Best Earphones Under ₹4,000

Best Earphones Under ₹4,000

Wired earphones at present offer the best quality sound output without any need for constant juicing up.

These earphones can also utilize the hardware audio DAC ( Digital to Analog Converter ) to output hi-res audio with enhanced bit rates.

In this era of wireless earphones, there are still hardcore audiophiles yearning for a 3.5mm headphone jack on their smartphones.

If you’re one such old school person looking to purchase a wired earphone under Rs.4,000, we bring you the five best products available in the Indian market as of now.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

If you want to read reviews on other price ranges as well, please check out our articles on Best Wired Earphones under different budgets here.

Best Earphone Under Rs.4,000

1. SoundMagic E50C Overall Best Pick
2. 1MORE E1017 Runner-Up Pick
3. Sony MDR XB75AP Bass Heavy Earphone
4. Sennheiser CX 300-II Best Budget Earphone
5. JBL Reflect Mini Honourable Mention

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Overall Best Pick

SoundMagic E50C is an upgrade over the E11C with a slightly superior sound driver inside.

Priced under Rs.4,000, the E50C is a universally compatible wired earphone which works well with both Android and iOS devices.

Design & Build Quality

The SoundMagic E50C has an all-metal build with lightweight aluminium used for the earpiece construction.

This earpiece comfortably sits inside the ear canal, thanks to the comfortable silicone air tips.

The double paired twisted copper cable is strong and durable enough to withstand abuses.

The gold plated earphone jack makes sure there won’t be any corrosion and resulting signal loss over time.

Speaker & Sound Quality

The SoundMagic E50C features high quality 10mm neodymium speaker drivers for the best possible sound output.

This specific driver has an impedance of 51 Ohms. This higher impedance will require more power to overcome, which results in better audio clarity when used with a smartphone with a DAC.

The sound signature of this in-ear style earphone is very pleasing. The bass is on point, without overpowering the vocals or the treble notes.

For audiophiles, this earphones will sound way better than any of its competitors in this price point when played on a device with dedicated audio DAC.

Miscellaneous

The SoundMagic E50C comes with a three-button inline remote, compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

The inline mic sounds good with minimal distortion from the ambient noises around.

The metal earpiece housing ensures minimal vibrations inside the chamber, resulting in much more clean sound output.

Verdict

The SoundMagic E50C is the best choice for those audiophiles with smartphones or other portable media devices with dedicated audio DAC.

Specifications

Mic Availability Yes
Frequency Range 15Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance 51 ohms
Driver Diameter 10mm

2. 1MORE E1017

1MORE E1017

Runner-Up Pick

1MORE is a Shenzhen based earphone manufacturer that has launched some popular models in the Indian market both in the budget as well as the luxury segment.

This dual-driver earphone from 1MORE is one of a kind wired earphones that features a balanced armature and a dynamic driver on each piece, delivering a sound which is rich in bass and treble.

Design & Build Quality

The earpiece is made of high-quality aluminium alloy which feels a little bit hefty but aids in secure fit inside the ear canal.

The rounded silicon wire up top is not tangle-free but is very lightweight. From the split end and downwards, the nylon fabric cable adorns the build.

The inline remote has the same metal textured volume rockers and play/pause buttons with the same colour on the earpiece. These buttons are very tactile and responsive.

Dual Driver Speaker

In simple words, drivers are the components responsible for making sound inside the speakers. So obviously you might have guessed, more the number of drivers, better will be the sound.

This wired earphone comes with an armature and a dynamic driver that produce one of the best sounding music we’ve ever heard in our tests.

For bass fanatics, the richness in the bass is insane and you’d love it for listening to EDMs and hip hops.

With two separate drivers aiding in sound output, each instrument notes in the music are very detailed and can be heard distinctly.

The microphone quality is another outstanding feature that has to be said specifically. The mic in this earphone comes with a noise isolation feature that blocks background noises while attending calls.

Verdict

If you’re in search of value for money and audiophile-grade wired earphones, the 1MORE dual-driver earphones give you the best in class Hi-Res audio output at almost half the price of its competitors.

Specifications

Mic Availability Yes
Frequency Range 5Hz – 40000Hz
Impedance 32 Ohms
Driver Diameter 12mm

Bass Heavy Earphone

Sony MDR-XB lineup has been one of the fan favourites among audiophiles who are in search of affordable, high-quality headphones for listening to EDM and trance music.

The Sony MDR-XB75AP comes with an inline remote and microphone, making it a complete package worth investing your hard-earned money into.

Design & Build Quality

The Sony MDR-XB75AP is designed to perfection using high-quality materials for its construction.

The angled in-ear tube and the metallic driver casing makes this earphone stand out from the rest in terms of aesthetics.

Additionally, there are earclips to keep the earpieces intact even while engaging in active sports and workout sessions.

This earphone also comes with the IPX7 water resistance certification for outdoor use without any damage.

The 1.2m cable is sufficiently long enough to reach your pant pockets with enough slack so that you don’t have to fear the cable being stressed under pressure.

The flat style cable is tangle-resistant and can withstand minor abuses without damage.

This budget earphone comes with three pairs of eartips that you can replace according to the size of your ear for a tight and comfortable fit.

Speaker & Sound Quality

The Sony MDR-XB75AP features a 12mm neodymium magnet driver to deliver excellent quality sound output across the spectrum.

The driver inside this earphone covers an impressive frequency response range of 4Hz – 26,000 Hz, providing an immersive music listening experience.

The clever design of the driver casing includes a bass duct that improves the quality of the low pitch sound, making it a bass lover’s dream companion.

Inline Remote and Microphone

The inline remote on this earphone features a single button to accept/reject incoming calls and to play/pause the music track.

The microphone underneath the remote delivers excellent voice call quality. The mic doesn’t pick up any unwanted noise in the background while you’re calling, making voice calls, a much better experience.

Verdict

If your music listening routine consists mostly of EDMs and other bass-rich tones, purchasing this earphone won’t disappoint you at all.

The immersive bass reproduction along with clean mid and clear highs makes it the best all-around performing earphone in the sub Rs.4,000 price segment.

Specifications

Mic Availability Yes
Frequency Range 4Hz – 24000Hz
Impedance 16 Ohm
Driver Diameter 12mm

4. Sennheiser CX 300-II

Sennheiser CX 300-II

Best Budget Earphone

The Sennheiser CX 300-II is the improved version of the original Sennheiser CX 300 with a more natural-sounding bass while the aesthetics remain almost unchanged.

This in-ear earphone provides an overall smoother sound output with perfect tonal balance, making it one of the best sounding earphones in its price category.

Design & Build Quality

The Sennheiser CX 300-II has a traditional earphone design with a rounded driver casing and a metal-clad insert over the same for aesthetic purposes.

The rounded wires of the earphone are of a decent thickness and sufficient length but weirdly has different lengths for each ear. The company advises wearing the longer ear cable around the neck for a proper fit.

The ear tips that come with these earphones are comfortable to wear and is sweat and moisture resistant. It won’t slide away loosely once it becomes wet.

There is no inline remote nor a microphone for voice calls and media controls. This earphone is solely designed for listening to music and nothing else.

The L shaped headphone jack is gold plated to ensure a minimal signal loss for better music output.

Speaker & Sound Quality

The Sennheiser CX 300-II features a dynamic 10mm neodymium driver inside to deliver a bass-driven, stereo sound experience.

This speaker driver has a minimum impedance of 16 ohms and a high sensitivity of about 13 dB/mW, making it possible to deliver high-quality sound output even on low-end budget smartphones.

This driver covers a frequency response range of 19Hz – 21,000 Hz, capable of reproducing even the slightest sound from an instrument used in music composition.

Since this is an in-ear style earphone, the speakers rest inside the ear canal. The rounded design of the driver casing provides a passive noise cancellation effect, attenuating most of the background noises from getting inside the ears.

This excellent noise cancellation effect enhances the immersive music listening experience, no matter where you are.

Miscellaneous

This earphone comes with three sets of eartips of different sizes for the best fit in our ears.

There is also a carrying pouch that comes with the box, which you can use to keep the earphones safely during trips in your bags or pockets.

Sennheiser provides a 2-year warranty for this earphone applicable anywhere in India.

Verdict

If you want a no-frills earphone with the sole aim of listening to music, the Sennheiser CX 300-II is a good choice.

Excellent noise cancellation and the high-quality dynamic driver delivers excellent quality sound output, making this earphone a wise choice for a budget under Rs.4,000.

Specifications

Mic Availability No
Frequency Range 19Hz-21000Hz
Impedance 16 ohms
Driver Diameter 10mm

Honourable Mention

JBL Reflect Mini is advertised as the lightest in-ear style wired sports earphones by the company.

The Reflect Mini is, in fact, lightweight and in our tests proved to be a trusty companion in our active lifestyle exercise schedules without compromising either on build quality or audio performance.

Design & Build Quality

The JBL Reflect mini has a smaller size footprint when compared to other in-ear sports earphones available in the market.

Made of high-quality plastic and polycarbonate material, the small-sized earpiece feels solid and durable in hand, ughh! I mean, in-ear.

The cable used with this earphone is long and has decent thickness. This cable can handle minor abuses without denting the functionality of the earphones.

The wires are coated with a light-reflecting paint so that even if you are on the road or mountain trails jogging or cycling, others can spot you easily with the light reflecting off from these.

The slightly angled gold-plated headphone jack makes it easily pocketable. The jack sits in position without loosening over movements and doesn’t hinder your music listening lessons, no matter where you are.

The over the ear clips hold the earpiece in place and provides additional support for the earpiece to stay in place while indulging in adventure activities or doing exercises at the gym.

Speaker & Sound Quality

To preserve the lightweight form factor, JBL compromised on including a smaller driver of 5.8mm inside the earpiece.

However, even with these smaller driver speakers, the quality of sound output is not compromised.

This in-ear style sports earphone offers excellent bass and clean vocals. The level of treble coming out of this device is perfectly in tune with the mids and lows, resulting in a tonally rich music listening experience.

The earphones are sufficiently loud at 80% volume even when used with budget smartphones and while increasing the volume further, we didn’t notice any distortions in the audio quality.

Inline Remote and Microphone

The Reflect mini has a cute rectangular shaped inline remote with curved edges, matching the accent colour on the earpiece.

This inline remote has a single button that can be used for playing/pausing the media playback or accepting or rejecting the voice calls.

The built-in microphone works well to pick up the voice clearly and the audio is decent on the receivers end as well.

Verdict

The JBL Reflect Mini is the best in-ear style sports earphones priced under Rs.4,000 available in the Indian market at present.

The lightweight design with tight fit ear clips and excellent sound quality makes this earphone a perfect companion in your workout sessions.

Specifications

Mic Availability Yes
Frequency Range 20- 24000Hz
Impedance 32 ohms
Driver Diameter 10mm

With these five products, we wind up our curated buying list for the best-wired in-ear style earphones priced under Rs.4000.

If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comment section below. Have a good day!

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