Ever since the death of the 3.5mm port on smartphones, Bluetooth headphones and earphones have started getting a lot of traction. In the past few years, we have seen a new category of Bluetooth earphones gain a lot of headway- True Wireless Earphones. As the name suggests, these earphones are truly wireless with not even a wire connecting the 2 earbuds. These earbuds (earphones) come with a couple of hours of battery life and also have a charging case so you can top them up when not in use. You can also use one earbud at a time if you are on a phone call or don't need a stereo experience.
Once upon a time, true wireless earphones were a premium product, but in the past year or two, things have changed and you can now get a pair on a budget. These TWS on a budget bring with them an interesting set of features such as long battery life, compact form factor, good sound output and more. If you have a budget of about Rs 5,000 and are looking for a pair of wireless earphones or TWS, you can check out the 5 options we have for you. Here is a look at five true wireless earphones for a budget of 5K.
The Oppo Enco W31 brings with it Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and is compatible with both iOS and Android. It has good all-rounder sound with punchy bass and also brings with it a sleek design. It also boasts of dual-microphone noise cancellation during calls to help you listen and speak clearly even in a crowded place.
The headset also comes with infrared optical sensors so the music will pause automatically when you remove the headphones from your ears. The Oppo Enco W31 has touch controls, letting you double-tap the right earphone to change the song and triple tap any of the two to bring up the assistant. It is also IP54 dust and water-resistant. It has a claimed battery life of 15 hours with the charging case.
If a TWS headset with really long battery life is what you are looking for, then you can check out the Noise Shots X5 Pro. The earbuds themselves give you 8 hours of playback, but the accompanying charging case can recharge the headset 18 more times, giving you about 150 hours of total life.
The Noise Shots X5 Pro also has touch controls, letting you control playback, adjust volume and manage calls by simply touching the earbud. It is also IPX7 waterproof so you can sweat them out or go jogging in light rain without worrying about damaging the earphones. The headset is compatible with both Siri and the Google Assistant. It also supports Bluetooth 5 and Qualcomm AptX. Speaking of the charging case, it can also double as an emergency power-bank, giving your smartphone some juice in an emergency.
If good vocals and midrange performance is what you want from a pair of TWS, then you can check out the JBL C100. It also has punchy but controlled bass. The JBL C100 TWS bring with them 5 hours of playback for the earbuds with an additional 12 hours of life in the charging case. It also supports Bluetooth 5. The earbuds can charge from zero to 100 percent battery in 2 hours. The headset is compatible with both Siri and the Google Assistant.
The Boult Audio Airbass Livebuds (review) bring with them a compact form factor and comfortable fit. As per the company, the earphones come with a battery life of 8 hours on the buds alone, and 24 hours in total, including the charging case. The Boult Audio Airbass Livebuds also come with Qualcomm aptX HD audio support. They are also IPX5 water-resistant. The earbuds also support passive noise cancelling
The JVC - HA-A10T brings with them a pleasant, V-shaped sound signature. The earbuds also feature memory foam ear tips. It has a claimed battery life of 4-hours of playtime on a single charge with the carrying case adding 10 hours to the earbuds. The JVC HA-A10T is also IPX5 water-resistant. The earbuds are available in a bunch of colours - black, blue, pink and misty grey.
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