Best Wireless Headphones Under $100

Best Wireless Headphones Under $100

Designed for people who do not want to sacrifice sound quality, the Jabra Move Style Edition is the best your money can reach. It embodies excellent sound quality for the price, comfort and style. While most headphones found under the $100 price segment cannot manage to deliver enough quality to music lovers, the headphones we present you certainly will.

We've compiled a List of Budget Wireless Headphones under $100 in 2020

​Audeze, one of the most prestigious brands of high-end hi-fi headphones, dived in March 2018 into the gaming industry with a new top-tier gaming headset for high-caliber players. The event was of enormous surprise and truly intriguing; Not only because of the blending of an elitist brand like Audeze with the medium of gaming, but also for the expectations which had arisen by the upcoming of an alluring pair of gaming headsets and the unreal promises they’ve made.

Ergonomics

It doesn’t take long to realize the majesty of Audeze Mobius sound once donning them on your ears. As one of the best gaming headset, the audio quality is the second most intriguing aspect after the immersive soundscape generated by the planar magnetic drivers and Waves Nx technology for 3D audio immersiveness.

Not only does the 100mm planar magnetic drivers emulate the most authentic immersive cinematic experiences, they also achieve an admirable level of precision and responsiveness. The complexity of the captivating, imacculate surround sound with the dramatic and vivid sounds filled with details make it almost impossible to take them off your head. The experience is truly addictive.

Jabra Move Style Edition

Best Overall Wireless Headphones

Why we like it:

Finding a distinguished headphone that performs and looks as stylish as the Jabra Move Wireless Style Edition is not an easy task, especially when these Bluetooth on-ears cost a mere $100. Almost 2000 people gave an average rating of 4 stars on Amazon, and that’s for good reason. The budget wireless headphone from Jabra received a balanced sound reproduction with good punchy basses, the upper end of the audio spectrum also receives a good definition, but above all a fantastic stereo width which bestows with good extension on both extremes.

The headphone lacks an active noise reduction, while for some this seems unforunate, the presence of an ANC system would have sacrificed overall quality of the sound. It is important to state that the Jabra Move Style is designed to operate via Bluetooth. You can plug a wired cable into the headphone jack and listen to music this way, but that would affect the performance at the sound level by delivering a less balanced reproduction.

With the increase of volume you can easily notice the lack of distortion in almost the entire audio spectrum – because of this, if you love living dangerously and listen music to a high volume, the Move Style is for you.

Verdict

At first, we were concerned by the thin pads under the headband, but the light assembly convinced us that the quantity of padding on both headband and earcups is adequate. The on-ear Jabra Move Style provides the listener enough comfort for even the longest sessions of listening.

All in all, for under $100 these wireless headphones endeavour to the best of their ability to thrill you with beautiful music and extraordinary wireless sound rendering.

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:

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TaoTronics Soundsurge 60

Best Value for Money - Affordable Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Why we like it:

For under $100 the TaoTronics packages fascinating basses, hands-free microphone kit and a durable build which comes under the name of SoundSurge 60. The Bluetooth over-ears are beautifully designed and enjoy an ergonomy that provides good durability and comfort to the user.

It lasts around 30 hours per charge when paired via Bluetooth and benefits from a decent noise reduction function. The active noise feature isn’t too intuitive since you’ll have to turn it down before turning off the Bluetooth. It’s a frustrating issue required a minor fix, though after a while you get used to the additional responsability of turning it off manually.

The audio headset impresses with its stable wireless connection which is guaranteed by the Bluetooth 5.0 tehnology, the latest version of Bluetooth that improves the quality of wireless communication as well as the consumption and range of action.

Verdict

We like the look of SoundSurge 60 because of its simplicity and elegant appearance. Foldable, lightweight, and comfortable on the head with well distributed weight across the headband. Count the good imaging and the broad sound scene and you’re looking at a splendid travel companion that you can carry inside the lovely rigid carrying case provided by TaoTronics.

TaoTronics displays many impressive qualities that more expensive headphones don’t have. You might not get the sound precision as Marshall Mid or Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless, but for the price you cannot get a better budget wireless headphone that offers this much value.

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:
SoundSurge 47
Upgrade:
SoundSurge 85 ANC
Budget Version:
SoundSurge 22 ANC

 

Marshall Mid

The Best Sounding Wireless Headphones under $100

Why we like it:

The Marshall Mid and Marshall Mid A.N..C are two identical Bluetooth headphones except one has an active nosie cancellation feature and the other one not. Since you don’t always need a function for noise reduction to enjoy listening to some music the way Marshall delivers it, Marshall Mid is a much better audio solution from two different perspectives: financial and sound quality.

For a pair of on-ears headphones, the Marshall Mid doesn’t benefit from having a light construction just like any other on ear model. They’re quite comfortable although we’ve experience more pleasant wireless on-ear headphones such as the Move Style Edition from Jabra.

Playing music with the Mid wireless headphones feels particularly good. The sound rendering benefits from a good homogenity, and the instrumental separation is done well. The sound sources are easy to identify inside the wide soundstage of Marshall Mid.

The trebble adds a bit of air to the whole reproduction which slightly improves the sound scene even though they’re as well represented as other headphones. On the other hand, the Marshall Mid receives a more reliable sound rendering in both wired and Blueooth as opposed to that of JBL Live 500BT.

In short, if you’re main focus is the sound quality then the Marshall Mid provides the best value for your money. However, if what you want is a more feature-packed wireless headphones, and you’re willing to increase your budget then go for Marshall Mid A.N.C. Both are high-quality Bluetooth headphones, but sound-wise the Marshall Mid wins the round by providing the same sound quality at half the price of Mid A.N.C.

Verdict

In short, if you’re main focus is the sound quality then the Marshall Mid provides the best value for your money. However, if what you want is a more feature-packed wireless headphones, and you’re willing to increase your budget then go for Marshall Mid A.N.C. Both are high-quality Bluetooth headphones, but sound-wise the Marshall Mid wins the round by providing the same sound quality at half the price of Mid A.N.C.

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:

 

JBL Live 500BT

Best Overall - Highly Versatile Wireless Headset

Why we like it:

The Live 500BT is, as the last initials imply, an over-ear Bluetooth headphone produced by the South Korean company JBL. When looking for a mid-range wireless headphone you’ll often encounter this model mainly because is a versatile high-quality audio headphone that performs outstandingly well. It’s sound rendering is particularly good as well as the low latency in Bluetooth which can be distinguished by the perfect match of audio and video.

The large autonomy of 30 hours scores among the most enduring wireless headphones, whereas JBL’s intuitive user experience and sophhisticated design are elements that give the Live 500BT the experience of use and feeling of a luxurious headphone.

Personalizing your sound based on your personal preference is possible, the My JBL Headphones App includes an easy to use equalizer panel with 10 bands. I personally like being able to fine-tune my music to my liking since not every headphone features an EQ. The TalkThru and Ambient Aware features are also available inside the My JBL App and they also offer a particularly straightforward experience.

Verdict

Everything is included inside this simple, yet modern over-ear headphone. The presence of an active noise reduction function would have impressed us, but unfortunately that’s not the case with the JBL Live 500 Bluetooth headset. If, however, you fancy a headphone with an almost identical configuration, the Marshall Mid A.N.C is a great choice that also includes a noise-cancelling microphones for greater listening experience; The comfort won’t be as great as that of JBL’s but it’s far more suitable for travelling.

In the end, the JBL Live 500BT is a great budget wireless headphone that will certainly surprise with its sound clarity and flattering sound reproduction. The precision of the lower frequencies coupled with the impactful basses will delight modern music listeners who love Rock, Pop, Blues, Metal, Electronic music, and anything that requires a good reinforcement of the lower end of the audio spectrum.

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:
JBL E55BT

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