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The Best Earbud & In-Ear Headphones under $40

★ Top Choice


Piston Fit BT


From $26.99

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♥ Runner Up


MA390 Universal


From $29.95

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Runner-Up, Best Budget


Latitude EP-B40


From $29.99

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Budget pick

1MORE Piston Fit BT

★ Top Choice
BUY NOW From $26.99


  • WATER & SWEAT RESISTANT. IPX4 water and sweat resistance protects against the toughest conditions, making these excellent earbuds for any outdoor scenario.
  • SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY. A 10mm dynamic driver produces crystal clear sounds in an ultra-compact design for enhanced efficiency. Enjoy powerful bass and exquisite details in this compact in-ear Bluetooth headphone.
  • COMFORTABLE & DURABLE. These ergonomic Bluetooth earbuds naturally align to the curve of your ears for a more comfortable and secure fit.
  • NON-STOP MUSIC.The 2019 version of Pistion Fit bluetooth wireless earphones use the latest low-power consumption chipset and a high-capacity battery to fuel up to 8-hour of continuous use when fully charged.
  • FAST & STABLE CONNECTION.These in-ear headphones feature an optimized Bluetooth 5 chipset which allows for faster transmission speeds and a more stable connection. Enjoy your indoor/outdoor activities without worrying about your connection dropping.

RHA MA390 Universal

♥ Runner Up
BUY NOW From $29.95


  • High quality, clear audio performance thanks to RHA signature aero phonic design.
  • Frequency response - 16 – 22, 000Hz.


  • ⊕ Affordable.
  • ⊕ Easy to operate.
  • ⊕ Clear mic intelligibility.
  • ⊕ Handsome, understated design.


  • ⊖ Mids are scooped out a bit.


  • Wireless: no.
  • Phone Controls: yes.
  • Type: In-Canal.
  • Connection Type: Stereo 3.5mm.

AUKEY Latitude EP-B40

Runner-Up, Best Budget
BUY NOW From $29.99


  • Extended Playtime: 8 hours of music (about 120 songs) or 240 hours of standby time on a single 1.5-hour charge.
  • Stable & Comfortable Fit: Super-lightweight earbuds with three sizes of ear-tips and in-ear ear-hooks for a customized, firm fit with excellent noise isolation.
  • Package Contents: AUKEY EP-B40 Bluetooth Earbuds, Micro-USB Cable, Three Pairs of Ear-Tips, Three Pairs of In-Ear Ear-hooks, Carrying Pouch, User Manual.
  • Sports Earbuds Design: IPX4-certified water-resistant with internal nano coating to withstand sweat and rain on your run. For convenient carry, the earbuds magnetically fasten around your neck. They’re great for gym workouts and jogs.
  • CD-Quality Wireless Sound: Wirecutter-recommended in-ear headphones with aptX technology for purer wireless audio over Bluetooth 4.1 (with aptX-compatible devices). Get rich, robust sound with punchy bass and a choice of three EQ sound signatures.


  • ⊕ Quick to charge.
  • ⊕ Long battery life.
  • ⊕ Good wireless range.


  • ⊖ Sound is tinny.


  • Water Resistance: IPX4.
  • Weight: 0.46 oz.
  • Cables: Micro-USB.
  • Audio Codecs: aptX, SBC.
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours.
  • Wireless Range: Up to 33 feet.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1.
  • Product Dimensions: 25.67 x 0.94 x 1.14 in.
  • Inputs/Outputs: Micro-USB charging port.

Marshall Mode

Budget pick
BUY NOW From $34.99


  • Marshall Design.
  • Microphone and remote.
  • Big Sound Small Package.