Best Headphones and Earphones under Rs 2,000 in India

Best Headphones and Earphones under Rs 2,000 in India

Smartphones are increasingly dropping basic headphones from the retail box, so most users buying a new smartphone will need a good pair of headphones to accompany it. Even the 3.5mm headphone jack has one step out of the door now and is a rare occurrence even in mid-range and budget smartphones. While it is a rarity to find headphones under ₹2,000 that sound great as per audiophile standards, there are some diamonds in the rough that are definitely serviceable for a lot of people. Some provide good bass, some have good audio balance, and some deliver neutral, loud audio. If you’re looking for the best headphones under 2000, you can expect features such as music and call controls, in-line or onboard microphones, and more. The Indian market is witnessing a boom in the audio category with many new headphones under 2K in India being released. If you're looking for a good pair of headphones for a good price, then here is the best headphone and earphones list under 2000 in India.

  • 1.

The Realme Buds Q2 Neo is an excellent TWS under Rs 2,000, packing features such as 28 hours of total battery life, 88ms super-low latency gaming mode, and ANC and environmental noise cancellation for calls. It has a 10mm driver that produces a warm, bass-boosted sound. You also get fast charging support, where 10 minutes of charging time will provide you with 2 hours of playback. Additionally, you also get touch controls for music playback and calls that can be customised via the Realme Link app. The earbuds are also rated IPX4 and are some of the best TWS earbuds that you can get under the two thousand rupee budget.

  • 2.

OnePlus Nord Buds 2r

Specs Score
7/10
Feature
7.3
Performance
6.7
Value
7.5
Design
7.1
PROS:
  • Customisable controls and EQ, Great wireless connectivity, Impressive battery life
CONS:
  • No app support on iOS, Boomy bass response, Fit is mediocre

The OnePlus Nord Buds 2r are TWS earbuds that were loved by many. Powered by 12.4mm dynamic drivers. These earbuds come with good-quality sound for the price, with plenty of drive and attack. You get customisable controls on the buds and EQ as well. The wireless connectivity on these buds is the best in class, and with a battery life of 7 hours and 42 minutes in our testing, these earbuds are built to last! The earphones are also IP55 rated for dust and water resistance, so you can exercise or run with these earbuds without worrying.

  • 3.

If you want a low-cost, high-quality pair of in-ear headphones, the KZ-ZEX is an exceptional option in the sub-2K price segment. These buds look and feel premium and the overall build quality is excellent for the price. The sound is slightly bass-heavy, however, they don’t hamper the mids and highs too much, and if you want to know, as per the claims made by the manufacturer, they have a V-shaped sound curve. These are wired in-ears that have a 3.5mm audio cable though, so, if your phone doesn’t have an audio jack, you’d be better off looking at the wireless options on this list. And, if the cable gets damaged, then it can be replaced easily as well.

  • 4.

If you are looking for a solid pair of neckband-style wireless earbuds under Rs 2,000, the Realme Buds Wireless 2 Neo should satisfy most users. Priced competitively at Rs 1,199, the buds have a bass-rich sound profile and a whopping 17 hours of nonstop playback time. They also come with magnetic earbuds casing. The earbuds are rated IPX4 water-resistant and come with fast charging support. You also get 88ms super low latency mode for a seamless gaming and video-watching experience. As for calls, the earbuds come with ENC support for clear, noise-free calls. You can also use the Realme Link app with these earbuds to customise the controls, which is pretty convenient.

  • 5.

The Sony WI-C200 is a budget wireless neckband-style pair of earphones with a reliable build and bass-boosted sound. The earphones come with tangle-resistant flat cables and an inbuilt microphone. There are also buttons on the earphones that allow users to control calls and music playback. The earphones have a wireless playback time of 15 hours and have Quick Charge support as well. The 9mm driver produces thumpy bass with detailed mids. Overall, this is a well-built pair of earphones under Rs 2,000, most suited to bass lovers.

  • 6.

The AKG K52 Closed Back Headphones are priced competitively at just above 2K. The AKG has a relatively flat sound that should appeal to many buyers in their target segment. The headphones are also quite comfortable and feature a self-adjusting headband for prolonged comfortable use. The headphone does not have a foldable design so you might find it difficult to easily carry it around. However, they are lightweight and can be fitted into your bag without adding much weight. Its 40mm driver provides detailed sound with some bass bias. But, overall, its much more balanced than any earbuds or headphones you would find in this price range.

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  • 7.

The Sennheiser CX80S is the perfect budget pair of earphones for the users who prefer slightly bass-boosted, but sonically-pleasing sound profiles. These earphones have boosted bass but not at the cost of the other sound frequencies which sound balanced and refined. The highs, however, can get slightly tinny at times, but these are rare occurrences. Nevertheless, the lightweight and aesthetically pleasing design, and the overall good sound quality make these a solid purchase in this price range.

  • 8.

SoundMagic is a reputed audio accessory maker, and the SoundMagic PL30+ C definitely shows that prowess. The earphones are well-known for their balanced audio output and will appease even the most stringent audiophiles. However, if you do want to tweak around with the EQ settings, you can do it. In terms of build, these earphones are some of the best-built buds in this price range. The earphones come with a gold-plated 3.5mm connector and are compatible with iPhones and Android phones.

  • 9.

If you’re looking for a pair of closed-back headphones, the Behringer HPX4000 is a solid option. These are studio-grade affordable headphones that house 50mm neodymium drivers for powerful and dynamic sound. The headphones also come with a one-sided coiled cable that is made from oxygen-free copper wires that resist tangling. You can get an ¼ inch TRS adapter for the ⅛ inch TRS connector so that you can use the headphones with everything from a smartphone to a mixing console.

  • 10.

If you’re looking for a pair of earphones that are both affordable and of good quality, the 1More Piston Fit could actually be just what you need. The earphones come with a range of tips across varying sizes to provide you with just the right fit to allow for appropriate isolation and immersion. Additionally, the 45-degree angled design looks good and also aids users in getting a snug fit. The earphones are warm-sounding, and bass tracks play exceptionally well on them, especially for earphones at this affordable price point.

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Satvik Pandey

Satvik Pandey

Satvik Pandey, is a self-professed Steve Jobs (not Apple) fanboy, a science & tech writer, and a sports addict. At Digit, he works as a Deputy Features Editor, and manages the daily functioning of the magazine. He also reviews audio-products (speakers, headphones, soundbars, etc.), smartwatches, projectors, and everything else that he can get his hands on. A media and communications graduate, Satvik is also an avid shutterbug, and when he's not working or gaming, he can be found fiddling with any camera he can get his hands on and helping produce videos – which means he spends an awful amount of time in our studio. His game of choice is Counter-Strike, and he's still attempting to turn pro. He can talk your ear off about the game, and we'd strongly advise you to steer clear of the topic unless you too are a CS junkie. View Full Profile

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