Best entry-level wired headphones under Rs 1,000
Although truly wireless headsets are on the rise and becoming more affordable every day, they still haven’t proven to be a worthy competitor to wired headphones in budget segments. Entry-level TWS have some gaps in their sound output, which is generally not the case with wired headphones. Additionally, wired headphones offer virtually no latency when playing games or playing videos. The budget headphone segment in India is hotly contested with brands like JBL, Sony and Skullcandy offering several products in the sub-1000 price range. In this article, we bring you the best entry-level wired headphones under Rs 1000 that you can buy right now.
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Price: 761 Rs
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Sony’s entry-level headphones could very well be the best of the range in both functionality and sound output. The Sony MDR-EX15AP they are equipped with neodymium transducers that provide a perfect mix of frequencies. The in-ear design fits well and the package includes additional silicone hybrid ear tips for all ear sizes. The headphones also come with a cord adjuster to keep them from tangling in your pocket. But the part where the MDR-EX15AP really outshine its competition is the Smart Key app connectivity. With this app, you can customize the microphone button to control the song or volume. There are also four colors on offer, with the purple priced slightly higher at Rs 880.
Price: 599 Rs
JBL C100SI it has all the makings of a perfect entry-level wired headset. These headphones produce a well-mixed bass sound output that any JBL loyalist will be familiar with. They also feature a one-button universal remote that can be used to answer calls, play/pause audio, fast-forward/rewind a song, and launch the voice assistant. The lightweight in-ear design fits perfectly and the headphones come with three ear tips for all sizes. Priced at Rs 599, the JBL C100SI are an absolute bargain.
Price: 829 Rs
Like JBL, Skullcandy has a loyal following drawn to the brand’s signature sound. The Skullcandy Jib they offer a unique sound profile at an affordable price of just Rs.829. The headphones also feature an in-line microphone along with a dedicated volume control. The 1.2m cable is said to be tangle-free, so you can keep it in your pockets without worrying about it unraveling.
MI Dual Driver
Price: 599 Rs
As the name suggests, these headphones from MI come with two 10mm and 8mm dynamic drivers that deliver rich, booming sound. The MI Dual Driver offers a frequency response range of 20-40,000 Hz. When it comes to design and functionality, the MI Dual Driver pulls ahead of its competition. First, these headphones have a metal construction and magnetic ear tips, which is unheard of in this category. The braided cable design is ideal to avoid tangling. The headphones also offer dedicated keys for volume control and another key for answering calls, skipping tracks or launching the voice assistant. Priced at Rs 599, the MI Dual Driver Headphones could be a very good buy with the highest value for money.
Audio Technica Sonic Sport
Price: 999 Rs
Audio Technica, known primarily for producing high-end audio products, also has a lot to offer in the category of basic wired headphones. The Audio Technica Sonic Sport they are ideal headphones for those who like to exercise. The ear hooks on these headphones wrap comfortably around the ear and provide a secure fit that won’t come off easily while running or exercising. The ear hooks can be snapped on and off when needed. The 8.5mm audio driver delivers bass-rich sound output true to Audio Technica’s reputation.
BoAt Bassheads 152
Price: 449 Rs
Rounding out the list is the BoAt Bassheads 152, which features 10mm audio drivers that deliver a dynamic, bass-rich sound. If you are on a tight budget and looking for a good pair of headphones under Rs 500, Bassheads 152 should be your first choice. Weighing just 13g, these headphones are also the lightest on this list. In addition to well-balanced sound, the BoAt Bassheads 152 also comes with an in-line microphone and a button to answer calls and control music playback.
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These are our picks for the best entry-level wired headphones under Rs 1,000 that you can buy right now. These picks cover a diverse range of sound profiles from bass to booming sound output. Think we left out headphones? Let us know in the comments!
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