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Pre-Prime Day steals are here! The best cheap earbuds, from $18

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3 sets of wireless earbuds with their cases - 2 black, 1 pastel pink
These deals are killer! Time to get your beach buds. (Photo: Amazon)

Hear that? It's the sweet sound of summer deals — Prime Day is headed our way, but deals are already rolling in! Of course, you'd be forgiven for not hearing that sweet sound...if you don't have an excellent pair of earbuds.

The right wireless headphones can be hard to find, especially when you're trying to keep costs down. But we love a challenge, so we went hunting on your behalf. What we found is pretty awesome: Some of the best low-price, high-rated earbuds from across Amazon are on sale — from just $16!

Scroll for amazing earbud deals — and add to cart as soon as you meet your match. At these prices, stock could sell out anytime.

 

These tiny Skullcandy earbuds work just as well as the more expensive brands, and they look cute doing it. Available in six fun colors, these buds pack over 12 hours of battery life, a noise-isolating fit, and are even sweat and water-resistant, so you can wear them to the gym or on a hot summer day. Plus, the case is no bigger than your car key.

"Absolutely love these pods," shared a shopper. "I tried several others 'til I found these. I will never buy anything else but Skullcandy. Price and function make it a no Brainer."

Let's begin with a great set at an amazing price: the Hspro Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds, which you can snag for $18 (down from $29)! These earbuds deliver superior sound with powerful bass, clear vocals, and crisp high tones, and they're easy to set up: One-step Bluetooth pairing means you'll be enjoying your favorite tunes in no time.

"These can't be beat," said one five-star fan. "Sound quality is great, crisp, and clear. Paired right up with my phone, tablet, and car. Run time is great — 4-5 hours and they recharge quickly. These are a really good deal."

Next up are the super-popular Tozo T10 Bluetooth 5.3 Wireless Earbuds, on sale now for just $22, down from $40.These Tozo T10's deliver powerful bass, a mellow midrange, and clear treble. Sounds like no treble at all, to us (heh heh!). They're waterproof and sweat-proof, so feel free to use them at the gym or beach. Not to bury the lead, but they have a mind-blowing 196,000+ five-star reviews on Amazon!

"I was thoroughly impressed with the Tozo T10," wrote one of the zillions of happy reviewers. "The packaging was incredible, the build quality is top notch, and an amazing set of features for the price even if the price was twice as high. Wireless charging, IPX8 waterproofing, high quality 8mm sound driver, and bluetooth v5.0 are just a few of the high end features the T10's have to offer...All in all for the price I could not find a better earbud on the market."

Clocking in at 32,000+ five-star reviews, the Kurdene Bluetooth 5.2 Wireless Earbuds are currently on sale for a mere $23 (down from $30). These wireless wonders provide pure balanced audio and clarity output for all music genres with loud sound, rich bass, clear midrange, balanced treble and high definition. Best of all, a single charge will give you a full 8 hours of listening, while the charging case extends that to 48 hours — so you can use your earbuds all day, without missing a beat.

"Normally I don’t give 5 stars, BUT I am this time," raved one audiophile. "I have been searching for wireless headphones for a while. I tried a few pairs but nothing compared to these...I will be buying these as gifts for family now that I have my pair."

If you're looking for a rugged over-ear pair that you can count on to stay put while you exercise, look no further: The Bmanl Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are the pair for you, with a price drop right now from $50 to $30. They're designed for sports, with a secure fit that won’t shift or fall out during long hours of training.

Reviewers love them: "I like the way the earbuds fit. Over-the-ear rubber pieces help secure the earbuds in my ears unlike AirPods, which tend to fall out when I run. Also the sound is great. Practically cancels all outside noise...Overall I am very satisfied with the earbuds," wrote one enthusiast.

On sale for 50% off, the iLuv TB100 Wireless Earbuds have scored more than 37,700 five-star ratings from reviewers! Expect crystal clear music with exceptional accuracy and clarity, and a Bluetooth connection that won't quit.

"A hidden gem," said one fan about the iLuv's. "The price was unbelievably good. So far they've exceeded my expectations! They are very easy to use...the sound quality is comparable to Apple Airpod Gen-1, definitely adequate for everyday listening."

Eliminate the stress of worrying just how much charge your buds have left. The Tagry Bluetooth Headphones — discounted to $35 (down from $50) show you exactly where your charge is at. The dual digital LED power display on the case indicates the power level of both charging case and earbuds. Audio-wise? Expect powerful bass, stunning treble and clear mids.

"They were much more affordable than other alternatives...The sound is clear and sometimes I forget I have them on. Great purchase for someone looking to test the waters into soundproof headphones," reports a five-star reviewer.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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