There are mainly two types of headphones i.e., on-ear and over-ear. On-ear headphones are lightweight and stylish but are not comfortable. This is the reason why many professionals who use headphones for long periods prefer the second category.
Which is the best headphone under 500 Rupees? This headphone review article covers the best-selling headphones from 100 to 500 Rupees range from trusted brands for headphones and earphones in the Indian market.
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☼ 40-mm UBON UB-615 Wired Headphone
The UBON wired headphone comes with several impressive features. Headphones with the same traits from big speaker brands will cost more than 5000 Rupees. However, this UBON headphone is currently available for 300 Rupees only.
- 40-mm Driver for Dynamic Sound
- Noise Cancellation
- Compact & Portable
- In-built Microphone with inline controls
- Hands-Free Calling
Although battery-powered headphones dominate the market, I still prefer wired headphones. They are more precise in terms of audio quality & clarity and last longer.
Wearing comfort is another trait of the UBON headphone. Its headband is adjustable, and its earcups are soft. Therefore, you would listen to songs on it for hours without getting any pain in your ear. Moreover, it is a lightweight headphone.
The bigger the speaker driver size better it will produce sound. The 40-mm driver under both earcups of the UBON UB-615 headphone gives a balanced sound with extra heavy bass.
|Price||₹300 | Amazon|
|Features||Driver: 40-mm | Noise Cancellation | Mic with inline Controls | Hands-Free Calling | Power-Cord: 1.2-Meter | Warranty: 7-Day Replacement|
☼ AXL AHP-02 Headphones with Mic
Probably you would have never heard about the brand AXL for headphones and earphones. Even I don’t know much about this brand. However, the headphone model AHP-02 of this brand is currently a top-selling headphone under 500 Rupees. Those who bought a unit of this AXL headphone model and currently using it — have rated it either 4-Star or 5-Star. That suggests it comes with some uniqueness and is capable of generating better sound. Thus, considering the opinion of the current users of the AXL AHP-02 Headphone, we do recommend it.
Both speakers of the headphone generate rich HD sound with deep bass. The attached adjustable headband makes it comfortable to wear to users of any head size. Comfortable earmuffs on both earpads relax ears while listening to music on this AXL headphone. Plus, the built-in MIC makes it an ideal headphone for voice, video, and internet calls.
On the flip side, some apparent weaknesses of the headphone are being heavy and manufactured in China. The weight of AXL AHP-02 headphones is 220 grams.
|Price||₹490 | Amazon|
|Features||Weight: 220-Grams | Wire: 1-Meter | Built-in MIC | Rich Deep Bass | HD Sound|
☼ Philips SBCHL140 Headphones
This cheap & best headphone from the house of Philips is one of the best-selling headphones under 400 Rupees. Its current market price is only 345 Rupees. Being so affordable does not means it produces mediocre sound and its build is fragile. In fact, I was totally impressed with its build and sound quality. Of course, one should be sensible enough to understand that no brand can provide a steel body headphone for 400 Rupees.
For big sound performance, Philips equipped this budget headphone with a 30-mm driver. Also, its speaker design has BASS BEAT vents that allow air movement for better sound clarity. Thousands of users of this Philips headphone have rated it outstanding — not just best — for its ability to produce a loud and punchy sound with clear bass. Therefore, buy it with confidence that it will thoroughly impress with its sound quality.
This Philips headphone is an outstanding choice to listen to your favorite tracks for hours. You won’t get a headache and ear pain since It is an ultra-lightweight headphone, it weighs only 59 Grams.
|Price||₹350 | Amazon|
|Features||Weight: 59 Grams | Bass Beat Vents for better Sound Clarity and Deep Bass | No MIC|
|Sound||Dynamic Speaker | Open Acoustic System | Ferrite Magnet | Mylar Dome Diaphragm | Copper Voice Coil | FR Range 18 – 20K Hz | Impedance: 32-ohm | Maximum Power Input: 100 mW | Sensitivity: 96 dB | 30-mm Speaker Driver|
|Connectivity||1-meter Cable with Copper Wire | 3.5-mm Chrome Platted Connected|
☼ Zebronics ZEB-BUZZ Headphone with MIC
The Zebronics headset has a trendy look and enduring build. The design and build of cushions on its earpads provide comfort to the ears. This headset price is 495 Rupees currently. Considering the looks, design, and audio performance, I would recommend it as an ideal choice for an extended music listening session.
Speakers on both sides of ear pads with 40-mm drive disappoint on loudness, however. 40-mm driver means it should have been deafening, but actual loudness is just okay. I am not surprised though. Philips headphones under 500 Rupees reviewed here, below, also disappoint on the front of loudness.
Apparently, 500 Rupees is too less budget for a decent quality headphone. That is why there are not many branded headphones on sale. Therefore, this Zebronics headphone, despite its loudness being passable, I recommend it.
Bass boost and treble levels in the audio of this Zebronics Wired Headphone with MIC under 500 Rupees are just okay as well. Because of the high impedance, to achieve the best sound levels, you have to use this headset with a device of high power output. It also comes with a built-in microphone with inline control for calling and recording needs.
The Zebronics over-the-ear headphones for music is lightweight because of the slim design. It weighs only 181 grams. The non-detachable cord is 1.5-meter long, withal.
- Fold-able and Portable
- Comfortable to wear
- Clear Sound
- Inbuilt MIC
Conclusion: There are not many options on the market for over-ear over-the-head headphones or headsets under 500 Rupees. Among the options available from the well-known brands, Zebronics ZEB-BUZZ Wired Headphone with MIC is one of the best options.
|Frequency Response||20-20K Hz|
|Sensitivity||105 dB (+-3 dB)|
☼ HP B4B09PA Headphone with Microphone
The HP B4B09PA is a high performing over the ear headphone but in a cheap body. Its design does not attract many and the quality of the material used is certainly not that durable. However, the price tag of 490 rupees and some cool features have made this headphone stand out from the list of budget over-the-ear headphones.
Comfort: The ear-cups are covered with a decent quality cushion, but the comfort gets limited here only. The size of the ear-cups is questionable as they do not cover the user's ears accurately and resulting in pain after a few hours of use. You might get headaches on long usage if wear these headphones tightly.
Sound Quality: The sound quality of the HP B4B09PA headphones is really appreciable. Its frequency range of 20 Hz – 20000 Hz results in great bass levels and sharp treble levels as well. In addition, the 38 mm driver units might not seem enough but delivers high-quality sound output.
This HP headphone can prove to be best for playing games and listening to music at home. This Headphone has also got a noise cancellation feature that eliminates all the background noises while you speak with your loved ones. The microphone comes with a filter to prevent blocking when you speak intensively.
Handling: 1.5-meter cord will prove to be short if you need some flexibility. However, it is not much heavy and on-cord volume controls give relief from constantly adjusting the volume directly from the device.
- Bass and treble levels are good
- Best for playing games and listening to music
- Noise cancellation feature
- Design and build quality are not up to the mark
- The wire might prove to be short in some cases
|Features||Powerful Bass, 35-mm Drivers, Volume/Mute Control, Superior Sound Quality|