Best Bluetooth Earphones Under 1000

A lot of flagship smartphones these days do not come with a 3.5 mm jack that we all loved. There are USB to 3.5 mm converters available in the market that you can use to connect your wired earphones via the USB port, but that blocks you from being able to charge the phone when it is connected to the earphones.

In such situations, the only option that remains is to get Bluetooth earphones. We are at a point where some really good wireless earphones are available at never before prices. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of them.

1000 INR is the most competitive price for Bluetooth earphones in India, which calls for a detailed analysis. At this price point, you wouldn’t be expecting much, but contrary to what you may think, you will find devices with decent sound quality. While some devices pleasantly surprised us, others didn’t live up to our expectations.

Let us first have a look at typical usage scenarios of wireless earphones. Here are the four most common purposes why you may purchase a wireless earphone for:

  • Listening to music indoors: If you are using your devices to listen to music indoors, you wouldn’t need waterproof or dust-proof earphones. All you need is a pair of earphones that sound good and are comfortable to wear for long hours.
  • Listening to music outdoors: During a workout or bad weather, your earphones will be exposed to splashes of water and dust. Having an IPX4 / IPX5 / IPX6 certification is a must. If you travel a lot, you would also want your earphones to be portable.
  • Calling: For calling, you need an earphone with a good mic. The mic should have a noise cancellation feature. At this price point, that doesn’t seem possible, but the earphones should not pick up a lot of background noise. You wouldn’t care much about the bass and treble levels of the earphones because you aren’t going to listen to music anyway.
  • Gaming: Gamers should focus on treble and Bluetooth 5.0. Earphones with good mid-high frequency response let you hear sound effects and voice chat clearly. Bluetooth 5.0 is necessary for increased battery life and low latency.

Best Bluetooth Earphones Under 1000 INR in 2020

The list is made after carefully studying and testing the products by the same team that prepared a list of wired earphones under 1000 rupees. To combat fake online reviews, instead of going by the average customer rating, we have studied the product specs and first-hand user experience in depth.

Here are some of the parameters that helped us judge the quality of these earphones: Overall audio quality, Call quality, Connectivity and range, Comfort and Durability, Warranty and after-sales services.

Now, let’s have a look at our top picks.

1. Best Overall: Boult Audio ProBass

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: Yes
  • Customer Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars

Featuring Bluetooth 5.0, Boult Audio ProBass has great sound quality and extraordinary bass levels. The device is a good choice if you listen to music while working out. It is suitable for most of the day to day needs and leaves little scope for complaints.

The wires used in ProBass earphones are thick and extremely durable. The company has made use of kevlar fibre. The built-in microphone is placed properly, and you won’t face any issues if you are using the earphones for calling.

The one thing that really stands out about this earphone is its bass. You can feel that thumping sound while playing music from these earphones. The sound doesn’t get distorted even when playing songs at high volumes.

The company claims that the product has a battery life of 6 hours, but the product will last you for about 4-5 hours before you need to recharge it. The earphones come with IPX5 certification, which makes it waterproof. The device boasts of Qualcomm CSR 8635 chipset and 3D HD sound.

The ProBass Space is amazing earphones, and you can grab one for below 899 INR on Amazon. It’s a nice deal for someone looking for Bluetooth earphones on a budget. You can check out the ProBass Curve variant which sells for a similar price but has more colour options and a slightly different design.

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Pros
  • Deep bass
  • Good mic placement
  • Good cable quality
  • IPX5 certification
  • Carrying pouch
  • multiple colour choices
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Cons
  • Low treble
  • Average battery life

2. Best Runner Up: Infinity (JBL) Glide

  • Material: Metal & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: Yes
  • Customer Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars

When it comes to the world of headphones and home music systems, Harman is among the world’s most trusted brands. It is a subsidiary of Samsung and manufactures some of the finest audio devices. Brands like AKG, JBL, and Infinity are all part of Harman. It is interesting to have budget earphones from a brand like JBL on this list.

The first thing that you will notice when holding the Infinity (JBL) Glide is its metal build. It is rare for a budget earphone from a premium brand like JBL to have a metal build. The device lives up to the brand’s reputation of making very well built and durable products.

The sound quality of the earphones is good. The product comes with 12 mm audio drivers and offers decent bass levels. There is nothing special about the audio quality, and the device has a good response for all audio frequencies. The high tones do sound a little dull, but the audio quality is still better than a lot of other earphones in this price range. The noise cancellation feature on this device does a good job.

The device can last for around 6 hours on a full charge. It has IPX5 certification too. These earphones can be used in multiplayer games too as it has Bluetooth 5.0, which plays audio at very low latency. The earbuds stick with each other via magnets and are easy to carry with you. It would have been so nice if they provided a carrying pouch in the box.

The Infinity Glide is an all-rounder. You can use it to listen to music, play games, or make calls. It is a very comfortable device which you can use for long hours. Glide is a true contender for the title of the best earphone in the budget segment.

The device comes with a standard 1-year warranty. If you want to get a well-built device from a reputed brand with decent audio quality, then you can purchase it.

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Pros
  • Trusted brand
  • Bluetooth 5.0 technology
  • Good battery life
  • Metal Build and finishing
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Noise cancellation works well
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Cons
  • Both the bass and treble levels are a little low
  • Slightly underwhelming audio quality
  • No carrying pouch

3. Best with Variable Colours: pTron Tangent Evo

  • Material: Metal & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: No
  • Customer Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars

pTron is yet another brand that sells some good electronic accessories at pocket-friendly rates. The Tangent Evo is their latest Bluetooth 5.0 based earphones available below 1000 INR. Is it worth the price it comes at? Let’s find out.

The quality of the wires used in this device is poor. The cables are so thin that they may easily break if you don’t keep them organised. The controls are a bit too big and bulky. They are bigger than what you find on other Bluetooth earphones. However, the wire adjustment band ensures that the wires are not left dangling when you wear them, which is a nice thing. The product comes in 5 colours.

Sound quality isn’t an area where Tangent Evo shines. The device has average bass levels, and the treble is average too. You will be able to hear the drum beats and vocals clear and loud, but the overall quality is not very impressive.

On a single charge of 3 hours, the device can play music for five to six hours at 80% volume. The earphones are loud, and you wouldn’t be keeping the volume above 80%. The company hasn’t mentioned whether the device is waterproof or not, but the device is IPX4 rated, meaning that it is at least water-resistant. There isn’t anything special that catches our attention on this device.

The price of pTron earphones varies a lot. If you’re lucky, you can find it for 799 INR on Amazon. It is a decent Bluetooth earphone for that price. It comes with a limited one year warranty. Just make sure that you are comfortable with the large buttons before purchasing it.

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Pros
  • Affordable pricing
  • Bass levels are good
  • Decent overall sound quality
  • Avaialable 5 colours
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Cons
  • Thin wires that may break on rough use
  • Large control buttons
  • Not waterproof

4. Best for Comfort & Fit: Xmate Mana

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 4.2
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: No
  • Customer Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars

Xmate Mana is an in-ear Bluetooth 4.2 based earphone that you can find on Amazon for 799 INR during sales (999 INR otherwise). Xmate Mana is a sub-brand of Amazon, so you’re backed by Amazon in case if anything goes wrong with the product. Though the brand is relatively new, it has dozens of products in the market.

The design and build quality of Mana is good. Having said that, wires are pretty thin and get tangled easily. The earphones are made out of plastic but still somehow manage to give a premium look. You don’t get colour options here, and the only variant available is the Black one.

The audio drivers on the device are well-calibrated. You can feel every bit of movement happening in the music. Bass level is where the device loses though. The lows sound mushy. The earphone is clearly not designed for heavy bass lovers. The noise cancellation on the mic isn’t good either. The other person you are talking to over a phone call will hear a lot of noise.

The battery backup of the earphones is surprisingly good. It gives 7-8 hours of battery backup which is really great for a sub-1000 INR Bluetooth earphone. The product FAQ mentions that it has IPX6 water and dust resistance, but it is not mentioned in the product description. Nevertheless, one thing is sure that the earphones will not die if you splash a few drops of water on it.

It is tough to recommend a product that has low bass levels (which makes it unfit for music lovers) and poor noise cancellation on the microphone (which makes it unfit for making phone calls). If you are ready to compromise with the earphones’ bass levels and the microphone’s noise cancellation, then you can purchase it. The Xmate’s budget device comes with a one year warranty.

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Pros
  • Up to 8 hours long battery life
  • Plastic build but still looks good
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Fits well
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Cons
  • Low bass
  • Noise cancellation on the mic is bad

5. Best TWS Under 1K (INR): WeCool Moonwalk M1

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Battery Life: Up to 5.5 hours
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Customer Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars

True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earphones are all the rage these days. The cost of TWS earphones has significantly come down in the past one year. WeCool Moonwalk M1 is probably one of the very few earphones that you can buy under 1000 rupees.

The earphone is made up of a plastic body which is the standard for this brand. There are two buttons provided on the earphones which let you change volume or skip music tracks. WeCool could have gone with capacitive buttons which would have been more convenient for us to use.

The sound quality of the Moonwalk M1 is decent. It’s not as good as some other TWS earphones like Soundcore Note Life or the Oppo Enco W11, but they cost almost double, so the comparison isn’t fair. Even the noise cancellation on the microphone is better than some other TWS earphones that come from brands like pTron.

The time taken to charge the earphone case is around 2 hours, but the TWS earphones take less than an hour to charge up. You can use the earbuds for 4-5 hours on a single charge, and the case can charge both the TWS earbuds twice. The charging case is also a solid product in itself. It has a display that shows the charge held by earphones and the case both.

You get a 6 months warranty with this TWS earphone. You are not going to get a waterproof device, but it’s acceptable for the company to make some compromise to provide a product at this price and we are glad that compromise was not made in sound or mic quality.

If you want to purchase a good TWS under 1000 rupees, this is the way to go. If you can stretch the budget a little bit, you can find better options.

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Pros
  • Good sound quality
  • The magnetic charging case is good
  • Noise cancellation on the mic is good
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Cons
  • Not water resistant
  • Physical buttons are not as convenient as capacitive touch buttons
  • Only 6-months warranty

6. Best Value for Money: Noise Tune Sport

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: No
  • Customer Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars

Noise is a well-known manufacturer of budget smartwatches and fitness bands. It was also one of the first brands to introduce TWS earphones to the Indian market. The brand is well known for wearables but does it offer good quality audio devices? We are about to find out.

The Noise Tune Sport comes in three colour options, all of which look really gorgeous. The wires of Tune Sport are thin but not the thinnest we have seen. The build quality is good for the price, but there’s nothing that stands out here. It has a Google Assistant button on it, but there are a lot of people on the internet who have complained about it not working.

Before talking about the sound quality, we would like to tell you something about the mic quality. It’s terrible. The mic does justice to the brand name when it comes to picking the disturbances. If you are getting a Bluetooth earphone for calling, don’t get this one. The sound quality exceeds our expectations and is better than what we expected it to be.

The device lasts for just a little less than 4 hours which is exactly as advertised but still too less by industry standards. Talking about the special features, there aren’t many. It comes with an IPX5 rating. You can use it to listen to music while exercising.

If you are looking for an earphone just for listening to music or a backup, then go ahead and get the Noise Tune Sport. But keep in mind that the inbuilt mic is really bad. You get a one year warranty with the product. During the sales, you can get one for as low as 699 INR.

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Pros
  • Manufactured by good brand
  • Good quality pastic & silicon
  • Rated well by existing customers
  • Has good gripping mechanism
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Cons
  • Average build quality
  • The voice assistant button doesn’t work sometimes

7. Best Premium Looking: Bass Evolution Tornado

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Warranty: 6 month
  • Tangle-Free Cable: No
  • Customer Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars

A device that does not look cheap at first glance, the Bass Evolution Tornado is a well-built all-rounder device. It is a tiny in-ear earphone that gets the job done. Coming to the brand, Bass Evolution, if you haven’t heard the name, we don’t blame you because it is not a very popular brand.

The thickness of wires on the Tornado is adequate. Not too thick, not too thin. The neckband is flexible and won’t break even if bent. The clicking sound that the magnetic earbuds make is satisfying. It is a cheap device but doesn’t look like one.

Bass Evolution Tornado is an earphone that comes with a 10 mm audio driver. The audio quality is decent for a device that comes from a relatively lesser-known brand like this one. Speaking about the bass levels, they are good. Even the vocals on the Tornado can be heard clearly.

It comes with IPX5 certification, which means that it will survive the rain. You should expect the device to last for around six hours on a single charge.

The device is good; not too shabby. For a price tag of 999 INR, simply put, the device is not worth it. Even during the sales, the price does not drop. If you are planning to get a Bluetooth 5.0 based earphone for playing games, then you can consider buying this one.

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Pros
  • Charges up quickly
  • Premium looks
  • Wires are durable and won’t break easily
  • Good battery life
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Cons
  • Overpriced
  • Slightly rough texture on earbuds

8. Best Battery Life: Syvo Flex

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: No
  • Customer Rating: 3.4 out of 5

This is another Bluetooth 5.0 earphones that don’t behave like one. The Syvo Flex is plagued with issues and has highly inconsistent pricing that varies between 599 INR and 900 INR.

The build quality of the product is strictly average. The wires are thin and feel cheap. The plastic body doesn’t look good, and the product does not come with any colour options. However, it is comfortable to wear.

The bass levels on the Flex are high. Remember, a high bass level isn’t always a good thing. The bass feels boosted artificially. The vocals on the devices aren’t clear. The mic isn’t good either. The overall experience of using the earphones isn’t good.

Probably the only good thing about the Flex in-ear earphones is the battery life. This is where the device outperforms almost every other Bluetooth earphone in this price range. On 1.5 hours of charge, it can play music for around 10 hours which is very impressive. It comes with an IPX4 rating that protects it from minor splashes of water.

If you use earphones for a long duration of time and don’t get a chance to recharge them, then you can think about getting the Syvo Flex. It comes with a one year warranty. Grab the product for 599 INR on Amazon, but anything more than that is simply not worth it.

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Pros
  • Affordable price
  • Long battery backup
  • Cofortable to wear
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Cons
  • Average sound & mic quality
  • Average build quality

9. Best Lightweight Option: Portronics Harmonics 216

  • Material: Plastic & Silicon
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Bluetooth: V 5.0
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Tangle-Free Cable: No
  • Customer Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

The Portronics Harmonics 216 is a lightweight device built out of Plastic. It feels cheap, but that’s acceptable as at least it is lightweight and comfortable to wear. Again, the wires on the earphones are too thin and clumsy. We highly doubt the durability of the product.

The bass and treble levels are balanced. The earphones don’t sound great, but the quality is acceptable. Portronics isn’t a brand that manufactures high-quality products so one should not expect Harmonics 216 to perform well in terms of audio quality. The mic is bad but acceptable too.

The company claims that the device has a battery life of seven hours, but in reality, it only lasts for four or five hours on full volume. It is IPX5 protected and can easily tolerate some minor sprays of water.

There is no particular reason why we should be recommending Harmonics 216. The performance of these wireless in-ear earphones is decent, and the device itself is in no way bad, but it loses out on a lot of things when compared to other similarly priced wireless earphones.

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Pros
  • Comfortable in-ear
  • Balanced bass and treble
  • Loud audio driver
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Cons
  • Not durable
  • Average audio quality

Frequently Asked Questions

This section contains some of the most commonly asked questions about wireless earphones. If you have any queries, you can leave a comment.

What are TWS earphones?

TWS stands for True Wireless Stereo. The technology lets you pair two wireless earbuds via Bluetooth. Both the earbuds are capable of playing the same or a separate audio track. Every TWS earphone comes with a carrying case which also charges the earbuds. TWS earphones cost more than other Bluetooth earphones and have a little inferior mic.

What is the noise cancellation in earphones?

It is a technology that does exactly what it is called. It cancels noise. It works both ways, noise cancellation on a mic works by suppressing the background noises and in speakers, it works by blocking the background noise from reaching your ears. There are two types of noise cancellation methods; active and passive. On budget earphones, you won’t find active noise cancellation.

What is the audio driver size, and why does it matter?

The size of the audio driver has a direct effect on the loudness of the device. The audio driver is made up of a magnet, a coil, and a diaphragm. Bigger audio drivers have bigger and more powerful internals. That is the reason why headphones are always louder than earphones. Note that a bigger audio driver is not always equal to better audio quality. Typically, earphones come with a 10-12 mm driver.

Do wireless earphones come with batteries? Will I have to replace the batteries after using them?

Yes, all the wireless earphones come with rechargeable batteries. You do not have to replace them because they come built-in in the earphones. All the wireless earphones come with a micro USB or USB Type-C port through which you can charge them. Some higher-end Bluetooth earphones come with Bluetooth charging but it is impossible to find such earphones in the budget segment.

Can these earphones be repaired?

It is a little difficult to comment on this question because it depends a lot on the brand. Often, if you take a product which is not working at the service center, they will replace it for you free of cost if it is under warranty and no signs of physical damage are found. Getting an earphone from a reputed brand and at least one year warranty ensures that you don’t have to struggle with the device if in case it stops working.

Verdict

Picking up an earphone that ticks all the boxes is not possible, especially in a budget of 1000 rupees. You have to compromise on a lot of stuff to get an earphone at a low price. Each earphone in this segment has a very specific purpose.

The earphone which has good sound quality doesn’t have a good battery life, the one that has a good battery life has poor build quality, and hence it becomes very important to always keep in mind what your requirement is and what are the things that you are ready to let go.

If you are paying 1000 INR for the Bluetooth earphones, you should get a device with at least Bluetooth 4.3 support, decent sound quality, a good mic, and at least four hours of battery life. This is the bare minimum, and anything below this would be a little less to accept.

If you are willing to extend your budget by around 500 or 1000 INR, then take a glance at the headphones under 2000. Products from some big players like boAt, Realme, Xiaomi, and even OnePlus come in. You can find a variety of TWS earphones in this segment too, but that is a matter of discussion for another article.

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