Top Picks: Best Bluetooth Headphones Under 200 Dollars

/ 01:42 AM February 03, 2019

Wireless earphones or headphones has been a craze for the past months. Of course, who wouldn’t want the convenience of not thinking about untangling wires every now and then. Some may have cost way too much but I’ve got you covered with the best Bluetooth headphones under $200.

And with the convenience of these charged-Bluetooth headphones and the portable charging case some manufacturers provide, you can even just tuck them in your jeans pocket or a small purse will do.

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Here’s a list of the best Bluetooth headphones under $200:

1. Lindy BNX-60

Lindy BNX-60

Price: $104.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: Yes
  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

The BNX-60 is a good find for a noise-cancelling and Bluetooth ready headphones that won’t rip your wallet in half. One ear has a volume control, the on/off switch and a blue light that indicates when the ANC feature is in use. The other ear has the USB input for charging, the control buttons and a Bluetooth connection light.

2. AKG Y50BT

AKG Y50BT

Price: $88.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

AKG Y50BT has been around for a while now and reviews says that its sound is amazing by a wireless standard. It’s clear and you get the instruments and vocals of a music file. The right ear cup has the buttons for control. Pairing is easy through Bluetooth, and there is no experience of any dropouts yet. And what’s interesting in this one, is when you’re done listening, the earcups swivel flat and fold inwards, small enough to fit in a coat pocket.

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3. AKG N60NC

AKG N60NC

Price: $99.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: Yes
  • Battery Life: 30 hours
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

It’s said to be the most compact and convenient pair of noise-cancelling headphone. It also has an excellent fit and can last up to 30 hours if the noise-cancelling is turned off. Bass delivery is excellent with detailed vocals and is totally comfortable for an all-day wear.

4. Bose SoundSport Wireless

Bose SoundSport Wireless

Price: $149.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery Life: 6 hours
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

Of course, Bose won’t miss the list. This is a more traditional wireless in-ear headphone with a neckband cable incorporating a remote housing part-way down. The soft fitting silicone rubber hook makes it a good and secure choice for the gym. The sound quality is also detailed and smooth. The only con would be the battery life.

5. Jabra MOVE Wireless

Jabra MOVE Wireless

Price: $64.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • Charging: USB cable
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

The headphones are on top in terms of its durability. Its stainless-steel headband is adjustable for comfort and is covered in a dirt-resistant fabric for durability. Earcups are matt-textured plastic and you’ll find a power switch on the right ear. On the left then is a wire input so if the battery runs out, you can plug the device with a standard connector.

6. Creative Sound Blaster Jam

Creative Sound Blaster Jam

Price: $41.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Charging: USB cable
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

Considered as the best one in terms of budget concerns, this headphone is from a company who is known for making computer sound cards and sweeping their way now to headphones. For its price, it does its job of crisp and clear sounds as long as you do not push the volume all the way up. But of course, for the price, the ear cup padding for example is relatively thin and the headphones doesn’t fold so it’s not very convenient for travels.

7. Bose SoundSport Free

Bose SoundSport Free

Price: $199.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery Life: —
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

Apart from the Bose product a while ago, this headphone is just a dollar cheap from the $200 budget but it’s worth every penny. If Apple Airpods is the best for the said brand, this Bose product is the best for android phones out there. This tiny headphone sound amazingly great and is a comfortable fit and sweat-resistant. It also has its controls on the tiny earbuds themselves.

8. SteelSeries Arctis 7

SteelSeries Arctis 7

Price: $134.00

Specifications:

  • Noise-cancelling: No
  • Battery Life: 24 hours
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

Any gamers out there? Hassle no more from the limited space wired headphones give you. These headphones are names as the best one for gaming. SteelSeries itself has the history of making solid, quality peripherals for professional video games. They’re super comfortable, with a suspension-style headband, breathable over-the-ear cups and of course, these headphones won’t betray you as it has a 24-hour long battery life. It also has a retractable microphone perfect for in-game chatting. It perfectly works for any gaming console and PCs as well.

9. Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Price: $150.00

Specifications:

  • Noise cancelling: Yes
  • Battery life: —
  • Charging: USB cable
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

Sennheiser headphones is compared to Bose’s but of course the quality and comfortableness isn’t at the same level. However, these headphones are foldable for convenience, and its sound quality is also great, it serves you for the price you paid. And it has a synthetic leather material covering which makes it sleek and chic.

10. Beats X

Beats X

Price: $120.00

Specifications:

  • Noise cancelling: Yes
  • Battery life: 8 hours
  • Charging: USB cable
  • Built-in mic and controls: Yes

Probably the budget friendly headphones from Beats is its BeatsX. What’s great in this one is that it has a Fast Fuel that a 5-minute charge can give you up to 2 hours of playback even when the battery’s low. It’s also pocket friendly due to its Flex-Form. Beats also features clear sound with an optimized noise isolation for a great listening experience. And probably for the price you’ll be paying, this will be very worth it. It doesn’t leak sound, unlike other headphones. The good thing as well is that Beats can be partnered with Apple products like your iPhone and you can access Siri as well through the headphones.

Found your rightful headphones, yet? Hopefully, through this article your search will be over.

Note: All products are reviewed for a certain amount of time and are based from the tester’s experience.

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