The 10 Best Wireless Headphones For Under $200
In case you were wondering - we've pulled together a list of the 10 best wireless headphones for under $200
Ever since Beats by Dre dropped back in 2008, the floodgates have opened and there seems to be a new pair of wireless, Bluetooth headphone coming out every other month. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to pull together a quick list for not only the best but the best wireless headphones for under $200.
If we didn't have the price cap, then our list probably would have also included a pair of the V-Moda Crossfade’s which retail for a whopping $40,000. Or perhaps, we would have featured this pair of diamond encrusted Beats that Lil Wayne sports from time to time. But for those of us who are a little more price conscious, we’ve pulled together a list of (in our opinion) the 10 best wireless headphones you can buy for $200.
OK – so maybe they’re not the absolute best quality headphones available. But they do look pretty cool and easily connect with iPhones and Apple Watches for those of us who use other Apple products. They also come with a sleek little carrying case that charge the headphones while they’re safely tucked away in your pocket. One of the biggest downsides to these headphones is if the regular Apple EarPods don’t fit, these probably won’t fit either.
The Powerbeats by Dre come right in under the $200 price point and are personally what we use here at The Sitch. They still work great with Apple devices and deliver a great base when compared to the AirPods. If you read reviews online, then you’ll probably see mixed ratings depending on where you go. Overall they do a great job when walking around or exercising. They can be a bit awkward to wear at times but we’ve found that if you keep the wire in the front of your neck, then you’re less subject to tugging (yes, you do look kind of weird with the string there).
While a bit larger than the first two pairs of headphones, the BackBeat Pro 2s by Plantronics is not a bad pair of headphones. Unlike the Bose SoundSport headphones, these do have active noise canceling, which will help you hear better in loud environments. This newer model is also a bit slimmer than its predecessor and has built-in sensors that will pause and resume the music when you take the headphones off.
Another over-the-head pair of wireless headphones, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless headphones is a worthy Bose competitor at a better price. These wireless headphones do have noise cancelling technology that will do a decent job at muffling outside sounds. While they’re comfortable for shorter listens, you may have to make some slight adjustments over prolonged periods of time to give your ears a little air.
These small wireless headphones are said to have better sound quality than Apple’s AirPods and go for about the same price. They also last 5 hours on a single charge, similar to the AirPods. If you want to save $20, then you can get the Elite 65t version but the more expensive “active” pair come waterproof. These little things are also Alexa enabled for those of you who frequently use the Echo or Dot.
Coming in $10 cheaper than Apple’s AirPods, these earbuds by Bose pack quite a punch for such smaller headphones. They also come in three sizes and while they feel to fit loosely, they still stay securely in place. The only downside for these headphones is that they do seem to let a lot of ambient noise in and aren’t the best for noisier environments.
If you only have a hundred dollars to spend on a new pair of headphones, then this is probably the pair to get. While the BeatsX is the cheapest line of headphones Beats offers, they’re still not bad for what they are. And if you’re an Apple user, then these headphones, similar to the AirPods and other Beats products, will easily sync with your phone and/or Apple Watch.
Ok, so if you can’t find $100 for a new pair of headphones, then these are the next best thing to the BeatsX. The OnePlus Bullets Wireless fit comfortably and securely, sound very good for the price and come with a nice carrying case. Unlike their Beats counterpart, they don’t seem to have the quality base sound that one may want. One cool feature about these headphones is the magnetic control. In order to turn them on and off – all you need to do is bring them together and pull them back apart.
Coming in four different color options, the Sony WF-SP700N Wireless In-Ear Sports Headphones are really lightweight and sound good for wireless headphones. The Sony app also has a variety of custom settings that you can tailor to your liking and they do a pretty good job of canceling out ambient noise. Unfortunately, they will only last three hours on a single charge.
If you only have $50 to spend on a pair of headphones, then these are probably your best bet. The JBL Endurance Sprint headphones fit pretty securely and comfortably in your ears. They also happen to be waterproof and have a few cool touch controls. For the price, these headphones actually sound pretty darn good.
Ok, so that wraps up our list of best wireless headphones to buy if you’re only looking to spend $200. Let us know in the comments sections below if there are any other headphones that you think are worth the feature. And be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more tech comparisons and othe