Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.4,000 (Neckbands) (November 2020)

by | Nov 19, 2020

Wireless earphones and earbuds are quickly replacing their wired counterparts as smartphones are getting slimmer day by day and the manufacturers prefer to exclude the 3.5mm headphone jack for some reason or the other.

There are truckloads of Bluetooth earphones out there in the market, but choosing the best among the rest is a hard task. In this article, we will help you with that.

This article brings you the curated list of the seven best wireless earphones available in the Indian market priced under Rs.4000.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

If you want to read reviews on some other price ranges as well, please check out our articles on Best Wireless Earphones under different budgets here.

Best Wireless Earphones Under Rs.4,000

1. Realme Buds Wireless ProOverall Best Pick
2. Sennheiser CX 150BTRunner-Up Pick
3. Honor xSport ProBest Comfort fit Headphone
4. Anker Soundbuds Value for Money Earphone
5. Huawei Free laceFeature Rich Wireless Earphone
6. Samsung U FlexBest all Round Performer
7. JBL Live 200 BTHonourable Mention

 

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1. Realme Buds Wireless Pro

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Overall Best Pick
  • Active Noise Cancelling earphone
  • Up to 22 hours of battery Life
  • Bass-heavy sound signature

Realme is a sub-brand of Oppo which became very popular in the Indian market with the launch of the Realme range of smartphones that competed with the other Chinese giant Xiaomi.

The company has since then not only launched smartphones but also diversified its portfolio with earphones, TWS earbuds and even smart TVs.

The Realme Buds Wireless Pro ANC is the latest wireless in-ear style Bluetooth earphone that comes with a unique feature up its sleeve – active noise cancellation (ANC).

Design and Build Quality

Similar to many other Realme accessories, this one too comes in the signature dual-tone black and yellow colour scheme.

The earpiece housing is made of metal, so does the outer lining of the inline remote.

The connecting wires are thick enough to withstand rough usage without fail. Even with the metal construction, this earphone weighs just 33g and is extremely comfortable to wear.

The neckband is flexible and can be twisted and turned without any issues.

This wireless in-ear earphone from Realme comes with IPX4 water and sweat resistance for seamless outdoor usage.

Overall, the fit and finish of this wireless neckband style wireless earphone from Realme is top-notch and arguably the best in its price segment.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Realme Wireless Pro ANC comes with a 13.6mm driver that emphasizes bass notes.

The vocals and the highs are quite clear and the bass notes don’t overpower them in any way.

The soundstage features good stereo separation but at times the highs get a bit muffled with certain songs.

Be it for an EDM lover or a vocal purist, this Wireless Pro earphones from Realme will deliver satisfactory sound output.

Active Noise Cancellation

This is one of the main trump cards of this wireless earphone. No other earphone in its price range comes with ANC.

What surprised us is that the ANC works well and is not just a marketing gimmick.

The earpiece on this earphone has two separate microphones to capture the ambient sound and block the sound, which works surprisingly well to attenuate outside noises.

With ANC turned on, it is noticeable with the lack of any sort of major outside disturbance getting inside the ears.

Inline remote and microphone

The inline remote of the Realme Buds Wireless Pro has four buttons in total.

The first three buttons are our regular media controls whereas the fourth button is a dedicated ANC mode switcher that turns on the ANC, of the ANC and a third mode called transparency mode which will let you hear more of the surroundings than usual.

The media controls buttons are tiny and it takes some time to get used to it.

The inline microphone works flawlessly and supports ANC in hands-free voice calls as well.

The voice calls quality is very much superior to what we have experienced with other wireless earphones in this segment.

Miscellaneous

The earpiece housing of this wireless earphone is magnetic. You can attach them when not in use.

Not only this, attaching the earpieces switch off the earphones automatically saving power.

This earphone supports quick pair mode which is fast to pair with the smartphone in no time.

Since this device supports AAC and LDAC codec, the overall wireless audio streaming quality is top-notch and matches some of the aptX powered earphones around.

And for gamers, the Realme Buds Wireless Pro supports low latency gaming mode that significantly reduces the in-game audio delay, offering near-perfect gaming audio performance.

Battery Life

The Realme Buds Wireless Pro is rated to last for up to 22 hours on a single charge. With ANC turned on you will get around 16 hours on a single charge.

Since this device sports a USB type C charging port, it supports fast charging. With just five minutes of charging, you will be able to continue listening to music for up to 100 minutes.

Verdict

The Realme Buds Wireless Pro is a state of the art in-ear wireless neckband type earphone with active noise cancellation feature integrated.

Not only does this help in a calm and clean bass-heavy sound output but also improves the hands-free voice call quality without impacting the battery life as such.

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Robust build quality

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Magnetic earbuds

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Superior AAC and LDAC codec support

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Small media control buttons

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance IPX4
BatteryUp to 22 Hours
Warranty1 Year

2. Sennheiser CX 150BT

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Soothing, balanced sound output
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Easy to use in-line remote buttons

Sennheiser is a world-renowned German company specializing in manufacturing audio products such as earphones and headphones.

The company has years of experience in designing and building high fidelity devices and the expertise has indeed given the brand a lot of fan following.

The CX150BT from Sennheiser is a wireless Bluetooth earphone priced under Rs.5,000 which delivers one of the best clean and neutral sound signatures in its price segment.

Design and Build Quality

The Sennheiser CX150 BT follows a minimal design language which looks very appealing and premium.

The single colour scheme perfectly matches the traditional, no-nonsense form factor.

This is one of the lightest in-ear wireless earphones available in the Indian market as of now.

The only gripe about the build quality of this earphone is its relatively thin cable. It isn’t braided nor is it tangle-free.

The earpiece design fits well into the ear canal and sits flush without falling easily when you move your head around.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Sennheiser brand is known for its signature sound profile. The company has custom-tuned its drivers to let out a perfectly smooth and clean, neutral sound output.

The bass and treble notes perfectly blend well with the clean vocals and let you experience a soothing music listening experience.

The Sennheiser CX150BT comes with SBC and AAC codec support which as an end-user enables you to listen to much better quality sound output wirelessly over Bluetooth.

Miscellaneous

The In-line remote of this wireless earphone is very well designed. It comes with three separate buttons for power and volume control.

The volume control buttons can be double pressed to skip tracks backwards or forwards as well.

The integrated mic is clear and loud, allowing the person on the other end to listen to you perfectly fine without any distortions.

This Bluetooth earphone can be paired with multiple devices at once to avoid pairing each time you want to listen to music from a specific device.

Battery Life

Sennheiser advertises 10 hours worth of battery life from this premium in-ear style earphone.

But expect anywhere between 8-10 hours depending upon your usage preferences.

Verdict

Sennheiser CX150BT is a very well built Bluetooth earphone which delivers a neutral sound signature which all kinds of music lovers will be pleased to listen to.

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Minimal design

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Lightweight and comfortable

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Multi-connection pairing

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No tangle free cable

Specifications

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

3. Honor xSport Pro

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Best Comfort fit Wireless Earphone
  • 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

Q

Some features are exclusive with Honor smartphones

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance IPX5
BatteryUp to 18 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Anker Soundbuds

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Value for Money 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.4000.

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. Huawei Free lace

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Feature Rich Wireless Earphone
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • Bass-heavy high fidelity music output
  • IPX7 water resistance

Huawei is a brand predominant in the smartphone and network equipment market all over the world.

The Free lace from Huawei is a comfort fit neckband style wireless earphone priced well under Rs.5000.

Design and Build Quality

Minimalism is the word for the design of Huawei free lace wireless earphones.

The industrial design is very much appealing to the eyes and feels premium for its price.

The hard plastic and metallic construction are one of the best in its class. The inline-remote buttons are very comfortable and responsive to the presses.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 12mm speaker drivers inside the Huawei free lace deliver excellent quality bass-rich sound output.

There is no distortion in the sound output even at the maximum volume level. The vocals are clean so the treble notes.

The in-ear style earpiece offers excellent passive noise cancellation and blocks out all the unwanted background noises.

Battery Life

The Huawei free lace packs in a 122mAh rechargeable battery which will last up to an impressive 15 hours of music playback.

This wireless earphone comes with USB type C charging. This means you can plug the earphone directly to your smartphone with USB type C port and charge on the go.

The Free lace supports fast charging as well. With just 10 minutes of charging, you can listen up to three hours.

Verdict

The Huawei free lace is a feature-rich in-ear style wireless earphone with exceptional quality music output rich in bass.

The 15 hours battery life and the fast charging support makes this earphone a very viable product for a budget under Rs.5000.

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Minimal yet elegant design

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Magnetic earpiece

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USB type C charging port

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A long cable might irritate some

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance
BatteryUp to 15 Hours
Warranty1 Year

6. Samsung U Flex

Samsung U FLex
Best all Round Performer
  • 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 in 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 earphones under Rs.4000.

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 talk time 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 ResistanceSweatproof
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

7. JBL Live 200BT

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Honourable Mention
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Quick charge support
  • Signature JBL sound profile

JBL products are revered all across the globe, not only in India. Be it Bluetooth speakers or earphones, JBL is a trusted brand worldwide and has an ardent fan following.

The JBL Live 200BT is a mid-range wireless earphone priced under Rs.4000 offering pleasant sound output, well worth the price tag it’s retailing at.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL Live 200BT is a neckband styled in-ear earphone. The neckband is very flexible and comfortable to be worn around the neck.

The cable is braided and feels very durable. It doesn’t tangle as much as the normal rounded cables.

The metallic earpieces are magnetic in nature and can be kept stuck to each other after use for convenience.

The buttons on the neckband feel very responsive and tactile to the presses.

Overall the JBL Live 200BT offers very good build quality for a device under Rs.4000.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL Live 200BT features the custom-tuned 8mm neodymium drives which deliver punchy bass notes and clean vocals.

This wireless earphone will satisfy all kinds of audiophiles who listen to different genres of music – be it EDM’s, vocals or jazz.

The instrument separation works better in this earphone to give you clean studio-quality sound output without any compromise.

Miscellaneous

The JBL Live 200BT comes with multi-point connection capability which lets you pair this earphone with multiple devices simultaneously.

This is very useful if you have multiple devices at home and don’t want to pair with each one of them.

Battery Life

The JBL Live BT200 will last you up to 10hours on a single charge.

This wireless earphone also supports fast charging. You can get up to 1 hour of music playback with 10 minutes of charging.

Verdict

The JBL Live BT200 is a branded wireless earphone with a signature sound profile which is suited to listen to all kinds of music genres.

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Google assistant/siri support

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Magnetic ear tips

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Comfort neckband

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Tough to differentiate between volume buttons

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Builtin MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

 

This here concludes our article for the  seven best wireless Bluetooth earphones under Rs.4000 available for purchase in India.

By no means this article is complete, but we have tried our best to include the best products from the lot.

If you have any doubts regarding the article, please let us know in the comment section below.

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