Nowadays earphones have become a necessity whether it’s for work from home, calling or music. Considering you needs and budget we’ve made a list for best earphones under 1000. The list includes wired as well as wireless earphones(neckbands). Sound quality, stylish and comfortable to wear are the primary things that a consumer sees in the earphone. Choose the earphone that best suits you.
- 1 year warranty
- One-button Universal Remote With Mic
- Lightweight and Comfortable
This is one of the best earphone under 1000 that had to belong to this list. It released on 31st march 2016 and currently it’s starting price is ₹599. It is a wired earphone with 1.2 m tangle free cord, 9mm drivers and 3.5mm connector. You’ll get one year of warranty with the box and four spare ear tips. The treble and the bass are balanced to give optimum sound quality. The earphone comes with a mic but unfortunately there are no volume up, down buttons. Overall it’s a good quality earphone to buy in this price range.
- It’s not water resistant
- The bass is bit lower and the treble is high
- No volume up-down buttons
Realme buds 2
- Extra bass for high sound quality
- Built in magnets for easy travel
- 6 ear tips of different sizes included
- High durability due to synthetic fiber
The next earphone that belongs to this list is realme buds 2. This is the best option under this budget specially for gamers or musicians that can’t afford stereo speakers, headphones or have a very low budget. It has built in magnets that make them easier to carry, moreover it has a built in microphone, 1.25 m cable and a much louder base with 160% base boost and a powerful 11 mm driver capable of delivering high pitched notes. At last it’s ergonomic and braided design make this a premium and irresistible deal.
- The only problem(for some) is that it has an extra strong bass that overpowers lyrics or dialogues.
Mi dual driver
- Passive noise cancellation
- Magnetic backs
- Dual drivers
- High bass
Mi dual driver earphones are highly affordable earphones available at INR 799. The earphones as their name suggest have dual drivers probably for high and mid and low pitch. The earbuds have magnetic backs that make them easy to carry, the cable is 1.25 m in length with braided design and the passive noise cancellation is good enough. There is carbon finish in the outer shell which makes it premium by looks. Overall it’s a good deal if you want an average earphone with high bass and average sound quality.
- The bass tends to get a bit bloated at times.
- The sound is not optimum for this price range
Ptron boom ultima 4d dual driver
- 1 year warranty
- Dual drivers
- Inline remote control
- Gold plated 3.5 mm jack
I’ve been using these earphones for quiet some time now and honestly I’m satisfied with it’s performance considering this price range. It looks premium due to it’s design, the gold plated 3.5 mm audio jack and the dual drivers make it stand out of the queue. Due to the dual driver it sounds amazing and there’s no compromise in the bass. The lows, mids and highs, all are amazing. The cable is 1.2 m in length and the earphone has built in microphone. If you want an earphone for it’s look and decent sound quality then this is the best deal for you.
- Not water resistant
Boat bassheads 225
- Good sound quality
- Excellent built quality
- High volume
This is another low priced earphone under 1000. The earphones are available in various color options namely Black, Blue, Forest Green, Frosty White, Neon Lime, and Red. Boat gives us a decent number of accessories for this earphone like six pairs of ear tips, a clip, and a pair of ear hooks. The volume can go really high so 10/10 for volume. The bass is also strong. The built quality is also good. It’s available at INR 599.
- The bass overpowers the mids and the lows
- Oversensitive microphone
Noise Tune Active Neckband
- Playtime of 10 hours
- 10 mm dynamic drivers
- Full Remote Control with built-in mic
- IPX5 Sweat-Proof & Rain-Proof
Noise is an Indian brand which launched it’s noise tune active neckband on January 2020. There are dynamic drivers that handle the lows, mids and highs very well. It offers one charging cable, 3 eartips, 2 wingtips, one warranty card and one user manual. The earphone has magnetic earbuds. You can manage music playback, adjust volume and even answer and reject calls using the remote on the neckband. It’s available for INR 999 at amazon(price may rise upto 1299 as 999 is for the current deal). Overall it’s a great deal for Indian market.
- Turns off at 30% charge
- Not loud enough even at 100% volume
Redmi SonicBass wireless earphones
- Lightweight design
- IPX4 splash and sweat proof
- Good bass quality
This is another neckband wireless earphone that belongs to this list. It is well known for it’s audio quality, the bass is good and does not overpower the vocals or dialogues. It has IPX4 rating making it splash and sweatproof. Additionally, you also get a decent 12 hours of battery life and voice assistant support. It has a standard design that looks like any other neckband and is lightweight. You can buy it on flipkart.
- Bad performance in mids
- No charger provided in the box
- Design could be better
- Premium design
- Very good noise cancellation
- Comprises of stereo speakers
Sony is one of the leading electronic brands. The next earphone is offered by Sony. The earphone offers a premium grade 9 mm Dome-type dynamic driver with a neodymium magnet and Copper-clad Aluminium wire (CCAW) voice coil. It has a frequency response of 5Hz-24,000Hz, the headphone is lightweight, compact, and is tonally balanced. The earphone has gold plated 3.5mm pin. It offers a wide range of colors to choose from and Comfortable, secure-fitting silicone earbuds for long listening hours. The earphones are available for INR 999 at amazon(price may vary).
- The bass overpowers the vocals or the dialogues
- The voice is too sharp(not good for ears)
- NOT WEATHER-SEALED (SPLASHPROOF)
Boat Rockerz 255
- Water resistant
- Good Noise cancellation
- Light weight
There are many more earphones but let’s end this list with the Boat rockerz 255 neckband. The box includes a short micro-USB cable, the headphones and 2 sets of extra (smaller and larger) silicone ear tips, the earbuds have a magnetic back. The high and mid tone are really very good but the lows are lacking somewhere. The bass is good but not that good. It offers atleast 6 hours of playtime which is pretty good for most of the users. If you want an Indian brand then this is one of the best wireless earphone/neckband for you.
- Doesn’t turn off automatically
- Bass is not up to the mark
Frequently asked questions
Ans. The answers is- it depends, if your primary concern is great sound quality for music production or gaming then headphones do a great job though earphones are no less especially seeing the today’s market offerings. And if your concern is an overall audio device that you have to put for a long duration of time on your ears then earphones are the better option as they are more comfortable than those bulky headphones.
Ans. According to me the choice will be the wired ones(this may vary person to person). I personally think that the sound quality of wired ones are better as compared to the earphones that uses bluetooth for transmission of audio. Moreover the wireless earphones are difficult to use as firstly they have to be charged separately because of which a person has to be careful with the battery for instant use and secondly they are more delicate than the wired ones.
Ans. It may vary person to person. There are compromises that a person has to deal with while buying any product especially in low budget. The best product is that, that has very few compromises and with which you can abide with. So for some the best earphone will be that gives maximum volume, for others it can be the design or the durability and average sound quality so yes, it depends on person to person.