Are you in search for a new budget headphone? Well, we’ve got you covered! We’ll take you through the best budget headphones the market has to offer. All models picked are great value for money and most folks who have these products are very satisfied on what these earphones are capable of, so we are confident enough to say that these are the best headphones your money can buy right now.
You can find a plethora of headphones online or at a physical store under
Php 1,500 price tag but looking for the right one that is cheap but doesn’t sacrifice the sound quality and the overall quality of the product isn’t too easy. Most of the cheaper varieties don’t produce the kind of bass and audio quality that you are looking for, but some do. You can get a great pair of earbuds with high quality audio for a very little money, if you pick the right model. Hence without wasting much time, Let’s get started!
KZ ZST Candy Edition IEM – Php 1,100 (Urban Audiophile)
You might not be familiar with this brand but Knowledge Zenith (KZ) Audio is an emerging Chinese brand. It stands for superior sound quality and truly great value. KZ has been progressing quite nicely with high quality dynamic driver IEMs for the most reasonable prices in the marketplace today. ZST is in the “ZS” model lineup and are therefore bass-forward or bass oriented in-ear monitors. This model is KZ’s first venture into hybrid (dynamic driver + balanced armature) territory and in my humble opinion this is an excellent IEM. In fact, I recently bought one for myself and I think the sound is quite remarkable. Lucky enough because they included a free case for my KZ ZST. You can visit Urban Audiophile‘s page on facebook.
Mic : Yes
KZ ATE HiFi IEM – Php 800 (Urban Audiophile)
If you want a KZ earphone but your budget is under Php 1,000, KZ ATE will still deliver a great sound. They offer a very balanced sound quality, and a slight darkish tonality in the vocals. Their design is quite unique and professional too. If you appreciate a neutral sound signature and decent soundstage we think you will find KZ ATE a pleasant surprise.
Mic : Yes
Xiaomi Hybrid IEM – Php 1,049 (Lazada)
This is Xiaomi’s 4th generation in-ear headphone. Xiaomi Hybrid has two sets of drivers in each earbud to get the most out of the sound called Klippel drivers which are hybrid dual-drivers made up of both an armature driver and a dynamic driver, the armature driver handles the highs and mids while dynamic driver handles the lows. Without a doubt, this in-ear headphone from Xiaomi is one of the best you can get under Php 1,500.
We are confident enough to say that Mi Piston 3 Youth Edition is one of the best budget earphones on the market right now. It is a simplified version of Piston 3, so the cost of this is lower than the original Piston 3 but their design is very similar. It has one important problem according to some user. It needs at least a portable amplifier to reach its full potential but if you’re just an average user, it is a great earphone for its price. You can also select from 5 different colors: Black, white, turquoise, pink and lavender.
VJJB K4S In-Ear Headphone – Php 1,100 (Urban Audiophile / Lazada)
VJJB K4S is another chinese brand earphone that will satisfy your earphone craving on a budget. Made from premium real wood inspired by concept of bringing music close to nature. VJJB K4S’ sound is one of the best in its price range for its natural yet powerful sound. It look great with a neat finish and sharp fittings between the different wood and metal parts. K4S delivers a powerful and balanced sound with good instruments separation and decent bass, enjoyable with any type of music.
If you don’t want a chinese brand earphone, here’s a budget In-Ear monitor from Sennheiser that sounds and feel great for the money. It features a powerful, bass-driven stereo sound and an innovative finger-contoured housing design enables for easy adjustment. They come in 5 colors (Pink, Orange, Bronze, Green and Dark Blue).
SoundMAGIC ES20 In-Ear Headphone – Php 1,200 (Astroplus)
SoundMAGIC ES20’s sound unbelievably good for the money. It offers a rigid metallic and ABS exterior containing powerful 13.5mm dynamic drivers. Producing an impressive bass, a wide soundstage and sparkling organic highs with ease.
Brainwavz Delta In-Ear Headphone – Php 1,200 (Techshop28 / Lazada)
Brainwavz has a fantastic reputation for manufacturing far more reasonably priced audiophile good quality earphones and this Delta is no exception. Honestly, Brainwavz Delta doesn’t look like an earphone under Php 1,500. The build quality and sound signature of Delta can simply blow away all other budget IEM’s because of the all metal housing. Manufactured from high grade aluminium making the housing rugged and durable, perfect for on the go earphones. Astounding value for money and sound performance. You won’t find earphones with this premium build and wonderful sound quality at this price. It really makes for a perfect gift this holiday.
If your budget is under Php 500 and you just want to buy a pair of earbuds for your family or friends that’s less expensive as a holiday gift, here’s an another exciting budget chinese In-ear headphone. It has a stylish metallic look and features a 10 mm drivers with neodymium magnets for full-range sound so it produces a great sound. For the price itself, you’ll be satisfied on its sound quality. Not to mention it also supports mic and volume control for iOS and Android.
With the New Year just around the corner, you’ve probably been putting some thought into what you’d like to accomplish, improve, and change for 2016. With ‘getting in shape’ being at or near the top of many New Year’s resolution lists, this wireless earphones from Awei might help you achieve your goal of getting fit in 2017 without breaking the bank. It features a waterproof IPX4 level, sweat and splash proof, Lossless APT-X sound and supports APR-X HiFi sound quality. Awei advertises 8 hours of battery life for this model.