Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.3,000

by | Feb 12, 2019

Wired earphones might not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you are very much into the active lifestyle that includes a lot of travel and activities, wireless earphones are the right choice for you to listen to music and attend calls.

After doing some research we found that the sweet spot of Bluetooth earphones for a budget conscious consumer is Rs.3,000.

Hence in this article, we are recommending to you the best wireless earphones under Rs.3,000 in the Indian market that might just be the perfect match for your needs.

Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.3,000

1. Sony WI-C300Overall Best Pick
2. Skullcandy Ink’dRunner-Up Pick
3. JBL E25BTBest Natural Sounding Earphones
4. MIVI ThunderbeatsBest For Bassheads
5. Samsung Level UHonourable Mention

1. Sony WI-C300

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 Overall Best Pick
  • Clean bass and crisp vocals
  • Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC support
  • Excellent battery life

The Sony WI-C300 is a premium budget in-ear style wireless earphone which offers hassle-free music listening for an extended period of time, thanks to the long-lasting battery inside.

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

Design and build quality

The WI-C300 from Sony has a thoughtfully engineered design that ensures maximum wearing comfort to the user while not compromising on its primary duty of providing excellent music output.

The textured rubber coated ABS plastic chassis is very flexible and causes no rashes or any other allergic reactions to the skin. The cables that pop out of the chassis has been reinforced at joints for added structural strength.

The cable management is done in such a manner that the wires won’t intertwine no matter how stiff you pack this earphone inside your bag or pocket.

The neckband offers excellent support to keep the earpiece in place even while you’re in constant motion.

Overall, the build quality of the Sony WI-C300 is excellent for its price and the device feels robust for everyday use for years to come without any damage.

Speakers and sound quality

The Sony WI-C300 packs in a 9mm neodymium speaker driver which delivers bass-rich sound output with crisp and clean vocals as well as highs.

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

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

In-line remote and voice quality

The Sony WI-C300 has a full-fledged in-line remote that consists of three buttons for controlling the functions.

These buttons are the power key, volume/track control and call accept/reject keys respectively.

The keys are clicky, responsive and offer excellent tactile feedback when pressed.

Miscellaneous

Speaking of connectivity, the Sony WI-C300 features both Bluetooth and NFC compatibility.

The Bluetooth v4.2 is very energy efficient in terms of wireless communication and will save a lot of battery compared to the older protocols. NFC will allow you for one-tap pairing with compatible smartphones.

One of the main USP of this wireless earphone is vibration notifications. If a message or a call arrives on your phone, the neckband will vibrate accordingly.

Battery life

The Sony WI-C300 offers almost double the battery life when compared to its competitors.

This device is rated to last for up to 8 hours of continuous music listening on a moderate volume level.

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Perfectly balanced sound output

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Available in attractive colours

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Comfortable neckband

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Full-fledged in-line remote

Specifications

ModelSony WI-C300
Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Built-In MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty1 Years

2. Skullcandy Ink’d

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Bass rich sound output
  • 2-years warranty
  • Premium quality construction

Skullcandy Ink’d series has been a popular choice for many when it comes to budget earphones in the Indian market.

Capitalizing on this success, the company has now launched the wireless version of the same earphone with improved features priced under Rs.3,000.

Design and build quality

The Skullcandy Ink’d come with an interesting and unique looking design that looks premium and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

This wireless Bluetooth earphone weighs only 24 grams and it almost stays around the neck all day long without even you noticing it.

The flexible neckband can be easily packed into bags with minimal space by folding it without breaking.

The rubber neckband is very comfortable and sweat resistant so that the colours won’t fade away with usage.

The inline remote and mic is of good quality and performs well when it comes to voice calls.

Speakers and sound quality

The sound quality from the 10 mm neodymium drivers is excellent. The punchy bass line will satisfy most of the EDM lovers out there.

The mids and highs are very detailed and missing the notes with this wireless Bluetooth earphone is not an issue.

With the earbuds fitting perfectly inside the ear canal, the passive noise cancellation effect works well to cut off the outside distractions offering you a pleasant music listening experience.

The built-in mic picks up voices pretty well and the voice calls made through the mic is clean and without any voice drops.

Miscellaneous

The control buttons are placed on the neckband itself and not on the cord.

This makes the weight distribution between the earpieces equal and increases overall wearing comfort.

Available in a variety of colours, this Bluetooth earphone is very fashionable and can be worn around with any type of dresses.

Battery life

The Skullcandy Ink’d have an 8 hours battery life on a single charge.

Even with listening to music at maximum volume levels, this wireless Bluetooth speaker will last for at least 6 hours.

It takes about 2 hours to completely charge the device from empty to full.

Verdict

Skullcandy Ink’d wireless earphone combines style and substance at an affordable price point.

This device will suit all kind of active lifestyles and can be a good companion in your long trips.

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Elegant design
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Build quality
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Excellent sound quality
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Charging port is a bit tedious to access

Specifications

ModelSkullcandy Ink’d
Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-In MicrophoneYes
Battery8 Hours
Warranty2 Years

3. JBL E25BT

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 Best Natural Sounding Earphones
  • Suited for light music listening
  • Natural bass
  • Strong braided cable

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 JBL E25BT is a budget wireless earphone 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 JBL E25BT is entirely made of plastic, right from the earpiece casing to the in-line remote to the battery pack. The bright colours 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 earphone. Weighing about 16g, this device rests almost unnoticeable around your neck.

Inside the box, the JBL E25BT comes with a shirt clip which wraps around the battery pack and helps keep the in-line remote in place by clipping it into your dress.

Speakers and sound quality

The JBL E25BT features the custom designed 8mm 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 JBL E25BT 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 JBL E25BT has a separate battery pack placed alongside the in-line remote on the cable. This 130mAh Li-ion battery is rated to last for 8 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

If you love the brand JBL and has an inclination towards more natural sounding earphones, the E25BT is one of the best choices around Rs.3,000.

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Minimal yet elegant design

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Universal remote

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Decent microphone quality

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Plasticky build

Specifications

ModelJBL E25BT
Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-In  MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 8 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. MIVI Thunderbeats

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Best  For Bassheads
  • 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, the MIVI Thunderbeats has become one of the most popular wireless earphones in the country.

Design and build quality

The MIVI Thunderbeats 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 Thunderbeats 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 bass-head, you’re going to love this wireless earphone.

As the name Thunderbeats suggests, 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 7 hours of music playback on a single charge.

Verdict

Overall, the MIVI Thunderbeats 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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Bass heavy output might not impress everyone

Specifications

ModelMIVI Thunderbeats
Bluetooth versionv4.1
Built-In microphoneYes
BatteryUp to 7 Hours
Warranty1 Year

5. Samsung Level U

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Honourable Mention
  • Best suited for voice calls
  • Long lasting battery
  • Pleasing sound output

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.

Design and build 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 is ergonomically designed so that it tightly fits in the contours of the ear canal providing a passive noise cancellation mechanism.

Speakers and sound quality

Inside the earpiece is a 12 mm 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.

Miscellaneous

This wireless earphone provides a whopping 10-hour battery life on both voice calls as well as music playback.

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.

Battery life

This wireless earphone provides a whopping 10-hour battery life on both voice calls as well as music playback.

Verdict

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.

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Excellent build quality
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Great battery life
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Crystal clear voice calls
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Neckband may feel irritating at times

Specifications

ModelSamsung Level U
Bluetooth Versionv4.1
Built-In MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 year

And that is the final entry in this list of budget wireless earphones under Rs.3,000!

We have included only the best products in this segment by specifically looking from a consumer viewpoint. We promise you that we haven’t included a single product just for the sake of making the list bigger.

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