Best Headphones Under $50

They often say you get what you pay for. However, although premium offerings like Oppo’s PM-1 and Samung’s Level-Over headphones offer excellent sound and comfort, they’re not always the easiest on your wallet. Thankfully, there’s a bevy of quality offerings from the likes of Panasonic and AudioFly for those of you looking for admirable sound, a suitable fit, and in-line controls, all on a shoestring budget. They don’t rival the best of the best in terms of sound quality — again, these are the best headphones under $50 — but they will put your Earpods or the headphones that came with your smartphone to shame without the fear of loss, wash, or wear. Picking them up a second time is just as affordable, so consider yourself lucky should you have to.