Best Truly Wireless Earbuds Under Rs.3,000 (August 2020)

by | Jul 26, 2020

Wireless earbuds are more about convenience rather than flaunting the technology.

Every one of us loves the freedom from wires when it comes to electronics accessories – be it the television remote, smartphones and even Bluetooth speakers.

Wireless earbuds have come down in price a lot since its inception a couple or more years back and now can be purchased at the price of a regular wired earphone.

In this article, we bring you the curated list of the best six truly wireless earbuds priced under an affordable budget of just Rs.3,000.

If you want to read reviews on other price ranges as well, please check out our articles on Best Truly Wireless Earbuds under different budgets here.

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds Under Rs.3000

1. Realme Earbuds NeoOverall Best Pick
2. Oppo W11Runner-Up Pick
3. boAt Airdopes 441Value for Money TWS Earbuds
4. Soundcore Life NoteaptX Enabled TWS Earbuds
5. QOR9 W1SFeature Rich Wireless Earbuds
6. Noise Shots GrooveHonourable Mention

 

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1. Realme Earbuds Neo

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Overall Best Pick
  • Low latency gaming mode
  • Clean bass output
  • 3 hours of battery life

Realme Buds Neo is the direct answer to the newly launched Mi TWS 2 airpod style earbuds in the Indian market.

The Buds Neo comes with some of the features stripped from its elder brother, the Buds Air 2 which we have already discussed under Best wireless earbuds in India article.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme Buds Neo looks almost similar to the Buds Air 2, which again resembles the Apple airpods.

Made from good quality plastics, there isn’t anything much to write about the build quality of these earbuds.

They seem pretty fine for the price to say the least. The earbuds stay fit inside the ear canals for the most part, but for those with smaller ears would face some struggle it seems.

The case comes with a micro-USB port for charging rather than the newer USB Type C port, which is a bit of a letdown.

Since most devices today come with USB Type C, you may have to carry a separate micro USB cable just to juice up this device.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Realme Buds Neo comes with a large 13mm speaker driver with accentuated importance for bass.

The overall sound profile seems very decent for the price with deep, rich bass and complementing higher notes and vocals.

There is no sound distortion even at higher volumes, which is a great thing considering the price of this earbud.

Miscellaneous

The Buds Neo doesn’t have an optical sensor for in-ear detection. This means the audio won’t pause automatically when you pull out the earbuds from the ear.

Another thing missing is the secondary noise cancellation mic. However, this earbud comes with the same low latency gaming mode for lag-free audio during gaming sessions.

Battery Life

The earbuds can last for up to 3 hours on a single charge. Including the case, the total playback time is approximately 15 hours on an average.

The earbuds along with the charging case take 2 hours to completely charge up from zero to a hundred.

Verdict

The Realme Buds Neo is a super low-cost feature-rich truly wireless earbud which is a stripped-down version of Realme’s Buds Air 2 earbuds.

Retaining the super low latency gaming mode feature and decent sound quality with acceptable battery life, the Realme Buds Neo is a great choice under Rs.3,000.

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Apple airpods design

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Decent build quality

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Bluetooth v5.0

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No in-ear detection

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX4
Battery lifeUp to 3 Hours
Warranty1 Year

2. Oppo W11

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 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.2,500.

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Robust build quality

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Responsive touch gestures

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Decent inline mic quality

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Noticeable lag while gaming

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIP55
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

3. boAt Airdopes 441

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Value for Money TWS Earbuds
  • IPX6 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 is a truly wireless earbud priced very competently around Rs.2,500 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 is entirely made of plastic materials. This is obvious considering the price tag it retails for.

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

The charging case comes with a single 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 earhook support for a better fit inside the ear canals.

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

Speakers and Sound Quality

The boAt airdopes 441 features a 6mm speaker driver compared to the 8mm and 0mm 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 comes with IPX6 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 airdopes 441 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 four hours on a single charge with moderate volume levels.

The 500mAh charging case can be used to juice up these earbuds completely up to four times more.

The boAt airdopes 441, unlike its predecessors, comes with a type C charging port, which is very convenient.

Verdict

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

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

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Type C charging port

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Instant Wake and Pair

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Comfort fit

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No volume control

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX6
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Soundcore Life Note

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AptX Enabled TWS Earbuds
  • 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.

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Comfort-fit design

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Capable of monopod style usage

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Type C charging port

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Treble notes get muffled rarely

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX5
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours
Warranty1 Year

5. QOR9 W1S

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Feature Rich Wireless Earbuds
  • Excellent sound output
  • aptX codec support
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

QOR9 is a lesser-known name among the budget smartphone accessories brand in the Indian market.

But with the features and specification the company provides for a relatively low price tag, it’s time to get informed about this product.

Design and Build Quality

The QOR9 W1S honestly surprised us with its build quality, to be frank. The build material is plastic but comes with a textured matte finish that adds a kind of premium feels to the device.

The look and feel of this budget truly wireless earbud are elegant and very pleasing to the eyes.

The charging case features a micro USB charging case which is perhaps one of the only gripes we have with this budget TWS earbuds.

The earbuds in itself are well built. The soft-touch sensitive buttons on the earbuds are very responsive to the slight taps.

The in-ear design of the earbuds reduces ear fatigue and significantly increases the wearing comfort.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The QOR9 W1S features 6mm neodymium speaker drivers which sound surprisingly loud and clear.

The lower-end bass notes are clean and don’t overpower the soft vocals and clear treble notes.

The overall stage separation is very good and you will be able to enjoy the music of any genre with satisfaction.

The QOR9 W1S supports all the mainstream codecs such as AAC, SBC and AptX.

This ensures you will be listening to the music with the best possible audio clarity.

Miscellaneous

This budget truly wireless earbuds is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside.

Additionally, the Bluetooth v5.0 makes sure you have a stable, energy-efficient wireless connectivity anywhere within 10m.

These earpods can be used either in stereo mode or as a single pod according to your convenience.

Battery Life

These truly wireless earbuds are powered by an inbuilt 40mAh battery which is rated to last anywhere between 5-6 hours on a single charge.

The charging case comes with a 600mAh battery which can be used to top up these earbuds up to three times completely from zero to hundred per cent.

Verdict

If you’re looking for a feature-rich truly wireless earbud priced under Rs.3,000 but doesn’t give a damn about the brand name, the QOR9 W1S is one of the best in its segment.

Decent battery life coupled with loud, clean sound output makes this purchase well worth your money.

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Intuitive touch controls

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Soft-touch buttons

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IPX5 water-resistant

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Micro USB charging port

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX5
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

6. Noise Shots Groove

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Honourable Mention
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Bass-heavy sound output
  • IPX5 water resistance

Go Noise is a popular consumer electronics marketing company based in India known for its budget products such as action cams, smartwatches etc.

The Noise Shots Groove is a budget in-ear styled truly wireless earbuds retailing in the Indian market for Rs.2,999.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Shots Groove comes in a matte finish plastic charging case with LED battery level indicators.

There is a modern type C charging port on the case to top up the inbuilt battery.

The earbuds are ergonomically designed to fit comfortably inside your ears. They are very lightweight and sit flush inside the ear canals.

The soft-touch sensitive buttons on the earbuds offer excellent responsiveness resulting in easier controls.

The build quality is definitely up to the expectation that we had from true wireless Bluetooth earbuds in this price bracket.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 9mm speaker drivers inside these earbuds deliver bass-heavy sound output which will make the bassheads feel right at home.

The stereo stage separation is right on point with the vocals and treble notes are offered crisp and clear at all volume levels.

The voice calls also sound decent indoors with no noticeable distortions. But when attending calls from outside, expect some minor noises creeping in.

Miscellaneous

The Noise Shots Groove can be either used in stereo mode or mono mode.

If you are the kind of person who receives a lot of incoming calls, you can use a single earbud for the same, leaving the other one to charge inside the case.

This truly wireless earbud comes with IPX5 water and sweat resistance.

Battery Life

The 50mAh batteries inside the Groove earbuds will last anywhere between 4-5 hours on a single charge.

The battery included in the charging case can be utilized to juice up the earbuds completely from zero to hundred per cent almost thrice.

Verdict

The Noise shots Groove is a premium looking truly wireless earbud with decent quality sound output and long battery life.

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Comfort-fit earbuds

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Intuitive touch controls

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Quick pairing feature

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Average outdoor mic performance

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX5
Battery lifeUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

Our article on the curated list of six best truly wireless earbuds under Rs.3000 concludes here.

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