Best Headphones under $100

By Reviewed.com Staff

Headphones come in all shapes and size, and the prices vary more than with any other gadget. With cheap earbuds costing less than $10 and super expensive audiophile-approved options retailing for over $1,000, it can be easy to get lost. We've got you covered. For under $100, you can pick up a great all-around pair of heapdhones for work, home, the gym, or whatever. These are the best we've found so far, and the ones we'd recommend to our own friends and family.

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Updated October 27, 2016

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Expert Score
9.4

1More E1001 Triple Driver

With a starting price of $99 and a design that competes with headphones that cost up to 10x as much, 1More's Triple Driver in-ears certainly have their work cut out for them. While they aren't necessarily the best headphones we've ever tried, they're just about the best sub-$100 in-ears we've tested to date. They're stylish, sound great, and they complement every genre of music from hip-hop, to classical to blues.

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MEElectronics MDuo

In-ear headphones are a dime a dozen, and there are plenty of solid options out there—at a price. If you’re in the market for heavyweight in-ear headphones without blowing through your bank account, you might want to consider the MEE Audio M-Duo. They performed well in our lab tests and are affordable, thanks to a simple, no-nonsense design that has been a hit with hundreds of user reviewers as well as our experts.

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Audio-Technica ATH-CKX9iS

Whether traversing a sea of commuters on a busy subway, braving stretchy pants and an hour of cardio, or doggedly tramping down the sidewalk for a boss's third frappuccino—sometimes, we just need music to keep us going. For that, the Audio-Technica SonicFuel in-ears are a great option that's been around for years. Costing well under $100, these sound great, offer a solid low-end, and fit well in most people's ears.

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Decibullz Contour

The best thing you can do to keep ambient noise from messing with your music is to spend upwards of $1,000 for custom ear molds. At least, that used to be the case. But newcomer Decibullz has a much more affordable option in its debut headphones, the Contours. Instead of a visit to a professional, all you need is hot water and 15 minutes of your time. The result? Rich sound that stops unwanted interference in its tracks.

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$40.48 Amazon Buy $59.99 Walmart Buy

JBL J33i

This week, we took JBL's J33i in-ears (MSRP $79.95) into battle to test their audio mettle. In case you aren't familiar, JBL is actually a division of Harman Industries. Yes, as in Harman Kardon and AKG—it's all under the same, well-versed hood.

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