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by Kamna Karam September 27, 2017

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

If you've just got your hands on a new Xiaomi 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 are looking for 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?

 



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.
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1. UNDER Rs. 1000: 1MORE PISTON FIT


The only earphones that come with an aerospace metal build at this price point, 1MORE, a Xiaomi backed brand's Piston Fit is a great buy.

The Piston Fit comes in 4 different colours and a cool Smart Burn-in app to help you get the best out of them as quickly as possible. Kevlar cables add to its durability factor.

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2. UNDER Rs. 2000: JAYS a-JAYS FIVE

JAYS is the first brand to pioneer tangle-free flat cables. From Sweden, the a-JAYS Five is simplistically designed and looks very elegant.

These earphones are backed by a 2-year warranty and 3-button controls that you can customise using the JAYS Headset Control app.

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3. UNDER Rs. 2000: SOUNDMAGIC E10C

The SoundMAGIC E10c is easily the most popular choice for a budget mobile headset today. With a pleasing sound signature that suits most music genres, these SoundMAGIC earphones are quite decent.

A word of caution: if you're known to destroy your earphones easily, stay away. The cabling is criticised for being plasticky and flimsy with fragile seeming earpieces.

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4. UNDER Rs. 3000: RHA S500u

RHA is a specialist earphone company based out of Scotland. Known for their high-quality earphones, the company backs all their products with an incredible 3-year warranty.

The S500u is a universally compatible in-ear headphone with a noise isolating design that offers the ultimate in comfort and sound quality at this price point.

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5. UNDER Rs. 4000: SONY MDR-XB75AP

From Sony's new range of EXTRA BASS in-ears, the MDR-XB75AP is a great choice for head-banging bassheads.

Sony has improved the very popular MDR-XB70AP with this new earphone and has a better design with an aluminium housing. If you love listening to EDM, this one is definitely worth checking out.

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6. UNDER Rs. 8000: V-MODA FORZA

The V-MODA Forza is the first sports earphone by Milano designed headphone brand V-MODA. Perfectly customisable comfort with earfins and earhooks, the Forza is a great buy for the fitness enthusiast.

Backed by a 2-year warranty, the V-MODA Forza is built to last a long time with a punchy V-shaped sound signature.

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7. UNDER Rs. 2000: PANASONIC RP-HXD5+

An on-ear headphone worth checking out is the Panasonic RP-HXD5+ headphones. A very nice portable design allows for easy travel.

The sound from these Panasonic headphones are powerful sounding and great for all kinds of music.

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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?
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1. GREAT FOR SPORTS: JABRA HALO SMART

The Jabra Halo Smart is a top performing wireless earphone in this budget. The Halo Smart has an aesthetic neckband + in-ear design and comfortable form factor.

The most impressive feature about the Halo Smart is its 17 hours of battery life which is simply unbeatable for its price point. Plus, you can use the Sport Life App to power your everyday workouts.

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2. Lively And Powerful: JAYS a-Six Wireless

Best Wireless Sports Earphones Under 10,000 JAYS a-Six

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.

The durable aluminium housing fit in your ears perfectly and comfortably. The 12-hour battery life, 3-button remote and mic as well as voice prompts let you go truly hands-free.

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3. GREAT FOR COMFORT: WITWORKS BLINK BUDS

Witworks is an emerging Indian brand that develops high quality accessories. The Blink Buds is a nice example of a well designed wireless earphone. Its earhooks go over your ears to provide a snug fit to let you get on with your day worry-free.

Convenient to use and comfortable to wear, the Blink Buds is a good option to consider buying.

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4. BEST OVERALL: V-MODA CROSSFADE WIRELESS

Built like a tank, the Crossfade Wireless is designed in Milan and styled in Hollywood by fashion headphone giant, V-MODA. With free laser engraving on the headphone shields, these headphones are truly customisable.

With a V-shaped sound signature and and an extended bass response, the V-MODAs are perfect for EDM & Pop fans who are always on the move.

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5. BEST for Style: EOZ One

Designed in Spain using premium leather and aluminium, the EOZ One is very easy on the eyes. With an over-the-ear fit, these in-ears make for an excellent wireless choice.

The EOZ One is available in 3 different colour finishes and has a powerful sound with clear and crisp mids and highs.

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6. Great for Bass: SONY MDR-XB950B1

From Sony's prestigious EXTRA BASS series, the MDR-XB950B1 is the newest wireless headphone made for bassheads.

With customisable bass boost for an extra punchy response, these Sony headphones are made to please bass lovers all over the country.

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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.
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1. Best Overall: Meze 99 Classics

The Meze 99 Classics is a top audiophile pick. Handcrafted by a Romanian boutique headphone brand, the 99 Classics use actual walnut and maple wood that produces sound that is warm, natural and extremely enjoyable.

Its classic antique like design is very appealing to those who appreciate art. Experiencing bespoke luxury while listening to music is made possible with the 99 Classics.

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2. MOST POPULAR: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M50x

The M50x is the preferred pick for most studio professionals and aspiring audiophiles. Known for its practically flat sound signature, the M50x is the best bet for critical listeners.

These Audio-Technica headphones are quite portable with a flat folding and collapsible design. If you want to get the best out of them, you should also get an amplifier as they have an impedance of 38 Ohms.

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3. BEST SOUNDSTAGE & COMFORT: ULTRASONE HFI 580

Ultrasone makes world class headphones in a small Bavarian village in the midst of the German Alps. The HFI 580 has a balanced sound with luxurious memory foam earcups made from sheepskin leather.

We love these headphones for its incredible three dimensional soundstage perfect for open-back fans who want to use headphones outside the comfort of their home setup.

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


Done with your research?

Kamna Karam
Kamna Karam



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