Best Cheap Earbuds Under $30 in 2022

Aukey Wireless Earbuds
Aukey Wireless Earbuds (Image credit: Aukey)

Earbuds are some of the most popular styles of headphones to carry around, and it's easy to see why. They don't take up a lot of space, they stay in your ears when you need them too, and you can find a decent pair for very cheap. If you're in the market for a super affordable pair of headphones, these cheap earbuds will let you listen to your music where ever you are!

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Cheap earbuds like the ones listed above give you the freedom to listen to your tunes on the go, without having to worry about damaging or losing expensive headphones that cost hundreds of dollars. I personally am in love with my pair of Aukey Wireless Earbuds. They sound great for the price and are the perfect gym companion thanks to their IPX5 water-resistant rating, meaning you can get your sweat on!

Of course, if you have a newer iPhone and want to replace the ones that come in the box, the Apple EarPods are a solid choice. The inline remote has a ton of functionality that only Apple can provide.

Lastly, if you truly only care about getting the cheapest headphones available, the Panasonic ErgoFit are the way to go. There's only so much you can expect from a pair of earbuds that cost $8, but somehow the Panasonic ErgoFit manages to be comfortable and sound decent on a budget.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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