The best headphones Below 100 is harder to find than you might think. Here at Wired, listening to music all day is part of our job, often in extremely fancy and expensive models. We have playlists for base testing, for detailed evaluations, for dance parties — we get into it. Believe it or not, we like to test cheap things. It’s like finding a treasure trove of people who pack the most technology for money. And they are getting better every year.
This does not mean that our work is over; that etailers still overflow with cheap headphones Words Cheap, so we keep hearing and updating our picks every few months. When you’re looking for the next great pair, be sure to check out our many more shopping guides, including the best phones with the best wireless headphones, the best wireless workout headphones and the headphone jack.
Updated May 2022. We’ve added 1 more ColorBuds 2 and Amazon Echo Buds.
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