Every audiophile knows that a quality headset will come at a sky-high price tag. The reason? Top of the line components that go into these headphones are quite expensive.
In this article, we bring you the top five headphones that you can get for under INR 10,000.
The Sennheiser Urbanite is the perfect blend of great looks and superior performance.
The headphones have a heavy bass, clear lows and very well balanced mids. The build quality is also excellent. The frame of the headphone is made out of stainless steel and has an aluminium sliders for greater reliability.
They feature a detachable 3.5mm aux cable with inline controls for play/pause, next/prev track and volume. There also an integrated mic that works really well.
The foldable design makes them extremely easy to carry around in a backpack or in tight spaces. There’s also a soft carry pouch supplied in the box.
Currently, the Sennheiser Urbanite retails for about INR 9,999
You can get the Sennheiser Urbanite here
B&O Play 16413231 Form 2
If you’re looking for something on the funky side, these ones are for you. The B&O Play is a pair of very lightweight and compact headphones available in a bunch of bright colours.
Don’t be fooled by the compact size though. The drivers inside this bad boy can push out some serious output. The headphone delivers amazing bass considering its compact build. The treble is quite clear and the mids also get a pass.
Where this thing really shines is the compactness and how lightweight it is. You can wear and forget these for hours without feeling any discomfort.
The B&O Play Form 2 currently retails for about INR 9,999
You can get the B&O Play Form 2 here.
Coming from the long-trusted line of JVC, the HAS400B is worth every penny you spend on it.
Sound quality wise, this might just be the best in the segment. The bass, first of all, will blow your head out of proportions. JVC has put some carbon nanotube drivers on this headphone which make the sound just out of this world.
The mids are balanced and the treble clear. You just can’t complain. On the build quality side of things, the headphone is quite sturdy and very comfortable in spite of being quite big in size. It also folds up nicely which makes it easy to carry around.
The JVC HAS400B is currently on sale for INR 9,999.
You can get the JVC HAS400B here
Just like the rest of the Audio-Technica M lineup, the M50X is also made for studio monitoring. It’s got top of the line drivers inside and a sturdy frame on the outside, both of which add to the overall feel of the headphones.
The headphones are made for studio monitoring but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be used for everyday listening. They deliver excellent performance even when driven by smartphone jacks. The headphones are tuned flat, but you can change that to your liking.
Mids are where these headphones really shine. There’s no distortion in the treble as well. The bass as expected is tight. The headphones have leather on the headband and earcups. You can wear them for hours on end.
The Audio-Technica ATH-M50X currently retails for INR 9,699.
You can get the Audio-Technica ATH-M50X here
The Focal Listen is a pair of premium headphones that are sure to turn heads around everytime you wear them.
The headphones feature an excellent design aesthetic and build quality. The earcups are chrome and blend in with the matt black headband really well. The earcups are heat sensitive which helps eliminate heat build-up during extended use.
Sound quality wise, the Focal Listen is tuned to deliver the best. While it’s certainly aimed at higher implementations, smartphone capability has been specially kept in mind. The universal inline button and mic help take phone calls and control media.
The bass is crisp, the mids, well balanced and treble clear.
The Focal Listen currently sells for INR 7,999
You can get the Focal Listen here
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