Best Budget Bluetooth Headphones

Best Budget Bluetooth Headphones

Finding the best budget Bluetooth headphones that still have good sound is a daunting task. One such device is the 4.5 BTNC Sennheiser headphone. The truth is, the cheapest wireless headphones are usually discouraging at first listen. Consequently, we endeavoured and discovered several worthy wireless gears at low price that surely deserve your attention.​

We've compiled a List of Best Budget Bluetooth Headphones in 2020

Ergonomics

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless

Best Sounding Budget Bluetooth Headphones

Why we like it:

The German company Sennheiser aspired to make a headphone designed for commuters that would guarantee premium quality and a strong noise cancelling system.

The result of this ambitious project is the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC, one of the greatest wireless headphone that travelers received in a while. The headphone sports a very minimalistic design, of which construction is made entirely of rigid plastic that ensures durability for the rest of its life – all in all, the investment in HD 4.50 BTNC is a safe one.

The sound is even more compelling, same as with the Sennheiser HD 4.40BT, the 32mm drivers pack an incredibly broad sound scene, the music unfolds nicely and receives a lot of power in the lower part of the sound spectrum – meanwhile, the treble is slightly less emphasized, thus displaying a warm sound signature to this sleek over-ear headphone.

In Bluetooth, the sound is rendered flawlessly, moreover, the battery of 25 hours is high enough to let you enjoy the music. Some might say that the HD 4.50 BTNC features a somewhat hefty bass, but that enhances the sensation of spatiality – more specifically – it improves the soundstage’s depth.

Verdict

We’re very fond of the comfort provided, which is excellent, ensured by soft paddings made of faux leather, whereas the earcups are built with a matte plastic – black or white depending on your preference – that is not prone to fingerprints and looks clean-cut.

The whole is a beautiful sounding Bluetooth headset with a long-lasting battery, convincing sound quality and powerful Active Noise Cancelling that can block engine noises and other sounds situated in the lower range of the spectrum. If you’re in for the sound and first-class travelling experiences, there wireless headphone is our recommendation.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:

Upgrade:

Budget Version:
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

JBL Everest 710

Fantastic All-around Wireless Headphones

Why we like it:

The JBL Everest series reigns on the market for over 5 years. It started with Everest 700 that was followed by JBL Everest 710 2 years later. The headphone received a variety of ergonomic advancements to better suit the user’s needs regarding the quality of comfort and convenience of use.

This wireless gear has a battery of 850 mAh enough to power the whole unit for around 25 hours. The Everest 710 doesn’t drop in quality when paired via Bluetooth, the music is well rendered whether you the headphone operates in wireless mode or through a wired cable. In essence, the headphone is exemplary, it could have benefited from a NFC chip for much faster wireless pairing but it’s nonetheless good enough even without one.

The frequency response displayed ranges from 10 to 22 kHz, which in our case enhances the general performance of the sound and also the width of the soundstage, yielding a generous expansion. The extreme low of the bass is highly favored with the Everest 710 Bluetooth headphone, and it does feel vibrant and intense, which would appeal to the young generation. Likewise, this profile doesn’t benefit the classical genres of music.

Verdict

The headset is embellished with two essential features that even some high-end travelling headphones don’t include: Echo-canceling microphone and ShareMe 2.0 technology. The first is a technology integrated inside the microphone that is designed to provide crystal clear, hands free calls, while the latter allows your headphone to pair with other Bluetooth headphones and share the same content: music, video or games.

All these qualities make the JBL Everest 710 a fantastic Bluetooth headphone, and let you enjoy good moments together with your friends. Travelling with somebody also becomes more engaging since sharing a movie and watching in silence is on the plate.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:
JBL LIVE 650BTNC
Upgrade:

Budget Version:
JBL Live 500BT

Plantronics BackBeat Go 810

Great Value for Money - Budget Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones

Why we like it:

The BackBeat Go 810 is a fantastic budget wireless headphone with active noise canceling from Plantronics, it belongs to the Go series and is the successor of the BackBeat Go 600.

With a price of $149, the over-ear Bluetooth headset is very hard to beat in terms of performance and sound qualtiy. BackBeat Go 810 borrowed the best features of the BackBeat Go 600 and the BackBeat Pro 2, ensuring a feeling of comfort that we really fancy, as well as a good-looking design and better functionality along with new configurations made possible by BackBeat’s application. The whole process is intuitive and ingenious.

Despite the fact that Plantronics didn’t included a NFC chip into its BackBeat Go 810, the Bluetooth connection is ensured quickly, thus no issue will be experienced on your side when pairing the headphone to a device. The wireless pairing via Bluetooth 5.0 also allows for multiple connections simultaneously, a characteristic that other more expensive headphones lack.

Verdict

The music is delivered nicely throughout the whole spectrum and the listening experience is quiet captivating. The quality of listening slightly increases as soon as you connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. It goes without saying that the BackBeat Go 810 was intended to be used in wireless mode.

In the end, the BackBeat Go 810 is a great budget Bluetooth headphone for under $150 that also enjoys a quality ANC, very efficient and consistent in blocking external noises. The music is also well rendered when everything is activated, whereas the battery can sustain 22 hours of playback in wireless with the ANC turned on. A great performer properly priced.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:

Upgrade:

Budget Version:
Plantronics BackBeat Go 600

 

TaoTronics TT-BH22

Best In-Ear Headphones for Audiophiles

Why we like it:

TaoTronics is a company that established itself as a source high-quality, affordable audio equipment. The TT-BH22 is an over-ear Bluetooth headphones with Active Noise Cancelling under $50 that fits the brand’s identity.

It can provide a bit of noise attenuation by using the audio data gathered by microphones that record the external noise which is then sent to a small processor inside the headphone that runs an algorithm in realtime. It’s certainly not comparable to the juggernauts like WH-1000XM3 or Bose 700, but considering that this set of wireless headphones sounds more than decent, works wirelessly, and includes a feature that improves the quality of your listening, is quite impressive for something that is sold for under $50 on Amazon.

The sound quality is slightly above average, considering the numerous other more expensive wireless headsets that fade in comparison with the TaoTronics TT-BG22 in the audio test. Clear frequencies and stereophony that displays an acceptable width, overall a beautiful sound performance coming from the very affordable wireless headset made by TaoTronics. In order to suit travelling, the headset includes a folding mechanism, a carrying case, as well as a rotation design for the earcups. Note though, that you’ll have to turn of the active noise reduction function every time you stop using the headset.

Verdict

In the end, the TT-BH22 from TaoTronics is a fantastic entry-level wirelesss active noise cancelling headphone, being able to reduce up to 15 dB of sound, whereas the average of noise reduction for Jabra Elite 85h and Bose QuietControl 30 is the same.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:
Taotronics TT-BH036
Upgrade:
SoundSurge 85 ANC
Budget Version:

Alternatives

The AKG N60 NC Wireless is also a great mid-end pair of headphones which passive isolation and ANC function are very competent, but they’re a bit pricier than our current budget choice, and you can’t turn ANC off in Bluetooth mode. Nonetheless, for $50 more, the sound of N60 is fantastically balanced, accurately rendered and detailed, though the lack of presence in treble is quickly sensed.

The AKG N700NC sounds impressively good in the upper end of the spectrum but has inexistent deep-bass, a bit heavier and less comfortable than Bose QC 35 II (also pricier), and contains a few flaws.

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