Thirty dollars is a decent amount to have to spend on new in ear headphones for your MP3 player or ipod tunes. You can get good sound quality, comfort and sound isolation for your money. Check out this shortlist of the best earbuds under $30 available in 2012.
These are chosen based on great sound with strong bass and clear crisp playback whether you are watching a movie on a tablet, listening to music on your MP3 player for catching the latest podcast or listening to an audio book on your personal entertainment device. Here are the Top 100 bestselling headphones and earbuds.
They are best-selling, top-rated are are durable, comfortable and secure. There’s nothing worse than getting great sounds from ear buds and they won’t stay in your ear properly. Once you’re in the $30 range and even the $20 earbuds come with an assortment of sizes of the ear gels so the earbud headphones fit well so they stay in even if you are exercising.
Xtreme Xplosives In Ear by JVC
These inner-ear headphones have a silicone earbud and 3.94-Ft cord with gold-plated plug. These are set up for bass so if you listen to lots of trance, techno, pop, anything with heavy bass you might like these. These include a hard case too.
Reviewers favorite features
- really comfortable, you don’t know you’re wearing them
- great frequency response (loud)
- crisp clear bass not booming
- great fit with good sound isolation
Skullcandy Titan In Ear Bud S2TTDZ-033 (Black/Black)
Titan’s custom-designed in ear headphones are hi-definition noise isolating ear buds with11mm power drivers. They come with 2 silicone gel sizes for comfortable secure fit so they stay in and an added bonus is awesome sound isolation blocking out ambient sounds for better music or pod cast listening. Frequency response: 20-20 kHz; Cable type: TPE; Cable length: 1.3m; Plug type: 3.5mm gold plated
Reviewers favorite featuresSkullcandy Titan In Ear Bud S2TTDZ-033 (Black/Black)
- great outside noise reduction
- silicon tips are easy to clean
- cord is thick and reinforced, keeps it shape
- AMAZING sound for their price range
- great sounding headphones
- crisp and clear with good bass
- cable volume control
V-MODA Remix Remote In-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphone with 3-Button Apple® Control (Blush)
If you have Apple electronics (iPhone 3GS, iPod shuffle 3G, iPod touch 2G, iPod nano 4G, 120GB iPod classic, as well as MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro) the 3-button remote and omnidirectional mic lets you adjust volume, control your music, record voice memos and answer calls.
Soft silicone fittings and detachable clip/earhooks give comfort and help these buds stay in. It has a 45 degree plug with Kevlar reinforced cable for durability.
The HD full-range sound gives a great listen and it had 24K gold
plated plugs for 3.5mm jack.
Reviewers favorite features
- Awesome sound highs are crisp and the bass is unbelievable
- hands-free microphone is very small and picks up sound well
- four earbud cushion sizes for great fit
- durable cord is heavy with less tangling
- sound extremely clear
- well worth the price tag
For thirty bucks, you have many options for personal audio. These may not suit the audiophiles but you can still get a great sound for this price point. There are other worthy contenders for your $30, like the popular JBuds J5 Earbuds-style Metal Headphone, the Creative EP-660 In Ear Noise Isolating Headphones, or the H2O Audio IE2-BK Surge 2G Waterproof Earbuds – but the ones up top are just a bit better! You can’t lose with any of these earphones.
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