Best Budget Wireless Over Ear Headphones

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SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth 7.4 6 7 8 inapt 8 8 Check price
Cowin E7 6.3 5 7 6 3 9 8 Check price
Skullcandy Hesh 3 6 6 10 8 0 5 7 Check price
Skullcandy Hesh 2 5.6 7 7 8 0 5 7 Check price

Nowadays, there are thousands of headphone models that can be bought online or in a usual shop. The problem is that most of them are pretty expensive. Here I want to show you that it is possible to find the best wireless over ear headphones under 100. Famous devices might have some functions you do not need but have to pay for. So, I have chosen two appliances that are affordable and provide decent sound quality.

I focused on over ear headphones since they are the most comfortable among other kinds of these devices. They cover your ears and block out a lot of ambient noise in this way. Professional DJs and others whose job is related to music use exactly over ear appliances. If you want to get maximum comfort while listening to music with headphones, then it is better to choose wireless ones. It will let you move freely and have no problem with an audio cable. All you have to do is to connect the headphones with your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Some modern models even allow connecting to several appliances at the same time. The devices I am going to tell you about do not just provide good sound but also let you look like a million dollars.

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Skullcandy Hesh 3 - best overall

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Skullcandy Hesh 3

Here we have a great budget device with frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz. It is a closed back appliance that has Bluetooth support but does not have NFC. Despite the fact these headphones do not provide active noise canceling, they are quite good at reducing the noises that can be so irritated when you are listening to music. The built-in buttons allow you to answer or end calls. To add, you will have a microphone for this purpose. The large ear cups and the cushioning near the headband make it comfortable to wear for hours.

This appliance is not only nice looking but also lightweight. It has 200 g/7 oz, so you can just put it on your head, turn on favorite songs, and completely forget about the headphones. Skullcandy Hesh 3 is foldable and its ear cups swivel 90 degrees which is great for comfort. It is worth to be noted that the Hesh 3 has 97 dB of sensitivity and 32 Ohm of impedance. Consider that no aptX support is provided by the headphones.

I know you want to know how long the headphones work after they have been fully charged. Thanks to the Rapid Charge technology, you get 4 hours of playback after 10 minutes of charging. However, battery life under normal conditions is 22 hours. The manufacturer gives an opportunity to forget about all the battery limitations and listen to music with an audio cable that you will get with the device.


The bass is powerful and seep. The high frequencies are where these headphones truly shine. The mids are nicely tuned and the low-mids offer plenty of warmth to make the majority of listeners happy. Speaking of the vocals, they are clear. Overall, the sound provided by this pair of budget over ear wireless headphones is sharp, and clarity is perfect. Skullcandy Hesh 3

Key specs

  • Enclosure: closed back
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
  • Sensitivity, dB: 97
  • Weight, g/oz: 200/7
  • Battery life, hrs: 22
  • aptX: no
  • aptX HD: no
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  • The plastic finish resists fingerprints
  • Has a headset power indicator
  • Multi-fold hinges pivot side to side
  • Buttons provide good tactile feedback
  • The plastic is pretty durable and does ott feel cheap at all
  • There is also ample padding on the headband


  • The head-hugging headphones can be painful for those who wear glasses
  • You can only connect to one device at a time

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT This is a closed back pair of headphones with built-in buttons for control. They do not have active noise canceling but thanks to the over ear design the listener is well protected from ambient noise. If while listening to music you got a phone call, you can shoot the breeze with a friend without putting the device off your head, as it has a microphone. The frequency response of the HD 4.40 BT is 18 Hz - 22 kHz, whilst its sensitivity is 113 dB. Consider that the impedance of the device is 18 Ohm. The headphones are made for those who want to go with the times since it supports aptX.

These are one of the best over ear wireless headphones under $100. So, if you do not want to buy a device that costs a pretty penny, I would recommend this model with voice control. The headphones made by Sennheiser feel lightweight because they have only 225 g/7.9 oz. This appliance has a decent battery life which is 25 hours. Just charge it for 2 hours and enjoy music for the whole trip or walk. However, you can start using the headphones as wired any time you want. They come with a 140 cm/4.6 ft cable which is just long enough to be comfortable.

Let's discuss the ways to connect the headphones with other devices. Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT supports Bluetooth 4.0 that allows you to play the songs from your favorite playlists on the phone or tablet. NFC is supported, too.


The low-end is pretty deep and powerful. The low-mids provided by this device are warm but do not get too muddy. When it comes to bass, it is powerful and extended. Acoustic songs and rock/pop music sound very crisp and clear. Keep in mind that they have an EQ, which allows you to customize the audio to make it perfect for you. Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Key specs

  • Enclosure: closed back
  • Frequency response: 18Hz-22KHz
  • Sensitivity, dB: 113
  • Weight, g/oz: 225/7.9
  • Battery life, hrs: 25
  • aptX: yes
  • aptX HD: no
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  • There is a lot of padding to make the headphones comfortable for long listening sessions
  • Despite the fact it is mostly made of plastic and pleather, it is built to last with each part feels very solidly built
  • Fold up nicely to fit in your backpack or even pocket
  • You get it with a soft pouch that makes the device protected from scratches


  • Not very breathable, so not the best choice for doing sports

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