Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.2,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 2, 2019

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.

Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.2,000

1. Mi NeckbandOverall Best Pick
2. Boult Audio ProBass Runner-Up Pick
3. boAt Roxckerz 261Weather Proof Wireless Earphone
4. Noise tune EliteFeature Rich Budget wireless Earphone
5. JBL T205BTLightweight and Comfortable Earphone
6. TAGG InfernoHonourable Mention

1. Mi Neck Band

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Overall Best Pick
  • 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 to each other 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 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
Builtin MicrophoneYes
Battery8 Hours
Warranty6 month

 

2. Boult Audio Pro Bass

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Pleasing sound output
  • Stable wireless connectivity
  • Excellent battery life

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

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

The specially treated rubber material will cause no irritation to 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 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 10 hours of battery life with this wireless earphones. But optimistically, expect around 7-8 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Boult Audio Pro bass 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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Comfortable rubber neckband

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Wire length adjustment option

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Balanced sound output

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Minimal distortions at max volume levels

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Builtin MicrophoneYes
Battery10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

3. boAt Rockerz 261

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Weatherproof Wireless Earphone
  • Large 11mm speaker drivers
  • Best suited for bass lovers
  • IPX7 water-resistant design

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

The rockerz 261 from boAt is a budget wireless earphones which offers a weather-resistant design with bass-heavy sound output under a budget of Rs.2000.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt rockerz 261 is very artistically designed with gentle curves and lines all across the chassis.

The fit and finish of this budget wireless earphones 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 qualities 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 261 comes equipped with an 11mm speaker driver which delivers sound output with rich bass and balanced vocals.

Normally, the larger the sound driver inside, better is the sound output characteristics of a speaker.

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

This earphone can get really 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 v4.1 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 really comfortable to wear around the neck.

The boAt rockerz 26 comes with IPX7 water and sweat resistance which makes this product suitable for use in the 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 26 is one of the best weather resistant 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 v4.1 makes this device well worth the asking price.

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Elegant and aggressive design

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Robust build quality

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Bass-heavy sound output

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Tinny highs at times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Builtin MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty1 year

 

4. Noise Tune Elite

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Feature-Rich Wireless Earphone
  • Power-efficient Bluetooth v4.2
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • IPX5 sweatproof design

Noise is an Indian company famous for marketing budgets wearable accessories such as smartwatches and smart fitness bands.

The Noise Tune elite is an affordable wireless neckband priced under Rs.2000 to cater to the Indian mass-market consumers looking for cheap yet decent wireless earphones to pair up with their phone or TV.

Design and Build Quality

The Noise Tune Elite is a conventional neckband type wireless earphone made of a plastic and rubber combination.

The clever design of the magnetic earpiece housing ensures that the speakers won’t fall out too easily from your ear canal.

The overall fit and finish of this product are on par with its competitors.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Noise Tune Elite features a 9mm speaker driver which delivers high fidelity sound output with balanced lows and highs along with detailed and distinct vocals.

The sound output quality from this wireless earphone is sure to please people who like to listen to cleaner music notes without any emphasis on specific tones such as bass or treble.

In-line remote and Microphone

The Noise Tune Elite offers an excellent hands-free calling experience via its high-quality noise isolating microphone on board.
The media control buttons on its neckband are one of the most comfortable that we’ve come across in the sub.Rs. 2000 category.

Verdict

The Noise Tune Elite is an affordable wireless earphone with one of the best quality constructions and a decent sound output.

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Robust build quality

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Lightweight and comfort fit

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Tonally balanced sound output

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Long charging times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Builtin MicrophoneYes
Battery10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

5. JBL T250BT

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Lightweight and Comfortable 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 T250BT 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 T250BT 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 T250 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
Builtin MicrophoneYes
Battery6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

6. Tagg Inferno

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Honorable Mention
  • Best for sports activities
  • Good battery life
  • One year replacement warranty

Tagg has been active in the Indian market for a while with their Bluetooth speakers and wired headphones.

The Tagg Inferno is the company’s first wireless Bluetooth earphone to the masses.

Design and Build Quality

The design is the first thing that will strike you on this earphone.

The ergonomic design of the driver casing, as well as the supporting ear clips, keeps the earphones in place securely.

The buttons are tactile and feel sturdy. The clicks are easily felt and there’s no false feedback either.

This Bluetooth earphone features the same audio chip from Qualcomm that has proven to be well worth the money.

The controls and the power buttons on this earphone are located on the right earpiece and they are easily accessible.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The bass is not at all artificial and feels right on point for all the vocal lovers.

If you love to listen to such genre of music, you’ll be delighted to have this wireless Bluetooth earphone with you.

Last but not least, the noise cancellation supported by Qualcomm’s CVC 6.0 technology works fine and reduces the outside noises, thereby providing you with a much cleaner audio listening experience.

Miscellaneous

This earphone from Tagg is IPX4 certified. The invisible nano-coating over the earpieces repel water and sweat easily.

As a result, this earphone can be used in the gym or while doing yoga sessions without any fear.
The ear clips will make sure that it won’t fall down even when moving abruptly.

Battery life

The battery on this product is a 100 mAh Li-ion cell that lasted up to 9 hours on our tests.

Remember that varying volume levels will make a change in battery life.

Verdict

Summing up, Tagg Inferno is a solidly built wireless earphone that delivers great quality audio across the frequency spectrum be it bass or treble.

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Good sound output

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Passive noise cancellation

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IPX4 certified

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Feels bulky at times

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Builtin MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 9 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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