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Great Value Headphones To Buy In 2024

February 19, 2024 - 3 mins read

From listening to your favourite music and podcasts at the gym to tuning into lectures and audio for study or work, owning a good pair of headphones is a modern-day must. But having a reliable way to plug in and play – and have great sound quality to boot – doesn’t need to be expensive. There are many cheap headphones out there that get the job done.

From over-ear headphones and earbuds to wireless and gaming headphones, there is a great pair to suit anyone. We’ve got you covered for the best cheap headphones with all the features you need.

a girl doing work on her computer while listening to music on her headphones

Are Cheap Headphones Good?

You bet they are! There are many cheap headphones and mid-range options to suit your budget, with stand-out features including immersive sound, Bluetooth, multi-device connectivity and hands-free calling. For gamers, cheap gaming headphones with built-in microphones and soft ear cushioning are available.

“Whether you’re looking for premium sound quality in over-ear headphones, gaming headphones, wireless sports headphones or earbuds, there are cheap and mid-range options available in every style,” says Christos Boukogiannis, The Good Guys Buyer – Sound.

Who Makes The Best Cheap Headphones?

Looking for cheap headphones? From Apple to Beats, Sony, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser and JBL, leading audio brands make headphones in a range of styles and with cool features to suit every budget – you’ll find slick and compact designs, long battery life, premium audio quality, and gaming headphones with immersive sound and a built-in mic.

“Top brands including Apple, Beats and Sony understand that not everyone can afford top-of-the-range headphones, so they’ve created models that still bring premium quality sound, design and comfort for a fraction of the cost. It’s all about accessibility,” says Christos Boukogiannis.

“Top brands including Apple, Beats and Sony understand that not everyone can afford top-of-the-range headphones, so they’ve created models that still bring premium quality sound, design and comfort for a fraction of the cost.”
product image of the JBL Tune 500 Wired On Ear Headphones

Who Makes The Best Cheap Over-Ear Headphones?

There’s a wide range of options for cheap over-ear headphones available from top brands including Sony, Sennheiser, Audio-Technica and JBL. There are both wired and wireless models to choose from, so there’s something for everyone – no matter what your preference is.

High-quality sound, lightweight design and ear cushioning – combined with an extended battery life – provide maximum comfort when listening to longer audio, including podcasts and audiobooks. Some great value headphones also feature the ability to take phone calls, control volume, and activate voice assistant at the touch of a button.

Shop Cheap Over-Ear Headphones

Sony On Ear Headphones

Sennheiser HD 350BT

Audio-Technica Studio Quality Bluetooth Headphones

JBL T510 Wireless On Ear Headphones

product image of the JBL T510 Wireless On Ear Headphones in Black

Who Makes The Best Cheap Earbuds?

Sony, Jabra, and JBL are among the best brands for cheap earbuds. While earbuds are small, they don’t compromise on sound quality – they deliver rich and immersive sound either with or without wires. Because they’re designed to match the ear cavity, they fit snugly so you don’t need to worry about wireless earbuds falling out.

Water-resistance, voice assistant compatibility, hands-free calling with a built-in microphone, computer connectivity, an extended battery life and quick charge are among the features to look for.

Shop Cheap Earbuds

JBL Wave 200 Wireless Earbuds

Sony Truly Wireless Earbuds

Jabra Elite 3

product image of the Sony Truly Wireless Headphones in White

Who Makes The Best Cheap Sports Headphones?

Sennheiser, Beats, and Jabra make the best cheap and mid-range sports headphones, with durability, comfort and convenience in mind. Bluetooth connectivity means you can connect wirelessly and enjoy your workout without worrying about a cord getting in the way.

In the market for budget sports headphones? Look for models that are waterproof and lightweight, and offer flexible wear, one-button control to take hands-free calls, and access to a voice assistant.

Shop Cheap Sports Headphones

Sennheiser Sport True Wireless

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Jabra Elite 4 Active

a man running along the water with earphones in

Who Makes The Best Cheap Gaming Headphones?

Brands including JBL, Bonelk, Xbox, Logitech, and ASTRO make the best cheap gaming headphones, so you can immerse yourself in your favourite game and talk trash to friends online.

Comfortable and durable ear cups for hours of gaming, multi-console compatibility, expansive sound and a boom mic (that’s also easy to mute!) are the features you can find in cheap models to hear the game as developers intended for the ultimate gaming experience.

Shop Cheap Gaming Headphones

ASTRO A10 Star Killer Base PC Headset

Xbox Wired Stereo Headset

Logitech G335 Wired Gaming Headset

product image of the Logitech G335 Wired Gaming Headset

Where Can I Buy Cheap Noise Cancelling Headphones?

Noise cancelling headphones are perfect to block out sound and immerse yourself in your music, podcast, TV show or movie, especially if you’re at work, on public transport or in a noisy house. The Good Guys have a large range of cheap and mid-range noise cancelling headphones.

Where Can I Buy Cheap Headphones?

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Ready to immerse yourself in premium sound with top-end features at a fraction of the cost? Shop our huge range of headphones and gaming headphones at The Good Guys in-store and online

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