The best wireless earbuds under $100 (2020)

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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) -
Skullcandy Indy Evo (Amazon) -
OnePlus Buds (Amazon) -
OnePlus Buds Z (OnePlus) -
1MORE Piston Buds (1MORE) -
JBL Tune 215TWS (JBL) -
JLab Epic Air ANC (JLab) -
How Becca tests and reviews wireless earbuds:
Becca’s Spotify playlist -
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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Josiah Delio
Josiah Delio 20 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just bought the indie evos and I gotta say I'm not impressed. The overall quality was disappointing
faisal moidutty
faisal moidutty ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Becca rocks.... Awesome 👍
Tokiomi Tohsaka
Tokiomi Tohsaka ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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.
Lidzz 101
Lidzz 101 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The Skull candy indy evo’s are on sale on amazon for $54!
Wendy Tully
Wendy Tully 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Much appreciated for the 'great review' on earbuds.
DEM BLAAZE 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Androgynous child like person reviewing earbuds? How can we take her seriously? 🤯
Khalid Alamin
Khalid Alamin 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No Truengine SE 3 ???
Kyreem 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I love her!
Kartikey Verma
Kartikey Verma 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Me waiting for JBL review
heyimjed 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Such a good review and seems like a very nice person as well. Love da vid
Brian Pupecki
Brian Pupecki 5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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
Samuel Sawian
Samuel Sawian 6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You’re cool. You should do more reviews. Also, great smile 😊
Aldo Arroyo
Aldo Arroyo 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
and the JBL????
Immortal Potato
Immortal Potato 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Nah mate. Try the Tozo nc9
Strahinja Prole
Strahinja Prole 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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.
Scorehound 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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.
Shea Kadoke
Shea Kadoke 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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
Ryan 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Very very good review. Thumbs up.
S.E. 18
S.E. 18 10 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Soundpeats has very solid options for less than $50
Marc Michael
Marc Michael 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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.
Robert Charles
Robert Charles 11 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Awesome wireless earbuds. I love them so much.
Sri Tej Koduru
Sri Tej Koduru 13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hey, I have been using buds z from OnePlus, they are awesome!
Aaron Lobo
Aaron Lobo 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Sri Tej Koduru yup, thought of waiting until May, maybe with 9 series they might get some additional to buds too! Well hopefully lol.
Sri Tej Koduru
Sri Tej Koduru 7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@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!
Aaron Lobo
Aaron Lobo 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@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?
Sri Tej Koduru
Sri Tej Koduru 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Aaron Lobo I was one of the first to get budsZ delivered in India!
Aaron Lobo
Aaron Lobo 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks* haha
Shafi Mohd
Shafi Mohd 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What do you feel about Edifier x3?
super spoon56
super spoon56 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
someone: its wirelesss me: there not wireless inside wires they are in the buds
Niidea1986 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pay a bit more and get the samsung live. They are simply better.
Will Lord
Will Lord 16 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 ☺️
Shashikant Choubey
Shashikant Choubey 17 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How beautiful can person be.. Becca undoubtedly is ❤️
Nathan Flores
Nathan Flores 18 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
should i buy the skullcansy indy anc or the galaxy buds live?
Duchard Joseph
Duchard Joseph 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thank you for this review Becca! Skull candies for the win 🙌🏾
Izzie 19 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
SoundPeats H1 and Sonic need to be added
Nihar Bhaskar
Nihar Bhaskar 20 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thankyou for this video
Steven Casteel
Steven Casteel 21 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Downvoted for virtue signaling with a mask OUTSIDE for a video. Lame.
David Slokar
David Slokar 22 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The skullcandy buds are 50dollars now
Nawaz Khan
Nawaz Khan 25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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
Mohit Verma
Mohit Verma 25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This is what we actually needed ❤️
Vishnu Makham
Vishnu Makham 25 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hey Becca , can you guys do a review on best smart watches also?, This one was great!!
Debopriyo Basu
Debopriyo Basu 26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Listening on Oneplus Buds Z
Debopriyo Basu
Debopriyo Basu 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@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.
Aaron Lobo
Aaron Lobo 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Debopriyo Basu thanks. Have you used both? Also hows the call quality?
Debopriyo Basu
Debopriyo Basu 8 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Aaron Lobo Buds Z is much better sounding than Bullets Type C.
Aaron Lobo
Aaron Lobo 9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Have you used one Plus type c bullet earphones? Is buds z worth upgrading?
Jayesh G
Jayesh G 26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Love it
The Animator Draws
The Animator Draws 26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
If you see heyday wireless earbuds, dont buy them. The bass is horrible and they feel very cheap.
RUHTAB Singh 26 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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!!!!
Onkar Kadam
Onkar Kadam 27 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And that's how you do a review and comparison... To the point and fun. ❤️
Animating Alex
Animating Alex 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Becca honestly brightens my day.
shreyansh doshi
shreyansh doshi 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Jbl Tws Tune 220 or one plus buds. Which one is better?
Glenn Germain
Glenn Germain 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
People be sleeping on anker soundcore
Paul James
Paul James 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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 !
Sekou Terry
Sekou Terry 28 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
First off, excellent review. I would have loved an opinion on Sony's WF-XB700 (Around $60 as of writing). They only have IPX4 compared to IPX55 for the OnePlus buds, but I wonder if the "extra bass" claimed by Sony holds up.
vivek daiya
vivek daiya 29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
SkullCandy Indy Evo actually has a secure fit in my Initial use.
newfnshow031 29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Get the tribit flybuds 3
Jack CC
Jack CC ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have subscribed, but I bought Racokky MA15 earbuds a few days ago, the price is only £25.99, they sound pretty good. Thanks
Artem X
Artem X ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ariel ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Marry Me
Moe Da
Moe Da ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Which one is good for long calls ?
kingkoy007 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great review! Wish you can do a top wireless earbuds for 2020? Not just under a specific price
antzgreen ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Lmao Small ear/tiny ear hole person here: I know it doesn't fall under 100$ 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
‘_’ ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Best wireless anti static wrist band
Roshan Deep
Roshan Deep ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I love your hairstyle
Bimo Dwi Satrio
Bimo Dwi Satrio ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Best buds reviewer on the planet!
Tanmay Jamwal
Tanmay Jamwal ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It would be great if they tested ankers
John Jr
John Jr ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
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.
SimsForever ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I got the samsung galaxy buds plus for 99 pounds
Sumit Kumar
Sumit Kumar ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
That Mac Pro in the background when talking about low budget tech 😵
Pulkit Chaudhary
Pulkit Chaudhary ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Her hairstyle👀😻
David ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Galaxy Buds Plus are always on sale for $99 and are way better than any of these
Cowicide ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Excellent video. It's great to see someone review things like this with a budget in mind. Too many reviewers seem to think most of their viewers are all independently wealthy and money is no object.
Lolitha Ratnayake
Lolitha Ratnayake ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
you missed moto charge buds which comes for free with box of moto g play $200 phone
Constantijn ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Excellent review!
Rahul Pratyush
Rahul Pratyush ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Am I the only one who’s getting troubles opening becca’s playlist
Vincent Nicopolsky
Vincent Nicopolsky ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I have to say: I love Becca's videos. She's so sweet
Cassidy Liston
Cassidy Liston ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Your video on the Pixel Buds convinced me to get them... but the left bud kept losing sync with my Pixel4a5g. So I returned them for the Samsung Galaxy Buds+. They're okay, I guess, and only $90 on a Black Friday sale.
Kunj Chauhan
Kunj Chauhan ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Which phone is that?
Football is here
Football is here ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why is she so dry?
Linda Duffy
Linda Duffy ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
what would you suggest for me who can't get buds to fit since I have ear canals as small as most kids? Even with the smallest tips, they fall out.
gcforreal ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You and dieter bohn are 2 of my favorite tech reviewers. Keep it up !
Hilal Younus
Hilal Younus ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
What abt the beats flex?
Aditya Kashyap
Aditya Kashyap ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Damn this playlist is great!! Pumpin up the indie jams on the earbuds!! I like it
dhruv holla
dhruv holla ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I got the Jabra elite 65ts for 30 dollars lol
Nawaz Khan
Nawaz Khan ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Hi Becca, Love from India. Thank You For The Awesome Video.
jonteaches ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Becca, you’re wonderful. 🙏
PNWHookSet ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Skip all of these. For $20 you can get the RUMIXI Model H01. Does everything these do and more; the ear bud case acts as a charger for your buds and a 2000mAh powerbank for a quick charge for other devices. Look it up at Amazon. Wont be disappointed and good starter pair. These big tech channels are just paid ads for big companies, not for helping consumers.
flawedhypothesis ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Not to take anything from an excellent reviewer, but these things are vastly overrated. If they (Apple et al) hadn't killed the headphone jack to create this market space it would never have taken hold.
shishir shohan
shishir shohan ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I use 5 dollar wired earphones. Work fine for me.
varun krishna
varun krishna ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The link the the JBL earphone is broken
Ravi Shekhar
Ravi Shekhar ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The spotify music link is not working somehow. I follow your playlists closely. 🙂 Please check
Cesar Gonzalez
Cesar Gonzalez ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
that red jacket is hot.
Ryan Jacob
Ryan Jacob ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How do the Galaxy Buds Plus stack up against these?
Divyank Karolia
Divyank Karolia ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Me here watching this video using One Plus Buds Z, makes this review even good.
SKEKMAL ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why do all of these have the same airpod copy design?
BEn d over
BEn d over ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I just one ankler
Yunchieh Wen
Yunchieh Wen ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How about xiaomi wireless earphone 2
LilyAnzu ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
my first earbuds was soundpeats truefree, really cheap but has a great soundquality but keep falling out my ears. Now i'm using buds live and it's goood, fit in my ears so well, can wear it for hours without get any pain, and the sound is great. so happy.
PocariPocari ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
2 years life span... my wired headphones have lasted me 20 years lol..
Đeath Vader
Đeath Vader ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Good Lord imagine watching all this
Đeath Vader
Đeath Vader ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Lol @ anyone paying near $100.for tiny earphones. LOLOLOLOL
Rijiva shah
Rijiva shah ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The answer should be OPPO W51. Try it
Gem Iñigo
Gem Iñigo ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Damm those are some Lucky TWSs. ♥ I wish I was a TWS and get to wear by Becca. 😔
Garrett Wease
Garrett Wease ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Becca subtly flexing with that Mac Pro in the background.
Donald salazar
Donald salazar ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
so she basically ignored all of the 5 star-rated buds that are sold through Amazon.
The 9-2-5 Outlaw Does Tech
The 9-2-5 Outlaw Does Tech ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Becca, Your hairstyle is epic!
Kevin Penfold
Kevin Penfold ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Crazy there were no Anker earbuds on this. But great job Becca! Love your reviews.
Jim Stoltzfus
Jim Stoltzfus ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Love my Anker Liberty Airs, highly recommend adding to your list.
Justin McCrum
Justin McCrum 15 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yeah, this list is truly misrepresented without including Anker.
Rusko Kollektiv
Rusko Kollektiv ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 have been great. USB C charging, great sound, 10 charges, and tons of different ear tips and wings to swap around and find a perfect fit. They've become my favorite sound company lately.
randy tahsin
randy tahsin ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You missed Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2!
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