Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.2,000 (May 2020)

by | May 25, 2020

Owning a wireless earphone was an option until Apple came along and abolished the headphone jack.

Now owning a wireless Bluetooth earphone has become more of a necessity than just an option.

Since more and more companies are following the Apple path, we decided to chip in with a list of the best six wireless earphones under Rs.2,000 to make your purchase decision easier.

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 other price ranges as well, which you can check it out from here.

Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.2,000

1. Realme BudsOverall Best Pick
2. OnePlus Bullets Wireless ZRunner-Up Pick
3. Infinity Glide N120Best Allround Performer
4. Mi Neckband Best Build Quality
5. boAt Rockerz 255Weather Proof Wireless Earphone
6. Nu Republic Nu EnergyValue for Money Wireless Earphone
7. JBL T205BTBest Branded Wireless Earphone
8. Mivi Collar Wireless Best Wireless Earphone with AptX Support
9. Boult Audio ProbassFeature-Rich Wireless Earphone
10. Soundmagic ES20BTHonourable Mention

1. Realme Buds

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Overall Best Pick
  • 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
Battery12 Hours
Warranty6 month

2. OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 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 together 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
BatteryUp to 20 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

3. 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.2000.

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Premium design

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Comfortable neckband

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Voice assistant integration

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Excessive use of plastic

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Battery7 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Mi Neck Band

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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 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.

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Robust build quality

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Magnetic earpiece construction

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Tactile control buttons

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Long charging time

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Battery8 Hours
Warranty6 Month

5. boAt Rockerz 255

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Weatherproof Wireless Earphone
  • Powerful 10mm speaker drivers
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • The battery charges up quickly

the boAt is an Indian company known for marketing audio-related equipment such as earphones, headphones and Bluetooth speakers.

The rockerz 255 from boAt is a budget wireless earphone which fills the void of lack of competitive products under a budget of Rs.2000.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt rockerz 255 is very artistically designed with gentle curves and lines all across the chassis.

The fit and finish of this budget wireless earphone look way more polished than some of its competitors.

The entire construction except the earpiece housing is of high-quality plastic which feels lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The metallic earpiece housing is one of the best quality we have seen in this price range.

The angled earpiece and the additional ear hooks to keep the earpiece in place comes in handy while using this earphone during gym workout and jogging sessions.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt Rockerz 255 comes equipped with a 10mm speaker driver which delivers the sound output with rich bass and balanced vocals.

The driver is enclosed in a metallic housing, aides in better acoustic performance than its competitors with plastic earpiece casings.

This earphone can get loud but beware of the sound distortions at high volume levels.

The highs may feel a bit tinny at times, which is common among all Bluetooth earphones in this price bracket.

Miscellaneous

The Qualcomm CSR8635 chipset inside supports Bluetooth v4.2 for energy-efficient and steady wireless communication between the earphone and the host device.

The flat wires don’t get tangled no matter how hard you try and is comfortable to wear around the neck.

The eartips are magnetic and can be locked together in place while not using the earphone.

The boAt rockerz 225 comes with IPX5 water and sweat resistance which makes this product suitable for use in outdoors.

The inline remote is very elegantly designed with clicky buttons for media controls. The microphone works well to aid clear and crisp hands-free voice calls as well.

Battery Life

These budget wireless earphones are powered by a 110mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last for 8 hours of playback time on a single charge.

The battery charges fairly quickly from 0 to 100% within 1.5 hours.

Verdict

The boAt rockerz 255 is one of the best wireless earphones that you can buy under a budget of Rs.2000.

The bass-rich sound output and the decent eight-hour battery life together with power-efficient Bluetooth v4.2 makes this device well worth the asking price.

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Metallic earpiece housing
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Flat ribbon-style cable

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Dedicated inline remote

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Tinny highs at times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Built-in MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty1 year

6. Nu Republic Energy

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 Value for Money Wireless Earphone
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Excellent bass-rich sound output
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life

The Nu Republic is an Indian company marketing audio products such as headphones and earphones at an affordable price range.

The Nu Republic Energy is a cheap wireless in-ear style earphones which deliver surprisingly bass-rich sound output considering its price tag of just Rs.999.

Design and Build Quality

The Nu Republic Energy is one of the best looking wireless earphones out there in the Indian market priced under Rs.1000.

The earpiece casing is made out of high-quality plastic and has a metallic finish which looks premium.

These earphones come with ear stabilizers that are hooked to make the earpiece stay fit inside your ears and prevents them from falling.

There is an inline remote with a microphone for hands-free voice calling and media controls. The three buttons on this remote are very clicky and responsive.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Nu Republic Energy features 10mm neodymium dynamic drivers which let out sound output with a surprisingly good amount of bass.

The sound stage separation is very profound with excellent stereo balance.

The bass doesn’t feel artificial at all and compensates well with the vocals and the high-end notes.

The speakers show no to minimal distortion when the volume levels are maxed out.

Miscellaneous

This wireless earphone comes with the latest Bluetooth v4.1 technology for wireless connectivity.

Battery Life

The Nu Republic Energy comes with a rechargeable 150mAh Li-ion battery which lasts for about 12 hours on a single charge.

It takes slightly under 2 hours for this device to completely juice up from zero to a hundred.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a high-quality wireless in-ear style earphones for under Rs.1000, the Nu Republic Energy is your best bet at present.

This earphone delivers excellent sound quality along with a good eight hours of battery life on a single charge.

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Robust build quality

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One year replacement warranty

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Secure fit ear hook design

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Bulky

Specifications

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

7. JBL T250BT

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Best Branded Wireless Earphone
  • Best for indoor use
  • Trusted brand factor
  • 1-year warranty

JBL is a very popular audio-related equipment manufacturer that has won many accolades for its best in class earphones, Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

The T250BT from JBL is a budget wireless Bluetooth earphone that features the widely acclaimed JBL Pure Bass feature for clean and rich bass with zero artificiality.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL T205BT resembles most of the other wireless earphones in the market. There are no gimmicks added to the hardware. Everything works as advertised.

The Flat tangle-free wire is comfortable when wrapped around the neck.

Also, the earpiece has a magnetic lock feature that will keep them together without dangling around your neck when not in use.

The only gripe we have with the design of this earphone is the length of the cable. It seems a bit short for our liking.

Speakers and Sound Quality

As the name suggests, the pure bass feature can be felt right from the first song you’re enjoying with this product. The bass is clean and distortion-free even at maximum volume.

The vocals are crisp and clear. We tested this product with songs from various genres of music and found that it does justice to the price tag.

However, at times we felt that the treble is a bit weaker. But this may be due to our listening setup and you might not feel it after all.

Miscellaneous

Even though the JBL T205BT doesn’t have the Active noise cancellation, the snug fit of the earpiece into the ear canal does help it to have some sort of immunity from the outside noise.

Since the inline remote is a separate piece of hardware, the buttons are easily accessible.

The mic on the inline remote is pretty sensitive and picks up our voice easily even when surrounded by background noise.

Battery Life

Since the JBL T205 is very lightweight, the company had to make some compromise with the battery capacity. Luckily, the reduction is not much pronounced.

This wireless earphone has a 120 mAh Li-ion battery inside the inline remote that can be charged via the supplied micro USB cable.

The battery lasts for about 6 hours of music listening with 75% volume levels. This may vary according to the type of music played and the volume levels.

Verdict

You should – if you are that person who values brand factor. The sound output from the product is decent and you won’t notice any sound distortion even at max volume levels.

If you don’t mind the average battery life at the expense of a lightweight wireless Bluetooth earphone, this is one of the best choices out there.

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Magnetic cable management

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Pure bass

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Brand value

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Average battery life

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Long cable

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 year

8. 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
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

9. Boult Audio Pro Bass Curve

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Feature-Rich Wireless Earphones
  • Excellent battery life
  • IPX5 waterproof
  • Natural, deep bass

Boult Audio is an Indian firm specialized in marketing consumer electronic goods such as earphones and headphones.

The Bould Audio Pro Bass curve is a wireless earphone priced under Rs.2000 which provides a decent value for money proposition to the consumers.

Design and Build Quality

The Bould Audio Pro Bass Curve comes with a predominant rubber made neckband which is flexible and comfortable at the same time.

The specially treated rubber material will not irritate the skin even if worn for extended periods at a stretch.

The earpiece shell is made of plastic with metallic end inserts for magnetically attaching the speakers after use.

The clip around the neckband helps to adjust the length of speaker wires according to you the users need. It prevents unnecessary wire dangling around your neck.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The audio quality from the 9mm speaker’s drivers of the Bould Audio Pro bass Curve is pleasing and decent, to say the least.

The bass levels feel adequate and don’t overpower the vocals and treble.

Even though this isn’t the most bast rich earphones in the market the overall sound output is very well balanced for the liking of consumers.

In-line remote and Microphone

The control buttons on the in-line remote of this wireless earphone are embossed on to the neckband body. This makes it a bit tough to identify and press the correct button without practice.

The in-built microphone is of decent quality and provides clear voice calling experience.

Battery Life

The company advertises a maximum of 12 hours of battery life with this wireless earphones. But optimistically, expect around 8-10 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Boult Audio Pro bass Curve is a no-frills budget wireless earphone with hands-free calling option.

With good battery life and soothing sound output, this device is well worth its asking price.

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Hi-fidelity audio

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Inline controls

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Deep bass

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Minimal distortions at max volume levels

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Built-in MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 year

10. SoundMagic ES20BT

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Honourable Mention
  • Wider soundstage for excellent sound output
  • Tangle-free cable
  • Comfortable fit

SoundMagic earphones have been a frequent appearance in our best buying lists owing to its affordable budget and excellent sound output.

The SoundMagic ES20BT is a budget wireless in-ear earphone that is designed for an active lifestyle and engineered to deliver the best audio experience.

Design and Build Quality

The SoundMagic ES20BT has a metallic finish earpiece with a durable plastic bonded casing which is lightweight yet strong and durable.

The slightly angled earpiece fits into the ear canal pretty well and offers a closed-back listening experience.

The specially designed eartips have grooves on them, which makes it feel comfortable while wearing for longer periods. The rounded cable has sufficient thickness and length as well.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The SoundMagic ES20BT packs in 9mm speaker drivers that deliver perfectly balanced sound output with adequate bass and treble.

The vocals are crisp and clean even at higher volume levels. If you are a bass head, the deep and unartificial lows will make you satisfied with this earphone.

The wider soundstage allows for multiple notes across the frequency spectrum to be audible while playing the music.

The clever design of the angled earpiece offers excellent noise isolation resulting in immersive music listening experience.

In-line Remote and Voice Quality

The SoundMagic ES20BT has one of the largest in-line remote we have seen in a wireless earphone.

This plasticky remote has three buttons, namely, a call accepts/reject button, and two volume control buttons.

The microphone in this earphone works decent enough for you to conduct effortless voice calls, even in the middle of a noisy crowd.

Battery Life

The battery on this wireless earphone is placed inside the in-line remote compartment and is capable of lasting for about six hours on a single charge.

It takes about an hour to completely charge this device from zero to hundred.

Verdict

The SoundMagic ES20BT is a capable wireless earphone suitable for listening to all genres of music in all its glory.

The comfortable silicone ear tip and lightweight design results in a comfortable wearing experience that won’t bother you in any way.

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Carry case in the box

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Durable bonded plastic construction

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Excellent noise isolation

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Large inline remote

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-in MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 year

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If you didn’t find the one you were looking for at this budget, don’t forget to check out our best lists of wireless earphones under Rs.3,000.

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