CNET Top 5 – Headphones under $50

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When it comes to sound quality, a little money can go a long way. Here are CNET’s top-rated headphones that cost less than $50.

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Nicholas Whiteley says:

+CNET Can you please a similar on headphones <$50 with a mic? Also I have to say the EarPods you get with the iPhone aren't too bad though

Bernard Lim says:

God damn it! 1:18 the picture is a Koss proDJ100 Not ATH-M30

Jada Byrd says:

What do some of my fellow audiophiles think of this list ? Would love to
hear your opinions 

Diego Mendoza says:

My JVC Xtreme Xplosives over the ear are awesome! Got them at Wal-Mart for

Corinn Heathers says:

Those Pannies have some of the worst sibilance in the highs I’ve ever heard
and the mids are basically absent they’re so notched. They aren’t good by
any stretch of the imagination.

Failbilly Extreme says:

I rather buy a 200$ over ear headphone because MOST 200$ over ear
headphones will sound good

Jack Morgan says:

I’ve got those Panasonic headphones and i’m telling you now you can do a
lot better for the price. They look like workman’s ear defenders, they are
really uncomfortable and don’t sound too good.

TheWolfHowling says:

I don’t think that I have ever used the in-ear headphones that came in the
box with the device mainly because I really hate earbuds. They either are
always falling out or the actually hurt a little bit as you shove them into
your ear canal

Werner Schott says:

Losers…the smart phone was invented by Apple…called the iphone.

terence w says:

i love panasonic. unrated brand

Renegade0056 says:

#1. Klipsch Image S4i II. 

Solitaire001 says:

An interesting video but if you do an updated video I’d recommend doing a
separate one for the three major classes of headphones: Over Ear, On Ear,
and In Ear.

tankerbulldog says:

damn, i thought i read the title correctly and that it said HEADPHONES

Dorky Duck says:

These are not headphones, they are earphones…..

speshalx00 says:

two of these were earphones not head phones. they have different names for
a reason.

ShikataGaNai100 says:

Apparently someone needs to explain the difference between headphones and

max evans says:

the panasonics they showed first you can get for less than $3 on amazon
(with Prime). They’re worth all of the $3 you spend for them, maybe even 6
or 7

K.R.M productions. says:


Linguistador says:

The Panasonic RP-HTX7 (number one on this list) lasted me close to seven
years. They worked well until recently, when the sound finally began to
crackle because of damage to the wires from regular use. I had them jumbled
in my bag for ages, so I’m impressed by the quality for the price.

leahmiya365 says:

So far the Audio Technica ATH-M50 is one of the best sounding headphone
I’ve tried. Lots of good reviews for this headphone. Amazon got them on
sale now –

barish tareen says:

xb 500 is the best under 60 euro (65-70$)

DangerProductions101 says:

Check out my review of the Sony MDR-XB500s on my channel!

josef959 says:

dat irony

zBombed says:

Bass and treble?

Frank Shang says:

I picked up a 20 pound sony on amazon which sound amazing!

Frugal5Com says:

You can get really great earbuds for under $30, we did hours of research
and came up with the following as the best for the money: #1 Sony
MDREX10LP/BLU In-Ear – $12 #2 JVC HAFX1X Xtreme-Xplosivs – $17 #3 JVC
HAFX40B Carbon Nanotube Coated – $18 #4 Panasonic RP-HJE350-K SLIMZ – $20
#5 Philips SHE6000/28 In-Ear Surround Sound – $22

Brickabyte says:

yeah.. My second hand $2 earbuds which I picked up on a flea market is
better than trash by dre…

Breyon Wilson says:

I have the Panasonic earbud and believe me they are very awesome

Eric Harman says:

Panasonic RPHT360 over the ear headphones. $20- $25. Amazing sound.

therager269 says:

Id rather buy turtle beaches ~_~

EmotionalJellyfish says:

In the bin

James Browning says:

this is true i will give you an example of beat headphones Bass 400% Mids
0% Highs 5% (if you know anything about headphones you know that this

max pendley says:

panasonic anything is crap.

Kyle Bachand says:

anyone else notice that the audio technicas have the koss logo on the first

nayte23 says:

jesus doesn’t exist, stop trying to include everyone in your stupid

Ty Siharat says:

Earbuds.. are made for put up your butts. lol

AlaskanBuIIWorm says:

What about Skullcandy or Urbanears?

martin guadron says:

I would reccomend the skullcandy smokin buds there 30 bucks untanglable
wire variety of stylish color from blue to pink and best audio experience
from this price range which is rrally good!

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