Earbuds, earpods, earphones – no matter what you like to call them, we all love them. After all, they offer a really convenient and hassle-free way to enjoy our favourite tunes, TV shows and movies.

However, if you’re looking for fantastic under £50 alternatives to expensive earphones, then here are a few top contenders:

Our Best Rated Wireless Earphones under £50

Mpow MDots

These wireless, waterproof and Bluetooth 5.0-ready earphones are perfect not just for listening to music or making hands-free calls, but also when listening to heart-thumping beats as you workout or play your favourite sport.

The balanced and natural sound boasts superb audio dynamic range and impressive accuracy, no dropouts or interruptions. It’s just as practical for taking phone calls as it is for watching movies or listening to music. The MDots wireless earbuds have been tested for a secure fit, featuring a very lightweight and comfortable earbud design for the ultimate comfort and stability.

The waterproof capability is only bested by an impressive 20-hr playback time.

Sony WF-XB700

When it comes to wireless earphones, Sony has been a game changer for decades. The WF-XB700 offers excellent bang for the buck in this price range – offering nifty features like extra bass, 18h battery life, built-in mic and Voice Assistant, and splash/sweat resistance. It’s become particularly popular among folks who love working out while listening to their favourite tunes.

If you’re big on streaming, then these Bluetooth earphones come embedded with a chip which transmits sound to both channels simultaneously, offering a very stable connection to overcome any potential voice delays.

These are true wireless sports earphones built with durability in mind. The tri-hold structure make for a very secure and comfortable fit.

Huawei FreeBuds 3

These budget-friendly wireless Bluetooth earphones come equipped with Intelligent Noise Cancellation, offering ultra-low latency and crystal clear clarity – whether you’re speaking on the phone, streaming, listening to music or watching movies.

The dynamic range is reasonably good, offering satisfying clarity and bass, making it ideal for everyday calling or listening to tunes and watching movies. In fact, a single charge extends to over 12 hours of non-stop calls and 20 hours of music.

Background noise is effectively cancelled out, thanks to the two MEMS silicon microphones. There’s even wind noise reduction to ensure that audio quality is crisp and clear, whether you’re taking an important call or just enjoying some tunes in windy weather.

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1

Cambridge is another manufacturer that’s been synonymous with great audio quality over the years and that too without putting a dent in the wallet.

These wireless earbuds are Bluetooth 5.0-ready and offer a lovely water resistant in-ear design which offers great environmental noise cancellation, crisp audio quality, and very good bass levels.

A standout feature is the impressive battery life which easily withstands up to 9 hours of music playback – and up to 36 hours in the charging case. Many audioholics have called the Melomania1 their earbuds of choice because it reminds them of an in-ear Hi-Fi system with good dynamic range.