In the past, The Gadgets Shiksha website has covered quite a good number of premium noise canceling headphones as well as mid-priced headphones. However, most of the products we’ve covered in the past are mostly gaming headphones and general music listening headsets. In light of this, we decided to shift our focus to solely professional headphones for studio and commercial purposes, in this particular article. So basically what we looked for were the best cans for professional applications. Such applications include Studio production, Newsroom control, Freelance transcription as well as music mixing for Disc Jockeys.

Now, unlike other sorts of ear-audio devices, professional headsets are almost always designed in a circumaural design. Why this design? Because unlike supra-aural headsets, the circumaural design is very effective when it comes to external noise attenuation and noise isolation. Their counterparts (supra-aural headphones) simply rest over the ear, instead of covering the whole ear.

This means that sound clarity with supra-aural on-ear headsets is not usually at its best and therefore they are not ideal for professional use. Also, when looking for Pro headsets, it’s always better to settle for noise canceling headphones. The noise canceling functionality is essential especially for studio direction, and music mixing. This is because it helps you monitor the sound precisely.

Which is the best headphone under 10000 Rupees? There are thousands of excellent quality headphones in the market below 10000 Rupees price. To help you in your selection of an outstanding headphone in your budget, in this piece, we are covering only those headphone models which are rated best by experts and as well as their users.

► 45-mm Audio-Technica M50X Studio Headphone

The Audio-Technica Headphone has been a widely appreciated headphone in the global market. Some experts even regard it as the greatest budget studio headphone ever produced.

If you are a producer (audio) then the Audio Technica ATH-M50X is a must-have gadget for your studio. It delivers accurate and distortion-free audio. This headphone features speakers with a 45-mm and offers a frequency response range of 15Hz – 28000Hz. The circuitry of the device is so powerful that it needs an impedance of 38-Ohms to work properly.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Over-Ear Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

Most studio headphones generate flat frequencies and are considered as bad for music listening. But there is something different about the ATH-M50X. It keeps the sound profile simple and still adds some level of spiciness to the low and high frequencies. You would love listening to rock and pop music on this headphone.

Heavy padding on earpieces and headband leads to a comfortable experience of the users. It is an around-the-ear style headphone, which means the drivers will not push against your ears. Users can wear it for long duration without any problem. The great level of comfort makes this device suitable for gamers.

You would certainly not purchase a headphone that fails to seal the ears perfectly. The ear cups of this Audio-Technica headphone are big enough to isolate the users from surrounding ambient noise. This isolated environment will let you focus on the music or on your work (if you are a producer) without any disturbance.

People who work in a studio do not appreciate a headphone with a fixed cord. This is mainly because they have to walk a lot and a fixed cord puts the headphone at risk of getting damaged. The old ATH-M50X used to come with a fixed cord but with the new M50X, Audio Technica has solved that issue. In fact, with the new model, customers get a set of three different size cords in the box. These cords also offer an advance lock mechanism.

You can fold this Audio Technica headphone to save more space. The manufacturer also ships a high-quality compact carrying pouch with the box, which not only makes the headphone more portable but also saves it from outside impact.

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Thus, the Audio Technica ATH-M50X is the best studio-grade headphone you can get under the price cap of 10000 rupees. This headphone generates unparalleled audio and offers an ultra-wide frequency response range. I would also like to add here though this headphone is not suitable for outdoor usage as it is heavy and can lead to sweating.

Price ₹8500 → Amazon
Features Closed-back dynamic Type | 90° Swiveling-Earcups | Professional-Grade earpad and Headband material | Ideal for DJ-Mixing | Ideal for professional studio tracking and mixing
Sound 45-mm Speaker-driver | Neodymium-Magnet | Frequency: 15 – 24,000 Hz | Sensitivity: 99-dB | Impedance: 38-ohm
Build Copper-clad Aluminum-Wire | Weight: 285-g | 1.2-meter Cable + 3.0-meter Cable | Interchangeable cable
Sale Box Headphone | Protective carrying-pouch | 6.3 mm (1/4″) screw-on adapter


► 40-mm Skullcandy Crusher Wireless Headphone

Skullcandy has become quite popular among the young music fans of our country. This American brand has earned the reputation of a trustable name for high-quality sound by launching several cheap to premium quality headphone and earphones In India market.

Skullcandy Crusher is not just a best-selling headphone of the brand, it is also one of the best headphones under 10000 Rupees. The current market price of this wireless headphone is 8900 Rupees. The features that set it apart are 40-hours of battery life, fast charging, noise isolation fit, and built-in MIC with onboard control that includes bass control as well.

The build and design of this wireless headphone are excellent. In spite of having a powerful battery built-in, it weighs only 275-grams. Even though plastic as a material dominates the entire built but that has not affected its sturdiness. Its overall build quality is quite appreciable. Skullcandy has tried the best to make the headband flexible and comfortable.

  Headphones under ₹15000

This Skullcandy Bluetooth headphone comes with powerful drivers that are capable of generating loud and clear audio even at low power. Skullcandy headphones are favorite for deep bass levels, and this wireless headphone tries to cope up with the reputation but to a certain extent only.

A headphone should be able to offer a comfortable and high-quality music listening experience. Therefore, considering every aspect, I suggest Skullcandy Crusher in your wish list.

Price ₹8900 → Amazon
Features 40-mm Speaker Driver | Balanced Deep Bass | Wireless & Wired Connection | Bluetooth Wireless Technology | Passive Noise Isolation | 2-Years Warranty | Onboard Control: {Bass Control, Call Track, Volume}
Battery 40-Hours Battery Life | Fast Charging (10-Minutes Charging = 3-Hours of Music Play Time}
Sales Box Headphone | Micro-USB to USB Charging Cable | Removeable 3.5-mm AUX Cable | Travel Bag | Documents


► 40-mm Creative Aurvana ANC Wired Headphone

The Creative headphones set is incredibly light so you won’t have a weighty feeling over your head. They are made of a combination of plastic and some metallic plates, thus making this product quite durable. Both the headband and earcups are padded in a sponge stuffed leather wrapping for extra comfort. I like the gleaming metallic plates on the sides of each ear cup and the AURVANA logo engraved across these plates, this code looks outstanding.

Creative Aurvana ANC Wired Headphones with Dual MIC

Beneath the logo is three small fissures which are covered in a thin mesh casing. I tend to think that is the exact position that the noise cancellation mics are located. Moreover, this product is made in a foldable design and comes with a zipped casing. The ports are fixed on the left ear cup, and here you get a 3.5-mm audio port, a noise cancellation switch, and an ANC mic. The triple-A batteries are fixed on the right ear cup right beneath the right ANC mic.

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This headphone set has an irresistible sound output. The 40-mm Neodymium drivers are fashioned to deliver high-quality sound with up to 20-KHz frequency response. With the extra Leatherette padding, there is very little sound loss, and the padding also helps reduce external sound interference. In addition, the designers of this product embraced ANC technology to the fullest.

Each ear cup is fitted with its own ANC mic to put the external noise away. The sound distribution delivered by the drivers is uniform. The bass, mid, and high tones were evenly balanced even though at high volumes the bass pretty much dominates the sound. Creative asserted that their Aurvana headphones were about 87% effective in noise cancellation, although I think they underrated their product.

One good thing about this pair of headphones is that it supports call reception. I wouldn’t complain about the quality of the call, but there is a small hitch on the microphone. The mouthpiece mic for this product is hidden inside the cable. This means that you have to be considerably loud when talking to someone through these phones, or they won’t hear you clearly.

Price ₹8990 → Amazon
Features Wired Headphone | Active Noise-Cancellation | 40-Hours Battery-Life | 12-Months Warranty
Sound 40-mm Driver | Neodymium magnet | FR Range: 20Hz to 20KHz
Build Foldable | 1.5-meter Cable | | Inline MIC with Remote | Weight: 174-Grams
MIC Dual Active Mic with up to 87% Noise Cancellation | FR-Range: 100Hz-10KHz
Sales Box Headphone | AAA Alkaline Battery | Hard-Covered Travel Case | Detachable Audio Cable with Inline Microphone | Airplane Travel Adaptor


► 30-mm Sony XB700 Wireless Headphones

The XB700 headphone is currently the best Sony Headphones under 8000 Rupees in India market. This Sony Headphones with MIC impresses with its superior build, outstanding battery life, and its ability to generate loud and clear sound with deep-rounded bass.

A Sony headphone that too a premium one generates loud and clear sound is not big news. The big news, actually, is the weight of this Sony Headphone, which is just 195-grams despite its heavy batteries for up to 30-hours of music playback.

  Headphones under ₹1000

Not just top gadget review websites, but also buyers and users of this Sony headphone have recommended it as a true value for its current market price. While selecting gadgets related to music, if there is a Sony option then it is the best option, nothing else. Thus, Sony XB700 Wired/Wireless Headphone is one of the best Bluetooth headphones under 10000 Rupees in India market.

Price ₹7500 → Amazon
Features Dynamic On-Ear Headphone | DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) | Built-in Google Assistant & Alexa | Built-in MIC for Hands-Calling | 1-Year Warranty
Sound Speaker-Driver→ 30-mm | Magnet→ Neodymium | Impedance: 37-ohm | FR Range: 20Hz to 20KHz | Sensitivity: 103-dB
Connectivity NFC | Bluetooth | 3.5-mm Audio-Jack
Battery Charging-Time: 4-Hours | Music-Playback-Backup: 30-Hours | Battery Charging by USB Mobile Charger | Quick-Charging based on USB Type-C
Build Weight: 195-grams | Single-Sided Detachable 1.2-meter Cord with L-Shape Gold-Plated Connector | Volume-Control: Tact Switch
Sales Box Headphone | 1.2-Meter Power Cord | 20-CM Type-C USB Cable for Charging


► 40-mm Audio-Technica M40X Studio Headphone

Audio-Technica is one of the most reputable premium headphones brands in India. When it comes to professional audio production, the brand is unchallengeable. We had a chance to review their ATH-M40X Professional Studio Monitoring headsets and to be honest their performance was dazzling. Personally, I have had a chance to test drive and review lots of studio headphones in my career. So, when I was asked to review the ATH-M40X, it did not come as a surprise to me that they were among the best in the price category. Here is what I liked about them.

Unique and Sturdy Design: My experience with Audio-Technica products has always been exceptional even though most of their electronics are reasonably pricey. From a general viewpoint, the ATH-M40X Professional cans have a futuristic and rugged design that makes them stand out from the crowd. In addition, they are really sturdy. As a matter of fact, if you are looking for durable headphones with good bass, this would be the product to go with. The manufacturer built the headset’s outer casing as well as the headband from pro-grade materials for added strength.

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Lightweight and comfy: To add on to the comfort, Audio-Technica engineered the ATH-M40X cans to use air-cushioned ear cups. This cushioning not only helps in external noise isolation but also helps in delivering a relaxed listening experience. Most studio environments require comfortable headphones for long use such as the Audio-Technica ATH-M40X. This is simply because studio production is often a grueling task that requires hours and hours of listening and editing. Be it in a music studio, a newsroom or a DJ live concert, these headphones are super lightweight and won’t tire your ears even after long hours of use.

Powerful sound and Bass experience: The ATH-M40X over-the-ear headsets use 40-mm neodymium bass drivers. At the very limit, these headphones can run on a 1600-mW power input feed at a 1-kHz frequency range. This allows you to fine-tune the sound detailing and monitor sounds across a wide frequency range with them. If you are looking for the best home recording studio headphones, I would strongly recommend these headsets to you.

Should you buy this Audio Audio-Technica Headphones? Nevertheless, the ATH-M40X headphones have only one major letdown. They lack a detachable microphone. So, if you want to use them for sound addition, you would require an external mic to mount into your PC.

Price ₹7500 → Amazon
Features Closed-back Dynamic Headphone | 90° swiveling earcups | Professional-grade earpad and headband material | Ideal for DJ-Mixing | Ideal for professional studio tracking and mixing
Sound Speaker Driver: 40-mm | Neodymium Magnet | Frequency: 15-Hz – 24,000 Hz | Sensitivity: 98-dB | Impedance: 35-ohm
Build Copper-clad Aluminum wire | Weight: 240-Grams | 1.2-meter Cable + 3.0-meter Cable | Interchangeable cable
Sale Box Headphone | Protective carrying pouch | 6.3 mm (1/4″) screw-on adapter


► 30-mm Sony XB650BT Bluetooth Headphone

This headphone set has a metal construction and a powerful battery. Still, it feels much lightweight. I was shocked by the comfort after wearing it on my head. There is thick padding on the headband as well as on the earpieces. For the XB650BT headphone, Sony has used the same design language that was used to make the widely appreciated XB950BT headphone.

Sony has equipped each driver of the XB650BT headphone with a large 30-mm driver. These drivers are capable of producing full range audio and offer a frequency response range of 20-20000 Hz. The overall audio production remains decent. You can listen to any kind of song on this headphone set.

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This Sony headphone connects to smartphones (and other source devices) via Bluetooth 4.0 technology. An NFC chip helps a lot in pairing new devices.

On the right earpiece of the headphone, you can find a bunch of controls including track control slider, volume buttons, and a power key. You will fall in love with these controls just after using them once.

Sony has also featured a massive battery on this headphone set. That gives power backup of more than 30-hours at medium volume. For the average user, a single charge will last for more than a week. Moreover, a micro-USB charging port allows the user to use any compatible smartphone charger for fueling up of its battery.

Price ₹5500 → Amazon
Features Closed-Dynamic Headphone | Loud & Clear Sound | Extra-Bass
Sound 30-mm Driver | Impedance: 24-ohm | FR Range: 20 to 20K Hz
Build Weight: 190-Grams | Battery: {Usages Time: 30-Minutes | Charging Time: 4-Hours
Sales Box Headphone | USB Cable | Documents


☼ 40-mm Sony 7506 Professional Headphones

The market for gadgets presently is flooded with some of the most awe-inspiring headphones out there. The competition has only heated up with players such as Beats and Skullcandy appealing to the young generation with their groovy headsets. However, Sony somehow has still managed to endure this test of time and emerged as an all-time favorite with buyers.

Great value for price: Speaking of the classic Sony MDR 7506, it’s astonishing how the headphone still manages to be one of the brand’s best-sellers even after 24 years of its launch. Priced at 6500 rupees and weighing less than 250 grams, its users so far have all good things to say about it. Apart from its ear pads disintegrating and hinges breaking after few years of use, owners of Sony MDR 7506 have known to remain satisfied with their pieces in the long run.

Sony Headphones often wins on design: Now, taking a look into the specifics and design, the MDR-7506 is known for its large bold diaphragm design. It comes with a connecting cord with 40 mm driving unit and gold plug. The folding feature of its design makes it super easy for users to store it. It’s made to handle 1,000 mW of power and possesses an impedance of 63 Ohms. These brilliant specifications are perhaps the reasons why the 7506 headphone model is reported to have a longer life along with enhanced performance compared to its counterparts available in the market.

  Portable Wireless Speakers under ₹20000

Immaculate sound quality: These headphones are considered to be perfect for users looking to use them for recording sessions to just putting them on for their daily dose of music. The outer ear cups of these headphones are built in metal and the entire body is made out of fine quality plastic. Another feature to notice in the Sony MDR-7506 is that its ear pads are leaner in thickness as compared to most of the headphones available out there in the market.  Also, its cord can be stretched as far as to 10 feet in length and remains fixed to its ear cup on the left side.

Why is Sony the best brand for Premium Headphones? One great quality of these headphones reported by its many users is its capability to minimize the escaping of sound. When the headphones are being used, it is very unlikely that people close by will be able to make out what the user is listening to. Once the original pads have worn out, users can get replacements at a very feasible price of just 700 rupees a pair. This is perhaps another reason why it’s Sony’s one of the top selling headphones to this date.

Verdict: The Sony 7506 Headphone can easily be plugged into any phone and used but not quite effortlessly. One shortcoming about this headset is that it cannot be controlled by a remote or microphone and has quite a long cord to carry. Hence, it cannot be considered as ideal for using with portable music players or phones. But despite this, its sound quality is truly mesmerizing and overshadows all other flaws tremendously. For the price tag it comes with, it makes for one great buy.

Price ₹7290 → Amazon
Features Driver-Size: 40-mm | FR Range: 10Hz to 20kHz | Impedance: 63 Ohms | Sensitivity: 106 dB/W/m | Power Handling: 1,000-mW | Warranty: 1-Year

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