The Best Earphones Under Rs. 2000

The Best Earphones Under Rs. 2000

Low on budget? Check out our curated list of in-ear earphones and make the most out of it.

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The world of headphones is vast, filled with innumerable jargon, and a simple task like choosing a pair of earphones can become unnecessarily daunting and frustrating. Don't fret, that's why we're here - to help you enjoy music in the way you deem best, on a pair of earphones that you choose. We got the cavalry, you pick the machinery!

We've done the work and crunched the tech. So, how about we start you off with a peek at our well-researched recommendations on the best-wired in-ear earphones under 2000 rupees for starters? Also, all these options are compatible with Android and iOS. The only prerequisite is a 3.5mm port, and you're good to go.

What should you be looking for?

Most products in this segment come with a plastic build instead of a metal/aluminium one - the latter being more rugged and durable. Aluminium is generally more sturdy than other materials, when it comes to in-ear headphones. You get the options for an in-ear fit, and an earbuds fit. While the fabric braided cables offer better durability, most earphones in this segment are adequately sturdy.

Universal compatibility is pretty standard with products at this price point. A three-button remote and microphone are an added advantage.

These earphones sound tons better than the stock wired earphones that come with your phone. That being said, you'll hear the difference in the audio quality with this selection of earphones. So here they are, in no particular order:

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DRIVER CONFIGURATION SOUND TUNING DETACHABLE CABLE WHY BUY
Final E1000C
₹ 1799/-₹ 2499/-
Dynamic Balanced These earphones showcase the finest of Japanese engineering and deliver stunning audio quality.
Sony MDR-XB55AP
₹ 2099/-₹ 2490/-
Dynamic Extra Bass These bass-forward earphones present a punchy and energetic listening experience.
VE Bonus IE
₹ 1799/-₹ 1999/-
Dynamic Warm & Smooth If you want a bass-forward yet natural sounding in-ear that gets the essentials right, these are perfect for you!
KZ ZEX
₹ 1949/-₹ 2499/-
EST + Dynamic V-Shaped 2-Pin The ZEX presents high-end Electrostatic Driver technology for everyone to experience. It is a fantastic showcase of electret hybrid IEMs.
FiiO JD3
₹ 1499/-₹ 1999/-
Dynamic V-Shaped JD3 delivers on every front - Hi-Res Certified, semi-open design, presents a warm, easy-going and open sound.
BLON BL-03
₹ 1990/-₹ 3999/-
Dynamic Balanced 2-Pin The BLON BL-03 has a detailed audio presentation, easy to listen to, and the sound stage is wide and open.
KZ ZST X
₹ 1599/-₹ 1999/-
BA + Dynamic V-Shaped 2-Pin With its hybrid driver setup and the audiophile-grade sound, the world of beginner audiophiles doesn't get better than this.
SoundMAGIC E10C
₹ 1599/-₹ 3199/-
Dynamic V-Shaped Consistent award winner, these in-ears with an all-metal build are great sounding and efficiently block noise during commutes.
KZ ZSN Pro X
₹ 1799/-₹ 2499/-
BA + Dynamic V-Shaped 2-Pin The KZ ZSN Pro X stands tall in every aspect - great sound, robust build and a comfortable fit. They are bound to surprise you and keep you moving to the music.
Moondrop Spaceship
₹ 1699/-₹ 2199/-
Dynamic Balanced The Spaceship bring the signature Moondrop sound and innovation to a reasonable entry-level price point.
CCA CA4
₹ 1399/-₹ 1999/-
BA + Dynamic Balanced 2-Pin CA CA4 support a wide frequency range of up to 40kHz, allowing these earphones to offer professional-grade sound at an affordable price.
JAYS a-One
₹ 1999/-₹ 2999/-
Dynamic Warm & Smooth If you are someone looking for a V-shaped sound signature, a beautiful build & tangle-free cables, you got the perfect one right here.


Final - E1000

Final - E1000

EXPERIENCE THE PINNACLE OF JAPANESE ENGINEERING

Sale price₹ 1799 Regular price₹ 2499
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Meet the latest addition of in-ears to this segment - the Final E1000C. Made in house by Final at Kawasaki, Japan, the E1000C showcases high precision design and delivers balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum. The E1000C is equipped with a 6.4mm dynamic driver on each side and tuned to incorporate the latest in acoustic engineering and psychoacoustics technology. The results of these technologies embedded can be heard clearly with the mid-range shining and a superior transient response.

The E1000C comes with 5 pairs of ear tips to accommodate every user for a snug fit and these earphones also feature a unique swing-fit earpiece mechanism that transmits sound directly into the eardrum. The E1000C is lightweight owing to its plastic chassis, and features a high-quality OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) cable with a microphone to transmit the highest quality audio signal. You can also opt for the slightly cheaper Final E1000 variant if a microphone is not your requirement.

The E1000C stands tall in terms of sound quality and will suit buyers looking for a balanced and relaxed sound. The bass response is deep and the mids and high range shine while playing any music through the earphones. So if you are on the lookout for a new pair of headphones that deliver balanced sound, the Final E1000C is the earphone for you.

  • Made in Japan with Finesse and accuracy
  • 6.4 mm Dynamic Driver Delivering Pristine Sound
  • OFC Cables in unheard of at this Price-Point
  • Lightweight, easy to carry around
  • Bundled with 5 Pairs of Eartips

The Final E1000C showcases the finest of Japanese engineering and product design and delivers stunning audio quality at an affordable price. If balanced sounding earphones are your requirement, go for the E1000C.


Sony - MDR-XB55AP

Sony - MDR-XB55AP

FAMILIAR SOUND THAT WILL KEEP YOU GROOVING

Sale price₹ 2099 Regular price₹ 2490
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Sony's bass-heavy babies offer enough oomph and punch to get you grooving. Don’t be alarmed if folks on your commute find you bobbing your head to the music. These designed-in-Japan in-ears are super lightweight and feature an inline mic and remote control that offers quick navigation via a multi-functionality button.

The MDR-XB55AP also features a cable that has a serrated design to aid them in staying tangle-free. The in-ear can also be paired with a Smart Key App to customize added features like configuring the microphone button.

  • Punchy Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Tangle-Free Cables
  • App control
  • In-line mic and remote

If you are looking for a punchy output, your search ends here. An app-controlled sound, call handling capabilities and lightweight design make for a compelling buy.


Venture Electronics - Bonus IE

Venture Electronics - Bonus IE

LET THERE BE BASS

Sale price₹ 1799 Regular price₹ 1999
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Bonus IE is the second-generation entry-level IEM from Venture Electronics, offering exceptional value and price-to-performance ratio. The Bonus IE is Venture Electronics' take on how an ideal in-ear monitor should sound and features a 10mm Dynamic Driver with an N52+ magnet. Sporting a matte finish body, the Bonus IE lets you access Hi-Fi audio without having to burn a hole in your pocket.

Venture Electronics Bonus IE delivers an energetic bass leaning sound signature that adds more kick to your music. You can tweak the sound signature by swapping the ear tips to match your preference. The Bonus IE utilises a classic bullet barrel style of shell made from aluminium alloy. It is very light in weight and feels solid as they are built like a tank. The barrel design offers superior comfort and can be worn ear-down or over the ear.

  • Accurate Timbre Reproduction
  • Appealing Sound with Great Depth
  • Sturdy Build
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Overall an Enjoyable Earphone

The Venture Electronics Bonus IE ticks every box, out-of-the-box; build, comfort, sound quality, and price - all checked! If you want a bass-forward yet natural sounding in-ear that gets the essentials right, check out the Bonus IE. We’d be surprised if you’re anything less than satisfied.


KZ - ZEX

KZ - ZEX

GET THE TASTE OF ELECTROSTATIC DRIVERS

Sale price₹ 1949 Regular price₹ 2499
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KZ has come a long way since they received acclaim for their ZS line-up. Their latest addition, the KZ ZEX, is a direct descendant from the previous line-up and features a new hybrid driver configuration. KZ ZEX comes equipped with an electrostatic driver that works in harmony with a trusty dynamic driver. This driver configuration presents a sonic experience that’s quite enjoyable overall – especially given the price they are retailed for.

In terms of its design, the KZ ZEX adheres closely to the signature KZ aesthetic. It has aluminium faceplates with a smooth matte finish and resin shells. The thickness of the metal faceplates is significant, giving the ZEX some heft and a robust feel. The shells fit naturally into the ears and offer decent passive noise isolation, allowing you to wear them for long listening sessions. KZ ZEX comes with a new silver-plated copper cable, an upgrade to the old KZ twisted cables. The cables feature an angled 2-Pin connector and come with a microphone for quick calls and communication.

  • Hybrid Driver Configuration With Electrostatic Driver
  • New Silver-Plated Copper Cable
  • Robust Build
  • Engaging Sound
  • Inclusion of Microphones for Communication

The KZ ZEX presents high-end Electrostatic Driver technology for everyone to experience. It is a fantastic showcase of budget electret hybrid IEMs. It has a natural, detailed sound that is sure to get you immersed in your favourite music. It’s also a great IEM for people who enjoy a full-bodied midrange, good detail retrieval and a non-fatiguing treble at the same time.


FiiO - JD3

FiiO - JD3

INEXPENSIVE, NOT CHEAP!

Sale price₹ 1499 Regular price₹ 1999
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Even if the FiiO JD3 is an entry-level IEM, that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the same features found in more expensive earphones. FiiO JD3 is made from carefully selected materials, with a composite diaphragm of the new 9.2mm wide dynamic driver driven by a powerful neodymium magnet, with a CCAW voice coil. Combined with a clever reflection-absorbing system made of a foam ring encapsulated in a specially designed outer cavity frame, and a dual-cavity construction, the JD3 advertises deep bass, lush mids, and vibrant treble.

The FiiO JD3 is designed with a semi-open acoustic design that elevates the listening experience exponentially. Impedance is very low (32ohm), and sensitivity is good (107dB/mW), so you should have no problem driving these IEMs with your usual DAP and even your phone. The JD3 has been certified by JAS (Japan Audio Society) and CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) to be Hi-Res Audio capable in recognition of its ability to bring you accurate, high-fidelity audio as the artist intended.

  • Carefully Tuned Acoustics
  • Semi-Open Acoustic Design
  • HD Microphone With In-Line Controls
  • Hi-Res Audio Certified
  • Straight Insertion Design

The FiiO JD3 is a stiff competitor to many earphones, and that is because it's designed well. JD3 delivers on every front and embeds design and technical aspects found in higher-end earphones and IEMs. JD3 does not have any shortcomings and presents a warm, easy-going and open sound.


BLON - BL-03

BLON - BL-03

PREMIUM BUILD AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

Sale price₹ 1990 Regular price₹ 3999
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The BLON BL-03 is a durably built earphone with metal housing. Their cables are detachable, however, they are unique, and you will be hard-pressed to find compatible cables. The BL-03 comes bundled with a one-button mic with an inline remote and tangle-free braided cables. The BLON BL-03 presents a wide soundstage that you hear and a warm & smooth laid back sound signature.

The reason that these earphones are so popular is that this IEM has a very detailed presentation. You'll find that it's easy to listen to, and the sound stage is wide and open. For the price, you're not going to get a wider sounding earphone, and at the same time, you're going to enjoy these premium earphones.

  • Wide Soundstage
  • Premium build
  • Available in 3 Colours - Purple, Brown & Silver Colours
  • Designed For Comfort
  • High-Quality Cables

BLON BL-03 has been designed keeping in mind the durability and comfort at an exceptionally low price. Coming in different colours, the BL-03 is a looker.


KZ - ZST X

KZ - ZST X

GO-TO IEM FOR BEGINNER AUDIOPHILES!

Sale price₹ 1599 Regular price₹ 1999
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Fine-tuned budget IEM, the KZ ZST X is for anyone fond of audiophile sound. Powered with the latest hybrid driver setup, you'll be glad to have replaced your regular earphones with the KZ ZST X. Equipped with an upgraded cable, the ZST X also comes in two colour variants: Cyan and Purple. The hybrid driver setup consists of a 10mm large-diameter dual magnetic driver with a 30095 balanced armature. These drivers present a sound that's as clean, rich and detailed.

The KZ ZST X offers a quick transient response and a sparkly top end. The use of Electronic frequency division and physical structure double tuning adds to the sound making it more vivid. Cables are instrumental in how your music sounds, KZ ZST X, adopts standard 100 core high-purity silver-plated cable for quality audio transmission. Not just that, but these detachable cables also play a crucial role in distortion-free audio signal transmission.

  • Hybrid combo of 1BA & 1D driver setup
  • Clear, rich and vivid sound output
  • 10mm large-diameter dual magnetic driver
  • With electronic frequency division & physical structure double
  • 100 core high-purity silver-plated cables
  • Available in Cyan and Purple colours

If you've been looking to step up your listening experience, you should start the journey with the KZ ZST X. With its hybrid driver setup and the audiophile-grade sound, the world of beginner audiophiles doesn't get better than this.


SoundMAGIC - E10C

SoundMAGIC - E10C

CONSISTENT AWARD WINNER

Sale price₹ 1599 Regular price₹ 3199
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A consistent award winner, these robust in-ears with an all-metal build are great for blocking noise during commutes and have been known as power-packed performers. Multi-genre friendly, the E10C offers ample bass for the bass head and holds its own among audiophiles.

A 3-button remote and mic aid in an effortless toggle between volume control and calls on the move. The cable is covered with high-quality plastic and is braided for a tangle-free experience. The E10C comes with a year’s warranty, two types of silicone ear tips and a carry case.

  • Award Winner
  • Great Noise Isolation
  • Sturdy Build
  • 3-button Mic and Remote
  • Carry case included
  • Tangle-Free Cable

If you’re looking for a sturdy build and balanced performance. Perfect for commuters, the E10C is unfazed by buses, local trains and other modes of commute.


KZ - ZSN Pro X

KZ - ZSN Pro X

INCREDIBLE SOUNDING IEM

Sale price₹ 1799 Regular price₹ 2499
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Another IEM from the KZ family is the KZ ZSN Pro X. This IEM is very similar to the ZST X. It features a hybrid driver configuration: one dynamic and one balanced armature driver per side. It's very similar in its design to the ZST X but with one notable exception, that it's got a metallic faceplate giving a slightly more premium and durable look and feel.

The big difference between the ZST X and the ZSN Pro X is that this has a lot more emphasis on the bass and the low end. So if you are looking for a little more bass, then the ZST X ZSN Pro X is the perfect choice for you.

  • Hybrid combo of 1BA & 1D driver setup
  • Metallic Faceplates give a premium finish
  • Slight Bass Inclination
  • Detachable Cables

The KZ ZSN Pro X is the perfect choice for stepping into the Audiophile World. With an exquisite look and rich bass-heavy sound, these earphones are bound to surprise you and keep you moving to the music.


Moondrop - Spaceship

Moondrop - Spaceship

POPULAR AMONGST AUDIOPHILES FOR A REASON

Sale price₹ 1699 Regular price₹ 2199
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It's possibly one of the best-sounding earphones for less than two thousand rupees. The spaceship is Moondrop's attempt to bring their signature sound and innovation to a reasonable entry-level price point. It features a single 6mm dynamic driver housed inside an ultra-compact but well-built metallic housing.

The earphones themselves are so lightweight and compact that they can sit in your ears for hours. Moondrop uses oxygen-free cables, with a one-button mic and remote. These earphones are durable and built to last.

  • Super Lightweight
  • Durable Oxygen-free Cables
  • A well-built Microphone
  • Smooth Sound Signature
  • A single Dynamic Driver

In an attempt to bring Hi-Res Audio at an affordable price, the Moondrop Spaceship has nailed it. These earphones are built to last and are perfect for budget-minded Audiophiles.


CCA - CA4

CCA - CA4

A STEP AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL EARPHONES

Sale price₹ 1399 Regular price₹ 1999
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Like the KZs, the CCA - CA4 also has a hybrid driver configuration of one dynamic and one balanced armature driver per side. The CCA CA4 comes with a copper cable rather than the silver-plated cables. This cable makes a difference to the sound signature because with these earphones, you'll find that they're a little bit more neutral and laid back.

The CA4 comes with a detachable cable & several ear tips, designed for every ear. The ergonomic design ensures that the earphones fit comfortably. The earphones also come with a customized microphone allowing you to pick and drop calls.

  • Hybrid combo of 1BA & 1D driver setup
  • Detachable Copper Cables
  • Ergonomically Designed for a Snug Fit.
  • Customized Microphone
  • Variety of Eartips

Taking a step away from the traditional earphones, CCA CA4 has Zinc Alloy Faceplates. They also support a wide frequency range of up to 40kHz, allowing these earphones to offer professional-grade sound at an affordable price.


JAYS - a-One

JAYS - a-One

MINIMALISTIC DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Sale price₹ 1999 Regular price₹ 2999
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The JAYS-a-One is undoubtedly one of the best-designed and best-looking earphones in this segment. The a-One sports a distinctive Swedish minimal design that eliminates everything unnecessary and offers a no-frills experience. JAYS is famous for its tangle-free flat cables found on all its earphones.

It's well balanced, which means that you still find that the bass is there, but it allows other frequencies and other sounds to shine. Compared to Sony this is a more versatile earphone, and you can use it with a variety of different genres.

  • Tangle-Free Cables
  • Balanced Sound Signature
  • Three-Button Microphone
  • Classy Design

If you are someone looking for a V-shaped sound signature, a beautiful build & tangle-free cables, you got the perfect one right here.

There you go 12 earphones on a budget. Just keep in mind what you look for from a pair of in-ear headphones and go for it. Your playlist awaits you.

Happy Listening!