Best Wireless Earphones in India (Neckbands) (August 2020)

by | Jul 26, 2020

Wireless earphones are the hottest trend in the smartphone accessory world right now.

With many phones releasing without a 3.5mm jack and more people prefer a wireless music listening experience, Bluetooth earphone demand is surging day by day.

In this article, we bring you the curated list of best wireless Bluetooth earphones in the market with varied price tags ranging from just under Rs.1,000 to Rs.10,000.

We have strived our best to find, review and rate different earphones which we find well worth the asking price.

Sit back, relax and go through the article to select yours.

If you are looking for Truly Wireless Earbuds, we have a seperate article on that. You can read it from here if you want. We have also reviewed wireless earphones under specific price ranges as well, which you can check it out from here.

Best Wireless Earphones in India (In-Ear)

1. One Plus Bullets 2Overall Best Pick
2. Sony WI-SP150Runner-Up Pick
3. Samsung U FlexBest Comfort-Fit Earphone
4. Anker SoundbudsAptX Enabled Earphone
5. Sony WI C310Budget Bass Heavy Earphone
6. OnePlus Bullets Wireless ZBest all Round Performer
7. Oppo Enco M31Budget Hi-Res Audio Earphone
8. Realme BudsValue for Money Wireless Earphone
9. Mivi Collar Wireless Budget Wireless Earphone with aptX Support
10. JBL Endurance RunBest Workout Earphone
11. Noise Tune ActiveFeature Rich Earphone
12. Bass Evolution TornadoBest Cheapest Bluetooth Earphone
13. Mi NeckbandBest Build Quality
14. Infinity Glide N120Best Allround Performer
15. Mivi ThunderbeatsHonourable Mention

 

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1. One Plus Bullets 2

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Overall Best Pick
  • Nine hours of battery life
  • Super stable Bluetoothv5.0 connectivity
  • Fast charging support

One Plus is viewed as a flagship killer brand popular for its high end specced smartphones at half the price of other flagship smartphones from established brands such as Samsung and LG.

The One Plus Bullets 2 is a wireless in-ear style Bluetooth earphone designed in tune with the more for less ideology of the company.

Design and Build Quality

The One Plus bullets wireless 2 earphones are designed to make the customers feel premium while using the same, similar to their smartphones.

The thin, flat neckband is one of the lightest and comfortable in the segment. You won’t even probably notice the neckband while busy listening to the music.

The earpieces can be magnetically attached when not in use.

Not only does it stay in place, but also pauses the music or rejects the calls when attached while playing music or in between the calls.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The One Plus Bullets wireless 2 earphone is an aptX certified device.

This means it can take advantage of the higher bit rate aptX codec by Qualcomm to deliver more natural sound signature via Bluetooth.

If you have a phone with proper hardware for aptX support, you will be able to enjoy the music in style.

Adequate bass and complimenting higher end notes make music listening to a pleasant experience with this Bluetooth earphone.

Miscellaneous

The inline remote of the One Plus bullets wireless 2 s is one of the best in the business. The control buttons not only look premium but also function very well.

This wireless earphone comes with included ear hooks to keep the earpiece safe and secure in the ear, even while moving around.

One Plus has provided a rubber carrying case to keep the earphones safe during travel.

Battery Life

The One Plus Bullets wireless 2 earphones last for 8-9 hours of music playback on a single charge.

This earphone supports fast charge for quick juicing up. The company claims that with ten minutes of fast charge, you can use the earphone to listen for about 3 hours.

Instead of the old micro USB charging port, One Plus has given the new USB type C port on this device.

Verdicts

The One Plus Bullets wireless 2 is a value for money aptX supported Bluetooth earphone which delivers crystal clear sound output – be it music playback or hands-free calls.

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Premium build quality

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Comfort fit earpieces

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Voice assistant integration

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No tangle free cable

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance
BatteryUp to 14 Hours
Warranty1 Year

2. Sony WI-SP150

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Natural bass-rich sound output
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistant

Sony is a brand which needs no introduction. The company has been so proactive in the consumer electronics industry with its high-quality products with cutting edge technologies for years.

The WI lineup of Sony wireless earphones and headphones is a very popular and well-received product series offering high fidelity audio devices to the masses.

The WI-SP150 from Sony is a premium in-ear style wireless earphone designed to cater especially the bass heads.

Design and Build Quality

The Sony WI-SP150 looks very minimal yet elegant. The build quality as expected from Sony is top-notch.

There are no weak points anywhere to be noticed. The earbuds have additional earhook support to keep the earpiece from falling out of the ear canal.

These earbuds are magnetic and can be attached after use, preventing them from dangling across.

The angled earpiece sits flush inside the auditory canal and offers immersive music listening experience.

The flat cable is tangle-free and relatively thick to withstand minor rough usage as well.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sony WI SP150 comes with 12mm neodymium speaker drivers which are tuned to ensure the lower end bass notes are emphasized.

The bass output from these speakers is one of the best in class.

It’s clean, deep and doesn’t feel artificial. The vocals and treble notes come out equally clear, delivering a bass-heavy pleasant sound output.

There is no sound distortion whatsoever with this earphone, even at maximum loudness levels.

We can guarantee that all kinds of listeners – bassheads, vocal lovers and those who prefer tonally balanced sound output, will come to like the sound signature from this Bluetooth earphone.

Miscellaneous

The Sony WI-SP150 features the Bluetooth v5.0 for stable and energy-efficient wireless connectivity.

The Sony WI-SP150 is IPX5 water resistance certified. This means you can take this earphone outside even under drizzles without the fear of getting damaged.

The built-in microphone works well for voice calls both indoors and outdoors.

Battery Life

The Sony WI-SP150 delivers up to 15 hours of music playback on a single charge.

This earphone does have fast charging support. You can charge this Bluetooth earphone for ten minutes and continue listening to music for up to one hour.

Verdict

The Sony WI-SP150 wireless Bluetooth earphone offers a versatile listening experience under the budget of Rs.5000.

The long-lasting battery life and robust build quality ensure you value for money proposition.

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Magnetic earbuds

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Dangle free flat cables

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Voice assistant integration

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Finicky multi-device connection

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 15 Hours
Warranty1 Year

3. Samsung U Flex

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Best Comfort Fit Earphones
  • Super clean sound output
  • Feature-rich Samsung Level app support
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Samsung rarely releases audio products such as earphones and headphones with their main brand.

Rather, they are very active in the segment with subsidiaries such as Harman audio, JBL and Infinity – all which we have reviewed in the past.

The Samsung U Flex is an in-ear styled wireless neckband earphone priced well under Rs.4000 available in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

As we have mentioned above, the Samsung U Flex is a neckband style wireless earphone.

The flexible rubber neckband is very comfortable to wear around the neck and feels surprisingly lightweight.

It can be flexed around and kept in tight pockets or your bags without the fear of damaging the earphone.

The cleverly designed earpieces sit flush in the ear canals and offer immersive music listening experience with no compromise.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Samsung U Flex has the best possible clean sound signature among the others in this list of best wireless earphones under Rs.4,000.

The bass is sufficient and perfectly supplements the vocals and treble notes.

There is no distortion in sound output when the volume levels are set to maximum.

Miscellaneous

The Samsung U Flex comes with the support of Samsung level app which can be used to fine-tune the performance characteristics of the earphone, straight from your smartphone.

Apart from the usual playback control buttons, the Samsung U Flex has a dedicated programmable button which by default activates the Bixby assistant.

It can be set to open any app of action of your choice through the level app.

Battery Life

The Samsung U Flex is rated to last for about 10 hours of music playback on a single charge.

The company promises around 8 hours of Talktime and up to 250 hours of standby time with this wireless earphone.

Verdict

If you are a fan of clean sound signature, the Samsung U Flex is a great choice for a budget under Rs.4000.

With the impeccable build quality and long-lasting battery life, the U Flex will prove well worth its asking price.

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Flexible and comfortable neckband

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Magnetic earpiece

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Responsive control buttons

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Thin cable

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceSweat proof
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Anker Soundbuds

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AptX Enabled Earphone
  • Nano coating for water/sweat resistance
  • aptX codec support
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Anker is a well known Chinese company popular for its power banks and Bluetooth speakers.

The Soundcore Soundbuds Curve wireless earphones from Anker is an AptX supported Bluetooth earphone priced just shy of Rs.4,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Anker Soundbuds Curve has a minimal yet elegant design profile which looks pleasing to the eyes.

The build quality is top-notch, to say the least. Anker has given a great level of attention to detail in designing this earphone to be comfortable.

The angled earpiece offers excellent comfort fit inside the ears and provides good passive noise cancellation.

The connecting cables are not flat but seem sufficiently tough and durable for rough usage.

The body of this wireless earphone is coated with a special sweat-proof layer which protects the speakers and the earphone as a whole from damaging during your workout sessions.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Anker Soundbuds curve features a dual EQ setting for making the most out of the 10mm neodymium speaker drivers.

With the inline remote buttons, you can toggle between the bass boosted mode or the normal mode according to your preference.

The lower end bass notes are very clean and deep and help to listen to those thumping beats in perfection.

The stage separation in this earphone is one of the best in its segment and is bound to satisfy audiophiles as well as casual listeners alike.

aptX support

One of the main advantages of this wireless Bluetooth over other products in this list is the aptX codec support.

AptX codec support from Qualcomm ensures high-quality wireless voice streaming with much better clarity than AAC or SBC codecs.

Battery life

The Anker soundbuds curve spirit wireless earphones are rated to last for up to ten hours on a single charge.

Depending on the volume levels, you can expect anywhere between 8-10 hours with this earphone.

Verdict

If you’re in search of an aptX enabled wireless Bluetooth earphone, the Anker soundbuds curve is one of your best bets for a budget under Rs.4000.

With decent battery life and good build quality, the Anker soundbuds curve stands second to none when it comes to audio quality.

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Durable construction

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Comfortable fit

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18 months warranty

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Older Bluetooth v4.1

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceYes
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

5. Sony WI C310

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Budget Bass Heavy Earphone
  • Clean and crisp sound quality
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • Inbuilt mic for voice calls

The Sony WI-C310 is a premium budget in-ear style wireless earphone which offers hassle-free music listening for an extended period, thanks to the long-lasting battery inside.

Worn around the neck, this earphone is available in a variety of colours, making it one of the most aesthetically pleasing fashionable Bluetooth earphones under Rs.3,000.

Design and Build Quality

The WI-C310 from Sony has a thoughtfully engineered design that ensures maximum wearing comfort to the user while not compromising on its primary duty of providing excellent music output.

The flat style rubber connecting cable is very flexible and causes no rashes or any other allergic reactions to the skin.

The battery and the inline remote are separately placed along the cable for better weight management.

The flat wires won’t intertwine no matter how stiff you pack this earphone inside your bag or pocket.

Overall, the build quality of the Sony WI-C310 is excellent for its price and the device feels robust for everyday use for years to come without any damage.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sony WI-C310 packs in a 9mm neodymium speaker driver which delivers the bass-rich sound output with crisp and clean vocals as well as highs.

The distribution of bass, treble and the vocals are perfect in the sound output, resulting in a more pleasant music listening experience.

This product will also satisfy those bass fanatics, who’d love to have the extra oomph in their music. The bass is so subtle that it doesn’t overshadow the other tones in the music.

In-line Remote and Voice Quality

The Sony WI-C310 has a full-fledged in-line remote that consists of three buttons for controlling the functions.

These buttons are the track control and call accept/reject keys respectively. The keys are clicky, responsive and offer an excellent tactile feedback when pressed.

Miscellaneous

Speaking of connectivity, the Sony WI-C310 features Bluetooth v5.0.

The Bluetooth v5.0 is very energy efficient in terms of wireless communication and will save a lot of battery compared to the older protocols.

Battery Life

The Sony WI-C310 offers almost double the battery life when compared to its competitors. This device is rated to last for up to 15 hours of continuous music listening on a moderate volume level.

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Flat, tangle-free wire

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Magnetic earbuds

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Voice assistant integration

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Muffled vocals at times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceYes
BatteryUp to 15 Hours
Warranty1 Year

6. OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

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Best All Round Performer
  • Up to 20 hours of battery life
  • Tonally balanced sound output
  • Low latency audio playback

You don’t need any introduction about the OnePlus brand right?

OnePlus, one of the popular flagship budget smartphone manufacturers has been marketing some of their branded accessories such as earphones for a while now, but most of them came at a premium price tag.

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless is a budget in-ear styled wireless earphone priced under Rs.2,000 featuring a slew of features which makes it one of the best buys in its segment.

Design and Build Quality

The OnePlus Bullets Z carried forward the signature picture-perfect design when it comes to the other OnePlus products.

The angled earpiece design to the red accents on the inline remote, you will notice the pleasant OnePlus vibe right away.

The flexible headband is very soft and poses no threat to the wearing comfort whatsoever.

The angled earpiece might seem a bit unconventional for those with smaller ears, but certainly not a deal-breaker.

The earpieces are magnetic and can be attached after use to prevent tangling of the same.

In OnePlus smartphones, this feature also doubles up in pausing and playing the music playback.

Overall, the construction feels very durable and the design is very classy and premium for the price.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The OnePlus Wireless Z delivers a tonally balanced sound output with perfectly complimenting bass and treble notes. The vocals come out clean and crisp as well.

If you are looking for an earphone with pronounced deep bass, then you might want to know this earphone isn’t for you.

This wireless earphone priced under Rs.2,000 comes with AAC support but no aptX yet like its elder brother One Plus Bullets 2.

There is no sound distortion whatsoever but it is always advisable to listen to music at a moderate volume.

Miscellaneous

The company claims that this earphone is waterproof, so we guess it will be fine to be used outdoors under minor drizzles and rain.

The OnePlus fanatic mode which is built into the system ensures low latency audio while gaming.

“Low latency audio” ensures that there is no delay between the actual music playback and the actual moment when you hear the sound. Latency is usually a problem with Bluetooth audio streaming in general.

The inline remote is very feature-rich and has dedicated volume buttons. The microphone on this device offers decent in-call audio during hands-free voice calls.

The Bullets Wireless Z also features multiple pairing options. You can switch between the devices just with a double press on the power button.

Battery Life

The OnePlus Wireless Z offers up to 20 hours of music playback on a single charge.

This device also supports the OnePlus warp charge feature which will let you juice up the earphone for just 10 minutes and continue listening up to 10 hours.

Verdict

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z is a feature-rich wireless earphone with a pleasant sound output quality.

Additional features such as warp charge support and multi-pairing options make it a worthwhile product to purchase under Rs.2,000.

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Elegant design

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Dedicated volume buttons

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Magnetic earpiece

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No aptX

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceYes
BatteryUp to 20 Hours
Warranty1 Year Warranty

7. Oppo Enco M31

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Budget Hi-res Audio Earphone
  • Hi-res audio certified device
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life
  • Minimal latency during gaming

Oppo recently started selling audio accessories under the Enco lineup in the Indian market.

The Enco M31 from Oppo is a wireless earphone priced under Rs.2,000 which punches well above its weight when compared with its competitor products.

Design and Build Quality

The Oppo Enco M31 is made from skin-friendly materials including liquid silicone and polycarbonate plastics.

This wireless earphone feels pretty light to wear around the neck. The dual-tone finish on the magnetic earpiece makes this device look premium.

The eartips rest snug inside the ear canal and won’t fall off that easily, even in the middle of rigorous body movement.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Enco M31 features a 9.2mm full range dynamic driver with detailed bass and clean vocals.

This earphone comes certified with Hi-Res Audio designation which ensures superior quality audio output.

It has to be noted that there are very few Hi-Res Audio certified earphones out there.

The call quality is very decent, without any distortions even at maximum volume levels.

If you’re someone who likes to have a pronounced bass in the sound output, you shouldn’t miss checking this product out.

Miscellaneous

The inline remote comes with dedicated volume controls and a multi-function button. It is very rare to see volume controls on the remote in budget audio devices.

The Oppo Enco M31 has IPX5 water resistance for outdoor usage without fearing water splashes or sweat damaging the earphone.

The latency during gaming is negligible and many of us won’t even notice the difference. So, gamers can without a second thought purchase this earphone.

Battery Life

The Oppo Enco M31 lasts for up to 12 hours on a single charge. This wireless earphone priced under Rs.2,000 also supports fast charging.

A ten-minute quick charge will let you play the music for up to 3 hours.

Verdict

The Oppo Enco M31 is a feature-rich Hi-res audio certified wireless earphone currently on sale in the Indian market.

With rich, deep bass and long battery life, this wireless earphone from Oppo is a steal for the price.

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Skin-friendly materials

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Dedicated volume controls

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The quick and easy setup process

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No vibration feedback

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 12 Hours
Warranty1 Year

8. Realme Buds

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Value for Money Wireless Earphones
  • Magnetic earpiece
  • Bass rich sound output
  • Six-month warranty

Realme is a sub-brand of Oppo that is giving a tough neck to neck competition to brands such as Xiaomi and Vivo in the budget-conscious consumer electronics market in India.

The Realme buds is a wireless earphone priced under Rs.2000 which shares the same platform as the wired Realme earphones, but this time in a wireless form factor.

Design and Build Quality

The Realme buds come with the signature yellow and black colour scheme which makes it stand out from the rest of the bland black designs out there.

The polycarbonate neckband is sufficiently flexible and can withstand minor abuses without damage.

The wire is of high quality and feels very durable as well. The media control buttons are placed on the neckband. It offers excellent click response.

The earpiece is made of lightweight metal chassis and is magnetic. There is an earhook support over the earpiece aiding comfortable fit.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Realme buds packs a 10mm speaker driver tuned to emphasize bass notes. The resulting sound signature is more pleasing to the ears.

The high-end treble notes and the vocals are perfectly preserved and don’t get overpowered with the bass.

Miscellaneous

The Realme earbuds come with a white LED light to indicate the pairing as well as battery status.

Realme provides six months of comprehensive warranty on this product if anything goes wrong in the meantime.

Battery Life

Thanks to the sufficiently big neckband, Realme has managed to include a higher capacity battery inside.

This battery is rated to last up to 12 hours on a single charge. This wireless earphone gets charged from empty to full within 1.5 hours.

Verdict

If you are searching for feature-rich wireless earphones with excellent battery life and pleasing sound output, Realme earbuds are one of the best choices under an affordable budget of just Rs.2000.

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Lightweight

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Earhook support

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Bluetooth v5.0

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Plastic neckband

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX4
BatteryUp to 12 Hours
Warranty6 Month Warranty

 

9. Mivi Collar Wireless

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Best Budget Earphone with aptX Support
  • Best suited for bass fanatics
  • Attractive and appealing design
  • AptX support

Mivi has been aggressively marketing their products in India by sponsoring YouTube celebrities for a while now.

As a result of that, Mivi Collar wireless has become one of the most popular wireless earphones in the country.

Design and Build Quality

The Mivi Collar wireless comes in a cool cassette shaped packaging that looks so nostalgic and old style.

Inside the packaging is a hard case that contains the actual product itself.

The hard case is useful if you’re to carry these earphones with you all the time. It can be stored inside the case safely without damaging the components.

The build quality of Mivi Collar wireless Bluetooth earphones justifies its price. The earphones feature a metal casing that looks and feel premium.

The outer casing is magnetic so that the two earpieces can be stuck to each other without tangling.

The angled design of the earpieces helps it to fit right into the ear canals and provides a comfortable listening experience.

Speakers and Sound Quality

If you’re a basshead, you’re going to love these wireless earphones.

The bass is extra heavy and will outright please the bass fanatics.

But if you’re planning to listen to vocals more, please do consider other models on our list.

Miscellaneous

This earphone has a Bluetooth range of up to 30 feet and the connection is pretty stable throughout. There’s no signal drop with that radius.

The chipset inside allows this product to be paired with two devices at once which is very helpful for people who own more than one smartphone.

Battery Life

The battery life is impressive as well with up to 10 hours of music playback on a single charge.

Verdict

Overall, the Mivi Collar wireless is a wireless Bluetooth earphone that’s well built and delivers great audio with thumping bass.

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Robust inline remote functions

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Magnetic lock

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Bass-rich audio output

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The bass-heavy output might not impress everyone

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX4
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

10. JBL Endurance Run

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Best Workout Earphone
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life
  • Bass-heavy JBL sound signature
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistance

JBL is one such brand which needs no introduction when it comes to audio accessories including earphones, headphones and Bluetooth speakers.

The Endurance Run BT is the wireless Bluetooth version of the original wired Endurance run earphone and is priced around Rs.2,200 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL Endurance Run BT is designed as a sports/workout earphone to work best with fitness enthusiasts.
The overall design is very unique including the distinct earpiece stem with JBL logo printed on it.

JBL has introduced the flip-hook technology with this wireless Bluetooth earphone which simply means there are two methods for wearing it.

You can either wear it the normal mode or wrap the wire around the ears with the earpiece facing upside down. The second methods add more grip and fit inside the ears well and can be utilized while working out, cycling or jogging.

Though the earpiece casing is made from plastics, they attach magnetically to each other. This helps in keeping the wires from tangling when not in use.

The inline remote and the battery compartment feels a bit bulkier than with some other competitors and is the only downside about the construction.

This wireless Bluetooth earphone comes with IPX5 water and sweat resistance for better outdoor usage.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL Endurance Run BT features an 8mm speaker driver which is custom-tuned to ensure the signature bass-rich JBL sound signature.

The quality of sound output is very much on par with its competitors.

The vocals and treble notes are clean and crisp and the stage separation between bass and other tones also comes out nice.

The in-ear design of the endurance run BT helps to have a better passive noise isolation, delivering an immersive music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

The in-line remote as we mentioned earlier is a bit big for our liking. There are three physical buttons to control the volume, switch tracks and attend voice calls.

The quality of the microphone is surprisingly good and both the sides can hear the voice properly even outdoors.

Battery Life

The JBL Endurance Run BT is rated to last for up to six hours on a single charge. This device comes with fast charging support.

You can charge the Endurance run BT for 15 minutes and continue using it for up to one hour more.

Verdict

The JBL Endurance Run BT is one of the best workout earphones in the Indian market priced under Rs.2,500.

With IPX5 water and sweat resistance along with the signature bass enhanced JBL signature audio quality, this Bluetooth won’t disappoint you for sure.

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Flip-hook technology

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Good quality microphone

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Voice assistant integration

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Bulky in-line remote

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUP to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

11. Noise Tune Active

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Feature Rich Earphone
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Tonally balanced sound output
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistance

Noise is an Indian company which has been recently in the news for its good performing audio accessories in the budget segment.

The Tune active is the latest offering from Noise priced under Rs.1,500 which comes packed with a lot of useful features which we will talk about down below.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Tune active has a minimalistic design which looks almost similar to many other Bluetooth earphones under Rs.2,000.

The plastic and silicone material build feels decent and durable enough for normal daily use.

The flexible neckband is made of silicone and it sits comfortably around the neck without any skin irritation.

The earpiece themselves are magnetic and can be attached after use for easy portability.

These earpieces come with attached ear hooks to keep them safe and secure during movements or workout sessions.

Overall, the build quality of the Noise Tune active is on par when compared with its competitor products in this price range.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Noise Tune active features 10mm dynamic speaker drivers inside which sounds very pleasing to the ears.

The bass levels are very satisfactory and feel natural without overpowering the vocals nor the treble notes.

For a casual music listener, you’ll feel right at home with this Bluetooth earphone. Be it any genre of music, the speakers inside this earphone delivers the sound without any sort of distortion.

Miscellaneous

The inline remote of this wireless earphone features a mic for hands-free voice calls, the quality of which is very satisfactory.

The remote has three dedicated buttons with multi-press support to trigger various actions including voice assistant summon.

Since this phone is IPX5 water and sweat resistant, you can easily take them out without thinking twice.

The Tune active supports multi-device pairing and it will switch seamlessly between those devices automatically.

Battery life

The Li-ion battery inside the Tune active is rated to last up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Realistically we’d advise you to expect anywhere between 8-10 hours with normal usage.

This battery takes about 1.5 hours to completely charge from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Noise Tune active is a budget Bluetooth earphone with weatherproof construction and tonally balanced sound output.

The long-lasting battery is for sure one of the main selling points of this earphone along with the excellent sound quality.

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Flexible silicone neckband

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Magnetic earpiece

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Multiple device pairing

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Not for bassheads

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

12. Bass Evolution Tornado

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Best Cheapest Bluetooth Earphone
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistance
  • Bass-heavy, pleasing sound output
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

Bass Evolution is a Mumbai based brand popular for its budget wired/wireless audio products ranging from earphones, headphones and truly wireless earbuds.

The Bass Evolution Tornado is an entry-level wireless neckband style in-ear earphone which is one of the best deals you can get your hands on for a budget under Rs.1,000.

Design and Build Quality

As we have mentioned above, this is a neckband style Bluetooth earphone.

The neckband is made from a hard silicone rubber material and isn’t too thick to cause any irritation while wearing it around the neck.

The connecting wires though not flat, have a lined texture which minimizes the chance for tangling around.

The metallic earpiece casing is magnetic and can be attached when not in use.

The Bass Evolution Tornado is very lightweight and comfortable to wear to longer periods at once.

The slightly angled earpiece stem along with the supplied ear hooks helps to keep the earbuds in place even when your head is moving around vigorously.

Overall, the Bass Evolution Tornado is one of the few wireless Bluetooth earphones with a robust build quality for a budget under Rs.1,000.

Speakers and Sound Quality

This in-ear styled wireless Bluetooth earphone features a large 10mm driver inside for the best possible sound output in this price segment.

The bass levels are very rich and clean, with crisp mid-range vocals and shrill free high-end notes.

The sound signature from this earphone is very enjoyable – be it while listening to EDM’s, regular vocals or watching movies and TV shows.

At times the treble and vocals get muffled, but that doesn’t affect the overall immersive experience negatively.

There is no sound distortion to be noticed even when playing music at the maximum volume level.

Inline remote and Microphone

The Bass Evolution Tornado features a three-button inline remote with dedicated buttons for volume control.

These buttons feel very tactile and firm. The inline mic delivers decent voice call quality – both when tested outdoors and indoors.

Miscellaneous

The Tornado Bluetooth earphone from Bass Evolution is certified IPX5 water and sweat resistant.

This makes it usable outdoors in adverse weather conditions without having to be afraid about the earphone getting damaged in the rains.

The charging cover flap seemed to be a bit tight to open on our review unit. But those with big fingernails won’t find it too hard to open.

Battery Life

The Bass Evolution Tornado is rated to last for up to eight hours on a single charge.

In our tests, we almost got eight and a half hours of battery life consistently.

Verdict

For a budget under Rs.1,000, the Bass Evolution Tornado ticks all the right boxes – namely build quality, sound output and overall day to day usability.

If you want a well built, durable in-ear style wireless Bluetooth earphone with bass-rich sound output, this should be your first choice.

R

Robust build quality

R

Magnetic earbuds

R

Lightweight and comfortable

Q

Ear Hooks feels a bit rough

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance IPX5
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty6 Months

13. Mi Neckband

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Best Build Quality
  • Rich and heavy bass
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.0
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

The Mi neckband is Xiaomi’s first wireless earphone offering in the Indian market.

Launched alongside the flagship Redmi K20 Pro, this neckband is one of the best in terms of technology and performance in the sub. Rs.2000 price range.

Design and Build Quality

As you might have guessed from the name itself, the Mi neckband wraps around your neck with two earpieces attached on a small section of wire.

The neckband is made of high-quality plastic coated with rubber-like padding that adds comfort and causes no irritation to the skin.

The earpiece housing is metallic and has magnets at the end to keep the speakers attached after use.

The control buttons on the neckband are very tactile and easy to press even without looking.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Mi neckband features a 10mm aluminium alloy sound driver inside. This driver delivers the sound output with deep bass and compensating mid and highs.

There is no distortion even at higher volume levels and the sound leakage outwards is minimum, thanks to the contoured design of the comfortable ear tips.

In-line remote and Microphone

The microphone is located on the headband control portion, right in the middle between volume rockers and the power button.

It picks up the voice very well and the overall sound quality during voice calls is one of the best in its category.

The control buttons are very tactile and responsive and compensate for the overall music listening experience with this earphone.

Battery Life

The Mi neckband is powered by a 120mAh rechargeable battery inside.

The company claims that this battery will last for eight hours on a single charge, but expect a battery life somewhere between 6 and 7 hours.

It takes 2 hours to charge this battery from empty to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Mi neckband is your best bet for excellent audio quality coupled with decent battery life in the sub. Rs.2000 price range.

Powered by the latest Bluetooth 5 technology, this wireless headphone is a must for wireless music enthusiasts on a shoestring budget.

R

Robust build quality

R

Magnetic earpiece construction

R

Tactile control buttons

Q

Long charging time

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty6 Month

14. Infinity Glide N120

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Best Allround Performer
  • Energy-efficient Bluetooth v5.0
  • Deep bass output
  • Large 12mm speaker drivers

JBL audio products always have a loyal fan following in the markets around the world. Owing to their signature sound quality and affordable price tags, we have listed many of their products in our previous articles as well.

The Infinity is a sub-brand of JBL focussing on budget audio devices. The Infinity Glide N120 comfortably priced under Rs.1500 which offers a wider and more natural sound output that will please those who are more into vocals and light music.

Design and Build Quality

The Infinity Glide N120 is entirely made of plastic, right from the earpiece casing to the in-line remote to the battery pack. The matt finish and the dual-tone colour scheme help in hiding the plasticky feel somewhat but evident when handling the earphone.

The use of plastic does have its upsides when it comes to the weight distribution of this wireless earphones. Weighing about 195g, this device rests almost unnoticeable around your neck.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Infinity Glide N120 features the custom-designed 12mm dynamic drivers with signature JBL sound output. For those who would like to listen to light music, this earphone will be a treat for your ears.

The natural-sounding bass and accompanying mids and highs make the sound output more pleasing and enjoyable. Even with high volume levels, there are no sound distortions with the drivers inside.

These speakers cover the standard frequency response range of 20-20,000 Hz, delivering a wide range of music notes, making the sound output more enjoyable.

In-line Remote and Voice Quality

The Infinity Glide N120 is equipped with a three-button universal remote which is compatible with almost all smartphones in the market.

The volume control buttons and the call accept/reject buttons are neatly laid out. Although these are made of plastics, buttons feel durable and very tactile.

The microphone is located on the bottom side of the remote and picks up voice very well.

Battery Life

The Infinity Glide N120 has a separate battery pack placed alongside the in-line remote on the cable. This 80mAh Li-ion battery is rated to last for 7 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

If you love the brand JBL and has an inclination towards more natural-sounding earphones, the Infinity Glide N120 is one of the best choices around Rs.3000.

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Premium design

R

Comfortable neckband

R

Voice assistant integration

Q

Excessive use of plastic

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 7 Hours
Warranty1 Year

15. Mivi Thunderbeats

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Honourable Mention
  • Best for bassheads
  • Magnetic earpiece
  • Decent inline microphone

Mivi is a Hyderabad based company specialized in marketing high-quality audio products, mainly wireless Bluetooth earphones, cables and speakers.

The Thunderbeats from Mivi is one of the entry-level Bluetooth earphones priced just under Rs.1,500 in India.

Design and Build Quality

One thing we must admit, Mivi earphones are one of the best, if not the best when it comes to build quality in a budget.

The earpiece casing is made from lightweight metal alloy and has magnetic end caps to keep them locked while not in use.

The flat style cable is very comfortable to be worn around the neck. Mivi offers a solid carrying case in the box to keep the earphones safe while in transit.

The included ear fins will help these earphones to stay snug inside the ears even when you are engaged in a lot of physical movements.

Mivi doesn’t mention the IP ratings but claims that the earphone is sweat proof which might be a concern for some who want to use these earphones outdoors.

If you are all in for premium build quality, the Mivi thunder beats aces it comfortably in its price segment.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 10mm speakers inside the Mivi Thunderbeats earphone is a treat to the bass heads.

This is one of the best budget Bluetooth earphones with accurate and punchy bass output in this price range.

The mids and vocals sound decent, to say the least. The stage separation is a bit concerning but not an issue if the bass is your primary priority.

The sound profile is clean and without any distortions even at maximum volume levels.

Miscellaneous

The Mivi Thunderbeats has an in-line remote with three buttons for media playback and calls controls.

These buttons offer multi-press gestures to skip tracks backwards and forward.

The Mivi Thunderbeats can be paired to two different devices at once. But if you want to connect a third device, you might want to reset the earphones.

Battery Life

The Mivi Thunderbeats will last for up to seven hours on a single charge. This can vary from one person to another depending upon the usage patterns.

It takes around one and a half hours to completely charge this battery from zero to hundred.

Verdict

The Mivi Thunderbeats is a budget Bluetooth earphone with robust build quality built for bassheads to enjoy EDMs and other bass-heavy tracks.

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Robust build quality

R

Three-button inline remote

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Tangle-free flat cable

Q

Tinny treble notes at times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceSweatproof
BatteryUp to 7 Hours
Warranty1 Year

This concludes our curated list for the best Bluetooth wireless earphones available in the Indian market.

We have gone through hundreds of products to ensure the benefit of the end customer in purchasing the best possible earphone in a particular price segment.

If you have any doubts regarding the article, let us know in the comments section below. Thanks for your time and have a great day ahead!

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