Best Earphones In India (August 2020)

by | Jul 26, 2020

As Bluetooth technology has still not reached the level to replace wires to carry sound signals, the Wired earphones deliver a much better sound output than its Wireless counterparts.

In this article, we feature the best sixteen wired earphones in India which we think offers the best audio experience.

Grab a cup of coffee and read along to have an in-depth understanding of the best ten wired earphones in India.

Grab a cup of coffee and read along to have an in-depth understanding of the best-wired earphones in India.

If you are looking for a particular budget range please check out our articles on best wired earphones under Rs.500, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000 , Rs.3,000 & Rs.4,000

Best Earphones In India

1. Shure SE215-CLOverall Best Pick
2. FiiO FH1s Runner-Up Pick
3. 1MORE EarphoneTriple Driver Earphone
4. SoundMagic E80CEarphone with Best Tonal Balance
5. Philips Pro6305BKHi-Res Audio Certified Earphone
6. One Plus BulletsType C Earphone
7. Sound Magic E10CBest Value for Money Earphone
8. JBL Endurance RunBest Earphone for Workouts
9. Sony MDR-XB55APBass Heavy Earphone
10. Claw ANC7Wired Earphone with ANC
11. Blaupunkt EM10Budget Wired Earphone
12. JBL C200SIEarphone with Best Noise Cancellation
13. Realme Earbuds 2Best Budget all Rounder Earphone
14. Gionee EP1Cheapest Wired Earphone
15. Mi Dual Driver EarphoneBudget Dual Driver Earphone
16. boAt BassHeads 103Honourable Mention

 

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1. Shure SE215 CL

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Overall Best Pick
  • Studio-grade sound output
  • Built to last
  • Excellent sound isolation

Shure is a widely acclaimed American audio products manufacturer that is known for high-end earphones and headphones all around the world.

The Shure SE215 CL is a premium wired earphone that gives a bang for buck buying proposition especially if you’re a hardcore music listener.

Design

One thing for sure, the Shure (Oh!) SE215 CL has one of the iconic designs in the earphone world.

The transparent casing in itself is an eyecatcher.

The in-ear style earpieces rest inside the ear canals comfortably offering you one of the best passive noise cancellations in the segment.

The detachable cable from the earphone offers you the option to enhance the functionality further by adding official accessories.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The single dynamic driver inside each of the earpiece delivers the clean sound output with an edge over bass compared to the mid and highs.

The speaker drivers are distinctly tuned to perfection for covering the maximum frequency response spectrum so that the user can listen to a wider range of instrument notes in the music.

This wider frequency range enhances the immersive music listening experience to a whole new level.

Build Quality

This wired earphone will feel well made even from its looks. In hand, the carefully crafted earpieces and even the tiniest nozzle that extrudes the bass vibrations are made with utmost care.

The wires are thick & sturdy and it can withstand a few cases of abuse with no problems.

The detachable cable connector works well so that we won’t even feel it can be separated from the earpiece body.

The 1.6m cable is more than sufficient for the wire to reach the headphone jack from your pants pocket.

Negatives

Shure is a world-class audio equipment manufacturer. Since they concentrate only on audiophile-grade products, the emphasis on audio quality rather than features is inevitable.

The Shure SE215 CL doesn’t feature an inline microphone or remote for that matter. More the number of obstructions between the 3.5mm jack and the earpiece more will be the signal drop.

However, we feel that the omission of an inline mic for voice calls isn’t much of a deal-breaker when you get to hear the absolute best sound.

Verdict

If you don’t mind the microphone, the Shure SE215 CL is a stunning piece of audio engineering that will let you hear studio-quality sound from any compatible device you own.

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Unique design

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Excellent fit and finish

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Rewarding music listening experience

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No inline microphone

Specifications

Driver Size10mm
Mic AvailabilityNo
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms

2. FiiO FH1s

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Runner-Up Pick
  • High-quality dynamic drivers
  • Wide frequency response range
  • Noise-isolating microphone

FiiO is a Chinese audio equipment company that manufactures high-end DACs, amplifiers and earphones.

The FiiO FH1s is an in-ear style wired earphone model that features a dual driver setup for hi-res audio output.

Design and Build Quality

We had the green colour variant to test out and we must admit – it has an eye-catchy design. The attractive glossy paint job is sure to turn certain heads in public.

The main distinctive feature of this wired earphones from the rest is that the earpiece nozzle is made of high-quality brass rather than aluminium.

This reduces the unwanted vibrations and reflections of sound leading to a much cleaner sound output at the user’s end.

The rounded cables have MMCX connections at the end which can be detached from the earpiece and swapped easily.

Although the exterior earpiece is made of plastic, it has been nano-coated to resist scratches.

Speakers and Sound Quality

We had already discussed an earphone above that featured three drivers inside. The FiiO FH1 consists of two – a balancing armature and a dynamic driver that produces one of the perfectly balanced highs and lows in the market.

The frequency response range of these wired earphones lies between 20Hz – 40000 Hz, which will cover almost all the possible notes that instruments make in a music file.

This earphone comes with Hi-Res audio certification which is proof that it can be used to listen to the music the artist intended to sound like, just like what you hear in the studio.

Miscellaneous

The armature inside this earphone is the popular Knowles 33518 which delivers rich but subtle musical notes with details.

The 10mm neodymium dynamic drivers push the bass in such a way that it doesn’t bleed into the mids and highs, keeping the clarity of vocals and accompanying treble intact.

The FiiO FH1s does not come with an inline mic and remote for hands-free voice calls.

Verdict

The FiiO FH1s is an affordable wired earphone that delivers music the way the artist intended it to sound like.

In our extensive testing, we found that this product sounds better than any of the dual driver wired earphones priced under Rs.10,000.

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Build quality

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Dual driver sound output

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Hi-Res audio certification

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No inline mic for voice calls

Specifications

Driver Size13.6mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 40,000Hz
Impedance26 ohms

3. 1MORE Earphone

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Triple Driver Earphone
  • Triple drivers
  • Aluminium alloy construction
  • Treat for bass heads

1MORE is a Shenzhen based earphone manufacturer that has launched some popular models in the Indian market both in the budget as well as the luxury segment.

This Triple driver earphone from 1MORE is a one of a kind wired earphones that features two balanced armatures and a dynamic driver on each piece, delivering a sound which is rich in bass and treble.

Design and Build quality

The packaging of this wired earphone from 1MORE is very premium. It comes in a book like a box with a magnetic lock. The pages inside describe the method of manufacturing with detailed hand drawings of the earphone itself.

The earpiece is made of high-quality aluminium alloy which feels a little bit hefty but aids in secure fit inside the ear canal.

The rounded silicon wire up top is not tangle-free but is very lightweight. From the split end and downwards, the nylon fabric cable adorns the build.

The inline remote has the same metal textured volume rockers and play/pause buttons with the same colour on the earpiece. These buttons are very tactile and responsive.

Triple driver speaker

In simple words, drivers are the components responsible for making sound inside the speakers. So obviously you might have guessed, more the number of drivers, better will be the sound.

This wired earphone comes with two armatures and a dynamic driver that produce one of the best sounding music we’ve ever heard in our tests.

For bass fanatics, the richness in the bass is insane and you’d love it for listening to EDMs and hip hops.

With three separate drivers aiding in sound production, each instrument notes in the music are very detailed and can be heard distinctly.

The microphone quality is another outstanding feature that has to be said specifically. The mic in this earphone comes with noise isolation feature that blocks background noises while attending calls.

Miscellaneous

Inside the package, you get an aeroplane adapter cable. If you’re to take this earphone while travelling abroad, you can use this adapter to plug the earphone to the inflight entertainment system directly.

The box package also contains 8 pairs of eartips of different sizes. They come in both soft silicon as well has hard silicon variants.

Verdict

If you’re in search of value for money and audiophile-grade wired earphones, the 1MORE triple driver earphones give you the best in class Hi-Res audio output at almost half the price of its competitors.

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Quality sound output

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Wide frequency response range

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Good build quality

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No tangle-free cable

Specifications

Driver Size9mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 40000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms

4. SoundMagic E80C

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Earphone with Best Tonal Balance
  • Pleasing sound output with rich bass
  • Tangle-free, durable wire
  • Full metal earpiece housing

SoundMagic earphones are one of the most sought after products in the Indian earphone market, owing to their exceptional sound quality and affordable price tags.

The E80C from SoundMagic is a premium in-ear styled wired earphone with an inline mic for voice calls, priced just under Rs.5,500 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The SoundMagic E80C is built like a tank. The aluminium earpiece casing is very durable yet lightweight.

The narrow earpiece stems and the comfortable ear tips provide a comfortable in-ear snug fit that won’t fall off easily, even when you are in a constant movement.

The twisted cable wire design not only adds to the durability but also makes this earphone tangle-free.

The right-angled gold plated headphone jack joints are reinforced with rubber for added strength.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The SoundMagic E80C packs a relatively large 10mm neodymium speaker driver which delivers a very pleasing sound output.

The company claims that these earphones have a neutral sound profile, but we feel the bass notes are a bit enhanced than the vocals or the treble.

However, this isn’t a problem since the stage separation on this earphone is excellent and all the notes are distinctly audible.

There are no distortions whatsoever from these speakers, even if the music is played at maximum volume levels.

Inline remote and microphone

This in-ear styled wired earphone has an inline remote with an integrated microphone for voice calls.

This inline remote has three buttons including a dedicated volume rocker and a call accept/reject button which doubles up as a play/pause button during media playback.

The microphone sounds decent indoors and outdoors but the volume levels during the calls were a bit low to our liking.

Verdict

If your budget is around Rs.5,000 and is looking for a durable, well-sounding in-ear style wired earphone, the SoundMagic E80C is one of the best choices currently available for purchase in the Indian market.

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Inline mic for voice calls

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Included hard carry case

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Lightweight and comfort fit

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Average voice call volume level

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range15Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance64 ohms

5. Philips Pro6305BK

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Hi-Res Audio Certified Earphone
  • Hi-res audio certified
  • Rich and deep bass
  • Included carrying pouch

Philips products are widely revered as the one with excellent build quality across the Globe.

The Philips Pro earphones don’t break that notion either. The Pro 6305BK from Philips is a hi-res audio certified in-ear earphone priced just under Rs.2,000.

Design and Build Quality

The earpiece casing of this earphone is made from metal. It looks almost similar to an Apple airpod but with a protruding stem for better comfort fit.

The quality of construction is really good. The 1.2m cable is thick enough to withstand minor abuses.

Unfortunately, the cable is not flat nor tangle-free but comes with a small mechanism to keep them neat and organised after use.

The 3.5mm jack is gold plated to minimise signal losses and to resist corrosion.

Overall, the build quality of this in-ear earphone is well worth the asking price.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Philips Pro houses a 12.2mm neodymium speaker which covers an impressive 7Hz – 40KHz frequency range spectrum.

The lower the spectrum better the bass and higher the spectrum better the treble in short.

The sound output from these speakers is very good, perhaps you will like this sound signature than most other established brands in the market.

The bass never feels too artificial but blends with the vocals and treble notes very well.

There is no distortion in the sound even when the music is played at full volume.

Miscellaneous

The Philips Pro 6305BK is the only in-ear style earphone in this list with a high-res audio certification.

This means experts have tested this earphone and verified that this device indeed meets the requirements to pass the same.

This earphone works very well with gaming, thanks to the excellent stereo separation that you can hear virtual surround sound in all its glory.

The inline mic sounds great with hands-free voice calls, even in the middle of a busy street, thanks to the passive noise cancellation from the in-ear design.

Verdict

If you are not obsessed with the brand but needs a better sounding earphone, the Philips Pro 6305BK is your best bet.

With metallic body construction and high res audio certified music playback, things can’t be any better for a budget under Rs.2,000.

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Good build quality

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Gold plated jack

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Lightweight and comfort fit

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No tangle-free flat cable

Specifications

Driver Size12.2mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range7Hz – 40KHz
Impedance16 Ohms

6. One Plus Bullets

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Type C Earphone
  • Hi-res audio support
  • Excellent stage separation
  • Tangle-free cable

One Plus bullets are Type-C in-ear style earphones from the popular smartphone brand – One Plus.

Since the 3.5mm headphone jack is fast disappearing from the smartphones, investing in Type-C earphones or a wireless one for that matter has just become far too important than ever before.

Design and Build Quality

One Plus always keeps a standard build quality and audio quality with their smartphones and it is the same with the earphones as well. The One Plus bullets are one of the top-rated earphones in the sub-2000 rupees price range.

The earpiece of this budget in-ear styled earphone is made from lightweight aluminium alloy.

The One Plus bullets feature an aluminium casing with a textured surface which makes these pairs of earbuds more beautiful.

The earpiece is slightly oblique-angled to rest inside the ears naturally. This creates a passive noise cancellation effect for unhindered music listening sessions in the outdoors.

Speakers and Sound Quality

When it comes to the sound quality, the One Plus bullets are nicely balanced with clear highs and detailed mids, and good focus on the bass.

The specially designed dual-layer 10mm driver is capable of delivering some of the best quality audio experience you can get under a budget of Rs.2000.

You get clear vocals with this earphone, sub-bass is handled well and the low-end punch doesn’t get too boomy on these.

Miscellaneous

The inline microphone on this earphone works pretty well to eliminate background static while having voice calls.

Verdict

Overall, if you are the one looking for Type-C wired earphones with the best build quality and doesn’t want to compromise on sound quality, One Plus bullets are the perfect choice for you!

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Minimal yet elegant design

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Three-button inline remote

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Robust built quality

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Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Impedance24 Ohms

7. Sound Magic E10C

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Best Value for Money Earphone
  • Best for an immersive listening experience
  • High-quality cable
  • Inline remote and sensitive microphone

SoundMagic has been building some of the best budget earphones for the last few years that not only sounds great but also well built.

The E10C, an upgraded version of SoundMagic E10 is again a perfect example to justify that tag all thanks to its audio performance and build quality.

Design and Build Quality

The E10C has a solid design with tangle-free braided cables and aluminium earbud housing.

Its in-ear design has made sure that the earbuds sit deep inside the ear canal without any discomfort.

Provided inside the box is a carry case with enough sizes of silicone ear tips, cable adjuster, computer/mobile adapter and the earphone itself.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The SoundMagic E10C has a frequency response between 15Hz and 22KHz.
Because of this wider frequency range, it can output a wide variety of sound.

The sound stage is pretty good with great clarity and details.

The bass is tighter and the mid and highs are crisp to enhance the sound quality.

Miscellaneous

The big difference SoundMagic E10C has from the E10 is its inline remote control design.

It has a 3 button remote control to attend/disconnect calls, adjust volume and control tracks.

This earphone is compatible with most of the devices out of the box including iPhone, Android, Laptops and PCs.

Verdict

All in all, the SoundMagic E10C is the best earphone under Rs. 2000. Its musical detail with powerful bass and wide sound stage is second to none in this price range.

Added to that is the build quality of tangle-free cables and the metallic housing of earbud drivers, the E10C is simply a cut above the rest.

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Detailed sound and Wide frequency range

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Tangle-free cable and Metallic ear tips

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3 button Inline Remote Control

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Bass is a bit boosted

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Quality of Mic is just average

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range15Hz-22KHz
Impedance16 Ohms

8. JBL Endurance Run

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Best Earphone for Workouts
  • Comfort fit earphones
  • Custom-tuned drivers from JBL
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

JBL Endurance run is yet another bass-oriented budget earphone offering from the company.

These in-ear style earphones come with the signature custom-tuned JBL sound drivers for excellent sound output.

Build Quality and Design

The JBL Endurance run features a metallic earpiece section with a dual-tone matte and gloss finish.

There is a bit of textured ring at the end of the chassis which imparts an elegant feel to the other bland style of this in-ear style earphones.

The 1.2m cable is rounded and isn’t tangle-free. There is a fabric-covered cable from the inline remote to the 3.5mm jack to ensure maximum strength and damage resistance.

The clever design of the earpiece ensures that it remains inside the ear canal even when you are engaged in physical exercises which involves a lot of body movement.

Speakers and Sound Quality

All the JBL earphones and headphones with custom factory tuned drivers to ensure a rewarding music listening experience.

The JBL Endurance comes with an 8.6mm driver which sounds excellent overall.

The bass from this speaker is very pronounced and deep but not as much as that it overpowers the mid and highs.

No, the bass from this earphone isn’t comparable to the likes of boAt basshead series earphones, but we feel the overall sound output quality is clean and precise.

Miscellaneous

The gold plated 3.5mm headphone jack on this earphone is optimally angled at 45 degrees to ensure comfortable usage while holding the phone in landscape mode.

The sweat-resistant silicone eartips promote active usage while in the gym or jogging outside.

The inline remote and microphone is present and accounted for in this earphone. The remote button is very large compared to others in its segment and is easy to press.

The inline remote has integrated media controls in it and microphone lets you do hands-free voice calls.

Verdict

The JBL Endurance run is for those who would like to have a tonally balanced sound output but with a relatively deep bass touch to it.

With the fully functional inline remote and microphone integrated into the earphone, this earphone is definitely worth purchasing under Rs.1500.

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Sweat and water-resistant eartips

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Elegant design

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Magnetic earpiece design

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No tangle free cable

Specifications

Driver Size8.6mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 20KHz
Impedance16 Ohm

9. Sony MDR-XB55AP

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Best Earphones for Bassheads
  • Excellent bass clarity
  • Flat tangle-resistant cable
  • Secure fitting silicone earbuds

Sony is a highly reputed brand in consumer electronics space for its quality offerings across the spectrum.

Their brand of earphones also follows the same pattern.

The Sony MDR-XB55AP model is a compact earphone that delivers quality sound output.

Housing a 12mm Neodymium driver that can respond between 5Hz-25KHz, the frequency range of Sony MDR-XB55AP is pretty wide.

The driver size is one of the widest in this price range which will deliver better sub-bass sounds.

It has an impedance rating of 16 Ohm and the sensitivity is 106 dB/MW.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The overall sound quality of this earphone is very good.

It has an excellent sound system that provides true sound through the earpiece rather than any boosted output.

The clarity and details of output are also very good with this wired earphone. Even the voice recorded via Inline Mic was impressive.

Miscellaneous

The Sony MDR-XB55AP houses its dynamic drivers in an aluminium body. The cables have a serrated flat design to resist tangles and snags.

The inline remote control and mic have a single button to take hands-free calls and switch tracks.

There is no button to adjust the volume. We felt the overall build quality is pretty average.

Verdict

If your concern is a good sounding earphone from a reputed brand, then the Sony MDR-XB55AP is a great choice under Rs. 2000.

The bass levels are satisfying for those who look for that extra punch in the music they listen to. Having an inline microphone makes it more useful than ever before for having voice calls on the go.

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Sensitive microphone

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Solid build quality

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Lightweight and comfortable

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No volume control button

Specifications

Driver Size12 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range5Hz-25KHz
Impedance16 Ohm

10. Claw ANC7

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Wired Earphone with ANC
  • Active Noise Cancellation up to 28dB
  • Comfort fit, lightweight design
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life (ANC unit)

The Claw ANC7 is a one of a kind in-ear style wired earphone priced under Rs.3,000, available in the Indian market.
This earphone comes with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) feature that will greatly reduce the ambient noise around you to deliver a more immersive music listening experience, even outdoors.

Design and Build Quality

The shell of the Claw ANC7 earphone is made from aluminium and plastic, which feels very robust and well built.

The connecting wire is thick enough to withstand minor abuses but is not tangle-free.

The straight 3.5mm headphone jack is gold plated for lossless signal transmission.

This earphone comes with a dedicated ANC unit that is significantly larger than a typical inline remote.

This is justifiable since the ANC unit has to accommodate additional circuitry and a battery pack to work.

Claw has also included a good quality carrying pouch to keep this earphone safe and secure while in transit.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Claw ANC7 features a large 13mm speaker driver which gets adequately loud without any distortions.

The bass levels are decent and the vocals, as well as the treble notes, are perfectly audible as well.

The stage separation between these notes is not quite what we expected it would be. However, for a casual listener, it won’t be much of an issue.

Speaking of the inline microphone, the voice call quality turns out to be perfectly fine, without any noticeable issues on either end.

Active Noise Cancellation

Now let’s talk about the star of the show – the ANC. The Claw ANC7 as we said, comes with a dedicated ANC unit.

This ANC unit is capable of cutting the ambient noise up to 28dB which is very impressive considering the price.

When the ANC is turned on, you’ll notice the immersive music listening experience kicking in without any delay.

Outside noises won’t bother you in any way while listening to your favourite tracks. When the ANC is turned on.

There is also a monitor mode on this device, which when switched on allows you to hear the sound around you, without having to take the earpiece out of the ears.

Battery Life (ANC unit)

The ANC unit has a built-in rechargeable battery that will last up to 15 hours of continuous ANC usage on a single charge.

This unit is charged via the regular micro USB cable and supports fast charging.

Verdict

The Claw ANC7 is one of the very few ANC enabled wired earphones priced under Rs.3,000 in the Indian market.

The robust build quality and the decent sound output makes this device one of the desirable choices in its price segment.

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Robust build quality

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Decent inline mic quality

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Three-button inline remote

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Average stage separation

Specifications

Driver Size13 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range10 – 22,000Hz
Impedance32 ohms

11. Blaupunkt EM10

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Budget Wired Earphone
  • Pleasing audio output quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Decent passive noise cancellation

Blaupunkt is a legendary German car and home audio system manufacturer which has been in the Indian market since the last two decades.

The Blaupunkt EM10 is an entry-level in-ear style earphone with exceptional sound and build quality for an asking price of just Rs.699.

Design and Build Quality

The Blaupunkt EM10 features a very industrial design that looks premium. The quality of plastics used for the construction is top-notch and on par with other competitor products.

The specially designed earpiece with a 45 degree angled stem ensures tight fit inside the ear canal for better sound isolation.

The connecting cable of this earphone is made from pure copper material, which enhances the sound output quality by minimising the signal loss.

Blaupunkt EM10 has an angled headphone jack for added protection when you place the smartphone in your pocket with the earphone plugged in.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Blaupunkt EM10 comes with a 10mm speaker driver inside that delivers a tonally balanced sound output.

All the notes – be it bass, treble or vocals are given equal importance, making the music listening experience feel more natural.

The angled earpiece also helps in sound isolation, which further enhances the immersive audio experience with this earphone.

Inline remote and microphone

The Blaupunkt EM10 has an inline remote with a single button for media controls and accepting/rejecting calls.

The single button supports multi-press gestures for skipping tracks forward and backwards, but no volume control.

The quality of the in-line mic is good for indoor calls but while being outdoors the sound gets a bit muffled.

Verdict

The Blaupunkt EM10 is a wired earphone with the robust build quality and a well-balanced sound signature suitable for listening to a wide genre of music tracks in all its glory.

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Elegant industrial design

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Angled headphone jack

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Pure copper cable

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No volume control

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance21 ohms

12. JBL C200SI

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Earphone with Best Noise Cancellation
  • JBL signature sound
  • One-button universal remote
  • Excellent noise cancellation characteristics

JBL audio equipment is very popular among the youth in this country.

Their Bluetooth speakers are a major success in the market and the earphone and headphone sales are booming as well.

The JBL C200SI is a budget in-ear style earphones with legendary status among the audiophiles owing to its sound quality and the lightweight and comfortable form factor.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL C200SI features an attractive bulb-shaped earpiece made from high-quality glossy ABS plastic.

The JBL C200SI has soft ear tips that are great for extended usage and longtime music listening experience without hurting the ears.

When we talk about the build quality, the JBL CS200SI gives an above-average build quality for the price but, the cables are not that great.

They can get tangled in your pockets very easily.

The gold-plated earphone jack is well made and gives a better sound reproduction from the playback devices.

JBL provides a 1-year warranty on these earphones as well.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL C200SI features 9mm drivers that deliver the signature JBL sound profile with rich bass and perfectly balanced mids and highs.

The dome-shaped structure that houses the drivers helps in creating an acoustic chamber that enhances the bass from inside.

The frequency response of the JBL C200SI ranges between 20-20,000Hz and the bass on these earphones are well pronounced.

Custom made JBL drivers inside this earphone deliver precise, powerful sound for an exceptional listening experience.

The snug fit inside the ears makes for excellent passive noise cancellation as well.

In-line Remote and Microphone

This earphone comes with a 1.2 m long cable which features an in-line microphone and remote control for music playbacks.

Microphone quality is good for the price as well and the single button on the inline remote is multi-functional.

Verdict

If you love the brand JBL and its products, you might not want to miss this one.

The excellent deep bass coupled with clean and crisp vocals makes this earphone, one of the best in its business under the budget of Rs.1000.

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One-touch access to Google assistant/Siri

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Premium fit and finish

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Lightweight and comfortable

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Cables are not anti-tangle

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance20 Ohms

 

13. Realme Buds 2

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Best budget allrounder erphone
  • Magnetic earpiece housing
  • Ergonomic fitting
  • Six months warranty;

Realme buds are Realme’s answer to the Xiaomi’s Mi basic in-ear style earphones.
Priced just under Rs.600, the Realme Buds 2 offers excellent value for money proposition with this well-built earphones.

Design and Build Quality

The fit and finish of this budget earphones are excellent with great attention given to even the minutest of the details.

The braided cable offers durability to these earphones and keeps it from tangling to an extent.

The metallic earpiece housing is magnetic and sticks to each other without any issue.

The 3.5mm headphone jack is straight and comes without a gold coating.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Realme buds 2 features a single 10mm driver covering a decent 20-20000Hz frequency spectrum to output the best possible sound in your ears.

Although the bass levels might not be up to the liking of bass fanatics, the overall sound signature is pretty decent for its price.

In-line remote and Microphone

The Realme Buds 2 earphones come with inline remote features three different buttons and a microphone.

The voice call clarity from the microphone is good without any distortion. The three-button aides in volume control and accepting/rejecting voice calls.

The buttons are a bit hard at the beginning but with a few keypresses returns to normalcy.

Verdict

The Realme buds 2 offers a reasonably good quality sound output at an aggressive price point.

The magnetic earpiece and the braided cable add to the value of the wired earphone.

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Braided cable

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Elegant design

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Pleasing sound output

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Bass is limited

Specifications

Driver Size11.2 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance32 ohms

14. Gionee EP1

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Cheapest Wired Earphone
  • Decent sound quality
  • Inline remote with mic
  • Excellent wearing comfort

Gionee is a Chinese brand which once had a strong presence in the Indian smartphone market but faded into oblivion with the arrival of brands such as Xiaomi and Oppo.

The Gionee EP1 is one of the cheapest wired earphones available in the Indian market, priced at Rs.270.

Design and Build Quality

The Gionee EP1 is made from lightweight aluminium and plastic material which doesn’t feel too cheap, to begin with.

The in-ear style earphone sits flush inside the ear canal and offers an immersive audio listening experience.

The one-button inline remote has a built-in microphone for hands-free voice calls.

The ergonomic lightweight design is very comfortable for long term listening without ear fatigue.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Gionee EP1 features an 8mm speaker driver which delivers good quality sound output for the asking price.

This bass is on point but not too heavy for the liking of bassheads. The vocals and treble notes have decent enough stage separation for them to be distinct and clear.

The aluminium earpiece casing creates a sound chamber which further amplifies the sound output.

Miscellaneous

The Gionee EP1 is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Gionee provides a six months warranty on this earphone as well in case something goes wrong in between.

Verdict

The Gionee EP1 is one of the cheapest branded wired earphones you can get your hands on.

With a decent sound and robust build quality, the EP1 from Gionee is well worth the asking price of Rs.270.

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Lightweight

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Aluminium earpiece housing

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Thick, durable cable

Q

No gold plated, angle headphone jack

Specifications

Driver Size8 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance16 ohms

15. Mi Dual Driver Earphones

Mi dual driver earphone
Budget Dual-Driver Earphone
  • Dual dynamic drivers 
  • Tangle-free braided cable
  • Magnetic earpiece

Xiaomi is one of the prominent smartphone manufacturers in India with a majority share in their pocket.

Xiaomi has shown their prowess in smartphone accessories like power banks as well. Their budget earphones are also popular among the masses.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi dual-driver earphones are exceptionally well built. The machine cut precision is evident from the first look itself.

The design language is very much minimal at the same time appealing to the eyes.

The specialized twin driver earpiece case design has a metallic chamber inside which the speaker drivers are placed.

This makes the sound to reverberate inside and creates an amplified effect on its own.

Sound Quality

The sound quality is very much pleasant to the ears. The bass is pronounced and the treble matches with the rest of the audio spectrum quite beautifully.

Since this is a dual driver earphone, there are separate drivers for bass notes followed by a normal vocal and treble driver.

What this does is output the purest bass in conjunction with excellent clarity vocals which improves the overall listening quality fivefold.

The only downside we could find with this earphone is that there are no ear markings anywhere to be seen.

Miscellaneous

The 90-degree L shaped connector is gold plated and offers the least resistance to the signals.

The inline mic and remote are one of the most comprehensive we have seen in this category.

There is an answer/end call and two separate volume rockers which is very much desirable for any earphone out there.

The kevlar coated and braided cable feels strong, sturdy and induces an indestructible feel. Do note that if you abuse the wire so hard, it will eventually break.

Verdict

If you want a well-built earphone with great sound quality the Mi earphones are one of the best in the business.

These earphones sound great for its asking price and the excellent build quality ensures that the product is durable for long term use.

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Robust build quality

R

Gold plated headphone jack

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Passive noise cancellation

Q

No easily visible L/R ear markings

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 40,000Hz
Impedance32 ohms

16. boAt BassHeads 103

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Honourable Mention
  • Best for listening to EDMs
  • Decent inline mic for voice calls
  • Magnetic earbuds

The boAt brand has been very popular among the Indian youth owing to their budget audio accessories with excellent sound quality.

The Bassheads series from boAt as the name suggests targets people who like that extra thumping bass notes in the music output.

The bassheads 103 is one of the best sellers in the sub.Rs 500 wired earphone category which comes packed with features well worth the asking price.

Design and Build Quality

Made entirely from plastic, boAt 103 doesn’t feel cheap at all. The quality of plastics used here is of good quality and without any weak spots.

The earpiece casing has a leathery finish exterior that looks premium and unique.

The slightly angled earpiece with comfortable silicone ear tips makes in for a decent passive noise cancellation effect.

The 3.5mm jack is angled and is gold plated to ensure a minimal signal loss.

The earbuds themselves have magnetic end caps which helps in locking them together when not in use. This will reduce the possibility of the rounded wire getting tangled to an extent.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The boAt bassheads 103 features a 10mm speaker driver which delivers a sound output with an emphasis on bass.

The bass notes are rich and deep, without any distortions for the most part. The mid-range tones and the high-end notes are audible with decent stage separation as well.

Listening to EDMs and other bass-heavy music is where you will appreciate the performance of this budget wired earphone.

The inline microphone is of decent quality and picks up the voice very well, even outdoors.

The overall call quality is quite okay, without any major issues.

Miscellaneous

The inline remote of the boAt 103 has only a single multifunction button. We’d have liked to see a three-button remote with more dedicated controls.

This wired earphone under Rs.500 is available in three different colours to choose from – black, red and blue.

the boAt provides a one year warranty on this earphone from the date of purchase.

Verdict

If you love bass and is on a tight budget, the boAt 103 wired earphone is a great buy for just Rs.399.

The sound quality from this earphone is on par when compared to the likes of Mi basic earphone.

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Elegant design

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Angle, gold plated jack

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One year warranty

Q

Slight distortion at maximum volume

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance16 ohms

That concludes this article about the best-wired Earphone in India.

We know that these products we listed might not have your favourite pick in it but fret not.

Please refer to our article lists for the best earphones under each and every budget to hunt for the best.

If you have any doubts regarding this article or any suggestions for us to improve, do let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for your time, have a great day!

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