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The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020

by Shanth Swaroop February 19, 2020

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020

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. That’s why we’re here - to help you enjoy audio in the way you deem best, on a pair of headphones 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 headphones under 2000 rupees for starters? Also, just so you know, all these options are compatible with Android and iOS. All you need is an AUX port and you’re good to go. So here they are, in no particular order:

Looking for Wireless Earphones under 2000? Click here for our buying guide on wireless options.

Wanna read about a specific product? Simply click below, it'll take you where you need to go:

Best Earphones under 2000


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 rugged and durable than other materials when it comes to in-ear headphones. You get the options of both — an in-ear fit and 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 is an added advantage.

These earphones sound tons better than the stock wired earphones that came along with your phone. That being said, you'll certainly find that higher-priced wireless in-ears or wired earphones at the same price point will sound better. 


Beyerdynamic Beat BYRD

Designed for comfort. Made to last!

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020
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The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020
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The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020
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This wired in-ear earphone from the house of Beyerdynamic is a true-achiever. Beyerdynamic Beat BYRD is a meticulously designed lightweight earphone with a compact body design making it super portable. Beat BYRD delivers an amazing sound performance. Along with a great sound, comfort is also crucial for music enthusiasts and therefore Beat BYRD has an ergonomically shaped housing which helps you get a comfortable and secure in-ear fit. The flat-shape design helps the earphone to stay in your ears regardless of what activity you are doing. Moreover, three pairs of eartips are included in the box to offer you a personalised fit.

These eartips are made of soft silicone which adjusts comfortably in your ear canal. Owing to this precision fit, the Beat BYRD offers effective noise isolation so that you concentrate only on your music. The cable of this earphone is very flexible and is super well designed for a pleasant wearing experience. These earphones were designed with practicality in mind and therefore the eartips and protective grilles are removable and can be replaced. You can find the spare parts for this earphone on Beyerdynamic's online shop. Rest assured that the Beyerdynamic Beat BYRD has been made to offer the best music listening experience and to last for a long time.

What we like

  • Perfectly Balanced Sound with Powerful Bass
  • Ergonomically designed for precise in-ear fit
  • Tangle-free Flexible cable designed for comfort
  • Comes with soft and comfortable eartips
  • Designed for high durability

Why you should buy it

Beyerdynamic Beat BYRD in-ear wired earphone is simply developed for optimum music listening experience with stunning sound, exquisite design, secure fit, comfort and sustainability. One of the best offerings of Beyerdynamic at this price point.


Sennheiser CX 80S

Polished sound and looks!

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020

To get a balanced sound output is quite a challenge. Trust Sennheiser to get it right once again with the CX 80s. Overall it gives a natural and enjoyable music listening experience. This elegantly designed earphone is extremely lightweight and manageable.

It has an in-line smart remote giving you handy buttons to control your music on-the-go. The microphone allows you good calling sessions. It comes with three earbuds ensuring you a personalized fit. It also helps in effective noise isolation so you can have an immersive music listening experience.

What we like

  • Balanced Sennheiser sound
  • Durable built quality
  • In-line smart remote and mic
  • Precise in-ear fit and noise isolation
  • Two-year warranty

Why you should buy it

If you are looking for a balanced sound in an earphone with a lightweight and durable design, Sennheiser - CX 80S is for you.



RHA S500 Universal

Looks good! Sounds amazing!

Best Earphones under 3000 Wired - RHA S500 Universal

Best Earphones under 3000 Wired - RHA S500 Universal Best Earphones under 3000 Wired - RHA S500 Universal

This premium-looking Scottish earphone is one of the top contenders in the budget segment. It is lightweight and has an aluminum body designed for a comfortable music listening experience. The S500 Universal supports all digital assistants and comes with a universal remote and mic. Therefore, controlling music and handling calls becomes as easy as anything.

The S500 Universal features a custom-engineered 140.1 micro driver model that delivers a detailed and powerful sound output. The S500 universal fits perfectly leading to an immersive and powerful music listening experience. One of the highlights of this earphone is that RHA provides a three-year warranty on them.

What we like

  • Lightweight & aerospace-grade aluminum body
  • Ultra-compact design for a comfortable fit
  • Rich and balanced sound output
  • Digital assistant compatibility
  • Three-year warranty

Why you should buy it

If you are looking for a brilliant-sounding budget earphone with a durable build, premium design, and a three-year warranty.



Swedish audio goodies at its best

Best Earphones under 2000: JAYS a-JAYS One+

Best Earphones under 2000: JAYS a-JAYS One+ Best Earphones under 2000: JAYS a-JAYS One+

Featuring a minimalist design typically expected from a Swedish brand, the a-JAY One+ are a healthy mix of suave and functionality rolled into one attractive package. A premium sound output ready to enthrall you and elevate your listening experience.

The unique ‘pad thai noodles’ looking cable design is tangle-free. The cable also houses a 1-button remote and mic for further ease of functionality. Still doubtful? How does a 2-year warranty, along with 5 pairs of ear tips sound? Sweet indeed, right!

What we like

  • Posh Looks
  • Tangle-free Cable Design
  • 5 Pairs of Eartips
  • 2-year Warranty

Why you should buy it

Swedish design with an output that even appeals to the technophile, with an app-control option. Classy looks with modern functionality never ceases to charm.



The undeniable surprise package

Best Earphones under 2000: KZ ZST

Best Earphones under 2000: KZ ZST Best Earphones under 2000: KZ ZST

These headphones resemble those used by musicians on stage, thanks to its unique silicone tips and self-patented technology that offer a great in-ear fit. It is an excellent choice for beginner audiophiles and even musicians looking for humble IEMs (In-Ear Monitors). It houses a hybrid technology featuring special armature and dynamic drivers that provide a nice and impressively rich output with bass and mid ranges being prominent.

With detachable cables reminiscent of professional IEMs, these plastic-coated copper cables are tangle-resistant. The KZ-ZST is commute friendly and offers high-end sound quality for the price. They come with a 1-year warranty and 3 pairs of silicon tips to sweeten the deal - quite feature-rich indeed.

What we like

  • Unique and Eye-catching Design
  • Secure Fit and Grasp
  • 3 Pairs of Eartips
  • Great for the Amateur Musician
  • Impressive Sound

Why you should buy it

Your faith in this surprise package will be rewarded. The best bet for a musician on a budget. The sound impresses all, musician or otherwise.



Familiar sound that will keep you movin’ on

Earphones under 2000: Sony MDR-XB55AP

Earphones under 2000: Sony MDR-XB55AP Earphones under 2000: Sony MDR-XB55AP

The popular brand’s bass-heavy babies offer enough oomph and punch to get your day started. 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 also feature an in-line 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 in being tangle-free. The in-ear can also be paired with a Smart Key App to further customize its features.

What we like

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

Why you should buy it

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.



Consistent Award Winner

Earphones under 2000: SoundMAGIC E10C

Earphones under 2000: SoundMAGIC E10C Earphones under 2000: SoundMAGIC E10C

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

A 3-button remote and mic aids in 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 carry case.

What we like

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

Why you should buy it

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



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Please note that prices on these products below reflect the prices as on the published date of this article. 



There you go - at least 5 earphones on a budget. Just keep in mind what you look from a pair of in-ear headphones and go for it. Your playlist awaits you.

Happy Listening!

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