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Top 10 Affordable Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

To help you in your pursuit of ultimate mobility, if you’re always on the go and need the convenience of being able to listen and speak handsfree, it’s understandable that sticking your phone to your ear for a while or even a pair of over-the-ear headphones may possibly be inconveniencing. The logical option for you is to go for something that’s lighter, easier to capacitate without a bag or backpack and way more portable – EARBUDS. To assist you in achieving the comfort of portability along with sound stability, also keeping in mind cost-effectiveness, we’ve listed the top 10 affordable wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

We’ve considered the price of the Apple Airpods as the upper limit for the price range of the products we’ve explored. The MRP of the Airpods is Rs.18,990 (approx. $255), not taking into account offers and discounts from retailers. Importantly, make sure you check out popular online retail websites for discounts and sale deals, which are pretty much happening most of the time.

Sennheiser CX 400BT

Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

One of the main features of these Sennheiser CX 400BT earbuds is that it offers closer control on the sound through their ‘Smart Control App’ which lets you set built-in equaliser effects to match your preferences. To enhance the user experience further, the customisable touch controls provide access to voice assistance software, calls and music, as per how you want it to be. These earbuds also have audio codec support for multiple high definition audio formats, so the word compromise is out of the picture!

Battery Life (approx.): 6.5hrs playing time + 13.5hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $230

Sony WF-XB700

Bluetooth Earbuds

Sony’s XB (meaning Extra Bass) series is one of the most popular earphone brands in consumer audio. Meant for those who prefer a punchy listening experience, the WF-XB700 Extra Bass True Wireless (TWS) Bluetooth Earbuds is the pick of the lot, and additionally its splash and sweat proof. So, there’s no need to fear a passing drizzle if you are listening to a playlist or a podcast out on your morning run. It also has an ergonomically designed tri-hold structure constructed in a way that makes contact on 3 different points with your ear for a gripped secure and comfy fit.

Battery Life (approx.): 9hrs playing time + 9hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $160

boAt Airdopes 621

Bluetooth Earbuds

Truly packed with features for a reasonable price, the Airdopes 621 has a carrying case that can charge these earbuds for 150 hours of playback. In emergencies, the case can also double up as a mini power bank and has a battery indicator on it. The earbuds automatically switch on as soon as you open the case and have a smooth touch control that enables you to toggle music, take or cut calls. They are also water and sweat resistant, making them a good option to choose for running, walking or gym workouts. The ‘Never-Drop’ ergonomic design is such that the earbuds fit snugly into your ears when in use.

Battery Life (approx.): 5.5hrs playing time + 150hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $110

JBL C115

Bluetooth Earbuds

The JBL C115 TWS by Harman, with expert acoustic room construction and precise tuning, captures the true essence of the audio signal, claiming that the drivers deliver natural sound at even full volume without distortion and artificially boosted bass. Single touch operation enables you to easily access your playback, answering calls or voice assistance. This pair works in both mono and stereo modes, where you could simultaneously be making a call on one side and keep your music on in the other, or just have one earbud out and active while the other is charging up.

Battery Life (approx.): 6hrs playing time + 15hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $120

Jabra Elite Active 75t

Bluetooth Earbuds

Danish audio experts Jabra bring great construction and sound quality to the table with the Elite Active 75t. The design combining with the ear-gels, makes the fit rather comfortable in case of long usage or mobile physical activity of the individual, namely working out or running. The fact that its fully water proof and sweat proof provides security and durability. A major feature in this pair of earbuds is the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which filters out external sound and isolates the sound coming out of your earbuds into your ears, which can be switched on and off from their Sound+ app, which can later be programmed to a button on the earbud. More personalisation can be done through Jabra’s MySound and MyControls apps, which together allow you to program and customise sound profiles and buttons on the buds exactly how you want.

Battery Life (approx.): 5.5hrs playing time + 24hrs chargeable time via the case (with ANC on)

Price (approx.): $230

Noise Buds Solo

Bluetooth Earbuds

Equipped with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation mode, the Noise Buds Solo cancel out the external surrounding sounds around you, and helps deliver pure sound to your ears. The opposite of that, it also has a transparency mode where it allows you to hear your surroundings by letting ambient sound in. These earbuds have intuitive in-ear detection technology, meaning that music playback stops if you pull an earbud out of any one of your ears. They’re also available in various attractive colours for you to choose from.

Battery Life (approx.): 7hrs playing time without ANC / 5hrs playing time with ANC + 36hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $135

Boult Audio AirBass PowerBuds

Bluetooth Earbuds

At great value for money, the Boult Audio AirBass PowerBuds are loaded a bunch of features. They can be separated from stereo mode and be used separately to listen to music and take or make calls at the same time. It has a multifunction one-touch button that allows you to operate calls, music and voice assistance. Ideal for workouts or running, these are water proof and sweat resistant as well, and can be submerged down to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes. To add to the case being sleek and extremely portable, it also acts as a mini power bank for your phone in case you run out of charge.

Battery Life (approx.): 6hrs playing time + 120hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $135

CrossBeats Torq Touch

Bluetooth Earbuds

These earbuds are the first in their class Bluetooth wireless earbuds with in-ear auto music detection, which means that your music playback stops if you pull out one of the buds from one of your ears, and resumes playback when you put it back on. The case can be charged wirelessly as well as with a C-type cable for quick charging. These are highly recommended for gaming due to their low-latency mode. The Torq Touch promises and immersive and realistic sound experience, using high-intensity 18mm Qualcomm drivers with 3D surround sound capability.

Battery Life (approx.): 12hrs playing time + 36hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $160

Blaupunkt BTW Pro+

Bluetooth Earbuds

Another great product that delivers high resolution audio for listening to music, as well as dual time-adjusted microphones on left and right to enable the best pickup of your voice while speaking on calls. It can withstand the rain, heavy splashes of water and sweat. For added comfort in case of long listening time, these earbuds come with memory foam ear-tips that conform to the shape of your ear cavity. Additionally, the case is capable of wirelessly charging, in case you want to buy the wireless charger separately. You can use the preset touch controls to toggle music, answer or reject calls and activate voice assistance.

Battery Life (approx.): 6hrs playing time + 30hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $160

JAYS f-Five

Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Designed in Sweden, the JAYS f-Five is a compact pair of earbuds which are ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your ears and are lightweight as compared to other earbuds in the same range. This is a great convenience for long listening or long calls. The touch controls on both earpieces enable you to control your music playback and volume levels, and can be used to activate your phone’s voice assistance with a single touch. Both, the earbuds and the case are aesthetically great looking, with a matte black finish. Combining looks, price and features, the JAYS f-Five is altogether a great purchase.

Battery Life (approx.): 4.5hrs playing time + 18hrs chargeable time via the case

Price (approx.): $110

The brands and products we’ve listed are in no order of importance or priority, they’re just a varied bunch of options for you to explore and choose from. The main criteria considered while choosing products for selection in our list have been price, features and brand reputation. Apart from the models that we’ve selected, each brand has options in price ranges above and below.

This list has only earbuds, which are essentially ‘In-ear’ technology and if these are not your preference, you can explore a list of the Top 10 Affordable Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, which are on-ear or over-ear in nature.

All of the earbuds in this list are equipped with TWS (True Wireless Stereo) technology that delivers high definition audio via Bluetooth, even if not specifically mentioned in a particular model’s description. We know you are looking for the best, so go ahead, pick one… or many! Happy listening!



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