I recently broke my Sony sports earphones in the gym, and since then my life has not been the same. My previous pair of earphones was the Sony XB50BS. I must admit that they were pretty expensive back then, though I have used them for more than a year now. Consequently, I found myself looking for the best budget earphones on the market today. Not that I couldn’t afford to repurchase the MDR XB50BS in-ear earphones, but because I was curious.

Of course, by now, many top earphone brands in India have released better-performing earphones than the old Sony product I was using previously. So there was no way that I could spend more money on an old pair of earphones while I can still buy a cheaper version that performs better. So I stepped up to look for the best high-quality earphones that would outperform my previous headsets. However, to keep things on a budget, I set 3000 Rs as my price point. Below are my findings from my quest. Please note that most of the earphones covered in this article are particularly suitable for gymnasts and athletes. Sturdiness and audio performance was my main focus.

☼ 12.4-mm Redmi Buds 5 Ear Buds

रेडमी ब्रांड का नया वायरलेस ईरफ़ोन बड्स 5 अब उपलब्ध है। यह ईयर बड्स सेट वायरलेस इयरफ़ोन की दुनिया में गेम-चेंजर हैं। अपने प्रभावशाली 12.4 मिमी ड्राइवर और 32-ओम प्रतिबाधा के साथ, ये ईयरबड उन्नत बास के साथ क्रिस्टल स्पष्ट ध्वनि प्रदान करते हैं जो आपके सुनने के अनुभव को एक नए स्तर पर बढ़ा देगा।

डुअल एमआईसी सिस्टम यह सुनिश्चित करता है कि कॉल के दौरान आपकी आवाज स्पष्ट रूप से उठाई जाए।  जबकि एआई वॉयस एन्हांसमेंट तकनीक आपकी आवाज की स्पष्टता को और भी बढ़ा देती है।

  Earphones under ₹1500

46 डीबी तक की सक्रिय शोर रद्दीकरण (एएनसी) सुविधा अवांछित बाहरी ध्वनियों को रोकती है, जिससे आप अपने संगीत या कॉल में पूरी तरह से डूब सकते हैं।

38 घंटे तक की बैटरी लाइफ के साथ, रेडमी बड्स 5 ईयर बड्स बार-बार रिचार्ज करने की आवश्यकता के बिना पूरे दिन उपयोग के लिए बिल्कुल सही हैं। साथ ही इसमें दिए गए बैटरी क्विक चार्जिंग भी सपोर्ट करता है।

आज ही इन अत्याधुनिक ईयरबड्स के साथ अपने ऑडियो गेम को अपग्रेड करें। और इसके बारे में विस्तार से जानने के लिए देखिये हमारी वीडियो प्रस्तुति।

Price ₹2999 ► Amazon
Features Speaker Driver: 12.4-mm | Enhance Bass Mode | Dual MIC | AI Voice Enhancement | ANC Up to 46 dB | Charging Method: Type-C | 100% Battery in 4 Hours | Gross Weight: 42 grams | Find Your Earbuds | App Control


► Sony XB50AP Earphone with MIC

This Sony earphone set is all about BASS. The sound is extremely clear and no distortion even at high volumes. The dome shape of the drivers helps maintain a sound balance between the two earphones and also helps in conserving sound by preventing leakage, withal.

  गैस स्टोव: ₹2000 - ₹3000

The 12-millimeter neodymium drivers deliver powerful bass with rich Mids. The drivers are also large. With such big drivers, you have to be very careful with high volumes, when using this Sony Earphone with MIC. To get the best experience when using this headset, tweak the equalizer accordingly, especially if you are not a bass fan.

Sony XB50AP Earphone with MIC

The ear tips too are very comfortable and are made of silicone for a compelling sound isolation effect. The cords are serrated to prevent them from tangling up and getting damaged. Also, Sony has included a carrying pouch for these earphones and has given users a wide range of colors to choose from.

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Sony XB50AP is a headset, earphone with MIC. The microphone is housed beneath a remote which has can and playback control buttons. Among these buttons is a call button, a play/pause button and volume toggles too. The cord is long enough, as it measures 3.94 feet, to make it easy for hands-free communication.

Price 2500 Rupees
Features Built-in Microphone | Compatible With {Laptop, Audio Player, Tablet, Mobile} | Shiny metallic finish housing | Serrated tangle-free cord | Comfortable, secure-fitting silicone earbuds
Speaker 12-mm Neodymium-Drivers for Loud & Clear Sound with Extra Bass | X-Bass for club-like sound FR-Range: 4 Hz – 24KHz
Build 3.94-Ft Y-Type Flat Cord
Warranty 12 Months
Sales Box Earphone | Carrying Pouch | Earbuds (SS, S, M, L)


► Anker SoundBuds Sports NB10 Bluetooth Earphones

Anker is a reputable Chinese electronics brand situated in Shenzhen, China. Since its inception, the company has relied on Asia and in particular India as its primary market. Their Sports NB10 Bluetooth Earphones were the first product on my list. Here is what I liked about these gym earphones:

Anker Sound Buds Sports NB10 Bluetooth Earphones

Fantastic build: These are probably the best wireless earphones under 3000 when considering the build quality and design. The manufacturer crafted this product to fit perfectly around your neck. Notably, the neckband is designed ergonomically, while the earpieces have an oblique angle. This means that the earpieces don’t stress your ear canal since their entire weight is spread evenly around your neck. In addition, the tight snug neckband gives you a distraction-free experience even when performing stringent and rigorous gym activities. If style is your mantra, then here is a product that matches every aspect of style. The stylish buttons and curvilinear design give this product a futuristic, premium look.

Water resistant body: The NB10 has an IPX5-rated shell which protects any water or moisture from damaging the device. If you are looking for durable earphones with mic in India, I would highly recommend these earphones. For one, I liked the fact their sturdy shell and design, kind of resemble that of my previous Sony earphones. Compared to my old Sony MDR XB50BS, these Anker earphones were not only sturdier but also pocket-friendly.

  Radio: ₹1000 - ₹3000

Cons: Nonetheless, the audio quality on this product couldn’t match that of the Sony MDR-XB50BS. The bass, in particular, is disappointing, while the noise cancellation mechanism is faltering.

Price 2550 Rupees
Speaker Sensitivity 123 dB | Resistance: 9Ω | Frequency Response Range: 8-25000 Hz | Powerful Sound
Build Wireless Connectivity | Volume Control | Waterproof IPX5 | Style Neckband | Control Button: Yes | Perfect Fit for Sports | Flexible hooking design | customizable Fit Clips and Ear Tips | Active Noise-Cancellation
Warranty 18 Months


► Chevron Truly Stereo Bluetooth Earphone

To solve the problems of the afore-discussed product, I found another better-looking, more convenient and higher performing product. This product was none other than the Chevron Truly Wireless Bluetooth v4.2 Earphones. At first, I confused these earphones with some kind of high-tech, FBI spying equipment. It’s even a wonder that they do sell these earphones in the consumer market.

  Portable Wireless Speakers: ₹7000 - ₹10000

Convenient and out of the box design: In all aspects, these are the best earphones for mobile. To begin with, the detachable ear buds give you unlimited mobility, not to mention an interaction-free experience. Considering the aesthetics, the Chevron Truly wireless in-ear earphones complement your style in a way that no other product in this price range can. Their discreet nature means that you can use them even in earphone-prohibited areas. Though I don’t encourage you to do so.

Chevron Bluetooth Earphones With Deep Bass Stereo Sound

With this product, there’s no more tangling and long earphone cables. Just you and the charging base in your pocket and you are good to go. I also confirmed that the manufacturer includes an optional neckband and a carrying pouch in the package. Though I think that the neckband is useless here.

  Portable Wireless Speakers under ₹3000

Wireless charging technology: Coincidentally, these are also among the best bass earphones in India. The audio clarity on this product is exemplary, not to mention that the noise cancellation is 100% effective. Unlike other wireless earphones, this product uses a charging dock, which implies that the earbud batteries don’t have to be heavy. The primary battery is a 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery. The manufacturer integrated this battery with wireless charging technology. This way, you can charge the earphones even while on the move.

Price 2850 Rupees
Battery Magnetic Charging | 1500 mAh Charging Case | 20 Hours Music Play Time with Charging Case | 120 Hours Standby Time | 10 Minute Quick Charging
Build 6 Grams Each Earphone| Noise Cancellation Technology | Lightweight Build | HD MIC for Calling | Universal Compatibility | IPX4 Rating | Ultra Compact Design
Speaker High Fidelity Sound Speaker
Warranty 12 Months
Sales Box A Pair of Chevron Earphones | Chevron Carrying Pouch | 3 Extra Ear Tips | Micro USB Charge Cable | User Manual | 12 Months Internal Warranty Card


► Creative Outlier One Wireless Earphone with MIC

Creative is a professional speaker brand. It is a well-respected brand name for high-quality earphone, headphone, and powerful speaker system.

The Outlier One from the house of Creative brand is one of the best earphones in 2000 to 3000 Rupees range. This earphone set is light in weight and generates loud and clear audio with good punchy bass. Even if the volume is set to highest, audio frequencies do not suffer from any kind of distortion.

Creative Outlier One Wireless Earphone with MIC

It is a wireless earphone set. So, it connects with a smartphone or any audio producing system through Bluetooth connectivity only.

This Creative earphone set comes with a powerful battery. On a single charge, this earphone set can play music for around 9 hours continuously, Creative brand claims. This means you will have to charge it only once in two to three days. A USB charging cable is included in the sales box, using which one can charge it even via a power bank.

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Creative Outlier One Earphone is currently a top favorite of buyers and experts. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that it is a value for money earphone in 3000 Rupees. It generates impressive audio and is made with durable materials. Moreover, it feels comfortable in ears even after a long music session. What else would you need on a device like this? Trust the brand Creative and trust its product.

Price 3000 Rupees
Features IPX Rating: Water-Resistant & Sweat-Proof | Built-in MIC and Control | Rated as Best Earphones in the Year 2018 | Bluetooth Connectivity | 12-Months Warranty
Battery 9.5-Hours of Music Play battery Life
Build Tangle-Free Cable | Snug & Secure Silicone Tips
Sales Box Earphone | Carry Pouch | Shirt-Clip | 4 Pairs of Silicone Tips | Charging Cable | Documents


► Tagg Sports Plus Bluetooth Earphones with Mic

Tagg has remained one of the top earphone brands in India. The company competes quite favorably with other premium earphones brands like Sennheiser and 1More. We happened to review their Sports plus Bluetooth Earphones with Mic and here is what we liked about the earpieces.

Excellent design: One area that Tagg invested considerably in was the design aspect. These wireless earphones flaunt a futuristic and oblique design. Indeed, the angled design has to do with the ergonomics. Also, the manufacturer included 3 ear tip sets, each of a different size. This means that you can select whichever ear tip size that fits you best.

Tagg Sports Plus Bluetooth Headset

Magnetic Lock for secure docking around the neck: Notably, the designers built these wireless earphones with a magnetic-Lock. This lock helps the user secure the earpieces around the neck in the form of a necklace using this cable. To add to the aesthetics, the cable is braided beautifully. This — not only makes it tangle-free — but also extra sturdy.

  Earphones under ₹1000

Long-life Battery: What makes these earphones the best wireless earphones in India is the battery life. This pair of earphones use two 60-mAh batteries. The dual batteries can last for at least 8 hours when playing music continuously. It takes approximately 2-hours to charge the batteries fully.

Tagg Sports Plus in-ear earphones use Bluetooth V4.1 and have a 20-ft working range from your Bluetooth-enabled smart device.  This is precisely the best value for money pair of earphones on the market.

Price 2500 Rupees
Features Weight: 25-Grams | Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 | Warranty: 12-Months Replacement
Battery 2×60-mAh | Charging-Time 120-minutes | Talk-Time 8 Hours | Standby-Time 180 Hours
Features True HD Sound | In-Line Calling Controls | Smart-Battery | SLEEK & ERGONOMIC DESIGN | BUILT-IN MAGNETS

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