There’s no escaping the bass. The moment when every single dubstep and EDM artist around the world drops the bass, it appears like the entire world is there to catch it and hand it back so that they can drop it again. The best part is, you don’t need to have money to burn in order to bask in the glory of the almighty bass; you can do so even with as little as Rs. 1,500. Let us help you out by showing you the best budget in-ear headphones you can buy today, so that you’re ready to worship at the altar of DA BASS.
Ultimate Ears 100
Can be yours for: Rs. 449
The least expensive earphones on this list, the Ultimate Ears 100 are a pair of uncomplicated earphones that deliver a decent amount of bass, which never overwhelms, and are comfortable to wear. If you’re looking for a second pair of earphones, or just something inexpensive that you don’t expect to be using in a year’s time, pick these up.
Sennheiser CX 280
Can be yours for: Rs. 580
The Sennheiser CX 280s output tight, warm bass and perform well when it comes to soundstage. The build quality is also quite good but the cables are prone to getting tangled.
Skullcandy Ink’d 2
Can be yours for: Rs. 600
The Skullcandy Ink’d 2s are surprisingly good with treble as well as being capable of reproducing powerful bass. While you’ll find better performance as you go up the ladder, these Skullcandies are worth the money they ask for.
JVC Marshmallow HA-FX34
Can be yours for: Rs. 630
Even though the JVC Marshmallows look very simple, they are very powerful both in terms of volume and bass output. Plus, depending on the flanges you use, these earphones are also quite comfortable.
Can be yours for: Rs. 650
The Creative EP-630s have been around for a while and they still remain one of the most popular budget earphones out there. The overall sound quality is excellent for the price and the bass output is also very, very good without infringing on the treble.
Sennheiser CX 180 Street II
Can be yours for: Rs. 890
One of the best things about the Sennheiser CX 180s is the way they reproduce bass at high volumes without distortion. The build quality of these earphones also belie their asking price.
Sennheiser CX 380 Sports
Can be yours for: Rs. 900
If you’re looking for a good pair of earphones for your workout/run/jog, then look no further. The CX 380s fit well, are comfortable to wear, provide pretty good noise isolation and do justice to bass as well as mids and treble.
Can be yours for: Rs. 1,220
These Tekfusions are one of the best looking earphones in this list. Apart from that, the Twinwoofers are also very powerful with respect to volume and deliver solid (albeit a little boomy) bass.
Can be yours for: Rs. 1,275
The most powerful earphones in this list when it comes to bass output, these JVCs are for anyone with a lot of club and electronic music in their playlists. While not the best built earphones, these JVCs are definitely worth the money for bassheads.
Sony MDR XB30EX
Can be yours for: Rs. 1,300
There’s a reason why Sony brands these earphones as ‘Xtra Bass’ and it’s not because you get a free fish with every purchase. These Sony earphones deliver punchy, extended bass and are also super loud. Sure, they’re expensive when compared to everything else on this list, but they’re also the most powerful earphones on it.
The Blasphemous picks: Mi Piston 2 & Cowon EM-1
Can be yours for: Rs. 799 & Rs. 675 respectively
If you’re not in it solely for the bass and wouldn’t mind decent mids and highs as well, then the Pistons and the EM-1s are exceptionally good picks. The Pistons are a better fit for classical, jazz and acoustic tracks, while the Cowons output warmer sound and therefore do justice to both rock and hip-hop tracks.
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