Wireless earbuds can be great. They sound good, they are lightweight, ultra-portable, and you also don’t have to bother with any cables. However, they can also be expensive. But they don’t have to be. If you know where to look, there are also some great cheap options. That’s why we decided to list the best wireless earbuds under 100.
We’ve got everything from bass-heavy options to more neutral-sounding, noise-cancelling, and more. And while you can’t get the best at this price point, you can still find something pretty decent. So, without any further ado, let us get right into it!
In a hurry? Here is all you need to know about our picks with a quick peek:
- TOZO NC9 – The best cheap noise canceling wireless earbuds under 100 that we could find – but the low IP rating may be something worth keeping in mind
- JLab Audio JBuds Air: Best for bassphiles at the expense of bad battery life and low IP rating
- Amazift PowerBuds: All-around a jack of all trades. Hard to go wrong with it unless you need something specific or a better IP rating than 55
- JBL Reflect Flow – Best for sports. Its great stability along with the IPX7 rating, great battery life, and audio passthrough feature make it a superb choice for sports. The only downside is its high price that fluctuates quite a bit
- TOZO T10 – Best passive noise isolation with IPX8 waterproofing. But it's pretty bad in any other aspect
- Mpow M30 – One of the best IPX8 earbuds you can get with a more balanced sound signature, decent comfort, and superb stability as well
- Shure SE215 BT2 – best cheap wireless IEM. This is pretty much the only cheap wireless monitors to grab on the cheap. Their flat sound profile makes them unusable for anyone but audiophiles, though – and they are poor as far as features are concerned
- Samsung Galaxy Buds+ – All-around one of the best cheap wireless earbuds under 100. Their horrible IP rating and mediocre noise isolation are the only things to keep in mind
- TOZO T12 – Another all-around great pick for its money. It has a bit of a bassy audio signature, though – which can definitely be a turn-off for some people
- Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 – Great choice if you want something for a little bit of everything – as long as you don't mind earbuds that rest somewhat deep inside the ear canal
- Quick Peek
- 1: TOZO NC9 – Best Cheap Noise Cancelling Earbuds
- 2: JLab Audio JBuds Air – Best Earbuds for Bassphiles
- 3: Amazfit PowerBuds – Ideal Balance
- 4: JBL Reflect Flow – Best for Sports
- 5: TOZO T10 – Best Passive Noise Isolation
- 6: Mpow M30 – Waterproof Earbuds
- 7: Shure SE215 BT2 – Best Cheap Wireless IEM
- 8: Samsung Galaxy Buds+ – Best Overall
- 9: TOZO T12 – Great Value
- 10: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 – Great for Mixed Usage
- Which True Wireless Earbuds Are Worth Buying?
- What are the Most Comfortable Wireless Earbuds?
- What are the Best Affordable Earbuds?
- Best Wireless Earbuds Under 100: Wrapping Up
1: TOZO NC9 – Best Cheap Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Noise cancelling earbuds are somewhat rare. Especially when it comes to cheaper models. And it’s no surprise since you need an air-tight seal and expensive equipment to achieve good results.
After reviewing some of the best cheap noise cancelling headphones, came to the conclusion that the TOZO NC9 are the best cheap noise cancellation earbuds that you can get.
- Wireless range: A few meters
- Battery life: About 8 hours (Up to 24 with the charging case included)
- IP Rating: IPX6
In case you are not familiar with it, noise cancellation is a technology that relies on a microphone or microphones to block outside noises. When done right, it’s much more effective than raw noise isolation – which is precisely what the TOZO NC9 tries to achieve.
As far as sound is concerned, just like most cheap earbuds, the bass is a tad bit overemphasized. And whether that’s good or not comes totally down to personal preference.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you also get IPX6 water resistance. Of course, IPX6 only means that the earbuds can withstand a few splashes. And while that’s nowhere near the best as far as waterproofing is concerned, it’s certainly much better than nothing.
The battery life is also another plus as 8 hours is above the 5-hour average that most earbuds come with. Not to mention the transparency mode which allows you to stay aware of your surroundings when necessary.
2: JLab Audio JBuds Air – Best Earbuds for Bassphiles
If you love having a ton of base into a small package, hardly anything can beat the JLab Audio JBuds Air. It may be somewhat of a weird name – but the earbuds are not.
- Wireless range: 100 meters (On a straight line of sight)
- Battery life: Almost 3 and a half hours (10x with the charging case)
- IP Rating: IP55
Of course, those of you who are into a more balanced audio profile are not going to like this pair. And the same goes for those who prefer very little bass or overemphasized highs.
The IP55 certification is no doubt not reassuring, though. IP55 means sweat-proof. So, we wouldn’t recommend using these in the rain.
Speaking of using in the rain, the JLab Audio JBuds Air are surprisingly stable earbuds. While they are not specifically advertised for sports, you can definitely use them for jogging or even more intense activities as well.
That said, one of their few downsides is battery life. With just a bit more than 3 hours of continuous usage, JLab’s offering is way below the average of what most earbuds offer.
Then again, the charging case delivers 10 more charges – which means that you are unlikely to run out of battery life while travelling. But do also keep in mind that it takes a couple of hours for the earbuds to charge.
3: Amazfit PowerBuds – Ideal Balance
When we review headphones, we often categorize them on their specific strong point. Be it sound, waterproofing, or a specific quality. The Amazfit PowerBuds, on the other hand, offer a middle line between everything. You can use them for sports or casual usage, indoors or outdoors—anything goes—except usage in wet environments since we are only looking at an IP55 rating.
- Wireless range: Unknown
- Battery life: 8 hours on average
- IP Rating: IP55
One of the most unique aspects that we haven’t seen yet in other earbuds are the magnetic ear-hooks. You can freely attach them or detach them from the earbuds depending on if you need to perform some kind of intense exercise.
That aside, there’s also heart-rate monitoring and quick charging. With just 5 minutes of charging, you get 3 hours of battery life. A full charge can take 3 hours – but that also gives you 8 hours of battery life (depending on if ANC is enabled or not).
Speaking of which, there is also active noise cancellation along with a fairly balanced sound signature. So, generally speaking, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.
The only downside that we can think of is the pricing. At $99, these barely make the cut as the best wireless earbuds under 100.
4: JBL Reflect Flow – Best for Sports
The JBL Reflect Flow come with stability fins and form a very good seal on your ears. That’s why they are so stable – which makes them great for intense activities.
And while you’d normally find them for about $150, they often go on sale for just a tad less than $100. Thus, this probably makes them one of the best, if not the best earbuds under 100 for sports.
- Wireless range: Roughly 60 meters
- Battery life: More than 8 hours
- IP Rating: IPX7
The JBL Reflect Flow also come with an IPX7 waterproof certification. And while this means that you should be able to submerge it up to a meter underwater, we obviously wouldn’t recommend such a thing. At the very least you shouldn’t have to be too worried about getting them wet while out and about.
Sound-wise, both the lows and mids are pretty balanced and that gives you smooth bass without resulting in a muddy sound. Bassphiles, however, may find them weak-sounding.
And when it comes to downsides, one of our few complaints is comfort. While we’ve never been fond of earbuds in terms of comfort, the JBL Reflect Flow, in particular, can be a little bit tough on the ears due to the stability fins, the weight, and the controls that require you to push the earbuds deeper.
But, that aside, you are looking at a pair of earbuds with great sound, waterproof design, great stability, decent noise isolation, and great battery life as well. So, if you want something good for workouts, it’s hard to go wrong with these!
5: TOZO T10 – Best Passive Noise Isolation
The TOZO T10 are some of the cheapest wireless earbuds you can ever get. Period. And despite that, they are still shockingly good for their money. For once, barely anything can compete with them in terms of passive noise isolation regardless of the price point.
- Wireless range: 30 meters
- Battery life: 3 hours or so
- IP Rating: IPX8
Shockingly enough, the TOZO T10 is actually IPX8 waterproof – which is the second highest level of waterproofing you can get, and, if memory serves right, the highest there is on earbuds. IPX8 means that you should be able to safely submerge the earbuds under more than a meter underwater without any issues. But, again, we’d recommend being careful no matter the case.
That aside, as you’d probably expect at this price point, the TOZO T10 are mediocre earbuds at best at any other category. The bass is way too over-emphasized and that results in a somewhat muddy sound – but it can still feel good in certain genres if you love strong base.
Comfort is also not the best since the ear fins are quite stiff and the controls force the earbuds into your ears.
Battery life, also bad. You can expect to get about 3 hours on a single charge and 14 more by using the charging case – which is less than average in both cases. But still very usable, though.
6: Mpow M30 – Waterproof Earbuds
IP ratings guarantee that your headphones can withstand a certain level of wetness without any issues. But only IPX7 headphones and above can handle being submerged up to a certain point without any issues. The Mpow M30 are IPX8 rated – which is the second highest IP rating there is (possibly the highest for common headphones).
And unlike the TOZO T10, these also offer a more balanced sound. They are not just full of base. So, if you are looking for a good pair of waterproof earbuds, you can hardly go wrong with these.
- Wireless range: Just under 70 meters
- Battery life: 4 hours (Up to 21 with the charging case)
- IP Rating: IPX8
That aside, there are multiple sizes of ear tips and stability fins. That makes the M30 both comfortable and extremely stable. So, if you don’t like our top sports pick, these make for a great alternative as well.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that they’ve got quite a bit of latency on both iOS and Android. This makes them a tough pick for watching YouTube videos or Netflix. But, if you have a 3rd party app that can compensate for audio to video latency, that shouldn’t be a problem.
There is also no mention of an audio passthrough features – which can be a problem if you wish to stay aware of your environment as there is decent noise isolation by default.
7: Shure SE215 BT2 – Best Cheap Wireless IEM
Most cheap earbuds aim for strong bass and offering as many features as they can. IEMs, on the other hand, (In Ear Monitors) like the Shure SE215 BT2, aim for neutral sound and great noise isolation. If you don’t like that, feel free to skip this pair.
However, if you are after “clinical” sound that’s detailed and relatively weak in terms of base, chances are you are going to love these. They offer superb bass and mid accuracy – especially for their money.
- Wireless range: 10 meters
- Battery life: Up to 10 hours
- IP Rating: None
The thing is that this is more or less all that the Shure SE215 BT2 has to offer. Great noise isolation, great battery life, and a very balanced audio signature. That’s it.
There are also onboard controls for volume, a microphone, and a carrying case. But, apart from that, you don’t get any features.
There is no charging case, no passthrough audio, no ANC, no IP rating, or anything like that. So, this is really only suitable for audiophiles who need balanced audio on the go and on the cheap with great noise isolation.
With all that said, do keep in mind that these are obviously not going to be able to compete with monitors that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. And if you are looking for wireless, ultra-low-latency monitors, you’ll probably have to spend much more than $100.
8: Samsung Galaxy Buds+ – Best Overall
Samsung’s offering used to cost much more. But now that you can get them for just under $100, we’d say that they are really hard to beat.
- Wireless range: 40+ meters
- Battery life: 12+ hours (Up to 26 with the charging case)
- IP Rating: IPX2
They are no doubt the best when it comes to audio quality, features, and possibly mixed use as well. Lows, mids, and highs are all just enough to make their presence known and no frequency is particularly overwhelming compared to the others.
Not to mention that there are built-in equalizer presets so that you’ll be able to further personalize your audio signature.
However, even if we say that the Galaxy Buds+ are great for mixed usage, that does not mean they are perfect. They’ve got plenty of downsides.
For once, there is kind of no IP rating. IPX2 isn’t even sweatproof. So, you might as well have nothing. Stay away from rain if you wish to buy these.
Noise isolation is also mediocre at best. There is no ANC and the passive noise isolation isn’t good at all for commuting.
But with that said, there is at least an audio passthrough feature that allows you to stay aware of your surroundings. Combine that with their great overall stability levels and you’ve got yourself a great recipe for working out – at least as long as there is no rain.
So, the Galaxy Buds+ may not be perfect. But they are as close as you can get when we talk about the best wireless earbuds under 100!
9: TOZO T12 – Great Value
As far as raw value is concerned, very few cheap earbuds can compete with the TOZO T12. It’s no doubt average on pretty much everything – save for noise isolation which is way above average. But that’s precisely what you’d expect from average-priced earbuds.
- Wireless range: 55 meters
- Battery life: 5+ hours (Up to 24 with the case)
- IP Rating: IPX8
The battery life of 5 hours is just about the average of what you get with most earbuds (5 to 8 hours). But add the charging case to the equation and you are looking at 24 hours – which is way more than enough for most people.
Sound signature is bassy. So, if you like something a bit more chill and balanced, definitely look into other alternatives.
The TOZO T12 are also IPX8 waterproof. You can easily use them in the rain without having to worry about damaging them. Combine that with the strong bass and decent stability (even without stability fins), and you’ve got yourself a good budget deal for intense jogging.
As we mentioned above, noise isolation is way above averaged. These are pretty good for outdoors usage – at least as long as you don’t necessarily need to stay aware of your surroundings. However, since there is no ANC, they are not that good at all when it comes to the low engine rumbles.
10: Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 – Great for Mixed Usage
Just like the Galaxy Buds+, the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 are a great choice if you need a jack of all trades. And these may still be a master of none – but they do a lot of things good enough.
- Wireless range: 40+ meters
- Battery life: 6+ hours (Up to 31 with the case)
- IP Rating: IPX5
Thanks to the multiple ear tips, most people can get a pretty good fit and great stability to the point of working out without any issues. However, since there are no stability fins, it’s worth keeping in mind that those who can’t get a good fit won’t be able to use these properly at all.
Speaking of a good fit, those go somewhat deep into your ear for the extra stability. And while that makes them a decent choice for working out, many people may find that kind of design uncomfortable.
Sound is all-around good and fairly balanced. But it’s worth keeping in mind that they can be quite sharp as far as highs are concerned.
Now, while there is an IPX5 water-resistance certification, that’s really not something you should rely on in case rain catches up to you. At the very least you won’t have to worry about sweating too much.
Despite the lack of ANC (Active noise cancellation), the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 offer superb passive noise isolation. If you get a good fit, they can downright compete with some of the best noise cancelling earbuds out there – not to mention they also beat most of them.
Overall, you’re looking at an option with decent sound, noise isolation, okay battery life, and good stability too. If we had to pick one downside, that’s no doubt comfort. Very few people find enjoyment with having something resting deep inside their ear canal.
Which True Wireless Earbuds Are Worth Buying?
If we had to pick one pair from this list, that would definitely be the Galaxy Buds+. They may lack ANC and a good water resistance certification. But, other than that, they sound amazing, come with plenty of features, and are of extremely high quality as well with a great app.
What are the Most Comfortable Wireless Earbuds?
Some of the most comfortable earbuds on this list are the:
What are the Best Affordable Earbuds?
This whole list has nothing but affordable earbuds. But, if you want some of the cheapest out there, the TOZO T10 are your best bet.
They come with waterproofing, decent noise isolation, okay battery life, and, if you don't mind having nothing but bass, good sound as well. So, if you want something for as cheap as possible that isn't trash, it's hard to go wrong with these.
Best Wireless Earbuds Under 100: Wrapping Up
That's all for now. Feel like we forgot to mention something important? Got anything wrong? Then let us and everyone else know about it in the comments section down below!