In this quick review session, we are covering some excellent headphones available in the market with good voice output and the excellent balance of bass.
Sennheiser HD 180
The cool looking Sennheiser headphone has been a popular gadget these days. The reason seems to be the design and comfort that it provides despite its price being affordable. Though the official price of this headphone is 990 rupees but it is available at a discounted price of 772 rupees in online malls. However, before you decide to purchase it consider it is not a decent choice for listening music.
Circumaural earcups covered with extra soft cushions will give much relief to your ears. Wide headband and the surrounding padding make this headphone a lot more comfortable than many other budget products. Listening to music or watching a movie will not cause any pain because of its careful design.
Closed back design reduces the background noises to the minimal. Impedance of 24 Ohm means that you will be able to achieve louder sounds even with low power input. Music lovers will not find this headphone attractive because of the short frequency response range of 21 – 18000 Hz. Further, both bass and treble feel at low levels and the clarity and crispness is also below standard.
All these specs make this headphone more suited for gaming and movie watching than music listening.
The Sennheiser HD 180 headphone is really light at the weight of 130 grams. Adjustable slider of the headband is made of low-quality material and might break if pressure is applied. It comes attached with a 3-meter copper cord, which is more than needed and sometimes creates a mess.
- Cushions on the earcups and headband make this headphone much comfortable.
- Produces loud sounds even on low power.
- Can be used for long sessions.
- Bass and treble levels are below than expected.
- Slider is loose
- Cord is longer than needed
Are you really into music, but cannot buy those premium headphones because they are not affordable for you? Well, your desperation might get fulfilled by the Panasonic RP-HT161E-K headphone that generates awesome quality sound and its earcups are comfortable at the same time.
The frame is light weight and the design pleases people from all generations. Moreover, you can get this headphone only for 745 INR from online shopping malls.
The Panasonic RP-HT161E-K is a closed-back type headphone, meaning that the earcups will help you in isolating from the rest of the world. The circumaural ear cups with soft cushions give comfort even if you use this headphone for long hours. The dual-strip headband can provide compatibility to different head sizes, but at the same time feels a little uncomfortable.
The bass is extremely deep and the treble is crazy sharp, thanks to the wide frequency response range of 10 Hz – 27000 Hz. Moreover, the Neodymium magnet in the earcups ensures more sensitivity by generating louder and crispier sound. The 30mm driver units might seem small, but because of the design they hardly make much difference. However, the impedance of 32 Ohm might result in low volumes on small portable devices.
It is really exceptional that a headphone this big only weighs 130 grams. The 2-meter long cord will be enough for all kinds of needs. You can easily use this headphone on your PC/Laptop for gaming and movie watching.
- Wide frequency response range ultimately results in deep bass and sharp treble
- Comfortable earcups
- Suitable for long use
- Lightweight and portable
- No padding on the headbands
- Produces comparatively low volumes on small portable devices
Philips DJ SHL3000 Headphone
If you really want to go stylish and still want decent music experience, then the SHL3000, a DJ headphone from Philips could be the best option. Although it appears overpriced at 741 rupees current price in online malls but when one looks at its build quality, finds the price reasonable. Wide headband with very flexible on-diet ear cups will surely attract a lot of youngsters.
Although the earcups feature a circumaural design, which is known to give much comfort to ears, but the fact that their size is small makes everything neutral. The flexible design of the headband and earcup arm does provide relief in movements. The headband is totally made of plastic because of which it may feel a little uncomfortable.
This over the ear headphone accepts maximum power input of 30mW, which seems quite low considering the price. The frequency range of 20 Hz – 20000 Hz is also less than expected and resulted in low bass levels. However, treble level is great on this headphone.
The 32mm speaker driver may provide some relief to music lovers, though. Overall, the sound quality of this headphone is much balanced than other headphones in this price range. And, because of the impedance of 24 Ohms, it produces loud audio output even when used with portable devices.
There is is a short 1.2-meter cord attached with this headphone that makes wearing it while running or walking a little difficult. However, the flexibility of the headphone structure results in ease handling of it.
- Attractive design
- Loud audio output because of impedance of 24 Ohms
- Balanced sound levels
- Low bass considering the price
- Only 1.2-meter cord
Getting a superior quality headphone in the intermediate price segment can be hard, but Sony has taken an initiative to address this. Sony MDR-ZX100A is an on-the-ear type headphone and is the best when it comes to music quality. And, despite all good features, this headphone has in terms of build and sound quality, it is affordable.
This headphone is flexible, but not the best in terms of comfort. You get cushions on the earcups only, which is quite a disappointment. The supra-aural shape of the earcups is another downside of this wired headphone. However, the headband is very elastic even though it is made up of plastic. You cannot question the Sony MDR-ZX100A headphone on its build quality, but a comfortable design could have been appreciated.
It is one of the best low budget headphones for music lovers. The frequency response range of 12 – 22000 Hz enables this headphone to produce deep bass and ultra-sharp treble. You will be amazed by the crispness of the high, mids, and lows. The maximum power input of 1000mW lets you dive into the environment of your favorite music genre. 24 Ohm impedance means that this headphone will be able to produce loud sound even on low output devices.
The cord is very short at 1.2 meters and you will struggle to use this headphone while doing physical works. However, it is lightweight and easy to carry.
- Stylish design and premium build
- Frequency response range of 12 – 22000 Hz
- Can produce stunning sounds at 1000mW
- 24 Ohm impedance expands its compatibility
- Not comfortable
- Cord length is short
iBall Strings 20 PC Headphone
The Strings 20 from popular Indian brand iBall is a decent quality headphone with just a decent price tag of 690 rupees. Build quality of this headphone is appreciable and the design might attract some music lovers also. It is a PC headphone though can be used with smartphones if you are ready to compromise on the handling front.
Soft cushions on the headband provide comfort as well as extra grip. The earcups are comfortable, but the supra-aural design renders them painful when used for long duration. On the other hand, the weight of 158 grams makes this headphone very light and the arms above the earcups provide some flexibility while playing games.
The price and the specs of this on the ear headphone do not match in any sense. The frequency response of 15 Hz – 20000 Hz results in great treble levels but fails to give deep bass levels. You can easily find a headphone with the frequency response of 15 Hz – 20000 Hz around this price. However, the sound produced is loud and details can be heard clearly.
The non-detachable microphone doesn’t feature any filter so you will find frequent blockages with noise in the background.
You get a 2.2-meter cord attached with this headphone which seems enough long to fit all working conditions. Headband slider enables the user to retract the headphone to shortest length so that you can carry it easily.
- It features soft cushions on the earcups as well as on the headband
- Weighs only 158 grams
- Dedicated volume and microphone button on the cord itself
- Loud sound output
- Specs are low for this price
- Not good to wear for a long durations
This is one quite popular headphone from the popular brand Philips. Currently, this headphone is trending at online websites with a handsome price tag of 661 Rupees. Read More about the Philips SHL3000 at Top 10 Wired Headphones Under 2000 Rupees
iDance FREE 30
This is a lightweight device with an uncomfortable design. A price of 549 rupees does not seem much considering the great quality of sound it generates. The dual band design makes this headphone highly flexible but also creates annoying discomfort on the head. The Supra-aural design of earcups cannot be said to be the best design for long use, but the soft cushions might help some extent.
Like many other headphones from iDance, the Free 30 also has a frequency response of 15 – 20,000 Hz. The benefit of this range is that you get deep bass levels and decent treble levels. Neodymium magnet helps generate loud, crisp and distortion free sound. However, this headphone is best suited for Apple devices that have high power output.
The Free range from iDance is famous for lightness and this headphone is no different. Users could easily wear it on neck when not in use and go out without any hassle.
- Good frequency response range.
- Neodymium magnet units.
- Not good for long durations.
- It is good for outdoor use, but 1.5-meter cord can give problem when used with desktop
iDance Free 20
The Free 20 model from iDance is a stylish, lightweight and easy to use over-ear type headphone and available online for a price of 719 rupees. This headphone is the best-suited choice for those people who like to listen to music while doing physical work like jogging, push-ups and walking down the road.
The ergonomics used in making this headphone makes it suitable for both boys and girls. A wide range of color options enables you to pick one according to your flavor.
Minimalistic frame and less weight do make feel like you are wearing nothing on your head. However, the small size and supra-aural design of earcups might give you a little disappointment if you love listening to music for long durations.
The iDance Free 20 headphone delivers deep bass level thanks to the frequency response of 15 Hz – 20000 Hz. The impedance of 32 Ohms is something you might not like on this headphone because that might result in low volumes on low output devices.
This headphone is made for Apple devices like iPod, iPhone, and iPod on which it performs great. It also features a built-in microphone in case you want to talk to somebody.
It has got a light frame so handling will not create any problem. The 1.5-meter cord seems reasonable considering the limited use of this headphone. The headband slider gives users the ability to change its size according to their needs.
- Lightweight and ergonomic design
- Comes in 6 colors schemes
- Deep bass levels
- Built-in microphone
- Not suitable for long music listening sessions
- Delivers low volume on low output devices
Intex Wireless Roaming
A wireless headphone can be much helpful in gaming but, usually, come at a high price. However, the Intex Wireless Roaming headphone available at a price around 600 Rupee could be your temporary solution.
Circumaural ear cups with soft cushions provide a great level of comfort to user's ears. The headband is adjustable which means it could easily be fitted with any head size. Some problem may arise because of the low grip resulting from its design.
The bass and treble level resulting from the frequency range of 20 – 20,000 Hz provide a decent experience. Some distortions can be found if the user goes beyond the 8-meter range. Bass and treble levels are great depending on the hardware.
Inbuilt volume controls give much relief to the users. There is also a hidden microphone that makes this headphone capable of making internet audio calls.
- Comfortable design
- Good for gaming
- Decent bass and treble levels
- Built-in volume controls and microphone
- Low wireless range
- Built quality is not great
iBall Music Pulse High-End Headphone
The headphone is made for those likes listening to music for extremely long duration. Its comfortable design and flexibility will attract you for sure.
The square shape earcups with circumaural design are large enough to cover your ears. Very flexible arms of the headband provide the needed flexibility to use this headphone in any position. And, the extra soft and big cushions won’t let you even feel that you are wearing a headphone. The only thing that needs to be concerned is the Headband itself, which may cause some discomfort by grabbing your hair.
Sound and Microphone Quality
The iBall High-End headphone produces decent quality music with its large 40mm driver units. The frequency response of 20 – 20,000 Hz is a bit low, but keeping the price in mind it performs average. The high impedance of 32 Ohm will require high input power to produce loud sounds, but the closed back design might help some extent in cases like those.
This headphone also comes with a built-in microphone which enables the user to make internet video/audio calls. However, because of the analog signals, you might get a considerable amount of background noise.
In-line control options for volume, microphone, and bass makes this headphone much user-friendly. The 2.2-meter cord will make sure that you don’t face any problem while using it on your desktop. The headphone weighs only 227 grams so you can carry it anywhere in your backpack.
- Extra thick and soft cushions result in superior comfort
- 40mm driver units produce crisp sound
- 2m long cord
- Built-in microphone
- High impedance of 32 Ohm
- Headband can be a little uncomfortable