Are you in the market for a new pair of headphones? Whether you want to play video games, listen to music, podcast, or be immersed in your next movie you’ll want an amazing pair of headphones. Headphones that can block out external sounds in your environment while still delivering crystal clear and crisp audio.
Here are our picks for the best headphones under 150 on Amazon.
Starting strong we have the JBL Live 460NC which comes with 40mm drivers to deliver top-quality audio. It has adaptive noise cancellation, a feature you will see a lot in most modern headphones these days.
If you are unfamiliar, adaptive noise canceling means that the headphones will adjust to your surroundings. The noisier the environment, the more noise cancellation gets applied to your audio, keeping you immersed in your music. Even if you are in a crowded city or other types of loud environments.
These headphones feature a “TalkThru” mode which lowers your music when needed when you are talking with someone, without having to remove your headphones.
Also, these headphones feature a 40 Hour battery life, getting up to 4 hours of battery life for every 10 minutes it charges.
The JBL Live headphones are compatible with most voice-activated assistants like Siri and Amazon Alexa. You can even manage all incoming calls with the buttons located near the earcups. No need to look at your phone.
Finally, these headphones come in three different colors, black, blue, and white. Picking a different color has no impact on the price of these headphones.
- Compatible with most devices
- Long battery life of up to 40 hours!
- Excellent price, well under 150 dollars
- Great features like adaptive noise cancellation and talkthru
- Might be uncomfortable for some
If you want the absolute best quality studio headphones, then you should check out Audio-Technica. A very reputable brand, used by many music producers, sound engineers, game designers, and more.
It should be noted that these are designed for studio usage which means that they clamp down and apply pressure on your head. This is to prevent any sound from leaking out but can make them uncomfortable to wear for long hours. Something to consider before buying.
These headphones do have professional-grade earcups for some added comfort.
Studio headphones are all about delivering the most high-quality and “raw” sound. This means that they do not enhance the audio in any way. For example, gaming headsets tend to have audio enhancements like an increased base for more “oomph” in the audio.
The great thing about these headphones is you will hear things you never knew were there, whether it’s a video game, movie, or even music.
- Excellent audio quality
- Great for studio usage, audio monitoring, gaming, and listening to music
- Durable design to make them last for years to come
- Only comes in black
- Increased pressure can make them uncomfortable
- Newer models might be better, but way more expensive
No, that isn’t a typo. These headphones are on sale right and lucky for us, that puts these right under our budget limit of $150.
These wireless headphones come with active noise cancellation technology as well. You can control it with the Cleer+ app.
If you are someone that is on the move a lot, you’ll want a pair of headphones that can last a long time time. These headphones and an incredible 60 hours of battery life!
These headphones can all be customized while using the free to download Cleer+ app. You can adjust the EQ and check how much battery life is remaining.
These headphones connect via Bluetooth 5.0 and can connect up to two devices.
- Excellent sale price
- Amazing audio, noise cancellation, and EQ adjustment all in one app
- Can connect to up to two Bluetooth devices
- 60(!) hours of battery life!
- Only comes in dark navy and white
- Call quality is OK
These headphones are available in three different colors; black, pink, and obsidian blue at no additional cost.
These headphones from SoundCore use a custom silk-diaphragm to give accurate audio across a wide range of frequencies. These deliver high-quality audio.
Features different modes of noise cancellation, pick the one that best fits your environment. Indoor, outdoor, and transport modes are available to suit your needs.
If comfort is something you found lacking in our previous recommendations, Soundcore has you covered. Using a lightweight design and memory foam padding earcups, you can wear these headphones all day long if you wanted.
These headphones are also great for taking calls, these make sure your voice comes in crystal clear and accurate even in noisy environments.
- Great sound quality
- Noise cancellation modes to suit your environment
- Comfortable to wear all day
- 40 Hour Battery Life
- Microphone quality is surprisingly good
- Have to download an app to customize sound settings
Finishing up our list of the best headphones under 150 is the Beats Solo3. These headphones just barely make our budget limit only because they are currently on sale. You can check the price by clicking or tapping the image above.
Beats is one of the most popular brands of headphones, right up there with other known brands like Apple, Bose, and Audio-Technica.
What you can expect is a high performing pair of headphones, that deliver amazing audio. With up to 40 hours of battery life and Fast Fuel technology that allows you to get 3 hours of playback off of just 5 minutes of charging.
Beats are comfortable to wear with their adjustable fit and cushioned ear cups. Making them great for music listening, movies, video games, podcasts, and more.
These headphones are also compatible with most mobile devices, it should be noted that these are better suited for Apple devices. Connecting them to an Android phone makes them lose out on some features. Hopefully, this changes in the future, and the newer models have better compatibility with other devices.
- A reputable brand where the best audio quality is their standard
- 40 hours of battery life and fast recharge
- Compatible with both Android and Apple devices
- Limited features on Android
- No active noise cancelling
What We Look for in Headphones
That’s it for our list, hopefully you found your next pair of headphones, if not we wrote more blog posts on different kinds of headphones you can check out below.
We wanted to share our process behind selecting headphones, it can be difficult to find a pair of headphones that everyone will enjoy, which is why we work hard to find different brands.
The hardest part about discussing headphones isn’t the sound quality, fancy features, or even the design. It is the comfort level. Simply because everyone experiences comfort differently, one pair of headphones could be worn by one person for hours with no problems. While that same pair of headphones could not be worn for more than 30 minutes by another.
This is because we’re all different, specifically our ear shapes. Some headphones are designed for smaller ears, while others are designed for larger heads and ears. This is something difficult to write about and explain.
The best advice we can give to someone who worries if the next pair of headphones will be comfortable enough to wear should try them out first. Some local electronics stores, like Best Buy, have headphones you can try before buying. Of course, if you have any friends with a particular pair of headphones you could try those out as well, but we understand that this isn’t someone everyone can do.
Don’t forget that if you are unsatisfied with your headphones, you can always return them to Amazon for a refund at the end of the day. Which can be a hassle, but at least you can get your money back.