

The Auvio Pearl Buds earphones won't satisfy discerning listeners, but they're an extremely cheap option for those who are looking to upgrade the earbuds that came with their MP3 players.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 23, 2009
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth Headset

Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth Headset

The Samsung WEP460 is certainly an affordable and easy-to-use headset, but we suggest looking elsewhere for one with better sound quality.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 7, 2009
Candy Comfort (York Peppermint Pattie)

Candy Comfort ( York Peppermint Pattie)

The Candy Comfort Earphones are a fun replacement for stock earbuds that offer a reasonable upgrade in fit and comfort, but don't expect good sound quality.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 3, 2009
ifrogz Ear Pollution Plugz (Red)

ifrogz Ear Pollution Plugz ( Red)

The iFrogz Ear Pollution Plugz earbuds don't sound any better than stock earbuds, but they're cheap and relatively comfortable.

2 stars Editors' rating on November 25, 2008