Finding the best Bluetooth headphones under 100 dollars wasn’t easy. When you get to the $50-100 price range products, features, and specs all start to blend together. It’s one of the most competitive product categories online today. The fact that huge demand still exists for unwired headphones and earbuds further complicates things. Thankfully, our team of reviewers has selected the best of the lot so you don’t have to.
Let’s face it, a hundred bucks is a good chunk of change to spend on headphones. The sub-$100 market is not as popular as our roundup of best Bluetooth earbuds on the market today, simply due to the fact that you will be making compromises on battery life, sound quality, or both. Fear not! We’ve invested time to find the diamonds in the rough. Now let’s save some Benjamins…
1. Best Bluetooth headphones under 100 dollars: Sony over ear Bluetooth headphones with bass boosting technology
Sony is an audio brand everybody knows. But in the headphones space they have been taking a good old fashioned beating from companies like Beats and Skullcandy. We’re pleased to say Sony shines in the sub-$100 price category with their over ear solution. Not only are the Sony Bluetooth headphones a good value, they sound absolutely amazing. Combined with an emphasis on color options and overall style and we’re sold at first listen.
2. xFyro XS2 Wireless Earbuds with Portable Charging Case
A complete audio solution with portable charging case that doubles as a smartphone charger with free shipping on Amazon.com, Prime eligible.
Eking in at just under $100, xFyro is making a name for itself with recent appearances on our best Bluetooth battery life list as well. Sure, it’s barely making the sub-$100 category, but the tiny, colorful, waterproof, and just plain fun earbuds deserve the recognition. xFyro earbuds will never live up to the loudness and bass quality of some of the over ear headphones in this list, but that’s OK if your game is more about portability and aerodynamic style and less about that “over ear DJ” look (which we firmly believe is also very cool). If you’re in the market, give xFyro a chance, you won’t be disappointed.
Traditionally Skullcandy has been a too cool for school renegade newcomer selling in the lower end of the price spectrum. That said their latest Bluetooth headphones are a surprising treat. Skullcandy maintains their legacy of outrageous (and truly fun) color combinations with the Grind while adding in best in class sound and Bluetooth capabilities. The end result is a product that matches the best when it comes to doing the job of delivering great audio and giving you a unique cool factor you just can’t find in other brands. A word of warning: The more exotic Skullcandy colors often sell out, never to return.
I just want to clarify: this article is not sponsored by Sony. They make the list twice because it seems the best Bluetooth headphones under 100 dollars category is right in their wheelhouse. Our second sub-$100 Sony product is a pair of Bluetooth earbuds, and if you want the best earbud style listening experience in the price range these should be your first choice. They also feature active noise cancelling, which we cover further in our list of best noise cancelling earbuds. The sound is deep and rich with an overall comfort factor in many different ear shapes. It also doesn’t hurt that Sony’s Bluetooth earbuds come in the same attractive shade of red as their over ear product. Why not buy the matching set?
When you buy a pair of Sennheiser headphones you know two things: 1) You’ll be getting what may be the best sounding pair of headphones in the world. 2) You’ll be paying at least $300 for said headphones. Thankfully, Sennheiser has decided to allow us mere mortals to afford their wireless solution. These headphones offer Sennheiser quality sound, technology, and legendary warranty, but with one minor detail: These wireless headphones are RF, not Bluetooth. I am well aware you came here to read about Bluetooth headphones. But RF is a totally viable and often superior (depending on your listening preferences) technology that is ignored in many recent products. Sennheiser claims it offers as good or better audio quality than Bluetooth, and comes with a very handy charging dock. While Sennheiser loses out in style points, the RS120 is an amazing value in the under $100 category.
The Synchros are an outstanding offering from JBL, if you can find them in stock. JBL has created a product that seems to be very good in all categories while failing to be excellent in any one. Don’t get us wrong – the Synchros are an excellent pair of headphones. There’s just something a little bit more that we’re looking for to move this tried and true brand a little farther up the list. The folding high tech inspired design and rugged components all add to the charm of the product and makes for a very nice total package. Coming in on the low end of the price spectrum for our best Bluetooth headphones under 100 dollars list also helps us endorse JBL’s Synchros as an outstanding product.