How to Find the Perfect Pair
When shopping for any technology, it is easy to get swept up in the ever-present weigh-off between price and quality. While one would assume that the more you spend, the better product you get, it is not uncommon for manufacturers to hit the market with a new, flashy product that is more style than it is substance. Headphones are no different. While it is true that cheap (<$20) headphones have bad audio quality and expensive headphones ($200 & up) tend to have great quality, there is a high degree of inconsistency that can make selecting the right pair a real chore.
Here’s the deal: when it comes to headphones, the best ratio between price and quality comes in at around the $100 to $150 mark. While too expensive for the uninterested listener, it is significantly lower than what some of the high end models can get up to. In addition, the sound level at this price range is significantly improved to what is known at prosumer level. This means professional features and performance without the ridiculous price tags.
That’s why we’ve rounded up 6 of the best headphones for under $150 and ranked them based on price, sound quality, and additional features to create a guide that makes selecting the perfect headphones a breeze.