Best Cheap Headphones Android Central 2020

We spend a lot of time talking about high-end headphones like the Bose QC35 II and the Sony WH-1000XM3 — and for good reason, they're incredible products — but nothing says you have to spend a lot just to get some good headphones for casual listening. Panasonic, Monoprice, COWIN, and even Google all make great, affordable headphones to fit almost any budget.

Smartest headphones: Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds

Google's Pixel Earbuds support 24-bit digital audio and have some great smart features tucked inside like access to Google Assistant and Google Translate.

£19 from Amazon

Most comfortable: Panasonic ErgoFit Earbuds

ErgoFits is a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack that features in-line controls. Aesthetically they're nothing fancy, but Panasonic does prioritize comfort.

£14 from Amazon

Great for calls: NoiseHush NX80

The NoiseHush NX80 has a great noise-cancelling microphone built into the in-line controls, along with a flat, tangle-free cable.

£11 from Amazon

Budget Buy: Monoprice Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Sound Isolating Earbuds

These earbuds feature an easy-fit design to prevent slipping. It uses a 14.2mm driver to deliver rich bass tones and fits standard 3.5mm jacks.

£17 from Amazon

Best Bluetooth headphones: Anker Soundbuds Slime Wireless Headphones

These waterproof, Bluetooth earbuds stay put while you move. They let you listen to your playlist for 10 hours before needing to be recharged.

From £20 from Amazon

Best budget ANC: COWIN E7 Pro

E7 Pro headphones are bulky but make room for abnormally large 45mm drivers and well-cushioned earpads for a comfortable and great-sounding experience.

£80 from Amazon

Best for workouts: Jaybird X3

The X3 features a lightweight and compact design with a nano-coating that protects it from sweat. The wings on the earbuds keep them from falling out.

£40 from Amazon

Best sound isolation: Beyerdynamic DT 240 Pro

The DT 240 Pros are great for mobile listening and budget studio production, prioritizing audio quality, isolation, and comfort above all else.

£65 from Amazon

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There's a great set of headphones for every price range, with plenty of options for different form factors and specialized needs. Google's Pixel USB-C Earbuds offer a ton of smart features and good audio quality not that much money. You can tap into Google Assistant, Google Translate and your latest notifications all from the inline microphone controls.

If you're after over-the-ear headphones, Beyerdynamic's DT 240 Pro headphones are slightly pricey but still an outstanding value. The audio quality is amazing and they isolate sound so well, they're great for podcasting and any situation where you're directly in front of the microphone you're monitoring.

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