Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.3,000 (April 2019)

by | Apr 8, 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 T110BTBest Build Quality
4. Samsung Level UBest Battery Life
5.Focal Spark WirelessValue for Money Earphone
6. Tagg InfernoHonorable 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 T110BT

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Best Build Guality
  • 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 T110BT 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 T110BT 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 too much 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 T110BT 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 T110 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

ModelJBL T110BT
Bluetooth Versionv4.0
Built-In  MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 6 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

4. Samsung Level U

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Best Battery Life
  • 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

5. Focal Spark Wireless

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Value for Money Earphone
  • Excellent tonal balance
  • aptX support for clear voice calls
  • Eight hours of battery life

Focal is a French company famous for high-quality audio equipment in Europe. The company has recently started offering its product in India and the Focal Spark Wireless is one of the first product to hit the Indian shores.

This in-ear style earphone offers a premium music listening experience along with high-quality voice calls via the in-built microphone.

Design and Build Quality

The Focal Spark Wireless has a premium design that resembles high-end earphones available in the market.

The quality of materials used for construction is very good. This earphone feels like it is built to last for a very long time.

The flat style cable is a bit short but strong and tangle resistant. The metallic textured earpiece casing renders this earphone a luxury vibe.

The semi-transparent silicone ear tips are sweat resistant and fit inside the ear canal tightly, avoiding any slippage during motion.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Focal Spark Wireless features a 10mm electrodynamic driver that lets out rich bass and complementing mids and highs.

The quality of sound output from this budget wireless earphones can be compared to the best picks on this list.

With a sensitivity around 103dB, these speakers manage to strike a perfect chord between the loudness and distortion free sound output.

The music notes on the lower end of the spectrum and the mids and highs are distinctly audible as well.

In-line Remote and Voice Quality

The Focal Spark Wireless supports the aptX codec functionality. This has improved the audio quality, especially the call clarity through the microphone.

aptX is an algorithm developed by Qualcomm that improves the coding and decoding of Bluetooth signals effectively resulting in decreased power drain and increased audio clarity

The in-line remote is sufficiently large and the button works well to control the media playback as well as calls.

Battery Life

This wireless in-ear style earphone delivers around 8 hours of battery life on a single charge at about 60% volume.

The battery inside takes about 2 hours to charge completely from 0 to 100%.

Verdict

The Focal Spark Wireless offers an exciting combination of build and sound quality under a compelling budget of Rs.3000.

The elegant design and the equally pleasing performance makes this device a value for money product in its price category.

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Loud sound output

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Decent build quality

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Flat tangle resistant cable

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Short cable

Specifications

ModelFocal Spark Wireless
Bluetooth versionv4.1
Built-In microphoneYes
BatteryUp to 8 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

ModelTAGG Inferno
Bluetooth versionv4.1
Built-In microphoneYes
Battery100mAh, up to 9 hrs
Warranty1 Year Replacement Warranty

 

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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