Headphones are a vital part of our lives now and are connected with one of the basic five senses. The better the headphones will be, the better the hearing experience could be achieved. That is why many people focus a lot on good quality headphones so that they can listen to various stuff they like. People use headphones for a variety of stuff which might include listening to music, songs, vocals or playing games, etc.
Wireless headphones are very useful in some cases where you cannot just use a wired one. For example, wireless headphones are widely used during jogging or a morning walk. Moreover, wireless headsets provide a lot more portability than the wired headsets and therefore, are better suited for people who travel a lot. Now, fifty bucks is not a lot but in this article, we will discuss some high-quality wireless headphones which will not exceed the budget of fifty dollars.
1. Skullcandy Riff Wireless On-Ear Headphones
- The overall sound quality is the best among the bunch
- Provides boosted bass for special effect
- Rapid charge results in much efficient charging
- Provides no padding for the headband
- Customized sound might be a problem for people preferring original sound frequencies
Headphone Type: On-Ear | Sound Pressure Level: 98dB | Connection Type: Bluetooth 4.1 | Driver Diameter: 40 mm | Impedance: 32 ohms | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Average Battery Timing: 12 Hrs
Skullcandy is an established brand name among the headphones and Skullcandy Riff wireless headphone is a budget wireless pair that are targeted towards mid-range users. Skullcandy Riff is an on-ear headphone which means that the ear-cups will press against the user’s ears but the ear-cups of this headphone are one of the most comfortable pieces in such range.
Moreover, users with eye-glasses can also use headphones without any issue. The design of the headphones is fairly simple, with thick ear-cups on the speakers and a plain plastic headband. The headband could have been better if there would be some padding on it, giving a soft feel on the head.
The sound of the headphone has a bright feeling and focuses on the vocals and certain instruments like Guitar etc. The bass of the headphone feels a bit lower than usual and was a bit unexpected from a headphone by Skullcandy whose headphones are generally geared towards bass. The loudness of the sound is pretty high and one does not need to use more than 75 percent sound even outdoors.
We think that if you want to use a headphone that will not make your ears uncomfortable, plus providing you with great sound quality, Skullcandy Riff should fulfill your needs without any problem.
2. Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headphones
- Offers very light-weight design
- The build quality is impressive despite being so light-weight
- Tight headband feels uncomfortable
- The included accessories are not enough
- Suffers from sound leakage
Headphone Type: On-Ear | Sound Pressure Level: 94dB | Connection Type: Bluetooth 4.0 | Driver Diameter: 40 mm | Impedance: 29 ohms | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Average Battery Timing: 8 Hrs
Jabra Move Wireless headphones are very light-weight good-looking headphones that are originally priced much higher but one can easily get them under fifty bucks on sale. The design of the headphone features a clean look with an on-ear style and offers a light and thin headband.
The headphone does not offer any kind of folding which is why you might have a difficult time putting this headphone in your bag without the official packing.
The power switch is located on the right ear-cup along which lies the micro-USB charging port. The headphones can also be used in a wired way as there is a 3.5 mm jack option on the left ear-cup. The sound quality of this headphone matches the quality of Skullcandy Riff while the bass of this headphone is much better. The microphone also offers a clear and quiet sound which would allow the user to do seamless calls.
The on-ear style on this headphone poses slight discomfort as the headband feels a bit tight for a long-period use and we also noticed that the headphones leak the sound a bit too much. This might not be an issue if you are working alone and there are not many people around you but using this headphone in an office environment will be problematic.
3. Mpow H5 Bluetooth Headphones
With Active Noise Cancellation
- The headphone's mirrored looks feel gorgeous
- Noise cancellation is quite acceptable at this price range
- Compact folding design results in great portability
- The latency of wireless connection is not good enough for competitive games
- The quality of microphone is abysmal
Headphone Type: Over-Ear | Sound Pressure Level: 106dB | Connection Type: Bluetooth 4.1/Wired | Driver Diameter: N/A | Impedance: 32 ohms | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Average Battery Timing: 18 Hrs
Mpow H5 Bluetooth Headphones are one of those headphones that offer Active Noise Cancellation at such a low price. This is a premium feature that costs hundreds of dollars but this headphone easily surprises the user.
The headphone offers a mirrored look on both sides and is designed as an over-ear headphone, although these headphones would only cover small ears as there is not much space inside the ear-cups.
The headphone offers much better sound quality when the Noise Cancellation is turned on. We could not understand the actual reason for such behavior but it looks like the drivers are optimized for working with ANC and are not very satisfactory when the user turns off the noise cancellation.
Speaking of noise cancellation, this headphone does not completely void the outside noise but still, this feature increases the value of this headphone a lot. We think that if you are low on budget and are working in a crowded environment, this headphone will be best suited for you.
4. TaoTronics TT-BH22US Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
- The ANC competes high-end headphones
- The headphone offers a solid build quality
- Thick ear cups result in comfortable use
- Sound quality with ANC off is unsatisfactory
- The quality control is ridiculous
Headphone Type: Over-Ear | Sound Pressure Level: N/A | Connection Type: Bluetooth 4.2/Wired | Driver Diameter: 40 mm | Impedance: 32 ohms | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Average Battery Timing: 25 Hrs
TaoTronics TT-BH22US Headphones take things up a notch from the Mpow H5 headphones. The headphones come in black color and do not offer any special looks. The ear-cups are light and comfortable while the headband provides comfy padding for ease of use.
The size of ear-cups is a bit small for large ears which is why you should make sure that the dimensions of the ear-cups cover your ears properly. As for the portability is concerned, this headphone is one of the most portable headphones we have ever seen and fits very nicely in the included bag.
The sound quality of this headphone matches the sound quality of Mpow H5 but the ANC is on a whole different level. This headphone gives a hard time to professional ANC-supported headphones like Bose Quiet Comfort, although the material of ear-cups could have been dense for even better noise cancellation.
The bass of this headphone is a little weaker than high-end headphones else this headphone would be on top of our list as it offers astounding performance and features.
5. Avantree Audition Over-Ear Headphones
With NFC technology
- Easy connectivity with both Bluetooth and cable
- Supports NFC
- Huge battery timing
- Sound quality feels off
- Does not work with old windows
Headphone Type: Over-Ear | Sound Pressure Level: N/A | Connection Type: Bluetooth 4.0/Wired | Driver Diameter: 40 mm | Impedance: 32 ohms | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Average Battery Timing: 40 Hrs
Avantree Audition headphones are one of those products which offer a lot of features at a minimal price. The most prominent feature of this headphone is the long-lasting battery which can last up to 40-hours. Despite having such a powerful battery, the headphones are quite light-weight at around 180g.
The headphones also support NFC technology which is why the user can easily pair their devices with it. The headphone offers large ear-cups along with a fully padded headband for a comfortable experience and can also be used via the provided Aux cable.
Although bundled with a lot of features, the sound quality of this headphone is a bit disappointing and feels cheap. The lower-range frequency has a presence boost which makes the male voices feel heavier than the original. Other than that, if you want a headphone with a long-lasting battery and comfy ear-cups, this headphone will suit you best.