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

by | Mar 21, 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. Samsung U FLexRunner-Up Pick
3. One Plus Bullets Wireless Feature Rich Earphone
4. Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro Value for Money Earphone
5. JBL Live 200 BTHonorable Mention

 

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 hours 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
Builtin MicrophoneYes
BatteryUP to 15 Hours
Warranty1 Year

2. Samsung U Flex

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 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 talktime 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
Builtin MicrophoneYes
BatteryUP to 10 Hours
Warranty1 Year

3. One Plus Bullets wireless

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Feature Rich Earphone
  • aptX support
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Supports fast charging

One Plus is viewed as a flagship killer brand popular for its high end specced smartphones at half the price of other flagship smartphones from established brands such as Samsung and LG.

The One Plus Bullets is a wireless in-ear style Bluetooth earphone designed in tune with the more for less ideology of the company.

Design and Build Quality

The One Plus bullets wireless earphones are designed to make the customers feel premium while using the same, similar to their smartphones.

The thin, flat neckband is one of the lightest and comfortable in the segment. You won’t even probably notice the neckband while busy listening to the music.

The earpieces can be magnetically attached when not in use.

Not only does it stay in place, but also pauses the music or rejects the calls when attached while playing music or in between the calls.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The One Plus Bullets wireless earphone is an aptX certified device.

This means it can take advantage of the higher bit rate aptX codec by Qualcomm to deliver more natural sound signature via Bluetooth.

If you have a phone with proper hardware for aptX support, you will be able to enjoy the music in style.

Adequate bass and complimenting higher end notes makes music listening a pleasant experience with this Bluetooth earphone.

Miscellaneous

The inline remote of the One Plus bullets wireless is one of the best in the business. The control buttons with red accent not only look premium but also function very well.

This wireless earphone comes with included ear hooks to keep the earpiece safe and secure in the ear, even while moving around.

One Plus has provided a rubber carrying case to keep the earphones safe during travel.

Battery Life

The One Plus Bullets wireless earphones last for 8-9 hours of music playback on a single charge.

This earphone supports fast charge for quick juicing up. The company claims that with ten minutes of fast charge, you can use the earphone to listen for about 3 hours.

Instead of the old micro USB charging port, One Plus has given the new USB type C port on this device.

Verdicts

The One Plus Bullets wireless is a value for money aptX supported Bluetooth earphone which delivers crystal clear sound output – be it music playback or hands free calls.

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Elegant design

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Robust build quality

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Responsive inline remote

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No tangle free cable

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Builtin MicrophoneYes
Battery8-9 Hours
Warranty1 Year

4. Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro

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Weatherproof Wireless Earphone
  • aptX certified earphone
  • Sweat proof coating
  • Dual EQ mode for heavy bass 

Anker is a well known Chinese company popular for its power banks and Bluetooth speakers.

The Soundcore Spirit Pro wireless earphones from Anker is a workout friendly Bluetooth earphone priced just shy of Rs.4000.

Design and Build Quality

The Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro 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 metallic aluminium earpiece casing comes with magnetic attachment support.

The connecting cables are not flat but seem sufficiently tough and durable for rough usage.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Anker Soundcore Spirit pro features a dual EQ setting for making the most out of the 10mm neodymium speaker drivers.

With the in line 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.

Miscellaneous

Just like the One Plus Bullets, the Anker Soundcore Spirit Pro is aptX enabled. This means you get cleared and more refined audio over Bluetooth.

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.

Battery life

The Anker sound core spirit pro wireless earphones are stated 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 a workout friendly earphone for outdoor usage, the Anker soundcore spirit pro is your best bet for a budget under Rs.4000.

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Robust build quality

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Lightweight and comfortable

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Integrated microphone for voice calls

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The charging port has no protective cover

Specifications

Bluetooth Versionv4.2
Builtin MicrophoneYes
BatteryUp to 10 Hours
Warranty1 year

5. JBL Live 200BT

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Honorable 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 feels 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 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
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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