For The Confused Indian Buyer: Here Are The Best Headphones Under Rs.2500

by Nausheen Shaikh May 06, 2015 5 Comments

For the budget conscious audiophile, it is necessary that the audio equipment they invest their hard earned money gives them the best possible sound, comfort and quality possible. 

The following headphones are the best in this category and will fulfill all your needs and more.

Sennheiser HD 202 II


Much praise has been heaped upon these headphones and it's all completely deserved. These lightweight over-ear headphones are very comfortable and provide a balanced, open sound with a vivid and crisp bass response. They're really comfortable and the design is such that it isolates ambient noise impressively. 

The adjustable cable length is also allows you to use them comfortable both at home and on the go.

Sony MDR - XB450



These bass-heavy on-ear headphones are comfortable, super stylish and give you a bang for your buck. Despite being on-ear, these headphones are rather large, are generously padded and provide surprisingly good noise attenuation. They have a slim swivel-fold style that ensures high portability and a flat cord for a tangle-free experience.

The 30mm dynamic driver is the icing on the cake.

Audio-Technica - ATH-AX1iS



The ATH-AX1iS' powerful 36mm driver units provide an insanely good performance. Their wide sound range allows you to hear every note clearly. These over-ear headphones also come with a universally compatible in-line mic and control that allows you to control your phone calls and music at the touch of a button. 

These are also rather fashionable and available in a wide variety of colours. Their super portable design also ensures that you can lug them everywhere easily.

 What are your favourite headphones in this price range? Sound off in the comments below!

You can also #AskHeadphoneZone to know more.

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Nausheen Shaikh
Nausheen Shaikh

5 Responses


March 21, 2016

Hey there…good blog…I was wondering though if the Sennheiser headphones are wearable outside as it has got a very long cable? Also which one out of the top two would you suggest as I listen more of Heavy Metal, Indie, Soft Rock, Blues i.e good clearity with awesome bass.

Aman Pandey
Aman Pandey

January 23, 2016

Can you tell me, for an audiophile which one would be the best between ATH AX1iS and MDR XB450.?
I don’t go for bass but I want pure sound quality.

Yogesh gattani
Yogesh gattani

August 06, 2015

Sennheiser hd 180 vs hd 202 II vs hd 201.
Which of these would be better for long sessions but with a good sound quality?

Nausheen Shaikh
Nausheen Shaikh

May 07, 2015

Hi Somit!
This is a great question.
I’d recommend the Sennheiser HD 202 II over the Sony MDR – XB450 for sure. They will definitely be an upgrade to your Skullcandy Uprock.
They’re over-ears which is always preferable to on-ears. The sound quality is better & despite the fact that the sound is balanced, the bass is pretty great.
The Sony headphones are more or less similar to the Uprock. So, it wouldn’t be too much of an upgrade.
Oh, I have also written a comparison between the two, if you’d like to get a clearer picture.

Hope this helps!


May 07, 2015

Which of the above headphones should I buy? I am confused between sony and sennheiser. And also now I have a skullcandy uprock so is buying any of the above headphones an upgrade to that?

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