Best Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones Under $50 Compared
Good sound, high wearing comfort and not expensive at all: The wireless sound experience is now available at a good price-performance ratio. We compare the best Bluetooth in-ear headphones under 50 euros.
JLab GO Air Pop: Good sound, strong battery
Can play pop, but can also do everything else: JLab GO Air Pop. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022
The battery life is particularly important with Bluetooth headphones. The JLab GO Air Pop lasts all day with eight hours. In the handy charging case there is enough power for three more charges, which brings the total running time to 32 hours. So you can listen to music on the go and make calls using the integrated microphone.
The sound of the Go Air Pop is convincing for its price segment. TrustedReviews comes to this verdict. Highs are reproduced clearly, there is no noise in the middle frequencies and the lows sound powerful. Jens Claassen from Testreports.de confirms this impression. Only at very high volume can there be a loss of quality in the sound, as SmartphoneMag also describes in issue 4/2022.
JLab has equipped its headphones with an equalizer: you can easily choose between "JLab Signature", balanced sound and bass boost via touch sensors. You can also adjust the volume, pause songs and answer calls.
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Sony WI-XB400: Impressive endurance
With behind-the-neck design, the Sony WI-XB400 protect you from losing your in-ears. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022
The Sony WI-XB400 are not entirely wireless. However, the behind-the-neck design is ideal for outdoor use. The battery life of 18 hours guarantees that your headphones will never run out of breath. Thanks to Quick Charge, you can also charge it for another hour in just ten minutes.
By the way, the XB in the name stands for Extra Bass. And the Sony headphones deliver that too. But the highs and mid-range are also well covered, according to analysis from Rtings . The volume can be adjusted and playback paused via a control on the cable.
The Sony WI-XB400 have one disadvantage: the sporty look is deceptive. Unfortunately, these in-ear headphones are not protected against sweat and splash water. Therefore, only use them for light workouts.
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Skullcandy Indy Fuel: For sports and leisure
Deadly cool: We now know that Skullcandy headphones can do it. The logo remains an eye-catcher. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are completely wireless again (True Wireless). With a battery life of six hours without and 30 hours with the charging case, they are equally equipped for sport and leisure. In addition, these in-ears are water-repellent.
You need a bit of practice when changing the settings in the built-in equalizer. The sound may not be differentiated enough for specially trained ears. All in all, Skullcandy delivers "a good sound for the price", according to a test by ComputerBase .
You charge the charging case wirelessly via induction. In numerous tests, the high wearing comfort of the Indy Fuel is repeatedly pointed out. And with the distinctive design of Skullcandy, not only some teenagers will be happy about these headphones.
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Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Pro: The all-rounders
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds are available in timeless white or black. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022
The Redmi Buds Pro from Xiaomi offer more than enough power. The battery life is six hours and with the charging case you can even get up to 28 hours. The built-in microphone also makes it a good headset for on the go.
The buds deliver "a top sound", finds Mobi-Test , "at least for this price range". This is how they earn the grade "good" at Stiftung Warentest . The only disappointing thing is the lack of volume control on the device. If you can do without it, you will get your money's worth with noise canceling.
You can also charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Pro without a cable. They also have wearing detection so that playback stops when you take a listener out of your ear.
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LG Tone Free FN6: Antibacterial?!
The LG in-ear headphones with the sonorous name Tone Free also look good. Image: © MediaMarktSaturn 2022
The LG Tone Free FN6 are really chic. With six hours of battery life, there's a lot behind it too. The charging case delivers another twelve hours for a total running time of 18 hours. That's a bit less than other models, but should be enough for most users.
The FN6 are nicely balanced in sound. TrustedReviews describes the sound as rich and haunting. The quite reliable touch control ensures intuitive operation.
A unique selling point of the LG Tone Free: the antibacterial charging case. According to LG, UV light kills 99.9 percent of all bacteria on your headphones as soon as you put them back in the case.
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Bluetooth in-ear headphones up to 50 euros: the comparison
When selecting our recommendations, we made sure that all headphones support Bluetooth version 5.0 or later. This means that the transmission quality of all models is up to date. However, there are subtle differences in sound, design and functionality. Here you can see all models in comparison:
- For bass lovers we recommend the Sony WI-XB400 and JLab GO Air Pop.
- If you value a unique design, you are well advised to go with the Skullcandy Indy Fuel and LG Tone Free FN6.
- The in-ear headphones from Skullcandy and JLab offer particularly long battery life.
- The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 3 Pro are good all-rounders with a good price-performance ratio.