Best Earphones Under Rs.2,000
The enjoyment, entertainment and comfort they offer while listening to your favourite tracks are immense.
If you’re looking for good quality in-ear headphones that are best sounding as well as well-built, your go to budget is Rs.2,000.
Here is the curated list for the best six wired earphones under Rs.2000 available in the market:
1. SoundMagic E10C
Overall Best Pick
- Best for immersive listening experience
- High quality cable
- Inline remote and sensitive microphone
The E10C, an upgraded version of SoundMagic E10 is again a perfect example to justify that tag, thanks to its audio performance and build quality.
Design and build quality
The E10C has a solid design with tangle-free braided cables and aluminium earbud housing.
Its in-ear design has made sure that the earbuds sit deep inside the ear canal without any discomfort.
Provided inside the box is a carry case with enough sizes of silicone ear tips, cable adjuster, computer/mobile adapter and the earphone itself.
The SoundMagic E10C has a frequency response between 15Hz and 22KHz.
Because of this wider frequency range, it can output a wide variety of sound.
The sound stage is pretty good with great clarity and details.
The bass is tighter and the mids and highs are crisp in nature to enhance the sound quality.
The big difference SoundMagic E10C has from the E10 is its inline remote control design.
It has a 3 button remote control to attend/disconnect calls, adjust volume and control tracks.
This earphone is compatible with most of the devices out of the box including iPhone, Android, Laptops and PCs.
All in all, the SoundMagic E10C is the best earphone under Rs.2000.
Its musical detail with powerful bass and wide sound stage is second to none in this price range.
Added to that is the build quality of cables which are tangle-free and the metallic housing of earbud drivers, the E10C is simply a cut above the rest.
2. Sony MDR-EX255AP
- Excellent sound clarity
- Serrated strong cable
- Product from a reputed brand
Their brand of earphones also follows the same pattern.
Build quality and design
The Sony MDR-EX225AP model is a compact earphone that delivers quality sound output.
Housing a 12mm Neodymium driver that can respond between 5Hz-25KHz, the frequency range of Sony MDR-EX225AP is pretty wide.
The driver size is one of the widest in this price range which will deliver better sub-bass sounds.
It has an impedance rating of 16 Ohm and the sensitivity is 106dB/MW.
The overall sound quality of this earphone is very good.
It has an excellent sound system that provides true sound through the earpiece rather than any boosted output.
The clarity and details of output are also very good with this wired earphone.
Even the voice recorded via inline Mic was impressive.
The Sony MDR-EX225AP houses its dynamic drivers in a plastic body.
The cables have a serrated design to resist tangles and snags.
The inline remote control and mic have a single button to take hands-free calls and switch tracks.
There is no button to adjust volume.
We felt the overall build quality pretty average.
If your concern is a good sounding earphone from a reputed brand, then the Sony MDR-EX225AP is a great choice under Rs. 2000.
The bass levels are satisfying for those who look for that extra punch in the music they listen to.
Having an inline microphone makes it more useful than ever before for having voice calls on the go.
3. Sennheiser CX 275s
Best Branded Earphones
- Best for listening to EDMs
- Carry pouch included
- Average build quality
They have launched some of the best audio devices in the world and pioneered this industry for decades.
The Sennheiser CX275s has been dominating the budget earphone segment for a few years now.
Build quality and design
The area where Sennheiser CX275s lags big time is build quality.
These earphones are fairly ordinary built with tangle prone cables and plastic driver housing.
The cables are built well but are very thin when compared to SoundMagic E10C or Sony MDR.
The inline remote control has just a single button and there is no volume control option there.
In terms of sound quality, the Sennheiser CX275s has a bass-driven stereo sound as claimed by them.
It has a frequency response of 17Hz-23KHz and an impedance of 16 Ohm.
They sound balanced than some of the other earphones in the CX line, although the bass definitely has a bit of a boost.
The midrange is clear and the treble is fairly pleasant.
They aren’t audiophile quality earphones but they perform respectably at the price point.
The microphone also performs well during calls.
The CX 275s are a pair of in-ear headphones that are designed specifically for mobile devices.
They are compatible with every Android and Apple devices.
The earphones are provided with a carry pouch and 3 pairs of rubber ear-tips inside the box.
In conclusion, the Sennheiser CX 275s is a good headset for someone who wants a branded, average sounding earphone with good microphone functionality under Rs.2000.
The sound is tailored to be bass heavy and if you mostly listen to EDM or other bass heavy genres without too many vocals, you may not feel the loss in the other regions of sound.
If you want something with a bit more balanced sound, consider the SoundMagic E10C.
4. Tagg SoundGear 500
Best Ergonomically Designed
- Dual drivers for great sound clarity
- Ergonomic ear piece design
- Inline remote with mic
This ergonomically designed in-ear headphone has the USP of having dual drivers to output sound.
The SoundGear 500 comes with the In-ear headset, Carry pouch and 3 pairs of earbuds.
Build quality and design
It has a solid build quality even though the driver housing is made of plastic.
The ear-tip design looks and fits really well and doesn’t fall off from the ear.
The 3.5mm headphone jack is solidly built with gold plating.
There is a single button on the inline remote for controlling music and attending calls.
It is in sound quality that the Tagg SoundGear 500 really stand out.
Thanks to the dual driver setup, the overall sound-stage is very wide and you get a balanced sound output with no boosted output.
A big thumbs up to Tagg for an accurate audio performance.
In conclusion, the SoundGear 500 is a very good pair of in-ear headphones at Rs. 1500.
They sound great and accurate in lows, mids and highs.
There is not much going against this device at this price except the headphone jack connector which is not L shaped.
5. Sony MDR-AS410AP
Best Sports Earphone
- Suited for active lifestyle
- Crisp and detailed sound output
- Serrated tangle free cord
Not only does the company has its presence in the consumer electronics industry, it does excel in it as well.
The MDR-AS410AP is an active style earphone targeted at users who wish to have a sports related feature rich earphone during their exercise sessions.
Design and build quality
The Sony MDR-AS410AP is an open ear active sports earphone designed to meet the expectations of fitness enthusiasts.
The adjustable ear clip is very lightweight and comfortable to wear around the ears.
It offers a secure grip to the earpiece that will remain in position even with intense movement such as running or climbing.
The earpiece is designed in such a way that the sound flows in and out through the back of the earcups ensuring a natural and soothing music listening experience.
The 1.2m cord is long enough to put the device in your pocket while in the gym or while jogging outside.
This earphone comes with a pair of 9mm drivers that lets out loud and clear sound output without any distortions even at maximum volume levels.
Covering a wide 5-22,000 Hz frequency response range, this budget earphone delivers a wide variety of notes from low to high end of the audio spectrum, generating an immersive music listening experience.
The bass as you might have already know, is very rich and for those who would love those beats with extra punch will be satisfied.
The water resistant design of this earphone prevents the water and sweat from leaking in to the earpiece compartment, making it suitable for wearing outside or while at the gym.
The serrated cord keeps the wires from getting tangled. This will save you a lot of time and provides you the convenience of keeping the earphones in your pocket as you may please.
The inline microphone allows you to take calls while performing exercises and other activities.
The mic is very sensitive and comfortably picks up your voice even while moving constantly.
The Sony MDR-AS410AP is the perfect choice if you would love to have a sports earphone to use while in the gym or even outside.
The water & splash resistant design lets you use this earphone in any weather without the fear of getting damaged.
The sound output is impressive and the additional clips securely holds the earpiece in place while doing workouts.
|Warranty||1 year warranty|
6. Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2
Best Earphone for Voice Calls
- Balanced sound output
- 2-year global warranty
- Comfortable earpiece form factor
We have reviewed a lot of Skullcandy audio products in the past and all of them delivered good sound output but lacked the fit and finish as well the build quality sucked big time.
The Smokin’ Buds 2 comes with these gripes fixed.
This budget earphone priced under Rs.1500 delivers great audio output on a budget without compromising on the build quality.
Design and build quality
The Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 comes with a two tone colour option and a mesmerising transparent option that is sure to turn some heads.
The earpiece casing is made of glossy plastic and looks very nice on ears. The design is in such a way that the earpiece fits snug inside the ear canal comfortably.
Flat ribbon style rubber cable is tough and feels solid this time which is a long way ahead of those old thin flimsy cables Skullcandy used on some of its products in the past.
There is an inline mic and remote for attending calls. The single button remote is designed to execute various functions by the number of presses.
As expected, the Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 delivers excellent quality sound through its 9mm drivers.
The sound output is less louder but more balanced this time. This is indeed a good thing because having too much loudness equates to noise.
For an audiophile, balance between the notes is much more important than having just a loud music blaring out through the speakers.
The bass is more pronounced and those bass lovers would definitely feel at home with this earphone.
The Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 comes with a 2-year global warranty.
This means you can carry this product with you anywhere in the world and if something unfortunate happens, get it repaired right away.
The mic used in this earphone is of very good quality and picks up sound very well.
The construction is of plastic as we said earlier and comes with a moisture resistant coating that will keep the sweat and water splashes away from the earpiece.
The Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds 2 is a great choice for those who would love to have a great sounding earphone with a good quality mic for voice calls.
The one button inline remote has some nifty tricks that serves multiple features like skipping the song, pausing the music and attending the calls.
The build quality is great this time around so does the looks.
If your budget is under Rs. 1500, you should definitely check out this product.
|Frequency Range||18Hz – 20KHz|
|Warranty||2 year warranty|
We will be updating this list when new products that can dethrone our top picks emerge in the market.
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