Wireless earphones and headphones are in trend as they allow a user the ease of wire-free audio streaming experience — free from the clutter created by wires.
Low priced wireless earphones/headphones often compromise on sound quality. The ones that cost upwards of INR 5000 are decent build wise and have good sound quality too.
There are many brands and models out there in the market and it is often confusing to choose a pair of good earphones/headphones that are worth the money and do their job.
So here’s our pick of 10 best wireless headphones and earbuds under INR 10,000. The list below is a combination of both wireless headphones and earbuds in no particular order.
RHA – MA650 Wireless
The RHA MA650 Wireless headphones have a lot to offer. They have a nice design, are pretty comfortable to use and sound decent. The sound profile that these earbuds boast is a mid-range adequate bass profile. This sound profile is unique and works like a charm.
The mids are a bit too boosted, but that is equally balanced by the lows. Overall, the sound output from this pair of earbuds is clear and well-tuned. They have decent sound isolation and hence don’t let much background noise slip in.
They sport a battery life of about 12 hours, which in our opinion is good enough but not the best.
Price: INR 8,999
Sennheiser – CX Sport
Sennheiser’s CX line of earphones has been around for a while. The Sennheiser CX Sport showcases similarities to the previous generations of these earphones. Being wireless, they connect with Bluetooth 4.2 and support Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX low latency features.
As the name suggests, these earphones have a sporty design and are IPX4 rated, which means they will easily withhold sweat and splashes. The Sennheiser CX Sport come with wing-styled ear tips that fits very well.
As far as sound quality goes, Sennheiser has done what it does best. They have an overall decent sound quality but are not too bass heavy. The mids and the lows are well detailed; also they have a wide soundstage. These may be the perfect wireless earphones for workouts and any other kind of outdoor activity.
The company claims to have a battery life of about six hours, which is not that great, but it supports fast charging and gives an hour’s playback from a 10-minute charge.
Price: INR 9,990
The Sony MDR-XB80BS are wireless sports earphones. Design-wise, they are primarily built for runners and people in the gym. These earphones are bass heavy, and we mean it. They sport a thumping bass and is designed explicitly for bass-heads.
The “XB” in the name stands for ‘(e)Xtra Bass’. They sport loops that hook onto your ear and hence don’t fall off at all.
Majority of the earphones is made out of rubberised plastic, and it also has an IPX5 rating which means it is well sealed to handle any kind of splash or sweat too.
They have NFC, support Qualcomm’s aptX and LDAC. Their battery lasts about seven hours.
Price: INR 9,479
Sennheiser CX 6.0BT
These wireless earphones are more on the budget side of the price range. Sennheiser still somehow manages to keep its audio consistent with sacrificing too much and being relatively less expensive.
The design of these earphones is decent and are worth an upgrade from a cheaper pair. The CX 6.0BT uses Bluetooth to connect and does not have NFC. But it supports Qualcomm’s aptX and AAC too.
They rather have a very well balanced soundstage but lack the mids. The highs and lows are well detailed whereas the bass is potent enough.
The overall clarity is impressive, and the noise isolation is not too aggressive. It has a battery rating of six hours which is again, average.
Price: INR 7,490
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
The Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT are a brilliant pair of over-the-ear headphones. It is known as the younger sibling to the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNCs. Being a full-fledged wireless headphone, this product will not disappoint you regarding sound quality or design.
It sports a rather comfortable design, the ear pads are thick and provide maximum comfort. All controls are present on the right ear cup and are easy to get used to.
As far as sound goes, they perform very well.
The lows are deep and powerful whereas, the mids are well calibrated too. It has decent bass, powerful than most in its range but still isn’t over-the-top.
These pair of headphones come with a long battery life of about 25 hours, which is more than enough, and also has a Bluetooth connectivity range of 10 meters.
Price: INR 7,490
Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless
Skullcandy is a popular headphone manufacturer all around the world. The Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless has a lot to offer in terms of design, comfort and sound quality.
The Hesh 3 are pretty slick looking headphones — very similar to the Skullcandy Crusher headphones.
All the playback controls and charging port are present on the right ear cup and is easy to use. These headphones have good sound isolation and hence they block most of the background noise.
The soundstage of these headphones is inclined toward the bass side. The highs and mids are well defined and clear but the lows are where they lack a bit. Overall they sound pretty good.
They have a battery life of about 22 hours on a single charge, which is commendable.
Price: INR 7,299
The JBL E65BTNC are a pair of headphones that are wireless and have active noise cancellation built into them. These headphones have a decent build quality and are mostly made out of plastic.
As every other headphone mentioned above, all playback controls are present on the right ear cup. The headphones itself are relatively comfortable but the fit is rather tight.
The bass on these headphones is quite powerful and is clearly boosted. The mids and lows are well tuned. The high-end is where these headphones excel. It is crystal clear, accurate and well defined.
They sport a battery life of about 24 hours with no active noise cancellation and 15 hours with noise cancellation.
Price: INR 9,299
Beyerdynamic Byron BT
The Beyerdynamic Byron BT is a well-built pair of earphones for the price. It can withstand a lot of harsh conditions and still play at its best.
The sound quality from these earphones is pretty good in every manner except for the treble. The treble often gets too tiring after long hours of listening, But on the contrary, the sound profile of these earphones is well balanced. The bass is strong and mids are well spread.
The highs are well defined but the treble is poor when using for long periods. It has a battery life of more than seven hours which is average.
Price: INR 7,077
The XB in Sony’s MDR-XB950B1 stands for “Xtra bass,” and Sony isn’t kidding around. The bass on these headphones is ridiculous. Sony has even put a dedicated button on the headphones that boost the bass effect.
The headphones are quite comfortable and have good hefty memory foam padding. These headphones are entirely bass driven. The highs are bright and the mids are decent.
The bass effect is the same when used wired or wireless. Sony estimates the battery life to be about 18 hours depending on usage.
Price: INR 9,999
Sennheiser RS 120 II
Concluding our list of the top 10 picks for best wireless headphones/earphones under 10K is the Sennheiser RS 120 II — a pair of design-focused headphones. With Sennheiser’s sleek design the audio is detailed, well balanced and the sound reproduction is great too.
These headphones are somewhat comfortable and easy to get used to. They have a long RF range of up to 130 meters which gives it a lot of wireless freedom.
The headphones are lightweight and easy to carry. The sound quality from these headphones is very well balanced. The mids and lows are quite well defined.
They run on rechargeable AAA batteries and work on the principle of Radio Frequency. A full charge lasts about 20 hours on these headphones.
Price: INR 6,945
Note: All the prices are true at the time of writing this article.
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