Headphones are the type of tech in which their owners usually fall into one of two categories. Either you are easy to please and not really bothered about quality as long as they work, or the complete opposite and you are an audiophile who has to have the best of the best.
If your a member of the latter, its possible you may own a pair of high end earphones by Beats, Bose, Sennheiser and others on the market. When it comes to this type of thing the general ideology is that the higher price equals better quality.
Surprisingly this is not always the case as our list of good quality cheap earphones will show. We’ve picked some of the best value budget earphones, headphones and earbuds you can buy for under £30 – in no particular order.
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TaoTronics Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
The TaoTronics Bluetooth Stereo Sports Headphones feature the latest Bluetooth 4.2 technology which provides quick and easy pairing with all of your Bluetooth enabled audio devices such as smartphones, tablets and more. The built in mic and inline controls provide hands-free phone conversations whilst on the go.
They feature the Qualcomm aptX audio codec which provides pure, hi res audio CD-like quality sound providing a fantastic experience for your listening pleasure.
With up to 6 hours of continuous talk / music time and up to 175 hours of standby from a single charge you shouldn’t find yourself without power throughout your day.
Sony MDRZX310 Foldable Headphones
Featuring a lightweight folding design that enables the headphones to fold flat, the Sony MDRZX310 wired headphones are perfect for those of us who prefer the over-ear type of headphone, but find it a nuisance to store them away when not it use.
Available in various colour options (red, blue, lime green, white) you’re sure to find a look to suit your individual personality and style.
With a 30mm driver unit and a wide frequency response (10-24 kHz) and padded earcups for comfortable listening, they are easily able to provide powerful bass and clear sound quality.
SoundPEATS Q30 Magnetic Wireless Headset
With the aptX advanced audio codec, the SoundPEATS Q30’s produce rich, full sound while providing the convenience of wireless Bluetooth streaming supporting A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, and HFP profiles.
They will give you up to 8 hours talk time / music time and up to 100 hours of standby time from a single charge. Speaking of charging, they are fully charged in about 1-2 hours.
Their magnetic design allows you to attach the two earbuds together like a necklace around your neck when not in use keeping them safe. A selection of customisable accessories are also included making this a great value package.
Skullcandy Uproar Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
For those who like to be different, the Skullcandy Uproar Wireless Bluetooth Headphones are available in various funky colour options with synthetic leather ear pillows making them comfortable to wear all day long.
All day long you hear us say, well with a 10 hour battery life you’re good to go. Bluetooth connectivity will keep the Skullcandy Uproar headphones connected to your device within a range of up to 33 feet.
Taking calls and controlling music on any Bluetooth enabled device is easy with the on board mic and multi-function remote control. Comfort and cool features make them a great choice.
JVC HA-S160-R-E FLATS Lightweight Headphones
The lightweight and comfortable JVC HA-S160-R-E FLATS feature noise-cancelling design reducing the impact of outside noise whilst in use, with 30mm neodymium driver units producing powerful dynamic audio output.
Fold flat design with an adjustable stainless steel headband and flexible, closed ear cups makes them compact enough for easy carrying and storage.
Being a wired option the 1.2 metre cable is long enough to give you freedom of movement.