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This is the best pair of Bluetooth earbuds I’ve tried for under $50 to date

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.ZaggIt's hard to know exactly what to expect out of budget audio equipment.After a certain price point, quality improves very little, but brands have to get creative to coax high fidelity out of headphones under $100, and especially under $50.IFrogz impressed me with its Impulse Wireless headphones last year, which had a smart...

Bose Soundsport Wireless review: The Bluetooth earbuds that finally converted me

In my search for a set of Bluetooth earbuds, I didn't expect Bose would come out on top. Having tried Jaybird's X3s and Freedoms, as well as the JLab Epic2s, Bose's offering seemed overpriced, unattractive, and offered inferior longevity compared to most competitors. But after over a week of using the Soundsport Wireless, they've easily become my go-to earbuds, despite their middling battery life and high price tag.Excellent comfort, compelling audio, and a great app experience make up for...

Optoma NuForce BE2 review: The best Bluetooth earphones in this price range

I am very cynical about Bluetooth audio these days. Even if the sound is good, the battery life sucks, the buds themselves aren't comfortable, and so on. However, I think I finally found a product that actually meets a lot of the criteria that make a good pair of Bluetooth earphones. Optoma's NuForce BE2 is made for athletes; it packs an IPX5 rating, decent sound, and a nice 10-hour battery life span all for $50.These are now the standard by which I will measure other wireless earphones (in...

Sound Advice: Bluetooth headphones are a cheap price to pay to keep spouse happy

Q: I am looking for Bluetooth headphones to use when playing games on my iPad while in bed late at night, so the sound doesn't disturb my wife. Are there any affordable models you would specifically recommend for this purpose?A: I tested two new models recently that would be well-suited to your needs. They will work fine with music, too.Starting at $35 are the BlueVibe AirBand headphones from GoGroove. They are aptly named — they closely resemble a hairband with small rectangular earpads...