Best Earphones In India (May 2020)

by | May 19, 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 wired earphones in India (albeit with a budget capping of Rs.10,000) 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 eight 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 FH1Runner-Up Pick
3. 1MORE Triple Driver EarphoneBest Value for Money Earphone
4. Sennheiser CX 300-IIEarphone with Best Tonal Balance
5. RHA MA390Best Build Quality
6. Sony MDR-XB55APEarphone with Emphasis on Bass
7. SoundMagic E10CLightweight and Comfortable Earphone
8. JBL C200SIEarphone with Best Noise Cancellation
9. Jays One+Best Earphone for Voice Calls
10. boAt Bassheads 225Best Value for Money
11. Realme Earbuds 2Best Budget all Rounder Earphone
12. Mi Dual Driver EarphoneBudget Dual Driver Earphone
13. 1MORE Piston FitHonourable Mention

 

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

Mic AvailabilityNo
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohms

2. FiiO FH1

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Runner-Up Pick
  • High-quality 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 FH1 is a relatively new 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 this 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 FH1 also comes with an inline mic and remote. The hands-free calls sounded great with minimal or almost no external signal distortions.

If you’re the one who receives a lot of voice calls and would like to attend via the earphone, this product delivers a convincing experience in terms of voice call quality.

Verdict

The FiiO FH1 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.6,000.

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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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Volume rockers won’t work on iPhone

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range15Hz – 40000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohms

3. 1MORE Triple Driver 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 earphone that features two balancing 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.

Speakers and sound quality

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 earphone, the 1MORE triple driver earphone gives 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

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 40000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohms

4. Sennheiser CX 300-II

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Earphone with Best Tonally Balanced sound output
  • Best suited for hip-hop music
  • 2-year brand warranty
  • Excellent noise cancellation

The Sennheiser CX 300-II is the improved version of the original Sennheiser CX 300 with a more natural-sounding bass while the aesthetics remain almost unchanged.

This in-ear earphone provides an overall smoother sound output with perfect tonal balance, making it one of the best sounding earphones in its price category.

Design and Build Quality

The Sennheiser CX 300-II has a traditional earphone design with a rounded driver casing and a metal-clad insert over the same for aesthetic purposes.

The rounded wires of the earphone are of a decent thickness and sufficient length but weirdly has different lengths for each ear. The company advises wearing the longer ear cable around the neck for a proper fit.

The ear tips that come with these earphones are comfortable to wear and is sweat and moisture resistant. It won’t slide away loosely once it becomes wet.

There is no inline remote nor a microphone for voice calls and media controls. This earphone is solely designed for listening to music and nothing else.

The L shaped headphone jack is gold plated to ensure a minimal signal loss for better music output.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sennheiser CX 300-II features a dynamic 10mm neodymium driver inside to deliver a bass-driven, stereo sound experience.

This speaker driver has a minimum impedance of 16 ohms and a high sensitivity of about 13 dB/mW, making it possible to deliver high-quality sound output even on low-end budget smartphones.

This driver covers a frequency response range of 19Hz – 21,000 Hz, capable of reproducing even the slightest sound from an instrument used in music composition.

Since this is an in-ear style earphones, the speakers rest inside the ear canal. The rounded design of the driver casing provides a passive noise cancellation effect, attenuating most of the background noises from getting inside the ears.

This excellent noise cancellation effect enhances the immersive music listening experience, no matter where you are.

Miscellaneous

This earphone comes with three sets of eartips of different sizes for the best fit in our ears.

There is also a carrying pouch that comes with the box, which you can use to keep the earphones safely during trips in your bags or pockets.

Sennheiser provides a 2-year warranty for this earphone applicable anywhere in India.

Verdict

If you want a no-frills earphone with the sole aim of listening to music, the Sennheiser CX 300-II is a good choice.

Excellent noise cancellation and the high-quality dynamic driver delivers excellent quality sound output, making this earphone a wise choice for a budget under Rs.3,000.

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High-quality neodymium driver

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Gold plated, angled earphone jack

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Comfort-fit design

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No inline remote and microphone

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityNo
Frequency Range19Hz-21000Hz
Warranty2 year
Impedance16 Ohm

5. RHA MA390

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Best Build Quality
  • Brushed aluminium body
  • Braided tangle free cable
  • Dual-density silicone eartips

RHA is a British company famous for its audiophile-grade earphones and headphones that are acclaimed for its unparalleled build and sound quality.

The RHA MA 390 is one of the entry-level earphones from the company, aiming first-time premium earphone customers who wish to own an excellent quality device at an affordable price.

Design and Build Quality

The RHA MA 390 driver casing and the related components are made of aluminium alloy which ensures structural integrity and durability to this earphone.

The brushed aluminium finish without any paint job looks stunning and offers a luxurious vibe to the device.

The aero phonic housing that has the drivers inside constitute a hollow chamber to improve the acoustic performance of this in-ear styled earphones.

This earphone features a long 1.3m braided tangle-free cable which is a blessing for those who carelessly throw their stuff inside pockets or bags, with the additional burden of untangling the wires before use.

The gold plated connector ensures that it will remain corrosion-free even if it comes in contact with the water droplets. Gold plating also minimizes the resistance to the electrical signals, resulting in better audio quality.

RHA also provides dual density silicone ear tips that provide a comfortable and long-lasting cushion effect while wearing this earphone.

There is also a fabric carrying case available with the purchase of this earphone which is pretty useful if you are a person who cares to keep your things organised.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The RHA MA 390 has a relatively larger 13.8mm driver that provides the sound output with rich bass and detailed mids and highs.

The aero phonic housing helps this earphone to deliver deep bass but to the level that it doesn’t feel artificial to the ears.

The soundstage separation on this earphone is very distinct and you will be able to enjoy all the notes across the spectrum in crisp and clean quality.

These drivers have a sensitivity of just 89dB/mW meaning even if you listen to music at the maximum volume levels, there won’t be any noticeable distortion in the output.

The dual-density silicone eartips and the inverted trumpet-shaped driver casing provides a very good passive noise attenuation.

This helps the earphone to block most of the external noises and deliver a peaceful and immersive music listening session for you.

Inline Remote and Microphone

The RHA MA 390 is a universal earphone. This device is compatible with most of the gadgets with a 3.5mm jack in the market at present.

The inline remote has a single button to control all the functionalities such as calls and media playback without needing to touch your smartphone.

The microphone is very sensitive to pick your voice whether you are inside the house or in a busy marketplace crowded with people.

The company provides a belt clip in the box that can be used to place the inline microphone securely on your shirt for consistent audio call quality.

Verdict

The RHA MA 390 is one of the best premium earphones available under a budget of Rs.2,000 that excel in build quality and audio performance.

Precise British engineering that delivers unmatched sound quality and uncompromising durability make this earphone a compelling choice for purchase.

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Excellent noise cancellation

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Rich sound signature

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Rugged build quality

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Cumbersome warranty claim procedure

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range16Hz-22KHz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohm

6. 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

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range5Hz-25KHz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohm

7. SoundMagic E10C

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Lightweight and Comfortable Earphone
  • Powerful bass response
  • Aluminium earpiece casing
  • Universal compatibility

SoundMagic is one of the most sought after in-ear style earphone brands in the Indian market.

The company has it’s footprint on both budget as well as premium earphone segments with models such as Soundmagic ES18S and the PL30 respectively.

The E10C is a mid-range premium in-ear style earphone which offers the best bang for your buck, priced competitively around Rs.2000.

Design and Build Quality

The SoundMagic E10C is designed with practicality in mind.

There is nothing fancy about the size and shape of the earpiece which most of the companies like to experiment with.

The dual-tone bright colour scheme looks and feels very attractive. The aluminium earpiece casing is very lightweight and at the same time is solidly built.

The 1.2m braided wire is tightly sealed with plastic coating and doesn’t tangle as such.

The left and right ear markings are very well given to distinguish between the respective earpieces effortlessly.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Soundmagic E10C features a 10mm speaker driver which is custom-tuned for the best possible sound output.

As expected, the quality of sound from this in-ear earphone from Soundmagic is on par when compared with other similarly priced earphones.

The rich and deep bass perfectly compensates the vocals as well the treble notes, delivering sound notes with perfect tonal balance.

Miscellaneous

This is a universal earphone, meaning it will work with both iOS and Android devices seamlessly without any issues.

The three-button remote is integrated with a microphone for letting you have hands free voice calls.

This in-ear styled earphone comes with a hard case carry pouch and three pairs of different sized silicone eartips.

Verdicts

The Soundmagic E10C is one of the best-wired earphones currently on sale in the Indian market.

Perfect tonally balanced sound output with robust build quality makes this purchase a no-brainer.

 

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Braided cable

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Carry pouch included

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In-line remote

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Hard to press remote buttons

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range15Hz-22KHz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohms

8. 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

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance20 Ohms

9. Jays One+

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Dual Driver Earphone
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Comfort fit earpieces
  • Android app for fine-tuning sound output

Jays is a renowned sub-brand of the popular audio-related equipment manufacturer Northbaze.

The One+ wired earphone from Jays has been around for a while but now, the price has come down significantly making it a very good choice for people looking for a branded wired earphone under Rs.2000.

Design and Build Quality

The Jays One+ is one of the elegantly designed wired earphones that looks very premium and pleasing to the eyes.

The flat tangle-free cable and the right-angled headphone jack is built to last and feels very durable in hand.

Jays One+ earphones feel very lightweight in the ear and sit comfortably inside the ear canal without falling off during head movements.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Jays One+ wired earphones feature 8.6mm speaker drivers which emphasize vocals and higher-end treble notes.

The lower end notes emerge perfectly fine but not to the liking of heavy bassheads for sure.

There are no sound distortions of any sorts even when the audio is played at maximum volume levels.

The Jays One+. owing to its perfect vocal clarity is one of the best-wired earphones suitable for voice calls under the price tag of Rs.2000.

Miscellaneous

The silicone eartips with specially designed sleeves ensures effective noise cancellation, blocking most of the ambient sounds outside.

Jays have also released a dedicated Android app to tune the earphone sound output to perfection for those perfectionists.

Verdict

Jays One+ is a premium in-ear style wired earphone which is perfect for voice calls.

The elegant design and durable build quality ensure this earphone to be worth every penny you spend on it.

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Minimal yet elegant design

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L shaped headphone jack

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Passive noise cancellation

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Bass is a bit on the shorter side

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz-18KHz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 Ohms

10. boAt Bassheads 225

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Best Value for Money Earphone
  • Best earphone for bass lovers
  • Metallic earpiece
  • Excellent passive noise cancellation

boAt, as you might have already known, is a serious contender in the Indian consumer audio electronics industry.

The bassheads 225 from boAt is a budget wired earphone offering from the company priced under Rs.500 mark, specifically catering people who have an affinity for bass-rich sound output.

Design and Build Quality

Starting with the aesthetics, the bassheads series earphones from boAt comes with unique earpiece designs which stand completely out of the loop when compared with the traditional design of its competitors.

The boAt bassheads 225 has a beautifully textured earpiece design which is, in fact, a metal casing rather than the conventional plastic one.

The metal casing does allow in for a better acoustic performance of this in-ear style earphone.

The flat “memory wire” used in this headset is tangle free and reduces the risk of damage due to dangling.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The boAt bassheads 225 comes equipped with a respectable 10 mm speaker driver inside.

The sound profile in favour for those who would like thumbing bass, hence the name bassheads.

The bass produced by this earphone is so clean and deep, which will satisfy a hardcore bass fanatic.

Even with the thundering bass, the mids and highs remain perfectly audible and makes for an excellent all-around performer.

This headset has a sensitivity level around 100 dB/mW which offers the best of both the worlds – loudness of the sound output and minimal speaker distortion effects.

Inline Remote and Microphone

The boAt bassheads 225 comes with an inline remote and mic for voice calling purposes.

The microphone quality is average and works best if you are indoors. The button is a bit recessed and you might find it a bit difficult at times to accept and reject the call.

Miscellaneous

The gold plated connector of this earphone is resistant to corrosion and passes the signal much more efficiently without any significant signal loss.

Since the design of the driver case units is in tune with the grooves of the human ear, it fits snug inside the ear canal offering a natural noise cancellation effect.

The boAt bassheads 225 comes in a hard protective case that you can use to keep the earphone safe while in transit.

Verdict

The boAt bassheads 225 comes with a bit of goodness that sprawls multiple sections such as build quality, sound output and even with supplied accessories.

This earphone does sound excellent for the price and the clever design of the earpiece lets you enjoy the music in peace.

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Unique design

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Protective case

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Flat anti-tangle cable

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Recessed inline remote button

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance16 ohms

11. 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

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance32 ohms

12. Mi Dual Driver Earphones

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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

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Gold plated headphone jack

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Passive noise cancellation

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No easily visible L/R ear markings

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 40,000Hz
Warranty1 year
Impedance32 ohms

13. 1MORE Piston Fit

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Honourable Mention
  • Best sounding earphones in a budget
  • Inline mic for voice calls
  • Good build quality

You may not have heard too much about the brand 1MORE in the past.

1MORE is a Chinese electronics manufacturer who manufactures earphones for companies like Xiaomi, ASUS etc.

Design and Build Quality

1MORE always keeps a standard build quality and audio quality with their earphones and the Piston Fit is one of the top-rated earphones in the 1000 rupees price range from them.

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

The Piston Fit features an aluminium casing with ‘CD lining’ 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 1MORE Piston Fit is 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.1000.

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

More than that 1MORE Piston Fit can produce better surround sound and neat vocals.

Miscellaneous

The gold plated headphone jack which is protected by quality paddings adds to the earphone’s build quality.

Furthermore, 1MORE earphone drivers are factory tuned by Grammy award-winning sound engineers to deliver you a precise studio-quality music experience.

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

Verdict

Overall, if you are a rough user and looking for an earphone with the best build quality and doesn’t want to compromise on sound quality, 1MORE Piston Fit is the perfect choice for you!

R

Superb build quality

R

Sleek and stylish design

R

Punchy bass

Q

No tangle free cable

Specifications

Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Warranty1 year
Impedance32 ohms

That concludes this article about the best wired earphone in India.

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