The audio experience is one of the most underrated privileges of human life, more for some and less for others, Music is for everyone and the devices that thump those beautiful, inspiring and raging audio into us are no less exquisite. There are a ton of earphones available online and quite often our users ask us about which earphones they should buy? So, here at SuggestPhone, we decided to present our best choices for earphones under the price mark of Rs. 1000, sounds cool? In the first part of this article, we have discussed the type of earphones and headphones and what all you should consider before buying.
Types of Earphones and Headphones:
In-ear earphones/ earbuds: The smaller ones, which just get tuck into your ear pinna are called in-ear headphones. These small audio boxes can be further of two kinds - The ones that just sit in the ear cavity and the other ones which get deep inside your ears. The in-ear ones are more noise reducing and offer a better audio experience. The earbuds are equally useful, for example, while commuting, earbuds are a better choice. The sound quality is not bad, but you won’t experience a deeper, richer sound as in case of in-ear headphones.
Headphones: Headphones called headphones because of the circular headband that goes along the head while wearing are a great choice if you are looking for a better audio experience and you don’t care about the heaviness and the size. Headphones also come in two flavors: The on-ear headphones and the over-ear headphones. If you are looking for headphones then take a look at our article on best headphones under 1000 in India.
Impedance? Drivers? and what not. You must have seen this all technical specs painted all over the websites you visit looking for a rad piece of audio gear, but of course, you are not a sound engineer and you won’t care to know what these heavy terms mean. Here are the top specifications of earphones:
- Magnet Type
- Frequency Response
- Sound Staging and Imaging
- Wireless Technology
- Noise Cancellation
We are not listing the description of every specification because this article is about best earphones under 1000. You can learn all about the types of earphones and read about its specifications in this article: Types of Earphones and How to find the best one
In this list, we have covered best earphones under 1000, if you can spend more then take a look at our list of best earphones under 2000
The Best Earphones under 1000 in India
As we promised at the beginning of this article If you are looking for some quality earphones under Rs 1000, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best earphones you can buy right now for less than Rs. 1000. The list is updated as of August 2018.
Don’t consider the rankings to be rigid because your best could very well not be best for us or others. Everyone has some different taste of sound, take a note of that.
Protection for your new earphones :
Since you are here and thinking of spending around Rs. 1000 on earphones. We would like to suggest a case for your earphones. An earphones case will keep your earphones safe from getting damaged. Here's the best case we found online:
It is available on Flipkart and Amazon both at around Rs. 300. Here are the links if you would like to buy it:
Let's take a look at our list of best earphones now.
1. 1More Piston Fit | Rs. 799
1More Piston Fit is one of the best earphones under 1000, the lows are superb, the highs are none less. The audio balance is quite good and makes up a great experience, up to 70% volume levels. It is a good choice if you can handle a little shrill in the sound. These earphones available in India in 4 colors: Grey, Silver, Blue, and Pink. We love the Grey and Silver ones. Check out all of them on links below:
2. Sennheiser CX213
Sennheiser CX180 made quite a name for themselves. These CX213 joins the wagon by building upon the rich experience of CX180. The noise attenuation has significantly improved with a better bass than CX180. At a price of around Rs 899, If you love Sennheiser, these earphones are a bang for the buck. Sennheiser earphones come with a 2-year warranty. So, if they stop working before 2 years, you can courier the earphones to the service center and you will receive a replacement within few days. This is one of the reasons for listing them in best earphones under 1000.
3. Brainwavz Omega
The Omega is a new and solid entry by Brainwavz and offers crisp sound. The audio balance is immaculate. The 6mm drivers work really great and cover the entire audible spectrum up to 22000 Hz. At a price of around Rs 999, these are some pretty neat earphones to go with.
4. Sony MDR-EX150
You can’t possibly exclude Sony’s MDR-EX150 from some of the best earphones under Rs 1000. The Sony MDR in-ear earphones are perfect for people who do not like big and clumsy headphones. Compatible with smartphones and music players, these earphones deliver outstanding audio reproduction with quality bass. Not only they are among the most affordable offerings from Sony, these offer great bass as expected from Sony with good clarity. Of course, you get the beautiful build by Sony at just under Rs 800.
5. JBL C100SI Earphones
If you want a JBL under Rs 1000, this is for you. The new JBL C100SI is a dynamic, ultra-lightweight in-ear headphone. Its powerful 9mm drivers deliver the feel-it-in-your-bones bass response and legendary sound quality you expect from JBL. The earphone offers punchy sound with crisp highs and good mids. The base is not strong but not too bad at the price range. The JBL C100SI are lightweight and are a good choice at Rs 899.
6. Altec Lansing MZX147
These earphones are quite impressive in the price range of excellent audio quality and balance. You might be disappointed in terms of build quality but the quality of sound puts these in our recommendation for earphones under Rs 1000. Altec Lansing MZX147 are available for around Rs 780 in India.
7. Sennheiser CX180
These great sounding and well-priced earphones from Sennheiser have made quite a name for themselves in recent times with clear, crisp audio and reasonable bass. The build quality also stands out and makes an overall great package at just Rs 849.
8. Audio Technica ATH-CLR100
These superb offering from Audio Technica are comfortable and lightweight that offer an impassive sound quality at the price. The bass might feel a little on the lower side, besides that the mids and highs are impressive. The build quality is also great for earphones priced at under 1000.
9. boAt BassHeads 220
boAt BassHeads 220 Polished Metal Earphones are designed to give you an Experience which no other brand can match. It has an incredible sonic clarity with Super Extra Bass. It is not a plastic earphone - It is Polished Metal. With tangle-free flat cables, you are expected to be hassle-free. As the headphones feature 10mm drivers, they give you clear sound with that Thumping Bass. In Built Noise Cancelling Mic ensures you don’t miss those important calls. These earphones are priced around Rs. 700 and are available in 2 colors: Blue and Black. These are one of our favorites on this list of best earphones under 1000.
10. Philips SHE3205BK/00 Earphones with Mic
These earphones are designed to fit comfortably into your ears. They come with a built-in microphone that lets you easily switch from listening to music to taking calls, so you always stay connected with your family members and friends. No matter what song you’re listening to, these earphones let you enjoy the rich bass and clear sound. With a 3.5 mm headphone jack, you can easily connect them to your smartphone. These Philips earphones are priced around Rs. 800 and are great for those who don't want in-ear type earphones.
So these were the best earphones under 1000 available in India. Again, the rankings are not very rigid and some pair of earphones that might sound better to you might not be for us. The sub-1000 price bracket is getting some impressive entries from not only some new brands but also well established and praised ones like Sony and Sennheiser.
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