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

by | Oct 12, 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 twelve best wireless Bluetooth earphones in the market with varied price tags ranging from just under 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 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 2Overall Best Pick
2. Honor xSport ProRunner-Up Pick
3. Samsung U FlexBest Comfort-Fit Earphone
4. Anker SoundbudsAptX Enabled Earphone
5. Sony WI-XB400Budget Bass Heavy Earphone
6. OnePlus Bullets Wireless ZBest all Round Performer
7. Soundcore SpiritBest Outdoor Wireless Earphone
8. Oppo Enco M31Budget Hi-Res Audio Earphone
9. JBL Endurance RunBest Workout Earphone
10. Noise Tune ActiveFeature Rich Earphone
11. Bass Evolution TornadoBest Cheapest Bluetooth Earphone
12. pTron Tangent beatsHonourable 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. 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 official IP rating

Specifications

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

2. Honor xSport Pro

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Bass-heavy sound signature
  • IPX5 water and sweat resistance
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life

Honor is a subsidiary of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei which deals with budget smartphones and related accessories such as smartwatches and fitness bands.

Priced just under Rs.3,999, the Honor xSport Pro features an integrated USB type C port design that eliminates the need of carrying a separate cable for charging up this wireless Bluetooth earphone.

Design and Build Quality

Made from high-quality plastic materials, the Honor xSport Pro feels very robust and durable in hand.

The rubber neckband is flexible and comfortable at the same time. Since the materials used in the construction are skin-friendly, there is no irritation whatsoever.

As we have already said, the USB type C connector comes inbuilt with this earphone. Opening the inline remote exposes the connector which then can be plugged into a suitable outlet including a compatible smartphone to charge up.
Honor has included several silicone ear tips and supporting hooks with this device, which can be used according to your ear size preference.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Honor xSport Pro features 13mm speaker drivers that sound exceptionally well for the asking price.

The bass notes are very distinct and compliments and the vocals and higher-end treble note beautifully.

The stage separation is very much on point and you won’t notice the bass and vocals getting muddled together.

There is no sound distortion whatsoever even when the music is played at the maximum volume levels.

Miscellaneous

The xSport pro features easy to attach magnetic earbuds. These are very convenient for preventing the earbuds from tangling around when not in use.

Honor claims that these earphones have a very low latency that makes it suitable for playing games.

The company provides warranty support for up to a year from the date of purchase of these products.

Battery Life

The Honor xSport Pro is powered by a 120mAh rechargeable battery inside that lasts up to 18 hours on a single full charge.

The unique built-in USB type C supports fast charging and with just five minutes of quick charge can get you a playtime of up to 4 hours.

Verdict

The xSport Pro from Honor is a feature-rich in-ear wireless earphone that has some unique tricks up its sleeve such as the integrated USB type C charging and low latency gaming.

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Elegant and pleasing design

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Dedicated inline mic with three-button remote

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Magnetic earbuds

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Some features are exclusive with Honor smartphones

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX5
BatteryUp to 18 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-XB400

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Budget Bass Heavy Earphone
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • Bass-heavy, clean music output
  • Inline microphone for hands-free calls

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Battery Life

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.

Verdict

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.

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Robust build quality

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Flat, tangle-free cable

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Magnetic earbuds

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Short charging cable

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance
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. Soundcore Spirit

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Budget Outdoor Wireless Earphone
  • IPX7 water and sweat resistance
  • Excellent sound output quality
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

Soundcore is a subsidiary brand of the popular accessories manufacturer Anker which is known for its power banks and charging bricks.

The Soundcore Spirit is a premium mid-range in-ear styled wireless Bluetooth earphone from Anker that is designed to be durable even with occasional rough use.

Design and Build Quality

Soundcore boasts that this Bluetooth earphone is designed like a submarine to withstand water splashes and sweat.

The invisible water repellent nano-coating on top of this device provides it with an impressive IPX7 water and sweat resistance, making it usable outdoors no matter how adverse the weather is.

The earpiece housings are magnetic and can be attached when not in use. The company provides a set of silicone ear tips and supporting ear hooks of medium, small and large sizes.
The fit of these earphones inside the ear is decent enough to deliver you with a comfortable music listening experience.

Soundcore provides a carrying pouch to keep these earphones safe while travelling.

Speakers and Sound Quality

Anker earphones are known to have high standards when it comes to the audio output quality.

Well, the story is no different on this earphone as well. The bass notes are punchy, mids are clear and the higher end treble notes remain clean and audible.

Be it EDM’s, jazz or normal vocals, the Soundcore spirit is a wireless earphone suited to listen to all genres of music.

Miscellaneous

This Bluetooth earphone features an inline remote with an integrated microphone for voice calls.

The remote comes with three dedicated media control buttons which work flawlessly as intended.

The quality of voice calls is decent for the price and without too many distractions.

Battery Life

The Soundcore Spirit will last you for eight hours of music playback in a single full charge.

This device also supports fast charging. With just 15 minutes of quick charge, you can continue listening to music for up to one hour.

The Spirit in-ear earphone takes around 110 minutes to completely charge from zero to hundred.

Verdict

If you are looking for a robust in-ear wireless earphone for all-weather usage, then the Soundcore Spirit is one of the best choices out there.

The impressive sound quality together with the durable build quality makes this device a worthy purchase for a budget under Rs.3,000.

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Magnetic earbuds

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Supports fast charging

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18 months warranty

Q

Ear hook size may not be perfect

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX7
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty1.5 Year

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

Q

Not for bassheads

Specifications

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

11. 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.

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Robust build quality

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Magnetic earbuds

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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

12. pTron Tangent beats

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Honourable Mention
  • Tonally balanced sound output
  • Good hands-free voice call quality
  • Up to six hours of battery life

pTron is an Indian company which is popular in the budget audio accessories market for their affordable product lineup ranging from wireless neckband earphones to earbuds to Bluetooth speakers.

The pTron Tangent Beats is the latest offering from the company in its tangent series, available for purchase in the Indian market for just Rs.7,999.

Design and Build Quality

The pTron tangent beats is a neckband type wireless earphone which weighs just 26g.

The flexible rubber neckband is very durable and strong to withstand abuses without failure.

Ergonomically designed earpiece housing ensures comfort fit inside the ear canal and offers passive noise cancellation as well.

The outer housing of the earpiece is magnetic to keep the earphones in place after use.

The media control buttons and the charging port are situated on the end of the plastic stalk.

Overall, the build quality of the tangent beats wireless earphones feels to be adequate for its asking price of just Rs.799.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Powered by 10mm drivers, the pTron tangent beats wireless earphone gets surprisingly loud, without any noticeable distortions.

The bass levels are decent and the vocals remain clear and audible. The treble notes don’t sound too tinny and beautifully compliments the vocals and bass to deliver a tonally balanced sound signature.

Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v5.0, the wireless connection remains rock solid within the 10m range and the audio quality never falters within that area.

Inline Remote and Microphone

The pTron tangent beats feature a built-in microphone for hands-free voice calls.

The quality of this mic is very good when used indoors and decent for outdoor calling.

The voice on both ends was very audible without any issues.

The inline remote has three dedicated buttons – two volume rockers and a multi-function button to play/pause, accept/reject calls and to trigger Google voice assistant.

Battery Life

This neckband style wireless earphone from pTron is powered by a 110mAh Li-po battery which will last you around 6 hours of playback time on a single charge.

You can charge this device from your phone charger using a micro USB cable and it takes 1-1.5 hours to completely charge the earphone.

Verdict

The pTron tangent beats is one of the best sounding neckband style wireless earphones under Rs.1000 in the Indian market.

The tonally balanced sound output, good quality inline mic and decent battery life make this earphone a winner in this price segment.

R

Lightweight and flexible

R

Magnetic earbuds

R

Voice assistant support

Q

Slight lags while gaming

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water ResistanceIPX4
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year
This concludes our curated list for the twelve 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.

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