Best Earphones In India (January 2021)

by | Jan 6, 2021

Wired earphones are still popular among budget-conscious buyers especially for its no-frills, no charging required operation.

This article features the fifteen best-wired earphones in India which we think offers the best audio experience for it’s asking price.

Grab a cup of coffee and read along to have an in-depth understanding of these best budget wired earphones available for purchase in the Indian market right now.

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 CL-KCEOverall Best Pick
2. Fiio F9 ProRunner-Up Pick
3. FiiO FH1s Feature Rich Wired Earphone
4. 1MORE EarphoneTriple Driver Earphone
5. MEE Audio M6 ProBudget In-Ear Monitor
6. TCL ELIT200Hi-Res Audio Certified Earphone
7. One Plus BulletsType C Earphone
8. Sound Magic E10CBest Value for Money Earphone
9. Mi Dual Driver EarphoneBudget Dual Driver Earphone
10. Marshall ModePremium Wired Earphone
11. Signature Acoustics Elements C12Cheap Earphone with Best Vocal Clarity
12. Sony MDR-EX150AP Bass Heavy Earphone
13. Motorola Pace 130Alexa Enabled Earphone
14. boAt Bassheads 242Best Budget Earphone
15. Realme Earbuds 2Honourable Mention

 

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1. Shure SE215 CL-KCE

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Overall Best Pick
  • Crisp and clean sound output
  • Good Passive noise isolation
  • Bundled carry case
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Unique transparent design

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Solid build quality

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Comfort fit inside the ears

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No inline microphone

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-KCE is a premium wired earphone that gives a bang for buck buying proposition especially if you’re a hardcore music listener.

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 wire is thick & sturdy and it can withstand 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 pant pocket.

One thing for sure, the Shure (Oh!) SE215 CL-KCE 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 cancellation in the segment.

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

Sound Quality

The single dynamic driver inside each of the earpieces delivers the clean sound output with a slight emphasis on bass compared to the mids 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.

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-KCE 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-KCE is a stunning piece of audio engineering that will let you hear studio-quality sound from any compatible device you own.

Specifications

Driver Size10mm
Mic AvailabilityNo
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms

2. Fiio F9 Pro

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Triple driver earphone
  • High-quality Knowles driver
  • Hi-Res audio certified
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Detachable cable design

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Waterproof carry case

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Inline remote with microphone

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May not sound well with low-cost smartphones

FiiO F9 Pro is a triple driver wired earphone that delivers deep bass and treble of unmatched quality around a budget of Rs.10,000.

Triple drivers mean that the bass, treble and the mid vocals, each get separate drivers for sound output, creating high-resolution audio which will satiate any audiophiles soul out there.

Build Quality

The FiiO F9 Pro earpiece shell is made of aluminium that is machined to perfection. The design itself is very unique and gives it a robust and masculine look.

The ripple design on the shell serves not only the aesthetic purpose but also reinforces the chassis for better strength and durability.

This wired earphone has an over the ear design that is very comfortable for a user during his long-duration usage.

There won’t be any considerable fatigue and distraction as the earpiece comfortably rests on
top of the ear canal and not inside it.

Sound Quality

The FiiO F9 Pro has three individual speaker drivers inside for better spatial separation.
Bass, mid and treble is processed by each driver and this gives you a precise studio quality music listening experience.

The bass levels are very deep and truly remarkable.

This earphone covers a frequency response range between 15 Hz and 4000 Hz which indicates that you’ll be able to hear the last bit of details in the music.

Miscellaneous

The FiiO F9 Pro comes with a standard MMCX connector by which you can detach the 3.5mm cable and replace it with a 2.5mm one if you like.

This makes this wired earphone more versatile to be used with a multitude of gadgets such as laptops and even TVs.

The F9 Pro comes with an amble 12 pair interchangeable earbuds and a waterproof carrying case for safety.

Verdict

The F9 Pro from FiiO is one of the few triple driver earphones in the market priced under Rs.10,500.

If you would love to have a full-blown immersive music listening experience, the FiiO F9 Pro would be a smart choice.

Specifications

Driver Size9.2mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 40000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms

3. FiiO FH1s

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Feature Rich Wired Earphone
  • Hi-res audio certified earphone
  • Custom tuned Knowles driver
  • Ergonomic comfort fit design
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Solid build quality

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Tangle resistant cable

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Bundled accessories

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No inline 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 with certified hi-res audio output.

Build Quality

The FiiO FH1s 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 connectors at the end which can be detached from the earpiece and swapped for another cable easily.

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

Sound Quality

We had already discussed an earphone above in this list 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.

This product sounds better than any of the dual driver wired earphones priced under Rs.10,000.

Specifications

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

4. 1MORE Earphone

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Triple Driver Earphone
  • Good sound stage separation
  • Lightweight Aluminium earpiece casing
  • THX-certified earphone
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Dedicated volume buttons

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Attractive design

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Good quality microphone

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Expensive

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.

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.

Sound Quality

In simple terms, 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 mic in this earphone comes with a 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 ear tips of different sizes. They come in both soft silicon as well as 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.

Specifications

Driver Size9mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 40000Hz
Impedance32 Ohms

5. MEE Audio M6 Pro

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Budget In-Ear Monitor
  • Studio-grade audio quality
  • Good instrument separation
  • Replaceable cables
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Hard carrying case
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Pair of detachable cables

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Unique transparent earpiece casing

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Average quality microphone

MEE Audio is yet another low-key Chinese brand which has been active in the premium earphone market for a while now.

The M6 Pro from MEE Audio is one of its entry-level in-ear monitors primarily aimed at professionals and hardcore audiophiles.

Build Quality

The MEE Audio M6 Pro features a transparent earpiece housing made from plastic, giving this earphone a unique visual appeal.

The M6 Pro wired earphone comes with detachable cables, which is common with expensive studio-grade IEMs in the market.

There are two cables bundled with this earphone – one with the inline microphone and the other without it. MEE Audio has also provided a 6.33mm adapter if you wish to plug this earphone to studio equipment.

The hard carrying case which comes with the earphone makes it easy to carry this earphone and the accessories safe and secure.

There are a lot of in-ear tips included in the box along with a single memory foam eartip.

Sound Quality

The M6 Pro wired earphone features 10mm drivers, with aluminium voice coils for the best possible sound output quality.

As expected from a studio-grade IEM, the MEE Audio M6 Pro sounds great with the right amount of bass, clean vocals and crisp treble notes.

The instrument separation is top-notch and the overall audio quality is very pleasing to the ears.

There is no audio distortion whatsoever with this wired earphone even when the music is played at the maximum volume level.

When it comes to the voice call quality, it can be termed quite okay considering voice calling is not the primary use case of this device.

Miscellaneous

The MEE Audio M6 Pro earphone can be customized online for a fixed fee, allowing you to have a custom earpiece casing faceplate from their official website.

The tight and secure in-ear fit allows in for good passive noise cancellation that blocks some of them if not all ambient noises.

Verdict

The MEE Audio M6 Pro is an entry-level IEM (In-Ear Monitor) with exceptional audio quality, well worth the asking price of Rs.3,299.

Specifications

Driver Size10mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms

6. TCL ELIT200

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Hi-Res Audio Certified Earphone
  • Hi-res audio certified earphone
  • Good noise isolation
  • Decent built-in microphone
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Elegant and premium design

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Gold plated 3.5mm pin

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Lightweight

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No volume control buttons

TCL is a Chinese consumer electronics company known for its LED TVs and air conditioners all around the world.

The ELIT200 from TCL is a wired in-ear style hi-res audio certified earphone priced at just Rs.2999.

Build Quality

The design of this wired earphone looks very premium and classy when compared to other earphones in this price range.

The grey silver colour paint job makes this earphone stand out from the rest of the black and dua-tone paint finish earphones.

The earpiece casing of this earphone is semi-transparent and has an oval-shaped acoustic stem which delivers a snug fit inside the ear canal.

The straight 3.5mm headphone connector pin is gold plated to ensure minimal signal losses during transmission.

With the retail packaging, the TCL ELIT200 includes three different sized eartips and a carrying bag to keep the earphones the same while in transit.

Sound Quality

The TCL ELIT200 earphone features a 12.2mm speaker driver certified for hi-res audio output.

This driver covers a wide frequency response range of 8-40kHz, delivering deep, rich bass and tingling higher-end treble notes with equally sharp and clean vocals.

Be it EDMs, Rock or vocal rich music, the TCL ELIT200 nails it. This earphone can get sufficiently loud without any distortions whatsoever.

The voice call quality via the inline microphone seems to be decent both indoors as well as outdoors.

Miscellaneous

The single button inline remote can accept/reject calls, skip tracks but features no volume control.

Thanks to the secure in-ear fit, the passive noise isolation works well to block some of the ambient outside noise from getting inside the ears while listening to your favourite music.

Verdict

The TCL ELIT200 is a feature-rich in-ear wired earphone with hi-res audio certification for superior audio quality.

Specifications

Driver Size12.2mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range8Hz – 40KHz
Impedance32 ohms

7. OnePlus Bullets

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Type C Earphone
  • Supports 24bit audio playback
  • Decent quality inline mic
  • Clean audio output
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Durable build quality

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Internal DAC

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Lightweight and comfortable design

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Not suited with 3.5mm jack

OnePlus Bullets is a Type-C in-ear style earphone from the popular smartphone brand – OnePlus.

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.

Build Quality

OnePlus 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 OnePlus 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.

Sound Quality

When it comes to the sound quality, the OnePlus 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, OnePlus Bullets is the perfect choice for you!

Specifications

Driver Size10mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Impedance24 Ohms

8. Sound Magic E10C

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Best Value for Money Earphone
  • Good stage separation
  • Clean, detailed bass
  • Robust build quality
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Three-button inline remote

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Twisted tangle free cable

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Bundled carry case

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Average mic quality

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.

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.

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 soundstage 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.

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range15 – 22000Hz
Impedance16 ohms

9. Mi Dual Driver Earphone

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Budget Dual Driver Earphone
  • Good audio stage separation
  • Magnetic earbuds
  • Robust build quality
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Tangle resistant braided cable

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90 degree angled connector

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Three-button inline remote

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No easily visible L/R ear markings

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.

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.

Specifications

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

10. Marshall Mode

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Premium Wired Earphone
  • Balanced sound output
  • L shaped 3.5mm connector pin
  • Distinct Marshall signature design
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Lightweight and comfortable

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Decent indoor voice call quality

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Secure in-ear fit

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Not for bass heads

Marshall is a renowned British audio equipment manufacturer known for its high fidelity amplifiers and consumer-grade headphones.

The Marshall Mode is an entry-level in-ear wired earphone with a no-frills minimalistic design retailing for a budget under Rs.3,000 in the Indian market.

Build Quality

The Marshall Mode earphone features the signature design aesthetics that we are familiar with.

The button-shaped earpiece has a plastic body construction which feels lightweight and comfortable enough for fatigue-free long term listening.

The angled stem ensures a snug fit inside the ear canal with good passive noise isolation.

The connecting wire is of 1.2m length and is not tangle-free. The terminating end has a right-angled 3.5mm pin with added reinforcement for durability.

Sound Quality

The Marshall Mode wired earphone features a 10mm speaker driver with a neutral sound signature.

The sound output quality from this earphone might not be to the liking of bass heads per se, but ideal for casual listeners.

Natural bass notes accompanied with clean distortion-free vocals and treble notes make the music listening experience with this earphone a delightful experience.

Speaking of the inline microphone, the voice call quality as expected is decent while indoors and leaves a lot to be desired outside.

Miscellaneous

The single button inline remote has an integrated shirt chip which helps it to stay in place without moving around.

Since the microphone is separated from the inline remote enclosure, it stays much closer to the mouth and has minimal interference from other parts.

Verdict

The Marshall Mode is an entry-level branded wired earphone with a pleasing sound output quality with equal importance for all music notes.

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 20KHz
Impedance34 Ohms

11. Signature Acoustics Elements C12

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Cheap Earphone with Best Vocal Clarity
  • Well balanced sound output
  • Memory foam eartips
  • Lightweight and comfortable fit
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Maplewood earpiece casing

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Tangle resistant cable

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Gold plated 3.5mm connector

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No volume control buttons

Signature Acoustics is an Indian company specializing in audio products ranging from earphones to Bluetooth audio accessories.

The Elements C12 is an entry-level wired earphone from Signature Acoustics which looks and feels so different from other earphones listed in this article.

Build Quality

The Elements C12 as we said looks different from other wired earphones in this price segment. The handcrafted wooden earpiece casing looks premium and is very lightweight.

The tangle-resistant 1.2m cable feels fairly durable and features a 90-degree gold plated 3.5mm headphone pin at one end.

The Elements C12 earphone comes bundled with a cable management tool, shirt clip and a velcro strap to keep the wires from dangling.

This wired earphone comes with a locally made jute package, which is quite a refreshing change from the plastic boxes.

Sound Quality

The Signature Acoustics Elements C12 earphone features an 8.2mm beryllium driver inside.

This speaker driver outputs a sound signature rich in natural bass without overpowering the vocals or the treble notes.

The sound output quality is very pleasant and well balanced, making this earphone suited to listen to all genres of music.

The in-call audio via the integrated microphone works just fine when used indoors.

Miscellaneous

This budget in-ear earphone comes with silicone eartips attached to the earpiece but has two pairs of memory foam tips in the box.

These memory foam tips adjust the shape according to the shape of your ear canal and provide a secure in-ear fit.

Verdict

If you want an in-ear styled wired earphone with balanced sound output and something that looks different from other earphones in the market, the Elements C12 is one of the best choices around.

Specifications

Driver Size8.2mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 40KHz
Impedance22 ohms

12. Sony MDR-EX150AP

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Bass Heavy Earphone
  • Bass-heavy sound signature
  • In-line mic for hands-free voice calls
  • Comfortable in-ear snug fit
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Lightweight and comfortable

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Angle headphone connector

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Smart key app integration

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No tangle free cable

Sony has been popular among the audiophiles for its great quality headphones and earphones albeit being a tad bit pricier than its competitors.

The Sony MDR-EX150AP is an in-ear earphone that comes with an inline microphone to attend the calls on the go.

Build Quality

The speaker unit weighs just 30g. You won’t even notice the earphone if not the wires were dangling around.

Speaking of wires, they’re vertically textured and feel durable & strong. The ear tips supplied with these earphones are soft and comfortable to wear.

Additional pairs of ear-tips are provided which is always a welcome move, as everyone’s ears may not be of the same size.

Sound Quality

This in-ear earphone from Sony is equipped with a 9mm neodymium driver that offers powerful yet balanced sound output.

With an impedance rating of 16 ohms, the drivers can pump music so crisp and clear on any device that you might use it with.

With a frequency response covering over a range from 5Hz to a maximum of 24000 Hz, this earphone does not miss out even the minute notes.

The bass quality is balanced and doesn’t feel artificial.

The highs tend to peak during the listening, but with the vocals being so crisp and clear, it’s almost indistinguishable for our ears.

Miscellaneous

This in-ear earphone from Sony priced under Rs.1,000 comes with a 1 year offline as well as online warranty.

So no matter where you purchase, the product is covered under warranty.

Verdict

Those who love Sony and bass should consider buying this product as the first option.

The neodymium drivers sound natural and the bass is on the point that doesn’t overpower the vocals.

Specifications

Driver Size9 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range5 – 24000Hz
Impedance16 ohms

13. Motorola Pace 130

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Alexa Enabled Earphone
  • Balanced sound output 
  • Semi in-ear design earpiece
  • Decent indoor mic performance
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Tangle-free cable

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Eartip with hooks

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Lightweight and comfortable

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No angled 3.5mm pin

Motorola Pace 130 is a budget semi in-ear type wired earphone priced very competitively at just Rs.399 in the Indian market.

This entry-level wired earphone from Motorola comes with certain unique features which makes it stand out from the rest of the products in the sub. Rs.500 price segment.

Design and Build Quality

First things first, this is a semi in-ear type earphone. The design of the earpiece is similar to that of the first generation wired Apple earphones.

However, you can use the supplied eartip with hooks for a snug in-ear fit. With this eartip, the earpiece will stay firmly inside the ear canal.

The Pace 130 wired earphone features a 1.2m tangle-free cable with excellent durability. This cable has a straight 3.5mm pin at the end which is not gold plated.

This earphone in total weighs just 16g and is lightweight and suitable for trouble-free long-duration music listening.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Motorola Pace 130 features a 13.6mm speaker driver which delivers decent bass and rich vocals.

The bass doesn’t feel too artificial and compliments the higher end treble note to deliver a pleasing sound output.

Be it EDMs, vocals or movies, this in-ear budget wired earphone from Motorola is suited for listening to all genres of music.

Speaking of the inline microphone, the performance as expected with audio calls is decent indoors.

Miscellaneous

The Motorola Pace 130 earphone comes with Amazon Alexa support. By downloading the Hubble Connect app on your smartphone, you can trigger the Amazon Alexa by long-pressing the multi-function button.

This multi-function button can also be used to skip the tracks and accept/reject the calls similar to other earphones.

Verdict

If you are a fan of balanced sound output with rich bass and clean vocals, the Motorola Pace 130 is a good choice for Rs.399.

Also, if you have a lot of IoT devices at home with Alexa support, this is perhaps the best-wired earphone with Alexa integration available right now in India for a budget under Rs.500.

Specifications

Driver Size13.6mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance16 ohms

14. boAt Bassheads 242

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Best Budget Earphone
  • Bass rich sound output
  • IPX4 water resistance
  • Decent in-line mic
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Unique modern design

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Tangle-free twisted cable

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Ear hooks for a secure fit

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No angled, gold plated connector

boAt bassheads series has already gained a lot of popularity among the Indian youth with its bass-heavy sound profile at dirt cheap prices when compared to other established brands.

The bassheads 242 is one of the recent entrants to this collection, which targets those who want an all-weather earphone that can be used outdoors without any issues.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt bassheads 242 stands out from the rest of the products in this list owing to its peculiar design.

The earpiece is designed in such a way that it rests inside the ear canal comfortably and snugly.

This earpiece comes with ear hooks for extra support to keep them intact even while doing strenuous physical activities.

The red and black dual colour scheme looks aggressive and stylish to the eyes.

This wired earphone comes with IPX4 water and sweat resistance for outdoor use in all weather conditions.

The twisted-pair wire is very durable and can withstand minor abuses without any issues. The twisted pair design also prevents the cable from dangling.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The boAt bassheads 242 comes with a large 10mm speaker driver which is tuned for bass-heavy sound output.

Those who like to listen to EDMs and similar bass-rich music will feel right at home with this earphone.

The vocals and the high-end notes are very much clear and audible but lack stage separation at times.

These speakers can get very loud inside the ears with little to no distortion whatsoever.

Inline remote and Microphone

The boAt bassheads 242 features an inline remote with microphone for hands-free voice calls.

The inline remote has three buttons – a multifunction button and a dedicated volume control button which lets you adjust the volume without touching the smartphone.

The inline microphone sounds clear during voice calls – both indoors and outdoors.

Verdict

If you are the type of person who likes adventures a lot and uses earphones outdoors to listen to music on the go, the boAt basshead 242 is the right choice for you.

This IPX4 rated wired earphone has a bass-heavy sound output with the added benefit of robust build quality that will ensure break free music wherever you are.

Specifications

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

15. Realme Earbuds 2

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Honourable Mention
  • Bass-heavy sound output
  • IPX4 water resistance
  • Magnetic earbuds
R

Minimal, aesthetically pleasing design

R

Serrated tangle resistant cable

R

Dedicated volume buttons on the inline remote

Q

No angled, gold plated 3.5mm connector

Realme buds are Realme’s answer to the Xiaomi’s Mi basic in-ear style earphones.
Priced just under Rs.500, the Realme Buds 2 offers an 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 can be attached when not in use.

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 remote 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.

Specifications

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

This concludes the curated article about the fifteen best-wired earphones available for purchase in India right now.
We know that these fourteen 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 every budget for more options to choose from.

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