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 five best wireless earphones available in the Indian market priced under Rs.4000.
Without any further ado, let’s begin!
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Robust build quality
Superior AAC and LDAC codec support
Small media control buttons
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).
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 earphone from Realme is top-notch and arguably the best in its price segment.
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, these Wireless Pro earphone 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 them.
The inline microphone works flawlessly and supports ANC in hands-free voice calls as well.
The voice call quality is very much superior to what we have experienced with other wireless earphones in this segment.
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 a low latency gaming mode that significantly reduces the in-game audio delay, offering near-perfect gaming audio performance.
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.
The Realme Buds Wireless Pro is a state of the art in-ear wireless neckband type earphone with an 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.
|Battery||Up to 22 Hours|
18 months warranty
Older Bluetooth v4.1 protocol
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.
The Anker Soundbuds Curve has a minimal yet elegant design profile that 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 are sufficiently tough and durable for rough usage.
The body of this wireless earphone is coated with a special sweat-proof layer that protects the speakers and the earphone as a whole from damage during your workout sessions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Water Resistance||Water resistant|
|Battery||Up to 10 Hours|
Comfortable neckband design
Dedicated mic mute button
Voice assistant integration
Hard to press control buttons
Jabra is a Danish brand known for its high fidelity earphones and TWS earbuds all around the world.
The Elite 25W from Jabra is an all-weather in-ear style wireless earphone with a unique earpiece as well as neckband design for a price tag of just Rs.3,999.
What makes the Elite 25e Bluetooth earphone from Jabra different from other wireless earphones is the neckband design.
The contoured design of the neckband helps the earphone to sit flush with the neck, providing a comfortable experience.
Additionally, the oval-shaped earpiece with slightly angled stems fit snug inside the ears without much fuzz.
The fit and finish of this wireless earphone from Jabra as expected is top notch and without any compromise.
The media control buttons are embossed on the neckband and feel a bit hard to press initially, but works as advertised.
The quality of sound output from Jabra products is considered to be one of the finest in the industry.
The Elite 25e wireless earphone from Jabra features 10mm drivers that deliver a neutral sound profile.
Every note, be it bass, treble or vocal, is given equal importance and will satisfy casual listeners who prefer a tonally balanced sound output.
Speaking of the voice calls, the Jabra Elite 25e fairs average when used outdoors and decent enough indoors.
The Jabra Elite 25e comes certified with IP54 dust and water resistance for trouble-free outdoor usage.
You can use this wireless earphone outdoors without having to worry about water splashes/sweat or dust which makes it ideal for Indian conditions.
The Jabra Assist app can be downloaded from the Playstore to customize various settings including the notification readout feature (Only with Android smartphones).
Jabra promises up to 18 hours of battery life with this premium Bluetooth neckband earphone.
You can charge this earphone via the micro USB port on the neckband and it takes around 1.30-2 hours to completely juice up the battery.
If you follow an active lifestyle routine and require an all-weather Bluetooth earphone for outdoor usage, the Jabra Elite 25e is a good choice for a budget under Rs.3,000.
|Battery||Up to 18 Hours|
Audio sharing feature
USB Type-C charging port
Beats by Dr Dre was acquired by Apple way back in 2014 and has been releasing products under the brand name Beats since then.
The Beats Flex from Apple is a wireless earphone that ideally works best with Apple devices including iPhone and Macbooks.
The Beats Flex, like all other Apple products, sport a minimal design without too many bells and whistles in terms of its aesthetics.
The construction is of high-quality plastic materials and the overall fit and finish justify what you expect from an Apple device.
The lightweight in-ear earpiece fits perfectly inside the air canal, thanks to the high-quality silicone eartips.
The flat style cable helps prevent the wires from dangling. The inline remote has dedicated volume buttons so that you can adjust the volume without taking up the device in hand.
And yes, the earpieces are magnetic and it also serves the function of automatic play/pause when used with Apple devices.
The sound output from this wireless earphone can be termed neutral. The bass isn’t that punchy but the vocals and treble notes sound fine.
Loudness levels are average no matter how much you increase the volume. The stage separation is decent to say the best, but not that impressive.
If you are more into listening to podcasts and audiobooks, casually watching YouTube videos and other OTT platforms, this earphone is a decent choice, but not for hardcore audiophiles.
The Beats Flex comes with the Apple W1 chip inside. You can press the power button of this earphone near your other Apple device and it will get connected automatically and with all devices listed in your iCloud account. Just as with the Airpods, you will see a pop-up detailing the battery percent as soon as you connect the earphone.
Audio sharing is yet another noteworthy feature of this earphone. It can be triggered if you are using multiple Beats earphones with which audio will be shared on both earphones wirelessly.
This neckband wireless earphone is also compatible with Android devices.
Apple claims that the Beats Flex will last for up to twelve hours on a single full charge and it manages to last that much in real-life testing, which is quite surprising.
This wireless earphone has a USB Type C port and Apple has bundled a Type C to Type C male cable for charging.
This device supports fast charging as well. With just 10 minutes of charge, you can continue to use the Beats Flex for up to one and half hours.
If you own an Apple device and have no budget for expensive Airpods, the Beats Flex is a good choice for a wireless earphone at a very affordable price point.
|Battery||Up to 12 Hours|
Google Assistant/Siri support
Magnetic ear tips
Tough to differentiate between volume buttons
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.
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 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.
The JBL Live 200BT features 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.
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 them with each one of them.
The JBL Live BT200 will last you up to 10 hours 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.
The JBL Live BT200 is a branded wireless earphone with the signature JBL sound profile which is suited to listen to all kinds of music genres.
|Battery||Up to 10 Hours|
This here concludes our article for the six 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.
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