Call them earbuds, earphones, in-ear headphones, or whatever else you want, the bottom line is that the in-ear form factor is the most popular headphone form factor in the world. Earbuds are lightweight and comfortable, and they can easily be stowed away just about anywhere when you’re not using them to listen to your favorite music or podcasts. Of course like anything else, not all earbuds are created equal and that’s why we’re going to show you the best affordable options out there for anyone in search of new earbuds.

Best wired option

Some people think you need to spend a lot of money to get good sound quality out of earbuds, but we can assure you that’s not the case. In fact, you’ll be shocked at how affordable our pick is for the best wired earbuds out there. Bluetooth is all the rage right now, but there are still millions upon millions of people out there who just want simple wired earbuds so they don’t have to worry about having yet another device to charge. If that describes you, we highly recommend the MuveAcoustics Drive Wired in-Ear Earbud Headphones.

Best Bluetooth option

Bluetooth earbuds can be even more difficult to pick out than wired earbuds because there are just so many different options out there. Lucky for you, we’ve tested dozens and dozens of different models in our quest to pick a clear favorite. We landed on the Mpow Flame Bluetooth Earbuds for several different reasons. They sound great, they have a slick design, and they’re very comfortable even after hours of listening. On top of all that, they’re water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about ruining them even during the most intense workouts.

Best true wireless option

True wireless earbuds are the latest craze in headphones and they really are worthy of all the hype. You will never find earbuds as lightweight as cord-free earbuds, making them ideal for lengthy listening sessions. If you’re in search of a pair that offer good sound quality and battery life at a very affordable price point, you definitely need to check out the Enacfire E18 True Wireless Earbuds.

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