6 Best Headphones for Every Budget

Turn up the music and have a jam-out sesh because we have the lowdown on headphones ranging from worth-the-splurge to wallet-saving.

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The Most Budget-Friendly: heyday Wired In-Ear Headphones

We all know headphones seem to have a knack for disappearing. The solution, other than being extra responsible, is buying a pair that won't break the bank even if you have to rebuy them once they've been misplaced. Enter these trendy earbuds from Target. Available in five modern colors and complete with a carrying case, these headphones will look good, sound good, and make sure your wallet stays happy. ($15; target.com)


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Won't Wreck Your Wallet: Sony ZX Series On-Ear Headphones

Over-ear headphones are commonly associated with a hefty price; that's why when we found this pair by Sony we had to pinch ourselves. At only $16 these high-quality headphones deliver powerful audio thanks to their 30mm drivers and feature a plush ear cushion for optimal comfort when listening. Available in white or black and with an optional protection plan, buying these headphones is a no-brainer. ($16, usually $20; bestbuy.com)


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Under $50: SoundMAGIC Noise Isolating Earphones

With 775 customer reviews and a four-star rating, these moderately priced headphones are worth checking out. Made of an all metal earphone construction, these headphones boast great durability. One reviewer wrote, "The sound quality of these earphones is outstanding!" At just $35, we suggest you try them out for yourself. ($35; amazon.com)

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A Mid-Priced Option: Urbanears Plattan 2 Headphones

Block out the world around you without breaking your budget thanks to the noise-canceling design of these headphones from Urban Outfitters. The $50 over-ear headphones feature a fabric-wrapped cord, comfortable ear cushions, and a flexible 3-D hinge, so you can fold them up and take them on the go. Available in gray, navy, and white, we recommend this pair for anyone looking for a great mid-priced option. ($50; urbanoutfitters.com)

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Worth the Investment: Happy Plugs Wireless Headphones

Bluetooth compatible, these wireless headphones won't hold you back from a killer workout—they offer up to five hours of listening time. And thanks to the remote functions attached to the headphones, you can easily skip from one song to the next with the click of a button. Complete with a sleek modern look, these headphones are selling out fast so don't hesitate to grab your pair. ($90; anthropologie.com)


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The Most Splurge-Worthy: Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Last but not least, a headphone roundup would be incomplete without a pair of Beats. These iconic splurge-worthy headphones have a high price point that matches their outstanding quality. This high-tech pair can now take calls and activate Siri along with control your music thanks to the multifunction on-ear controls. Additionally, this bluetooth set boasts up to 40 hours of battery life making them perfect to transition directly from work to workout. (from $159; amazon.com)


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