Best Wireless Headphones Under Rs.10,000 (Over Ear) (February 2020)

by | Feb 10, 2020

Wireless headphones have evolved a lot from the past in terms of sound output as well as build quality.

Most of the premium budget headphones now come with comparable performance or is on par with their wired counterparts.

In this article, we’re discussing the best wireless Bluetooth headphones priced under Rs.10,000 in the Indian market.

Being a sweet spot that matches the two building blocks of an excellent headphone – build and sound quality, we have made extra care to select the ones that we think are the absolute best among the rest.

Without any further ado, let’s start with the article.

Best Wireless Headphones Under Rs.10,000

1. Marshall Major IIIOverall Best Pick
2. Sony MDR XB650Runner-Up Pick
3. JBL Live 650BTNCFeature Rich Wireless Headphone
4. Skullcandy CrusherValue for Money Wireless Headphone
5. Envent MokshaHeadphoen with Active Noise cancellation
6. Motorola Escape 800NCHonorable Mention

1. Marshall Major III

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Overall Best Pick
  • Faux leather inserts
  • Excellent balanced sound output
  • Suited for hardcore audiophiles

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 the third revision upgrade over the original Marshall Major headphones which was a widely popular product.

Design and Build Quality

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

The textured leather construction imparts a classy and luxury 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.

Speakers and 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 on with.

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 rich music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

One peculiar fact about these headphones is that both the left and right earpieces come with a 3.5mm jack.

You might ask, 3.5mm jack on a wireless Bluetooth headphone?

Yes. not one but two. This is for scenarios where two members can simultaneously listen to the same music with ease.

The cables in itself are gold plated and with textured connectors.

Everything about these headphones feels luxurious so does the sound output as well.

The inline remote works impressively well which we didn’t expect from an audiophile-grade headphone.

The calls where surprisingly crisp and clear and the mic worked just fine as well.

Battery Life

With all the features onboard and with active noise cancellation running in the background, the Marshall Major III still delivers a stellar battery life of about 30 hours.

This feature makes it one of the best companions during a long trip where access to the grid is minimal.

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 on 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.

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Build quality
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Noise cancellation

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Excellent sound quality

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A little tight on ears

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range10Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional Features30 Hours Battery Life

 

2. Sony MDR XB650

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Beat response control technology
  • Suited for bass fanatics
  • Clean mids and highs

The XB tag on the product label itself defines the headphone we’re about to discuss in detail.

The Sony MDR-XB650 is an on-ear wireless headphone that is a premium budget offering from the company’s ‘Extra Bass’ product lineup.

Design and Build Quality

Sony has always given preference to the functions over the design aesthetics. However, it doesn’t mean that the products are ugly.

The MDR-XB650 has a minimal design but we felt this form factor to be more attractive than the others on this list.

The pressure-relieving ear pads are one of the unique aspects of this wireless earphone.
The soft texture that fits snug on the earlobes offers utmost comfort and minimal sound leakage to the exteriors.

The swivelling and foldable earcups make this headphone easy to carry around in tight bags with minimal space real estate.

The flat style cables and tangle-free and won’t waste your time setting them up.

Speakers and Sound Quality

To understand the capability of this headphone, we have to discuss something at first – the frequency response spectrum.

The frequency response spectrum defines the range between which the headphone speakers can output the sound. The lesser it is, the more will be the bass and the higher it is, the more will be the treble.

Covering a broad frequency response spectrum along with the neodymium speakers makes this one of the best bass intense wireless headphones in the market.

The neodymium magnet speakers output cleaner and rich bass that makes you groove to the beats.

If you’re a bass head, you’ll love to pick this up wherever you’d go. The punchy undistorted bass makes this wired headphone best suited for listening to EDMs and hip hop music.

The treble and vocals are gracefully retained and don’t get overpowered by the thundering bass it delivers.

Beat Response Control

Sony’s Beat Response Control delivers that extra oomph with the low pitched notes making it a bass fanatic’s favourite.

The 30mm neodymium driver along with some clever hardware design makes this possible in the MDR-XB650 possible.

The air vent design on the back of the earpiece ensures that the airflow is not hindered while the bass is being delivered to the ears.

This reduces the reverberation effect and maximises diaphragm efficiency.

Connectivity and Battery Life

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.1, this wireless headphone shines with low energy consumption compared to its power-hungry predecessors.

NFC is one of the technologies Sony products tend to feature the most, be it smartphones or Bluetooth speakers. NFC enables quick pairing with compatible devices.

The battery life doesn’t suffer much even with the abundance of connectivity options. This wireless headphone features an 18-hour battery life at moderate volume levels.

Verdict

If you are a die-hard bass fanatic who would love to have deep bass with no distortions in whatever genre of music you intend to listen, this wireless headphone is made for you.

The solid build quality and the reliability of the brand such as Sony makes this purchase well worth your hard-earned money.

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The minimal yet eye-pleasing design

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Rich, undistorted bass

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Pressure-relieving earpads

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Looks and feels bulky

Specifications

Driver Size30 mm
Frequency Range7Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance Rating22 ohm
Additional Features30 Hours Battery Life

3. JBL Live 650BT

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Best Feature-Rich Wireless Headphones
  • Active Noise cancellation
  • Up to 30 hours of battery life
  • Bass rich sound output

JBL is synonymous with excellent sound output.Being a world-class leader in portable Bluetooth speakers, the company also has its fair share of best in class business headphone offerings.

The JBL Live 650BT is a simple and elegant premium budget over the ear headphones that comes with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) on board.

Design and Build Quality

The stylish fabric used in this over the ear headphone compliments the sleek design very well. The fit and finish of the JBL Live 650BT exudes confidence and feels very durable in hand.

The headband adjustment controls are very easy and feature multiple steps.

You can precisely adjust the length according to your head and maintain a tight-fitting yet comfortable posture.

The ear cups have soft leather paddings which feel very comfortable even while listening to music for hours with this headphone.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL Live 650BT offers one of the best sounding speaker drivers around the Rs.10,000 price range. The bass levels on this headphone will satisfy the basshead in you comfortably.

The 40mm driver speakers output deep bass and tangling highs with crisp and clean vocals.

JBL signature sound certification needs no serious introduction to a hardcore audiophile.

The audio output from the speakers is detailed with sound from each instrument feeling distinct and audible. The vocals too sound crip and neither the bass nor the treble overshadows it in any way.

Active Noise Cancellation

The ANC feature on the JBL Live 650BT keeps unwanted background noises at bay, providing you with a calm and serene music listening environment.

However, ANC sucks up a lot of juice in the process, thereby significantly decreasing the battery life.

Miscellaneous

The JBL Live 650BT comes with a detachable cable in the box. This 3.5mm cable can be made use of when the battery is depleted and you still want to continue listening to your favourite music.

This braided wire is of very high quality and feels rock solid. It can even withstand abuses and function properly afterwards.

The controls are located on the right earcup of these headphones and are very much comfortable to operate with. The buttons are tactile and responsive.

Battery Life

Yes, the JBL Live 650BT feels small and compact when compared with other competitors on this list. But battery life isn’t.

The Li-ion cell inside the device lasts for about 30 hours on a single charge. With ANC turned on, expect this number to be somewhere around 20 hours.

With less than two hours to fully charge from 0 to 100%, we felt that this number is quite reasonable.

Verdict

The JBL Live 650BT is a strong performer with a large sound stage and incredible quality audio output.

If you’re looking for a lightweight and compact alternative to the pricey premium headphones, this one might be the best bet for you.

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Smartphone app controls

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Multiple device pairing

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Handsfree calling

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Limited colour options to choose from

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesActive Noise Cancellation

4. Skullcandy Crusher

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Value for Money Wireless Headphone
  • Stereo Haptic bass technology
  • 40-hour battery life
  • Built-in microphone

Skullcandy Crusher is one of the surprise entries to the sub. Rs.10,000 premium budget headphone category owing to its allround performance.

This wireless Bluetooth headphone packs in great build quality along with exceptional battery life and soothing audio output quality.

Design and Build Quality

The Skullcandy Crusher is made of high-quality ABS plastic and polycarbonate mixture that renders excellent structural rigidity to the chassis.

The plane minimal design with a single colour scheme looks rather attractive to the eyes more than what you might think.

The fully foldable earpiece makes this headphone easy to carry in tight spaces in your backpack.

The folding mechanism is robust and won’t fail unless you exert enormous pressure on it.

The control buttons on this Bluetooth headphone are big and raised. The plus and minus shaped volume control buttons are easier to access even in the dark without looking at them.

The centre power button, when pressed twice, activates the corresponding voice assistant on your iPhone or Android smartphone.

The cushioned headband feels comfortable for the most part, but those who are having a large head, the tight fit might be a nuisance during prolonged usage.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Skullcandy Crusher is equipped with a 40mm speaker driver which comes with stereo haptic bass technology.

This feature makes the bass output to be diverted independently through the left and right channels, delivering an immersive acoustic experience.

These custom-tuned speakers along with the noise isolating memory foam pads provide a refined music listening experience.

There a bass adjusting slider on this headphone with which you can control the level of low pitch notes on your favourite tracks.

This will let you enjoy genres like EDMs and hip-hop to the fullest and also light music tracks with emphasize on vocals.

Miscellaneous

This premium budget wireless Bluetooth headphone comes with a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable that will let you plug this device to the smartphone or TV.

Powered by Bluetooth v4.1, this device has an impressive signal range of up to 40m, which is almost 10m more than most other headphones.

Battery Life

The Skullcandy Crusher has the best battery life in any wireless headphone we’ve seen to date.

On a single charge, this wireless headphone lasts for a whopping 40 hours playback time at 60% volume level.

Verdict

If you’re in search of value for money wireless headphone that gives a balanced sound output suitable for listening to all genres of music, the Skullcandy Crusher is a great choice.

The 40-hour battery life makes it an excellent companion in your off the grid adventure trips.

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Solid build quality

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Completely foldable earcups

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Excellent bass

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The headband might be too tight for some

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesHaptic bass response

5. Envent Moksha

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Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation
  • Affordable
  • Active Noise cancellation
  • High fidelity sound output

Envent is an Indian company specialized in marketing consumer electronics accessories such as Bluetooth speakers, earphones and headphones.

The Envent Moksha is a feature-rich wireless headphone with automatic noise cancellation priced very aggressively under Rs.10000.

Design and Build Quality

The Envent Moksha is made using high-quality plastic materials and doesn’t feel cheap in any way.

The brushed metal finish on top of the earpieces imparts a premium feel to the device.

The headband is easily adjustable and offers a snug fit on the head. The memory foam ear cushions offer great comfort and are suitable for listening to music for long hours without ear fatigue.

The foldable ear cup design of this premium wireless headphone aides in better portability.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Envent Moksha headphone packs in a large 50mm sound driver which is capable of delivering the clean and soothing sound output to the users.

The natural bass and the clean vocals make this wireless headphone suited for listening to all genres of music without fail.

One main feature of this headphone is it’s ANC feature. By toggling the dedicated ANC button, you can isolate yourselves from the background noise and have a peaceful music devouring experience.

Battery Life

The Envent Moksha lasts for an impressive 12 hours with ANC feature turned on. Without the same, it is rated to last for about 15 hours.

If you would like to use this headphone just to be peacefully concentrated on your work using the ANC feature alone, this headphone will get you around 30 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Envent Moksha is a great choice for people with a tight budget but wants a feature-rich wireless headphone with active noise cancellation feature.

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Robust build quality

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Aux-in port

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1-year warranty

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Stiff control buttons

Specifications

Driver Size50 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesSwivelling ear cups

6. Motorola Escape 800NC

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Honorable Mention
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Elegant design
  • One-year warranty

Motorola Escape series headphones were one of our favourites in the budget headphones available in the country.

The Escape 800 wireless headphone carries on the same legacy of its wired predecessor and even improves upon it.

Design and Build Quality

The Motorola Escape 800 has the simplest of the wireless Bluetooth headphones we have seen in a while.

The polycarbonate skeletal structure feels solid and can be twisted or bent without the fear of breaking down.

The faux leather ear padding is comfortable around the ears and offers excellent passive noise cancellation properties.

This Bluetooth headphone can be easily folded and kept inside the backpack, consuming very little real estate.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Motorola Escape 800 features a 40mm speaker driver which beautifully renders the music notes without any distortion even at higher volume levels.

The sound output is soothing and will satisfy all types of listeners – be it bass heads or vocal lovers alike.

This premium wireless headphone comes with active noise cancellation to block out unwanted noises entering your auditory stream.

Miscellaneous Features

The Motorola Escape 800 has physical buttons on the earpiece casing which are easy to operate.

The integrated microphone is very sensitive and picks up the voice to deliver a smooth hands-free calling experience.

Battery Life

The rechargeable battery inside the Motorola Escape 800 will last for up to 15 hours on a single charge.

Charging the battery is a pretty straightforward affair by plugging into headphones with a micro USB cable to a DC input or even to a portable power bank.

Verdict

The Motorola Escape 800 is a lightweight and capable wireless Bluetooth headphone which delivers excellent quality sound output for its price tag.

Decent battery life, active noise cancellation and the physical controls add to the usability of this device further.

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Supplied protective case

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Robust build quality

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Comfort fit

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Slightly stiff headband cushion

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesANC
So these are our top recommendations. Hope you had some luck in search of the best wireless headphones under Rs.10,000 in the Indian market reading this article.

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