Best Truly Wireless Earbuds in India (December 2020)

by | Dec 17, 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 the fourteen best truly wireless earbuds available for purchase in India, reviewed and curated into a single article for your convenience.

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

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. Jabra Elite Active 75tOverall Best Pick
2. Sony WF-XB700Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung Galaxy Buds+Feature Rich TWS Airbuds
4. Crossbeats TorqValue for Money TWS Earbuds
5. Realme Buds Pro Air Best Build Quality
6. Oppo Enco W51Budget TWS Earbud with ANC
7. Bose Soundsport FreeBest Branded Earbuds
8. Noise Shots RushBest Workout TWS Earbuds
9. OnePlus BudsBest Allround Performer
10. Boult Audio AirBass Best budget monopod
11. boAt Airdopes 441 proBudget TWS for Outdoor Use
12. Apple Airpods ProBest Earbuds for Apple Products
13. Soundcore Life NoteEarbuds with aptX Support
14. Oppo W11Honourable Mention

 

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1. Jabra Elite Active 75t

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Overall Best Pick
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Perfect tonal balance
  • 28 hours of battery life

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 75t is a wireless Bluetooth earphone that is truly wireless and targeted at users following an active lifestyle.

Design and build quality

The Jabra Elite 75t 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.

Sound quality

The Jabra Elite 75t 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.

One-touch control

Jabra Elite 75t 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 75t will be able to do much more in the future for sure.

Activity tracking

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.

Miscellaneous

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 75t wireless earphone lasted for about 8 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 28 hours.

Verdict

If you’re a fitness enthusiast and want a truly wireless earphone that can be used outside, the Jabra Elite 75t 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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Premium design

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Lightweight

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Superior call quality

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Mild sound leak

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIP55
Battery7.5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

2. Sony WF-XB700

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Bass-heavy sound signature
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Good passive noise cancellation

Sony is a Japanese consumer electronics conglomerate with product footprint ranging from smart LED TVs to DSLR cameras.

The WF-XB700 from Sony is a budget TWS earbud from their XtraBass lineup priced currently around Rs.9,200 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Sony WF-XB700 TWS earbud and the included charging case is completely made from high-quality plastic materials.

The fit and finish of these earbuds seem satisfactory for the asking price. The ergonomic design helps these TWS earbuds from Sony to stay locked inside the ear canal, delivering very good passive noise cancellation effects.

These earbuds might look heavy and bulky for those with smaller ears but are very much comfortable to wear. Even without any added support fins, these earbuds stay locked in place.

Talking about the chase, it has a rounded rectangular shape with properly colour coded left and right earbud charging slots.

This premium budget TWS earbuds come with IPX4 splash and sweat resistance which makes them suitable for gym and workout related activities.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sony WF-XB700 features 12mm neodymium speaker drivers that as expected emphasizes bass notes.

If you are a bass head who loves listening to EDMs, this TWS earbud will not leave you disappointed.

Even though this is a bass-centric earbud, the vocals and treble note remain perfectly audible. The stage separation is decent enough to deliver a pleasing sound output quality while listening to music genres other than EDMs and Rock.

As we discussed above, the snug fit inside the ear canal helps in excellent noise cancellation effect which further enhances the experience.

Miscellaneous

This premium mid-range TWS earbud from Sony has physical control buttons instead of the touch-sensitive controls.

The good thing about this particular earbud is that it allows for volume control right from these buttons.

You can double press the button on the right earbud to increase the volume and press and hold it down to decrease the volume.

The inline microphone on this product delivers decent voice call quality indoors as well as outdoors.

Battery Life

The Sony XB-WF700 lasts for about nine hours on a single charge. With the included battery in the charging case, you can completely charge the TWs earbud once more, taking the total battery life up to 18 hours.

The charging case comes with a USB type C port and supports fast charging. With just 10 minutes of charging, you’ll be able to listen to music for up to 1 hour.

Verdict

The Sony XB-WF700 is a premium TWS earbud with bass-heavy sound signature and impressive 9-hour battery life.

If you are planning to get an earbud for use during your gym and outdoor exercise sessions, this might be the best bet in this price segment.

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Excellent, secure fit

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Solid build quality

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IPX4 splash and sweat resistance

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No companion app

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX4
BatteryUp to 9 Hours
Warranty1 Year

3. Samsung Galaxy Buds+

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Feature Rich TWS Airbuds
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Good stereo stage separation
  • Intuitive playback controls

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.10,000, 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.10,000.

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 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 for a budget under Rs.10,000.

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Excellent build quality

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Wireless charging

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Ergonomic good in-ear fit

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No active noise cancellation

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX2
BatteryUp to 11 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Crossbeats Torq

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Value for Money TWS Earbuds
  • Low latency gaming audio
  • Impressive 12-hour battery life
  • Bass-heavy sound signature

Crossbeats is an Indian company popular for its affordable TWS earbuds and earphones.

The Torq is one of the latest products from Crossbeats with a lot of features crammed inside for a price tag of just. Rs.5,799.

Design and Build Quality

The Crossbeats Torq is made of plastic materials as expected and the fit and finish seem very much acceptable.

The unique design charging case with a leathery insert on top is lightweight and compact enough to be easily carried inside your pant pockets.

The TWS earbuds themselves have a stem design similar to the Apple Airpods Pro.

The slightly angled in-ear stem with additional wingtip support makes sure that these earbuds won’t fall off from your ears even with intense head movement.

This budget TWS earbud from Crossbeats comes with IPX6 certification for splash and sweat resistance.

The charging case features three LED lights up front to indicate the battery status.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Soundcore Torq features a large 18mm speaker driver inside with a bass-heavy sound signature.

This earbud supports Qualcomm’s AptX codec for superior audio quality, The stage
separation is decent with this device.

However, sometimes the vocals and treble notes feel a bit overlapped with certain songs.

In terms of voice call quality, this TWS earbud has four microphones with environmental noise cancellation. The call quality remains decent both indoors as well as outdoors.

Miscellaneous

Crossbeats advertises that this budget TWS earbud has the lowest gaming latency in this price segment and the gaming performance justifies it.

There is almost no audio lag while gaming and the audio quality is excellent to be honest, with good spatial effects.

Battery Life

The Crossbeats Torq will last for around an impressive 11-12 hours on a single charge and the charging case will let you juice up the earbuds two times over completely.

The charging case of this earbud supports wireless charging as well.

Verdict

The Crossbeats Torq is a feature-packed budget TWS earbud with AptX codec support.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, you should look no further given the low latency gaming performance and the impressive 12-hour battery life.

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Battery level indication
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Lightweight and comfort fit design

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Wireless charging support

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Vocals and trebles overlap at times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX6
BatteryUp to 12 Hours
Warranty1 Year

5. Realme Buds Pro Air

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Best Build Quality
  • Bass-heavy sound signature
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life 

The Buds Air Pro from Realme is the latest TWS earbud offering from the Chinese company in the Indian market.

Loaded with features such as ANC and fast charging, how well does the Buds Air Pro stack up against its competitors? Let’s find out.

Design and Build Quality

The Reame Buds Air Pro has a somewhat similar design to that of Apple Airpods Pro. The fit and finish of the earbuds themselves feel very polished and premium for its asking price.

The pebble-shaped charging case too has robust build quality. The metallic hinges work well to provide a satisfactory open and closing experience with the charging case.

The LED light on top of the charging case is adequately bright and clear and gives you an idea about the battery life and charging status in a glance.

This mid-range TWS earbud from Realme comes with three different sets of silicone eartips to make sure you get covered no matter the size of your ears.

The bundled Type C charging cable is a bit short to our liking though.

The Reame Buds Air Pro features IPX4 water and sweat resistance and can withstand minor water splashes and sweat without any issues.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 10mm speaker drivers inside this budget TWS earbud emphasizes on bass notes and will satisfy bassheads out there for sure.

While the vocals and the treble notes remain audible for the most part, we advise you to listen to music at moderate volume levels for the safety of your ears.

You might end up having slight distortions at maximum volume levels, but that is to be expected at this price range.

Active Noise Cancellation

The Realme Buds Air Pro features ANC up to 35dB. This means that the ambient noise will be digitally blocked from getting inside your ear canal, thereby delivering a calm and pleasant music listening experience.

There are three ANC modes – first, one being completely turned off, the second one is the transparency mode where you can listen to the outside sound without taking off the earbuds and the third and final mode is the ANC on, which will completely block the ambient noises outside.

These modes can be easily cycled through by long pressing either of the left or the right earbud for three seconds.

Miscellaneous

The Realme Buds Air Pro supports SBC and AAC codec but not LDAC nor AptX.

The ANC feature works with voice calls as well and the noise-cancelling effect is evident for the most part.

Realme promises 94ms super-low latency while gaming with this TWS earbud. You can also customize the controls and update the firmware through the Realme Link app.

The smart wear detection seemed a bit finicky in our tests but we hope it will be fixed in a future firmware update soon.

Battery Life

Even with ANC turned on, expect the TWS earbuds to last anywhere from 4-4.5 hours on a single charge.

The 400mAh battery inside the charging case will let you charge the earbuds almost three times over, taking the total battery life up to 24 hours.

This device also supports a quick charge feature with which you can plug in the device for just 10 minutes and enjoy listening to music for 3 hours.

Verdict

The Reame Buds Air Pro is a feature-rich ANC enables TWS earbud with bass-heavy sound signature and impressive battery life for a budget under Rs.5,000.

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Support Google fast pairing

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Robust build quality

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Quick charging support

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Finicky smart wear detection

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX4
Battery4-4.5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

6. Oppo Enco W51

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Budget TWS Earbud with ANC
  • Decent voice call quality
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Up to 3.5 hours of battery life

The Enco series wireless earphones from Oppo has been receiving very positive feedback from the Indian customers from the past few months of its introduction.

The Enco W51 is a major update to the popular Enco W31 TWS earbud, this time with improved battery life and ANC (Active Noise Cancellation Feature) for just under Rs.5,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Oppo Enco W51 earbuds look the same as that of the Enco W31. The lightweight, comfortable in-ear design of the W31 was one of our top choices in its price segment and we are happy to see that Oppo has retained it on the W51 as well.

The charging case, however, is a different story. The rounded pebble-shaped design of the Enco W31 charging case has changed to a rounded square shape.

The glossy finish of the Enco W51 charging case is a fingerprint magnet and we prefer the matte finish W31 charging more than this.

The Oppo Enco W51 comes certified with IP54 dust and water resistance to withstand sweat, water splashes and dust particles.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Oppo Enco W51 delivers a pleasant audio quality with wider stage separation and decent bass response.

The vocals are crisp and clear whereas the treble notes remain audible without the bass notes overpowering.

These earbuds get sufficiently loud without any noticeable distortion whatsoever.

Active Noise Cancellation

The Oppo Enco W51 comes loaded with ANC features which will filter out ambient noises around to deliver a clean music listening experience.

The ANC on this TWS earbud works adequately okay for the asking price and the difference is pretty noticeable.

While it is not as perfect as the premium TWS earbuds such as the Apple Airpods Pro, for a budget of Rs.5,000 it’s good that Oppo delivers a working ANC solution.

Miscellaneous

The wear detection feature works flawlessly and pauses the music/video playback as soon as you remove one of the earbuds away from the ears.

Another advantage of this TWS earbud is the integration with the Oneplus HeyMelody app via which you can update firmware and customize the tap gestures.

Battery Life

The Oppo Enco W51 earbuds come with a 25mAh battery inside which will last you around 3-3.5 hours on a single full charge.

Oppo claims that if you turn off the ANC, you will get half an hour more. The charging case takes about 80 minutes to completely charge from zero to hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Oppo Enco W51 is one of the most comfortable TWS earbuds available in the sub. Rs.5,000 price bracket.

Loaded with features such as ANC and dual equalizer mode, the Oppo Enco W51 is a bang for buck deal if you ask us.

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Lightweight and comfortable

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Flawless in-ear detection

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Customizable via HeyMelody Android app

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Glossy charging case

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIP54
Battery3-3.5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

7. Bose Soundsport Free

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Best Branded Earbuds
  • 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-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 earbud 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-hour 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
Water ResistanceSweatproof
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

8. Noise Shots Rush

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Best Workout TWS Earbuds
  • Three different EQ modes
  • Low latency gaming audio
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

The Noise Shots Rush is a budget TWS earbud with a peculiar design that makes it suitable for workouts and active lifestyle usage.

Priced at just Rs.2,999, the Shots Rush comes loaded with interesting features such as multiple EQ modes and a dedicated gaming mode.

Design and Build Quality

As we mentioned earlier, the Noise Shots Rush has a unique form factor which is designed with practicality in mind rather than aesthetic beauty,

These earbuds are larger than most other earbuds in this price range and come with integrated wingtips.

These wingtips will ensure that the TWS earbuds will stay firm on your ears no matter what.

The charging case too is large and bulky and is made from plastic materials. The rubber textured coating over the chassis of the case helps in having an excellent grip.

The Noise Shots Rush comes with IPX5 certification for splash and sweat resistance for added protection.

One slight disappointment we have with this earbud is that the charging case has an outdated micro USB port rather than a newer USB type C one.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Noise Shots Rush features a relatively larger 12mm speaker driver which is tuned to deliver music notes with an emphasis on bass.

This budget TWS earbud features three different EQ modes namely – Rock, Pop and Classic which you can easily cycled through by tapping on the earbuds four times.

This budget TWS earbud from Noise delivers rich and clean bass with clean vocals and tingling highs.

The wider soundstage and the zero distortion music playback is a plus in this price bracket.

Miscellaneous

The Noise Shots Rush has a dedicated gaming mode that can be activated by tapping the earbud three times.

With games such as PUBG Mobile and COD Mobile, we didn’t notice any lag while playing.

The specially designed earpiece ensures that there is no sound leakage and this results in a calm and serene listening experience.

Battery Life

The Noise Shots Rush will last you for up to 6 hours on a single full charge. With the bundled charging case, you will be able to charge up the earbuds three times over.

Verdict

The Noise Shots Rush is one of the best budget TWS earbuds priced under Rs.3,000 suited for workouts and gaming purposes.

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Sturdy in-ear fit

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IPX5 water-resistant

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Intuitive touch controls

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Bulky

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

9. OnePlus Buds

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Best Allround Performer
  • Bass-heavy sound signature
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life
  • Responsive tap gestures

OnePlus has recently launched the OnePlus buds along with the Nord smartphone launch in the country.

The OnePlus buds is a budget TWS earbud priced under Rs.5,000 competing with the likes of Mi TWS 2 and the Oppo Enco W31 earphones.

Design and Build Quality

The OnePlus Buds has the same tried and tested TWS earphone with a protruding stem design.

Made from hard plastic materials, the build quality and the fit and finish of these earbuds are very good for the price.

The semi in-ear design of the earpiece helps these earbuds to fit snug inside the ears but honestly, we don’t feel them as secure as with the Oppo Enco W31 in-ear style buds.

The earbuds come with three microphones including the one for electronic noise cancellation during voice calls.

The case is a flattened egg-shaped pouch with metallic hinges and magnetic charging dots.

There is a single LED indicator outside the case to notify you of the battery status.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The OnePlus buds feature a larger 13.4mm speaker driver similar to that of the Mi TWS 2.

These drivers are tuned to have a bass-heavy sound signature with decent emphasis on vocals and higher-end trouble notes.

With the AAC support onboard, the OnePlus buds sound very decent with all kinds of music genre.

If you are using this earbud with an OnePlus device, you will get more fine-tuning options and the Dolby atmos functionality.

Miscellaneous

The media controls are done through tap-based gestures.

You can customise these gestures if you are using this earbud with an OnePlus smartphone but otherwise, you will be stuck with the default ones.

The OnePlus Fnatic low latency gaming mode is also an OnePlus exclusive feature.

The pairing process is very simple, fast and straightforward.

The voice call quality is one of the best in the segment with the OnePlus nord – thanks to the special noise-cancelling microphone.

Battery Life

This is one area where the OnePlus buds beat its competitors with a punch. These earbuds will last you up to 6-7 hours on a single charge.

The charging case can almost charge the earbuds twice completely taking the total battery life up to an impressive 30 hours.

The charging case supports fast charging. It will give you up to 10 hours of music playback on just 10 minutes of charge.

Verdict

The OnePlus buds is a well-built budget TWS earbuds priced under Rs.5,000 with impressive battery life.

If you are a fan of bass-heavy music, these earbuds will serve you right without fail.

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Robust build quality

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Fast charging

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IPX4 water-resistant

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The less secure semi in-ear fit

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX4
BatteryUp to 7 Hours
Warranty1 Year

10. Boult Audio AirBass

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Best Budget Monopod
  • Best for voice calls
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life
  • Well balanced sound output

Boult Audio markets audio products in the Indian market ranging from Bluetooth speakers to headphones to earphones.

The Boult Audio Airbass is a monopod style device, which is essentially a single earbud with no carrying case included.

Design and Build Quality

The Boult Audio Airbass is made from decent quality plastic which feels lightweight and durable.

This in-ear device is a unipod, meaning it can be used either with the right or left ear.

The in-ear style design fits very well inside the ear canal and stays snug even while you are constantly in the move.

This in-ear style wireless earbud doesn’t come with a charging case but has the micro USB type port built right into the earbud.

The multi-function button for media control and to trigger voice assistant works as advertised.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The 10mm single speaker driver inside this monopod delivers the soothing quality sound output with decent bass and complimenting treble notes.

The vocals are clear and clean without any kind of distortions.

We honestly feel the stage separation – i.e, the difference between the treble, bass and vocal notes are one of the best in the segment with this Airbass earbud.

Miscellaneous

This unipod earbud does come with a built-in microphone for hands-free voice calls.

The quality of the calls comes out very good with a decent sound signature without any issues.

However, a unipod design has its limitations in noise cancellation since the other ear is open to the environment for noise to come in.

The Boult Audio Airbass is powered by the Bluetooth v4.2 Low energy supported protocol which works well within 10m from the host device.

Battery Life

The Boult Audio Airbass is powered by a 40mAh battery inside which is rated to last for around 6 hours of music playback in a single charge.

The micro USB port is present on the earbud itself for charging and it takes 1-1.5 to completely juice up.

Verdict

If you’re the type of person who takes a lot of voice calls, the Boult Audio Airbass is one of the best unipods available for a budget under Rs.1,000.

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Lightweight

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Secure, comfortable fit

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Compatible with iOS and Android

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MicroUSB charging port

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Water ResistanceSweatproof
BatteryUp 6 hours
Warranty1 Year

11. boAt Airdopes 441 Pro

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Budget TWS Earbuds for Outdoor use
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Bass-heavy sound output
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life

The boAt is a brand which needs no introduction when it comes to discussions about earphones and headphones.

The company has numerous models in the Indian market at almost all price ranges selling like hotcakes.

The boAt airdopes 441 Pro is a truly wireless earbud priced very competently around Rs.2,999 which gives a run for their money competition to the much pricier counterparts in terms of sound quality.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt airdopes 441 Pro is entirely made of plastic materials. This is obvious considering the price tag it retails for.

However, the matte black-red finish of the charging case and the earbuds themselves feels quite okay in hand.

The charging case comes with a four LED charging indicator outside which will give you the charge status in a glance.

The earbud design is almost similar to other TWS earbuds we have seen in the budget price segment. The earpiece comes with rubber padded ear hook support for a better fit inside the ear canals.

The multi-function touch-sensitive buttons on the earbuds feel intuitive and offer responsive feedback as well.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The boAt airdopes 441 Pro features a 6mm speaker driver compared to the 8mm and 10mm drivers found on other earbuds.

However, don’t get fooled by the numbers. This 6mm smaller driver sounds as good as any of the products reviewed in this list.

These drivers deliver punchy bass which we feel is one of the best in the segment.

The vocals and treble notes are equally loud and clear, resulting in overall immersive sound output.

There is surprisingly good stage separation between the tones and the instruments are distinctly audible, even at maximum volume levels.

Miscellaneous

The boAt airdopes 441 Pro comes with IPX7 water resistance. This means you can take these earbuds outdoors without any second thoughts.

The multi-function touch-sensitive earbuds support voice assistant triggers which can be used to control smartphone actions remotely within the 10m range.

This budget TWS earbud features IWP ( Instant Wake and Pair). Once you have paired the earbuds with your device, it will quickly connect as soon as you open the lid.

This is not a radical feature anymore, but the IWP works so well with the boAt air dopes 441 Pro that the connection is near-instantaneous.

The voice call quality from the inline microphone is decent indoors but leaves a lot to be desired outdoors.

Battery Life

The 35mAh battery on these TWS earbuds lasts for up to five hours on a single charge with moderate volume levels.

The 2600mAh charging case can be used to juice up these earbuds multiple times over and can be also utilized to reverse charge other devices via the type C port.

Verdict

If bass-heavy music is your thing, don’t look any further.

The boAt airdopes 441 Pro delivers punchy bass notes, better than most other truly wireless earbuds in its price segment.

R

Type C charging port

R

Instant Wake and Pair

R

Reverse charging feature

Q

No volume control

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX7
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

12. Apple Airpods Pro

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Best Earbuds for Apple Products
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class sound output
  • Durable build quality

The Airpods Pro comes as a significant upgrade to the existing Airpods second generation 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 newer Apple airpod Pro is different from the Apple Airpod second generation.

This time the Airpods comes with an extended stem with ear tips for better fit and noise isolation.

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 pro 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 Pro 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 pro is not only a great choice but also doubles up as a luxury statement.

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Wireless charging case

R

Premium fit and finish

R

Seamless integration with Apple products

Q

Limited functionality with Android phones

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX4
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

13. Soundcore Life Note

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Budget TWS Earbud with AptX Support
  • IPX5 water resistance
  • Bass-heavy sound output
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life

Soundcore is one of the popular audio product series from the brand Anker, which is known for its portable power bricks and cable accessories.

The Soundcore Life Note is an in-ear style TWS earbud with an extended stem design, similar to the second-generation Apple airpods.

Design and Build Quality

Even though the Souncore Life note strikes some similarity with the yesteryear Apple airpods, it does still have a unique design that looks refreshing.

The angled earpiece with comfortable silicone ear tips helps in an excellent snug fit and decent passive noise cancellation.

Inside the box, there are four different sized ear tips excluding the one pre-applied, so you will get one that fits your ear for sure.

The matte plastic case feels decent enough in hand and offers a good grip while holding it.

The single charge indicator LED is placed in the front which notifies you when to charge the case.

This budget TWS earbud has physical control buttons instead of touch-sensitive buttons, that does everything except volume control.

Overall for a budget under Rs.3,000, the Soundcore Life note has a robust build quality well worth its asking price.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Soundcore Life note features a 6mm graphene speaker driver which excels in bass reproduction.

If you are a basshead, you will love this TWS earbud for sure. The mid-range and the treble notes sound decent enough to let you enjoy almost all genres of music without any issues whatsoever.

This is an aptX enabled TWS earbud. This means you will get to enjoy superior quality wireless audio streaming quality when paired with aptX supported smartphones.

It is quite rare to find aptX codec support in this budget, so if you’re one looking for that – this is it.

The inline microphone works well during voice calls, without much distortions in audio quality on both sides.

Miscellaneous

Soundcore provides 18 months of warranty on this one. This is much more than what other brands give you in this price bracket.

The charging case of this device has a USB type C port. This will let you charge the case with the same cable that you use with your smartphone.

Battery Life

The Soundcore Life note earbuds last considerably longer than other products we’ve listed in this article – about 7 hours on a single charge.

The charging case with its built-in 920mAh battery pack can charge the earbuds four times over, taking the total battery life up to 30 hours.

Verdict

The Souncore Life note is an aptX supported in-ear style wireless earbud which comes with a sound signature that emphasizes bass.

This earphone with its long-lasting battery life and robust build quality is one of the products worth checking out for a budget under Rs.3,000.

R

Comfort-fit design

R

Capable of monopod style usage

R

Type C charging port

Q

Type C charging port

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 7 Hours
Warranty18 months

 

14. Oppo W11

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Honorable Mention
  • IP55 water and dust resistance
  • Tonally balanced sound output
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life

Oppo has been currently testing the waters with its audio products such as the Oppo Enco W31 and the Enco M31 and has yielded very positive results from the customers here in India.

The Oppo W11 is the recent introduction in that regard, aiming to take on the likes of Redmi earbuds S from Xiaomi and the buds Q from Realme.

Design and Build Quality

The Oppo Enco W11 has a clamshell design similar to that of its contemporary products from Xiaomi and Realme.

This hard plastic case is well built and has a premium glossy finish on top.

While this looks attractive in hand, a matte finish shell would have prevented fingerprint smudges and scratches much better.

The earpieces themselves are very comfortable and offer a tight fit inside the ear canal.

There is a single LED on the charging case to indicate the battery/charging status in a glance.

One main advantage of this charging case is that it comes with a modern type C port for charging.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Oppo Enco W11 features a relatively smaller 8mm speaker driver which is decently loud and has a natural bass response.

The vocals and the higher end treble notes are crisp and without any issues.

But out of the box, these earbuds sound a bit flat when compared with other products in the category.

Once you tweak the sound settings of your phone/media player from within the equalizer settings, the Oppo Enco W11 sounds significantly better.

The bass notes become much more pronounced and the midrange and treble notes offer good stage separation as well.

The inline mic quality is quite okay for the price. It did sound well both indoors and outdoors, without any major distortions on both sides.

Miscellaneous

The Oppo Enco W11 comes with IP55 water and dust resistance. You can take these earbuds outdoors in rains without bothering about them getting damaged.

The touch-sensitive gestures are easy to master. These gestures work well with excellent touch response.

Oppo offers a one year warranty on this product.

Battery Life

The individual earbuds are powered by 40mAh batteries each, which will last you around five hours on a single charge.

The 400mAh battery on the charging case will let you charge these earbuds completely up to four times, taking the total battery life somewhere in the ballpark of 20 hours in total.

It takes somewhere close to two hours to charge the case with the earbuds in it, from zero to a hundred.

Verdict

The Oppo Enco W11 is an all-round value for money product with the modern USB Type – C charging port, pleasing sound output and excellent battery life for a budget just shy of Rs.2,000.

R

Robust build quality

R

Responsive touch gestures

R

Decent inline mic quality

Q

Noticeable lag while gaming

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIP55
BatteryUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

The article listing the fourteen best truly wireless earbuds in India concludes here.

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