These are the best wireless earbuds in terms of sound and features for less than $100
I’ve listened to many True Wireless Earbuds over the last year or so, and they seem to get better and better. They also seem to get cheaper and cheaper, which is a great thing for your wallet, especially with the holidays coming up.
A couple of years ago, a pair of Wireless Earbuds selling for less than $100 sucked pretty bad. Now, for well under a hundo, you can get a very nice set with remarkable sound, long battery life, and even good Active Noise Cancelling, which was definitely unheard of a year ago. If you’re looking for an affordable pair of TWS earphones for a commute, a run around the block, or a nice Christmas Gift, check out our list of The Best Wireless Earbuds Under $100.
Fiil T1X-The Best for Bass Lovers/Sports Enthusiasts-$49.99
What we love: The remarkably affordable and sleek Fiil T1X has a comfortable, stable fit thanks to their soft silicone ear wings/ear tips. They’re also sweatproof so that you can take them on a run without worry.
Charging is super fast, giving you about six hours of playback from a 45 min charge. They also have touch controls that are responsive and comprehensive, allowing you to adjust the volume. Most TWS buds at this price don’t.
Most importantly, their sound is super crisp, with deep and punchy bass. Even though the bass is slightly elevated, it doesn’t cloud the midrange, and the highs remain pretty detailed. If you want to adjust the sound, Fiil has an app you can use to EQ them. That’s unheard of at their price point.
What to watch for: Even though the sound is clear and detailed, they lack a little depth and transparency. However, the sound is quite engaging and better than some wired earphones around the same price.
More Info: Fiil
Buy Here: AMAZON; $49.99 (As of this writing, Extra 10% off with Coupon on Product Page)
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1-The Best Sounding Wireless Earbuds Under $100-$99.99
What we love: Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 is all about sound quality. If you want soundstage, depth, detail, and musicality, you need to check them out. CA’s goal was to make a pair of True Wireless Earphones that gave you the same exciting Hi-Fi sound as their stereo components, and they have succeeded here.
The tonal balance is excellent, no doubt a combination of well-tuned graphene-coated drivers and apt-X CD-quality Bluetooth. Melomania 1 has a layered, natural sound that is tailor-made for audiophiles.
They also have a compact charging case, long battery life (8-9 hours playback), and a pretty comfortable fit. Push-button controls make them easy to use.
What to watch for: The earpieces are heavier in the back than they are in front (lightweight overall, tho), so they don’t really have the stability needed for sports use. But they stay in your ear just fine for use on a commute or in the office.
More Info: Cambridge Audio
Buy Here: AMAZON; $99.99 (As of this writing, on sale for $89.99)
Earfun Air Pro-The Best With Active Noise Cancelling
What we love: There’s not a whole lot of True Wireless Buds with ANC for less than $100. The few I’ve heard didn’t do a great job at canceling noise. That was until I heard the brand-new Earfun Air Pro.
I reviewed the cheaper Earfun Air not too long ago, and I was impressed with the long feature list, build quality, and big, fun sound. Now they have the Air Pro, which ups the ante with excellent Active Noise Cancelling (with two levels to chose from), longer battery life, and even better sound for just a little bit more money.
BTW, they’re the only ones on this list with a wireless charging case, and they make really clear phone calls. The fit is also secure, and since they’re sweatproof, you can use them for exercise.
Another cool feature is its in-ear detection technology. This feature stops the music as soon as you take an earbud out of your ear and then restarts it when you put it back.
However, at the end of the day, this is an audio blog, and I put the most weight on how a pair of earphones sound. That being said, the Earfun Air Pro sounds great. It’s like they took all the things I loved about the regular Air and improved on it.
The sound is now more open, more balanced, more detailed, and even richer. Not only that, the midrange, a place where I thought there was room for improvement on the first model, is more expressive this time. I really enjoy their lively sound that once again sounds great with just about any music.
What to watch for: Fit/Comfort gave me pause, since they felt a little big in my ear at first, but I got used to it after a minute or so. The sound also may be a little forward for some. The Air Pros put just a little bit extra shimmer and shine on everything. I actually like the extra excitement, but if you want a more natural-sounding earphone, then you should check out the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1.
But who am I fooling? I’m nitpicking here. The Earfun Air Pro is probably the Best Wireless Earphone for 98% of people out there.
More Info: EarFun
Buy Here: AMAZON; $79.99 (As of this writing, Extra 10% off with coupon on the product page, then another 10% off with Discount Code: EFAIRPRO1 for a total 20%OFF final price $63.99)
I’m an audio writer who started as a young audio salesman/consumer electronics professional back in the late 90s. That’s where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound. My thirst for great sound has led me on a delightful music quest that continues today.