We Found 'Em: 10 Headphones For Any Budget

The newest headphones on the market look good, sound great and -- excepting a few splurgy picks -- won't break the bank. Time to unplug those free smartphone earbuds!

Outdoor Tech Privates

Outdoor Tech

We’re not sure what the best thing about these Privates headphones from Outdoor Tech is -- the touch-control Bluetooth that keeps you connected for over 10 hours, the canvas headband, the easy-fold design or the fact that it comes in cool colors like mustard yellow and turquoise.

To Buy: $99.95 at Outdoor Tech

Tylt Tunz


Earbuds that don’t actually fit in your ears are super annoying, which is why we love these stereo earbuds, which come with three sizes of super soft, lightweight, Active Gels to fit any ear canal perfectly. Bonus: They come with a flat, silicone cable that resists tangling.

To Buy: $39.99 at Tylt

Beats by Dre Studio

Beats by Dre

We don’t have to tell you that Beats by Dre are cool, seeing as these are the headphones that pretty much everyone you know is wearing. The 2013 Studio headphones boast the sleek style and banging sound you’d expect from Beats, and come with a built-in microphone so you can make and take calls, as well as a protective carrying case to keep them looking shiny and new.

To Buy: $299.95 at Beats by Dr. Dre

Polk Nue Era

Polk Audio

Like a pair of your favorite shoes or handbag, these pretty Polk Nue Era earbuds go with everything. Created with both form and function in mind, the silicone ear tips mold to your ears shape, while the Dynamic Balance driver makes for high-performance, realistic sound.

To Buy: $99.95 at Polk Audio

Monster iSport Freedom


Consider these headphones your new workout buddy: sweatproof and anti-microbial, with an over-the-ear design, these wireless headphones were engineered to take a beating during any activity. Plus, you can wear them with goggles, glasses or even helmets -- so you can stay safe while you rock out.

To Buy: $279.99 at Monster 

Frends Ella


Like jewelry for your headphones, these Frends Ella earbuds are delicate and subtle. Handcrafted by a collective of artists with a mission to combine style and substance, you’ll appreciate details like the soft-touch fabric cord and vintage-inspired design -- as well as the natural, warm sound from the premium 13mm driver.

To Buy: $99 at WearEFrends

Bose QuietComfort 20


Block out the world with these in-ear, noise-canceling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 20 earbuds come with proprietary processing to keep out even the loudest external noise. Best of all, an Aware mode lets you tune back in to the sound you need -- without turning off your tunes -- with a tiny flip of a switch, so you’ll never miss that important airport announcement.

To Buy: $299.95 at Bose

Skullcandy Aviator - Tortoise


Serious listening experience or sophisticated fashion statement? These tortoiseshell headphones are both! Retro design meets upscale sound quality -- and an in-line remote control that doubles as a microphone to make or take calls. Love!

To Buy: $149.95 at Skullcandy

Sol Republic Tokidoki Tracks HD

Sol Republic

This funky headphone design is the brainchild of Italian artist Simone Legno (ie: Tokidoki), and is based on Japanese street design. Colorful, young and fun, you’ll also get high definition sound and extra wide ear cushions paired with a reasonable price tag.

To Buy: $149.95 at Sole Republic

Kidz Gear Volume Limit

Kidz Gear

Slap some age-appropriate headphones on your children the next time they want to crank up Justin Bieber. These Kidz Gear Volume Limit headphones limit the volume to about 80 percent of the maximum volume of full-sized headphones, so they can’t harm little ears. And they come in fun, kid-approved colors: pink, orange, blue, green and purple.

To Buy: $19.99 at Kidz Gear

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