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One of the best parts of traveling by plane is enjoying the complimentary in-flight movies and on-air entertainment. Sometimes, depending on the airline, some of the movies aren’t yet available for streaming from the most popular services. To indulge in this popular in-flight service, though, you need a pair of wired headphones.
In the event that you don’t have a pair with you, the cabin staff usually walks through the aisle selling some — usually at a slightly elevated rate. Also, credit cards are the only form of payment accepted to get your hands on a pair while in the air.
To avoid this inconvenience and save yourself some money in the long run, you should invest in your own pair of wired headphones, specifically designated for use while you travel.
Luckily, wired headphones are a fraction of the cost of wireless and Bluetooth-enabled headphones. In fact, some of the best-selling picks from brands like JBL, Sony, Philips and more start at just $10.
The best-selling JBL Endurance RUN Wired Sport In-Ear Headphones are only $19.95 and will definitely last you a long time. If you’re trying to go even cheaper, the No. 1 best-selling Sony ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones that over 70,000 shoppers love are 35% off for just $13.
If you’d rather pick up some over-ear headphones to block out that annoying in-flight noise, these super high-quality Philips Audio SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones are on sale for just $74.99. Also, if you’re shopping for the entire family, this wired earbud five-pack is on sale for just $13.
For those who are looking for the tried and true Apple EarPods that started it all, the option with the OG headphone plug is $17.62 while the newer model with the lightning connector is on sale for $17.67.
Check out the 12 best affordable wired headphone picks to snag for your next flight below.
1. Apple EarPods With 3.5mm Headphone Plug, $17.62
3. Betron MK23 Earphones Wired In-Ear Headphones, $13.59 (Orig. $15.99)
4. Sephia SP3060 Earbuds Wired In-Ear Headphones With Tangle-Free Cord, $14.95 (Orig. $19.99)
5. Kirababy Wired Earbuds With Microphone, Pack of 5, $12.99 (Orig. $18.99)
6. Sony ZX Series Wired On-Ear Headphones, $12.99 (Orig. $19.99)
7. Sony In-Ear Earbud Headphones With Mic, $9.99 (Orig. $19.99)
8. Apple EarPods With Lightning Connector, $17.67 (Orig. $29)
9. Philips Audio SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones, $74.99 (Orig. $79.99)
10. Sony ZX110 Over-Ear Dynamic Stereo Headphones, $16 (Orig. $25.36)
11. Artix CL750 Wired Headphones With Microphone And Volume Control, $29.99 (Orig. $37.99)
12. iClever HS01 Kids Headphones With Mic, $15.99 (Orig. $19.99)
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