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Best Earphone Under 500 in India (Great Music at a Budget)

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If you thought you would have to pay thousands of rupees on high-end earphones or headphones in order to listen to music, you have got it wrong.

Whether you like to groove to the loud bass of EDM’s or get lost into the soulfulness of the slower tracks, you can get pretty good earphones for less than Rs 500.

Don’t believe it?

Check out our roundup of the best earphones under 500 in India from top brands like Boat, JBL along with details about important features like Impedance, Frequency, Design, Build, etc.

Best Earphone Under 500 for Bass Lovers

Artis E400M: Love a loud, punchy bass? Then these are just the headphones you need. With 15mm drivers, ergonomic design and excellent noise cancellation, you get the highest quality sound without any strain on the year or disturbance from outside sources.

Earphones on a Budget

PTron HBE6: On a tight budget? The PTon HB36 will cost you less than Rs 200 and yet deliver good quality with its 10mm drivers and durable quality thanks to its metallic build ensuring you get the best bang for your buck.

Top 3 Earphones Under 500 in India


In-Depth Reviews of Earphones Under 500

#1: Artis E400M (Earphones Under 500 with the Best Bass)

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Artis E400M in-Ear Headphones with Mic (Black)
  • Exceptional clarity, sharp sound, powerful bass and dynamic stereo output to truly awaken your senses.
  • Dynamic, ergonomic and ultra-lightweight in-ear headphone. It is perfectly compatible with all your audio devices due to the 3.5mm Audio jack
  • Double layered and braided ultra high strength wire which is highly durable in all conditions. The cable is made of soft touch premium materials which are great to touch and provide a comfortable feel

If you will settle only for the very best earphones in this price range, whether it is sound quality or convenience, it does not get any better than the Artis E400M.

Wondering why do we rate a relatively unknown brand so highly?

Let’s find out.

Sound Quality

Outperforming the well-known brands like Boat, Mi, etc. are the 15mm drivers that pack a serious punch when it comes to sound quality.

That is because powerful drivers in tandem with the other high-quality components generate a frequency range of 20Hz- 20,000KHz.

This means all you EDM and hip-hop lovers get bass that is sure to BLOW YOUR MIND AWAY (oh yeah, this will leave headbanging to the best songs).

But it isn’t so loud as to overpower the treble and mid-ranges so when you listen to slower music, you get crystal clear vocals and can feel every beat.

Furthermore, it has an impedance of 16ohm so you get loud, quality music on not just smartphones and laptops but even lower-powered devices like iPods.

Also, its excellent noise cancellation blocks out all ambient noise and ensures you can work in complete peace with zero disturbance (earphones in and the world shut out)

Build and Design

While the E400M may not be aesthetically the best, it sure is ergonomically designed so you get utmost comfort

With the long tube-like ear tips that are covered with soft silicone buds, these earphones do not slip and can be used for 2-3-hours (no pain, sweat or rashes will play spoilsport with your game time or work).

To further ensure you get a comfortable fit irrespective of your ear shape and size, the box includes 3 sizes of ear cups.

Built using ABS Plastic, the earphones are primed to last long and if you don’t end up losing it, these bad boys should easily last you for 4-5 years or more.

The double-layered braided wires can easily handle the day to day rigors and that even includes your travels and treks to the mighty mountains or your hard-hitting gym sessions.

And don’t you just hate it when you have to sit there and untangle your earphones for 5-10 minutes?

Well, not anymore as these braided wires do not tangle irrespective of where you dump them.

And lastly, it has a really long 1.5m wire which gives you the freedom to move around and listen to music with your phone in the pocket or the backpack.

Microphone

Isn’t it just annoying when you constantly have to take your mobile out the pocket or handbag in order to answer calls and texts?

Well, not anymore. With the in-line mic, you can answer calls with the press of a button whether you are out for a run, walking for stuck in the metro.

Not just calls, there are also controls so you can switch tracks or play and pause music in an instant.

Specs

  • Drivers: 15mm
  • Impedance: 16ohm
  • Mic: Yes
  • Frequency: 20Hz-20,000KHz
  • Cable Length: 1.5m
  • Warranty: 6-Months

Drawbacks

The long wire is both a boon and a curse. That is because due its length the remote constantly dangles which can be disturbing when your walk or run.

Also, I am not a big fan of the design as I found it lacking compared to what Boat and Mi have to offer.

Pros

  • Delivers the best bass in this price range, perfect for EDM lovers
  • But bass isn’t overpowering so listen to slower songs is a delight as well
  • The tube design and silicone ear tips mean you can use the earphones for hours
  • You also get earbuds in 3 different sizes for the ideal fit
  • With a 16ohm impedance, it works well with low powered devices like iPods and so on
  • The ABS Plastic build gives it excellent durability
  • Adding to the that is the double-layered braided wire which also does not tangle
  • It has excellent noise cancellation for a cheaper earphone
  • With in-line mic, answering/rejecting calls is very easy
  • The remote lets you change songs or play and pause the music at your convenience 

Cons

  • The long wire length means the remote dangles which can be a hindrance while walking and running
  • It has a lackluster design

#2: Boat BassHeads 100

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boAt BassHeads 100 in-Ear Headphones with Mic (Black)
  • The perfect way to add some style and stand out from the crowd with the boAt BassHeads 100 "Hawk" inspired earphones
  • The stylish BassHeads 100 superior coated wired earphones are a definite fashion statement - wear your attitude with amazing jet black and frosty white colors and get ready to turn heads wherever you go
  • Comes with an amazing commixture of style with performance

Boat needs no introduction. It has been one of the mainstays in the Indian market whether it is headphones under 1,000 or earphones under 500 and the BassHeads 100 shows exactly why.

Build and Design

In short, Boat has managed to put the sexy into the earphones with the unique hawk-like design (these

But great design does not come at the cost of quality. The polymer plastic build can easily take a beating and thus is ideal for travelers and gym freaks.

Furthermore, to ensure the wires never break at the joints they have been reinforced with a thick layer of rubber.

This means that even all the tugging and pulling the wires remains intact giving you uninterrupted music for 3-4-years or more.

Once again, the silicone bud earpieces go deep inside the ears so they never slip out and do not strain the ears even when used for hours together. 

Sound Quality

With BassHeads in the name, the 10mm drivers have been primed to deliver a strong bass that is sure to rock your world.

Further ensuring this is the 16ohm impedance level which means whether you use it on your laptop, smartphone or other MP3 players, you get a punchy bass irrespective of the soundtrack.

Also, it cuts down all surrounding noises so making the whole listening experience truly immersive (ideal if you share an emotional connection with the song).

 Mic

Just like you would expect, the mic lets you take calls anywhere anytime while your phone sits comfortably in your pocket.

And since it delivers HD quality sound, the vocals are crystal clear so you never miss out important messages.

It also has a button but while with other earphones these are limited to just playing/stopping and changing tracks, here you can even track forward or backward.

Double tap on the button to move the track forward while a triple tap moves it backward (with the BassHeads 100, you are firmly in charge of the music).

Other Benefits

The 1.2m long wire is just the right length as it does not dangle and more importantly, it is quite durable as well.

Also, the Boat BassHeads 100 is one of the very few earphones under 500 that come with a 1-year warranty giving you longer protection against certain damages and malfunctions.

Plus, with tons of service centers all over the country, Boat has one of the best customer service teams that will offer you instant solutions for all its products.

And lastly, the earphones are available in 9 different colors ranging from black to pink (so you can a fashion statement with more than just your clothing).

 Specs

  • Drivers: 15mm
  • Impedance: 16ohm
  • Mic: Yes
  • Frequency: 20Hz-20,000KHz
  • Cable Length: 1.5m
  • Warranty: 1-Year

Drawbacks

The only small drawback is that the bass tends to overpower the treble and the mid-range especially when you are listening to slower tracks.

Pros

  • It is one of the most stylish earphones under 500 with its hawk design
  • The polymer plastic can easily take a beating
  • Rubber reinforcement at the wire joints keeps it from breaking
  • You should have no trouble keeping them on for hours
  • With its 10mm drives, it delivers a really strong bass
  • You get different-sized ear tips
  • The HD quality sound of the mic gives you crystal clear output while conversing
  • The button also allows you to track songs forward or backward
  • Gives you excellent sound quality with all kinds of devices
  • The wire is durable and has a good length for hassle-free use
  • Boat’s customer is both efficient and quick and solving problems
  • It has excellent noise cancellation
  • It is available in multiple colors

 Cons

  • The bass overpowers the treble and mid-ranges which isn’t ideal for slow songs

3: PTron HBE6 (Best Earphone Under 300)

Did you know you could get a decent pair of earphones for less than Rs 300? So if you are on a really tight budget, the PTron is tailor-made for you.

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PTron HBE6 Headphone Metal Earphone in-Ear Wired Headset with Mic for All Smartphones (Red/Black)
  • Hbe6 has 1 meter long tangle-free
  • In-line microphone with single button control
  • Ptron hbe6 is suitable for any purpose - sports, running, jogging, workout and regular use

Build and Design

Surprisingly, for an earphone that will cost you less than Rs 300, PTron HBE6 isn’t just stylish but also very durable as well

This is mainly because of its alloy metal build that ensures it can brave the roughest of usage without breaking.

The soft ear tips in tandem with the special design means the earphones give you a snug fit so you can be gaming or streaming Netflix for hours without any discomfort.

Also, even with the metallic build, the earphones remain lightweight and does not slip out or feel like a burden around the neck.

Sound Quality

The 10mm drivers at the forefront produce a wide frequency of 20Hz-20,000Hz.

So whether it is a good bass you were seeking for all the hip and pop songs or crisp mid and highs for Sufi and classical songs, you get it all.

Furthermore, the barrel like design and the metal body of the ear tips give the earphones excellent noise-cancelling ability.

Off course it is not up to the quality of the JBL, Boat or Artic Earphones but nevertheless, you won’t be disappointed.

Also, it has an impedance of 32ohms so you get clear and loud sound all kinds of mp3 players and smartphones.

Mic

Here’s the main problem with earphones, they either do not have a mic or its too low-quality.

But not so with the PTron HBE6.

Not only does it make communicating with anyone just the press of a button away but you also have power to change tracks and play/pause the songs.

Specs

  • Drivers: 10mm
  • Impedance: 32ohm
  • Mic: Yes
  • Frequency: 20Hz-20,000KHz
  • Cable Length: 1.5m
  • Warranty: 1-Year

Drawbacks

To begin with, the earphone is good for its price but lacks the quality some of the bigger brands provide in terms of both sound and durability.

So you do not get bone tingling bass or highs and mid-ranges. Plus, one of the earpieces tends to fail with regular use.

Also, you do not get any extra earbuds with the purchase.

Pros

  • It is the most pocket-friendly earphone on the list
  • The wires are reinforced at all the joints and do not tangle
  • Offers a good mix of bass, highs, and mid-ranges so you can listen to all types of songs
  • It is the perfect combination of modern design and comfortable fit
  • The soft ear tips allow you to use the earphones all day without any problem
  • The barrel-like design and metallic build keep ambient noises at bay
  • These also provide the earphones with good durability
  • The mic is clear and makes receiving/rejecting calls a breeze
  • With the button, you can pause/play or change songs at will
  • It comes with a 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Lacks the sound quality and durability that bigger brands provide
  • No additional earbuds are provided

#4: Mi Earphones Basic with Mic

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MI  Earphones Basic with Mic (Black)
  • Tangle free cable
  • Ultra deep bass
  • Has mic and play/pause button

From some of the best cheapest smartphones in India to Power banks and now Earphones, Xiaomi is a well-known brand.

Gone are the days when Chinese products were scorned upon because of their low-quality and Xiaomi sure has played its part in changing the perception.

And their Basic Earphones have plenty to love about. More about these below.

Minimalistic Design and Great Quality

For starters, it has a design that will appeal to any minimalist and yet it remains stylish and modern thanks to its unique earpiece design (sleek and compact, just how earphones should be).

With the Silicone ear tips, the earphones can be easily worn for ears without hurting the ears. And whether you have smaller ears not, they do not slip out easily.

For a cheaper earphone, even the buttons and mic are better than expected and will easily last you for 2-3 years without trouble.

Lastly, the gold coating on the jack ensures the earphone’s sound quality does not fade away with time as it keeps out corrosion.

Sound Quality

Talking about sound, powering the earphones are 10mm drivers which deliver sound with utmost clarity and good loudness so you can hear every beat.

The aluminum chambers maintain the ideal balance between the bass, treble and the mid-ranges so you can listen to EDM without any of the frequencies overpowering the other.

The 32-ohm impedance means it can safely be used with all smartphones, iPods and even stereos without the need for an amplifier

With the mic, you can take calls even in the most crowded of place without having to use your mobile. And since it delivers HD quality audio, the sound is crystal clear.

But that’s not all. You also get buttons that make it easy to change tracks, pause and play songs while on the go.

Other Feature

With a tangle-free cable, you can no longer have to waste a second untangling the earphones which makes it easy to put them away when not in use.

The cable is quite long so even if there is slight pulling and tugging it remains connected to the mobile.

Specs

  • Drivers: 10mm
  • Impedance: 32ohm
  • Mic: Yes
  • Frequency: 20Hz-20,000KHz
  • Cable Length: 1.25m
  • Warranty: 6-Months

Drawbacks

One small drawback of this earphone is that the bass is average mainly because the drivers are not as powerful as that with the Boat or Artis.

Pros

  • The earpiece has a unique that makes sleek and modern looking
  • The silicone ear tips are comfortable and do not slip out even with all the movement
  • Gold coating on the jack keeps it protected from corrosion
  • The 10mm drivers deliver good-quality of sound
  • The aluminum chambers add to the durability and maintain the perfect balance between all frequencies
  • With a 32ohm impedance, the earphones are compatible with all smartphones and iPods
  • There are also buttons which allow you to play, pause or even change tracks
  • Tangle-free cable saves you lots of time

Cons

  • Not for bass lovers as the bass is pretty average

Conclusion

Just like good food empowers our body, good music empowers the soul. It acts as a stress buster and also lifts up the mood when you feel down and out.

And as you can see all of these benefits are also available for less than Rs 500.

Off course these earphones are no match for the bigger, more expensive headphones and earphones but nonetheless, they are comfortable and give you great music at a budget.

And even allow you to go all wireless

If you think we missed on some awesome earphones, do let us know in the comments section below and why you think it should there.

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