What are the Best Headphones under 200 Dollars?

With so much choice available on the market, it’s often difficult to distinguish between a poor quality and good quality headphones. For this reason, we thought it would be a good idea to write up a list of the best headphones under 200 dollars.

Personal Preferences

Before we move onto our list, it is important to consider the fact that everyone has their own set of preferred features. What might appeal to us might not necessarily appeal to you. This is why we recommend people comment and let us know if we have missed anything out. We would be more than happy to change this post if someone can provide evidence that a particular pair of headphones that we have missed out should be on this list.

Now that we got that out of the way, lets continue on with our list.

  1. Sennheiser HD 598

The Sennheiser HD 598s are an excellent pair of headphones.To put it simply, the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones are one of the top headphones under 200 dollars right now. Nothing else in this price range can really compete. What’s even more surprising is that they only cost $150. That’s an excellent price for such a high quality pair of headphones. Sennheiser is obviously a very popular headphone brand and is rated very highly by the audiophile community.

The design of the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones is also something different. It looks luxurious and the cream color looks beautiful. It’s the same color you would see in the seats of a Ferrari 458 Italia. That’s very different from a regular pair of headphones. In fact, I don’t think I have ever seen headphones with a similar color. It will look very flashy if you’re listening to music on the train.

The sound quality is fantastic and definitely meets the strict standards of audiophiles. This places the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones number one on our list, and well ahead of the competition.

  1. Sennheiser Momentum Over-Ear Headphones

It’s quite obvious that Sennheiser is the king of the headphones market, especially within this price range. The Sennheiser Momentum headphones feature a stunning black and red design that is sure to turn heads. The build quality is something special and arguably even better than the Sennheiser HD 598s.

The sound quality is very good and we found it to be quite balanced. If you’re primarily looking for bass, these are the headphones you should be buying. They are much better than those overpriced Beats by Dre headphones. The price is a bit on the expensive side and will set you back roughly $160. That’s more than the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones and to be honest with you, we think the 598s are actually better. Still though, if you’re looking for good bass and don’t want cream-colored headphones, the Sennheiser Momentum over-ear headphones are one of the best headphones under $200 and a very good choice.

  1. Shure SRH840 – One of the Best Headphones under 200 Dollars

Shure headphones are so good; it’s almost compulsory to include them on every list. Like Sennheiser, Shure is very well regarded within the audiophile community, and produces top quality headphones. Their customer service is also top notch, and they’re always willing to sort out any issues customers might have.

The Shure SRH840 headphones are the most expensive on this list, costing around $195. That is quite high and you might be better off going for one of the two options above. However, there is no denying that the Shure SRH840 headphones are of amazing quality. They’re just so comfortable to use, and whilst the sound quality wasn’t as good as the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones, we just couldn’t put down the Shures. The size and comfort is literally perfect and you can clearly see that a lot of thought has gone into making these headphones.

We hope this list was of some use to you. We have picked out the three best pairs of headphones under 200 dollars and are sure that you won’t find better value for money anywhere else. It’s always good to hear about others’ opinions so let us know whether you agree with our list or not.

Will you be Buying the New 24K Gold HTC One M9?

Since Apple introduced the iPhone 5S in a wide variety of different colors, demand for gold-colored smartphones has increased greatly. It seems though, that HTC has taken this to a whole new level.

Just a few days ago, HTC announced a 24-karat gold edition of its popular flagship device, the One M9. We’re not sure if it’s such a good idea. It’s just way too flashy and realistically, there won’t be too many people who can afford to buy a 24-karat phone. Imagine what would happen when you need to upgrade.

The HTC One M7 Revolution

Here at BjOng, HTC is probably our favorite smartphone maker but they’re really falling behind. The One M7 was a revolutionary device and those dual front speakers were insane. For the past two years though, HTC hasn’t really introduced anything new. Even the design of the One M9 is the same as its predecessor. This makes me question as to why HTC are wasting their time on producing these pointless limited edition smartphones when they could be using their resources to come up with new innovative features. The One M9 didn’t sell nearly as well as the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6.

We realize that marketing played a huge part and of course, HTC can’t match Apple or Samsung when it comes to resources. However, when you look back to the release of the HTC One M7, it was voted as the Best smartphone of 2013 and millions of units were sold. It almost feels like HTC has given up and is happy to keep 3rd place in the Smartphone wars. With Motorola catching up though, we feel that HTC could be in even more trouble.

Why the Google Glass Failed So Miserably

When the Google Glass was first announced, there was a sense of excitement amongst the technology fans. This was a device that could have changed everything, and with Google having more money than they know what to do with, I honestly thought the Google Glass would go on to become a very successful product. It’s a shame then, that it’s completely disappeared and there have been no real news about it in the last 6 months or so.

Importance of Being User-Friendly

It’s very surprising that Google managed to mess this up. The most important thing would have been to consider the design. If you want a product to be used by consumers, it must be user-friendly. The current Google Glass looks very ugly and not something a normal person would wear on the street. They also took way too long to get the product out onto the market. With the developer version costing over $1,000, it was never going to catch on with consumers and that ultimately led to its downfall.

The Google Glass looks to be a very useful gadget but consumers haven't took its introduction well.


There were also privacy concerns, which I feel played a huge part in its failure. It was basically possible to record anything you see on the street, without the other person not knowing. As you can imagine, a lot of people didn’t like this. Apparently, a few people verbally abused a reporter because he was wearing Google Glass, and this detracts other people from using it.

I do think Google could have done things much better if they truly wanted this product to be successful. However, I don’t think Google were particularly bothered and it was more of an experiment for them. There were just too many issues to tackle and once Google realized this, it was already too late. Heck, even cinemas banned the use of Google Glass because people could just record entire films and this would have lead to copyright issues.