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Best Headphones In India (Wired & Over the Head)

True audiophiles never look for the price tags strapped on to the product. They are all in for the quality of the sound output for their enjoyment or their professional duties.

This is why we thought we should prepare a list of the ten best-wired headphones available in India to cater to the audiophiles who crave for perfection.

Here are some of the ten best-wired headphones available in the Indian market which we think might help you in your cause while you’re in search of the best available sound quality in the industry.

If you are looking for Wireless Headphones, we have a seperate article on that. You can read it from here if you want. We have also reviewed Over Ear Headphones under other price ranges as well, which you can check it out from here.

Best Laptops Under Rs.35,000

1. Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2 Overall Best Pick
2. V-Moda Crossfade LP2 Runner-Up Pick
3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Best DJ Headphone
4. Razer Kraken Best Gaming Headphone
5. Creative Aurvana ANC Best Noise Cancellation
6. Marshall Major II Best Build Quality
7. OneOdio Stereo Best Value for Money Headphone
8. Sony 310AP Bass Heavy Headphone
9. Edifier H840 Budget DJ Headphone
10. boAt Bassheads 900 Honourable Menton

Note: The price shown are the once when we reviewed the products. However, as the promotional offers changes on the given E-commerce sites, the price may vary. AverageIndian is supported by it’s readers. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

1. Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2

Bowers & Wilkins P5

Overall Best Pick

Bowers & Wilkins headphones might be unfamiliar to many, but for those who know the brand, there’s no second choice.

The Bowers and Wilkins P5 S2 is an over the ear wired headphone with the audiophile-grade sound quality available for a price around Rs.22,000.

Design and Build Quality

The first feel you would get when seeing this wired headphone in one word can be described as luxury. The design is simple but has bits and pieces of subtle luxury written all over.

The leather earpads and the comfortable cushions on the headband are made of 100% pure leather.

It fits tight on the head as well as the ears delivering a comfortable listening posture for long hours in one single stretch.

The cable is detachable from the earpiece. There is a set of two cables in the package, one specifically catering to Apple devices and the other for the rest.

The foldable ear cups ensure that these headphones take up less space in your backpack.

Speaker and Sound Quality

If you used or at least tried a Bowers & Wilkins headphone before, you might know the quality of sound that these products offer.

With the P5 S2, the sound quality has further improved to the next level, closing the gap between the studio and your living room or office per se.

The 50mm Hi-Fi certified driver units deliver a smooth yet concise sound signature that will satisfy every type of music lover out there.

Being factory tuned by experts in acoustics, the company has left no stone unturned to deliver the best possible audio quality to its customers.

The clear mid and treble are supplemented by rich bass that covers the frequency spectrum as low as 10Hz. You won’t miss the beats you love any more.

Miscellaneous

The cables are detachable but not swappable. Why?

Bowers & Wilkins uses a proprietary connection technology to plug the cable into the earpieces. Even though that’s not a dealbreaker, we would have been happier to see an interchangeable cable system.

The snap-on covers are attached magnetically to the base of the ear cups. This means that if you want to change the cushion for a better fitting one, you can do so.

But remember – only the one from Bowers & Wilkins fits perfectly.

Verdict

If you’re an audiophile who would love to hear the music as close to what they sound in the recording studio, Bowers & Wilkins P5 S2 delivers just that to your ears.

The perfect mix of modern and retro styling invokes a sense of luxury that supplements the great sound output this wired headphone delivers.

Specifications

Driver Size 50 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 10Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating 22 Ohm

2. V-Moda Crossfade LP2

Runner-Up Pick

V-Moda is a US-based company acclaimed for their professional-grade headphones, earphones and amplifiers which are highly regarded by the pioneers in the industry.

The Crossfade LP2 is one of the more budget-oriented offerings from the company aimed at beginners looking for a pro-quality audio listening experience at a reasonable price.

Design and Build Quality

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 structure is made of stainless steel. The overall design is very practical and made with durability in mind. The structure of this wired headphone can be bent or stretched flat without damage.

The size adjustable headband has comparatively less cushion supporting the stitched leather fabric covering over it.

The earpiece casing is made using military-grade aluminium which provides extreme durability with lightweight characteristics. This earpiece can be tilted forward or backwards and fits snug on ears no matter the size of your head.

The memory foam cushion on the earpiece is of excellent quality but doesn’t provide any sort of noise isolation we get to see with expensive headphones.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 features a large 50mm speaker driver custom-tuned for perfection in the sound output by industry experts.

These neodymium magnet drivers are of a dual-diaphragm type which results in exceptional clarity sound. Dual diaphragm drivers have two parts – a centre dome for improved mids and highs and a surrounding flexure for enhancing the bass.

This separation of low and high-end notes makes the sound coming out of the speakers more enjoyable and immersive to listen to.

Covering a frequency response range between 5 – 30,000 Hz, this headphone has a wider soundstage for recreating studio-like sound quality across different genres.

Miscellaneous

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 has a detachable kevlar coated fabric cable that feels extremely tough and durable.

The company also provides a separate cable with an extension port for plugging in two headphones at once to share the music you’re listening to with your friends.

The inline microphone and mic is a surprise addition to this expensive wired headphones. The voice calls through the mic sounds pleasant and natural.

Verdict

The V-Moda Crossfade LP2 is an overall package that comes with excellent build and sound quality.

The dual-diaphragm drivers work wonders with all genres of music and the inline remote and mic add value to this purchase further.

Specifications

Driver Size 50 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 5Hz – 30000Hz
Impedance Rating 32 Ohm

3. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

Best DJ Headphone

Audio-Technica products have been some of the common entrants to our best buying lists, be it headphones or earphones.

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is an over the ear wired headphone that focuses on delivering studio-quality sound output to the masses.

Design and Build Quality

The moment you wear this headphone around your neck, it will feel like you’re a professional-grade audio enthusiast.

No joking – these wired headphones have an attractive eye-catching design with a personality bound to it.

The M series headphones from Audio-Technica are acclaimed for the pure performance metrics and this product never fails to deliver the same.

The build quality is awesome and the attention to detail is exemplary. The left and right markings are designated to leave no room for confusion while wearing these.

The contoured ear cups are comfortable and it fits accurately minimizing the noise bleed to the exterior.

The fully foldable ear cups make this a much more compact product that can be tucked into tight spaces easily without any damage to the internals.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Being the successor to the original M50, Audio-Technica has the right recipe in terms of excellent sound output here. With the M50x, the recipe is further enhanced to deliver an even better sound ( does that even sound right!).

The 45mm drivers provide excellent studio-quality output without compromising the crispiness and clarity of neither the bass nor the treble.

This wired headphone is characterized by the rich deep bass, balanced and natural mids along with the very well detailed highs.

The company itself markets this product as studio monitor headphones as the sound signature from this headphone matches to that of other products used in the studio such as the Marshall’s.

Miscellaneous

This wired headphone comes with detachable cables. The box pack includes three separate cables that vary in length and form factor.

A 1.2 m rounded cable, a 3 m rounded cable and a 1.1m coiled cable is available that can be used with this headphones.

There is no need for a separate amplifier to listen to the music in its full glory with this headphone.

The closed-back design minimizes the audio leakage and ensures an immersive listening experience.

Verdict

The Audio-Technica M50x is a studio-grade monitoring headphone that delivers one of the best-balanced sound output in headphones priced under Rs.10,000.

The robust build quality and the professional-grade accessories make it a wiser choice to invest your money if you’re after an audiophile-grade headphone.

Specifications

Driver Size 45 mm
In-line Microphone No
Frequency Range 15 – 28000Hz
Impedance Rating 38 Ohm

4. Razer Kraken

Razer Kraken

Best Gaming Headphone

Razer is a company known for its laptops and gaming accessories. The company has a loyal fan following in India and abroad, thanks to the cutting edge technology in these products which deliver a better gaming experience to the users.

The Kraken Multiplatform from Razer is a wired over-the-ear headphone designed specifically with gamers in mind.

Design and Build Quality

The Razer Kraken Multiplatform has the signature green colour which comes standard with almost all Razer products.

The use of high-quality construction materials justifies the price tag of this premium gaming headphone.

The plush cushions feel good to wear during long hours of gaming sessions so does the headband.

Full ear coverage of the cushion means excellent noise isolation, which is paramount for a gaming aficionado.

The cable is Kevlar reinforced and comes with an inline remote.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Razer Kraken Multiplatform comes equipped with large 50mm drivers to deliver excellent quality sound output.

These drivers cover a wide frequency response range of 12 – 28000 Hz to provide a rich surround sound experience without missing any musical notes.

The vocals are crisp and clear so does the bass and the treble. You’re guaranteed to experience an immersive gaming experience with this headphone.

Miscellaneous

The inline remote control on this headphone comes with a volume slider and mute button. The unidirectional microphone works well to capture the sound.

Razer provides the one-year worth of warranty with this device to cover any unfortunate mishaps if it occurs.

Verdict

If you’re a gaming fanatic and looking for a premium headphone to spice up your gaming endeavour, Razer Kraken Multiplatform is a must-have in your kitty.

Specifications

Driver Size 50 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 12 – 28000Hz
Impedance Rating 32 Ohm

5. Creative Aurvana ANC

Creative Aurvana

Best Noise Cancellation

Creative is a Singapore based company popular for its budget audio related products in the Indian market.

The Creative Aurvana is a premium wired over-the-ear type of headphones with a striking USP that sets it apart from the competition – Active Noise cancellation.

Design and Build Quality

The Creative Aurvana comes with a very glossy fit and finish. The mirror-like finish on the outer side of the earcups may please some, but it doesn’t look that nice at all.

The quality of construction is average for a price tag of Rs.10,000 but passable when we take into account the USP – Active Noise Cancellation.

This wired headset comes with a carrying pouch. The earcups can be folded inwards and kept safely inside the pouch.
The ear foam cushions are comfortable so is the adjustable headband.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Creative Aurvana wired headphone is powered by a 40mm sound driver that covers the entire audible spectrum of 20 – 20000Hz.

Due to the high impedance, these premium headphones work best with devices with built-in amplifiers.

Yes, you can use it with normal smartphones but the output quality will significantly differ.

The bass-heavy sound feels perfectly natural. The mids and highs are clean and crisp as well.

There is no distortion in sound output even when the music is played at the full volume level.

Active Noise Cancellation and Microphone

Active Noise Cancellation was up until a luxury found only in high-end headphones and earphones that cost a fortune.

With the Creative Aurvana, ANC comes to headphones under Rs.10000 as well. This feature is powered by a single AAA battery and last for 40 hours of active music playback.

It blocks all the ambient noises in the environment around and provides you with a serene and calming music listening experience.

Verdict

The Creative Aurvana is a value for money ANC headphone priced under Rs.10,000 aimed at serious audiophiles looking forward to a studio-quality music listening experience.

Specifications

Driver Size 40 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 20 – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating 290 Ohm

6. Marshall Major II

Marshall Major II

Best Build Quality

Marshall is a UK based audio equipment manufacturer well known for its amplifiers, Bluetooth speakers and studio-grade headphones.

The Major II from Marshal is an upgrade over the original Marshall Major headphones that was widely popular.

Design and Build Quality

The Marshall Major II follows the classic Marshall design cues including the rounded ear cup design and the vinyl finish.

The textured leather construction imparts a classy and luxurious feel to this wireless over the ear headphone.

The collapsible design makes it easier for the storage of this headphone in the bags and suitcases.

The adjustable headband clips are made of metal and have a superior build quality that feels durable.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Marshall Major II boasts of a 40mm driver unit that is factory tuned to ensure you the best possible sound clarity.

The deeper bass and the detailed highs make the music that’s coming out of the speaker very much enjoyable, even for the hardcore audiophiles.

These headphones are the kind of product where a bass head and a purist music lover will agree with. The vocals are clear and clean without any sort of distortions.

The noise isolation feature works well as advertised. It successfully blocks out the background noises for a quieter and rich music listening experience.

Miscellaneous

The connecting cable in itself is gold plated and with textured connectors. Everything about this headphone feels luxurious so does the sound output as well.

The inline remote works impressively well which we didn’t expect from audiophile-grade headphones. The calls were surprisingly crisp and clear and the mic worked just fine as well.

Verdict

The Marshall Major II is a lifetime worth of investment if you’re into some serious hardcore music listening.

The quality of music that is delivered to your ears from the luxury headphone is on a whole new level. If you have the money in your hand, don’t look further.

Specifications

Driver Size 40 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 18Hz – 22000Hz
Impedance Rating 32 Ohm

7. OneOdio Stereo

OneOdio

Best Value for Money Headphone

The name OneOdio might not ring that familiar to you right away but trust us, the company is indeed growing in its popularity day by day, thanks to the feature-rich audio products priced affordably.

The OneOdio Stereo is an over the ear style wired headphone priced just under Rs.2000 which offers exceptional quality sound output along with other miscellaneous features.

Design and Build Quality

OneOdio stereo headphones are one of the best looking wired headphones available in the market.

The metallic finish on the earpiece looks very premium. The headband cushion on this wired headphone is ample and offers excellent wearing comfort.

The OneOdio headphone features 180-degree swivelling earcups which make storage and portability of this headphone effortlessly.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The OneOdio headphones come with 50mm neodymium drivers which are tuned to perfection to deliver the best possible sound output quality.

The bass and treble notes are perfectly in tune and don’t overpower the vocals.

The over the ear design of the earcups helps in sound isolation and offers an immersive music listening experience.

The cushions are comfortable enough to prevent ear fatigue in case of continuous audio streaming.

Miscellaneous

The OneOdio stereo headphone comes with a detachable 6.35mm and the regular 3.5mm plugs.

This will help to hook this wired headphone to a multitude of devices such as TV, smartphone and laptop with ease.

Needless to say, this is a universally compatible headphone and works well with both iOS and Android devices.

Verdict

The OneOdio stereo monitor headphone is the best in terms of build quality as well as the audio output for a budget under Rs.2,000.

If you don’t mind the brand name, go for it and you won’t regret the decision.

Specifications

Driver Size 50 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 18Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating 32 Ohm

8. Sony 310AP

Sony 310AP

Budget Bass Heavy Headphone

Sony’s MDR series over the ear headphones are acclaimed for their deep bass levels and clean sound output.

The MDR-310AP has some impressive features which will make your music listening experience enjoyable at a reasonable price range.

Design and Build Quality

The Sony MDR series headphones are known for not only the extra oomph in the sound output but also for the aesthetically pleasing colour options and the overall elegant design.

This budget over the ear headphone similar to its higher-priced siblings comes with a minimal yet attractive form factor, made out of quality materials.

The adjustable headband has enough cushion to make it comfortable for you to wear this headphone for longer periods at a single stretch.

The earcups are sufficiently comfy and provide a closed-back feel, offering passive noise cancellation from the outside noises.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Sony has provided a 30mm neodymium driver which produces clean and crisp sound with some deep bass levels in the segment.

The headset features a sensitive diaphragm that will let you listen to the music across varying sound levels without any distortion.

The headphone has an impedance rating of 24 Ohms meaning it requires only a low power to deliver clear audio without the help of an amplifier.

A frequency response range that varies between 10 Hz – 24000 Hz makes sure you will be able to hear all the notes across the spectrum.

The quality of the bass is exceptional and will satisfy even the hardcore bass audiophile out there.

Inline remote and Microphone

Indian customers often give importance to the value for money aspect rather than the performance of a product. However, with this budget headphone, you’re neither missing out the two.

The Sony MDR-310AP comes with an inline remote and an integrated mic for voice calls.

The mic is very sensitive and picks up the voice quite easily, providing decent quality hands-free voice calls experience.

Miscellaneous

The cord length is 1.2mm and the connector is gold plated.

There is an inline remote and mic for accepting calls and changing tracks without needing to look at the device while listening to music.

Earcups are of the swivelling type and this makes carrying the headphone easy.

Verdict

Foldable design with deep bass levels and a wider frequency spectrum, this headphone lets you listen to the music the way it is intended to.

Available in a variety of eye-catching colours, MDR-310AP is the one where style meets substance.

Specifications

Driver Size 30 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 10Hz – 24000Hz
Impedance Rating 24 Ohm

9. Edifier H840

Edifier H840

Budget DJ Headphone

Edifier is a Chinese brand which manufactures audio accessories such as speakers, headphones and music systems for personal as well as home entertainment purposes.

The Edifier H840 is an entry-level over the ear wired headphone available in the Indian market for a price of just under Rs.2,000.

Design and Build Quality

The Edifier H840 over the ear headphone is made from plastic materials which are to be expected for this price range.

The earpieces themselves are swivelling but don’t fold for easier portability. The earpiece cushions, however, feel very comfortable.

The headband size can be adjusted and has a steel rod inside for better durability. This headphone weighs around 200g which is quite okay.

The 2m long wire might not be of everyone’s taste as the chance for it getting tangled inside your backpack is very much prominent.

Overall, the Edifier H840 has a decent build quality for its asking price.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Edifier H840 has a 40mm speaker driver inside which is tuned for emphasizing more on the bass notes.

Those who love bass will feel right at home with this budget wired earphone.

The vocals are clear and the high-end treble is audible as well. The music and the sound quality overall feels very balanced around 60-70% of the volume.

If the volume is cranked up way up to the maximum, the bass overpowers the vocals and treble notes, making the sound output too boomy for our liking.

 

Miscellaneous

The Edifier H840 doesn’t come with an inline remote nor a microphone for that matter.

This is purely a wired headphone for listening to music and is not capable of hands-free voice calls.

 

Verdict

The Edifier H840 is a wired DJ monitoring headphone with a bass-heavy sound signature best suited for listening to EDMs.

The ergonomic fit and the overall wearing comfort adds to the usability of this wired headphone priced under Rs.2000.

Specifications

Driver Size 40 mm
In-line Microphone No
Frequency Range 20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating 32 Ohm

10. boAt Bassheads 900

boAt Bassheads 900

Honourable Mention

boAt audio products are fairly popular in the Indian market because of its affordability and features.

The Bassheads 900 from boAt is an over-the-ear headphone targeting users who love bass.

Design and Build Quality

Construction-wise, boAt has done a great job with this product. The faux leather cushions feel comfy and will last longer compared to the normal fabric cushions.

The metal mesh finish on the outside of the earcups looks premium and classy. The adjustable headband is where a slight discomfort creeps in.

There are sharp edges on the headband which might cause discomfort if you’re wearing this headphone around the ear.

If you’re bald, we’d recommend you to stay away from this product as the sharp edges may scratch your head.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Talking about the quality of sound from this headphone, the bass is on the higher side as we’ve expected from the name Bassheads itself.

This wired headphone priced under Rs.1000 delivers good sound quality for the price at which it retails in the market.

At times, the bass overpowers the mids and highs but it isn’t much evident when listening to EDMs and other instrument-heavy music.

Miscellaneous

The wire on this device is sufficiently long and thick. It feels like it is built to last, so thumbs up to boAt for that.

The 3.5mm connector has a metal case covering which is textured. This adds grip to the pin and can be easily plugged in and out of the devices without breaking a sweat.

Since the faux leather cushion covers the ear properly, it acts as a passive noise cancellation medium.

Though not a complete solution to block outside noise, having something is always better than nothing.

Verdict

The boAt Bassheads is the perfect headphone for listening to music while engaged in active sports such as jogging or while working out at the gym.

The long sturdy cable and comfortable ear cushions make this product a compelling choice.

Specifications

Driver Size 40 mm
In-line Microphone Yes
Frequency Range 20Hz – 20000Hz
Impedance Rating 32 Ohm

The best-wired headphones in India article come to an end here, but our search for the best product continues.

We are testing and reviewing products regularly and will make sure to update the article as we find a worthy product to replace the existing ones.

If you feel we should have added a product, do mention that in the comment section below.

Thanks for spending your valuable time on our website and keep coming back for more best buying lists and product reviews!

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