Best Earphones Under Rs. 2,000

by | Jul 14, 2018

Whether you’re an audiophile, music lover or a regular joe, good earphones are a must these days.

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.

So, which is the best earphones under Rs.2,000? We will find out in this article.

1. SoundMagic E10C

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best for immersive listening experience
  • High quality cable
  • Inline remote and sensitive microphone
SoundMagic has been building some of the best budget earphones for the last few years that not only sounds great but also well built.

The E10C, an upgraded version of SoundMagic E10 is again a perfect example to justify that tag all thanks to its audio performance 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.

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Cross-platform compatibility
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Detailed sound and Wide frequency range
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Tangle-free cable and Metallic ear tips
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3 button Inline Remote Control
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Bass is a bit boosted
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Quality of Mic is just average

Specifications

Microphone AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range5Hz-25KHz
Tangle-freeYes
Warranty1 Year

2. Sony MDR-EX255AP

Runner-up Pic
Runner-Up Pick
  • Excellent sound clarity
  • Serrated strong cable
  • Product from a reputed brand
Sony is a highly reputed brand in consumer electronics space for their quality offerings across the spectrum.

Their brand of earphones also follows the same pattern.

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 is 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.

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Great sound quality
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Good Mic for voice call
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Wide frequency range
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Build quality takes a hit
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No volume control button on inline remote

Specifications

Microphone AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range5Hz-25KHz
Tangle-freeYes
Warranty1 Year

3. Sennheiser CX 275s

Best Branded Earphone
Best Branded Earphones
  • Best for listening to EDMs
  • Carry pouch included
  • Average build quality
Sennheiser is a brand which needs no introduction to audiophiles.

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.

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 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 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 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.

As a pair of earphones, the CX 275s are strictly okay.

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.

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Good microphone quality
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Bass driven sound, best for EDM lovers
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Plasitic body
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Wire can gets tangled
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Wire is thin

Specifications

Microphone AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range17Hz-23KHz
Tangle-freeNo
Warranty2 Years

4. Tagg SoundGear 500

Best Ergonomically Designed
Best Ergonomically Designed
  • Dual drivers for great sound clarity
  • Ergonomic ear piece design
  • Inline remote with mic
The surprising entry in this list of best earphones is the SoundGear 500 from Tagg, an Indian consumer electronics brand.

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.

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 stood 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.

The audio is rich in detail and the vocals are high in clarity.

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.

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Good accurate sound
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Gold plated headphone jack
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Ergonomic design
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The connector is not L shaped
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Cables can get tangled

Specifications

Microphone AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Tangle-freeNo
Warranty1 Year

5. Ant Audio W59

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
  • Best for serious audiophiles
  • Feature rich inline remote
  • Quality speaker components
Ant Audio is a UK based audio equipment manufacturer popular for their audiophile grade speakers and earphones.

The W59 from Ant Audio is one of the entry level earphones that the company has introduced in the Indian market.

The Ant Audio W59 is mainly targeted at customers who follows an active lifestyle. Be it an indoor listener or a travel junkie, this earphone will convince you with the great audio output it delivers.

First things first, this is a dual driver earphone. Dual drivers means two driver units per ear.

How does it work?

One of the driver unit outputs the high and mid frequency while the other deals only with the bass. This will let the earphone deliver hi-fidelity audio which is clean as well as rich in bass.

This particular earphone features two 6mm drivers which are made using neodymium magnets and other quality components.

The build quality is another area where the Ant Audio shows its prowess. The 1.2m cable, though non-braided does offer a sturdy feel. The wire inside is made using pure copper without oxygen resulting in near zero resistance to the signals.

The wire is tangle free and can be easily kept inside the supplied pouch without the fear of having to untie the knot everytime you want to listen to the music.

The in-line remote works well and has all the features such as music controls and in-call functions, as you would expect from an earphone at this price range.

If you’re content with the weird driver casing shape, this earphone is one of the best in the business at this price range.

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Dual 6mm drivers
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Passive noise cancellation works well
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Good build quality
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Non-braided cable

Specifications

Microphone AvailabilityYes
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Tangle-freeYes
Warranty1 year warranty
 

That concludes our list of the best earphones under Rs. 2000 right now in India.

We will be updating this list when new products that can dethrone our top picks emerge in the market.

Until then, keep following our best lists and buying guides to stay updated with the latest and greatest gadgets. Ciao!