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

by | Dec 15, 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 eight best 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. OnePlus Buds ZOverall Best Pick
2. Soundcore Life NoteRunner-Up Pick
3. Noise Shots GrooveFeature Rich TWS Earbuds
4. Realme Earbuds NeoSemi in-Ear TWSEarbuds
5. Noise Shots RushAll Round Performer
6. boAt Airdopes 441 ProValue for Money TWS Earbuds
7. Boult Audio AirBass TrueBuds Best TWS Earbuds for Outdoor Use
8. QOR9 W1SHonourable Mention

 

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1. OnePlus Buds Z

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Overall Best Pick
  • Well balanced sound output
  • Low latency gaming audio
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life

The Buds Z is the entry-level TWS earbud from OnePlus competing against the likes from Realme and Xiaomi.

Priced under Rs.3,000, the OnePlus Buds Z is surprisingly loaded with features and has an overall tonally balanced sound output.

Design and Build Quality

The construction of the Buds Z is entirely from plastics, high-quality plastic to be precise.

The stem style design of the earbud looks similar to that of the TWS earbuds from Mi, but the thickness of the stem is much smaller here.

The charging case has a rounded pebble design with a magnetic open and close mechanism. There is a single LED outside the case to indicate about the battery and the charging status.

The USB type C charging port is placed in the rear along with the pairing button.

This TWS earbud comes certified with IP55 meaning you can take this out for jogging or to the gym without having to be afraid of the dust, sweat or light water splashes.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The OnePlus Buds Z features 10mm dynamic drivers inside, which surprisingly returned a more balanced sound output rather than the bass-heavy signature we expected.

The bass present is much more mellow and the vocals and the treble notes stand out with good clarity.

If you are a bass head, you might not want to pick this up but for those who like to listen to all genres of music, the OnePlus Buds Z is certainly a good choice.

The in-call quality is excellent indoors but doesn’t expect a good experience while being outdoors in the middle of a lot of ambient noise.

Miscellaneous

This TWS earbud has touch-sensitive controls which can be somewhat customized with the help of HeyMelody app that can be downloaded from the play store.

The audio latency while gaming seemed to be negligible and this is probably one of the best budget TWS earbuds for gaming in this price range.

Battery Life

With a single full charge, the OnePlus Buds Z will last you for up to 5 hours of music playback at the moderate volume level.

With the charging case in hand, you can expect to get the earbuds charged three times over completely.

This earbud from OnePlus supports fast charging. With a mere 10 minutes charging, you can listen to music for up to 2 hours.

Verdict

The OnePlus Buds Z is a feature-rich in-ear style TWS earbud with balanced sound output and decent battery life.

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Ergonomic in-ear fit

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HeyMelody companion app support

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IP55 dust and water-resistant

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Not for bass heads

Specifications

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

2. Soundcore Life Note

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 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
Warranty18 months

 

3. Noise Shots Groove

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Feature Rich TWS Earbuds
  • 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

4. Realme Earbuds Neo

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Feature Rich TWS Earbuds
  • Low latency gaming mode
  • Clean bass output
  • Three 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

5. Noise Shots Rush

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All Round Performer
  • 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
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

6. boAt Airdopes 441 Pro

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Value for Money TWS Earbuds
  • 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.

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Type C charging port

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Instant Wake and Pair

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Reverse charging feature

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No volume control

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX7
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

7. Boult Audio AirBass TrueBuds

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Best TWS Earbuds for Outdoor Use
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Decent sound output quality
  • Up to 5.5 hours of battery life

Boult Audio is an Indian company known for its in-ear style earphones in the market.

The Airbass series truly wireless earbuds from Boult audio is a low latency in-ear earphone perfect for casual music listening purposes.

Design and Build Quality

The Boult Audio Airbass earbuds come in a plastic charging case. The quality of the plastics is not the best but feels decent for the price.

The charging case lid opens and closes quite easily with the flick of a finger. The actual earpieces are connected with the case via three pogo pins.

The slightly angled earpiece offers a firm grip in the ears and won’t fall off during regular usage.

The USB type C charging port is placed in the back and there are four LED indicators on the case to indicate the charging status.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Boult Audio Airbass truly earbuds features a 10mm speaker driver which offers reasonably good audio output signature.

This pair of truly wireless earphones sound the best at 60% volume. At full volume, there’s a bit of audio distortion which is to be expected at such a price range.

The bass is on point with clean vocals, providing an overall decent music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

The Boult Audio Airbass earbuds have capacitive control buttons rather than physically clickable buttons.

This will make sure that actions such as skipping media tracks or triggering voice assistants are very easy and intuitive.

The Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity is very stable and offers excellent signal reception within the 10m range.

This is an IPX7 certified earbud meaning light splashes and drizzles won’t pose a threat to its usability outdoors.

The audio latency, i.e. the delay between the actions on screen and the resulting sound reaching your ears, is very minimal with these earbuds.

The call quality via the integrated microphone sounded decent and without any major issues.

Battery Life

The Boult Audio Airbass can be used for up to 5.5 hours on a single charge.

The charging case can be used to top up the earbud batteries 4 times, which results in a total of 24-hour music playback per charge.

Verdict

The Boult Audio Airbass is one of the best budget TWS earbuds priced well below Rs.2,000.

The impressive battery life and the balanced sound output makes the Boult Audio earbuds one of the best choices in its price segment.

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Lightweight and comfortable design

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USB Type C charging port

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The quick and easy pairing process

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Average build quality

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Water ResistanceIPX7
Battery LifeUp to 5.5 Hours
Warranty1 Year

8. QOR9 W1S

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Honourable Mention
  • 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 earbuds 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
Our article on the curated list of eight best truly wireless earbuds under Rs.3000 concludes here.

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