Who doesn't like a killer deal? Especially when it's for something as critically important as your music. Over 20 years of professionally evaluating and objectively audio testing all kinds of headphones at varying prices, our HeadRoom team has learned you don't have to sacrifice as much sound quality as you'd think when the funds are slightly limited. Listed below are some excellent affordable headphone choices priced under $80 (and many under $50) that are bound to please both your budget and your deeply music-loving ears.
Watch our video outlining five of our affordable headphone favorites.
Just to begin with, if you're an audiophile or music lover and don't own any headphones at all -- or have not heard headphones in eons -- you should at least try a pair of Grado SR60i -- it may be the most fun you've had with your stereo gear for only $79! The Koss Porta Pro offers very much the same level of sound quality in a smaller, more portable design for a ridiculous $49 dollars. For only $20 bucks there is pretty much no way you can go wrong with the Koss KSC-75 clip-on style headphones. The incredible Sennheiser HD201 are easily the best sounding 'full-size' cans under $35. The Sennheiser CX 300 II's are an excellent all-purpose in-ear headphone offering For your recording, studio and pro monitoring applications, the Superlux HD668B is spectacular headphone bargain with a clarity and easy efficiency that also makes your personal listening experience an inexpensive audio joy.