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Bluetooth cell headphones under $50 + OK sound?

I bought the Audio-Technica ATH-CK200BTBK bluetooth in-ear headphone because of the company's reputation for sound quality. Oh boy, was it a mistake! I was really surprised to hear such tinny sound, comparable to the $6 Radio Shack earbuds I had. At first I thought perhaps I did something wrong or I needed to adjust a setting, but upon searching the internet, I discovered this model is a weak product.

Can I appeal to the collective expertise of the forum to recommend something better? I'm looking for

-- $50 or less
-- Bluetooth (for gym use), OK with charging with a cable
-- can be used to talk on the phone
-- OK sound

I care about sound quality, but I know for $50 I can't expect that much. I would like it to sound at least as good as my cell phone's crappy speaker.

I don't need extra bass. I'm a classical music/jazz/audiobook listener.

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Fortunately, there are quite a few $50 sets that actually sound pretty good. Here are a few:

Bomaker Sifi: I use these myself. They're a well-balanced, detailed, polite sounding set; will sound fantastic with the music you mention.

Mpow T5: Another well-balanced set. Sound a bit fuller than the Bomaker's at the expense of some detail.

OCY T5: This set focuses on upper-mids and highs so a pretty bright sound with little bass; I personally do not like this sound, but many folks do. You may actually really like this set.

SoundPeats TrueEngine: If you like good bass without losing other frequencies; probably not for you given your comment on bass.

There are others from makers like Tranya, Haylou, and Tronsmart, but the ones above are solid sets. Anker also makes some good stuff, but cost a bit more and tend to have a darker sound signature.

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