Best Truly Wireless Earbuds in India (April 2020)

by | Mar 25, 2020

After completing our previous posts on wireless earphones under various budget categories, we thought why don’t we step up the game a bit further and do an article on the best wireless earbuds in India irrespective of any budget. That is how this post was born.

Even though we said no budget, we had to keep a lid to the things as we know that Indians won’t be happy without a number.

This post has 10 best wireless earbuds in the market priced under Rs.20,000 which in itself is a premium segment where you can get some best in class wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

If you are looking for any particular budget range please check out our articles on Best Truly Wireless Earphones under different price ranges here.

So, without wasting any more words and time, let’s dive deep into the article.

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds in India

 1. Samsung Galaxy Buds+Overall Best Pick
2. Jabra Elite ActiveRunner-Up Pick
3. Bose SoundsportBest Branded Earbuds
4. Oppo EncoBudget Allround Performer
5. Apple Airpods 2nd genFeature Rich Wireless Earbuds
6. Sony WF-1000XBest Bass Heavy Earphones
7. Noise Shots X5Best Value for Money Earbuds
8. boAt AirdopesBudget Wireless Earbuds
9. Realme Buds AirBest Earbuds for Gaming
10. Blaupunkt BTW01Honorable Mention

 

1. Samsung Galaxy Buds+

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Overall Best Pick
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Good stereo stage separation
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistance

Samsung is one of the primary competitors of Apple in the consumer electronics market. But then, the company didn’t have an answer to the massively popular Apple airpods until now.

The all-new Galaxy Buds+ is about to change that. Priced under Rs.15,000, this is one of the best truly wireless earbuds for Android available in the Indian market right now.

Design and Build Quality

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earbuds come in an elongated egg-shaped hard plastic case with a polished glossy finish.

There are indicator LEDs both inside and outside the case to let you know the status of battery or charging.

The earbuds are very small and have a pearl finish colour scheme which looks very attractive.

Earbuds come with ear support hooks and extra silicon tips to further enhance the wearing comfort.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Galaxy Buds+ features a small tweeter and a woofer inside each earbud. This ensures the bass notes don’t get mixed up with the vocals and treble.

The stage separation is excellent and the overall sound is very good.

Tuned by AKG, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ is one of the best sounding earbuds in the market priced under Rs.15,000.

Talking about the voice call quality, the microphones pick up voice and relays quite efficiently.

Miscellaneous

The Samsung Galaxy Buds app is very comprehensive and features many options to minutely tune the Buds+ earbuds the way you like it to.

Samsung has also added an ambient mode in the app that will amplify the background sounds to listen to the surroundings better.

Battery Life

Battery Life is one of the major strongholds of the Galaxy Buds+ earbuds. It can last up to 11 hours on a single charge and the charging case doubles the total up to 22 hours.

The Galaxy Buds+ comes with wireless charging and can be changed effortlessly with reverse wireless charging supported smartphones or the conventional wireless charging pads.

Verdict

If you own an Android phone and are looking forward to an Apple airpod replacement, the Galaxy Buds+ is one of the robust choices in the market at present.

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Excellent build quality

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Wireless charging

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AptX support

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No noise cancellation

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 11 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional Notes2-way dynamic speaker system

2. Jabra Elite Active

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Built-in step counter
  • Best for an active lifestyle
  • Adjustable music equalizer

Jabra is a Denmark based wired as well as a wireless headset and earphone manufacturer that has recently released some of its top of the line products in the Indian market.

The Jabra Elite Active is a wireless Bluetooth earphone that is truly wireless and targeted at users following an active lifestyle.

Design and Build Quality

The Jabra Elite Active is a kind of wireless earphone that is more of a substance over style. The earpieces are sufficiently bulky but not so much so that it’s a dealbreaker.

The earbuds secure comfortably inside the ear canals without any problem. You can confidently wear these earphones while performing exercises or while working out at the gym.

The in-ear stability that these earphones provide is undoubtedly one of the best in class.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Jabra Elite active delivers on the sound quality with a positive note. The final output is loud and distortion-free even at maximum volume levels.

The bass is without any artificiality and blends well with the treble while playing songs that are rich in instrumental music.

We felt that the only gripe with this product is the sound quality from the voice calls. It felt a bit distorted but apart from that, the listening experience is pleasing.

Voice Assistant Integration

Jabra Elite Active comes with one-touch access to voice assistants like Google Assistant, Siri and Amazon Alexa.

You can make searches and ask them questions or even let them play your favourite tracks without even touching anything.

With more and more functionality being added to these AI assistants, the Jabra Elite Active will be able to do much more in the future for sure.

Miscellaneous

These truly wireless earphones come loaded with a peculiar feature that can’t be seen on any other earphones – a step counter.

Yes, this device can track your steps and inform you about the distance you’ve covered via the app.

It’s really of great use to people who jog and don’t own a fitness band.

Smartphone app

To control these wireless earbuds, Jabra has an excellent app called Jabra Sound Plus on both the Play store and the iOS store.

You can tweak the settings of this earphone according to your preference effortlessly by navigating through the intuitive UI.

There’s even an equalizer option where you can fine-tune the treble and bass levels according to your taste.

Battery Life

The Jabra Elite Active wireless earphone lasted for about 5 hours during our testing of this product.

With the supplied charging case, you can charge the earpods up to two times which makes the overall battery life hovering around an impressive 15 hours.

Verdict

If you’re a fitness enthusiast and want a truly wireless earphone that can be used outside, the Jabra Elite Active checks the right boxes. Being IPX5 certified, you won’t have any trouble using this device on light rains and amidst water splashes.

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Impressive battery life

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Sturdy build quality

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Natural bass

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Voice call sound quality is average

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional NotesVoice assistant enabled

3. Bose SoundSport

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Natural bass with clean vocals
  • Dual array mic for voice calls
  • Lightweight

Bose audio products are revered for the exceptional sound quality among audiophiles around the globe.

The Bose Soundsport is an in-the-ear style wireless earpod that rivals the likes of Apple earpods.

Design and build quality

The Bose Soundsport is designed to be an active lifestyle earphone that will endure all the rough usage with ease.
The Soundsport earbuds are made of high-quality plastic and silicone eartips.

There is winged support for keeping this earbud in place while performing physically intensive manoeuvres.

The buttons for the volume/playback controls and the attend/pause buttons are conveniently located on each earpods with excellent tactile feedback.

These buttons are slightly raised from the body and can be located quite easily without much work.

The carrying case itself acts as a charging station and can be juiced up in advance before going out on a trip or so.

Speakers and sound quality

Bose Soundsport has a 10mm driver speaker that delivers natural bass compensated by clear mids and clean highs.

The perfect tonal balance between the notes provides a very pleasant music listening experience.

The famed Bose clean sound promise is very well maintained with this product as well.

Since the earbuds fit snug inside the ear canal, the listening experience becomes more immersive.

Miscellaneous

This wireless Bluetooth earphone features Bluetooth v4.1 with support for low energy mode.

This will save a lot of battery while being connected with the smartphone continuously.

This wireless earphone also features NFC for one-tap pairing with your NFC powered devices.

The Dual array mics in this earphone will enable you to make crystal clear phone calls even when surrounded by noise from the outdoors.

Battery life

The Bose Soundsport delivers a decent 6-hours charge with these earbuds when used continuously at moderate volume levels.

With the case being a charging station, you can charge the case while going out on a trip and get an effective 12 hours playback time.

Verdict

The Bose Soundsport is an excellent wireless earphone for audiophiles who want to listen to the music, the way its creators meant to be.

Despite being expensive, owning a Bose product is not just a purchase but an experience as a whole.

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Elegant design
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Excellent sound output
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IPX4 water resistance
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Expensive

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Builtin MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Oppo Enco

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Best Battery Life
  • Gesture controls
  • Clean, deep bass
  • IPX4 water resistance

Oppo is a renowned smartphone manufacturer based in the Chinese mainland.

The Oppo Enco free is the company’s latest offering to the earbud-style earphones that compete with the likes of Samsung earbuds priced competitively under Rs.10,000.

Design and Build Quality

The construction of this truly wireless earbud from Oppo is of high-quality plastic. It doesn’t feel cheap but as a boon makes the device lightweight and comfortable.

The earbuds come in a polycarbonate casing which closely resembles the Apple airpod case.

The earbuds too share the same design and can be mistaken for airpods from a distance.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Oppo enco sound drivers are custom tuned from the factory to ensure perfectly balanced sound output.

The bass levels are on point and vocals as well the treble notes supplements it beautifully.

The voice calls sound perfectly fine and the person on the other end to faces no troubles or voice breaks during calls.

Miscellaneous

The Oppo Enco wireless earbuds come with Bluetooth v5.0 for a stable and power-efficient wireless connectivity.

The left and right earbuds pair separately, meaning there is an option to use these in a single or double device configuration.

The controls of this earbuds are touch gesture-based, just like the Apple airpods.
Gestures such as double-tap to accept calls and swipe down to reduce volume works well as advertised.

Battery Life

This truly wireless earbud lasts for about 6 hours on a single charge. The case which holds the earbuds can be used to charge the earbuds when not in use.

The total battery power of the earbuds along with the charging case comes to about 25 hours.

Verdict

Oppo Enco wireless earbuds is a perfect bass-rich in-ear style earphones battery life and excellent wireless connectivity on board for a price under Rs.10,000.

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Minimal sound distortion

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Instant connectivity

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Bluetooth v5.0

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No eartips

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Oppo EncoBudget Allround Performer

5. Apple Airpods 2nd Gen

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Feature-Rich Wireless Earbuds
  • Excellent sound output quality
  • Wireless charging case
  • Sensor packed earbuds 

The Airpods 2nd generation comes as a significant upgrade to the existing Airpods both in terms of features as well as design.

Design and Build Quality

Right from the packaging to the build quality, Apple has kept its charm intact.

Inside the box is a pebble-shaped charging case and inside the case (forgive the inception style description!) is a pair of gorgeous white airpods.

The earpiece of the second generation Apple airpod is exactly similar to the first generation ones and offers excellent fit inside the ears.

When you insert these into the case, they automatically click in place without any effort.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The sound quality is impressive from the tiny airpods from Apple. The bass levels are very well balanced with the mid and highs.

The vocals are pronounced and well distinct from the instrument sounds.

The Apple Airpods is one of the few earphones available in the market that will satisfy all types of music lovers – be it EDMs, hip hop or even pure vocals equally.

Miscellaneous

Since this is an Apple product, it blends seamlessly with the ecosystem.

The Airpods sync via your iCloud account meaning you can use this product with any of your Apple devices without having to pair manually each time.

Apple claims that you can use a single earpod on eight Apple devices at once. This is of great use when you are highly invested in the Apple ecosystem.

Features

The Airpods look minimal from the outside but they aren’t so inside.

It packs in an accelerometer for the double-tap gesture that invokes either the smart assistant Siri or to play/pause the track option.

Additionally, the infrared sensors detect whether the airpods are inside the ear. If you pull out the pods from your ear, the music will automatically pause.

Battery Life

The Airpods has batteries separately on each earpiece. This will last for about five hours of music playback.

Additionally, the case in which the airpods are stored features a battery that will automatically charge the pods when they are kept inside.

Altogether, you will get about 24 hours worth of playback time from the earpods and with the included charging case.

Verdict

If you wish to be in line with the latest technology that delivers excellent audio quality and at the same time is packed to the brim with features, the Apple Airpods is not only a great choice but also doubles up as a luxury statement.

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Robust build quality

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Elegant design

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Powerful Apple H1 chip inside

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Limited functionality with Android phones

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional NotesIPX4

6. Sony WF-1000X

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Best Bass-Heavy Wireless Earbuds
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Sound output with rich bass
  • Compact and ergonomic design

Sony and audio technology are like a match made in heaven – many would say.

We think we should agree with that because the earphones, Bluetooth speakers and headphones from Sony we’ve tested and reviewed, this notion seems to be true.

The WF-1000X is a truly wireless Bluetooth earphone from Sony that aims to cement this fact further.

Design and Build Quality

The design of the WF-1000X reminded us of a seedling – Yes the one with sprouting. The difference here is that the sprouting is of the ear support and has no leaves.

Jokes aside, we liked the aesthetics of this product. It’s well-built and feels outright premium when held in hand.

With IPX4 certification. You can take these cute wireless earphones outside in light rains and continue enjoying the music you like.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Sony and Bass are almost synonymous now. With this WF-1000X the sound output does have that punchy bass you’re familiar with Sony’s audio-related products.

The loudness levels are on par with the competitors. Having an adequately powered dome-type speaker drivers helps these earphones to cover a wider spectrum of the frequency range.

What this means for you is that you’ll be able to listen to instruments that didn’t sound pronounced while listening on normal earphones.

Noise Cancellation

The Noise cancellation on this earphone is the absolute best we’ve tested till now.

With the Active noise cancellation feature inside, this earphone cancels out the background noise and lets you listen to the music without any distractions.

This won’t be much important to those who use this product inside their house or office building. But for those who love to listen to music while travelling outside, you’re sure to notice the day and night difference in the immersiveness.

Miscellaneous

Noise cancellation works well but remembers that when you have that feature enabled, you won’t be able to listen to the background sound.

If you’re a rider and if you aren’t aware of the surroundings, the results could be fatal.

However, there’s an option to let ambients sounds to be filtered and let inside your ear. This is very much helpful in such situations.

Battery Life

Unlike passive noise cancellation, Active noise cancellation does draw some power. Maybe because of this, we got this wireless Bluetooth earphone to last up to 3 hours on a single charge.

With the supplied charging case, the battery life was satisfactory at about 9 hours.

Verdict

Yes – If you are a bass fanatic and would love to listen to the music in its full glory even when you’re in the middle of a chaotic environment.

With the brand reliability and the audio quality it delivers, we think the Sony WF-S700N is a product worth checking out.

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Robust build quality

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Feature-rich companion app

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Inbuilt mic for handsfree calling

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Average battery life

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
BatteryUp to 3 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional NotesBest noise cancellation

7. Noise Shots X5

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Best Value for Money Earbuds
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistance
  • Stereo sound output
  • Affordable

Go Noise is an India based marketing company focussed on marketing audio equipment and gadgets such as action cameras and smartwatches.

The Noise Shots X5 is an improved version of its predecessor – the original Noise Shots, a truly wireless budget earbud available for just under Rs.3000, offering excellent value for money proposition.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Shots X5 earbuds are designed with exemplary simplicity and minimalism. The fit and finish of this entry-level budget earbud feel very premium and elegant.

The metallic earbud casing and the charging case is really small and lightweight, aiding excellent portability.

The angled earpiece fits very well inside the ear canal and offers passive noise cancellation effect while doing so.

This gadget comes certified with an IPX5 rating, which makes it sweat and splash resistance.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 10 mm speaker driver inside the Noise Shots X5 earbud delivers the bass-rich sound output with complementing mid and highs.

There is no sound distortion to be felt even at maximum volume levels.

Not only does this budget earbud shine with EDMs and hip hop music, but it performs well for its price with vocals and light music as well.

Miscellaneous

The Noise Shots X5 earbud comes integrated with an inbuilt mic for voice calls.

The quality of the microphone is decent and picks up the voice even with mild ambient background noises.

The Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity works pretty well to offer a consistent wireless connection anywhere within the 10m range of your smartphone.

Battery Life

The rechargeable battery inside the Noise Shots X5 is rated to last for about five hours of music playback on a single charge.

The charging case to has a 2200mAh battery built in to charge the earbuds almost ten times to its fullest capacity.

Verdict

If you’re in search of an entry-level earbud with decent sound quality, the Noise Shots X5 is a good choice, to begin with.

Being an Indian company, the service is expected to be better, unlike other cheap Chinese brands which are an added advantage.

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Elegant design

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Voice assistant feature

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High fidelity sound output

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No Passive Noise Cancellation

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 4 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional NotesIPX5

8. boAt Airdopes

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Budget Wireless Earbuds
  • IPX5 water resistance
  • Immersive audio output experience
  • Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity

the boAt is a domestic Indian company specialized in marketing budget headphones and earphones.

The boAt Air Dopes is a truly wireless earbud with an excellent bass and treble stage separation for high-quality sound output.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt air dopes are made of hard polycarbonate plastic that provides a premium earphone look to this device.

The new boAt logo adorns the chassis and with the minimal design, it looks cool from a distance.

The earpods in itself is very compact and fits inside the ear canals quite comfortably.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 6mm speaker drivers inside the boAt air dopes do produce bass-heavy sound with neutral mid and decent highs.

The Sound quality of this wireless earphones, when compared to other competitors in its league, is excellent and well above average.

The in-call audio is clear and stutter-free within the Bluetooth range the sound from the receiver end is clean and crisp as well.

Miscellaneous

The boAt air dopes are compatible with a wide range of devices that have Bluetooth support such as laptops, TVs and smartphones.

There is a dual-mode operation in which, you can either use a single earbud for listening to music or use both at the same time.

Battery Life

The company claims a battery life of about 3.5 hours on a single charge with these earphones.

The charging case has a built-in battery that has enough capacity to charge the earphones thrice.

Combined, you can get around 12 hours of music listening from this budget truly wireless earphones.

Verdict

If you crave for the perfect sound stage separation from an earbud-style earphone, the boAt air dopes wireless is an excellent choice under Rs.3,000.

The earpods themselves are compact and fits comfortably inside the ear delivering a soothing music output that will satiate your nerves.

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Affordable
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Built-in voice assistant integration

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Adaptive fit ear hooks

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Slightly large ear profile

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Battery3.5 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional NotesIPX5

9. Realme Buds Air

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Best Earbuds for Gaming
  • Up to 17 hours of battery life
  • Minimal latency in audio during gaming
  • Wireless charging

If you’re in love with the Apple Airpods but doesn’t have that sort of money in the wallet, we’d suggest the Realme buds Air which is priced under Rs.4000.

This truly wireless budget Bluetooth earphones deliver the Airpod experience at a fraction of its price.

Design and build quality

Even though it’s priced way too lower than all the competitors here on this list, Realme buds air hasn’t done any compromises on the build quality of this Bluetooth earphone.

The plastic used for the construction doesn’t feel too cheap and the design resembles a luxury product.

The stable, ergonomic design ensures that these wireless earbuds stay in place even while you’re engaged in strenuous activities.

Speaker and sound quality

Powered by the Bluetooth v5.0 and customized R1 chip inside, the sound output coming out of the speakers is on par with other models priced similarly.

With the support for aptX technology, this earphone delivers rich bass and crystal clear mids and highs that make your music listening to an enjoyable experience.

The voice call clarity is another important aspect to talk about this earphone. The call quality was decent and the mic seemed to be sufficiently sensitive enough to pick up the voice.

The special gaming mode helps this truly wireless earbud to have minimal latency among its competition.

Features galore on a budget.

With the Realme buds air earpods, you’re going to get almost all the features of a premium-priced Apple Airpod.

The magnetic charging case and the noise cancellation technology are present with this product as well.

This Bluetooth earphone is compatible with almost all Bluetooth enabled devices including Apple, Android and Windows products.

Fast charging feature that’s present with this wireless earphone lets you have a quick 15 minutes juice up of the battery and use it for an hour and a half.

Battery Life

The Realme buds air Bluetooth earbuds lasted for a respectable 7 hours before its battery completely drained out.

However, with the carrying case featuring a 400 mAh battery, you can use this product for about 17 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

If you’re in dire need of a truly wireless Apple airpod style Bluetooth earphone, this one might be the right pick for you. Its battery life is also quite impressive.

But if you’re inclined more towards the quality of sound than the price of earphones, then you may have to look elsewhere.

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Dual mic noise cancellation

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USB type C charging port

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Instant connectivity

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Glossy case scratches easily

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 17 Hours
Warranty6 Months
Additional NotesDedicated gaming mode

10. Blaupunkt BTW01

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Honorable Mention
  • Soft-touch controls
  • Eight hours of battery life
  • The stereo high definition of sound output

Blaupunkt is a critically acclaimed German company known for its audio products including car audio systems and speakers.

The Blaupunkt BTW01 is a budget truly wireless earbuds costing just under Rs.5000 which offers excellent value for money proposition for budget-conscious customers.

Design and Build Quality

The Blaupunkt BT01 earbuds are made from metal, which feels extremely polished and well made.

The earbuds fit inside the ears comfortably and deliver peace of mind while carrying out workout exercises such as jogging.

These earbuds come in a carrying case that doubles up a charging dock. There are two LED lights on top of the earbuds to indicate the pairing status and battery status indication.

Speakers and Sound Quality

This truly wireless budget earbud features a 6mm neodymium speaker driver which delivers loud and clear, bass-rich sound output.

The low and high endnotes are pronounced with distinct vocals, making for an overall satisfactory music listening experience.

The voice calls through the speaker also sound well and clear without any distortions.
Miscellaneous

The Blaupunkt BTW01 has touch-sensitive button controls on the earbuds. A slight tap play/pauses the music track or accepts/rejects a voice call.

Pressing and holding the left earbud skips on to the previous track and the same action on the right skips to the next track.

Three taps on the earbud summons the Siri/Google voice assistant feature on iOS and Android devices respectively.

This device is IPX5 certified meaning it can be used outdoors during adverse weather conditions without the fear of getting damaged.

Battery Life

This wireless earbud comes with 590mAh rechargeable battery inside which is rated to last for six hours on a single charge.

The charging dock gives 24 hours of extra charging and the earbuds take roughly around 1.5 hours to completely juice up.

Verdict

The Blaupunkt BTW01 is one of the best truly wireless earbuds you can purchase under a budget of Rs.5000.

Decent battery life combined with satisfactory sound output makes this gadget well worth every penny spent.

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LED status indicator

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Up to 25ft signal reception

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12 months warranty

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Slight discomfort after longer duration listening

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year
Additional NotesIPX5

The article listing the best wireless earbuds comes to a conclusion here.

If you’re not aware, we have also posted buying lists and suggestions for earphones under various budgets on our website that you can make use of.

We really hope this article has served its purpose. If you think we should have included some other models as well, please let us know in the comment section below.

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