7 Best Affordable FPV Headsets under $100

Ever since we saw the first version of Quanum’s DIY FPV Goggle, affordable FPV headsets have started flooding the market en masse. These days, buyers have plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping for sub-$100 FPV headsets.

This can be a bit of a problem since there are so many different models around; it can be quite time consuming determining what’s best for you. In this comparison list, we’ve brought together 7 of the best entry level FPV headsets that cost less than $100. These headsets were selected based on the value they offer and their features.

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  • Model
  • Resolution
  • Screen size
  • Channels
  • Diversity antennas
  • Video recorder (DVR)
  • Adjustable lens
  • AV in
  • AV out
  • Weight
  • Battery
  • Battery included
  • Earphone jack
  • Battery mount
  • Tripod mount
  • Other features
Editor's Choice

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$99.99

  • Eachine VR D2
  • 800 X 480
  • 5 inch
  • 40
  • 324g
  • 7.4V (2S)
  • Rear of head
  • Low battery alarm (buzzer)
Best Value

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$65.99

  • Eachine VR009
  • 800 X 480
  • 5 inch
  • 40
  • 258g
  • 7-17V (2S-4S)
  • Rear of head
  • Low battery LED

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$79.99

  • Eachine EV800
  • 800 X 480
  • 5 inch
  • 40
  • 349g
    (with battery)
  • 3.7V (1S) 2000mAh
    (built-in)
  • Built-in battery
    (can accept 5V power banks or 2S/3S batteries mounted externally)
  • Detacheable monitor, battery LED indicator

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$49.99

  • Eachine VR008
  • 480 X 272
  • 4.3 inch
  • 40
  • 248g
  • 7-11V (2S-3S)
  • On top of headset or side of head strap
  • Dual antennas, built-in speaker

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$89.99

  • UFO FPV V3
  • 800 X 480
  • 5 inch
  • 40
  • 320g
    (without battery)
  • 7.4V (2S)
  • Side of head strap
  • Built-in OSD
18% Off

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$78.46

  • JJRC F01
  • 800 X 480
  • 5 inch
  • 64
  • 491g
    (with battery)
  • 3.7V (1S)
  • Inside headset
    (removable)
  • Built-in speaker

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$65.99

  • UFO FPV DIY
  • 800 X 480
  • 5 inch
  • 40
  • 300g
    (without battery)
  • 7-17V (2S-4S)
  • Inside headset
    (removable)
  • Padded face mask with faux leather
Eachine VR D2

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In terms of sophistication and features, the VR D2 is leader of the pack here. It is also the most expensive — priced at $99.99. However, with diversity antennas and a DVR for recording your flights, this headset offers plenty of value. Looking a bit like a DIY contraption, the VR D2 may not win awards for aesthetics but who cares what a headset looks like anyways when it offers plenty of great features for just $100.


Eachine VR009

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The VR009 is the only headset that features both AV in and out — its key selling point. The best thing is, it costs only $65.99 and can take in a wide range of batteries from 2S to 4S. Resolution is a decent 800 x 480 and the VR009 also features an earphone jack.


Eachine EV800

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The EV800 is a great choice for those who don’t like having wires sticking out of their FPV headsets. This is because it has a built-in battery which means no messy wires to contend with. The only thing sticking out of the headset is the FPV antenna. This is one very clean looking -FPV headset. The EV800 also features an earphone jack and a detachable 5-inch monitor that can be mounted on a tripod to function like a mini stand-alone FPV monitor.


Eachine VR008

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The VR008 is the most affordable headset in the list and makes a suitable secondary or spectator headset due to its lower resolution (480 x 272) and smaller 4.3-inch screen. It is also one of the lightest in the list — weighing in at 248g (without battery). One key selling point of the VR008 besides its affordable price is its dual antenna setup (not to be confused with a true diversity system) which should provide slightly improved reception.


UFO FPV V3

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The UFO FPV V3 is one of only two headsets in this list that feature diversity antennas. It also features an OSD menu which displays a band scanner and mode selection, among other things. The battery is mounted on the side of your head and is essentially a Fat Shark battery clone. This is a much better way of mounting the battery. Some headsets in this list have their batteries mounted on the rear of your head which can get in the way of a proper fit while some have the batteries placed in the head units which make them heavier and more uncomfortable.


JJRC JJPRO F01 / KDS Kylin

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The F01 is probably the most elegant looking headset in this list and one of the most comfortable as well thanks to the adequate padding on its face mask. Essentially a rebranded KDS Kylin which was released earlier, the F01 also has one of the best monitors. Images appear crisp and clear with a resolution of 800 x 480. The F01 comes with a built-in 2000mAh 1S battery so there are no messy wires sticking out of the headset. For a limited time only, GearBest is offering an 18% discount off the JJRC F01 with coupon code rc18off. Click here to read our full review of it.


UFO FPV DIY

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For those who like tinkering around with their headsets, the UFO FPV DIY is an excellent option. At a glance, the FPV DIY looks like a plug-and-play device but it actually offers some interesting DIY options. In fact, the FPV DIY is not shipped pre-assembled which means you actually have to build it yourself. This requires some basic understanding of electronics and how FPV systems work. The headset itself is built like an entry-level VR 3D headset which means you can open the front of the headset to access the main components inside. The FPV DIY comes shipped with superhero decals that you can stick on the front of the main unit for some customization. It also features an adequately padded face mask with faux leather.



Adrin Sham

Adrin Sham is a designer and photographer turned drone enthusiast. Since buying a drone for aerial photography some years ago, he has since developed a passion for UAVs and all things related.

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