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At the sub $20 bracket your choice of headphones might be a tad limited. However, our list below brings you the best headphones under $20 that have been recommended by expert headphone reviewers. Your best options include some pretty reasonable in-ear models from available from Jlab and Maxwell.

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Sony MDR-EX210B

Sony MDR-EX210B Earbud Style Headphones


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Sony MDR-EX210B
JLab Diego
Koss KSC75
Maxell M&Ms
Maxell M&Ms
Sony MDR-EX210B Earbud Style Headphones
JLab Diego In-Ear Earbud
Koss KSC75 Headphones
Maxell M&Ms 190552 Lightweight Earbuds
Maxell M&Ms 190553 Lightweight Earbuds, Orange
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Release Date
Dec 2012
Nov 2012
Nov 2008
Feb 2009
Feb 2009
Connectivity
Cable
Cable
Design
Ear Buds
Over the Ear
Product Features
Enhanced performance delivers rich, dynamic sound, 13.5mm driver units provide dynamic audio performance, Vertical, in-the-ear style for wearing comfort, Edgy style with youthful colors, 3 sizes of hybrid silicone earbuds for a secure fit

  • Though some may be attracted to the funky style and color patterns the Diego offers, we feel JLab might have fared better if it spent more time on the acoustical design of these headphones.


  • If you are looking for a great set of headphones for use with your laptop or MP3 player, you can't go wrong with the KSC-75s. They are ideal for working out or walking down the street to class. While the aesthetics could be slightly improved, the sound quality for the price is second to none. Fine music listeners into jazz and classical will probably want to shell out the extra money to get a more rich music experience, but for everyday, bass-driven music and atmospheric selections, we highly recommend the KSC-75s.