The race to producing the best premium earphones in the market has attracted more than just the top earphone brands today. Take, for instance, companies like Ant Audio and 1More. These brands might not stand well against the likes of old-time players like Sony and Shure for other types of electronics. However, when it comes to earphones only, they are among the top players. Now over the last decade, most people have opted to go for premium earphones instead of their cheaper counterparts.
Following the infiltration of sub-standard Chinese-made earphones, the only sure way to go as a music lover is along the high-end earphones path. Why? Because it is wiser to spend 5000 Rupees on a decent pair of earphones that can last for years than spend 300 rupees every month on new fake earphones.
In this piece, we look at some of the best earphones for bass and sound quality in India, under the 6000 rs mark. In our previous article, we focused on affordable earphones in the 3000 rs price category. However, there is a significant disparity, especially in terms of bass performance, between the products covered in this article, and the ones we reviewed last time. Have a look:
► FiiO FH1 Dual Driver Hybrid IEMs Earphone with Mic
Having a first look at the FiiO FH1 Dual Driver earphones, you would think that they are designed for CIA secret service agents. As a matter of fact, my first reaction after seeing this pair of heavy-duty earphones for the first time was, “How the heck do you set these up?” But as it turned out later, these are among the best-engineered headsets you can ever find on the market today. Even though FiiO put multiple connection joints on this product, their performance is worth every penny and struggle. Here is what we found appealing in these in-ear headphones.
→ Optimized for bass and balanced sound performance
The FH1 Hybrid IEMs have a unique, out of the box design that goes beyond aesthetics. Maybe most people would assume that the engineers built this product in this design in order to stand out from the crowd. However, this is not the case with the FH1. The reason behind the design is to allow for optimum bass performance from the 10-mm titanium diaphragm dynamic driver. In addition, this design gives more room to fit the Knowles 33518 balanced sound Driver in each of the earpieces. Together, these two drivers perform better than most supra-aural mobile phone earphones.
→ Perfect for studio production
FiiO engineers made these headsets fitting for studio use as In-ear monitors. You have probably seen musicians wear a special set of earphones to playback music as they perform. Well, these are called In-Ear monitors (IEMs), and their work is to help musicians monitor their vocals in live performances. When choosing the best IEM headphones for stage and studio performances, you must consider a number of factors.
The first key factor is noise cancellation. Live performances usually are full of peripheral noise. The snug-fit silicone ear tips on these earphones isolate these kinds of noise effectively. You also need to consider resonance and audio clarity. These earphones produce a clear and natural sound output, perfect for Studio use.
→ Comfortable, Striking Over-the-ear design
If you are looking for the best earphones for price then the FiiO FH1 headsets come in as a very viable option. Their secret-service-like over the ear design is very comfortable and stylish in a sense. In addition, these earphones flaunt a Nano-coated glossy veneer. This veneer is not only scratch resistant but is also polished on a UV-treated earpiece casing for added durability.
For the few hours that I was able to use these earphones, I can’t say I experienced any major letdowns with them. My only advice is that if you buy them, try to handle the earpieces with a lot of care. They may snap off from their joint and possibly fall into places you don’t want them to.
|Sound||Dynamic Driver | 106 dB/mW | Impedance: 26-ohm | Max Input : 100mW|
|Build||Over the Ear Design | 3.5-mm Gold Plated L-Shape Plug | 1.2-meter | 21 Grams Weight|
|Sales Box||FiiO FH1 Dual Driver Hybrid | 6 pairs of silicone ear tips | waterproof carrying case|
|Features||Hybrid Dynamic-Balanced Armature design | Titanium dynamic driver for potent bass | Brass for effortless natural sound | Hi-res Audio Certification | Freely switch between balanced and single-ended with standard MMCX connectors | Nano-coating for better wearing experience | 13 Types of Test for Each pair of earphones|