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5 Affordable Headphones That Deliver Big Sound

You don’t need to break the bank for amazing audio.

Want to lose yourself in the music without emptying your savings account in the process? Audiophiles and casual listeners alike will love these five pairs of headphones, which deliver stunning sound quality at a fraction of the prices fetched by top-of-the-line studio sets. In our recommendations below, there’s something for everyone, whether you like your headphones wired or unwired, over-ear or earbuds—and they’re all well under $200 each.

1. A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology

The CES-honored A-Audio Legacy Noise Canceling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology offer that classic over-ear feel with unparalleled comfort and an unrivaled listening experience. Users can switch between passive audio, bass-enhanced, and active noise cancellation, so you can customize your best audio experience for every moment.

Buy here: Get these industry-approved headphones for $79.99, or 74 percent off the original price of $299.

2. Sony RF Wireless Home Theater Headphones

Movie buffs will love these Sony RF Wireless Home Theater Headphones with closed-cup ear pads and major noise reduction capabilities. The 1.57” drivers highlight everything from thunderous booms to soft whispers, meaning you’ll feel like you’re on set with your favorite film.

Buy here: Get lost in your movies—get it for $109.99, reduced from $119.99.

3. u-Jays Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Music lovers with an eye for fashion will want these u-Jays Wireless On-Ear Headphones—they’re sleek, noise-isolating, and stylish, thanks to their minimalist design. Add in the flexibility of integrated touch controls and 25-hour playback time, and these headphones are perfect for everything from your commute to the gym.

Buy here: Get these multipurpose headphones for $169.95, reduced from $179.95.

4. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds

Gym rats will love these FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, which are sweat-and-weather-resistant. That durability makes them perfect for an active lifestyle, and with six full-hours of playback, they’re ideal for even the longest workouts. Plus, they turn off when placed together, and turn on when pulled apart—how convenient is that?

Buy here: Get these water-resistant buds for $29.95—that’s 75 percent off the original price of $119.95.

5. 1Voice Bluetooth 100 percent Wirefree Earbuds

Ideal for the multi-tasker, the 1Voice Bluetooth 100 percent Wirefree Earbuds are totally wire-free and use cutting-edge 4.2 Bluetooth technology to stream sound with utter fidelity. You’ll get four hours of continuous playtime without needing to recharge, and they’re ergonomically designed to stay comfortably in your ears without falling out.

Buy here: Get these lightweight buds for $52.99, or 55 percent off the usual price of $119.