AMP3′s Buyers Guide for the Best 5 Earphones Below £50

Buyers Guide: Best 5 Earphones Below £50


Here at AMP3 we understand that not everyone wants or can afford to spend hundreds of pounds on earphones, which is why we’ve selected 5 of the best earphones under £50 to help people find earphones that meet their requirements and don’t break the bank!


SoundMAGIC E10S In-Ear Earphones with Mic & Remote

To kick off the list we have the updated version of one of the all-time best sellers at AMP3: the SoundMAGIC E10S.

SoundMAGIC E10S - £39.99

SoundMAGIC E10S – £39.99


The E10S takes the already excellent E10 earphones and make them better, by adding an inline remote and microphone compatible with all smartphones. SoundMAGIC’s addition of the genius ‘smart switch’ – want to use the E10S with your iPhone? No problem, just leave the switch in position ‘A’. Have a Samsung or Sony? Simply move the switch to position ‘B’.


What makes the SoundMAGIC E10S great?

Excellent sound quality

Works with virtually any smartphone

Accessories and case are very handy


What isn’t so good?

Perhaps not bassy enough for some

More expensive than SoundMAGIC E10


See the SoundMAGIC E10S HERE


SoundMAGIC PL11 In-Ear Super Bass Earphones


SoundMAGIC PL11 – £17.99

Next up is another great offering from SoundMAGIC, the PL11’s. Another great in-canal earphone from SoundMAGIC built specifically for those demanding more bass. The PL11’s design allows for super deep bass frequencies not normally found at this price point, whilst not sacrificing the mids and highs.


What makes the SoundMAGIC PL11 Earphones great?

Great bass response

Huge sound at this price point

Nice carry bag included


What isn’t so good?

Can be fatiguing if used for extensive periods

Perhaps too bassy for some


See the SoundMAGIC PL11 earphones HERE


Sony MDR-EX650AP Smartphone-capable Earphones


Sony MDR-EX650AP – £45.00


Sony MDR-EX650APT earphones – £45.00

Sony has been releasing a raft of new earphones, and the MDR-EX650AP Smartphone-capable Earphones are on the budget end. Don’t let this fool you though; the EX650AP’s have been well designed to bring you great quality sound at a budget price.


Designed with compact drivers clad in brass, the EX650AP earphones offer a clear and stable sound. The earphones are capable of producing frequencies from 5Hz – 28,000 Hz so you’ll never miss a soaring high note, or the deep rumble of bass.


What makes the Sony MDR-EX650AP great?

Clear, Stable sound

Frequency range of 5Hz-28,000Hz

Very light at only 9g


What’s not so great?

Angled earphones may not suit every ear

Only one-button remote


See the Sony MDR-EX650AP earphones HERE


Dunu DN-22M Detonator Full Range Noise-isolating IEM Earphones


DUNU DN-22M Detonator - £29.00

DUNU DN-22M Detonator – £29.00

The Dunu DN-22M Detonator earphones offer great isolation and sound quality at a bargain price; at only £29.00 you get more than your money’s worth of sound, not to mention the multitude of accessories bundled with the Detonators.


The stylish design incorporates a cable-tie to help prevent tangles when not in use, and Dunu’s professional tuning means they are great for any genre of music. If you want quality at a budget the DN-22M’s are worth considering.


What makes the Dunu DN-22M Detonator Noise Isolating Earphones great?

Balanced sound

Lots of handy accessories

Microphone & 1-button control


What’s not so great?

Slightly sharper high-end may fatigue


See the Dunu DN-22M Detonator Earphones HERE


Brainwavz Delta IEM Earphones

Brainwavz Delta IEM - £12.50

Brainwavz Delta IEM – £12.50

For those truly on a budget the Brainwavz are our cheapest earphones. Don’t let the small price tag put you off, these earphones deliver great sound for their price bracket. With all-metal housings which are rare at this price, the Delta IEMs are tuned to sound good with any genre of music.


Strong vocal and instrument separation and a balanced bass response mean the Brainwavz Delta IEM represent astounding value for money.


What makes the Brainwavz Delta IEM Earphones great?

Instruments and vocals reproduced with clarity


Incredible value


What’s not so great?

Bass could be more refined

45° jack may not suit some


See the Brainwavz Delta IEM Earphones HERE

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