Best Wireless Headphones Under Rs.5,000 (Over Ear) (May 2020)

by | May 21, 2020

Wireless headphones offer the flexibility of untethered music listening experience without having to worry about any cables.

Nowadays a lot of smartphone manufacturers tends to ditch the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of USB C port and an overall slim profile.

Factors like these make the role of Bluetooth earphones and headphones much more relevant in the present scenario.

With this article, we bring you the best wireless headphones priced under an affordable premium budget of Rs.5,000.

We hope you will find this article informative while being on your quest to find the best headphones that suits your needs.

If you want to read reviews on any particular price range, please check out our articles on Best Over Ear Wireless Headphones under different budgets here.

Best Wireless Headphones Under Rs.5,000

1. Plantronics Backbeat 505Overall Best Pick
2. JBL E45BTRunner-Up Pick
3. Jabra Move WirelessBest Wearing Comfort
4. boAt Nirvana 715 Feature-Rich Wireless Headphone
5. Audio Technica ATH-S200Best Budget Wireless Headphone
6. Urbanista DetroitHonourable Mention

 

1. Plantronics Backbeat 505

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Overall Best Pick
  • Immersive sound output
  • Wired operation mode
  • Decent quality microphone

Plantronics is an American company specialized in manufacturing and marketing of headphones, earphones and speakers around the globe.

The Backbeat 505 from Plantronics is one of the budget wireless headphones from the company which delivers immersive audio output, thanks to the company’s well-engineered acoustic technology.

Design and Build Quality

The Plantronics Backbeat 505 has an industrial design that looks minimal yet attractive. The dual-tone colour scheme makes it look even more fashionable and trendy enough to be worn around in public. The quality of the build is top notch with high-end materials used for the construction.

The headband size can be adjusted accordingly but comes with a rather less dense cushion that will make some of you bothered about the plastic over the top of their head.

The buttons are distributed on the earpieces on either side. The controls include Volume rockers and Play/Pause soft buttons. The battery indicator and Bluetooth On/Off buttons make the user experience much easier.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Plantronics Backbeat 505 is equipped with a 40mm speaker driver with neodymium magnets for exceptional sound clarity.

The lows and highs are very much enjoyable, thanks to the wider frequency range. The loudness of these speakers is on par with the competitors and offer an immersive music listening experience.

The on-ear speakers come with large, comfortable ear cushions that offer a sort of passive noise cancellation effect.

The neutral sound output makes this headphone suitable for listening to all genres of music with equal tonal balance.

Miscellaneous

The inbuilt microphone is of good quality and offers HD quality voice calls without noticeable distortions.

The mic picks up sound very well even when you’re standing in the middle of a noisy crowd.

The Bluetooth v4.1 supports low energy consumption device pairing and works well within the prescribed range of 10m.

Battery Life

The Li-ion battery inside the Plantronics Backbeat 505 lasts for an impressive 18 hours of usage on a single charge.

This device comes with a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable that can be used for a wired connection if the device runs out of juice during usage.

Verdict

The balanced sound output and the long-lasting battery life make it one of the best in the business for a budget-conscious buyer.

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Industrial design and form factor

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Passive noise cancellation

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Comfortable ear cushions

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Less comfortable headband

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Battery LifeUp to 18 Hours

2. JBL E45BT

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Runner-Up Pick
  • JBL custom-tuned drivers
  • One button universal remote
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life

JBL is a brand with a loyal fan following across the globe owing to its signature bass-rich sound output.

The E45BT from JBL is one such wireless headphone under Rs.5,000 powered by the custom-designed JBL drivers for bass-rich sound output.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL E45BT is made using tough plastic all around with no noticeable flex or creeks anywhere to be seen.

The large driver casing on this headphone creates an acoustic chamber for the speakers that results in the enhanced bass output.

The adjustable headband makes sure that the headphone fits on heads with different sizes without any problem.

The only problem with the headband is that it lacks a foam cushion. This might pose discomfort for those with bald heads.

The earpad cushions are large and comfy. It covers the ears completely, isolating outside noises effectively. The buttons are very tactile and offer responsive feedback when pressed even lightly.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL E45BT is powered by a 40mm speaker driver for its sound output.

However, these custom-engineered drivers are perfected by the company for about two decades to output the best quality sound across the spectrum.

The pure bass technology offers deep yet clean bass that perfectly blends with the mid and high notes, delivering a close to studio music listening experience.

The large driver casing, as we had discussed earlier helps in improving the quality of the bass output from these earphones.

Those who love listening to EDMs and hip-hop music more than any other genre of music will find this headphone right up their alley.

Miscellaneous

The JBL E45BT has an inbuilt microphone for voice call support on the go. The microphone on this headphone works well to provide a distortion-free voice call, no matter how far you are from the smartphone.

The rugged construction and foldable earcups ensure that this device won’t buckle under pressure when kept carelessly in your backpack.

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.0, this device supports low energy wireless communication standards.

Battery Life

The battery on this wireless headphone is rated to last for about 12 hours on a single charge.

Charging is pretty easy with the supplied micro USB cable and can be done either from a power source with a suitable adapter or from a portable power bank if you’re on the move.

Verdict

If you’re a basshead and love listening to EDMs and hip-hop music more than any other genre, the JBL E45BT is one of the best choices out there in the market.

The brand reliability and the solid build quality makes this headphone a favourable option for a budget under Rs.5,000.

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Ergonomic design

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Passive noise cancellation

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Deep bass

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Stiff headband

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Battery LifeUP to 15 Hours

3. Jabra Move Wireless

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Best Wearing Comfort
  • Excellent sound output quality
  • Eight hours of battery life
  • 1-year warranty

Jabra is a Denmark based brand famed for producing some of the world-renowned wireless and wired audio.

The Jabra Move Wireless is a premium wireless headphone that has recently come down in price to just under Rs.5000.

Design and Build Quality

The build quality of Jabra Move wireless is probably the best in its class. With a unique two-tone colour scheme, this Bluetooth headphone looks and feels premium.

The stainless steel – plastic combination construction is tough and can withstand minor abuses without breaking down.

The fabric-covered headband is very comfortable and offers irritation-free wearing comfort for a longer duration.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Jabra move wireless features a 40mm neodymium sound driver inside.

This speaker driver is almost tuned to perfection, delivering one of the best possible audio output in the sub. Rs.5000 segment.

The natural bass along with crisp vocals and clean high-end tones makes music listening with this wireless headphone a pleasant experience.

Miscellaneous

One of the downsides of the Jabra Move wireless headphone is in its wireless connectivity department.

Being relatively old, it has a Bluetooth 4.0 technology that sometimes returns glitchy audio and occasion breakdowns in signal reception.

The box package contains a 3.5mm cable in case you want to listen to music in the wired configuration.

Battery Life

The Jabra Move Wireless offers a decent battery life of 8 hours of music playback per charge.

The battery inside this wireless headphone takes less than two hours to juice up completely from zero to one hundred per cent.

Verdict

Apart from minor connectivity problems faced occasionally, the Jabra move wireless is probably the best wireless headphone you can purchase for a budget under Rs.5000.

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Elegant design

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Comfortable fit

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Robust build quality

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Sketchy Bluetooth v4.0

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Battery Life
UP to 8 Hours

4. boAt Nirvana 715

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Feature Rich Wireless Headphone
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • The active Noise Cancellation feature
  • Decent sound output

By this time, we all would have known about the Nirvana lineup of affordable consumer acoustic products from boAt.

All because of the aggressive marketing they give for their product.

The boAt Nirvana is a budget wireless Bluetooth headphone with active noise cancellation (ANC), priced much lower than even some of the wired headphones in the market.

Design and build quality

The build quality is decent, to say the least. The plasticky construction doesn’t feel premium but that is negated with the pleasing design that the device has.

The faux leather trim on the earpieces makes this headphone look like an expensive buy.

The adjustable headband with extra cushion padding is one of the best in this segment. The soft and smooth cushion feels very comfortable while in use.

Speakers and sound quality

The 40mm speakers sound loud enough. We noticed no distortions while listening to music even at full volume. The bass is rich and the treble is balanced.

The bass notes are audible without any distortions so is the vocals.

The boAt Nirvana 715 headphone comes with active noise cancellation technology which when turned on limits most of the ambient noise and delivers an immersive music listening experience.

A point here to be noted is that very few other wireless earphones priced under Rs.5000 offering ANC.

Connectivity features

The Nirvana 715 budget wireless headphone from Nirvana ships with support for Bluetooth v5.0 LE.

The wireless connection is very stable and works flawlessly within the 10m range periphery.

Miscellaneous

The voice clarity during calls through this headphone is excellent. The sound was crisp and clear on both sides.

The closed-back design of the ear cups also helps to prevent unwanted noises from getting into your ear.
The boAt Nirvana 715 comes certified with IPX4 and can withstand mild splashes and drizzles.

Battery life

The 300 mAh battery inside takes 2 hours to completely charge up and lasts for about 15 hours on a single charge.

If you are using the headphone with ANC turned on all the time, expect the battery life to be around 10 hours.

Verdict

If you’re in the market for an affordable wireless headphone with active noise cancellation feature, the boAt Nirvana 715is a wise choice.

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Premium design

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Aux-in support

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Built-in mic

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Average build quality

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Battery LifeUP to 15 Hours

5. Audio Technica ATH-S200

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Best Budget Wireless Headphone
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bass rich sound output
  • Crisp and clear microphone

Audio Technica is a Japanese professional audio equipment manufacturer famed for its high-end studio-quality headphones and amplifiers.

The Audio Technica ATH-S200 is a premium budget wireless headphone with an over the ear design.

Design and Build Quality

The monotone colour scheme with blue inserts and the choice of matte finish make this device look absolute minimal in terms of a design perspective.

The plastic construction is nothing much to write about. We honestly feel that Audio Technica should have had a better build quality, given the premium price tag on the product.

The adjustable headband and the comfortable ear cushion helps alleviate this to some extent. With its lightweight design and comfy earcups, this is one of the most comfortable headphones to wear.

The hardware control buttons on this headphone are very tactile and responsive to the clicks.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Audio Technica ATH-S200 has a 40mm neodymium speaker driver inside. The clever acoustic chamber design enhances the bass levels to the liking of bass fanatics.

Meanwhile, the treble and the vocals remain clean and don’t get overpowered by the low-end notes.

Overall, this wireless headphone delivers excellent sound quality that matches our expectations.

Miscellaneous

The Audio Technica ATH-S200 doesn’t come with an active noise cancellation feature.

However, the closed-back design and the fluffy earpad provides dual-layer passive noise reduction which helps to filter the ambient outside noises to a great extent.

Battery Life

This is an area where the Audio Technica ATH-S200 excels its competition.

Packing an efficient and higher capacity battery inside, this premium wireless headphone from Audio Technica lasts for about 15 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

With excellent battery life and studio-grade audio output quality, the Audio Technica ATH-S200 is a good purchase for this budget.

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Lightweight

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Elegant design

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Crisp and clean sound output

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Plastic build

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range50Hz – 15000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Battery LifeUP to 15 Hours

6. Urbanista Detroit

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Honourable Mention
  • Distortion-free sound output
  • Comfortable ear cushions
  • Quick charge support

Urbanista is a Sweden based audio equipment manufacturer famed for their beautifully crafted headphones and earphones that packs a punch when it comes to the sound quality.

The Urbanista Detroit is a budget wireless Bluetooth headphone which offers an excellent blend of comfort and audio quality under an affordable budget.

Design and Build Quality

The Urbanista Detroit is probably the best engineered Bluetooth headphone in its price segment.

This device stands out from the rest of the competition, those with large buttons and bulky earcups which usually stick out like a sore thumb when considering the overall form factor.

The Urbanista Detroit is made using high-quality ABS plastic and a thin layer of rubber coating over it for excellent surface grip.

The robust folding mechanism is very durable. It helps you keep these headphones inside the bag, occupying a much smaller storage footprint.

The memory foam cushion is comfortable and covers the ears enough so that it provides a passive noise cancellation effect.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Urbanista Detroit features 40mm speaker drivers that let out perfectly balanced sound output.

The bass is clean and rich enough to make the rock and EDMs enjoyable for bass heads. The mids and highs come out clean and crisp, offering an immersive vocal listening experience.

Covering a frequency response range of 20Hz to 20,000 Hz, all the music notes are rightly reproduced to deliver the best possible sound quality.

Even at higher volumes, these speakers tend not to distort the sound quality.

Miscellaneous

You won’t see any predominant control buttons on this wireless headphone except the power button on the side of the device.

That’s because the Urbanista Detroit comes with soft-touch buttons that work based on gestures.

If you want to increase the volume, slide your finger upwards on the right earpiece casing. Similarly down for decreasing the volume, right for skipping the track forward and left for skipping the track forward.

While this is a convenient enough method, sometimes the device fails to recognise the gestures altogether.

Battery Life

The Urbanista Detroit is rated to last about 12 hours on a single charge. This earphone takes about 2 hours to charge completely from empty to 100%.

Also, the Urbanista has included some sort of fast charging with this device. You can charge the device for about 15 minutes from empty and continue listening to music for up to 2 hours.

Verdict

The Urbanista Detroit is an elegantly crafted wireless headphone that delivers excellent quality sound with a wider soundstage which will satisfy you no matter the genre of the music you listen to.

Novelties like gesture controls and the stylish design available in attractive colours make this headphone worth spending your hard-earned money.

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Elegant design

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Robust folding mechanism

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Pleasant sound output

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Finicky gesture support

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Range24Hz – 24800Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Battery Life
UP to 12 Hours

That concludes our recommendations about the best wireless headphones under Rs.5,000! We hope your search for the best headphones ends here.

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