10 Best earphones under Rs 1000

Finding the best earphones under Rs 1000 is a tedious task and I know it. Therefore I have put an effort and have chosen for you a list of earphones under Rs 1000. You cannot go wrong with any of these. After all, headphones are inevitable in day-to-day lives and they make our lives much easier and fuller. Not only do you get to listen to music in high quality, but earphones also offer isolation from the noise outside. And some have noise and sweat isolation. These can be used during workouts. So, people prefer it for traveling, gym workouts, music sessions, etc. Without wasting much time, let’s jump into the list.

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Best earphones under Rs 1000
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1. 1MORE E1009-BK Piston

This earphone is first on our list for a reason. You will get good sound quality. 1more is recently launched in India and they are consistently bringing in earphones under different price ranges. This is brought under the budget category. The build quality of the earphones is okay for the price. The earbuds are made of plastic and the whole earphone is lightweight to wear. It looks good as a bullet in your ears. You will get it in blue, black, pink, and silver in color and it looks good.

They have given three sets of earbuds for a perfect fit. I couldn’t get a perfect fit but my father has no complaints. The angled 3.5mm jack is also a boon. It has a 10mm dynamic driver which is good enough to produce good sound quality. It comes with a remote and it works flawlessly. Press once for play, pause, and to attend calls. Double click the button to skip the song. triple press to go to the previous song

Sound quality

As mentioned already, it has a decent sound quality. The sound quality is good for the price. It comes with a 10 mm dynamic driver and it punches a good amount of bass. The bass is balanced and not overpowering. Bassheads will be disappointed. Otherwise, the bass is good enough. Mids are a bit recessed. But the sound is crisp and clean. Voices sound from the back of the mix. The triple is lively. The treble is not overpowering at all. Although it has a v-shaped sound signature, The treble is well controlled. There is an inbuilt microphone that comes with these earphones and they are good sounding. The listeners have no complaints whatsoever. This is one of the best earphones under Rs 1000.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlue, black, Pink and silver
Frequency Response:20 – 20,000 Hz
Driver size10 mm
Impedance 32 ohms
Weight14 g
Cable length125 cm
spec of 1more E1009
Pros
  • Stylish
  • Good sound quality
  • 10 mm driver
  • Mic is included
Cons
  • Nothing for the price
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2. Sony MDR-EX150AP

Sony MDR-EX150AP
Credits: sony

Sony MDR-EX150AP is from sony for the budget needs. It is nice to have sony on this price list. The earphone itself is cute and sturdy. It comes with tangle-free cables which is a boon. It has an inline microphone to take calls. You can download the app from the play store and you can set what the mic buttons do. You can choose to use it as a volume rocker or can use the buttons for changing the track. The look of the earphone itself is good. Also, the earphones are lightweight and easy to manage. This is one of the best earphones under Rs 1000 or even more.

There are 6 different colors to choose from. Unfortunately, when I checked on amazon, there were only three colors available. It comes with a wire manager so that you can prevent the wires from tangling. The fitting is comfortable and yet it comes with three silicone earbuds for a further comfortable fit. 

Sound quality

Sound quality is very good in this earphone. Sonys’ are bass emphasized and that is their sound signature. Hence, the bass is superb in this earphone. The rumbling and punchy bass is nice. The mids are nice and clean. It is not overpowered by the bass at all. Highs have a good amount of clarity and presence. The other best thing about these earphones is their noise isolation capabilities. It seals the ear well so that outside noise will not be heard easily. Therefore, they sound much better sonically.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlue, black special black
Frequency Response:5hz – 24,000 Hz
Driver size9 mm
Impedance 16 ohms
Weight3 g without cable
Cable length1.2 m
Pros
  • Sound quality
  • Build
  • Bass
  • Mappable buttons
Cons
  • Nothing for this price
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3. Sennheiser CX 180

sennheiser cx 180
credits: sennheiser

Sennheiser is known for making high-quality earphones and headphones. This entry model is fantastic and kicks most of the entry-level earphones out of the park. It looks beautiful too and similarly sounds great. Matte finish worked well with these earphones and it looks trendy.

Sound quality

The overall sound signature is a neutral one. That means, what comes in goes out. The bass is smooth and tight. It doesn’t have overpowering bass but enough for most people. Bass heads would be disappointed with this pair of earphones. The mids are clean and natural. Voice sounds great. Especially the female voice sounds much natural.

The build is good but not excellent. There are many complaints of cable giving up in a year or so. Make sure to take care of it well. The earbuds are lightweight and you will forget wearing them after some time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a mic. It would have been a killer deal with a mic in place. Even without the mic, this is still a value for money product.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorMatt black
Frequency Response:20hz -20kHz
Cable length1.2 metres
Impedance 16 ohms
Pros
  • Balanced sound
  • Looks beautiful
  • Good sound quality
Cons
  • No mic
  • Less durable wire
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4. JBL C200SI Super Deep Bass

I have been using JBL headphones and speakers for a long time now and they produce awesome sound quality. JBL C200SI Super Deep Bass earphone also sounds very good to my ears. They look great and the earpiece is a bit tiny compared to other earphones. This makes the earbuds to go deep inside the ear canal. This way, the noise isolation from these earphones is great. The cable is long enough. Unfortunately, they aren’t tangle-free. There is a remote with one button and it works great although they feel cheap. The microphone quality is very good. Angled earphone design makes it even more comfortable. It is among the best earphones under Rs 1000.

Sound quality

Sound quality is very good in this earphone. Sound quality is the reason you should buy this. Coming from the house of JBL, it will sound great. The bass is pronounced. Not as much as Sonys but the feel is there. The mid is beautiful. The vocal clarity is fantastic. The stings sound nice and full of texture. The treble is beautiful and appealing. The airiness to the treble is great.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorGun metal, blue, grey
Frequency Response:20 hz – 20,000 Hz
Driver size9 mm
Impedance 16 ohms
Rated power input3mW
Cable length1.2 m
Pros
  • Great sound
  • Remote button
  • Mic
Cons
  • The build could have been better
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5. Philips SHE2405PP/00

Philips, although not really known for headphones, make some awesome high-end headphones like SHP9500. SHE2405PP is their answer to the entry-level market. The headphone comes in 4 different colors viz., white, black, blue, and pink-purple. They look awesome and the pink-purple earphones are quite funky. The color scheme is trendy. It comes with three earbuds for perfect fitments. It has an oval acoustic tube and it means good and comfortable fitment and good isolation from noise. For the price, it is one of the best earphones for under Rs 1000.

Sound quality

The sound is good for the price. It is coming to form the house of Phillips and as usual, it sounds good. For the price also, it is really good. The bass has a good punch to it. The mids are clean and the highs are good too. You get a value for the product that you pay for. For casual usage, these are more than enough. 8.6 mm neodymium driver is there to produce good sound quality.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlack, white, pink-purple, blue
Frequency Response:20 Hz-20kHz
Driver size8.6 mm
Cable length120 cm
Pros
  • Good color
  • Cheap yet good sound
  • Oval acoustic tube
Cons
  • For some, the colors might be too much striking
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6. Blaupunkt EM10

Blaupunkt is a German equipment manufacturer and is specialized in in-car audio solutions. Now, they are into earphones as well. They are really good like their car products. The earbuds appear beautiful and have an angled tube. This aids for batter comfort. Not only comfort but it also helps the earbuds to stay in the ear while walking or jogging. It also has an angled 3.5 mm jack. This helps in protecting the cable from rupturing because of bending. It has an inline microphone and a single button remote. Press for attending the calls and ending the call. It also acts as the play/pause button and double pressing would skip the track. The noise isolation in this thing is one of the very best.

Sound Quality

From Blaupunkt means the sound quality is really good. It is one of the best earphones under Rs 1000 as far as sound quality goes. The bass is really good and punches hard. It sounds like it is a segment above. The mids are clear and crisp. The voice sounds good and sweet. The treble is a bit recessed. Therefore, it gives a warm sound. Some will like it and some will not. But, you can adjust the sound via an equalizer and you are good to go. Otherwise, it offers you a balanced sound. The sheer vocal quality is hard to pass. The wire is made up of 24 strands of copper conductor and that speaks of quality.

Specifications

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlack
Frequency Response:20-20kHz
Weight9.07 g
Cable length1.2 m
Pros
  • From Blaupunkt
  • Angled driver
  • Angled 3.5 mm jack
  • Good sound quality
Cons
  • Treble is a little recessed
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7. Mi Dual Driver

Mi dual driver is the only earphone in the list that has more than one driver. Mi dual driver is, therefore, one of the best earphones under Rs 1000. It is made up of an anodized aluminum cavity which speaks a lot about build quality. The finish is got by the sandblasting technique and it is very good to look and feel. This makes the earphone fingerprint resistant to, scratch-proof all with fewer weight thanks to aluminum. The earbuds have magnets and they stick to each other. This is extremely helpful when leaving the earphones around the neck. 

Also, the wires are braided and therefore it is tangle-free in nature. It has a three-button remote. Two for volume and one for playback control. Press once for play pause or attend and end calls. Press twice to skip the track and press thrice for the previous track. The long-press would activate the virtual assistant. The 3.5 mm jack is angled at 90 degrees and that makes it easy to handle and therefore improves durability. Anti-slip earbuds are provided for added comfort. There are three pairs of small, medium, and large earbuds that are given and they improve fit and comfort.

Sound quality:

Sound quality is the main pro of this earphone. It has dual drivers in each earpiece. One 10 mm driver and one 8 mm driver. The 10 mm driver is for bass and the 8 mm driver is for mid and treble. The resulting sound is magical. The bass is very much pronounced. It rumbles and punches very hard like no other earphone in this price range. The mids are very clear thanks to the 8 mm driver. The highs are silky smooth. You can’t go wrong choosing these earphones. 

They are durable and sound nice. The ear tips have a snug fit and they are extremely comfortable. The passive noise isolation is fantastic for its price. The mic quality is good too and the other side on a call has no issues hearing the caller’s voice.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlue, black
Frequency Response:20 hz – 40,000 Hz
Driver size10 mm and 8 mm
Impedance 32 ohms
Weight18 g
Cable length1.25 m
Rated Power5mW
Pros
  • Dual driver
  • Sound quality
  • Brides cable
  • Magnetized earbuds
Cons
  • Nothing for the price
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8. Audio Technica ATH-CLR100

I own one of the favorite audio Technica earphones called ATH M50. Those are studio monitor headphones. They are extremely good sonically. Hence it is proof that audio Technica makes incredible audio gears. Of all the gigs, this ATH-CLR100 is one of the cheapest. It comes in 8 different colors. They are black, white, lime, green, blue, orange, red, purple, and pink. It looks cool as well. It comes with a rolling type carrying case which is very unique. It fits the ear well and is comfortable as well. Even for an extended period of listening, comfort is great. It is durable and lightweight.

Sound quality

As expected from the brand Audio Technica, the sound is very good. They reproduce incredible resolution of music which are given to them. The bass is a lot and punchy. The mids are a bit recessed. That is because these earphones have a v-shaped sound signature. That means the bass and treble are pronounced while the mid frequencies are a bit recessed. As said already, the highs are high and airy. It has got this satisfying treble and has quite an extension.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
Colorblack, white, lime, green, blue, orange, red, purple and pink
Frequency Response:20 hz – 25,000 Hz
Driver size8.5mm
Max input power20mW
Weight3.4 grams
Cable length1.20 m
Pros
  • Nice travel case
  • Good sound quality
  • Available in 8 colors
  • Looks beautiful.
Cons
  • no microphone
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9. SoundMAGIC ES19S

Sound Magic is one of the best companies that make fantastic earphones. Their E10 was my first hifi earphones and they are very very good. I have recommended it to many friends and they are happier. Soundmagic ES 19S is a cheaper earphone from the same company and it is a total value for money product. The build quality is very good for the price and so is the sound quality. The earphone has an AB switch that you can use it with both android and iOS devices. You can toggle the AB button to find what suits your phones. You will get three additional earpieces with the phone. You can choose the one that fits you better.

Sound Quality

The sound quality is why you should get an ES19S. The sound is phenomenal for what you pay. The bass is nice and strong. You will enjoy the bass a lot. It is surprising how much punch it packs. The mids are recessed. The voice sounds good but a bit recessed to my taste. Midrange instruments fall behind the normal soundstage. Wish it is better. The treble is better and airy. It sounds very beautiful and the imaging is intact. Overall, the U style sound signature is engaging to hear. I only wish the mids are a little forward.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlack and white
Frequency Response:15-22kHz
Driver size10 mm
Impedance 49 ohms
Sensitivity95 db
Max input power 20 mW
Weight15g
Cable length120 cm
Pros
  • Good build
  • Great sound
  • Cheaper price
  • AB switch
Cons
  • Recessed mids
  • No angular 3.5mm jack
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10. boAt Bassheads 242

As the name suggests this set of earphones are geared towards bass needs. It comes with an ear hook that secures inside the ear for a perfect fit. This is a workout earphone and therefore it has the IPX 4 certification. With the ear hooks and IPX 4 certification, it is a perfect workout earphone. A little spill of water or drenched in sweat, this earphone has no issues. It will work with sweat on. The cable is braided and therefore durability isn’t a concern. The earpiece itself is built well and has good durability. It has a three-button remote. One set of volume rockers and a single multi-functional button. Press once to accept the call and end the call. While music playback, press once to pause or play the music. Double click to skip to the next track. Triple-click for the previous track. it is as simple as that. It comes in six colors, black, green, red, blue, light green, orange.

Sound quality

With its 10 mm driver the sound produced by this headphone is quite nice. As mentioned already, the sound is geared towards the bass. The bass really shines in these earphones. EDM tracks can be enjoyed with punchy bass. Bassy sound is good for workouts as well. Boat basshead 242 is the best earphones under Rs 1000 when it comes to bass. It doesn’t mean the mids and highs are gone for a toss. The mids are decent. You can hear instrument separation really well. Instruments like guitar sound quite nice in it. The treble is good too. The cymbal sounds and crash sounds felt real. Overall, the sound signature is towards the bass end.

Specifications
Plug3.5 mm
ColorBlack, green, red, blue, light green, orange.
Frequency Response:20 – 20khz
Driver size10 mm
Impedance 32 ohms
Sensitivity101 db
Rated power3 mW
Cable length120 cm
Pros
  • Bass
  • Braided cables
  • IPX 4 rating
Cons
  • nothing in this price range
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Conclusion

We have seen a list of best earphones under Rs 1000. Ranging from hifi driver, dual-driver to sweat-resistant earphones. All the entrant of this list has been carefully chosen for you. Be it big brand earphones or normal earphones, the sound is what to be enjoyed the most. Plug in the earphone, seal the ear from external noise from the world, play a piece of nice music, and enjoy the sound reproduction like there is no tomorrow. That is the purpose of a pair of earphones. Of all the earphones on this list, My favorite will be 1MORE E1009-BK Piston and Mi dual drivers. If you’re buying the earphone for workout purposes, there is no choice other than choosing boat basshead earphones. Thanks for reading.