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Best Earphones under Rs 5,000/-

by Shain Shroff October 01, 2019 5 min read

Best Earphones under Rs 5,000/-

If you are someone who has an ardent interest in high fidelity and high quality sound reproduction, and want it in a budget, this is the category you should be looking forward to. This range is where you’ll actually start finding options according to your needs.

 

What you should be looking for?

Sound Quality: The sound signature will vary for each earphones in this price category. It will undoubtedly be the best in their purposes and will impress audiophiles who are looking for something without ripping their pockets off.

Form Factor: Earphones for specific purposes like mixing and mastering will perform the function perfunctorily. Wireless earphones of good quality cannot be expected here.

Build Quality: The earphones at this price-point will be built well and sturdy. Tangle-free cables are easily met here.

 

 

WIRED EARPHONES




1. Tin Audio - T2 Pro

The Audiophile One
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The Tin Audio - T2 Pro is a Balanced sounding earphone that provide little warmth to it’s sound. These earphones like its successor have the Tin audio distinctive design with an aluminium built making them really durable, the fit is very secure for most. With the detachable MMCX connector they can be used as a wireless device as well.

The Good

  • Clarity with instrumental separation
  • Secure and comfortable design
  • Detachable MMCX cables

The Bad

  • Little to no sub bass
  • 1 Year of Manufacture warranty

 

 

 




2. Beats by Dr. Dre - urBeats3

The Style Statement
Beats by Dr. Dre - urBeats3

The Beats by Dr. Dre - urBeats3 is a stylish straightforward earphones with a bass enhances sound, a good quality microphone and an option of 3.5mm connector for most and lightning connector for iOS devices. They are comfortable with an angular fit and comes with a tangle free flat cables.

The Good

  • Passive noise isolation
  • Tangle free flat cables
  • Lightning connector for iOS device

The Bad

  • Bulky design
  • The angular fit might not be comfortable to all
  • Durability of the cables is not the best

 

 




3. Marshall - Mode EQ

The Versatile One
Marshall - Mode EQ

Coming from the house of Marshall the Marshall - Mode EQ have a tight and crisp bass response with noticeable highs. The angular fit isolates a good amount of noise and the EQ switch on the microphone toggles between a balance and a V-shaped response. They come with a sturdy L-shaped connection for their 3.5mm jack.

The Good

  • Powerful and detailed sound
  • Comfortable fit
  • Handy EQ switch

The Bad

  • Lacks volume control
  • Built is not the best

 

 

 




4. KZ - ZS10 Pro

The Bang for the Buck
Kz - ZS10 Pro

KZ is a Chinese IEM manufacturer that provides audiophile-grade sound without hurting your pocket. The KZ - ZS10 Pro continues to beat the snot out of most earphones with its natural sound. Housing the five drivers (1 Dynamic + 4 BA) is a hard plastic casing with a metal faceplate that is lightweight and durable and can withstand daily use.

The Good

  • Warm and transparent sound
  • Premium, stylish and secure housing
  • Detachable 2-pin cables

The Bad

  • Cable is long and lacks durability
  • Highs could get sharper at high volumes

 

 

 




5. 1MORE - Dual Driver

The All Rounder
1MORE - Dual Driver

1MORE is a brand that has distinguished itself as a manufacturer of stylish yet good sounding earphones. The 1MORE - Dual Driver uses a dual driver configuration (1 Dynamic + 1 BA), comes with an aluminum housing, semi nylon braided cables and a L-shaped 3.5mm jack. They are definitely bang for your buck in terms of their sound.

The Good

  • Premium built quality
  • 3-Button remote and microphone
  • Excellent audio quality

The Bad

  • Sub-bass is slightly over emphasised
  • 1 Year Manufacturer warranty

 

 

 

WIRELESS EARPHONES


Beyerdynamic - Byron BTA

Beyerdynamic Byron BTA is an In-ear headset for definite music playback. Comes with a Neutral sound along with soothing bass. Fantastic Bluetooth® transmission quality for Android and Apple (Qualcomm® aptX™ and AAC). Coordinated 3-button remote for media control. Battery life of up to 7.5 hours.

The Good

  • Detailed & natural sound
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Sleek design

The Bad

  • Patented charging cradle
  • 7.5 hours of battery life

 

 

 




2. Shanling - MW100

Chinese Masterpiece
Shanling - MW100

Shanling’s versatile players are outstanding for their progressed Bluetooth availability and individuals around the globe are utilizing them with Bluetooth earphones all things considered. Presently they launched have another great product that is the Shanling MW100, their first Bluetooth earphone.

The Good

  • Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX, AAC codec
  • IPX5 water resistant
  • Magnetic Earbuds
  • Clean voice calls because CVC noise cancellation technology

The Bad

  • Driver shell is slightly big
  • 1 Year of manufacture warranty

 

 

 

 




3. SoundMAGIC - E11BT

Chinese Excellence
Shanling - MW100

Coming from the house of SoundMAGIC the SoundMAGIC - E11BT is a tough competitor to other wireless earphones under Rs 5,000/-. They come with aluminium built housing, IPX4 sweat resistance and 20+ hours of music playback at a pocket friendly price. Like its wired variant these earphones have a strong bass response with decent clarity.

The Good

  • “V-Shaped” sound
  • Aluminium Built magnetic housing
  • IPX4 sweat & water resistance
  • 30+ hours of battery life

The Bad

  • Treble tones are harsh
  • Lacks aptX and AAC codec
  • Neck band isn’t really secure 

 

 

 

 


Skullcandy - Ink'd+ Wireless Earbuds

These earphones like it’s successor have a bass driven sound with limited amount of clarity with your music. They are stylish with their silicon neckband and plastic housing and the variety of colours they come in. These earphones have 8 hours of battery life and 10 minutes of charge gives 2 hours of battery life.

The Good

  • Stylish and lightweight design
  • Bass enhanced sound
  • Micro USB fast charge

The Bad

  • Build is not durable
  • Noise isolation is not the best 

 

 

 

 




5. Urbanista - Rome

Swedish Style
Urbanista - Rome

If you are someone who isn’t comfortable with an in-ear earbud design then the Urbanista - Rome is the perfect option for you. These earbuds fail to provide noise isolation but on the other hand keeps your aware about your surroundings. The sound is “V-shaped” i.e crisp highs and tight bass response. With 16 hours of battery life, they are definitely a good option under the price of Rs 5,000/-  

The Good

  • Stylish and lightweight design
  • 16 hours of battery life
  • Comes with stylish carry pouch

The Bad

  • Fails to provide noise isolation
  • Lack of any IPX rating

 

 

 

 


 

So, there you go these were our Favourite picks. Under Rs 5,000/-, suited for a variety of purposes. If you want to check out more, you can click on the below buttons.

 

 

Shain Shroff
Shain Shroff



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