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7 Affordable Yet Good-Quality Wired Earphones to Buy Online

Updated on July 12, 2020
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Nikhil is a BCA graduate by education and a technical writer by passion and choice. He loves staying up to date with the latest technologies

Overview

For the past couple of years, people of all ages have shifted from using the wired headset to the wireless earphones or earbuds. However, even today, you will see most of them are still keeping the wired ones as their daily driver for various reliable reasons.

The long-durability, affordability, and overall satisfying experience are some of the top reasons that may have prevented them from chasing the trends.

So, if you think you're also one of them, then this post is for you.

So, without any further wait, let's have a look at some of the best yet affordable wired headphones you can buy online for multi-purpose use:

High-Quality Yet Budget-friendly Wired Earphones

1. Infinity Zip 100

The first earphones we have on the list are the all-new Infinity Zip 100. For those unaware, Infinity is a sub-category audio brand of Harman, which makes JBL and AKG earphones for Samsung. If you're on a tight budget of under around $7, then this can be one of the best choices of wired earphones for you.

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It comes with a 9 mm driver configuration, which produces well, if not exceptional, sound quality.

The company has also provided a multi-purpose button through which you can pause, play, or skip a soundtrack, or pick a call. It features a 1.2m-long flat cable with an angled 3.5mm connector.

Pros:

  • Comfortable fit in most of the human ears
  • Bass quality is satisfying
  • Some people may like the flat cable

Cons:

  • No volume buttons
  • No support for Siri or Google Assistant

Price: $ 6.9 (approx.)

2. JBL C50HI Wired Earphones

Although these are new in the market, they are priced comparatively reasonable for the features and specs they come with.

JBL C50HI earphones are lightweight, and you will feel comfortable even when using it for a very long time. It also features a universal button for managing your calls along with a mic.

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When it comes to sound quality, they produced higher vocals, but the bass doesn't feel genuine.

By that, I mean the bass is overly tuned, which seems unnatural to ears. If you like enjoying audio/video media on genuine bass, then it may disappoint you.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and comfortable for longer period
  • Feature a mic along with a universal button
  • Good option if you love consuming media having vocals
  • Comes with one year warranty

Cons:

  • The bass quality doesn't sound genuine
  • Built-in material doesn't look long-lasting

Price: $ 6.5

3. Mi Earphones Basic

In my honest opinion, this is one of the best and affordable wired earphones available in the market in the under $ 6 price segment. In fact, I'm personally using this headset as my daily driver for the past one and a half years (the durability).

Also, talking about the sound quality, the Mi Earphones Basic produces excellent sound, with an equal amount of treble and bass.

Even the earbuds are also comfortable and are suitable for extended use.

On top of that, there's a multi-purpose button that you can use it to activate Google Assistant, manage calls, or adjust tracks while listening to songs. Overall, it is really a nice package earphone.

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Pros:

  • Perfect sound quality with 10mm drivers
  • Durable, aluminium alloy built-in material
  • Right-angled 3.5mm jack for better use

Cons:

  • I will let you know once I find any

Price: $ 5.5 (approx.)

4. Sony MDR-EX150AP Headphones

For people who can spend up to $ 15 on a headphone, Sony MDR-EX150AP is one of the ideal choices available online. Ignore its weird name; the earphone has a very natural sound quality, with optimum bass, vocals, and treble.

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If your phone has an equalizer, you can also adjust the settings and make the sound quality even better. However, be careful while using the headset.

It is built with a very thin, poor-quality wire that easily gets affected if not kept properly.

Therefore, if you're planning on buying this earphone, avoid stuffing it with any sharp objects in your bag or anywhere else.

Pros:

  • Excellent sound quality, with equal highs and lows.
  • The earbuds are super comfortable

Cons:

  • Poor built-quality
  • Expensive for most people

Price: $ 16 (approx.)

5. Mi Dual Driver In-ear Earphones

Launched at the end of February 2020, Mi Dual Driver Earphones is the newest one in this list. Most of the headsets have a single driver hardware configuration, which limits the clarity of treble and the overall sound quality.

But thanks to Xiaomi, that's not the case with these earphones. It has separate dual drivers fitted in the earbuds, which enhances the richness of the sound, including the bass.

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Pros:

  • Rich sound quality, including crisp vocals and deep bass
  • Tangle-free braided cable
  • Dedicated volume up and down buttons and a separate one for managing calls, or multimedia content
  • Superior built quality

Cons:

  • Only two color options available as of now

Price: $ 11.7 (approx.)

6. Realme Buds 2

Realme Buds 2 is the next value-for-money earphones in this list. Offered by Realme, the biggest direct competitor of Xiaomi, it has a decent overall build quality. Talking about its design, it has a dual tangle-free design and comes with built-in magnets for easy use.

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The company claims to have a Multi-layer Composite Diaphagram and Japan Daikoku Voice Call in the earphones along with an 11.2mm bass boost driver.

So, if you're looking for a powerful yet natural bass sound quality, this is one you should go for. It also has a dedicated three tactile buttons, including volume rockers and a button to pause, play or manage calls.

Pros:

  • Decent, long-lasting built-quality
  • Stylish, minimal design

Cons:

  • Average sound

Price: $ 6.8

7. BoAt BassHeads 100 Wired Headset

If you have a budget under $ 7, boAt BassHeads 100 headset can be one of the best picks for you. The thing you'll first notice in these earphones is its unique hawk-inspired design.

Yes, the earbuds of this headset are made in a spike-shaped pattern, which sets it apart from other headphones in the market.

Apart from this, you can bring these earphones during your gymming hours, as its sweat proof. This is the most affordable wired earphones available online in this list.

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Pros:

  • Modern design and look
  • Comfortable earbuds
  • Overall value for money

Cons:

  • No water resistant

Price: $ 6.2 (approx.)

Conclusion

Besides the headphones described above, I'm sure there are tons of other options available online. However, in my personal opinion, I found these as my best picks, especially for budget-savvy buyers.

Did I miss any good-quality yet affordable headphones to include here on the list? Well, if you think I did, don’t hesitate to mention them below, as it will surely help other readers in choosing the right wired earphones.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nikhil Sharma

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    • sachnikh profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Yes, you're right, Liz.

      The level of self-satisfaction we get from using wired headphones, especially when listening to music, cannot be replaced with wireless ones.

      I'm glad that you found this article helpful.

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      I am still using wired headphones, but I have been impressed at how much they have improved over the years. This is a very helpful article.

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