$5 - $10 Headphones

JVC Gumy Plus

JVC Gumy Plus ( Black)

At around $7, the surprisingly good-sounding and comfortable JVC Gumy Plus is a bargain.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 13, 2013
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
JVC Flats

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 RPHX40PK

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 8, 2012
Panasonic RP-HT21

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

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

Aerial7 Tank ( Hello Kitty)

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
iLuv iEP515BLK Premium Earphones

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

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
JBL Roxy Reference 230

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on June 19, 2009
Candy Comfort

Candy Comfort ( Sour Apple Blow Pop)

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