Although earphones are going wireless these days, the wired earphones are still selling. The reason is that a wired connection ensures good sound quality. You might have guessed that Rs 3000 is a great sweet spot between good quality earphones and value for money proportions. Hence, Let’s see the best wired earphones under Rs 3000.
Soundmagic E10 is one of my favorites of mine. Sound magic’s mid-end earphones E50 are real value for money in the segment. Hence, it has got the first place here. The sound quality is the primary thing here. Hence, it is one of the best wired earphones under Rs 3000.
The build of this Soundmagic E50 is very good. There are cases where the capsule detached from the driver and now the glue is strong enough not to detach in parts. The wire is very good quality and is tangle-free. It is a twisted cable design for added durability.
The capsule is made of aluminum and the drivers are 10 mm dynamic and it gives enough punch and excellent sound quality. Generally speaking, it is a neutral-sounding earphone.
The fit is comfortable, to begin with, and the noise isolation is great. The overall build quality is very good.
As you may know, the earphone has a neutral sound signature. That doesn’t mean the bass is weak. The bass is strong and rumbles and at the same time, it’s precise and tight.
The mid-bass is very good and very punchy. The bass doesn’t overpower the mids or highs. The bass layers in the music can be heard. All thanks to the 10 mm driver who does the duty here.
The mids are good and detailed. As said earlier, the bass doesn’t affect the mids. The earphones sound clean and of good quality. The vocals sound sweet. Due to this nature, it is comfortable with modern POP and Hip Hop kinds of music to classics as well.
It delivers the audio that is justified for the price.
The treble is nice and airy. It still has a neutral sound signature with a slight emphasis at the triple range. This makes the sound airy and has substance. Some like it and some don’t like it. The sound signature is affected by the partnering pieces of equipment and it can very well go with any pieces of equipment stating their ups and flaws. It is one of the best wired earphones for under Rs 3000.
You need to stretch your budget a little bit during the sale you can get it well under Rs 3000. This is one of the nicest phones on the list. Sennheiser CX series is one of the headphone families that is very much accepted in the market. Their cheap cx 180 itself sounds great.
These earphones come with Sennheiser’s signature sound. You cannot go wrong with these earphones for Indian music unless you need so much bass.
The built-in microphone is good and it has a remote control to control songs or make a call.
The impedance of this earphone is 18 Ω. Hence, any phone can drive it with ease. The frequency response is between 17 Hz and 20 kHz. This is good for any genre of music. The total sound pressure level it can make is 118 DB. The earphones will sound louder than you would ever need. Therefore, it is one of the Best wired earphones under Rs 3000 in India.
The build is premium. This can be expected from the companies like Sennheiser. The build quality is excellent and it can take the abuse easily although we recommend pampering the headphones. The cables are nice too. It is carefully engineered to have tangle-free cables. Yes! The cables are tangle-free. The ear tips are also good quality. They come in XS, S, M, L sizes. This allows the earphones to be the best fitting for all. The angled 3.5 mm jack is added convenience.
The sound quality of these earphones is excellent. It has the Sennheiser signature sound. The vocals are clean. The sound is relaxing to listen to. The noise isolation is also good which leads to better-perceived sound quality. The sound is balanced bass, mids, and highs.
The bass is well pronounced in this system. It can be enough for most of the music genres. But if you’re after bass-heavy music like EDM, hip-hop, or rap, these earphones might not satisfy you. You may consider Sony extra bass earphones. Otherwise, the bass is good. The bass quality is also good and you can distinguish different layers of bass. It is punchy and agile.
The mids are good like any Sennheiser earphones. The vocals sound sweet and life-like. The soundstage is wide enough and also the imaging is spot on. This accentuates the mids to the next level. The clarity and details these earphones put out are astonishing. Yet, it is smooth on the ears.
The treble is at the right amount with these earphones. Not too much or not too little. It is balanced. This makes you listen to the songs for a long period without any fatigue. The treble is detailed and has a character to it. Sometimes, it is airy as well. Some may find this neutral treble a bit harsh. Overall, the treble is nice to listen to.
This earphone is a well-engineered earphone from Sony. IF there is a headphone made for the EDM genre of music, this is it. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well with other genres of music. It just works.
The headphones are strongly made. It looks very premium and rugged. Hence, it is durable. The wires are not braided. But, it is made of good quality material. It is also tangle-free. This makes it easy to storage. They provide extra earbuds and you can choose from a host to fit in your ear canals. Hence, it is one of the best wired earphones under Rs 3000.
The sound signature is tilted towards the bass side of the music. But the other spectrum of sound is also equally good. The headphone uses a powerful 12 mm neodymium drivers. This ensures the sound output from this is good and has extra bass. The noise isolation is also very good. The ear tips give you a snug fit.
As you know, the earphones are made for EDM music which has a high magnitude of bass. It produces party hall-like bass. It is punchy and hit at the right time. The bass is also high quality and has different textures of the music. Some might feel the bass is overwhelming but it can be tamed using an EQ. But for bass-heavy music, it is a go-to headphone. The mid-bass is great too.
The mids are nice. They are clear and defined. But for some, the lyrics might not be intelligible. This is because the bass leaks into the mids region. This makes the mid-bass standout but the mids get a bit affected. Otherwise, no complaints about the mids.
These earphones if for you if you like warm sound with bass. The treble is there but not overwhelming or a lot. The treble present is mid to low level compared to the bass. The mids also leak into the treble region but the treble is okay.
Brainwavz makes good headphones and headphone accessories. Brainwavz M2 is one of the Best wired earphones under Rs 3000 in India. The company has a good warranty process like Sennheiser in India. The overall quality of Brainwaves M2 is very good. Let’s see a few qualities, one by one.
The build quality is very good. They are built to last. It is lightweight. So, you can take it anywhere with ease. The cables of these earphones are tangle-free. Throw it in the bag and take it out untangled every single time. The capsules are durably built and can take abuse. The entire ear capsule is made of metal. The company has included a signature hard case with the earphones. Hence, it is one of the best wired earphones under Rs 3000.
The sound quality is also very good like the build quality. The earbuds are acoustically engineered to produce the best sound quality. Even the cable is coated with silver on copper strands for better audio quality. The performance-oriented speakers produce nice and detailed sound with extended frequency response. It delivers powerful bass and therefore every moment with these earphones is enjoyable. The ear tips included are of good quality and helps to isolate noise from the outside.
The bass signature is very much balanced like the mids and highs. The driver is capable of delivering rich bass. The bass is tight and punchy yet smooth and soothing to listen to it. Play a nice song and you will be treated with just the right amount of bass. It is indeed a plus for many.
The mid-range in this earphone is very good. It can be one of the best in this comparison. The bass doesn’t come in anyways of the mids. Mids are detailed, warm, and have a lush feeling. The texture and timbre presentation is top-notch. It also has a smooth presentation. This makes listening to the earphones possible for hours-long listening sessions.
Like bass, it has just the right amount of treble. Again, the treble is smooth and not sharp or shrill to listen to. The details in the treble are very good. The treble is easy going on bad records and sounds very polite. Some may find the warm nature of the headphone as lacking treble but to me, it is in the right amount.
Overall, it is a nice pair of earphones.
- Balanced sound
- Metal body
- Warm signature
- Excellent Mids
- Nothing I can think of in this price range
Marshall is a world-famous brand for guitar amplifiers. They are into consumer products as well. They make audiophile-level pieces of equipment. With that Lineage, Marshall Mode is a great earphone to purchase for music listening. Let us see one by one why this is worth it.
The build is good. It uses the mode’s l-plug connection for a durable connector. This ensures the cord will not break at the junction of the cord and the connector because of bending. The overall build is good and sturdy. It can take normal abuses.
The sound quality is generally good. The thing is that some perceive the sound as good quality while others hear the same sound for disappointment. Hence, an audition is key. The phone has a good sound quality, for the general audience. The overall sound is balanced. The noise isolation is also good. The ear tips come in different types of sizes and therefore it fits almost all ears.
The bass is balanced. It’s neither too much nor too little. Like few other earphones in this list, it has the right amount of bass. The bass guitar sounds awesome in this one. The overall bass presentation is smooth. Some feel the bass is lacking while others feel that the bass is a bit exaggerated. Hence audition is the key. It might not satisfy the bass heads though.
Again the mids are balanced with respect to bass and treble. The sound quality is crystal clear. The voice is sweet and the midrange instruments sound great. The bass or treble doesn’t leak into the mid-range. This hence makes a good earphone for mid-oriented music like rock, jazz, etc. It is a soothing experience that these earphones give.
The treble in this earphone is good. It is not ear piercing and not at all lacking. It is balanced and at the right amount. Although it has the treble right amount, there is sufficient airiness in the treble presentation. Overall, the treble is not shrill but very engaging.
Hence, it is one of the best wired earphones under Rs 3000.
KZ is a Chinese brand but unlike many Chinese brands, KZ is a brand that makes quality products. KZ ZSN Pro is one such product. KZ ZSN Pro is one of the best earphones under Rs 3000 in India. Let’s see about these earphones in detail.
The build is actually very good. The cover of this earphone is made up of high-quality Zinc Alloy. The cavity in the earphone is made up of resin. The vocal cavity is made up of aluminum alloy. This makes the earphones not only fancy but also very durable. You will also get a high-quality leatherette material this can prevent scratches and can protect the earphone from fall, rain/water, etc.
The cable is detachable and can be replaced or upgraded for better sound quality. The cable itself is made of good materials and it is sturdy enough to take abuse. It has a slot protection feature that prevents breaking.
The sound quality is why this earphone is famous for. This earphone has both a balanced armature driver and a dynamic driver. This ensures a good sound quality across the sound spectrum. The soundstage is wide and imaging is precise. When the music is not played, these earphones reduce up to 26 dB of sound. This is very good. There exist a crossover for the two-way segregation. The headphone’s sound signature is treble oriented
Being a treble-oriented earphone, it still has decent bass. The earphone uses a 10 mm dynamic driver for bass. Unlike other earphones where the dynamic driver is used as a full-range driver, here, the dynamic driver only does bass and some of mid frequencies. This ensures clean and defined bass. The bass is not overpowering and has a good punch
The mids of these earphones are really good. The Mids are sweet and super clean. The vocal sounds fantastic and the female vocal sound even better. The instrument separation is nice and the imaging is good too. The Dynamic driver and the balanced armature driver make the mids sweet and lively.
As said above, this earphone is made basically for Treble. It uses a 30095 balanced armature driver which ensures to put out the less harsh yet detailed treble. The sound is nice and airy. This is one of the reasons why the female voice sounds beautiful in it. There is a good separation between mids and trebles, thanks to the balanced armature.
So, it is one of the best wired earphones under Rs 3000.
This is yet another Sony’s headphone in the market for under Rs 3000. This is also from the Extra bass series. Hence, the bass is paramount in this headphone. This is aimed at a niche market and its values very well for that market. It is sportswear. Let’s see the earphone in detail.
As expected from Sony, the build quality is awesome. It can stand the test of time. The cable used is also high quality. It is also tangle-free which is an advantage, especially on sportswear. The headphone is washable after usage. The headphone has IPX5/7 rating. It has an arc that supports headphones in its place in the ear. The cord length is 1.2 m and is Y type. Overall, the build is very good.
The sound quality, again, is very good. Thanks to Sony’s engineering, it is hard to find fault in it. The sound signature is tuned towards the bass frequencies and therefore you will get thumping bass. Bass lovers can buy these earphones. Despite it is sportswear, the sound quality is very good. Therefore, it is one of the best-wired earphones for under Rs 3000.
As said above, the bass is the main plus point of this earphone. It has a thumping bass. Put in EDM music and instantly you will be amazed. The driver unit is a 12 mm DOME TYPE. Hence the thumping bass nature. 12 mm is powerful enough to produce deep bass. Hence, the earphone can hit as low as 4 Hz although it cannot be heard for many.
Just because it is a bass-oriented earphone, it doesn’t mean the mids are not good. The mids are very good. The bass doesn’t leak into the mids. This makes the clarity of the earphone very good. Vocals sound great and accost instruments sound lovely.
The treble is also good in this earphone. It has a balanced treble and has a crisp texture to it. The treble extends up to.24,000 Hz and it ensures the treble to be really good.
Audio-Technica Solid Bass ATH-CKS550ISBGD
Audio Technica makes excellent headphones. ATH M50X is a perfect example. They also make nice earphones. One such earphone is Audio-Technica Solid Bass ATH-CKS550ISBGD. It is one of the best earphones for under Rs 3000. The build is good, the sound is good with Audio-Technica’s sound signature. Technology is good. Overall it is a nice buy.
The build quality is decent. Not like Sony or KZ. Just decent. Wish, it is better. The cord is flat and therefore it is reasonably tangle-free. There is nothing home to write about.
Although the build quality is bad, the sound quality is good. It has the sound signature of audio Technica. The sound is loud. For the price, it is one of the best sounding earphones under Rs 3000.
It is advertised as that it has decent bass. The driver unit is a powerful 9.8 mm driver. It uses Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers. It means, it has an extra magnet in front of the drive. This creates a concentrated magnetic field around the magnets and diaphragm. Hence, it can produce full and nice textured bass. Also, the diaphragm used here is a Multiple-Transition Diaphragm that has extended bass. The bass venting system in these earphones can produce excellent air damping. Hence, this is one of the best earphones under Rs 3000 for good bass response.
Mids are clear. Since the earphones have great bass, you might expect it to affect the mids. Thanks to all the before-said technologies, it isn’t the case. The mids are well defined with good focus. The mid-range instruments sound nice.
The highs are sweet. There is a good balance between highs and mids. No amount of bass can affect highs. The highs are good in that it adds vocals a nice air. The diaphragm is slightly small and it gives the advantage to the highs.
The build quality is really good. Focal being a premium brand concentrate much on this stuff. The capsule is cylindrical in shape and has flat cables. Since the cables are flat, they don’t get tangled much. There is an inline remote to attend to the end and receive a call and also to control the volume of the earphone. There are different colored earphones available and the capsule to get the same color as the cable.
The sound quality is very good. That’s what we expect from a brand-like focal. The sound is rich and has smoothness. The sound is balanced and has a focal’s signature. The focal sound is great at the midrange. The same is true with these earphones. The sound quality is kinda unbeatable for the price.
If you’re a bass head, look at Sony earphones. This is not for you. However, the bass is not at all lousy. The bass is punchy and tight. After the burn-in period, the bass slams even better. The bass doesn’t bang into your ears but is very much present.
If you like midrange, there are no headphones that are good than a focal in a particular price range. The acoustic instruments sound nice and crisp. It has a good timbre. The vocals sound sweet. The clarity on the mid is fantastic. Overall, it has a well defined and satisfying mids
The mids in this earphone are indeed higher than the treble but that doesn’t mean the treble is bad. It is in fact very good. Just that it is not overpowering. The treble has a nice sparkle and has air to it. Female vocals hence sound rich and smooth.
It is a Chinese brand. But wait! It is a serious audiophile brand and they make awesome earphones. Tin T2 is one of the high-selling earphones on the same budget. The previous-gen Tin T1 is also a great earphone and can be one of the best earphones under Rs 3000.
The Tin T1 Plus looks promising and has good looks. Although the earphones look big, it is very lightweight. Tin T1 Plus weighs just 3.2grams. It is lightweight like a feather. After some time you will stop feeling the earphones in the ear. It fits in your ear easily. The T1 comes with detachable cables. The cable has 28 core silver-plated wires which are audiophile-grade. The 0.78mm recessed 2 pin connector is durable and has a long life. Also, it offers good protection. You can even upgrade the cable easily. Tin T1 comes in different colors to satisfy your color tastes. It comes in Black, pink, white or green colors. Perfect for home and office use.
Tin T1 Plus adopts a nee beryllium-coated driver. It gives the best balance between weight and rigidity. Since it strikes the right balance it could perform well even with 3.2 grams of mass. Beryllium is one of the nicest materials for driver design. It produces amazing sound quality. The bass, mids, and treble from these earphones are excellent, to begin with. The clarity it offers is really good. The overall sound is sweet and charming. This is one of the best earphones under Rs 3000.
The bass is really tight and it rumbles. The sound is slightly bass-heavy. You will enjoy bass in the music. You will need to use the right ear tips for better bass. All in all, it is a nice earphone with bass
The mids are good. The clean mids from the earphone is a boon for music listening. Although the mids are not at the level produced by focal earphones, it is still nice.
Treble has good sparkle and airy nature. The details are crisp and the soundstage produced is wide. The clarity is excellent. You cannot go wrong with it.
We have seen plenty of earphones above and you will not go wrong choosing any of the above. However, earphones should be chosen based on the sound signature and therefore it satisfies the need. It is hard to find an all-in-one earphone. Still, sound magic e50 can be termed as an all-rounder. Another all-rounder is KZ ZSN Pro. Sony MDR-XB55AP can be used for bass-heavy music. Sony MDR-XB510AS is excellent for workouts. If you like mids go with Focal Spark. These are the earphones that hold really good value for the best earphones under Rs 3000.
Aju Vignesh Sathiaraj Padma is a mechanical and audio engineer. He is a person who loves technology and things. He is also an audiophile and loves to listen to audio gears. He is an avid writer and loves to blog.