Best Headphones In India (Wired & Over the Head) (December 2021)

True audiophiles never look for the price tags strapped onto the product. They are all in for the quality of the sound output for their enjoyment or their professional duties.

This is why we thought we should prepare a list of the eleven best-wired headphones available in India to cater to the audiophiles who crave perfection.

Here are some of the best eleven wired headphones available in the Indian market which we think might help you in your cause while you’re in search of the best available sound quality in the industry.

 Best Headphones in India (Wired & Over the Head)

1. V-Moda Crossfade LP2Overall Best Pick
2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50xRunner-up Pick
3. AKG K52Feature-rich Wired Headphone
4. Samson SR850Best Budget Studio Headphone
5. Sennhieser HD 400SValue for Money Wired Headphone
6. SONY MDR-XB450APBass-heavy Wired Headphone
7. Logitech G Pro XBest Gaming Headphone
8. OneOdio Studio Pro 50All-round Performer
9. Boult Audio Bass Bud Q2Cheapest Wired Headphone
10. Sennheiser PC 8 USBBest Budget VoIP Headphone
11. boAt BassHeads 900Honourable Mention

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1. V-Moda Crossfade LP2

V-Moda Crossfade LP2

Overall Best Pick

  • Passive noise cancellation
  • Studio-quality sound output
  • Bundled carrying case


Excellent build quality

Detachable cable

Dual diaphragm drivers



V-Moda is a US-based company acclaimed for its professional-grade headphones, earphones and amplifiers which are highly regarded by the pioneers in the industry.

The Crossfade LP2 is one of the more budget-oriented offerings from the company aimed at beginners looking for a pro-quality audio listening experience at a reasonable price.

Build Quality

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 structure is made of stainless steel. The overall design is very practical and made with durability in mind. The structure of this wired headphone can be bent or stretched flat without damage.

The size adjustable headband has comparatively less cushion supporting the stitched leather fabric covering over it.

The earpiece casing is made using military-grade aluminium which provides extreme durability with lightweight characteristics. This earpiece can be tilted forward or backwards and fits snug ears no matter the size of your head.

The memory foam cushion on the earpiece is of excellent quality but doesn’t provide any sort of noise isolation we get to see with expensive headphones.

Sound Quality

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 features a large 50mm speaker driver custom-tuned for perfection in the sound output by industry experts.

These neodymium magnet drivers are of a dual-diaphragm type which results in exceptional clarity sound. Dual diaphragm drivers have two parts – a centre dome for improved mids and highs and a surrounding flexure for enhancing the bass.

This separation of low and high-end notes makes the sound coming out of the speakers more enjoyable and immersive to listen to.

Covering a frequency response range between 5 – 30,000 Hz, this headphone has a wider soundstage for recreating studio-like sound quality across different genres.


The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 has a detachable kevlar coated fabric cable that feels extremely tough and durable. 

The company also provides a separate cable with an extension port for plugging in two headphones at once to share the music you’re listening to with your friends.

The inline microphone and mic is a surprise addition to this expensive wired headphone. The voice call through the mic sounds pleasant and natural.


The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 is an overall package that comes with excellent build and sound quality.

The dual-diaphragm drivers work wonders with all genres of music and the inline remote and mic add value to this purchase further.


Driver  Size50 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range5Hz – 30000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohms

2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Runner-up Pick

  • Studio-grade monitoring headphone
  • Detachable cables
  • Compact and portable form factor


Well balanced sound output

Detailed and robust build

Excellent noise isolation


Ear fatigue happens with long term listening

Audio-Technica products have been some of the common entrants to our best buying lists, be it headphones or earphones.

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is an over the ear wired headphone that focuses on delivering studio-quality sound output to the masses.

Build Quality

The moment you wear this headphone around your neck, it will feel like you’re a professional-grade audio enthusiast.

No joking – these wired headphones have an attractive eye-catching design with a personality bound to them.

The M series headphones from Audio-Technica are acclaimed for the pure performance metrics and this product never fails to deliver the same.

The build quality is awesome and the attention to detail is exemplary. The left and right markings are designated to leave no room for confusion while wearing these.

The contoured ear cups are comfortable and it fits accurately around the ears, minimizing the noise bleed to the exterior.

The fully foldable ear cups make this a much more compact product that can be tucked into tight spaces easily without any damage to the internals.

Sound Quality

Being the successor to the original M50, Audio-Technica has the right recipe in terms of excellent sound output here. With the M50x, the recipe is further enhanced to deliver an even better sound ( does that even sound right!).

The 45mm drivers provide excellent studio-quality output without compromising the crispiness and clarity of neither the bass nor the treble.

This wired headphone is characterized by rich deep bass, balanced and natural mids along very well detailed highs.

The company itself markets this product as studio monitor headphones as the sound signature from this headphone matches that of other products used in the studio such as the Marshall’s.


This wired headphone comes with detachable cables. The box pack includes three separate cables that vary in length and form factor.

A 1.2 m rounded cable, a 3m round cable and a 1.1m coiled cable is available that can be used with this headphone.

There is no need for a separate amplifier to listen to the music in its full glory with this headphone.

The closed-back design minimizes the audio leakage and ensures an immersive listening experience.


The Audio-Technica M50x is a studio-grade monitoring headphone that delivers one of the best-balanced sound output in headphones priced under Rs.10,000.

The robust build quality and the professional-grade accessories make it a wiser choice to invest your money if you’re after an audiophile-grade headphone.


Driver  Size45mm
Inline MicNo
Frequency Range15 – 28000Hz
Impedance Rating38 Ohms

3. AKG K52


Feature-rich Wired Headphone

  • Studio monitoring headphone
  • Negligible sound distortion
  • Minimal design


Lightweight and comfortable 

Passive noise cancellation

Faux leather earpads


No detachable cable 

AKG is a popular audio accessories brand that is now a part of Harman International, a subsidiary of the South Korean conglomerate, Samsung. 

The AKG K52 is an entry level wired studio monitoring earphone with a closed back design for excellent wearing comfort. 

Design and Build Quality 

The AKG K52 is built predominantly with plastic materials to ensure that the structure is lightweight and comfortable. 

However, the fit and finish doesn’t feel that cheap and the wearing comfort of this wired headphone is one of the best in its price segment. 

The connecting cable on this headphone is 8m long and it is not detachable. It is a hassle to keep the cable in place if you are constantly moving around. 

The closed back design of the headphone provides decent in-ear seal and good passive noise cancellation. But the same design might irk those who have big earlobes as they might feel a bit uncomfortable with the cushion covering the ears tightly. 

Speakers and Sound Quality 

In terms of sound quality, the AKG K52 has an affinity to amplify bass notes more than anything else. 

The vocals are clear but the treble notes at times feel tinny. If you plan to use this headphone with your computer or laptop, then you won’t feel the degradation but with budget smartphones, this might be evident.

Being said that, the AKG K52 has no sound distortion, even when played at maximum volume levels. 


Unfortunately, this wired headphone from AKG doesn’t come with an inline microphone for hands free voice calls.

Do note that this is a studio monitoring headphone and not purely a headphone ideal for smartphones. 


If you’re after a cheap studio monitoring wired headphone with decent build and sound quality, the AKG K52 is a good entry-level choice.


Driver  Size50mm
Inline MicNo
Frequency Range18Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

4. Samson SR850

AKG K240 Studio MKII

Best Budget Studio Headphone

  • Studio-grade monitoring headphone
  • Comfortable open-back design
  • No microphone for voice calls


Excellent bass

Comfortable fit

Minimal sound distortion


Average build quality

Samson is a brand that the majority of our readers have not heard about. For starters, they are an industry-leading audio equipment company based in New York.

Backed by two decades of industry experience, the Samson SR850 beats its competitors to the punch with its studio-quality sound reproduction and pronounced depth in the musical notes.

Build Quality

The Samson 850 is made from average quality plastics, to be honest. Mostly because of this, the headphone feels lightweight and comfortable.

The industrial design screams practicality and will not win you by the looks for sure.

The headband is quite comfortable and offers an excellent overall grip, making the earpiece stay as close to your ears.

The cushioning is minimal. This suits the humid Indian conditions where we tend to sweat a lot. With excessive cushioning, the sweat may cause discomfort while in prolonged usage.

The 1.5m cable is long and might cause some trouble dangling while travelling with this headphone.

Sound Quality

The Samson S850 comes equipped with a large 50mm driver speaker capable of providing an exceptional acoustic experience.

The wide dynamic range that covers almost all musical notes between 10 Hz and 30,000 Hz makes sure that your general listening pleasure is in no way compromised.

The bass is rich with enough power to make EDMs and hip hop lovers happy. The mids and highs beautifully complement the low notes.

The sound output loudness is on point and doesn’t create distortion even while jamming in with full volume.


The semi-open back design of the earpiece has its own merits and demerits. 

The open design helps a lot of acoustics to dampen easily and more naturally. This reduces the stress on your ears significantly.

At the same time, this open design might also let background noises into the ear canal, causing problems if you are in the middle of a busy street or so.

The velour fabric ear cushioning on this wired headphone works similar to the memory foam and is very comfortable for your ears to rest on.


If you don’t mind the lack of a mainstream brand tag, the Samson S850 is the best-wired headphone you can purchase under a budget of Rs.5,000.

Its studio-grade tuned drivers and the open back design makes listening to music as if you are inside a recording studio.


Driver  Size50mm
Inline MicNo
Frequency Range10Hz – 30000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

5. Sennhieser HD 400S

Sennhieser HD 400S

Value for Money Wired Headphone

  • Well balanced sound signature
  • Inline remote with mic
  • Closed-back design for added comfort


Good passive noise cancellation

Comfort fit headphones

Robust build quality


Not for bass heads

The Sennheiser HD 400S is a wired budget headphone with an around the ear design which aids in superior acoustic performance.

This device comes with a fully foldable headband and an inline microphone to attend voice calls on the go.

Build Quality

The Sennheiser HD 400S is made entirely of high-quality polycarbonate material. This makes the device partly flexible and lightweight.

The headband is sufficiently cushioned and has a smaller size footprint. Another fact to note about this headband is that it is completely foldable.

This makes the Sennheiser HD 400S the compact and portable wired headphones in its price category.

The sufficiently large earpiece has comfy pads over them to give a closed-back audio experience.

The cable on this headphone is rounded but tangle resistant. 

Sound Quality

The Sennheiser HD 400S is powered by a 32mm speaker driver custom made by the company for enhanced performance.

These speakers have been carefully tuned to perfection for delivering exceptional quality music.

One of the USPs of this Sennheiser wired headphone is its 18 Ohm impedance rating. This means the driver only has to overcome the least resistance for producing sound. 

The low impedance factor significantly boosts the performance of this budget headphone when used with low-end Android smartphones without a dedicated DAC.

The bass is adequate and the quality of mids and highs are very good on this device.

Inline Remote and Voice Quality

This headphone comes with a single button remote and an excellent microphone. 

The mic is so sensitive to the user’s voice and somehow manages to isolate the background noise to an extent, providing you with the best possible voice quality in the segment.


The Sennheiser HD 400S is an excellent purchase for those who are looking for a capable and affordable pro-quality headphone to use with their smartphones.

The pleasing audio output and the built quality makes it worth checking out in the sub. Rs.5,000 category.


Driver  Size32mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range18Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating18 ohm


Sony MDR-XB450AP

Bass-heavy Wired Headphone

  • For Sony loyalists and bass fanatics
  • Elegant design
  • Comfy ear cups


Rich and heavy bass

Pressure-relieving earpads


Less treble

Sony is an electronics as well as a media corporate giant.

With a huge fan following for their quality range of headphones, Sony can’t afford to make any mistakes.

The MDR-XB450AP is the entry-level offering from Sony on their much-revered XtraBass lineup.

Build Quality

The Sony MDR-XB450AP has a premium design that resembles many of the expensive headphones from Sony.

The earpiece in itself swivels flat and this makes it easy to be carried in tightly packed bags.

Sony has designed the earpiece in such a manner that there is an improved seal between the driver housing and the ears which enhances the bass.

The materials used for the construction of this wired headphone is of top-notch quality and feels premium.

Sound Quality

Those Bass fanatics looking for the best headphone under Rs.2000 need not look further.

If you are the one who is longing for the deep bass, the XB450AP is the go-to headphone under Rs. 3000 category.

With its 30mm driver unit along with the lower impedance rating of 24 Ohm, the lows in the music will be more pronounced.

This headphone has a frequency response range varying from as low as 5 Hz to 20000 Hz to get you covered by all the notes in the music you’re listening to.


MDR-XB450AP comes with a tangle-free serration cord that feels the premium quality that will resist the tendency to knot.

The addition of pressure-relieving comfy ear cups adds up to the overall quality that this headphone offers.


XtraBass lineup from Sony being synonymous to the rich bass, audiophiles with an affinity to bass can pick this up over the other competitors.


Driver  Size30 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range5Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance Rating24 Ohm

7. Logitech G Pro X

Logitech G Pro X

Best Gaming Headphone

  • Logitech Pro-G 50mm drivers
  • G HUB gaming software
  • Steel and Aluminium frame


Minimalist design

USB Sound Card

Excellent virtual surround sound


Premium price

Logitech needs no introduction when it comes to computer peripherals. They are one of the leading manufacturers in the world and anyone who has the tiniest of knowledge about computers will know them.

The Logitech G Pro X is a premium gaming headset that retails under Rs.15,000 in India. 

Build and Design 

The Logitech G Pro X is a flagship gaming headset that features a rather clean and minimalistic design. There is no RGB lighting on this device, unlike some other headphones. 

When it comes to construction, this gaming headphone is made from premium quality materials. The plastic and metal used for its construction are extremely durable. 

The earcups of this gaming headphones have an oval design and they comfortably fit over your head. The headphone is quite flexible and also features a slider mechanism to adjust the height. 

Cushioning on the headband and the earcups is quite good. The headband and ear cups have leather upholstery. A memory foam earpad also comes bundled extra so you can swap them if required. 

A host of accessories are also present with the gaming headphones. The detachable microphone, dongle, a pouch for the headphones, USB sound card, etc.

The connecting cable of this headphone is detachable and is of good quality. 

Sound quality and Speakers 

To no surprise, the sound quality of the Logitech G Pro X is outstanding. This gaming headphone from Logitech has one of the best sound quality when it comes to gaming. 

It is recommended that you use the USB soundcard for an even better audio quality while gaming. Regardless of which platform you are gaming on be it PC, console, or mobile you are guaranteed to have a great time with it.

The drivers on these gaming headphones are Logitech’s in-house 50mm drivers which are excellent at what they do. There is also support for Logitech G HUB gaming software on the mouse. 

Using the gaming software you can adjust the audio settings as well as enable virtual 7.1 surround sound. The virtual surround sound on this gaming headphone is excellent and is one of the best on any headphones. 

The microphone audio quality on the headphones is also quite good. You won’t have any problems while communicating with other players and the noise cancellation is up to the mark. 


The Logitech G Pro X is one of the best gaming headphones that you can find in the Indian market. Yes, they are priced at a premium but if you are a serious gamer then this is one of the best options to go for.


Driver  Size50mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20 Hz- 20,000Hz
Impedance Rating35 Ohm

8. OneOdio Studio Pro 50

OneOdio Studio Pro 50

All-round Performer

  • Excellent instrument separation
  • Decent in-call audio quality
  • Bass-heavy sound signature


Solid build quality

Detachable cables

Comfortable soft protein earmuffs



OneOdio is a relatively new entrant to the Indian headphone scene with a few affordable models that have been well received among Indian customers. 

The Studio Pro 50 is the flagship wired headphone from the Studio Pro series lineup from OneOdio. 

Build Quality

The design of the OneOdio Studio Pro 50 is no different from the other Studio Pro models we’ve reviewed before.

The entire body is made from high quality matte black plastic materials which feel extremely durable and sturdy. 

The chrome finish trims around the earpiece housing looks very attractive and premium.

In terms of wearing comfort, the adjustable headband and the soft protein earmuffs ensure that you won’t face any trouble listening to music with this headphone. 

The fully foldable design makes this headphone easy to carry around in bags and backpacks without any problems. 

Sound Quality

The OneOdio Studio Pro 50 features a custom-tuned 50mm speaker driver with rich bass output accompanied by clean and crisp vocals as well as tingling highs. 

The instrument separation on this wired headphone can be defined as one of the best in this price segment.

This headphone will satisfy every kind of audiophile out there – be it bassheads or purists. 

The ergonomic earpad cushions ensure a tight fit around the ears, resulting in good noise isolation characteristics.


The OneOdio Studio features detachable audio cables. The company provides two cables with this headphone – one 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable with inline mic and a 6.35mm to 3.5mm coiled cable without the mic. 

You can use these cables to hook the Studio Pro 50 to a wide range of devices from guitars to smartphones to amplifiers.


The OneOdio Studio Pro 50 is one of the affordable feature-rich wired headphones available in India priced at just Rs.3,600.

If you prefer a versatile headphone with universal compatibility with a multitude of devices, the Studio Pro 50 is one of the best choices out there.


Driver  Size50 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

9. Boult Audio Bassbuds Q2

Boult Audio Bassbuds Q2

Cheapest Wired Headphone

  • Universal compatibility
  • Comfortable ear cushion
  • Gold plated 3.5mm jack



Retractable earcups

Decent sound output


Bass is a bit low

Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 is a budget over the ear style wired headphone released recently in the Indian market that retails at a very low price around Rs.700.

Design and Build Quality

The Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 is entirely made of hard plastics and nothing else. The quality of the construction is not as great as we would like it to be, but it isn’t too shabby either.

The matt finish body with Boult branding offers a minimal design choice which is indeed a good thing for many.

The ear foams are of good quality so does the headband cushion. The earcups are completely retractable, aiding in better portability.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 comes with a 32mm speaker driver that is advertised to deliver bass-heavy sound output.

In reality, the sound signature from this headphone is flat but tonally well balanced. The bass, vocals and treble perfectly compensate each other for a decent music listening experience.

In-line Remote and Microphone

The 3.5mm cable on this wired headphone is long and sufficiently thick enough to prevent any accidental damage.

The inline remote and the integrated microphone works as promised to give you a no-frills hands-free voice calling experience.


The Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 headphone is a good choice for those who have a tight budget but need a fully functional wired headphone with an integrated mic for voice calls.


Driver  Size36 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

10. Sennheiser PC 8 USB

Sennheiser PC 8 USB

Best Budget VoIP Headphone

  • Best suited for voice calls
  • Must have for content creators
  • 2-year warranty



The mute button on the inline remote

Excellent call quality


No 3.5 mm jack

The Sennheiser PC 8 USB wired headphone is made to use with computers and laptops. The company advertises this product as an internet telephony device.

Before reading further, note that this headphone isn’t compatible with smartphones as it comes with a USB connector rather than a 3.5mm jack.

Build Quality

If you’re a content creator on platforms such as Youtube or the one who engages in a lot of VoIP calls, this headphone might be the best bet for you in terms of audio as well as microphone quality.

This headphone from Sennheiser is a plug and play device, which means you don’t need to install any software to use it for the first time. 

The Sennheiser PC 8 USB is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS alike.

The lightweight design and comfortable headband make this headphone a must for those who regularly rely on voice/video calls over the internet.

Sound Quality

The 36mm diver speakers sound nice and clear. Vocals are crisp and without any distortions even at maximum volume levels.

The inline remote gives you the option to control the volume on the go and there’s a dedicated mute button as well. 

Noise cancellation works well on this headphone and you won’t get distracted by background noises while attending your calls.


The microphone can be swivelled away from the face when not in use. 

The quality of the mic is good and is perfectly suitable for recording voice-overs and conducting regular calls.


If you want a headphone specifically for making calls from the Internet or to do voice-overs or podcasts from your PC, the Sennheiser PC 8 USB is a great choice.


Driver  Size36 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range42Hz – 17000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

11. boAt BassHeads 900

Boat BassHeads 900

Honourable Mention

  • Best suited for activity sports
  • Durable build quality
  • Passive noise cancellation


Good build quality

Textured and hardened headphone jack

Bass-rich sound


Sharp edges on the headband


boAt audio products are fairly popular in the Indian market because of their affordability and features.

The Bassheads 900 from boAt is an over-the-ear headphone targeting users who love bass.

Build Quality

Construction-wise, boAt has done a great job with this product. The faux leather cushions feel comfy and will last longer compared to the normal fabric cushions.

The metal mesh finish on the outside of the earcups looks premium and classy. The adjustable headband is where a slight discomfort creeps in.

There are sharp edges on the headband which might cause discomfort if you’re wearing this headphone around the ear. 

If you’re bald, we’d recommend you to stay away from this product as the sharp edges may scratch your head.

Sound Quality

Talking about the quality of sound from this headphone, the bass is on the higher side as we’ve expected from the name Bassheads itself. 

This wired headphone priced under Rs.1000 delivers good sound quality for the price at which it retails in the market.

At times, the bass overpowers the mids and highs but it isn’t much evident when listening to EDMs and other instrument-heavy music.


The wire on this device is sufficiently long and thick. It feels like it is built to last, so thumbs up to boAt for that.

The 3.5mm connector has a metal case covering which is textured. This adds grip to the pin and can be easily plugged in and out of the devices without breaking a sweat.

Since the faux leather cushion covers the ear properly, it acts as a passive noise cancellation medium. 

Though not a complete solution to block outside noise, having something is always better than nothing.


The boAt Bassheads is the perfect headphone for listening to music while engaged in active sports such as jogging or while working out at the gym.

 The long sturdy cable and comfortable ear cushions make this product a compelling choice.


Driver  Size40 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

The best eleven wired headphones in India article come to an end here, but our search for the best product continues. 

We are testing and reviewing products regularly and will make sure to update the article as we find a worthy product to replace the existing ones.

If you feel we should have added a product, do mention that in the comment section below.

Thanks for spending your valuable time on our website and keep coming back for more best buying lists and product reviews!

4 thoughts on “Best Headphones In India (Wired & Over the Head) (December 2021)”

  1. Hey i just want a headphone which is comfortable for long use and will stay with for me for 2-3 years Under 2K
    Reqd for online classes and music(hip-hop&pop)
    Im confused between claw sm50 , one odio 10pro,spny mdr 450 , AKG K72.
    If you could just suggest me one from the above mentioned or any other you know which will be best .

    • Hi Abhishek!

      It seems you have a nice knack for identifuying the best products among the bunch. All the headphones you listed perform exceptionally well but if you ask us personally, we’d suggest you go for either the OneOdio 10 Pro or the AKG K72. The OneOdio Pro 10 (Link – might look bulky at first, but it is quite comfortable once the headband gets accustomed to your head size. The sound output from this wired headphone is ideal for hip hop, EDMs and jazz music. The AKG K72 (Link – comes as a close second choice in terms of audio quality but it lacks a microphone, which might be required for online classes.

  2. I think boAt Bassheads 900 is a good headphone and should deserve a better position on the list. The sound quality of these headphones is really amazing and it comes with better battery life. Just sharing my thoughts.
    By the way, the article was very informative.

    Ashish Bajaj


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