1. Skullcandy Grind

    Skullcandy Grind

    Price as reviewed £39.99
    29 Apr 2015
    Our rating:
    9/10

    The best £40 on-ears you can lay your hands on

  2. SoundMagic E30

    SoundMagic E30

    Price as reviewed £34.00
    30 May 2012
    Our rating:
    9/10

    Probably the very best way to upgrade sound quality without spending a bundle.

  3. SoundMagic E50

    SoundMagic E50

    Price as reviewed £49.99
    29 Jun 2015
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Budget earphones, serious sound

  4. Rock Jaw Alfa Genus

    Rock Jaw Alfa Genus

    Price as reviewed £49.99
    15 Apr 2015
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Great-value earphones with swappable tuning filters

  5. SoundMagic E10S

    SoundMagic E10S

    Price as reviewed £39.99
    20 Nov 2014
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Champion budget earphones get an update

  6. Philips CitiScape Downtown

    Philips CitiScape Downtown

    Price as reviewed £44.35
    27 Sep 2012
    Our rating:
    8/10

    The Philips CitiScape Downtowns are super-comfy Beats Solo HD beaters on the cheap.

  7. Plantronics BackBeat Go

    Plantronics BackBeat Go

    Price as reviewed £45.08
    23 Aug 2012
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Wireless Bluetooth earphones that don't cost the earth.

  8. SoundMagic EH11

    SoundMagic EH11

    Price as reviewed £44.99
    31 May 2012
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Great sport earphones for under £50.

  9. Noontec Zoro headphones

    Noontec Zoro

    Price as reviewed £38.94
    14 Mar 2012
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Zoro takes on Dr. Dre. A rapier versus gangsta rap rapier wit. Who gonna win?

  10. Nocs NS200

    Nocs NS200

    Price as reviewed £49.99
    15 Feb 2012
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Aluminium-bodied earphones for under £50. Don't knock the Nocs.

  11. a-JAYS One+

    Jays a-JAYS One+

    Price as reviewed £29.99
    28 Dec 2011
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Budget earphones with a handsfree housing designed for everyone, not just the iPhone elite.

  12. SoundMagic E10 4

    SoundMagic E10

    Price as reviewed £34.00
    13 Oct 2011
    Our rating:
    8/10

    The SoundMagic E10 are a decent budget upgrade to your bog standard bundled earphones.

  13. a-JAYS Four 2

    Jays a-JAYS Four

    Price as reviewed £45.86
    9 Nov 2011
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Mid-range earbuds with plenty of bass, and just enough class.

  14. DS101-A 2

    Digital Silence DS101-A

    Price as reviewed £38.99
    7 Sep 2011
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Noise cancellation at a budget price. Perfect for those who have to face a public transport commute each morning.

  15. Sennheiser HD 220 Originals

    Sennheiser HD 220 Originals

    Price as reviewed £36.09
    16 Sep 2011
    Our rating:
    8/10

    The Sennheiser HD220 Originals headphones proudly fly the white 'n' blue colours of the Adidas flag.