Best Noise Isolating Earbuds Under 100

Best Noise Isolating Earbuds Under 100

Sports sessions, mountain bike tricks, boredom in the subway or in the queue at the post office…

What could be better than good music in those moments? Noise isolating earbuds will allow you to be in your bubble until you forget you have them in your ears… Magic!

However, if you want total isolation, you can opt for earphones that look like earplugs.

Without further ado, here is a selection of the best noise isolating earbuds under 100.

Best Noise Isolating Earbuds Under 100


Boltune True Wireless Earbuds

Overall Rating: 5/5

JBL Tune 120TWS

Overall Rating: 3/5


Overall Rating: 4/5

1. TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Neckband Bluetooth Headphones

Known throughout the world for the quality of its components and the finish of its products, the Chinese firm Taotronics is slowly but surely establishing itself as a must in the world of high-tech.

Created in 2008, the brand offers a model of in-ear noise cancelling earphones that lives up to its reputation.

Here, its ultra-sophisticated aluminum construction offers a metal alloy in a matte black finish of the most beautiful effect. In addition to a very elegant design, the earphones are equipped with a noise reduction system of 25 dB for a total immersion without environmental disturbance for more than 15 hours thanks to their Lithium-Ion battery.

In addition, their "Monitoring" mode allows you to increase your vigilance in all circumstances. Simply press the dedicated button to clearly hear the sound announcements present in planes or trains.

In addition, the "Integrated MEMS for Noise Reduction" microphone offers its user a hands-free smartphone kit worthy of the biggest brands with clear calls and uninterrupted voice transmissions.

In terms of sound quality, the Taotronics ANC does not disappoint with a spectrum respected thanks to precise highs, midrange present and enveloping bass.

Practical, its very complete remote control integrates all the functions necessary for a simplified use.

Very ergonomic, it includes a play/pause button, a call take and reject button, a volume button, a button for navigating between music titles, and the monitor button.

Indeed, the earphones are delivered with a carrying pouch, an airplane adapter, a USB micro-cable, 6 ear tips and 4 hooks for an optimal comfort of use.

2. JBL Tune 120TWS Noise Isolating Earbuds

Available at less than $70, they are among the least expensive "big brand" references on the market.

The JBL Tune 120TWS are obviously not a luxury item, but the essentials are assured. The plastics used are of honest quality, and the assembly, even if it is not always of impeccable precision (the case flap being the most visible illustration of this), appears to be sufficiently robust. The earphones are magnetized to the case when they are put away, which prevents them from unexpectedly taking the powder when opened.

The buttons can be used to pause or restart playback, navigate between tracks, or activate the voice assistant on your phone. As is unfortunately still very often the case with true wireless headphones, there is no way to adjust the volume from the headphones; you must always make up your mind to do it directly on the source device.

If the Tune 120TWS do little more than the union minimum on practical considerations, it is on the other hand in terms of sound performance that they offer us their biggest and most beautiful surprise.

Far from the unbalanced and imprecise sounds that we are unfortunately still used to hearing with true wireless entry-level and mid-range in-ear monitors, JBL's headphones surprise us with their mastery. Without being perfectly neutral, they accentuate the lively feel of the sound without compromising its naturalness or transparency.

We also noted the beautiful extension of the treble extremes and their perfectly measured presence, which contribute to a very pleasant stage width - and, again, quite unusual from wireless headphones. Although the level of detail is a little light, there is no excessive aggression, sibilance or acidity, even at high volume.

So the Tune 120TWS is more than up to the task, and it manages to deliver a sound reproduction that's not at all brilliant, but musical, and without any real major flaws - and therefore extremely versatile.

3. Ugreen HiTune Wireless Earbuds

The real wireless headphone industry is booming and there is now no Chinese brand already strong in the landscape that hasn't launched its own pair. This is also the case with Ugreen HiTune, or in-ear headphones with Qualcomm's QCC3020 chip with aptX support.

The Ugreen HiTune returns a good sound overall although they mainly favor low frequencies, to the detriment of mediums and highs.. It didn't feel bad, but you have to like a nice full-bodied sound and pushed on the low frequencies. The volume is very high and this will help to ensure good insulation.

The Ugreen HiTune has a 60mAh battery for each earphone, as well as a 300mAh battery located in the charging box.

With such a large battery, these earphones have an infinite autonomy, in fact, with maximum volume, I managed to get an average of 9 hours of continuous music playback, to which must be added the approx. 3 recharges guaranteed by the case.

The headphones are equipped with CVC 8.0 noise reduction technology to eliminate background noise and improve voice reproduction.

The Ugreen HiTune are sold on Amazon for $39.99, a fairly balanced if we consider their generous characteristics.

All in all, we're up against some TWS headphones that are balanced in every way, with good construction, excellent range and good sound, as long as you like the nice full-bodied bass. The only thing that might make you choose something else is that they're generously sized, but otherwise they get good ratings.

4. Boltune True Wireless Earbuds

First surprise with these headphones that at first glance seem to be pale copies of Apple Airpods: they offer a gigantic autonomy of 40 hours, with 6 hours of continuous use. Enough to show that the more famous brands' models, which are also much more expensive.

Another positive point is the use of USB-C, which allows a high charging speed. A full charge can be obtained in 1.5 hours.

Just like the previous model, the Boltune is equipped with the CVC 8.0 system, for crystal-clear phone calls!

As for the sound, the Boltune are not to be outdone, with punchy basses and very well defined mids, which will delight pop and rock lovers. The only small reproach: we would have liked a slightly cleaner sound, the fault lies in the slightly confused high frequencies.

In summary, we can say that Boltune earbuds offer a very good quality/price ratio, with an autonomy rarely seen at this price. On the other hand, if you're a hi-fi enthusiast, the Boltune are a little below the standard.

Chris Wilson

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