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There are all kinds of reasons you might want a pair of headphones that cost less than $50. This price threshold is perfect for kids and teens who might be prone to losing their stuff.

Having an extra set of headphones can also help make travel smoother. Keeping a pair of headphones in your backpack, suitcase or jacket can save you from staring at the back of a seat if you forget your usual headphones on a long flight. Or … maybe you’re looking for that little something extra for a stocking stuffer for the holidays.

There’s hundreds of headphones at Best Buy that cost less than $50 … and from some large and high quality brands. These are just a few of the picks.

Check out the entire lineup of headphones available at Best Buy.

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic

These Apple EarPods haven’t changed much since they were introduced, and for good reason; they’re small, light, comfortable and they sound great.

They’re specially designed for the geometry of your ear, so you get a more comfortable, secure fit no matter how you use them.

The speakers inside the Apple EarPods are strategically placed so that they can deliver deeper, stronger bass and better overall sound quality. The built-in remote control and mic let you adjust the volume, switch tracks, control music and video playback, and answer or end calls just by pinching the cord.

Skullcandy Jib In-Ear Sound Isolating Wireless Headphones

A great budget priced pair of headphones, the Skullcandy Jib is low profile, but packed with booming bass. A built-in remote with microphone lets you take calls and change tracks on the move. 

Sony Over-Ear Headphones

These Sony over-ear headphones may have a price tag under $50, but they’ll still deliver powerful sound, thanks in part to the 30mm drivers and wide frequency for amazing sound. They’re lightweight and foldable, so you can take them anywhere too, and the 1.2m cord offers plenty of freedom.

Insten USB-C to 3.5 mm Adapter

A handy addition to the Christmas stocking might be some adapters. Made to facilitate aux corded headphones plugging into different smartphones, these are handy to have on hand, particularly if you want to keep using older corded headphones with your new Google Pixel 3, for example.

This model is specifically for plugging headphones in and converting to USB-C, but you can find versions for nearly any phone.

JLab Neon On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

These headphones from JLab will add a burst of colour to Christmas morning. The soft foam ear cushions are wrapped in beautiful faux leather and have an adjustable headband for a perfect fit. With powerful 40mm drivers these JLab on-ear headphones mean you’ll get crystal clear sound with vibrant highs, mids, and a pumping bass.

House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones

Show off your colourful side with these vibrant Smile Jamaica in-ear headphones from House of Marley. With super comfortable silicone gel ear cushions you can listen to your favourite tunes all day, plus noise-isolating properties on these headphones make it easy to concentrate even when surrounded by noise, or distractions like a crying baby on an airplane.

Check out the entire lineup of headphones available at Best Buy.

Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
Erin is a journalist, writer, and TV producer with a fascination for technology and a love of gadgets. Check out her blog TechGadgetsCanada.com