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Top 4 Budget Earbuds: Best Earphones For Less Than $ 150

Quality replacement earbuds for iPod, iPhone, and most MP3 / media players


If you are on a budget and need to replace your current set of earbuds, then this guide showcases a selection of top quality earphones ranging from $30 - $150. This type of MP3 accessory also makes a great gift for a friend or family member who might be in need of an upgrade. Most earbuds that come with budget MP3 players and media players often lack the ability to truly reproduce good quality audio at all frequencies. This guide has been compiled to highlight earphones that will give your portable a new lease of life and enhance your music listening experience.

1. Klipsch Image S4 Stereo Earphones

Klipsch Image S4 Earphones
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Considering the Klipsch Image S4 Stereo Earphones come at a price well under $100, the audio that they deliver is impressive and far superior to standard earbuds that are usually supplied with MP3 players / PMPs etc. As well as having a decent frequency response range of 10 - 19000 Hz, these budget earbuds also sport a noise isolating design to enhance your music listening experience. The Klipsch Image S4 earphones also come with a good selection of accessories which includes: three sizes of washable ear tips; an ear tip cleaning tool, and a crush-resistant storage case. There's also a generous 2-year warranty thrown in for peace of mind. If you're looking for a high-quality set of budget earbuds for your iPod, iPhone, or MP3 player, then you can't go wrong with the Klipsch Image S4 earphones.

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2. Monster Cable Turbine High Performance Headphones

Monster Cable Turbine Headphones
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If you are serious about your music listening and want absolute precision with audio reproduction, then these earphones are a must. Although the cost of these earbuds is higher than some of the others featured in this list, their audio performance is exceptional for the price. The Monster Cable Turbine's produce excellent sound at all frequencies in its range (20 - 20000Hz). Bass sounds are strong and don't suffer distortion at very low frequencies unlike cheaper earbuds that are normally supplied with most portable media devices. Mid to high frequencies are also well detailed without being too harsh. The Monster Cable Turbine earphones also come with a selection of different sized sound isolating eartips and a smart-looking carry case. A highly recommended buy if you want to take your music listening experience to the next level.

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3. V-moda Vibe High Definition Earphones

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If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your set of in-ear headphones on a budget, then the V-moda Vibe earphones give you high definition audio reproduction and a design that will turn heads. You can choose from a range of colors which includes: red roxx (pictured), la mocha, gunmetal black, gunmetal rouge, and flashback chrome.

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4. Skullcandy Titan Headphones

Skullcandy Titan Earphones
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Skullcandy's Titan earbuds have 11mm speakers that produce very good all-round sound ranging from 20 - 20000Hz. Even though these set of earphones are at the lower end of the budget scale, they offer good value for money. The Titan headphones are made with lazer-cut aluminum, come with silicon ear pieces in three different sizes, and a nylon mesh carry case. Overall, a good set of earbuds that offer superior audio definition when compared to standard earbuds that you normally get with portable media devices.

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