7 Best Cheap Earbuds Under $30 (2022 Reviews)


In today’s world, we easily can get good earbuds under $30 and it’s my personal opinion not to spend more than $30 on earbuds when we’re here to easily get you the best in budget.

Without earbuds, it’s really difficult to survive. It’s like earbuds have become an important thing for our daily lives. There would be no one in this techie world without earbuds. No matter if you’re traveling, running, exercising, or even working music really plays an amazing role.

People these days literally go crazy if just for a moment they lose their earbuds. Since it’s actually your basic requirement the quality cannot be compromised. There are thousands of earbuds and sometimes we unfortunately end up choosing the wrong one.

Online there are a lot of options that may lead to confusion. Some earbuds are really so attractive in looks that we couldn’t resist ourselves buying but their quality can disappoint you that results in damaging the single earpiece and that’s actually more hurting than any other damage in this world, LOL☻

7 Best Cheap Earbuds Under $30 (2022 Reviews)

However, Bluetooth earphones are a boon to this world but wired earphones are also no less. Also, there are advantages of wired earbuds over Bluetooth ones and i.e. there is no battery issue and you don’t need to worry about charging it before you leaving for somewhere.

Without discussing more about it, let’s dive in to the the list of the 7 best cheap earbuds under $30. We’ve made this list considering all important factors before investing much.

  1. SoundMAGIC ES18 In Ear Isolating Earphones
  2. Panasonic ErgoFit
  3. KZ ZSN
  4. SkullCandy Ink’d Mic’d 2.0
  5. Symphonized NRG 3.0
  6. Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass
  7. Aukey EP-T21

1.SoundMAGIC ES18 In Ear Isolating Earphones

URL- https://www.amazon.com/SoundMAGIC-ES18–Ear-Headphones-Black/dp/B00789HVDK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1476693703&sr=8-2&keywords=SoundMAGIC+ES18&linkCode=ll1&tag=wirep-20&linkId=d1641209770d4241e0488f6d29a6a667

SoundMAGIC ES18 is ranked on the 1st position. The wired earbuds available in Red color. The earbuds are well known for its outstanding sound quality and music effects.

This earbud weighs only 0.32 ounces and its dimensions- 47 * 0.25 * 0.25 inches. The SoundMAGIC ES18 features the noise isolation, comes with a tangle free cord. It’s absolutely lightweight.

It is manufactured by RSM Communications Inc. As per the customer reviews, the earbuds got 3.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon and on Flipkart it’s 4.2 out of 5. These earbuds ensures high portability. Also, SoundMAGIC ES18 has 10mm neodymium drivers.

One of the customers said he was so in love with these earbuds that he repeated the order. The earbuds are so much light weighted and falling in a good budget. Along with the package you’ll get an earbud zipped cover to keep your earbuds safe.

Not the ordinary wire, SoundMAGIC has a rubberized wire. This is definitely a good option to go with under $30 and you can easily enjoy your genre with its outstanding music quality. Its lightweight gives you no heaviness and you don’t feel irritated with its weight.

With many earbuds comes the problem of high bass but SoundMAGIC has a balanced frequency of bass and treble.

I’ve literally used these earbuds and even after using it daily for more than 1.5 years, SoundMAGIC is still the same and didn’t find anything complaining. I’m absolutely happy with these amazing earbuds and highly recommend you all.


  • Better sound quality
  • Good balance between bass and treble
  • 10mm neodymium drivers


  • No microphone available

2.Panasonic ErgoFit

URL- https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Headphones-RP-TCM120-K-Ergonomic-Comfort-Fit/dp/B07SP57RWH/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=muo-ai-846737-20&linkId=71a0fb7b87f295c4d815571cbf482122&language=en_US&th=1

Panasonic ErgoFit is the best value for money. This is highly budget friendly and is available on Amazon in just around $10. With these earbuds, you can have multiple color options- Matte Black, Rose Gold, Metallic Red, Metallic Violet, Pink, Orange, Green, and many more. A total of 15 color options.

All these colors do not have mic available with them. There are many with mic and some without mic. The wired Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 earbuds comes with 3 sets of earpads in Small, Medium, and Large.

Hence, you can choose the size of earpads as per your ear size. There is a problem with many that their ears are either smaller or larger that no earbuds fits properly but with Panasonic ErgoFit, no such problem exists.

Since you can opt for the one as according to your ear size, Panasonic ErgoFit is considered as an ideal earbuds even while exercising. Also, its noise isolation helps in throwing out the outside noise and focus more on the sound quality.

These earbuds are absolutely compatible with the Android devices, iPhones, and even Blackberry, the only barrier is that to make it compatible with iPhone 7 and later models, you’ll require the lightning adaptor.

Panasonic ErgoFit as the name is already implying the earbuds are made to get you a proper fit for your ear so that you can carry even exercising or running. For extremely high loud pitch and low music tones, to get you that crisp quality of the music, Panasonic ErgoFit is just perfect.

With these earbuds, you’ll get the cod long enough that you can easily connect even after tucking it in your cloth or bag, 3.6 feet long.


  • No compatibility issue
  • 3.6 feet long cord
  • Available in many colors
  • Provides you a proper amazing fit
  • Mind blowing sound quality
  • Noise Isolation


  • You have to check if the earbuds contains mic or is without mic


URL- https://www.amazon.com/KZ-Noise-Isolating-Monitor-Without-Microphone/dp/B07JBKXGDK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=muo-ai-846737-20&linkId=a40768d14d726f96b9f72524ea7ac9ee&language=en_US

KZ ZSN is available on Amazon at a price value of $23. The earbuds got the rating of 9.2 out of 10. Ranked on 3rd in our list are so good in looks that you’ll surely fall in love and won’t able to resist yourself from buying it once you go through the reviews and especially the looks.

KZ ZSN is made up of aluminum alloy integrated with imported resin and the vibrant colors available in purple,green, or black on the corners. The earbuds are well known for producing the mind blowing sound quality.

With KZ ZSN you don’t need to be worried about damaging the cable as you get one extra detachable cable that can be replaced easily. Not only the replacement cable but also you can have a bluetooth-enabled cable that can turn your KZ ZSN to the wireless earbuds in no time.

The earbuds come in Black Grey color and supports sound isolation. On Amazon while making this purchase, you can either add a 3-year or 2-year protection plan. Seeing the earbuds you’ll understand how delicate they’re.

The brand KZ has launched many other earbuds but this KZ ZSN is one of the best earbuds in this range. KZ ZSN is the best seller earbuds on Amazon and all credit to its outstanding and attractive looks.

Not only the looks but also the specifications and the features that it possesses is mind blowing. If you’re kind of person who really loves buying and collecting earbuds, let me tell you, your collection is incomplete without KZ ZSN.


  • Stunning & attractive looks
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Looks expensive even more than its price


  • Quite delicate, need to handle with more care

4.SkullCandy Ink’d Mic’d 2.0

URL- https://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-Microphone-Tangle-Reducing-Noise-Isolating-Precision/dp/B007136E0O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=muo-ai-846737-20&linkId=c9160d31a026b3d64ad1580a37d18267&language=en_US

Skullcandy, the most popular brand in the world of gadgets. I think there would be nobody who doesn’t know about Skullcandy. Even me, I’m using and hearing about the Skullcandy since back when I was born.

Skullcandy Ink’d Mic’d 2.0 is available on Amazon at a price value of $25.46 and you will get 7 color options- Black-Red, Black-Pink, White, Blue, Multicolor, Street Grey/Chrome, and Grey-Mint. Personally, I love its Grey-Mint color the most.

With many choices comes the great confusion and to be honest I really don’t think here on this planet Earth there would be another confused soul apart from me but even when I saw this Grey-Mint color, I was like this is it and that very moment, I ordered mine Skullcandy Ink’d Mic’d 2.0

With its supreme sound technology, the earbuds generates the powerful bass with amazing sound effects, and precise highs & lows of the music. Skullcandy Ink’d Mic’d 2.0 comes with the flat tangle and hence reduces the chances of tangling.

As its name is signifying, the earbud has a mic and one-remote button and using the button you can answer incoming calls on your device, you can play & pause the music track.


  • Available in many color choices
  • Flat cable reducing nasty tangles
  • Mic and remote button
  • Amazing sound quality
  • Powerful bass


  • There’s nothing as such

5.Symphonized NRG 3.0

URL- https://www.amazon.com/Symphonized-Headphones-Noise-isolating-Earphones-Balanced/dp/B01D3QZB2Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?&th=1&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=muo-ai-846737-20&linkId=57720b815997d6480664b7ab9a6ac312&language=en_US

Symphonized NRG 3.0 is available in $25.49 with many color options including Black, Blue, Orange, Purple, and Red. Symphonized NRG 3.0 is known by its model name and i.e. FBA_nrg3.0gbk.

The earbud gives you the wooden look and is actually made up of handcrafted wood. As a matter of fact, wooden earphones or I would say wooden musical instruments are more likely to be purchased as they’re believed to produce the best sound quality.

These earbuds fall in the in-ear earbuds category. Also, the earbuds are available with silicone ear tips in three sizes- Small, Medium, and Large. Thus, you can opt from any of the three choices as per your ear-size requirement. Best known earbuds in terms of comfort.

Herein, you get the noise isolation that will keep away all the noise and you will only enjoy the music. It comes with the tangle-free cord. Be it about durability, practicality, or convenience, Symphonized NRG 3.0 won’t disappoint you.


  • No compatibility issue
  • Sound quality is pretty nice
  • Tangle-free TPE cord
  • Mic and One remote button


  • If not chosen according to size, the earbuds will come out of your ear

6.Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass

URL- https://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRXB50AP-Extra-Earbud-Headset/dp/B00JE0AQPG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=muo-ai-846737-20&linkId=eb916d879539977726c20b473dd13755&language=en_US

Sony MDR-XB50AP extra bass as its name implying comes with the extra bass. To all the bass lovers, this is it! Sony is known in the market for producing extra bass. These earbuds are available at a price value of $29.99 in the flat cord.

Since the earbuds have a Y-type flat cord that makes it tangle-free. Sony MDRXB50AP/L has 3 color choices- Blue, Black, and Red. Also, the earbuds have hybrid silicone that makes it more comfortable and preferable over others.

For powerful sound and extra bass, Sony MDR-XB50AP has neodymium magnets in it. We all know Sony is one of the oldest and finest brands in the world of gadgets and you really need not to think twice before opting Sony.

With Sony MDR-XB50AP Extra Bass, you won’t get Bluetooth connectivity and also there’s no noise cancellation.


  • Y-type flat cord
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Good sound quality
  • Extra Bass of, course


  • Treble is not that much balanced with bass

7.Aukey EP-T21

URL- https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07X8ZZ2M9?tag=cuelinkss14395-21&geniuslink=true

Aukey EP-T21, the wireless earbuds available on Amazon in black color. These earbuds are really very good in looks and when it comes to wireless, people always choose to go with wireless over wired earbuds.

In just one charge, Aukey EP-T21 can last up to 10 hours. These wireless earbuds are extra compact as compared to other earbuds. There are many options to get with Aukey EP-T21 includes Bluetooth, FM radio, micro SD slot, and you even can connect with your laptop using its 3.5mm audio input.

You can easily connect with the calls, pause, and play your track. Also, it automatically connects your last connected device. There are plenty of features in just this range.

With the Aukey EP-T21 package you get the wireless speaker of, course, a micro-USB cable for wired connection, 3.5mm audio cable to input to your laptop, a user manual, and a 24-month warranty card.

Out of 5 stars, Aukey EP-T21 has 3.2 stars. In such a less money, getting such an amazing earbuds is like Wow! In just one charge, the earbuds can last up to 4.5 hours. It’s absolutely portable and you can easily carry these buds in your pocket and charge it.


  • In-budget
  • Outstanding performance
  • Amazing sound quality
  • Good battery backup


  • Lid on the case is flimsy

Summing Up

This is all about the 7 best earbuds under $30. All these earbuds are the best in their own way. Now, it’s your choice and your requirements to choose your one.

The factors to be considered before buying the earbuds- noise cancellation, sound isolation, music effects, looks somewhere, tangle-free cord as more tangles can result in damaging your wired earbuds, the size of the earbuds as per your ear-size, and budget of, course!

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