by Chintamani Kulkarni December 07, 2017

Without a doubt, Xiaomi makes some of the hottest selling budget smartphones in India right now.

If you've just got your hands on the new Quad DAC enabled Xiaomi MI A1 phone, your next natural step as a music lover is to equip yourself with good headphones.

Whether you love a lot of bass or like a balanced sound; need a mic in order to take calls; or need a reliable headphone to use while commuting or while at work, this article should help you make the best choice.

Let's dive right in and see what options you have, shall we?

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Best Entry Level Offerings with an In-Line Mic & Remote

Budget mobile headsets are very popular and the following options are great for use for everyday calls and life on-the-go.

1. Clarity & Detailing: RHA MA650

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 RHA MA650

RHA has come to be known worldwide as the 'Aston Martin of Headphones' and their tremendous attention to detail. The RHA - MA650 also has that signature aerophonic design.

The in-ears are tuned to deliver superbly precise and balanced sound for the most accurate, comfortable and unobtrusive listening experience possible.

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2. Warm & Natural: Meze 12 Classics

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The Romanian Boutique brand founded by Antonio Meze has aimed at delivering a timeless and one of a kind design with spectacular natural signature sound.

Just like nature, the wooden housing evolves over time. You find a slight change in the tone and contrast and realize its mystery isn’t quick to vanish.

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3. Minimalist Design: JAYS a-JAYS Four+

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 JAYS a-JAYS Four+

The a-JAYS Four+ comes all the way from Sweden. These minimally designed in-ears give you a deep bass response and the superior noise isolation lets you immerse yourself in your music without any outside noise distracting you.

This earphone features JAYS’ signature flat tangle-free cables. The ergonomic design ensures that it stays in your ears without falling off. It even comes with a 3-button remote and mic so that you can control your music as well as take calls on-the-go.

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4. Running & Gym: V-MODA Forza

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V-MODA, award winning maker of the world’s finest high fidelity audiois entering the sports market with the Forza series.

The 5.8mm micro drivers fitted in these earphones will blow your mind with the punchy bass response and wide soundstage.

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5. Critical Listening: Beyerdynamic Byron

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 Beyerdynamic Byron

Byron, from the high end audio company Beyerdynamic, are entry level in-ear earphones to the brand new Byron series.

With the Byron, Beyerdynamic aims at making your mobile music listening extremely enjoyable.

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Best Wireless Headphones & Earphones

Wireless is the new normal. Who likes the annoyance of tangling wires in a world where Bluetooth headphones are available?

1. Swanky Design: LSTN Bolt

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LSTN was founded with a singular purpose: to change lives through the power of music. It has a vision: "So The World May Hear"

With Bolt, LSTN has raised their bars for wireless and sweat proof earbuds. The body is covered with anodized aluminium hence making it long-lasting and sturdy.

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2. Bass, Bass, More Bass: V-MODA Crossfade 2 Wireless

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The Crossfade 2 Wireless has been built-up on V-MODA’s uber-popular Crossfade M-100 and Crossfade 2 Wireless to give you a sound that has been tuned over many years.

Just like its predecessors, the Crossfade 2 Wireless features an entirely metal body and can handle all kinds of rough use. The headphone can even be customised thanks to the free laser engraving on the shields.

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3. Cheap Thrills: 1MORE IBFree

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The 1MORE IBFree is a great budget wireless earphone. Rated at IPX4, you can sweat it out at the gym with no worries. Built with aerospace graded composite metal diaphragm giving it a balanced sound with enhanced quality. 1MORE iBFree has an outstanding battery standby time of up to 240 hours, which is 1.5 times of common Bluetooth earphone’s standby time!

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4. Dependable Travel Companion: Ultrasone Go

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Ultrasone GO is the 1st bluetooth headphone from Ultrasone. It has basic design with beautiful sound output.

Don't take its size for granted as it has the proprietary S-Logic Sound Surround technology and wireless freedom which makes them your perfect travel companion. Just Go with it!

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5. Solid 3 Year Warranty: RHA MA750 Wireless

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The RHA MA750 Wireless is hands down the best wireless companion you could ever ask for.

The RHA MA750 Wireless is easy to connect with the NFC chip. Its equipped with Bluetooth 4.1, AptX & AAC technology giving you the best of sound.

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The EOZ One is known as the most stylish Bluetooth earphones ever. It is built with premium materials like aluminium and ethically sourced Vegan leather. It has been designed to fit the natural curves of the human ear for a perfect fit. The IPX4 rating makes it sweat and dust proof so that nothing comes between you and your workout.

Coming to the sound, experience a rich deep bass, crisp mids and detailed highs with the EOZ One’s 9mm electro-dynamic drivers. aptX technology ensures high-resolution lossless music while streaming music over Bluetooth. Enjoy all this with the 9-hour battery life (with continuous use). The EOZ One also comes with a beautiful carrying case that certainly complements the earphone’s style.

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Serious about Sound? Meet Audiophile Headphones

If you care a lot about how your favourite music sounds to you, money is no matter. Here are the best options to go for if budget is no bar and you're itching for a splurge.

1. Best Analytical IEMs: CL 1 Ceramic

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 CL 1 Ceramic

The brand's much-awaited flagship headphone, the CL1 Ceramic, was unveiled at the IFA 2016 held in Berlin.

RHA aims to change the change the way you listen to audio and has done just that and more with the all new CL1 Ceramic.

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2. Best Sounding Open-Back: Audeze LCD-2

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Audeze's flagship headphone, the LCD-2, has been called the best in the world.

The Audeze LCD-2 has been specially designed to reproduce audio that is extremely detailed and allow you to experience audio like you would, at the studio or concert hall.

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3. Wide & Immersive Soundstage: Sennheiser HD 599

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 Sennheiser HD 599

An Audiophile headphone at a reasonable budget. The Sennheiser HD 599 is a an upgrade to the HD 500 series.

Sennheiser's signature sound with a more natural feel, and a spatial feel that makes your music wide, listen to every detail with the excellent frequency response.

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4. Best for Critical Listening: Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro

The DT 1990 Pro is the new flagship in its Pro series. It was preceded by the DT 770, DT 880, DT 990, and most recently, the DT 1770.

Professional users all around the world have placed their trust in Beyerdynamic studio headphones and still remains their number one choice.

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5. Best for Mixing & Monitoring: Audio-Technica M50x

Headphone Zone - Best Headphones for Xiaomi M1 A1 Audio-Technica M50x

The Audio Technica ATH-M50x Monitor Headphones are designed for use in critical studio mixing and tracking as well as for DJ monitoring applications.

The M50x produces stupendously clear, clean and most of all, accurately balanced and rich throughout the frequency spectrum making them an ideal headphones for listening to all types of genres.

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There we go. These are the best headphones we would recommend for Xiaomi MI A1. We hope this helps you make the right choice!

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