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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.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...4ddabf4e870d67

Mpow T5: Another well-balanced set. Sound a bit fuller than the Bomaker's at the expense of some detail.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5af03bfcf6be30

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.
https://www.amazon.com/QCY-Wireless-...6541905&sr=8-1

SoundPeats TrueEngine: If you like good bass without losing other frequencies; probably not for you given your comment on bass.
https://www.amazon.com/SOUNDPEATS-Bl...6541942&sr=8-4

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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