Just because Apple’s wireless AirPods cost a whopping $160 doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on a Bluetooth headset. Indeed, you can snap up a sweet-sounding pair of wireless headphones or earbuds for your iPhone or Android phone for no more than $30. Read on for five of my most recent picks.
Price: $26 on Amazon
This pair of Bluetooth earbuds comes connected by a short neck strap, perfect for keeping the twin earpieces together at all times. The TaoTronics headset also boasts a noise-cancelling microphone and five hours of battery life.
Price: $16 on Amazon (73% off)
If you’re looking for an around-the-neck Bluetooth headset with a slightly more secure fit, give this model from New Trent a listen. With its adjustable ear hooks, the New Trent earphones will stay in your ears even during a vigorous workout, and you’ll get a built-in mic and eight hours of battery life to boot.
Price: $23 on Amazon (21% off)
Here’s a different take on the around-the-neck wireless headset. This Mpow Bluetooth headset puts its playback and volume controls in a thin yet sturdy neckband, meaning you won’t have to fiddle with teeny-tiny earbud controls. The 1.2-ounce neckband also gives you about 6 hours of music or talk time, and it’ll even vibrate when a call comes in.
Price: $25 on Amazon
If you’re in the market for a classic single-ear Bluetooth headset, check out this sleek earpiece from APIE. The curved design of the earbud makes for a snug, secure fit, and you also get a noise-cancelling microphone plus five hours of talk time.
Price: $18 on Amazon (61% off)
This handsome pair of adjustable “on-ear” Bluetooth headphones is perfect for music lovers who want a comfy wireless listening experience. The foldable earcups make it easy to pack the headset in a purse or knapsack, and you can expect about five hours of wireless talk or music time.
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