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

True audiophiles never look for the price tags strapped on to 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 twelve best-wired headphones available in India to cater to the audiophiles who crave perfection.

Here are some of the best twelve 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.

If you are looking for over the head wireless headphones, we have a seperate article on that. You can also read reviews on over ear headphones under different price ranges as well if you want.

 Best Headphones in India (Wired & Over-Ear)

1. V moda Crossfade LP2Overall Best Pick
2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50xRunner-Up Pick
3. Samson SR850Best Budget Studio Headphone
4. OneOdio Studio Pro 50Value for Money Wired Headphone
5. Corsair HS35Best Gaming Headphone
6. Creative Aurvana ANCBest Noise Cancellation
7. Marshall Major IIIBest Build Quality
8. Claw SM50Feature Rich Headphone
9. Sony MDR-XB450APBest Bass Heavy Headphone
10. Boult Audio Bassbuds Q2Cheapest Wired Headphone
11. Sennheiser PC 8 USBBest Budget VoIP Headphone
12. 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
  • Carrying case
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Pros

Excellent build quality

Detachable cable

Dual diaphragm drivers

Cons

Bulky

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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.

Specifications

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
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Pros

Well balanced sound output

Detailed and robust build

Excellent noise isolation

Cons

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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.

Specifications

Driver  Size45 mm
Inline MicNo
Frequency Range15 – 28000Hz
Impedance Rating38 Ohms

3. Samson SR850

AKG K240 Studio MKII

Best Budget Studio Headphone

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

Excellent bass

Comfortable fit

Minimal sound distortion

Cons

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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.

Specifications

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

4. OneOdio Studio Pro 50

OneOdio Studio Pro 50

Value for Money Wired Headphone

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

Solid build quality

Detachable cables

Comfortable soft protein earmuffs

Cons

Bulky

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 it.

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 the rich deep bass, balanced and natural mids along with the 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.

Miscellaneous

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 3 m rounded cable and a 1.1m coiled cable is available that can be used with this headphones.

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.

Verdict

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.

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

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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.

Specifications

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

5. Corsair HS35

Corsair HS35

Best Gaming Headphone

  • Universal compatibility
  • Detachable microphone
  • 50mm neodymium speaker drivers
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Pros

Robust build quality

Comfortable ear pads and hearest

Flexible headband

Cons

Average microphone audio quality

Corsair is a US-based computer peripheral and hardware company that specializes in the development of computer cabinets, power supplies, gaming peripherals, etc.

The Corsair HS35 is a high-end stereo gaming headphone that you can buy in the Indian market for just under Rs.10,000.

Build and Design 

At first glance, the Corsair HS35 looks like a subtle gaming headphone unlike some of the other gaming headphones that have unique shaped ear cups and flashy colour schemes. 

This gaming headphone features an all-black colour scheme with a complete plastic construction with an exception for the headband slider that is made out of metal.

Overall, the entire headset feels pretty solid. It is quite flexible and the clamping force is a bit on the tighter side but it will loosen up with use.

The cushioning on the ear cups and headband is of good quality. It is made from a soft fabric that is quite comfortable to wear and does not cause any ear fatigue. 

There is no RGB lighting available on this headphone which can be disappointing for some.

For communicating with your friends and teammates this headphone also features a microphone. The microphone is quite flexible and can also be detached when not in use.

On the left cup of the headphone, you will find the volume and microphone controls. 

The Corsair HS35 is a wired gaming headphone that has a lengthy cable that terminates to a 3.5mm pin which can be conveniently connected to your PC, laptop, gaming console, or smartphone

Sound Quality

The Corsair HS35 has excellent audio quality thanks to its large 50mm drivers. 

Corsair has tuned the headphone specifically for gaming and if you are planning to use these headphones for listening to music then you will be disappointed. The sound quality while listening to music is pretty subpar.

Gaming on the other hand is an entirely different experience. All the sounds are quite punchy and directional audio works flawlessly. Thanks to the low-frequency performance even the faintest of footsteps could be heard distinctly with this headphone. 

The microphone audio quality of the Corsair HS35 is another place where the headphone can vastly improve. However, it is loud enough to communicate with your teammates in an online game.

Verdict 

To summarize, if you are looking for a premium stereo headphone dedicated to gaming then the Corsair HS35 is the one for you. It features excellent audio quality while gaming and the build quality of the headphone are also commendable.

Specifications

Driver  Size50mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20 Hz- 20,000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

6. Creative Aurvana ANC

Creative Aurvana ANC

Headphone with ANC

  • 40 hours ANC on a single AAA battery
  • Neodymium magnet for better sound 
  • Built-in microphone for voice calls
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Pros

Nylon braided cable

Bass rich sound output

1-year warranty

Cons

Average Build quality

Creative is a Singapore based company popular for its budget audio related products in the Indian market.

The Creative Aurvana is a premium wired over-the-ear type of headphones with a striking USP that sets it apart from the competition – Active Noise cancellation.

Build Quality

The Creative Aurvana comes with a very glossy fit and finish. The mirror-like finish on the outer side of the earcups may please some, but it doesn’t look that nice at all.

The quality of construction is average for a price tag of Rs.10,000 but passable when we take into account the USP – Active Noise Cancellation.

This wired headset comes with a carrying pouch. The earcups can be folded inwards and kept safely inside the pouch.
The ear foam cushions are comfortable so is the adjustable headband.

Sound Quality

The Creative Aurvana wired headphone is powered by a 40mm sound driver that covers the entire audible spectrum of 20 – 20000Hz.

Due to the high impedance, these premium headphones work best with devices with built-in amplifiers.

Yes, you can use it with normal smartphones but the output quality will significantly differ.

The bass-heavy sound feels perfectly natural. The mids and highs are clean and crisp as well.

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

Active Noise Cancellation and Microphone

Active Noise Cancellation was up until a luxury found only in high-end headphones and earphones that cost a fortune.

With the Creative Aurvana, ANC comes to headphones under Rs.10000 as well. This feature is powered by a single AAA battery and last for 40 hours of active music playback.

It blocks all the ambient noises in the environment around and provides you with a serene and calming music listening experience.

Verdict

The Creative Aurvana is a value for money ANC headphone priced under Rs.10,000 aimed at serious audiophiles looking forward to a studio-quality music listening experience.

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20 – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating290 Ohm

7. Marshall Major III

Marshall Major III

Best Build Quality

  • Premium luxury headphone
  • Excellent balanced sound output
  • Suited for hardcore audiophiles
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Pros

Detachable cable

Noise cancellation

Excellent sound quality

Cons

A little tight on the ears

Marshall is a UK based audio equipment manufacturer well known for its amplifiers, Bluetooth speakers and studio-grade headphones.

The Major III from Marshal is an upgrade over the original Marshall Major II headphones that was widely popular.

Build Quality

The Marshall Major III follows the classic Marshall design cues including the rounded edge square ear cup design and the leather finish.

The textured leather construction imparts a classy and luxurious feel to this wireless over the ear headphone.

The collapsible design makes it easier for the storage of this headphone in the bags and suitcases.

The adjustable headband clips are made of metal and have a superior build quality that feels durable.

Sound Quality

The Marshall Major III boasts of a 40mm driver unit that is factory tuned to ensure you the best possible sound clarity.

The deeper bass and the detailed highs make the music that’s coming out of the speaker very much enjoyable, even for the hardcore audiophiles.

These headphones are the kind of product where a bass head and a purist music lover will agree with in terms of the sound output. The vocals are clear and clean without any sort of distortions.

The noise isolation feature works well as advertised. It successfully blocks out the background noises for a quieter and immersive music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

The detachable connecting cable in itself is gold plated and with L shaped 3.5mm connector. Everything about this headphone feels luxurious so does the sound output as well.

The inline remote works impressively well which we didn’t expect from audiophile-grade headphones. The calls were surprisingly crisp and clear and the mic worked just fine as well.

Verdict

The Marshall Major III is a lifetime worth of investment if you’re into some serious hardcore music listening.

The quality of music that is delivered to your ears from the luxury headphone is on a whole new level. If you have the money in your hand, don’t look further.

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range18Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance Rating32 ohms

8. Claw SM50

Claw SM50

Feature Rich Headphone

  • Detachable cables
  • Excellent sound output quality
  • Inline remote with microphone
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Pros

Robust build quality

Foldable earcups

Comfy earpad cushion

Cons

Looks bulky

Claw is a relatively new entrant to the already saturated Indian audio scene and offers a varying array of products ranging from casual earphones to gaming headphones.

The Claw SM50 is a premium midrange over the ear headphone with certain features which makes it stand out from the rest of the competition priced under Rs.2,000.

Build Quality

The design of the Claw SM50 is very well thought out and robust. The entire construction feels very rigid and robust.

The use of lightweight plastic and memory foam cushions helps with wearing comfort significantly.

The cushion on the headband is very ample and helps in minimizing the wearing fatigue while listening for long hours at once.

The earpiece section is completely foldable for carrying the headphone conveniently in tight spaces.

The circular patterned trim on the earpiece makes this budget wired headphone look very premium.

Sound Quality

The Claw SM50 headphone comes with a 40mm neodymium speaker driver covering a respectable frequency spectrum of 20Hz to 20 kHz.

This ensures you will be able to enjoy almost all instrument notes without fail.

The bass levels are very deep and very well compliments the crispy clean vocals and treble notes.

Overall, the Claw SM50 delivers a pleasant, bass-rich sound output for a budget under Rs.2000.

Miscellaneous

One feature which makes this headphone stand out from the rest of the pack is the inclusion of dual output ports,

The company has included a coiled 2.8 m coiled cable for studio purposes and a regular 1.2m regular cable with the inline remote for hands-free calls.

Depending upon the use case, you have the option to switch the cable effortlessly.

Verdict

The Claw SM50 is a very capable wired headphone priced under Rs.3,000 delivering decent bass-heavy sound output.

The robust construction quality and the inclusion of dual output port makes it one of the versatile options to consider in its price segment

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20 – 20,000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm

9. Sony MDR-XB450AP

Sony MDR-XB450AP

Budget Bass Heavy Headphone

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

Rich and heavy bass

Pressure-relieving earpads

Cons

Less treble

Sony is an electronics as well as the 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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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

Specifications

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

10. Boult Audio Bassbuds Q2

Boult Audio Bassbuds Q2

Cheapest Wired Headphone

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

Affordable

Retractable earcups

Decent sound output

Cons

Bass is a bit low

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

Design and Build Quality

The Boult 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.

Verdict

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

Specifications

Driver  Size32mm
Inline MicYes
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohms

11. 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
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Pros

Lightweight

The mute button on the inline remote

Excellent call quality

Cons

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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.

Specifications

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

12. boAt Bassheads 900

Boat BassHeads 900

Honourable Mention

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

Good build quality

Textured and hardened headphone jack

Bass-rich sound

Cons

Sharp edges on the headband

boAt audio products are fairly popular in the Indian market because of its 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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Verdict

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.

Specifications

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

The twelve best-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!

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

  1. 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.

    Regards
    Ashish Bajaj

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