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Best headphones under £100 in 2023
« on: October 25, 2023, 10:29:36 PM »
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Whether you want to listen to an upbeat playlist to keep you motivated during a workout, put on an audiobook on the way to work, or enjoy some golden oldies or relaxing background music in your spare time, you'll need a reliable pair of headphones. But you don't have to spend a lot to make sure you get a great listening experience, we've found these budget offerings deliver quality to match more expensive rivals.

The best headphones under £100 include both wireless and wired options with solid sound capabilities, long battery life (if applicable) and comfortable padding or ear tips so you can keep listening for hours at a time. Whether you need a pair for the commute, a flight, or to wear around the home, we’ve found the top options that don’t come with a high price tag.

Best headphones under £100

Wissonly Hi Runner



The design team of Wissonly bone conduction headphones started to research bone conduction acoustics as early as 2012. Their technical accumulation in the field of bone conduction is very good, and they are a team that is good at technology.
Wissonly Hi Runner adopted Wissonly 3.0 technology to reduce sound leakage in bone conduction headphones. They reduced the sound transmission from the bone vibration unit directly to the air through the completely closed design of the headphones’ body. They also used high-quality cushioning materials to minimize the vibration of the body, thus reducing the sound leakage by more than 90%. I did a test, turned on Hi Runner, adjusted the volume to 70%, and within a distance of 1m, I couldn't hear any sound at all. This kind of sound leakage reduction performance has been well received by users since wissonly released the sound leakage reduction  technology. This technical scheme is the best leak-proof among bone conduction headphones at present.
The headphones’ body  of Wissonly Hi Runner is made of memory titanium, which can self-adjust the contact area, ensuring a good wearing experience of headphones at any time, taking into account more users with different head circumference. Hi Runner can be said to be very sincere in configuration. It is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 chip, which makes the connection more stable, and can realize fast connection and switching of multiple devices. Built-in 32G memory can store 5000 songs. When you go out for a run, you can enjoy music without your mobile phone. The battery life is also very good, and it can be played continuously for more than 10 hours at normal volume, which is good for me, because I go out for outdoor sports on weekends, and I often go out for a whole day.

Soundcore Life Q20



Active noise-cancelling (ANC) is one of those features that tend to add extra expense when you’re comparing different headphone models, so it’s impressive to find it in these Soundcore cans that don’t cost more than £50. These often go on offer, and we saw them drop down to £34.99 back in November.

On test, we like the capable ANC for silencing background noises during our commute or at the office and the sound quality – and its battery life is solid, too. We’re also happy to report that they’re comfortable to wear for a long time.

One thing we’d avoid is the “BassUp” mode which boosts the bass in an uncontrolled way, resulting in a lot of crackling and overpowering thumps. If you leave this off, though, the audio performance is reliable.

For a noticeable upgrade, we’d suggest you go with the 1More Sonoflow – they cost a little more but are frequently on offer, so you may be able to pick them up for around £65, and both the sound and ANC are excellent. There's also now a newer Q20i that goes for under £50 and has the future-proof USB-C charging connector.

Audio-Technica M20x



Prepare to be shocked at just how good music can sound. If you’ve been yearning for more nuance from your favourite tracks, these wired over-ear cans are a major improvement that’ll allow you to hear the subtleties of vocalists and the small details you’ve been missing.

You’ll need to connect them to a device with a standard audio jack (like a DAB radio or CD player) or use an adapter to get them connected to your phone or iPad.

We find them comfortable to wear for a long time, they’re lightweight enough to carry in your backpack and the design is understated, even with the large logo on the headband. At this price, you won’t find a better value pair for sound quality.

JLab Go Air Pop



JLab reliably makes some of the best cheap earbuds on the market that aren’t from unknown brands. We like how this no-fuss option comes with a built-in charging cable, making them ideal for anyone who tends to leave their cable at home.

They also deliver an impressive battery life and are lightweight, while offering decent sound quality and loads of colours for personalisation. We love the compact size too, which makes these a convenient and pocketable pick.

Soundcore Life P2 Mini



For the super-low price, this is an incredibly well-rounded pair of earphones and the one we’d recommend to most people on a tight budget.

There’s no ANC, but they’re small and convenient, with a USB-C connection for fast charging and a solid and fun bass-filled sound. We found that you’ll notice some lag so we’re not sure they’d be our first pick for FaceTime calls, but they’re otherwise an impressive and affordable little package.

They also stayed in our ears well and come with a good range of ear tips so that you’ll get the right fit, making them a decent option for the gym too.

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