Living without earphones is nearly impossible. Isn’t it?
Whether you are feeling low or traveling to somewhere whatever may be the situations you need your earphones.
But buying best earphones within a fixed budget is not an easy task.
Due to numerous options available on E-Commerce sites, people keep filtering the products but they can’t come up with a right product.
Since no one wants to waste their money on wrong products so after doing a lot of testing and research I have created a list of “Best Earphones Under 1000” in India.
Let me tell you one thing clearly, you can’t expect the quality of premium ones within this price range, but I am suggesting you the Best Budget Earphones under Rs 1000.
|1 More Piston Fit||Yes|
|Sennheiser CX 180||No|
|Panasonic RP-TCM 125||Yes|
|Philips ActionFit SHQ1200||No|
|Boat BassHeads 225||Yes|
|Mi Basic In-Ear Headphone||Yes|
So without stretching the topic let us get straight to the topic.
1. One More Piston Fit: Best Earphones With Great Built Quality
“One More” is a well known Audio product manufacturer. It also designs audio products for other companies like Xiaomi etc.
Piston fit is an entry-level earphone of 1 More and available at a cut-throat price.
Talking about the details of 1 more Piston Fit the thing I liked most is its built quality. Its chambers are made of aluminum which makes it light in weight and looks robust. Earbuds of these earphones are tilted at an inclined angle of 45 degrees which makes it easy and comfortable to wear in ears.
Due to its tilted design, earbuds fit in your ear canal perfectly. Along with that, you will get 3 set of silicon ear tip which ensures that it fits properly for all.
If we talk about cable it is made from Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) which ensures soft texture, flexibility, shock absorption and long life. Its cable is 1.25 meters long which is enough while listening to songs keeping the phone in pant’s pocket. Cable consist enameled copper which is Kevlar coated and makes it tangle resistant up to a certain extent.
Sound Quality is really good, mid and highs were detailed and clear. It makes the music live with a balanced bass and pleasant treble. It has Passive Noise Isolation, Speaker resistance 32Ω, Sensitivity 100db and the Frequency range from 20Hz – 20KHz.
The 3.5 mm audio jack is gold plated which delivers a better sound quality. It also has an inline mic and single button remote for controlling media playback and accepting/rejecting calls.
However, the Bass does not overpower when the volume is raised. But it feels quite balanced up to 80% volume which is enough for most of the listeners I guess.
2. Sennheiser CX180: For Bass Lovers
Sennheiser is known for providing the best in class audio products. It is the most sold earphone of all time in India.
It’s a great achievement. People are loving it very much because of its great audio quality.
The design is simple and looks classic. It is very comfortable to wear and has the sturdy design. You will get 3 different sizes of ear caps so you can use it accordingly to your ear size.
It comes with a cable length of standard 1.20 meters which is adequate enough. The cable is thin, seems delicate and may get tangled. Many times I fall asleep with it in-ear but it survived.
It doesn’t come with an inline mic and entire built is of rich quality plastic.
Sennheiser CX180 has a frequency range of 20-20,000 Hz. After testing it I found it a good product for the bass lovers it has a pleasant bass boost and can clearly be felt while listening to the music. Its noise cancellation ability ensures that you don’t get interrupted by surrounding noise.
The focus on vocals and highs gets low when the volume is raised due to the presence of bass. But you cant complaint much at this price.
When it comes to the audio clarity it doesn’t provide that crystal clear sound like “Audio-Technica CLR 100” but still, you will get a well-concentrated music with the right amount of bass and Treble.
3. Audio-Technica CLR100: Crystal Clear Sound
Audio-Technica is a Japanese company which design and manufactures Headphones, Microphones and other audio equipment.
When I recently bought Audio-Technica CLR 100 and honestly, I got amazed by the sound clarity and details of vocals.
The length of cable is about 1.20 meters like other earphones in this budget segment. The 3.5 mm audio jack is gold plated which enhances the sound quality and bent at an angle of 90 degrees which helps it easy to use with portable devices like mobile and tablet etc.
It doesn’t have an inline mic but still, it is OK if we consider the price.
The only reason due to which it is not on No.2 is its built quality. The cable is very thin and may get broke if pulled forcibly.
As I said above the sound quality of these earphones is quite satisfactory in this price segment. Bass comes when required, but it is not overpowering at all.
For the bass lovers, I would not suggest these earphones instead go for Sennheiser CX180. But if you are a kind of person who likes to feel the details of music then this is the right choice for you.
It has a frequency of 20-25000Hz which leads to better sound output. The sound is fairly loud and vocals are extremely clear but it disappoints a little in term of treble.
But again at this price, this is the best earphone in terms of sound clarity.
4. JBL T150A: Rich Sound Quality
“JBL” only name is enough!
Every music lover is very familiar with the name JBL (Just be Loud).
And probably every one of us had used any audio product manufactured by JBL.
I personally had used JBL T150A a lot.
This pair of earphones comes with an inline microphone, which you will not get in the above two earphones.
The cable is 1.10 meters long which may be short for some people with length about 6 feet. The entire design is of good quality plastic, cable is thick and seems to be durable.
This earphone is coupled with a remote button which can be used in changing tracks and picking up calls. The 3.5 mm audio jack is gold plated to enhance the quality of music.
The frequency range of these earphones is 20-22,000Hz. The sound quality of JBL T-150A is rich. You can feel the vocals clear but the things for which JBL is known”Bass” disappointed me a little.
But overall music experience is satisfactory and you can consider them while talking about the best earphones under 1000.
5. JBL C100-SI: Focuses On Bass and Treble
Another quality product from audio giant JBL in the 1k segment.
Its the unofficial successor of JBL T150 A and is No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon in Portable Media Players category.
The chord length is 1.20 meters and made up using rich quality plastic.
It has an in-line microphone with a remote button which helps in connecting and disconnecting calls. With multiple gestures, you can control the music playback.
3 sets of silicon earbuds of different sizes have been provided with the earphones which are soft and durable.
The 3.5 mm audio jack is gold plated like other earphones which enhances the overall music experience. The fitting of earphones is good but during long period use, you can feel little irritation in ears.
These earphones have a frequency range between 20-20000 Hz, where JBL T150A is made keeping Sound quality in mind whereas JBL C100-SI has the whole emphasis on Bass and Treble.
Vocals and mids are clear up to a certain volume level, after that due to the overpowering bass, mids got muffled a little.
However, the Bass quality is quite awesome, which is enough reason for most of the people to purchase it.
If you are a bass lover and don’t care about the mids and vocals then definitely these are one of the best earphones under 1000 having good bass.
6. Sony MDR-EX150: Rich and Loud Music
Sony MDR-EX150AP is a budget-oriented pair of earphones by a well-reputed brand “Sony”.
It is available under 1000 on top online retailers.
The overall designs of this earphone attract most of the people. It owns metallic finished chambers which look premium and glossy and provides a variety of colors you can choose one from the six colors available.
It hosts a 1.20 meters long cable which seems to be durable. A 3.5 mm gold-plated audio jack is provided in L-shape which makes it easier to use with mobile phones and tablets.
An inline microphone along with remote button is provided to perform various tasks without accessing the audio device.
You get three pairs of ear tips having different sizes. The overall fitting is OK and it feels comfortable for long duration uses.
It has a minimum frequency of 5 Hz which makes the bass output quite punchy and a maximum frequency of 24000 Hz which helps in producing clear and pleasant treble.
It comes with 9mm drivers as compared to other earphones under 1000 which helps in better and louder music output.
Bass is adequate but lacks that quality for which sony is known. It is the perfect choice for the people looking for decent looking earphones from a reputed brand and balanced sound too under 1000 Rs.
7. Panasonic RP-TCM 125: Enhanced Ergo Comfort Microphone
Panasonic a brand who manufactures nearly every electronic item which you can think.
When I bought these EarPhones I didn’t expect much from these earphones but after testing the performance of these earphones I was really amazed.
The earphones are completely made of plastic. The earbuds are tilted at an inclined angle, which helps in better fitting. The quality is what you get in the Samsung earphone and is prone to get tangled easily.
The RP-TCM 125 have adequate length of 1.10 meters and equipped with an inline mic. The mic has a single button which can be used to pause/play music or to connect/disconnect calls.
I tested the quality of mic and found it more clear than other earphones in this price range, Panasonic calls it “Enhanced Ergo Comfort Microphone”.
As I mentioned it is made up of plastic so in long-term uses people having sensitive ears may feel a little pain.
These Earphones have a frequency range between 10Hz to 24000Hz. The drivers are 9mm in size. The Panasonic RP-TCM 125 have rich and punchy bass but the bass is so overpowering that after a certain volume level the vocal gets muffled up.
If you are a person who is looking for the earphones with simple design and a rich level of bass then go for these.
8.Philips ActionFit SHQ1200: For Workout & Music Lovers
In this budgeted earphones Segment Philips has able to made a spot with thier Actionfit earphones.
Philips ActionFit SHQ1200 is a great choice for Workout+ Music Lovers because of its Anti-Slip design and very lightweight.
Philips Actionfit SHQ1200 comes with the Canalphone design which is designed to fit perfectly inside your ear canal and block ambient noise.
ActionFit’s ear caps are made from Anti-slip rubber which ensures the comfort and does not allow to slip earphones out. By keeping the different ear sizes in mind Phillips provides 3 earcaps which fit in any ear sizes.
ActionFits earphones are made from the water-resistant material which makes it sweat-resistant and rainproof. So you can enjoy music and focus on workout without worrying about your earphones.
Now if we talk about build material it is quite good and cable is Kevlar coated which made it tear resistant and durable. Cord length is about 1.25 m which is suitable for most of the peoples.
There is no inline mic and buttons in this earphone but you can’t expect too much at this price range.
If we talk about the sound quality it is quite good as compared to the price range. You can feel good mids, highs, treble, and bass.
This earphone is equipped with 3.5 mm jack which supports most smartphones and tablets and it has 13.5 mm drivers set which produce clear sound with a good amount of bass.
Its sound isolation feature blocks most of the surrounding noise which enhances your music listening experience. Its Frequency Response varies from 30 – 20 000 Hz and impedance 32 ohms.
9. Boat BassHeads 225: For Bass Lovers
If you looking for earphones with good Bass at a quite low price then BassHead 225 is perfect option.
If Sennheiser earphones seem out of your budget then I highly recommend Boat BassHeads. BassHead 225 produces loud audio output with thumping Bass.
Boat BassHeads 225 has a Secure Fit design which fits in your ear smoothly and stays there for long times. It also provides an extra pair of ear hooks which helps in gaining extra grip to earphones.
Basshead 225 is a wired earphone which came up with the flat tangle free cable of quite a sufficient length around 1.2 m. Earbuds are made of polished metal which looks sturdy and increases the life of earphones. Along with that, you will get 6 pairs for earcaps of different sizes which fits for all type of ear sizes.
It is also equipped with Inline Mic and one Button which helps in controlling your music and taking/rejecting calls.
As its name suggests “BassHeads” it is built with keeping Bass in mind. It provides thumping Bass with clear and balanced sound. It is crafted with 10 mm drivers which produce good loud sound.
Frequency ranges 20 HZ – 20 KHz and impedance of 16 ohms and the sensitivity range of 98 Db +/- 3 Db which helps to reduce distortion of sound. It is also equipped with 3.5 mm Gold plated L-Shaped audio jack which delivers better sound quality.
But if you expecting clear audio with good mids and highs than it can disappoint you. But you can’t argue because it is built for Bass lovers.
One thing that you cando is made some adjustment from equilizer seetings.
10. Mi Basic In-Ear Headphone: Cheap and Best
In last few years Mi was able to make stand in Indian Market especially Smartphones. Peoples are liking Mi products for their high specification products at the budgeted price.
We are closing the segment of best earphones under 1000 with Mi basic In-Ear Headphones. If you are looking for low budget earphones with good sound quality then Mi Basic Earphones is a great option for you.
But if you have previously used BassHeads and Sennheiser then you may experience audio quite normal. You can expect too much because it is cheapest one on our list.
Mi Basic In-Ear headphones are crafted with an aluminum sound chamber which gave it sleek finish and makes it resistant to scratches and corrosion. Earbuds are angled to fit easily in ear canals and provide extra comfort while using them. The diaphragm is made of aerospace grade metal which ensures clear and balanced sound output.
The cord is about 1.25 m in length made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) which made it durable, resistant to bend and tangles and provide a smooth finish. An inner cable which is made from copper is wrapped in Kevlar which increases its durability.
It also got an inline mic and remote button with which you can Play/Pause music and Answer/Reject calls.
Sound quality is good with well-balanced tones: not too harsh or Bassy. Its 3 rd generation balanced system helps to enhance sound and air flow.
It is geared up with 10 mm drivers which produce quite a loud sound. It has Sensitivity 93dB, Impedance 16 Ohm, and the audio jack is 3.5 mm with the nickel coating.
If compared to its price it has got the very good sound quality. You can feel the treble and bass but it is not good as that Boat Bassheads and Sennheiser CX180. So if you planning to buy decent earphone especially for Mi devices go with this earphone.
As I have already said choosing a best earphone is very daunting task especially if budget is small . So keeping every type of music lover in mind I have came up with the list of top 10 best earphones for Indian buyers and I hope it will fulfill the requirement of every music lover.
If you have any suggestion and know a better option drop a comment below.