The world has switched over to wireless now. Since the headphone jack removal became a trend, the market for wireless earphones has shot up. It’s only getting better and we look forward to the same trend to continue. Looking a few years back from now, it would’ve been hard to find decent quality wireless earphones in this sensitive price segment of 2000 rupees. Thanks to technological advancements, good options are getting cheaper and perform a lot better, and longer than their predecessors. Wireless earphones are no longer holding back their audio finesse and you can find some excellent value for money wireless earphones under 2000 rupees in India.
Why Wireless Earphones Have Gained Popularity
With smartphones missing 3.5mm audio jacks or in-box earphones, most people go for buying earphones separately. In our consumer survey, we found that people are more likely to invest in wireless earphones than wired earphones or even headphones. Earphones are lightweight, handy, easier to carry, less expensive and often get the job done for most people. You can check out our best wired earphones and best headphones under 2000 rupees article if you are still interested in those options.
Planning to stay Wired? Here’s our buying guide for the Best Wired Earphones under 2000 rupees.
Don’t mind some bulk? Check out our Best Headphones under 2000 rupees buying guide.
For most other people, spending your hard-earned cash on wireless earphones today is a much better option. That brings us here, to our list of the best wireless earphones under 2000 rupees or around $30 in most parts of the world. Our aim is offering discerning, budget-conscious and value for money options which will be viable for most people trusting the wireless trend. Here’s our curated list of the best earphones under 2000 rupees or around the $30 price tag. These are heavily tested by our staff and our detailed reviews will help you choose the right options for you. Let’s get started.
Our Picks for the Best Bluetooth Earphones Under 2000 Rupees
1. OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z (OUR RECOMMENDATION)
Design: In-ear and Neckband based | Weight: 28 grams | Drivers: 9.2mm (Dynamic) | Bluetooth Version: 5.0 | Battery life: up to 20 hours | Wireless range: 10m
After OnePlus announced the Bullets Wireless Z back in April 2020, they have topped the charts in almost every aspect. These are the 3rd edition of the neckband based OnePlus Bullets wireless lineup and costs significantly lesser than it’s predecessors at 1,999 rupees. Firstly, these earphones come with 20 hours of music playback on a single charge! That’s THE BEST battery life in this range and barely does any of its competitors come close to it. Moreover, they even top-up in around half an hour to full and you can even get a 10-hour listening time with just a 10-minute quick-charge. Always on the go? It doesn’t get better than the Bullets Wireless Z. The magnetic on-off controls on these offer the convenience and satisfaction which can not be expressed but only felt.
The Bullets Wireless Z have 9.2mm drivers and perform great when it comes to audio quality too. The mids and highs are excellent, but the lows are where you can find the spark missing. This is probably one of the only negatives of these earphones but is hard to notice unless you really care about sound. If bass-heavy sound is a must, you might find yourself missing that in these earphones. Other than that, they are phenomenally good. Type-C based fast charge, quick-switch between 2 devices, IP55 rating, 4 beautiful colour options and over the line build quality, these truly deserve all the praise. Check them out in the links shared below.
- 20-hour battery life is a true killer
- Excellent build quality
- Magnetic controls and quick-device switch.
- Lacks a little on the low end
- Pricing hugely varies outside India
- Plastic earpiece (We’re nitpicking at this point)
2. Realme Buds Wireless
Design: In-Ear | Weight: 30 grams | Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz | Drivers: Dynamic (11.2 mm neodymium magnet) | Sensitivity: 100 dB | Impedance: 32 Ω | Battery life: 12 hours | Wireless range: 10 m
Realme stepped into the audio product market, not a long time back from now but they are doing really good with the Buds Wireless. These feature the same magnetic on-off design as OnePlus offered in its bullets lineup, along with attractive battery life. This is also a well-built pair of earphones and the earbuds themselves are made of metal alloy, an advantage over most other wireless earphones in this price. Even the neckband is quite comfortable and skin-friendly.
The Realme Buds Wireless feature 11.2mm drivers, which is higher than what most of the competition has to offer. They pack in good bass and decent overall sound experience. The vibrance is a bit of lacklustre, but not a dealbreaker by any means. These are also said to be tuned and optimized by Alan Walker as per Realme. For around 1,799, they are a decent buy too, with 3 flashy colour options.
- Sound quality, Strong bass
- 12-hour battery life
- Micro USB port
- Flashy colours not everyone’s taste
3. Sony WI-C200
Design: In-Ear | Weight: 19 grams | Cable length: N/A | Connection: Bluetooth 5.0 | Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz | Drivers: 9 mm | Battery life: up to 15 hours | Wireless range: 10m
Sony marks its entry into the budget wireless earphones in this segment with the C200. Initially priced around 2,200 rupees, the C200s were just OK. They can be now found selling for 1,700 rupees lately, which seems like a good option. They come rated with a 15-hour playback, which lasted for around 16 hours in our testing. That’s. Just. Bonkers. They also have a Type-C charging port and support fast charge with over 1 hour of playback with a 5-minute top-up. Nowhere close to the Bullets Wireless Z but still something. They also have magnetic earbuds to hang them around the neck.
Coming to sound, the C200s offer great detail and clarity, with crisp treble and bass, along with having a warm and smooth sound signature. They are quite lightweight, flexible and don’t have a neckband, just a flat wire around your neck. Lastly, they have one demerit that just can not be missed, and that is their mic quality. The mic has close to zero noise cancellation and the same sound comes to your own ear as well. If you want to take calls with your wireless earphones, skip these. For audio quality, they equal or surpass the other options here. The Amazon link for the same can be found below.
- Powerful performance
- 15-hour long battery life
- Type-C port is a boon
- Worst mic-quality in any earphones we’ve tested
- Magnets on the buds are not very strong.
4. boAt Rockerz 255 and 255 Pro
Design: In-Ear | Weight: 27.2 grams | Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz | Drivers: Dynamic (10 mm) | Sensitivity: 98 dB | Impedance: 16 Ω | Battery life: 6 hours | Wireless range: 10 m
Chances are that you must’ve seen these around a lot when people started getting into the lifestyle of using wireless earphones. But no, these are different. The boAt Rockerz 255 Pro are the successors to the much popular boAt Rockerz 255 with a couple of additional features. They come with a newer chipset and Bluetooth 5.0, replacing the 255s which were Bluetooth 4.1 based. This newer Qualcomm chip allows them to produce “HD sound and deeper bass” claims boAt.
These earphones have a decent sound quality but in some songs, we felt the bass overpowering other tones at higher volumes. Mic performance is adequate for taking calls and the earphones feel comfortable to use for longer duration as well. They can even be connected to 2 devices at the same time and the Pro model features IPX5 water resistance, which is a bonus. The boAt Rockerz 255 Pro is available on Amazon for 1,599 and the non-pro variant for 1,499 as of writing this article. You can go for either one depending on your needs as the difference isn’t very significant. The non-Pro variant sells for around 999 rupees in sales as we have seen. You might want to wait for that or consider other options in the list.
- Charges fully under 1 hour
- Magnetic earbuds provide convenience
- Battery life not great in front of competition
- Dated design and average build quality
- No USB Type-C
5. Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones
Design: In-Ear | Weight: 35 grams | Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz | Battery life: 8 hours | Wireless range: 10 m
Mi Neckband earphones were Mi’s answer to Realme’s Buds Wireless and they launched at a price of 1,599 rupees which is quite decent for what they have to offer. This headset gets almost all the basics right along with offering a great combination of battery life, sound, and comfort. Even the controls on the Mi Neckband are quite easy to use. Moreover, their design keeps things simple with plain black colour and the earbuds are made of metal, and comfortable to most of us here. The battery life is quite decent too and they lasted us the well-rated 8 hours as advertised.
The Mi Neckband has magnets at the ends of their earbuds like most earphones coming out lately, but these can’t be used to power on or off the earphones unlike what OnePlus and Realme have to offer. In terms of sound, they performed well with the music of all genres and anyone preferring drive and excitement in their music will be particularly happy with this headset. Even the bass isn’t as fatiguing as the boAt 255 and we really liked the tone that these offer. The only downside is no water or dust resistance whatsoever and the mere support of the SBC codec. Other than that, they are a very decent buy for the price.
- Comfortable neckband
- Decent soundstage and strong bass
- No Water Resistance
- AAC or AptX codec not supported
- Suppressed mids
Omission of Some Very Popular Earphones
If you have been looking around for or researching on wireless earphones, you may be shocked to see us omitting some popular models. Well, that’s right. There are various popular models like the JBL Tune series, Mi Sports earphones, brands like Boult, Tagg, pTron and many others. These are not “bad” earphones by any means but we feel that the presence of these 5 models offers a much more feature-rich and complete option compared to all those offerings. JBL offers good sound but under the 2000 rupees mark, their earphones lack additional features which make for incomplete earphones. Other brands as we mentioned are either not too well-known, or have multiple quality issues, or poor customer service as mentioned in many customer reviews.
We at AndroidFist want to bring out the best products to our viewers, and we strongly feel the aforementioned products deliver the experience most of us would want.