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.

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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. 


RHA MA390 Universal

Worth every penny!

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 - RHA MA390 Universal

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 - RHA MA390 Universal The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 - RHA MA390 Universal

The beauty of Scottish design is evident in this earphone. The combination of durable aluminum body and an aeroponic design aids a balanced sound output. The Y-shaped cables on these are convenient, especially for mobile users. RHA MA390 has 130.8 dynamic driver.

The warm and smooth sound signature on this headphone gives more detail and richness to the song output. Aerophonic shape in durable aluminum that makes the earphones a great choice for both durable design and a balanced sound. You get a 2 year warranty support from RHA for MA390 Universal

What we like

  • With 2 Year Warranty
  • Clear audio with rich bass
  • Premium Scottish design
  • Superior noise isolation
  • Remote control and Microphone
  • Tangle resistant cables
  • Award-winning earphones

Why you should buy it

These award-winning headphones are one of the most popular headphones at Headphone Zone. They have crystal clear audio quality and provide effective noise isolation. These are utmost comfortable and stylish tangle-resistant earphones come with inbuilt controls and a microphone.



Best of sound at best of price!

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 - SoundMAGIC ES30C

The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 - SoundMAGIC ES30C The Best Earphones Under 2000 in 2020 - SoundMAGIC ES30C

SoundMAGIC's ES30C is professionally tuned to offer a well balanced and rich sound signature that helps you listen to every nuance of your song. These headphones have customised speakers delivering high-fidelity, lossless music. Overall these earphones offer studio-level sound quality to everyone. The ES30C earphones are made of durable aluminium which does not affect the sound but rather improves the overall audio playback. The SoundMagic incorporates new oxygen-free copper wire core along with a gold plated plug which is capable of reducing audio distortion while delivering high-grade sound.

These earphones are extremely comfortable to wear as they weigh around 2.5g and they are made of high-grade quality. These earphones are ideal for noise isolation and they also make extended hours of music listening, comfortable. It has an integrated HD microphone and volume control as well. This will allow you to manage music playback and to handle calls. ES30C is compatible with a wide range of Android phones and iPhones along with Desktops and Laptops.

What we like

  • Professionally tuned, rich and balanced sound
  • Comfy fit for excellent noise isolation
  • All-round metal design for durability
  • Oxygen-free copper wire core and gold plated plug
  • With HD microphone and control buttons

Why you should buy it

The SoundMAGIC ES30C has a lot to offer at a budget price point. With a dynamic, balanced sound, effective noise isolation and durability, ES30C is a complete package. It also has an HD microphone to meet your voice calling needs.


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.


Philips PRO 6305

Hi-Res audio with passive noise isolation

Best Earphones Under 2000 - Philips PRO 6305

Best Earphones Under 2000 - Philips PRO 6305 Best Earphones Under 2000 - Philips PRO 6305

Philips Pro 6305 sports a flawlessly tuned 12.2 mm neodymium acoustic driver that helps these in-ear headphones to deliver crystal clear sound and decent bass response. From listening podcasts to phone calls, these in-ears elevate your audio listening experience. If you are fond of listening to your music on high-res streaming services, the Philips PRO 6305 is for you. These are hi-res audio compatible headphones as it can reproduce high-frequency audio of up to 40 kHz allowing you to enjoy more detail of your music.

Tired of echos and other kinds of audio disturbances during calls? Time to upgrade to Philips PRO 6305 which has an in-built mic with acoustic echo cancellation. This feature eliminates annoying echoes while keeping the audio clean while you are talking on call for undisturbed connection. With Philips PRO 6305 you get an oval-shaped tube along with 3 sizes of interchangeable rubber earbud covers that offer a precise fit for superior noise isolation. They are extremely comfortable on your ears so that you can wear them all day long and enjoy your music.

What we like

  • Featuring 12.2mm neodymium acoustic drivers
  • Delivers extremely clear sound and good bass
  • Integrated microphone with echo cancellation
  • Comfortable in-ear fit for passive noise isolation
  • Compatible with Hi-Res audio
  • Three interchangeable rubber eartips included

Why you should buy it

Looking for an excellent pair of wired in-ear earphones? The Philips Pro 6305 must be just or you. This headphone supports Hi-Res audio and delivers a clear and rich sound. They are extremely comfortable to wear and offer effective passive noise isolation.




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.



Designed for smartphones!

Best Earphones Under 2000 - HiFiMAN RE400
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Best Earphones Under 2000 - HiFiMAN RE400 Best Earphones Under 2000 - HiFiMAN RE400

This is one of the rare headphones designed particularly for Android and iOS smartphones. The HiFiMAN RE400 is designed to deliver high-end sound reproduction for Android OS. The RE400i, on the other hand, is made for iOS devices and this variant comes with volume control. The earphone houses indigenously developed 8.5 mm, titanium coated drivers.

It has 32 ohms impedance and offers the best audio output with extended frequency response. The earphone has aluminium earpieces and an ergonomic design which offers a comfortable fit. The oxidized copper cables and the neodynamic drivers ensure superior and distortion-free audio transmission. They are lightweight making them extremely portable and easy to use.

What we like

  • Best suited for Android & iOS devices
  • 8.5 mm titanium-coated drivers
  • Refined bass and clear mids & highs
  • Advanced ergonomic design
  • High-grade copper cable
  • Stylish and lightweight design

Why you should buy it

Designed particularly for android and iOS devices, the HiFiMAN RE400 is an ergonomically designed for comfort and it delivers good bass and clear sound. It sports a stylish look and is extremely lightweight




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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