The best wireless earbuds under $100 (2020)

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) - amzn.to/39G8KXG
Skullcandy Indy Evo (Amazon) - amzn.to/3onbNb8
OnePlus Buds (Amazon) - amzn.to/36DNtvD
OnePlus Buds Z (OnePlus) - bit.ly/2JLy4QS
1MORE Piston Buds (1MORE) - bit.ly/2Jp3oW7
JBL Tune 215TWS (JBL) - bit.ly/2Jp3oW7
JLab Epic Air ANC (JLab) - bit.ly/3mEqk1R
How Becca tests and reviews wireless earbuds: www.theverge.com/e/21914077
Becca’s Spotify playlist - spoti.fi/2VConHc
Timestamps:
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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Comments

  1. Andromeda Godit

    Andromeda Godit21 hour ago

    Finally, a tech reviewer who makes sense. 😁🤗

  2. LastPickleLeft

    LastPickleLeft8 days ago

    My ears are clean but thanks for the information.

  3. Kevin Antoine

    Kevin Antoine8 days ago

    0:10 I had the skull candy sesh and it bounced off the sidewalk and into the streets lucky I stopped the oncoming car to pick them up.

  4. Om

    Om11 days ago

    Liked and subscribed just for the sake of the efforts put in this simple video making it 10 times better

  5. Scottish Bonsai

    Scottish Bonsai14 days ago

    Try the £30.Mpows abs amazing

  6. Suraj

    Suraj15 days ago

    Nico Rosberg can review well

  7. Nandha Kumar

    Nandha Kumar16 days ago

    LYPERTEK tevi !!!!!!!!!!

  8. DEEP Korrawit

    DEEP Korrawit20 days ago

    Oneplus buds Z ❤️

  9. 蔡爱雪KpopAnimeMultiStan

    蔡爱雪KpopAnimeMultiStan23 days ago

    I bought the Indy Evo a few days ago and I couldn't pair them together, no matter how many videos I watched and followed along, they still don't sync together ☹️

  10. Niall Meaney

    Niall Meaney26 days ago

    Me dear, thanks for the play list, its what i needed tonight x

  11. ABOLAJI Oluwatobi Omitogun

    ABOLAJI Oluwatobi Omitogun27 days ago

    you have the wrong link to the JBL device

  12. oscar tier

    oscar tier28 days ago

    Thank you

  13. devilborne

    devilborne29 days ago

    I like this person. They have such a happy vibe overall throughout the video.

  14. NotPoodle _

    NotPoodle _Month ago

    this is legit the best tws earbuds review ive seen. good job

  15. Akash Kandarkar

    Akash KandarkarMonth ago

    You are doing great 👍

  16. Some Dude

    Some DudeMonth ago

    Jbl has the best mic

  17. Tony Nguyen

    Tony NguyenMonth ago

    Best mic ones? Skull candy were loud and clear but what did you hear?

  18. Sujal Hansda

    Sujal HansdaMonth ago

    Thanks for the playlist !!!

  19. Jerose Pellejo

    Jerose PellejoMonth ago

    Nice i got oneplus buds z too..its excellent

  20. Jack of Clubs

    Jack of ClubsMonth ago

    You definitely have background in film. Also, thanks for doing alot of extra work so I can get some cheap ear buts. Definitely going with Skull Candy because even the wired earbuds would never fall out and we're super loud back in highschool.

  21. HEX

    HEXMonth ago

    Is good to game on mobile on the one plus buds?

  22. Designs By Nate

    Designs By NateMonth ago

    I appreciate how you mentioned what you were reviewing and the price for each, before you reviewed each pair.

  23. Ayush Gupta

    Ayush GuptaMonth ago

    Nice !

  24. XRay Plays

    XRay PlaysMonth ago

    What about galaxy buds plus

  25. Teddy Gosker

    Teddy GoskerMonth ago

    I love talking on the phone as well

  26. Chris Daniel

    Chris DanielMonth ago

    This chick...

  27. Yahia ElRashidy

    Yahia ElRashidyMonth ago

    Where is Anker's ?!

  28. Live Like Lex

    Live Like LexMonth ago

    Great reviews of these products! I made a video about the MPOW X3 Wireless Earbuds if anyone is interested :)

  29. xXBea5t100Xx

    xXBea5t100Xx2 months ago

    Honestly love the vibes this video gives off keep it up(:

  30. Chibi

    Chibi2 months ago

    this video was the most helpful out of many. thanks!

  31. Kyro M Hamilton

    Kyro M Hamilton2 months ago

    That was actually a really good review, fair play!!

  32. its Willy

    its Willy2 months ago

    What bout the jbl

  33. PLΔGUΣ DΩҜTΩR

    PLΔGUΣ DΩҜTΩR2 months ago

    That's a dope jacket

  34. Aarbaz Alam

    Aarbaz Alam2 months ago

    There should have been an Anker Soundcore Wireless Earbuds. There buds are really good. Using the Life P2 and satisfied with the price of £30/$40. Noise isolation is amazing, the mic is ok. Also having an Android Phone supporting aptX Codec is just a bliss listening to music in this earpods. Just want to make me buy their Liberty Air which are priced a bit high but would be worth that extra money i guess.

  35. Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly2 months ago

    I got my clone airpods pro at iplaypods .co and they are awesome. Sound and mic so fluid and clean. Because you do not need to spend 250$ on Apple ones when you can have something like this for cheaper price.

  36. Tomas Smith

    Tomas Smith2 months ago

    awesome ones. I got them to.

  37. Pvsa Morgan

    Pvsa Morgan2 months ago

    Best review on earbuds!

  38. Arlette Mares

    Arlette Mares2 months ago

    My brother has the Skullcandy Evo and they always disconnect.

  39. MKDELTA53

    MKDELTA532 months ago

    Where's the jbl?

  40. Blocky_Bhai

    Blocky_Bhai2 months ago

    Humko tumse pyaar ho gya h ( Fallen in love with you ) ❤️ . . Though this was the first ever video of yours I have seen

  41. Andrew Kwame Awere

    Andrew Kwame Awere2 months ago

    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

  42. Josiah Delio

    Josiah Delio2 months ago

    I just bought the indie evos and I gotta say I'm not impressed. The overall quality was disappointing

  43. faisal moidutty

    faisal moidutty2 months ago

    Becca rocks.... Awesome 👍

  44. Tokiomi Tohsaka

    Tokiomi Tohsaka2 months ago

    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.

  45. Lidzz 101

    Lidzz 1012 months ago

    The Skull candy indy evo’s are on sale on amazon for $54!

  46. Wendy Tully

    Wendy Tully2 months ago

    Much appreciated for the 'great review' on earbuds.

  47. DEM BLAAZE

    DEM BLAAZE3 months ago

    Androgynous child like person reviewing earbuds? How can we take her seriously? 🤯

  48. Khalid Alamin

    Khalid Alamin3 months ago

    No Truengine SE 3 ???

  49. Kyreem

    Kyreem3 months ago

    I love her!

  50. Kartikey Verma

    Kartikey Verma3 months ago

    Me waiting for JBL review

  51. heyimjed

    heyimjed3 months ago

    Such a good review and seems like a very nice person as well. Love da vid

  52. Brian Pupecki

    Brian Pupecki3 months ago

    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

  53. Samuel Sawian

    Samuel Sawian3 months ago

    You’re cool. You should do more reviews. Also, great smile 😊

  54. Aldo Arroyo

    Aldo Arroyo3 months ago

    and the JBL????

  55. Immortal Potato

    Immortal Potato3 months ago

    Nah mate. Try the Tozo nc9

  56. Strahinja Prole

    Strahinja Prole3 months ago

    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.

  57. Scorehound

    Scorehound3 months ago

    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.

  58. Shea Kadoke

    Shea Kadoke3 months ago

    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

  59. Ryan

    Ryan3 months ago

    Very very good review. Thumbs up.

  60. S.E. 18

    S.E. 183 months ago

    Soundpeats has very solid options for less than $50

  61. Marc Michael

    Marc Michael3 months ago

    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.

  62. Robert Charles

    Robert Charles2 months ago

    @The Awesome Jeffrey i got them

  63. The Awesome Jeffrey

    The Awesome Jeffrey2 months ago

    Your pods?

  64. Robert Charles

    Robert Charles3 months ago

    Awesome wireless earbuds. I love them so much.

  65. Sri Tej Koduru

    Sri Tej Koduru3 months ago

    Hey, I have been using buds z from OnePlus, they are awesome!

  66. Aaron Lobo

    Aaron Lobo3 months ago

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

  67. Sri Tej Koduru

    Sri Tej Koduru3 months ago

    @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!

  68. Aaron Lobo

    Aaron Lobo3 months ago

    @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?

  69. Sri Tej Koduru

    Sri Tej Koduru3 months ago

    @Aaron Lobo I was one of the first to get budsZ delivered in India!

  70. Aaron Lobo

    Aaron Lobo3 months ago

    Thanks* haha

  71. Shafi Mohd

    Shafi Mohd3 months ago

    What do you feel about Edifier x3?

  72. super spoon56

    super spoon563 months ago

    someone: its wirelesss me: there not wireless inside wires they are in the buds

  73. Niidea1986

    Niidea19863 months ago

    Pay a bit more and get the samsung live. They are simply better.

  74. Will Lord

    Will Lord3 months ago

    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 ☺️

  75. Shashikant Choubey

    Shashikant Choubey3 months ago

    How beautiful can person be.. Becca undoubtedly is ❤️

  76. Nathan Flores

    Nathan Flores3 months ago

    should i buy the skullcansy indy anc or the galaxy buds live?

  77. Duchard Joseph

    Duchard Joseph3 months ago

    Thank you for this review Becca! Skull candies for the win 🙌🏾

  78. Izzie

    Izzie3 months ago

    SoundPeats H1 and Sonic need to be added

  79. Nihar Bhaskar

    Nihar Bhaskar3 months ago

    Thankyou for this video

  80. Steven Casteel

    Steven Casteel3 months ago

    Downvoted for virtue signaling with a mask OUTSIDE for a video. Lame.

  81. David Slokar

    David Slokar3 months ago

    The skullcandy buds are 50dollars now

  82. Nawaz Khan

    Nawaz Khan3 months ago

    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

  83. Mohit Verma

    Mohit Verma3 months ago

    This is what we actually needed ❤️

  84. Vishnu Makham

    Vishnu Makham3 months ago

    Hey Becca , can you guys do a review on best smart watches also?, This one was great!!

  85. Debopriyo Basu

    Debopriyo Basu3 months ago

    Listening on Oneplus Buds Z

  86. Debopriyo Basu

    Debopriyo Basu3 months ago

    @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.

  87. Aaron Lobo

    Aaron Lobo3 months ago

    @Debopriyo Basu thanks. Have you used both? Also hows the call quality?

  88. Debopriyo Basu

    Debopriyo Basu3 months ago

    @Aaron Lobo Buds Z is much better sounding than Bullets Type C.

  89. Aaron Lobo

    Aaron Lobo3 months ago

    Have you used one Plus type c bullet earphones? Is buds z worth upgrading?

  90. Jayesh G

    Jayesh G3 months ago

    Love it

  91. The Animator Draws

    The Animator Draws3 months ago

    If you see heyday wireless earbuds, dont buy them. The bass is horrible and they feel very cheap.

  92. RUHTAB Singh

    RUHTAB Singh3 months ago

    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!!!!

  93. Onkar Kadam

    Onkar Kadam3 months ago

    And that's how you do a review and comparison... To the point and fun. ❤️

  94. Alex Bradshaw

    Alex Bradshaw3 months ago

    Becca honestly brightens my day.

  95. shreyansh doshi

    shreyansh doshi3 months ago

    Jbl Tws Tune 220 or one plus buds. Which one is better?

  96. Glenn Germain

    Glenn Germain3 months ago

    People be sleeping on anker soundcore

  97. Paul James

    Paul James3 months ago

    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 !

  98. Sekou Terry

    Sekou Terry3 months ago

    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.

  99. vivek daiya

    vivek daiya3 months ago

    SkullCandy Indy Evo actually has a secure fit in my Initial use.

  100. newfnshow031

    newfnshow0313 months ago

    Get the tribit flybuds 3

  101. Jack CC

    Jack CC3 months ago

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

  102. Artem X

    Artem X3 months ago

    Anker?

  103. Ariel

    Ariel3 months ago

    Marry Me

  104. Moe Da

    Moe Da3 months ago

    Which one is good for long calls ?

  105. kingkoy007

    kingkoy0073 months ago

    Great review! Wish you can do a top wireless earbuds for 2020? Not just under a specific price

  106. antzgreen

    antzgreen4 months ago

    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

  107. ‘_’

    ‘_’4 months ago

    Best wireless anti static wrist band

  108. Roshan Deep

    Roshan Deep4 months ago

    I love your hairstyle

  109. Bimo Dwi Satrio

    Bimo Dwi Satrio4 months ago

    Best buds reviewer on the planet!

  110. Tanmay Jamwal

    Tanmay Jamwal4 months ago

    It would be great if they tested ankers

  111. John Jr

    John Jr4 months ago

    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.

  112. SimsForever

    SimsForever4 months ago

    I got the samsung galaxy buds plus for 99 pounds

  113. Sumit Kumar

    Sumit Kumar4 months ago

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