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

by | Aug 5, 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 best five 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. Sony WI-XB400Overall Best Pick
2. Sennheiser CX 150BTRunner-Up Pick
3. Anker Soundbuds Value for Money Earphone
4. Samsung U FlexBest all Round Performer
5. JBL Live 200 BTHonourable Mention

 

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1. Sony WI-XB400

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Overall Best Pick
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • Bass heavy, clean music output
  • Inline microphone for handsfree calls

Sony is a well-known consumer electronics brand, not just in India but across the globe. Sony products have a dedicated fan following and the earphones are no different.

The XtraBass lineup is a wildly successful earphone/headphone series giving emphasis on rich, deep bass. The Sony WI-XB400 is one such product retailing for just under Rs.4000.

Design and Build Quality

The Sony WI-XB400 is designed to perfection for excellent wearing comfort and durability.

This wireless in-ear style earphone is made from high-quality plastic which is lightweight and skin-friendly,

The cables are flat and tangle-free. The earpieces, even though made from plastics, have magnetic latching capability which will keep them in place when not in use.

The in-line remote feels very click and responsive, thanks to the raised buttons.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sony WI-XB400 comes with 12mm neodymium driver units which sounds excellent.

The lower end bass notes are heavy but clean. The vocal clarity and instrument separation is on par with any other earphone in its price range.

Those who like listening to EDM’s will feel right at home with this Bluetooth earphone.

Miscellaneous

The Sony Wi-XB400 comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity. The wireless connection is super stable anywhere within the 10m range.

The integrated microphone on the in-line remote is pretty good in picking up your voice without muddling it with the background noise.

Battery Life

This budget wireless in-ear style earphone from Sony delivers a long-lasting battery life of about 15 hours on a single charge.

The battery inside supports fast charging as well. You can get about 1 hour of music listening with just 10 minutes of charging.

Instead of the conventional micro USB port, this specific earphone comes with the latest USB type C port for charging.

Verdict

With the durable build quality and excellent sound output, the Sony Wi-XB400 tops every other Bluetooth earphone in this list comfortably.

Long-lasting battery life and the quick charging support is another cherry on top over the already near-perfect offering from Sony.

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Robust build quality

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Flat, tangle free cable

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Magnetic earbuds

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Short charging cable

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv5.0
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Water Resistance 
BatteryUp to 15 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 braided, flat cable

Specifications

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

3. 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

4. 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

 

5. 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 best five wireless Bluetooth earphones under Rs.4000.

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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