10 Best Earphones Under Rs.1000


Best Earphones Under Rs.1000

Choosing the best earphones is a tough job when you have a lot of options to choose from in the market. There are very few credible reviews out there on the internet that can ease your buying decision.

That’s why we have compiled a list of top 10 earphones under 1000 rupees.

Which one should you choose? We will figure it out very soon!

Our Overall Best Pick
Sennheiser CX180: Our Best Pick

If I ever wanted to buy an earphone under Rs.1000 in India, I will definitely buy a Sennheiser CX180 or Audio Technica COR150.

Because I love good bass and I mostly listen to a lot of EDM tracks, my personal choice is Sennheiser CX180.

 Its excellent bass, perfect mids & highs and an affordable price easily earn it the top spot.  

Although the lack of inline microphone is a major step back for these pair of cheap earbuds, it really worth for the money considering its overall sound quality and build quality.

With that said, we can say that this pair of headphones from the brand Sennheiser is a real value for money earphones we can get in this budget price range.

I have selected CX180 as the best pick earphone under Rs.1000 because most of the audience in India is more interested in an earphone with a better bass output than other factors. And more importantly, the CX180’s build quality is a little bit better than the Audio Technica COR150.


Our Pick for Best Sound Clarity
Audio Technica COR150: Best Pick for Sound Clarity

If you are looking for an earphone under Rs.1000 with the best sound clarity rather than the bass output, you can go for Audio Technica COR150.

We can say COR150’s lows, mids and highs are crystal clear as compared to CX180.

 Other major advantages of these pair of earphones are the presence of noise cancellation and an over the ear plastic strap which will help the user in fitting them perfectly well. 

When it comes to the comfort and fit, it fits very well in the ear and the ‘over the ear’ plastic strap really helps while jogging or workouts.


Our Pick for Best Build Quality
1MORE Piston Fit: Best Pick for Build Quality

1MORE Piston Fit is another pair of good earbuds you can consider under Rs.1000 if you are looking for the best build quality.

The build quality is better than the CX180 with its metal made construction but, the bass output is not better than the Sennheiser’s.

 If you are a rough user and love to listen to songs with a lot of instruments in it, these earphones from 1MORE will definitely suit you the most. 

Even though the price is higher than CX180, its overall build quality and superb sound quality are a real worth for that extra money.


Our Pick for Jazz Music
Houes Of Marley Smile Jamaica

House Of Marley Smile Jamaica is the best headphones you can get under Rs.1000 if you listen to Jazz type of music a lot.

 Unilke other earphones in this list, the Smile Jamaica offers an ultimate sound signature for Jazz music.  

You can’t really expect a better bass than CX180 or Piston Fit, but the highs and mids are just perfect for Smile Jamaica with a balanced bass output.


Our Pick for Best Sub-Bass
JBL T200A: Best Pick for Sub-Bass

If you are looking for an earphone under Rs.1000 with a better sub-bass, you can go for JBL’s T-series earphones which have better bass but they are not so detailed and open as the CX180.

When compared to the CX180, JBL performs very well even in maximum volumes.

 If you’re looking for a pair of bassy earphones that features a quality in line microphone, then JBL T200A is your best bet. 


Best Earphones Under Rs.1000 – Quick Look
EarphoneMicrophoneAnti Tangle Cable 
Sennheiser CX180
(Overall Best Pick)
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House Of Marley Smile Jamaica
(Runner Up Pick)
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1MORE Piston Fit
(Best Build Quality)
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Audio Technica COR150
(Best Sound Clarity)
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(Best Microphone)
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Skull Candy S2IKDY
(Well Branded)
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Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125
(Perfect Fit)
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Mi Basic In Ear Headphones
(Budget Pick)
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Philips SHE 3200
(Conventional Earbuds)
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Recommended read: Best Earphones Under Rs.500

1. Sennheiser CX 180

best-earphones-under-1000Sennheiser CX 180 is our overall best pick earphones under Rs.1000. Right now, the CX 180 is the highest selling earphones in India which have attracted a lot of budget customers.

Sennheiser CX 180 is completely made of plastic and it is designed in such a way that it’s possible to grip each earphone between your finger and thumb for insertion and removal.

The design of the earphones gives a subtle and royal look while the only flaw in the build of these earphones is its cable, which is thin, tangle-prone, and extremely susceptible to cable noise. These thin cables can get tangled very easily while using it.

Overall, we can say that the build quality of CX 180 is average, though it is not a good option for rough users.

Sennheiser also gives a 2-year manufacturer warranty for these earphones.

When it comes to the sound quality of these budget earphones, it performs really well for the price. It is best suited for those who listen to a lot of EDM type music and those who love bass heavy tracks.

It produces good highs and lows as well, the bass is also really great. Vocals are also clear and crispy as well.

Noise cancellation and microphone are the features that are absent for this pair of earphones.


  • Great buy for the price
  • 2-year warranty
  • Good bass, highs, and lows
  • Best for EDM lovers


  • Doesn’t have noise cancellation
  • Cables can get easily tangled
  • Build quality is not that much great for rough users
  • No color options

2. House Of Marley Smile Jamaica

best-earphones-under-1000These earphones from House Of Marley is designed for a different genre of music. If you are a Jazz, R&B or Reggae lover, you can definitely go for Smile Jamaica. It is priced just below Rs.1000 and really worth the money.

Smile Jamaica is available in six attractive colors which are copper, rasta, fire, midnight, mint, and purple.

House Of Marley Smile Jamaica’s earbuds are made of wooden material, the cable is covered with braided fabric which makes it tangle resistant. It really looks amazing with its unique design and style statement. The steady wires may not give a premium look but have a great build quality.

House Of Marley provides very soft silicon ear tips for better cushioning and comfortable fit in the ears.

Just like the Sennheiser CX180, the manufacturer also provides a 2-year warranty for the product as well.

Smile Jamaica offers the best sound quality for the price with its perfect highs and lows. Bass is also really great for these earphones, but you will not get that slightly over powered bass as on the CX180.

Overall, House Of Marley Smile Jamaica should be your next earphone, if you are a Jazz or R&B lover.


  • Perfect highs and lows
  • Balanced bass out put
  • Best for Jazz music
  • Durable and best build quality
  • Has noise cancellation


  • Not recommended for those who are looking for bass heavy earphones

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3. 1MORE Piston Fit

best-earphones-under-1000You may not have heard too much about 1MORE in the past. 1MORE is Chinese electronics manufacturer who manufactures earphones for companies like Xiaomi, ASUS etc.

1MORE always keeps a standard build quality and audio quality with their earphones and the Piston Fit is one among them.

Piston Fit is the earphone that comes under their own brand name 1MORE itself and right now, it is one of the top rated earphones in the 1000 rupees price range.

When it comes to the sound quality, the 1MORE Piston Fit is nicely balanced with clear highs and detailed mids, and good focus on the bass.

You get clear vocals with Piston Fit, sub-bass is handled well and the low-end punch doesn’t get too boomy as well on these. More than that 1MORE Piston Fit is able to produce better surround sound and neat vocals.

Build quality is where these pair of cheap budget earphones stands out from the rest as its metal made earbuds and anti tangle cables are more durable than any other earphones in this list.

It has an aluminum casing with ‘CD lining’ texture surface which makes these pair of earbuds more beautiful. The gold plated headphone jack which is protected with quality paddings adds to the earphone’s build quality very well

Overall, if you are a rough user and looking for an earphone with the best build quality and doesn’t want to compromise on sound quality, 1MORE Piston Fit is definitely the perfect choice for you!


  • Superb build quality
  • Great bass
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Has noise cancellation


  • Bass is little bit over powered

4. Audio Technica COR-150BK

best-earphones-under-1000Audio Technica is well known for their top notch audio devices that come with great sound quality. There are a bunch of quality earphones out there in the market from the brand and most of them have already impressed a lot of customers.

When it comes to the sound quality, Audio Technica COR-150BK performs really well for the price we are paying. Sound clarity is really great and the bass is also decent without it being overpowering.

These budget earphones also come with some cool little accessories and features which may be useful for some users. For example, it comes with a little wrap around holder which would be useful for long term storage.

The cord can be adjusted and flipped around the ear or you can just let the cord hang down and wear them like normal earbuds are pretty cool.

The only downside of these pair of earphones is that it doesn’t come with an in built microphone.

Audio Technica COR-150BK is completely made of plastic and rubber while the build quality is just average for the price. The L shaped 3.5 mm audio jack will prevent the cord from accidental breaking as well.

Overall, Audio Technica COR-150BK is a real value for money earphone to buy under Rs.1000 considering its high-quality audio and average build quality.


  • Heavy bass
  • Superb sound clarity
  • Two Way design


  • Build quality is just average

5. JBL T200A

best-earphones-under-1000As the next earphones to our list of best earphones under Rs.1000, we have JBL T200A. JBL is well known for producing best quality audio products for the last few years and JBL T200A is a proud addition to their budget earphones line up.

If you are looking for an earphone with mic under Rs.1000, which doesn’t sacrifice too much on the sound quality and sound clarity, you can definitely go for JBL T200A.

So, without further a do, let’s talk a little about these cheap earphone’s build quality and sound quality.

JBL always ensures top build quality for their products with some minimum standards. JBL T200A is a very well built earphone which is completely made of rubber and plastic.

The soft rubber tips provide very good comfort and a perfect fit in the ears. The ear tips are the latex free type of silicon tips which is perfect for long time usage of the earphones without any discomforts.

The only flaw in the build of this In Ear Monitor is that the cables can get easily tangled. But for a better sound quality, it comes with a gold plated 3.5 mm audio jack which is really great.

When it comes to the sound quality of these budget earphones from JBL, we can say that it performs really well for the price. You get surprisingly great sound quality and sound clarity with these earphones.

It has very good bass, treble is good as well.

Microphone quality is also really great for these earphones we can proudly say that this is one of the best earphones under Rs.1000 with good microphone quality. You can use the microphone of JBL T200A for recording audios for YouTube videos or other uses.

Overall, if you are looking for the best earphone under Rs.1000 with good microphone quality and good bass, you can definitely go for a JBL T200A without any doubt.


  • Superb bass
  • Good build quality
  • Superb microphone quality


  • Cables can easily get tangled

6. Skull Candy S2IKDY

best-earphones-under-1000Next up on our list is the Skull Candy S2IKDY which is suitable for those who are looking for an earphone which stands out in the crowd.

In terms of design, the Skull Candy S2IKDY stands out from the rest with its color full funky design. But, when it comes to the build quality of these pair of earphones, we can say that it is just an average build quality.

The earphones are made of colorful plastic and rubber, which gives a different look to these in ear monitors.

Flat cables which are also made of plastic, is an anti tangle one. Overall build quality is not the best for the price range but the design is good for those who wants to stands out in the crowd with their earphones.

When it comes to the sound quality of Skull Candy S2IKDY, you are not getting the best for what you are paying.

When compared to CX180, Smile Jamaica, Audio Technica ATH – COR150 or 1MORE Piston Fit, you can’t expect much better sound quality with these Skull Candy earphones. If your only concerns are the looks and brand value of the earphones, Skull Candy is the best bet for you.

The earphones are loud and it produces better treble sounds which make these earphones well suited for listening to Bollywood music.

Overall, for those who want to stand out from the crowd, and for them, Skullcandy is definitely the best bet.


  • Well branded earphones
  • Anti tangle cables
  • In line microphones


  • Sound quality is not that much great

7. Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125

best-earphones-under-1000These in ear monitors from Panasonic have a simple design, are super lightweight, are comfortable to wear, and most importantly, sound fantastic. Panasonic ErgoFit earphones come with an ergonomic design which ensures a perfect fit in the ears.

They feature a microphone and an inline remote for controlling music playback and answering calls ( no volume control, unfortunately).

Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125 is well-built earphone with its plastic body construction. Design wise, it has a different look overall, when compared to other earphones in this list. It has an oval shaped, extended speaker housing that locks into your ear perfectly.

Bass lovers will be pleased with these in ear monitors very well. The TCM125’s have a balanced sound profile that is perfect for various genres of music. The best thing about these earphones is its perfect fit inside the ears. It’s ergonomically designed earbuds don’t make any discomforts even while wearing it for long hours. 

The quality of microphones is also great for these pair of budget earphones.

The cables can get tangled into knots easily as it is very thin. Overall, the build quality and comfort is really good for the price.

After testing the Panasonic ErgoFit RP-TCM125, we can easily say that, for what you’re paying, these headphones provide an awesome listening experience.


  • Balanced sound profile
  • Thumbing bass


  • Build quality is average
  • Cable can get tangled into knots very easily
  • No noise cancellation

8. JBL C100SI

best-earphones-under-1000To our list, as the next budget earphones for Rs.1000, we have JBL C100SI which is another quality earphones from the well-known brand JBL.

When compared to JBL T200, the C100SI provides a better bass and sound quality but T200 gives more comfort and fit in the ears.

The ear tips are really soft on CS100SI which is really good for extended usage and long time music listening experience without hurting the ears.

It comes with a 1.2 m long cable which features an in-line microphone and remote control for music playbacks.

Microphone quality is really good for the price as well and the single button on the inline remote is multi functional.

The frequency response of the JBL C100SI is more wide and the bass on these earphones are well pronounced. JBL drivers inside this earphone deliver precise, powerful sound for an exceptional listening experience.

The gold plated earphone jack gives a better sound reproduction from the playback devices as well.

When we talk about the build quality, the JBL CS100SI gives an above average build quality for the price but, the cables are not that much great. Those can get tangled inside your pockets very easily.

JBL also provides 1-year warranty on these earphones so you don’t have to worry more about the manufacturing defects or any other problems.


  • Good bass
  • Good microphone quality
  • Superb sound quality


  • Cables are not anti tangle

9. Mi In Ear Headphones Basic 2

best-earphones-under-1000If you are looking for an earphone with powerful bass and you have only around Rs.600 to spend, Mi Basic Earphone is always the best bet. It has the best bass for the price, superb build quality and most importantly, a cheap price.

The best thing about Mi Basic earphones is its superb build quality. The earphones are very well built with high-quality metal and the flat cables come with Kevlar coating which gives it the perfect protection from rough uses.

This makes this pair of earphones the best earphone under Rs.600 with mic and good build quality.

It also features an in-line microphone and a multi-functional single button remote control which can be used for playback controls. The cables are flat so that it is anti-tangle as well.

For just Rs.600, these earphones are great buy. The best thing about Mi Basic is its outstanding build quality and powerful bass.

When it comes to the sound quality, these cheap earphones are best for EDM type of music as it has the best bass sounds, though it is overpowered. It offers adequate treble as well, the sound clarity is also good for the price.

When compared to CX 180 or Audio Technica, the Mi Basic gives the better build quality and superb bass (Keep in mind that the bass sounds of Mi Basic may feel like little bit overpowered than the other contenders in this list).


  • Superb build quality
  • Good bass
  • Anti tangle cables


  • Bass is overpowered
  • Sound clarity is not better than CX180

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10. Philips SHE 3200

best-earphones-under-1000When you search for the earphones under Rs.1000, you may have tired of seeing a lot of in-ear headphones in the market right now. In this price range, we have hundreds of in ear headphones out there in India, we rarely see earphones with the conventional type of earbuds.

Philips SHE 3200 is the only earphones in this list which is not an ‘in ear monitor’ type headphones. The design closely resembles with Apple’s Ear Pods, and it really helps to perfectly fit inside the ear very well.

For a price as low as Rs.600, it has good build quality, anti tangle cables, and noise cancellation feature.

One of the major advantages of Philips SHE 3200 is its perfect fit in the ears so it can be used for long hours without any discomfort or pain to the ears. If you are looking for an earphone with the conventional type of earbuds and doesn’t want to compromise on the sound quality, the Philips SHE 3200 is the best bet under Rs.1000.

The sound quality of SHE 3200 is really good for the price, but don’t expect too much from these budget earphones.

Compared to Mi Basic which comes in the same price range, the bass is not that much great, but overall sound quality is good for the price.

Overall, these pair of cheap headphones is a perfect buy for those who are looking for a not-IEM earphone in the price range of 600 rupees with best sound quality and build quality.


  • Superb build quality
  • Great bass
  • Good overall sound quality
  • Has noise cancellation


  • Bass is little bit over powered

That completes our list of this year’s best earphones under Rs.1000.

In case you feel that we missed out any other great earphones in this price range, do let us know in the comments below. Cheers!


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