For The Confused Indian Buyer: Here Are The Best Earphones Under Rs. 6000
If you are someone who has an ardent interest in high fidelity and high-quality sound reproduction and want it on a budget, this is the category you should be looking forward to. From IEMs, on-stage monitors, dedicated mobile earphones, Bluetooth earphones and running earphones, this collection has it all.
This list has been compiled with the help of users as well as our in-house experts.
In no particular order, here we go!
To experience harmonic richness, from the low end to the high end, Focal Sphear is your best choice.
The Momentum series is known for its stylish design. The Sennheiser's Momentum is arguably the most attractive pair of in-ears, courtesy of thatsemi-metal construction in red and black. The Momentum embraces colour and comes as a breath of fresh air. The Subtly metallic shade of the earpieces is far from bright flashy reds, otherwise used.
On the other side, the bright two-toned black-red cable may come across as flashy to some.
The outer body of the earpiece is built of plastic, while the inner part is metal. The build is solid, every part, every joint and jack every component feel well constructed and built for the long run. The fit is fine, nothing spectacular. That bulbous earphone body is ever so slightly larger than the average earbud size.
Sennheiser's Momentum has a narrow aperture, thus you may want to closely inspect these in-ears if you consider your ear canals to be too narrow.
The sloped design of the earpiece meets your ear canal at a slight angle, this may make your earpieces fall off your ear sometimes. However,the right combination of ear tips can salvage the situation.
The plastic metal joint construction helps ensure they're fairly light, with no comfort issues beyond needing to use the right tips. Getting an excellent fit may be questionable, but Comply's Universal Eartips will help you get the best fit.
Sennheiser Momentum In-ears, thesound, it is fun, bright and bound to please a large number. However, save for the audiophiles. They’re crackers for electronic tracks, and have plenty of treble presence, too.
Bass lovers will feel right at home with thoseoodles of controlled bass, the highs are boosted. The mids are, unfortunately, recessed.
When it comes to the soundstage, this one is admirably open and wide, which came as a surprise.
The Momentum indubitably has a bass-centric sound. These in-ears will no-doubt please an awful lot of ears, provided you enjoy that thrill bass.
An upgrade to the critically acclaimed RHA MA600/MA600i, The RHA MA650 are British-made, naturally sound-isolating premium earphones. The earphones using RHA's trademark and patented Aerophonic design, that resembles a reversed trumpet. Its signature shape is designed specifically for producing a natural sound signature. The cable is braided and coated in plastic to keep it tangle-free.
In order to enable safe storage and easy portability, the headphones come with a small carry pouch. The package also includes a stainless steel holder that carries six alternative pairs of silicone ear tips, including two that are double-flanged. Thus ensuring that you get your ideal fit. Also one pair of Comply foam ear-tips with a shirt clip is provided.
Over the years, RHA has greatly been lauded for its solid performance. You will notice that the MA650, like all RHA products, does not disappoint.For precise, balanced sound & deep soundstage, the MA650 has 380.1 custom drivers. It also has a wider soundstage. And the audio is well-balanced with an equal amount of treble and bass.
The RHA MA650 comes with a 3-button remote and microphone which gives you full control over device functions. Switching between playlists, calls and activate Google Assistant functions is easily possible. To access advanced device functions like app control, internet searches, and information access, Digital assistant commands works very well.
The MA650 is compatible with Android devices (Sorry Apple users!) and also offers a 3-year warranty if anything is to happen to a product.
The a-Six Wireless are super-tiny but pack in a powerful and lively sound. The rich sub-bass with pristine highs and crystal-clear mids are enough to give you an energetic start for the day. The uber-wide soundstage let you immerse yourself in your music.
This in-ear has durable aluminium housing that fit in your ears perfectly and comfortably. It comes in three different finishes i.e. black-gold, grey-silver and white silver. The 3-button remote and mic lets you take calls on-the-go. Voice prompts make life easier by telling you when the battery is low or connecting instructions. The best part—you can enjoy all your favourite songs for a good 12 hours!
For a better fit and noise isolation, the a-Six Wireless comes with 5 sets of silicone tips in different sizes.
All gamers relate to the fact that good gaming headphones provide great sound and make racking up points even more thrilling. The Hammer Pro V2 aims to do just that.The Hammerhead Pro V2 gives all the vibes of a typical Razer product. The earpieces, in-line microphone /remote, and right angle 3.5 mm plug are all black, while the flat cable is a bright, fluorescent green.
Each of the earpieces is metal, with a textured band around the cylindrical body that gives it an industrial appearance, and a green triskelion serpent logo. It also has in-line remote and mic. Despite the metal design, Razer doesn't claim the Hammerhead Pro to be sweat-resistant or otherwise suited for workouts.
When it comes to accessories, Razer provides oodles of it along with the Hammerheads. The earphones come with a double-flanged pair of eartips, plus three pairs of single-flanged silicone eartips in different sizes, along with a short headphone splitter that converts the single four-pole 3.5 mm connector into two three-pole 3.5 mm connectors. You also get a small, puck-shaped zip-up case for carrying everything, with a small mesh pouch to keep the extra eartips and splitter secure when not in use.
The Hammerhead Pro V2 features Razer's signature sound, which is bass-heavy though, this shouldn't be a surprise as the slogan "Hammering In The Bass" is printed on the packaging.
While it's a bit too much low-end for my liking, fans of music genres like rap and electronica might see a benefit from the increased bass impact. If you're more into rock, classical or country, though, the bass also drowns out the mids of the human voice and I found the Hammerheads bury vocals in favour of more energetic highs and slamming bass.