We’ve shown a lot of love for the Bose QC35s here on Android Central, and while we definitely recommend checking them out, we also understand that not everyone is willing to throw down $ 350 on a pair of headphones. If you still want a pair of quality cans but also want to save some cash, these are our five favorite cheaper alternatives!

For the bass lovers

Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones

The XB950N1 pack a big punch despite being $ 100 less than the QC35s. These have the most bass out of any other headphones on our list, there’s Bluetooth and NFC support, and all settings can be configured via the Sony Headphones Connect app.

$ 248 at Amazon

Available in three unique colors

Cowin E7 Active Noise Canceling Headphones

The Corwin E7 is Amazon’s Choice for noise canceling headphones, and for good reason. Available in three colors (black, white, and purple), the E7 offers 40mm large-aperture drivers, deep bass, active noise canceling, and Bluetooth + NFC connectivity. The battery’s also rated for 30 hours of use on a single charge!

$ 69 at Amazon

The cheapest pick on our list

TaoTronics Active Noise Canceling Headphones

TaoTronics’ headphones punch way above their $ 50 price tag. The noise canceling works great, the ear cups swivel 90° so you can get the perfect fit, and the 30 hours of battery life is fantastic. The dual 40mm drivers are powerful and a built-in mic allows for voice calls.

$ 53 at Amazon

The QC35s’ closest competitor

Sony WH1000XM2 Noise Canceling Headphones

For around $ 50 less than the QC35s, Sony’s WH100XM2 are considered to be some of the best headphones you can buy right now. You get 30 hours of battery, top-of-the-line noise canceling, Bluetooth and NFC, and plenty more.

$ 298 at Amazon

24-hour battery life and great Bluetooth range

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Last but not least, Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 offers a lot of value for well under $ 200. You can listen for up to 24 hours on a single charge, the Bluetooth range is up to 100 meters, and you get a free travel case. Plantronics also touts natural mid-tones rich bass, crisp highs, and superior noise cancelation.

$ 172 at Amazon

You’ve got options

If you’re on a particularly tight budget, the Cowin E7 and TaoTronics headphones offer some of the best bang-for-your-buck around. They might not be the most premium headphones ever, but they sound great and definitely get the job done. The Sony WH1000XM2 are still pretty expensive, but as we mentioned above, they’re widely considered to be among the best headphones at any price. No matter what you end up choosing, you really can’t go wrong.

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