Best headphones for under £100 at Amazon UK

Best headphones for under £100 at Amazon UK

Here are our favourite headphones for under £100 from Amazon UK.

As well as the excellent sound quality, the Y50's cable is also a decent length, while there's also a soft travel pouch, too. How to choose the best under-£100 headphones for you.

1. AKG Y50

The bright colour choice

AKG Y50 Portable Foldable On-Ear Headphones Earphones with Detachable Cable and In-line Volume Remote/Microphone - Teal

Buy Now £72 amazon uk
These super slick cans from AKG are just fabulous value for money. The Y50s deliver an on-ear pair of headphones equipped with a smart 3D-Axis folding mechanism, detachable 1.2-metre cable with inline, one-button remote/mic and solid speaker frequency response of 16 Hz to 24 kHz. Throw in a 3.5 - 6.3mm adapter and soft travel pouch, as well as the ability to choose from four different earplate colour schemes, and they really do stand out. The bass isn't quite up to Beats standards but overall the sound quality is excellent.

2. Sony MDR-XB650BT

Seriously comfortable headphones

Sony EXTRA BASS XB650BT Wireless Over Ear Headphones - Red

Buy Now £75.00 amazon logo
The rather confusingly named MDR-XB650BT deliver a tasty 30-hour battery life, 30mm neodymium drive unit with Sony's Bass Booster technology for extra punch at the low end, a little too much bass. Really comfortable soft ear cushions, one-touch NFC listening, a frequency response of 20Hz - 20,000Hz and a swivel ear cup design for easy portability, but they do not come with a audio cable input.

3. Creative Outlier

The headphones with loads of source options

Creative Outlier Wireless On-Ear Headphones with Integrated MP3 Player - Black

Buy Now £77.00 amazon logo
If you want something a little different, then the Creative Outlier is a good choice. Creative's headphones can play audio from four different sources, via Bluetooth, a built-in MicroSD card port, USB and AUX-in, meaning that no matter where your music is stored, you can listen to it. Each set of Outliers also come with a selection of coloured accoustic rings, allowing you to customise your look as you see fit. Battery life is about 10 hours which his not as much as some, but there should be enough juice to keep you going.

See also: Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 1 review: The perfect looking speaker


4. Audio Technica ATH-SR5

The quality build option

Audio Technica ATH-SR5 High-Resolution On-Ear Headphone Black

Buy Now £79,00 amazon logo
High resolution headphones, the ATH-SR5s deliver a lightweight and flexible swivel design, soft memory-foam earpads and headband, smartphone detachable cable and, crucially, top sound quality with a 45mm driver diameter and frequency response of 5 - 40,000Hz. As you would expect from Audio Technica, the build quality of the headphones is excellent, with the set weighing in at 165 grams and comes with a carrying pouch.

5. Grado SR80e

Amazing sound quality

Grado SR80e Prestige Series Open Backed Headphone

Buy Now £89 amazon logo
The SR80e deliver an open-back, on-ear design just loaded with cool tech and features. Utilising a 4-conductor connecting cable and special destressed diaphragms, the headphones manage to produce a wider and more open soundstage than previous models, while extras like a non-resonant air chamber and dynamic transducer mean that no matter what type of audio you throw at the SR80e, they deliver great playback. You won't get much better at this price.

6. Bowers & Wilkins P3

The top branded option

Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-Ear Headphones B&W - Black

Buy Now £75 amazon logo
You may know the name but you would not expect a pair of Bowers & Wilkins headphones for under £100! The P3, have a blue and red colour scheme, deliver everything you would expect from a premium audio manufacturer's headphones. A stylish and minamilist design, one which beautifully combines aluminium and custom fabric for a premium finish. With a mylar damped laminate diaphragm, neodymium magnets and dynamic driver to deliver super sound quality and, for the price, unparalleled class. The only thing we found is that they are little tight on your head.

7. MEE audio Air-Fi Touch Advanced Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Great value headphones

MEE audio Air-Fi Touch Advanced Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Touch Control, Headset Functionality, aptX and AAC Support

Buy Now £61.00 amazon logo
Lastly we have this set of wireless headphones from Mee audio. These headphones are the least expensive in our list, offering a futuristic design and good sound quality at a super low price. You don't have to compromise either at the low price, with Bluetooth 4.0, a 24-hour battery life and built-in headset functionality packed in. Not as good as other headphones further up this list but for the money they are pretty good choice 

See also: What to look for in a new pair of headphones


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