Best Wireless Headphones Under Rs.3,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 5, 2019

Bluetooth headphones offer a wireless music experience without the hassle of dealing with wires and cables.

Furthermore, most of the mid-range smartphone these days a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack which makes more sense in investing your hard earned money on a wireless Bluetooth headphone.

In this article, we have curated the best five wireless headphones priced under Rs.3000 just for you.

We feel that this budget is a sweet spot where you can get excellent quality product without compromising on the quality.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

Best Wireless Headphones Under Rs.3,000

1. JBL T460BTOverall Best Pick
2. Sony WH CH400Runner-Up Pick
3. Motorola Pulse 89820NHonorable Mention
4. Ant Audio Treble 900Best Budget Wireless Headphone
5. Portronics Muffs ProBest Comfort fit Headphone
6. Skullcandy Uproar Honorable Mention

 

1. JBL T460BT

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Overall Best Pick
  • JBL pure bass sound profile
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life
  • Microphone for handsfree calls

JBL is a brand with a loyal fan following across the globe owing to its signature bass-rich sound output.

The T460BT from JBL is one such wireless headphone under Rs.3,000 powered by the custom designed JBL drivers for bass-rich sound output.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL T460BT is made using tough plastic all around with no noticeable flex or creeks anywhere to be seen.

The large driver casing on this headphone creates an acoustic chamber for the speakers that results in the enhanced bass output.

The adjustable headband makes sure that the headphone fits on heads with different sizes without any problem.

The only problem with the headband is that it lacks a foam cushion. This might pose discomfort for those with bald heads.

The ear pad cushions are large and comfy. It covers the ears completely, isolating outside noises effectively. The buttons are very tactile and offer responsive feedback when pressed even lightly.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL T460BT is powered by the slightly smaller 32mm speaker driver for its sound output.

However, these custom engineered drivers are perfected by the company for about two decades to output the best quality sound across the spectrum.

The pure bass technology offers deep yet clean bass that perfectly blends with the mid and high notes, delivering a close to studio music listening experience.

The large driver casing, as we had discussed earlier helps in improving the quality of the bass output from this earphones.

Those who love listening to EDMs and hip-hop music more than any other genre of music will find this headphone right up their alley.

Miscellaneous

The JBL T460BT has an inbuilt microphone for voice call support on the go. The microphone on this headphone works well to provide a distortion-free voice call, no matter how far you are from the smartphone.

The rugged construction and foldable earcups ensure that this device won’t buckle up under pressure when kept carelessly in your backpack.

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.0, this device supports low energy wireless communication standards.

Battery Life

The battery on this wireless headphone is rated to last for about 11 hours on a single charge.

Charging is pretty easy with the supplied micro USB cable and can be done either from a power source with a suitable adapter or from a portable power bank if you’re on the move.

Verdict

If you’re a basshead and love listening to EDMs and hip-hop music more than any other genre, the JBL T460BT is one of the best choices out there in the market.

The brand reliability and the solid build quality makes this headphone a favourable option for a budget under Rs.5,000.

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Solid build quality

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Custom tuned sound driver

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Comfortable fit

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Stiff headband

Specifications

Driver Size32 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesJBL Purebass

 

2. Sony WH CH400

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Bluetooth and NFC
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • Bass-rich sound output

Sony headphones are known for their extra bass-heavy sound output among the audiophiles.

This time around with the Sony WH CH400, they have something other than bass to differentiate it from its competitors.

Design and Build Quality

The Sony WH CH400 follows the same design strategy that the company has tried with its higher-end headphones in the market.

The minimal, industrial design is very pleasing to look at and with the use of high-quality material for construction, this headphone feels solid and durable.

The driver casing may feel a bit bulky but blends well with the overall form factor quite well.

The headband lacks comfy cushion support and the size adjustment options are limited.

The ear cushion is very comfy and the use of high-quality memory foam makes it suitable for listening to music non-stop for a longer period of time.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sony WH CH400 packs in a compact 30mm driver with neodymium magnets which offers the best possible sound output.

As we’ve discussed earlier, the extra bass we’re familiar with Sony headphones is present and accounted for with this device as well.

The clean, non-distorted bass will make you groove to the beats. The mids and highs are distinct and come out clean even while listening to bass heavy tones.

The earcups offer passive noise cancellation and deliver a silent and immersive musical delight, no matter where you are stationed for the moment.

Miscellaneous

This headphone comes with a built-in microphone and hands-free call facility. The quality of these calls is decent, to say the least.

Speaking of connectivity, Sony devices are known for including NFC along with Bluetooth in their wireless products.

The Sony WH CH500 packs both and NFC enables one-tap pairing possible with your compatible smartphone or any other device.

Battery Life

Battery life is one of the main USP of this headphone apart from its all-around capability.

The Li-ion battery pack inside this headphone is rated to last for about 20 hours on single charge. This is almost double the endurance of some of its competitor devices.

Verdict

Sony WH CH400 is a reliable budget wireless headphone that gives excellent battery life and bass-rich, clean audio output. If you don’t mind the extra bulkiness of the driver casing, this is one of the best choices under Rs.5000.

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Brand reliability

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Excellent quality speaker drivers

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Voice assistant feature

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No cushion on the headband

Specifications

Driver Size30 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesNFC

3. Motorola Pulse 89820N

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 Honorable Mention
  • High fidelity vocals
  • 18-hour battery life
  • Lightweight form factor

Motorola is a brand which we all are familiar since our childhood.

The Pulse 89820N is a budget wireless Bluetooth headphone which gives priority to the ultra-lightweight and comfortable design.

Design and Build Quality

As we’ve mentioned in the introduction, the Motorola Pulse 89820N is a lightweight headphone with enhanced wearing comfort.

However, this lightweight design has its own disadvantages. The headband even though comfortable to wear is a bit flimsy.

You ought to give special attention to the same while packing this headphone in your backpack.

The earpiece in itself can be raised or lowered according to the ear position.

Sounds and Speaker Quality

The Motorola Pulse 89820N comes equipped with a standard 40mm speaker driver which delivers decent quality sound output across the entire 20 – 20000 Hz frequency response range.

The level of bass might not impress the hardcore bassheads out there but is definitely enjoyable.

Those who love to hear vocals would love to have this headphone in their backpack. High-fidelity mid and high tones make this headphone usage enjoyable and pleasing to the ears.

Miscellaneous

One of the main disadvantages of the Motorola Pulse 89820N is the lack of a 3.5mm jack for wired connectivity.

Once you are done with the battery inside, you will need to plug in the headphone before using it any further.

Battery Life

One of the biggest plus points of the Motorola 89820N is its impressive battery life.

Given that this headphone doesn’t have a 3.5mm jack for plugging in the cable, the battery life has to be stellar and Motorola has got that right.

With 18 hours of music playback on a single charge, this Bluetooth headphone offers one of the best battery life in its segment.

Verdict

If you’re looking to purchase a decent quality affordable wireless headphone with excellent battery life, the Motorola Pulse 89820N fits your bill just right.

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Wearing comfort

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Height adjustable earpiece

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Compatible with Android and iOS

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No 3.5mm jack

Specifications

Driver unit Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional Features18 Hours playback

 

4. Ant Audio Treble 900

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Best Budget Wireless Headphone
  • Bass heavy sound output
  • Eight hours of battery life
  • Bluetooth v5.0

Ant Audio is a UK based audio equipment manufacturer which has recently forayed into the Indian market with some of its popular budget headphones and earphones.

The Ant Audio Treble 900 is a budget wireless headphone priced very competitively and loaded with cutting edge features.

Design and Build Quality

The construction of this headphone is with high-quality polycarbonate plastic and faux leather inserts.

The over the ear design makes the headphone sit firmly on the head and offers excellent wearing comfort.

The adequate headband cushion also adds to the wearability of this wireless headphone for longer durations.

The soft memory ear pads reduce the chances of ear fatigue as well.

The control buttons are slightly raised from the earpiece and offer excellent tactile feedback.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Ant Audio Treble 900 features 40 mm speaker drivers custom-tuned for enhanced bass response.

It doesn’t mean that the treble and vocals are ignored, but rather gracefully complements the low beats.

The sound output from this headphone will please audiophiles of different genre music alike.

There is almost none to minimal distortion from the speakers while listening to music at maximum volume levels, which indicates the quality of transducers used inside.

Miscellaneous

The built-in microphone on this wireless headphone felicitate handsfree calling. The quality of the microphone is decent and picks up the voice accurately.

There is a 3.5mm aux-in jack for plugging in a separate cable if you wish to when the battery is down.

Battery Life

The 300mAh Li-ion battery inside this headphone delivers up to eight hours of music playback.

It takes about 2-3 hours to completely charge the battery from zero to hundred.

Verdict

The Ant Audio Treble 900 is a wireless headphone with decent audio output quality targeted at budget-conscious buyers.

Powered with the latest Bluetooth v5.0, this headphone offers excellent connectivity and good bass response.

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Soft memory foam earpad

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3.5mm jack for wired operation

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Tactile buttons

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Long charging duration

Specifications

Driver unit Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional FeaturesBluetooth v5.0

 

5. Portronics Muffs Pro

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Comfort-fit Headphones
  • Best for use in the gym
  • Easy to carry around
  • Clean sound output

Portronics Muffs Pro is a minimalistically designed lightweight and compact wireless headphone that excels when it comes to the sound quality.

This over the ear headphone comes with no extra bells and whistles when it comes to the design aspect.

Design and Build Quality

The simple yet elegant style will make this headphone equally usable in casual as well as formal scenarios.

The control buttons are located on the ear pad itself unlike other wireless headphones in a similar price category.

This is very intuitive and even a novice user can master the controls in no time.

In terms of portability, this wireless headphone is easy to carry around as well and the comfortable earcups and the adjustable headband makes it an ideal device for extended hours of music listening.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 40mm driver speakers on this headphone deliver realistic sound with rich and detailed bass along with compensating treble and vocals.

If you are a person who loves pure music with no artificial bass added to it, this is one of the perfect choices out there for you.

This wireless headphone does justice to almost every kind of music genre and will satisfy all kinds of users, not just anyone specifically.

Connectivity Features

Powered by the latest Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR, the signals face less interference from outside noise and delivers the best sound output to your ears.

Apart from the state of the art Bluetooth 4.1 protocol, this device comes loaded with an Aux-in port.

This is particularly useful when your battery is exhausted and you want to continue listening to music.

The Aux-in cable is supplied with the box itself so that you don’t have to search the market for one.

Miscellaneous

The earpad cushions are comfortable and act as a passive noise cancellation enhancer.

This works surprisingly well enough so that you can enjoy your music without distractions almost anywhere.

The adjustable headband lets you suit the size according to the size of your head.

One minor drawback we noticed is that the headband doesn’t come with a plush cushion pad – so bald people can find it a little irritating.

Battery Life

Thanks to the low energy v4.1 Bluetooth, this device lasts for around 10+ hours on a single charge depending upon the volume level.

This device takes about two hours completely charge the battery inside.

Verdict

All in all, the Portronics Muffs Pro is a minimalistically designed wireless headphone that delivers realistic sound output under an affordable budget.

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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Easier access to control buttons

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Bluetooth v4.1 LE

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Not enough cushion on the headband

Specifications

Driver unit Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional Features10+ Hours of battery life

 

6. Skullcandy Uproar

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Honorable Mention
  • Well balanced sound output
  • Available in trendy colours
  • 2-years global warranty

Skullcandy Uproar is a budget wireless headphone that is very lightweight and comfortable to use.

Available in trendy colours, this is one of the best looking headphones for those who like fashionable lifestyle accessories.

Design and Build Quality

The Skullcandy Uproar is a beautifully designed wireless headphone which comes with bright and trendy colour schemes.

The plastic build of this headphone aide in its lightweight form factor and makes it easy to wear for a longer period of time without any discomfort.

The size of the headband can be easily adjusted accordingly. It also comes with a cushion at the top part made of synthetic leather for wearing comfort.

The ear cushions are also made of soft memory foam that supports the headphones in place and isolates the outside noise.

The control buttons are raised from the chassis and easily accessible even without looking at them while listening to music.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Skullcandy Uproar has a 40mm speaker driver with excellent bass response.

This over the ear headphone delivers clean bass that feels natural to listen to. The sound distortion is very minimal even while cranking up the volume to the highest level.

The vocals and the high notes are clean and easily audible even while playing bass heavy music such as EDMs.

Miscellaneous

The microphone on this headphone works well when it comes to the audio quality. The voice on the recipient end is clear and loud, thanks to the increased sensitivity of the mic.

The Bluetooth v4.1 works flawlessly and delivers a strong and stable connection with your smartphone anywhere within the operating range of 10m.

Battery Life

The company advertises that this headphone will last for about 10 hours on a single charge.

But to be honest, the Skullcandy Uproar can play music anywhere between 7-8 hours before it needs charging again.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a fashionable wireless headphone that can be worn around in public without compromising on comfort and audio quality, the Skullcandy Uproar is a good choice.

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Trendy design

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Comfortable headband

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Excellent Bluetooth reception

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Average build quality

Specifications

Driver unit Size40 mm
Frequency Range20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating32 Ohm
Additional Features2 years warranty

 

This is it for now! We have done great research and hands-on reviews to bring you these best picks from hundreds of models out there.

If you can’t make up your mind on these models, read our best wireless headphones article for more choices under different budgets to choose from.

As always thanks for your time and have a great day!