I know e e miss the 3.5mm jack, it has really handy. But now we’re moving forward and almost everyone by now is cool with the new wireless earphones thingy. If you’ve bought a phone recently chances are it might not even have your favourite 3.5mm headphone jack anymore.
So here we have the best cheap wireless earphones you can purchase in late 2019.
The best wireless earphones under Rs. 5,000: 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT
1More has built itself a reputation for manufacturing quality affordable audio gear, and the latest such product is the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT. Typically priced just above Rs. 5,000, these wireless earphones are often available for less during online sales. With a great combination of design, comfort, and performance, the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT is our favourite pair of affordable wireless earphones.
There’s nothing particularly fancy here; this is a regular pair of neckband-style wireless earphones. Unlike others in the category, the controls and microphone aren’t on the earphone cable and can be found entirely on the right side of the neckband. It’s lightweight, looks good, and is usable for hours at a stretch without causing fatigue.
Although charging using a Micro-USB port, the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT does support fast charging, offering three hours of use on a 10-minute charge when fully drained. The overall battery life of six hours and Bluetooth codec support aren’t its strong points, but the 1More headset more than makes up for this when it comes to sound quality.
The earphones use an interesting dual dynamic driver combination, with a graphene and titanium driver in each ear casing. The sound is refreshingly clean as a result, with tight, calculated bass, and distinctly clear mids and highs. The clean, open and revealing nature of the sound is among the best that you can get on a budget, making the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT earphones our top pick among affordable wireless earphones you can buy today.
The JBL E25BT is priced at Rs. 2,700. And for that price, the JBL E25BT is our pick for the best wireless earphone on a budget. Featuring an simple and comfortable design. the JBL E25BT does exactly what it is supposed to — offers decent sound for a sensible price.
The headphones are compact, well built, and have a battery that runs for about 8 hours on a full charge, which is excellent for a budget product. The headset is also comfortable, and has a microphone that enables hands-free voice calling when paired with a smartphone.
Like all JBL products, the sonic signature on the JBL E25BT tends to favour bass and treble. If you listen to popular genres and like this typical sound, this should be just fine for you. At this price, the JBL E25BT is a functional, capable headset that does what it’s supposed to do, and wins our recommendation for the best wireless earphones on a budget.
Jabra Elite 25e
A strong competitor to the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic BT earphones, the Jabra Elite 25e is the entry-level wireless consumer audio product from Danish audio specialist Jabra. Priced at Rs. 3,999, the Jabra Elite 25e is well-built, looks good and has strong bass, although this can be a bit excessive at times.
Voice call quality isn’t a strong point, but if you’re looking for a punchy headset to listen to music with the occasional need for hands-free use, the Jabra Elite 25e is a decent choice. There is also a dedicated button for activating the voice assistant on your smartphone, and a decent 12-13 hours of battery life on a single charge. It’s a worthwhile option to consider, especially if you like your music bass-heavy.
Other headphones under Rs. 5,000 you could consider
Skullcandy Method Wireless: Priced at Rs. 4,299, the Skullcandy Method Wireless looks good, has a neckband-style design and offers a punchy sound signature. Battery life is decent as well, and the headset is sweat resistant making it ideal for workout sessions.
Boult Audio Twinpods: Rs. 2,499 for this pair of truly wireless earphones seems like a great deal, and indeed are worth the price if you absolutely want the benefits of truly wireless connectivity in this budget. Sound quality is decent provided you get a good fit, and the earphones look good as well.
1More iBFree Sport: If you’re looking for a rugged pair of earphones, the iBFree Sport from 1More are worth considering. At Rs. 3,149, you get a wide soundstage and good bass, along with IPX6 water and dust resistance.
Soundmagic ES20BT: If you’re looking for a very affordable way to get into wireless listening, the Soundmagic ES20BT could be your best bet. At Rs. 1,529, these are significantly more affordable than most other options in the space. You will have to make do with the budget build and sound though.
JBL Endurance Jump: With an IPX7 water and dust resistance rating, the JBL Endurance Jump is one of the most rugged and fitness-friendly wireless headsets available under Rs. 5,000. It’s priced at Rs. 4,199, making it a good option for anyone looking for budget earphones to use while working out.
Beyerdynamic Byron BT: This headset is usually priced above above Rs. 5,000, but if you wait and watch for deals, you could get it at a much lower price. It’s a very good pair of wireless headphones from a reputed brand, with a focus on sound quality.
Sony WH-CH500: Another on-ear option, the Sony WH-CH500 comes from a breed of capable wireless audio products and is priced at Rs. 4,485. However, plain looks and inadequate padding are drawbacks for this otherwise decent headset.