Best Earphones In India (October 2020)

by | Sep 29, 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 fourteen 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-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-KOverall Best Pick
2. Fiio F9 ProRunner-Up Pick
3. FiiO FH1s Feature Rich Wired Earphone
4. 1MORE EarphoneTriple Driver Earphone
5. Philips Pro6305BKHi-Res Audio Certified Earphone
6. One Plus BulletsType C Earphone
7. SoundMagic E50CEarphone with Tonally Balanced Sound Output
8. CCA C10 HiFi Premium Wired Earphone
9. Sound Magic E10CBest Value for Money Earphone
10. Claw ANC7Wired Earphone with ANC
11. RHA MA 390Best Build Quality
12. JBL C200SIBudget Branded Earphone
13. Realme Earbuds 2Best Budget all Rounder Earphone
14. Sony MDR-EX150AP Honourable Mention

 

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1. Shure SE215-K

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Overall Best Pick
  • Audiophile-grade music output
  • Unique transparent design
  • Option to upgrade functionality

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-K 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-K 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.

Sound – Magic

The single dynamic driver inside each of the earpieces delivers the clean sound output with an edge over 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.

Build quality in 1 word – Top notch!

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 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.

The 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-K 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.

The Final Verdict

If you don’t mind the microphone, the Shure SE215-K 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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Best build quality

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Transparent earpiece

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Brilliant sound output

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No inline mic

Specifications

Driver Size10mm
Mic AvailabilityNo
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance16 Ohms

2. Fiio F9 Pro

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Hi-res audio certified
  • Solid build quality
  • Elegant design

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.

Design and 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.

Speakers and 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.

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Triple driver setup

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Aluminium build

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Interchangeable cable

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High impedance

Specifications

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

3. FiiO FH1s

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Feature Rich Wired Earphone
  • 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

4. 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 ear tips 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

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 AirPods 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. SoundMagic E50C

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Earphone with Tonally Balanced Sound Output
  • Robust build quality
  • Audiophile-grade sound output
  • Inline remote with microphone

SoundMagic E50C is an upgrade over the E11C with a slightly superior sound driver inside.

Priced under Rs.4,000, the E50C is a universally compatible wired earphone which works well with both Android and iOS devices.

Design and Build Quality

The SoundMagic E50C has an all-metal build with lightweight aluminium used for the earpiece construction.

This earpiece comfortably sits inside the ear canal, thanks to the comfortable silicone air tips.

The double paired twisted copper cable is strong and durable enough to withstand abuses.

The gold plated earphone jack makes sure there won’t be any corrosion and resulting signal loss over time.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The SoundMagic E50C features high quality 10mm neodymium speaker drivers for the best possible sound output.

This specific driver has an impedance of 51 Ohms. This higher impedance will require more power to overcome, which results in better audio clarity when used with a smartphone with a DAC.

The sound signature of this in-ear style earphone is very pleasing. The bass is on point, without overpowering the vocals or the treble notes.

For audiophiles, this earphones will sound way better than any of its competitors in this price point when played on a device with dedicated audio DAC.

Miscellaneous

The SoundMagic E50C comes with a three-button inline remote, compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

The inline mic sounds good with minimal distortion from the ambient noises around.

The metal earpiece housing ensures minimal vibrations inside the chamber, resulting in much more clean sound output.

Verdict

The SoundMagic E50C is the best choice for those audiophiles with smartphones or other portable media devices with dedicated audio DAC.

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All metal construction

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Compatible with Android and iOS devices

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Angled gold plated jack

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Not to be used with phones without DAC

Specifications

Driver Size10mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range15Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance51 ohms

8. CCA C10 HiFi

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Premium Wired Earphone
  • Excellent sound stage separation
  • Durable twisted pair cable
  • Detachable wire

CCA is a Chinese company which is relatively less known in the Indian market.

The C10 from CCA is an insane five driver in-ear style earphone priced just under Rs.4,000.

Design and Build Quality

The CCA C10 is designed like no other earphones in the price segment.

The aluminium earpiece casing to the mute brown coloured twisted pair cable, this thing looks unique and stands out from the rest of the pack.

The earpieces themselves are big – obviously to include those four balanced armature drivers and a dynamic driver in each housing.

However, while wearing these in-ears, it feels relatively lightweight and comfortable.

The cable can be detached from the earpiece and is swappable. Since the cable is of twisted pair design, it is very durable and tangle-free.

The length of the earpiece stem is minimal and this might pose some problem in terms of comfort fit with those who have smaller ears.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The CCA C10 in-ear style wired earphone consists of five drivers in each earpiece. Yes – not one, not two, not three but five.

There are two balanced armatures for high-end treble notes, two for mid-range vocals and a single 10mm driver dedicated for the lower end bass.

The stage separation from this earphone is one of the finest in this price segment. The bass, vocals and the treble notes are distinctly audible, even at maximum volume levels.

However, if you are a basshead, you might feel the lack of that extra oomph which natural music lovers wouldn’t mind at all.

In-line remote and Microphone

The CCA C10 does feature an inline remote with a single control button integrated with a microphone.

This microphone is sensitive enough indoors but offers average call quality when used outdoors.

Miscellaneous

This wired earphone comes with a one year warranty. In case something goes wrong you can contact the supplier via Amazon and arrange for a repair or a replacement.

Verdict

The CCA C10 is one of the unique wired earphones available in the market that comes with five drivers.

If you are a fan of tonally balanced sound output with good stage separation, you might like this product for a budget under Rs.4,000.

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Robust build quality

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Ergonomic design

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One year warranty

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Average quality inline mic

Specifications

Driver Size10 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range7Hz – 40000Hz
Impedance32 Ohms

9. 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 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.

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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

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. RHA MA 390

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

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 ear tips 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

Driver Size13 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range16Hz-22KHz
Impedance16 ohms

12. JBL C200SI

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Budget Branded Earphone
  • JBL signature bass-heavy 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. 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 Range20Hz – 20KHz
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.

R

Braided cable

R

Elegant design

R

Pleasing sound output

Q

Bass is limited

Specifications

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

14. Sony MDR-EX150AP

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Honourable Mention
  • Lightweight design
  • Inline mic with noise cancellation
  • Bass rich sound output

Sony is a class apart when you consider any of the products that the company has laid its footprints on. The same is the case with earphones too.

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.

Considering the price of just Rs.799, we can safely say that this is one of the best earphones under Rs.1000 available in the market at present.

Neodymium Drivers

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.

Sound Quality

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.

Hardware

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 feels durable & strong.

The ear tips supplied with this 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.

Warranty

This in-ear earphone from Sony priced under Rs.1000 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.

R

Brand reliability

R

Secure fitting earbuds

R

Rich, deep bass

Q

Slight distortion at the max volume level

Specifications

Driver Size9 mm
Mic AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range5 – 24000
Impedance16 ohms

This concludes the curated article about the best-wired earphones in India.

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 to hunt for the best.

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