Best Wireless Earphones in India (Neckbands) (December 2020)
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 ten best wireless Bluetooth earphones in the market with varied price tags.
We have strived our best to find, review and rate different earphones which we think are well worth the asking price. Sit back, relax and go through the article to pick 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 2||Overall Best Pick|
|2. Realme Buds Wireless Pro||Runner-Up Pick|
|3. Sony WI-XB400||Budget Bass Heavy Earphone|
|4. Philips TAPN402BK||Feature Rich Wireless Earphone|
|5. boAt Rockerz 385v2||Wireless Earphone With Best Battery Life|
|6. Cross beats Pulse||Comfort Fit Earphone|
|7. Jabra Elite 25e||Best Workout Earphone|
|8. Boltune BT BH001||Value for Money Wireless Earphone|
|9. Samsung Level U||Best Earphone for Voice Calls|
|10. Redmi Sonicbass||Honourable Mention|
Note: The price shown are the once when we reviewed the products. However, as the promotional offers changes on the given E-commerce sites, the price may vary. Bettershark is supported by it's readers and when you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
1. OnePlus Bullets 2
Overall Best Pick
- Nine hours of battery life
- Super stable Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity
- Fast charging support
Comfort fit earpieces
Voice assistant integration
No official IP rating
OnePlus 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 OnePlus Bullets Wireless 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 OnePlus 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 OnePlus 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.
The inline remote of the OnePlus 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.
OnePlus has provided a rubber carrying case to keep the earphones safe during travel.
The OnePlus 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.
The OnePlus 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.
|Battery||Up to 14 Hours|
2. Realme Buds Wireless Pro
- Active Noise Cancelling earphone
- Up to 22 hours of battery Life
- Bass-heavy sound signature
Robust build quality
Superior AAC and LDAC codec support
Small media control buttons
Realme is a sub-brand of Oppo which became very popular in the Indian market with the launch of the Realme range of smartphones that competed with the other Chinese giant Xiaomi.
The company has since then not only launched smartphones but also diversified its portfolio with earphones, TWS earbuds and even smart TVs.
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro ANC is the latest wireless in-ear style Bluetooth earphone that comes with a unique feature up its sleeve – active noise cancellation (ANC).
Similar to many other Realme accessories, this one too comes in the signature dual-tone black and yellow colour scheme.
The earpiece housing is made of metal, so does the outer lining of the inline remote.
The connecting wires are thick enough to withstand rough usage without fail. Even with the metal construction, this earphone weighs just 33g and is extremely comfortable to wear.
The neckband is flexible and can be twisted and turned without any issues.
This wireless in-ear earphone from Realme comes with IPX4 water and sweat resistance for seamless outdoor usage.
Overall, the fit and finish of this wireless neckband style wireless earphone from Realme is top-notch and arguably the best in its price segment.
The Realme Wireless Pro ANC comes with a 13.6mm driver that emphasizes bass notes.
The vocals and the highs are quite clear and the bass notes don’t overpower them in any way.
The soundstage features good stereo separation but at times the highs get a bit muffled with certain songs.
Be it for an EDM lover or a vocal purist, this Wireless Pro earphones from Realme will deliver satisfactory sound output.
Active Noise Cancellation
This is one of the main trump cards of this wireless earphone. No other earphone in its price range comes with ANC.
What surprised us is that the ANC works well and is not just a marketing gimmick.
The earpiece on this earphone has two separate microphones to capture the ambient sound and block the sound, which works surprisingly well to attenuate outside noises.
With ANC turned on, it is noticeable with the lack of any sort of major outside disturbance getting inside the ears.
Inline remote and microphone
The inline remote of the Realme Buds Wireless Pro has four buttons in total.
The first three buttons are our regular media controls whereas the fourth button is a dedicated ANC mode switcher that turns on the ANC, of the ANC and a third mode called transparency mode which will let you hear more of the surroundings than usual.
The media controls buttons are tiny and it takes some time to get used to it.
The inline microphone works flawlessly and supports ANC in hands-free voice calls as well.
The voice calls quality is very much superior to what we have experienced with other wireless earphones in this segment.
The earpiece housing of this wireless earphone is magnetic. You can attach them when not in use.
Not only this, attaching the earpieces switch off the earphones automatically saving power.
This earphone supports quick pair mode which is fast to pair with the smartphone in no time.
Since this device supports AAC and LDAC codec, the overall wireless audio streaming quality is top-notch and matches some of the aptX powered earphones around.
And for gamers, the Realme Buds Wireless Pro supports low latency gaming mode that significantly reduces the in-game audio delay, offering near-perfect gaming audio performance.
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro is rated to last for up to 22 hours on a single charge. With ANC turned on you will get around 16 hours on a single charge.
Since this device sports a USB type C charging port, it supports fast charging. With just five minutes of charging, you will be able to continue listening to music for up to 100 minutes.
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro is a state of the art in-ear wireless neckband type earphone with active noise cancellation feature integrated.
Not only does this help in a calm and clean bass-heavy sound output but also improves the hands-free voice call quality without impacting the battery life as such.
|Battery||Up to 22 Hours|
3. Sony WI-XB400
Budget Bass Heavy Earphone
- Up to 15 hours of battery life
- Bass-heavy, clean music output
- Inline microphone for hands-free calls
Robust build quality
Flat, tangle-free cable
Short charging cable
Sony is a well-known consumer electronics brand, not just in India but across the globe. Sony products have a dedicated fan following and the earphones are no different.
The XtraBass lineup is a wildly successful earphone/headphone series emphasizing rich, deep bass. The Sony WI-XB400 is one such product retailing for just under Rs.3000.
Design and Build Quality
The Sony WI-XB400 is designed to perfection for excellent wearing comfort and durability.
This wireless in-ear style earphone is made from high-quality plastic which is lightweight and skin-friendly,
The cables are flat and tangle-free. The earpieces, even though made from plastics, have magnetic latching capability which will keep them in place when not in use.
The in-line remote feels very click and responsive, thanks to the raised buttons.
Speakers and Sound Quality
The Sony WI-XB400 comes with 12mm neodymium driver units which sounds excellent.
The lower end bass notes are heavy but clean. The vocal clarity and instrument separation is on par with any other earphone in its price range.
Those who like listening to EDM’s will feel right at home with this Bluetooth earphone.
The Sony Wi-XB400 comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity. The wireless connection is super stable anywhere within the 10m range.
The integrated microphone on the in-line remote is pretty good in picking up your voice without muddling it with the background noise.
This budget wireless in-ear style earphone from Sony delivers a long-lasting battery life of about 15 hours on a single charge.
The battery inside supports fast charging as well. You can get about 1 hour of music listening with just 10 minutes of charging.
Instead of the conventional micro USB port, this specific earphone comes with the latest USB type C port for charging.
With the durable build quality and excellent sound output, the Sony Wi-XB400 tops every other Bluetooth earphone in this list comfortably.
Long-lasting battery life and the quick charging support is another cherry on top over the already near-perfect offering from Sony.
|Battery||Up to 15 Hours|
4. Philips TAPN402BK
Feature Rich Wireless Earphone
- Hi-res audio certified earphone
- Long-lasting battery life
- Robust build quality
One year manufacturer’s warranty
Passive noise cancellation
No tangle free cable
Philips is a brand that Indians are familiar with since time immemorial. Popular for its kitchen appliances and other consumer electronics product lineup, the company is now offering feature-rich audio accessories in the Indian market.
The Philips TAPN402K is a wireless earphone priced under Rs.5000, delivering an interesting blend of robust build quality and immersive audio listening experience.
The Philips TAPN402K wireless earphone features a very minimal industrial design which looks clean and aesthetically pleasing.
The construction is from high-quality plastic components which looks and feels extremely durable.
The rounded cable is not braided but has enough thickness ensuring strength and to withstand abuses without breaking down.
The clever design of the earpieces ensure a comfortable snug fit in your ears and doubles up as a way to attain passive noise cancellation.
These budget wireless earphones have relatively big 12.2mm driver speakers which deliver bass-heavy sound output.
The vocals and high notes in the music are clear and crisp and the bass doesn’t feel artificial or tends to overpower the treble.
This in-ear styled wireless earphone under Rs.5,000 is hi-res audio certified for studio-quality sound reproduction.
Overall, the Philips TAPN402K offers excellent tonally balanced sound output that will suit bassheads as well as regular listeners with ease.
The Philips TAPN402K wireless earphones offer one of the best stable wireless connections in its price segment.
The Bluetooth signal reception anywhere within 10m is rock steady and doesn’t stutter even once.
The inline remote is easy to operate with clicky and responsive buttons. The microphone picks up the voice very well even when you are in a noisy environment.
This wireless earphone has haptic feedback to let you know about the incoming voice calls.
The Philips TAPN402K wireless earphone is rated to last up to 14 hours of music listening on a single charge.
It takes about 2 hours to charge the battery from zero to one hundred per cent.
This earphone supports fast charge as well. With just 5 minutes of charge, you can listen up to two hours.
The Philips TAPN402K is a premium wireless earphones with the solid build quality and excellent sound output suited for all genres of music.
|Battery||Up to 14 Hours|
5. boAt Rockerz 385v2
Wireless Earphone with Best Battery Life
- AptX codec supported earphone
- Up to 40 hours of battery life
- Bass-heavy sound signature
Solid build quality
boAt is an Indian company known for its affordable lineup of audio products including earphones and headphones.
The Rockerz 385v2 is a premium neckband style Bluetooth earphone from boAt with impressive battery life for just Rs.2,499.
In the first look, the boAt Rockerz 385v2 looks way different from other wireless earphones available in this price bracket.
The thick neckband is covered with synthetic leather material whereas the inline remote and the battery pack has a bulky flat paddle shape design.
This in-ear wireless earphone weighs much heavier than its competitor models but you’ll get used to this unusual design after a while.
The quality of construction is top-notch and boAt has not done any cost cuttings in that regard.
The earpieces have magnetic end tips which help them to be attached when not in use.
This mid-range wireless earphone from boAt features 10mm dynamic speaker drivers custom-tuned for bass-heavy sound output.
The bass notes are deep and profound but at times overpowers the vocals and the trebles.
This Bluetooth earphone comes with aptX and aptX HD codec support for superior wireless audio streaming with compatible devices.
The sound stage is wide enough with no noticeable distortions even when the music is played at the maximum volume level.
Certified with IPX6, this budget wireless earphone priced under Rs.3,000 can withstand sweat and water splashes without inducing any damage.
Dual pairing is yet another feature of this Bluetooth earphone from boAt. The Rockerz 385v2 can be hooked up to two devices at once with seamless switching.
This is one segment where the boAt Rockerz 385v2 beats its competitor’s hands down.
The relatively large-sized battery inside this Bluetooth earphone will last up to 40 hours of music playback on a single full charge.
Not just that, this device comes with a USB type C charging port and supports ASAP fast charging feature.
You can charge just 10 minutes and continue enjoying music for up to 10 hours with this technology.
The boAt Rockerz 385v2 is a feature-rich in-ear style wireless earphone with impressive battery life and superior AptX codec support for a budget just under Rs.2,500.
|Battery||Up to 40 Hours|
6. CrossBeats Pulse
Comfort Fit Earphone
- All-weather usage earphones
- Decent build quality
- Balanced sound output
Excellent sound quality
1-year replacement warranty
Thin non-braided cable
If you’re an ultimate audiophile who is in search of lightweight yet powerful wireless earphones, the CrossBeats Pulse is the way to go.
Weighing only about 13g, this is one of the lightest Bluetooth earphones available in the market right now.
The build quality of this wireless earbuds is spot on for the price it is on sale in the market. Adding to the endless list of features, this Bluetooth earphone is IPX5 certified, making it a perfect companion for all-weather use.
Since the design of the driver casing is in such a way that the drivers fit snug inside the ear canals, the noise isolation works surprisingly well.
Inside the CrossBeats Pulse is a Qualcomm CSR8645 audio chip that does the audio processing well to deliver crystal clear vocals with an overall balanced mids and highs.
This specific chip from Qualcomm is AptX certified and can wirelessly stream audio signals at a significantly higher bitrate. Forgive the confusion, it just means that the sound quality will be much better on these AptX certified wireless earphones.
Talking about the battery, this earphone is powered by a 74 mAh Li-ion battery that will last for about 8 hours at moderate volume levels.
Charging is fairly quick as well. You can fill up the juice on 80% in just 30 minutes. This is convenient for those careless jack’s who often forget to charge their devices beforehand.
CrossBeats offers a 1-year replacement warranty with this product. But you’ve to register the product on the company website as soon as you purchase the product to avail this offer.
In conclusion, If you want the best sounding wireless earphones priced reasonably, the Cross beats Pulse delivers the best experience in the Indian market as of now.
|Battery||Up to 6 Hours|
|Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
7. Jabra Elite 25e
Best Workout Earphone
- Well balanced sound output
- Up to 18 hours of battery life
- Flat tangle free cable
Comfortable neckband design
Dedicated mic mute button
Voice assistant integration
Hard to press control buttons
Jabra is a Danish brand known for its high fidelity earphones and TWS earbuds all around the world.
The Elite 25W from Jabra is an all-weather in-ear style wireless earphone with a unique earpiece as well as neckband design for a price tag of just Rs.3,999.
What makes the Elite 25e Bluetooth earphone from Jabra different from other wireless earphones is the neckband design.
The contoured design of the neckband helps the earphone to sit flush with the neck, providing a comfortable experience.
Additionally, the oval-shaped earpiece with slightly angled stems fit snug inside the ears without much fuzz.
The fit and finish of this wireless earphone from Jabra as expected is top notch and without any compromise.
The media control buttons are embossed on the neckband and feel a bit hard to press initially, but works as advertised.
The quality of sound output from Jabra products is considered to be one of the finest in the industry.
The Elite 25e wireless earphone from Jabra features 10mm drivers that deliver a neutral sound profile.
Every note, be it bass, treble or vocal is given equal importance and will satisfy casual listeners who prefer a tonally balanced sound output.
Speaking of the voice calls, the Jabra Elite 25e fairs average when used outdoors and decent enough indoors.
The Jabra Elite 25e comes certified with IP54 dust and water resistance for trouble-free outdoor usage.
You can use this wireless earphone outdoors without having to worry about the water splashes/sweat or dust which makes it ideal for Indian conditions.
The Jabra Assist app can be downloaded from the Playstore to customize various settings including notification readout feature (Only with Android smartphones).
Jabra promises up to 18 hours of battery life with this premium Bluetooth neckband earphone.
You can charge this earphone via the micro USB port on the neckband and it takes around 1.30-2 hours to completely juice up the battery.
If you follow an active lifestyle routine and require an all-weather Bluetooth earphone for outdoor usage, the Jabra Elite 25e is a good choice for a budget under Rs.3,000.
|Battery||Up to 18 Hours|
8. Boltune BT BH001
Value for Money Wireless Earphone
- SBC and AAC codec support
- Bass-heavy sound signature
- Fast charging support
Lightweight and comfortable
Decent quality inline remote
Boltune BT BH001 is an in-ear styled neckband wireless earphone available for purchase in India for just Rs.4,999.
Even though a relatively unknown brand in the market, the Boltune BT BH001 manages to surprise everyone with its build as well as audio quality.
The Boltune BT BH001 has a minimal design similar to the generic budget wireless earphones in the market.
The wired neckband design with the fused battery pack and inline remote makes the earpiece themselves lightweight and compact.
The in-ear design of the earpiece along with the fin-shaped ear hooks provides extra support and prevents the earpiece from falling.
The earpiece tips are magnetic and can be latched together when not in use, to avoid the wires from getting tangled.
This budget wireless earphone from Boltune has a surprisingly rich bass-heavy sound output unlike some other naturally sounding earphones in this list.
The bass remains thumping and clean even when the music is played at high volume levels.
The vocals and trebles are audible and offer decent stage separation as well.
In terms of voice call quality, the inline microphone does a decent job in delivering distortion-free call quality for the most part.
The Boltune BT BH001 supports both SBC and AAC audio codec playback. For those who don’t know AAC is much more superior to SBC in terms of wireless audio streaming.
The Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity is power efficient and remains stable anywhere within 10m from the host device.
The Boltune BT BH001 wireless earphone has an impressive battery life and is rated to last for up to 16 hours on a single charge.
This Bluetooth earphone also supports fast charging with which just five minutes of charging will let you listen to music for up to 2 hours.
The Boltune BT BH001 is a bass-heavy wireless earphone with impressive 16-hour battery life and decent build quality.
|Battery||Up to 16 Hours|
9. Samsung Level U
Best Earphone for Voice Calls
- Good quality microphone
- Vibration alert for incoming calls
- Pleasing sound output
Excellent build quality
Great battery life
Crystal clear voice calls
Neckband may feel irritating at times
Samsung Level U is a behind the neck wireless earphone that is suited for voice calls as well as music listening on the go.
The build quality is top-notch with the Level U as all the components used for the construction is of high quality.
The neckband is very useful for those users who don’t like the wires dangling around their neck.
The design choice of having a neckband has other implications as well. All the controls and the battery is stored inside it – making the earpieces as light as they can be.
The earpieces of this Bluetooth earphone are ergonomically designed so that it tightly fits in the contours of the ear canal providing a passive noise cancellation mechanism.
Inside the earpiece is a 12mm neodymium speaker driver that sounds excellent.
The bass is not artificially pronounced and matches well with the mids and highs. This gives it a much more natural feel to the music.
This wireless earphone comes with two separate mics for increasing the voice call clarity. One mic actively cancels background noise and the other picks up your voice.
Also, the neckband houses a much larger battery than the rest of the competitors on this list.
This product works seamlessly with both Android as well as Apple products without any issues.
The Bluetooth connection is stable and the sound quality doesn’t suffer while moving away from the host up to 30 feet.
One of the distinct features of this wireless earphone is its integration with the Samsung apps. It can be used for TTS ( Text To Speech) services via the Samsung Level application.
This wireless earphone provides a whopping 10-hour battery life on both voice calls as well as music playback.
The Samsung Level U is a perfect choice for you if you’re a person who does a lot of voice calls on the go.
The dual mics and the amazing battery life makes it one of the best in the business.
|Water Resistance||Water resistant|
|Battery||UP to 10 Hours|
10. Redmi Sonicbass
- Bass-heavy sound output
- Up to 12 hours of battery life
- Lightweight and comfortable fit
Decent build quality
Dual microphones with ENC
Dual pairing feature
Micro USB charging port
Redmi Sonic Bass is one of the first Redmi branded Bluetooth neckband style earphones available in the Indian market.
Priced at Rs.1,299, this feature-rich wireless earphone packs in a lot of cutting edge features, well worth the asking price.
As expected, the Redmi Sonic bass wireless earphone has a light plastic construction with a flexible neckband.
The fit and finish of the build seem okay for the price and the quality of materials used is decent.
The inline-remote and the battery pack is placed on either side of the neckband for proper weight balance and optimal wearing comfort.
This Bluetooth neckband style earphone comes with IPX4 sweat and splash resistance making this earphone suitable for use in gyms and outdoors.
The ergonomically designed earpieces come with magnetic tips that latch on to each other when not in use, preventing the wires from tangling around.
Weighing at just 21.2g, this in-ear Bluetooth earphone from Redmi is one of the lightest in its price segment.
The 9.2mm dynamic speakers drivers inside this earphone is tuned to have a bass-heavy sound output, preferred by most of the Indian customers.
The bass notes are rich and deep, while the vocals and the higher end treble notes remain perfectly audible.
Speaking of the voice call quality, this wireless earphone features dual microphones with ENC (environmental noise cancellation). This feature limits the background noises while voice calling and delivers a decent in-call audio experience for the price.
The Redmi Sonicbass earphone features dedicated volume control buttons and a multi-function button for media control.
This button can also be used to trigger voice assistants – Google voice assistant in case of Android smartphones and Siri in case of iOS devices.
The dual microphones as we discussed earlier deliver decent voice call quality.
This wireless neckband style earphone also supports dual pairing which will let you use the earphone between two different devices seamlessly.
The 120mAh Li-ion battery inside the Redmi Sonicbass earphone will last you for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
Depending upon the volume level, this number may vary significantly. It takes around two hours to completely charge this battery from zero to a hundred per cent.
The Redmi Sonic Bass is a feature-rich in-ear Bluetooth earphone delivering one of the best sound output quality for a budget under Rs.1,500.
|Battery||Up to 12 Hours|
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.
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