Your smartphone is the most advanced music player ever
Every song ever recorded by mankind is at your
It's a miracle of human achievement, and you're
listening to it on the tin cans that came in the box.
You don't have to drop $300 on a pair of headphones just to
hear your music.
In this Top 5 we're counting down the best
headphones under $50.
Starting off at #5, the Panasonic ErgoFit.
This is your bare
minimum upgrade, and they'll only set you back $10.
in a bunch of colors, and yes, they even come in white.
Another in-ear headphone comes in at #4: the MEElectronics
Now these ones will take you right up to that $50 price, but
CNET's resident audiophile Steve GUTtenberg calls these the
best in-ear headphone under $100.
That's high praise.
#3 moves us into the world of on-ear headphones: the Koss
If the design looks like it's straight out of the '80s, it's
because they are.
Koss has been cranking these out since 1984.
They're $40, they sound great, they fold up, and they come with
a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty.
These could be the last
headphones you ever buy.
But if you want an even better value, let's talk about over the ear
At #2, the Audio-Technica ATH-M30.
much to look at, but the fact that we're even talking about quality,
full-sized headphones for under $50 is amazing.
Plus, a design
like this is like a big do not disturb sign for your head.
Now before we get to the best headphone value under $50, let's
put this in perspective.
On CNET's list of the Best 5 headphones,
the number one pick goes to the Shure SE535.
They get a nearly
They're also $500.
And now, the best headphones you can buy for under $50 as
selected by CNET Associate Editor Justin Yu and Executive
Editor David Carnoy: the Panasonic RP HTX7.
For around $40,
you're getting both sound quality and style.
Compared to the
Audio Technica, you get a little more sonic detail and a lot less
So there you have it.
Those are CNET's best headphones for
Your ears and your music deserve better than those
For more like this, check out Top5.
I'm Donald Bell, thanks for watching.