The best wireless earbuds under $100 (2020)

4 dec. 2020
160 385 Vizionare

The wireless earbuds market is huge and there are plenty of options that won’t put you out of too much cash yet still deliver that cordless life with touch controls and great audio. So Becca Farsace got her hands on seven pairs of wireless earbuds from JLab, Skullcandy, 1More, OnePlus, and JBL to see which is the best option under $100.
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Skullcandy Sesh Evo (Amazon) -
Skullcandy Indy Evo (Amazon) -
OnePlus Buds (Amazon) -
OnePlus Buds Z (OnePlus) -
1MORE Piston Buds (1MORE) -
JBL Tune 215TWS (JBL) -
JLab Epic Air ANC (JLab) -
How Becca tests and reviews wireless earbuds:
Becca’s Spotify playlist -
0:00 Intro
0:45 Dope beats
0:52 What makes a good wireless earbud?
1:40 Mic Test / Earbud lineup
2:20 How Becca tests earbuds
2:45 OnePlus Buds Z
4:42 Skullcandy Indy Evo
7:01 JLab Epic Air ANC
9:15 The best wireless buds under $100
9:40 Conclusion
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  • would love to see some no silicon/ foam recommendations. unfortunately while my left ear is "normal" my right ear cant keep any silicon/foam tips in without fatigue

    Andrew Kwame AwereAndrew Kwame AwereAcum 18 ore
  • I just bought the indie evos and I gotta say I'm not impressed. The overall quality was disappointing

    Josiah DelioJosiah DelioAcum 3 Zile
  • Becca rocks.... Awesome 👍

    faisal moiduttyfaisal moiduttyAcum 3 Zile
  • I bought a pair of Soundcore liberty air 2 earbuds about 6 months ago, and the battery degradation is crippling (from 6 hours to under 3). I am going to stay away from wireless earbuds and go back to wired.

    Tokiomi TohsakaTokiomi TohsakaAcum 4 Zile
  • The Skull candy indy evo’s are on sale on amazon for $54!

    Lidzz 101Lidzz 101Acum 4 Zile
  • Much appreciated for the 'great review' on earbuds.

    Wendy TullyWendy TullyAcum 5 Zile
  • Androgynous child like person reviewing earbuds? How can we take her seriously? 🤯

  • No Truengine SE 3 ???

    Khalid AlaminKhalid AlaminAcum 6 Zile
  • I love her!

    KyreemKyreemAcum 6 Zile
  • Me waiting for JBL review

    Kartikey VermaKartikey VermaAcum 6 Zile
  • Such a good review and seems like a very nice person as well. Love da vid

    heyimjedheyimjedAcum 6 Zile
  • Thinking a about the jlabs. I don't like the airpod wannabe look of the OnePlus. I also kinda like the leather case a bit

    Brian PupeckiBrian PupeckiAcum 8 Zile
  • You’re cool. You should do more reviews. Also, great smile 😊

    Samuel SawianSamuel SawianAcum 9 Zile
  • and the JBL????

    Aldo ArroyoAldo ArroyoAcum 10 Zile
  • Nah mate. Try the Tozo nc9

    Immortal PotatoImmortal PotatoAcum 10 Zile
  • For me wireless earbuds are awesome. I love them so much. I got my at iplaypods,co and they are awesome. Great quality and price. Noise cancellation is great, mic is fluid, design is same as apple. 10/10 from me.

    Strahinja ProleStrahinja ProleAcum 12 Zile
  • For myself, I would have to say that the JLab earbuds would be more convenient for someone who travels simply because the charging cable is built into the case so one wouldn't have to remember to bring the charging cable when traveling.

    ScorehoundScorehoundAcum 12 Zile
  • Just bought Skullcandy indy ANC for $85.99 today at best buy watching this video made me laugh so hard when she said she wish she had wireless charging and AN C is rare under $100 which is true these headphones also have the Tile app so if you do misplace them you have GPS location as well as they will chime when you get close enough. I would also like to add if you buy the Skullcandy Indy ANC from the Skullcandy website while you are there they will give you a 25% off product code making those headphones under $100 automatically

    Shea KadokeShea KadokeAcum 12 Zile
  • Very very good review. Thumbs up.

    RyanRyanAcum 13 Zile
  • Soundpeats has very solid options for less than $50

    S.E. 18S.E. 18Acum 13 Zile
  • I got my pods at iplaypods,co and they are INSANE. I love them so much because of their quality. Sound and mic are awesome. My recommendation.

    Marc MichaelMarc MichaelAcum 14 Zile
    • Awesome wireless earbuds. I love them so much.

      Robert CharlesRobert CharlesAcum 14 Zile
  • Hey, I have been using buds z from OnePlus, they are awesome!

    Sri Tej KoduruSri Tej KoduruAcum 16 Zile
    • @Sri Tej Koduru yup, thought of waiting until May, maybe with 9 series they might get some additional to buds too! Well hopefully lol.

      Aaron LoboAaron LoboAcum 10 Zile
    • @Aaron Lobo even I was talking about OnePlus type-c bullets! wait for some time man! you already own good one! buds z are good for mobility!

      Sri Tej KoduruSri Tej KoduruAcum 10 Zile
    • @Sri Tej Koduru Hey btw, I'm referring to the type C bullets, the wired earphones from One Plus. Compared to that is the buds z worth an upgrade? Call and music quality wise?

      Aaron LoboAaron LoboAcum 11 Zile
    • @Aaron Lobo I was one of the first to get budsZ delivered in India!

      Sri Tej KoduruSri Tej KoduruAcum 11 Zile
    • Thanks* haha

      Aaron LoboAaron LoboAcum 11 Zile
  • What do you feel about Edifier x3?

    Shafi MohdShafi MohdAcum 18 Zile
  • someone: its wirelesss me: there not wireless inside wires they are in the buds

    super spoon56super spoon56Acum 18 Zile
  • Pay a bit more and get the samsung live. They are simply better.

    Niidea1986Niidea1986Acum 18 Zile
  • I love how fantastic the theme of this video is, not everyone can spend over £100 on headphones. Great to see this content and who doesn't love a Becca Verge vid ☺️

    Will LordWill LordAcum 19 Zile
  • How beautiful can person be.. Becca undoubtedly is ❤️

    Shashikant ChoubeyShashikant ChoubeyAcum 19 Zile
  • should i buy the skullcansy indy anc or the galaxy buds live?

    Nathan FloresNathan FloresAcum 21 o Zi
  • Thank you for this review Becca! Skull candies for the win 🙌🏾

    Duchard JosephDuchard JosephAcum 21 o Zi
  • SoundPeats H1 and Sonic need to be added

    IzzieIzzieAcum 22 Zile
  • Thankyou for this video

    Nihar BhaskarNihar BhaskarAcum 22 Zile
  • Downvoted for virtue signaling with a mask OUTSIDE for a video. Lame.

    Steven CasteelSteven CasteelAcum 24 Zile
  • The skullcandy buds are 50dollars now

    David SlokarDavid SlokarAcum 25 Zile
  • Hi Love From India, I have bought OP Buds Z but I'm facing low volume issue any solution please ? Thanks for the review after all

    Nawaz KhanNawaz KhanAcum 28 Zile
  • This is what we actually needed ❤️

    Mohit VermaMohit VermaAcum 28 Zile
  • Hey Becca , can you guys do a review on best smart watches also?, This one was great!!

    Vishnu MakhamVishnu MakhamAcum 28 Zile
  • Listening on Oneplus Buds Z

    Debopriyo BasuDebopriyo BasuAcum 28 Zile
    • @Aaron Lobo yes. I have used both. Call quality is average. I also have a Oppo Enco W31 and OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z. They both sound significantly better than OnePlus Buds Z in phone calls.

      Debopriyo BasuDebopriyo BasuAcum 11 Zile
    • @Debopriyo Basu thanks. Have you used both? Also hows the call quality?

      Aaron LoboAaron LoboAcum 11 Zile
    • @Aaron Lobo Buds Z is much better sounding than Bullets Type C.

      Debopriyo BasuDebopriyo BasuAcum 11 Zile
    • Have you used one Plus type c bullet earphones? Is buds z worth upgrading?

      Aaron LoboAaron LoboAcum 11 Zile
  • Love it

    Jayesh GJayesh GAcum 28 Zile
  • If you see heyday wireless earbuds, dont buy them. The bass is horrible and they feel very cheap.

    The Animator DrawsThe Animator DrawsAcum 28 Zile
  • Skullcandy really delivers when it comes to sound quality. Speaking personally skullcandy has never disappointed me. I recently bought Indy fuel and they’re awesome. Happy with my purchase!! Skullcandy rocks!!!!

    RUHTAB SinghRUHTAB SinghAcum 29 Zile
  • And that's how you do a review and comparison... To the point and fun. ❤️

    Onkar KadamOnkar KadamAcum lună
  • Becca honestly brightens my day.

    Animating AlexAnimating AlexAcum lună
  • Jbl Tws Tune 220 or one plus buds. Which one is better?

    shreyansh doshishreyansh doshiAcum lună
  • People be sleeping on anker soundcore

    Glenn GermainGlenn GermainAcum lună
  • A few days ago, i bought the GPED wireless earbuds, it's too amazing! The sound is pretty and the price is so cheap! It has 50% coupons now, go !

    Paul JamesPaul JamesAcum lună
  • First off, excellent review. I would have loved an opinion on Sony's WF-XB700 (Around $60 as of writing). They only have IPX4 compared to IPX55 for the OnePlus buds, but I wonder if the "extra bass" claimed by Sony holds up.

    Sekou TerrySekou TerryAcum lună
  • SkullCandy Indy Evo actually has a secure fit in my Initial use.

    vivek daiyavivek daiyaAcum lună
  • Get the tribit flybuds 3

    newfnshow031newfnshow031Acum lună
  • I have subscribed, but I bought Racokky MA15 earbuds a few days ago, the price is only £25.99, they sound pretty good. Thanks

    Jack CCJack CCAcum lună
  • Anker?

    Artem XArtem XAcum lună
  • Marry Me

    ArielArielAcum lună
  • Which one is good for long calls ?

    Moe DaMoe DaAcum lună
  • Great review! Wish you can do a top wireless earbuds for 2020? Not just under a specific price

    kingkoy007kingkoy007Acum lună
  • Lmao Small ear/tiny ear hole person here: I know it doesn't fall under 100$ but hear me out I honestly I can't stand ear buds with that weird rounded rubber thing. It causes that underwater feeling which I hate but also I have tiny ears and ear holes so its prone to push itself out of my ear and fall out and im constantly pushing it back in and adjusting. The galaxy buds live (aka the beans) are amazingly comfortable and secure and have impressive sound quality and oomph for what I expected. If wireless earbuds are a must have and you suffer like me, coughing up the extra dough for the beans is worth it. Especially on sale

    antzgreenantzgreenAcum lună
  • Best wireless anti static wrist band

    ‘_’‘_’Acum lună
  • I love your hairstyle

    Roshan DeepRoshan DeepAcum lună
  • Best buds reviewer on the planet!

    Bimo Dwi SatrioBimo Dwi SatrioAcum lună
  • It would be great if they tested ankers

    Tanmay JamwalTanmay JamwalAcum lună
  • I hope to see more reviews of budget products like various Wyze products (like the Wyze Band, Wyze Watch, Wyze Scale, Wyze Cam, et cetera), budget phones, budget tablets, budget computers, phone cases / holsters, budget smart watches / smart bands, budget graphics cards, budget dress shoes, budget phone headsets, budget clothing, budget eyeglasses, budget wallets, et cetera) by Becca Farsace because she did a great job with this video; keep up the good work.

    John JrJohn JrAcum lună
  • I got the samsung galaxy buds plus for 99 pounds

    SimsForeverSimsForeverAcum lună
  • That Mac Pro in the background when talking about low budget tech 😵

    Sumit KumarSumit KumarAcum lună
  • Her hairstyle👀😻

    Pulkit ChaudharyPulkit ChaudharyAcum lună
  • Galaxy Buds Plus are always on sale for $99 and are way better than any of these

    DavidDavidAcum lună
  • Excellent video. It's great to see someone review things like this with a budget in mind. Too many reviewers seem to think most of their viewers are all independently wealthy and money is no object.

    CowicideCowicideAcum lună
  • you missed moto charge buds which comes for free with box of moto g play $200 phone

    Lolitha RatnayakeLolitha RatnayakeAcum lună
  • Excellent review!

    ConstantijnConstantijnAcum lună
  • Am I the only one who’s getting troubles opening becca’s playlist

    Rahul PratyushRahul PratyushAcum lună
  • I have to say: I love Becca's videos. She's so sweet

    Vincent NicopolskyVincent NicopolskyAcum lună
  • Your video on the Pixel Buds convinced me to get them... but the left bud kept losing sync with my Pixel4a5g. So I returned them for the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. They're okay, I guess, and only $90 on a Black Friday sale.

    Cassidy ListonCassidy ListonAcum lună
  • Which phone is that?

    Kunj ChauhanKunj ChauhanAcum lună
  • Why is she so dry?

    Football is hereFootball is hereAcum lună
  • what would you suggest for me who can't get buds to fit since I have ear canals as small as most kids? Even with the smallest tips, they fall out.

    Linda DuffyLinda DuffyAcum lună
  • You and dieter bohn are 2 of my favorite tech reviewers. Keep it up !

    gcforrealgcforrealAcum lună
  • What abt the beats flex?

    Hilal YounusHilal YounusAcum lună
  • Damn this playlist is great!! Pumpin up the indie jams on the earbuds!! I like it

    Aditya KashyapAditya KashyapAcum lună
  • I got the Jabra elite 65ts for 30 dollars lol

    dhruv holladhruv hollaAcum lună
  • Hi Becca, Love from India. Thank You For The Awesome Video.

    Nawaz KhanNawaz KhanAcum lună
  • Becca, you’re wonderful. 🙏

    jonteachesjonteachesAcum lună
  • Skip all of these. For $20 you can get the RUMIXI Model H01. Does everything these do and more; the ear bud case acts as a charger for your buds and a 2000mAh powerbank for a quick charge for other devices. Look it up at Amazon. Wont be disappointed and good starter pair. These big tech channels are just paid ads for big companies, not for helping consumers.

    PNWHookSetPNWHookSetAcum lună
  • Not to take anything from an excellent reviewer, but these things are vastly overrated. If they (Apple et al) hadn't killed the headphone jack to create this market space it would never have taken hold.

    flawedhypothesisflawedhypothesisAcum lună
  • I use 5 dollar wired earphones. Work fine for me.

    shishir shohanshishir shohanAcum lună
  • The link the the JBL earphone is broken

    varun krishnavarun krishnaAcum lună
  • The spotify music link is not working somehow. I follow your playlists closely. 🙂 Please check

    Ravi ShekharRavi ShekharAcum lună
  • that red jacket is hot.

    Cesar GonzalezCesar GonzalezAcum lună
  • How do the Galaxy Buds Plus stack up against these?

    Ryan JacobRyan JacobAcum lună
  • Me here watching this video using One Plus Buds Z, makes this review even good.

    Divyank KaroliaDivyank KaroliaAcum lună
  • Why do all of these have the same airpod copy design?

  • I just one ankler

    BEn d overBEn d overAcum lună
  • How about xiaomi wireless earphone 2

    Yunchieh WenYunchieh WenAcum lună
  • my first earbuds was soundpeats truefree, really cheap but has a great soundquality but keep falling out my ears. Now i'm using buds live and it's goood, fit in my ears so well, can wear it for hours without get any pain, and the sound is great. so happy.

    LilyAnzuLilyAnzuAcum lună
  • 2 years life span... my wired headphones have lasted me 20 years lol..

    PocariPocariPocariPocariAcum lună
  • Good Lord imagine watching all this

    Đeath VaderĐeath VaderAcum lună
  • Lol @ anyone paying near $100.for tiny earphones. LOLOLOLOL

    Đeath VaderĐeath VaderAcum lună
  • The answer should be OPPO W51. Try it

    Rijiva shahRijiva shahAcum lună
  • Damm those are some Lucky TWSs. ♥ I wish I was a TWS and get to wear by Becca. 😔

    Gem IñigoGem IñigoAcum lună
  • Becca subtly flexing with that Mac Pro in the background.

    Garrett WeaseGarrett WeaseAcum lună
  • so she basically ignored all of the 5 star-rated buds that are sold through Amazon.

    Donald salazarDonald salazarAcum lună
  • Becca, Your hairstyle is epic!

    The 9-2-5 Outlaw Does TechThe 9-2-5 Outlaw Does TechAcum lună
  • Crazy there were no Anker earbuds on this. But great job Becca! Love your reviews.

    Kevin PenfoldKevin PenfoldAcum lună
  • Love my Anker Liberty Airs, highly recommend adding to your list.

    Jim StoltzfusJim StoltzfusAcum lună
    • Yeah, this list is truly misrepresented without including Anker.

      Justin McCrumJustin McCrumAcum 17 Zile
    • Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 have been great. USB C charging, great sound, 10 charges, and tons of different ear tips and wings to swap around and find a perfect fit. They've become my favorite sound company lately.

      Rusko KollektivRusko KollektivAcum lună