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9 Best Headphone Brands (2018) in India With Amazing Sound Quality

It’s surprising to see how swiftly all of us have changed the way we consume music. Back in the 80’s, we used to binge on cassettes, later on, came the CDs in the 90’s. Due to the rapid evolution, we got the flash drives and mp3 players in the late 2000s. Now the latest technology used for enjoying music is our Smartphone itself. Smartphones are built in such a way that the built has also covered an area of music like providing a good high-quality DAC module which results in output channels via a headphone jack. We are having all sorts of inventions regarding the enjoyment of music but aren’t we forgetting what it takes to enjoy that rich crisp clear sound of music? Here is where the headphones come into the picture. Well, to start with the headphones let me tell you there is a difference between a headphone and an earphone. Headphones are basically a pair of loudspeakers consisting of large sound drivers in which left and right speakers are connected via a strap. Earphones aren’t like the loudspeakers; they have a decent amount of sound drivers and are connected through a single wire. Another difference is that headphones are worn over the ear whereas the earphones are worn inside the ear.

This is the difference between a headphone and earphone, now let’s check out which are the best headphone brands in India which provide rich, crisp, clear sound in all price segments. Here is the list of best brands which provide the best of the class headphones in all price segments. The price segments covered in this article are Expensive, Less expensive and Pocket-friendly.

List of best headphone brands in India

09. boAt

Starting the list with the Indian brand, the quality of their headphones is fantastic. They are built with super extra bass technology which delivers powerful bass with a high quality of sound. This brand provides premium headphones at a very pocket-friendly price. Let’s check out our best picks in all the price segments.

  • boAt Rockerz 600

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Priced under 5k, Budget-friendly headphones with the good build quality and sturdy looks.

Pros                     

♦ Good build quality       

♦ Clear and punchy sound                                                

 ♦ Reasonable price

 ♦ Easy controls

Cons

♦ Small drivers provided as compared to other boat product

♦ Not suitable for a long duration.

 

 

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  • boAt Rockerz 510

boAt Rockerz 510Priced under at 2.5k, Made from their own custom-made 50mm drivers. As compared to Rockerz 600, Rockerz 510 have large sound drivers. And they also pack with an extra 100mah battery as compared to Rockerz 600.

Pros

♦ Good battery life

♦ Extra bass

♦ Easy controls

♦ Cheaper than other products

Cons

♦ No active noise cancellation

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  • boAt Rockerz  430

With the resistance of 32 ohms, it enables the headphones to deliver crisp and clear sound. These are slightly expensive as compared to the previous products. Price may vary according to different sources.

Pros

♦ Foldable and adjustable

♦ Dual mode wired and wireless

Cons

♦ Uncomfortable to wear for a longer period of time

♦ Small battery capacity

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08.  JBL

Everyone knows this brand very well. JBL products are well known for bigger venues. Who would have thought JBL would come up with their own taste and varieties of headphones. Jbl provides an extraordinary set of headphones at a very minimal price. Let’s see which products are best in the respective price segment

  • JBL E65BTNC Wireless over-ear NC headphones

Price at 10k, Eye-catching design and colors, built with premium materials to deliver the very original Jbl sound.

Pros

♦ Active noise cancellation

♦ Great battery life

♦ Supports AI assistant (Siri/Google now)

Cons

♦ Placement of button

♦ Sound not that loud

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  • JBL E55BT Wireless on-ear headphones

Price at 6.7k, Sleek and lightweight headphones with powerful 50mm drivers.

Pros

♦ Lightweight

♦ Multi-device connectivity

Cons

♦ Smaller battery life as compared to the above model

♦ High treble in some situations

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  • JBL T450BT

Wireless on-ear headphone, Priced at 3.2k. Those who are in search of the only bass then these headphones are only for you. Punchy bass and good quality sound at very reasonable price.

Pros

♦ Good bass

♦ Foldable and adjustable

♦ Dual mode (Wired and Wireless)

Cons

♦ Small battery life

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07. Skull candy

The name is as trendy as the look and feel of their products. Along with the performance of their products, they focus on the look of the product as well. Being an international brand it delivers quality products in a reasonable price range so that the competition is been maintained amongst the competitors. Here’s our top pick of skull candy headphones.

  • crusher wireless

Priced at  12k, These headphones are made by custom-tuned drivers and it provides options to equalize your sound as per your need.

Pros

 ♦ Great sound quality

♦ Options to equalize the sound

♦ Good battery life

Cons

♦ Bulky in size

♦ Expensive

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  • hesh 2 wireless

Priced at 8k, A decent budget Bluetooth headphone.

Pros

♦ Clear audio

♦ Inline microphone

Cons

♦ The fit is not proper

♦ Sounds brittle on instrumental music

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  • grind wireless

Priced at 7k, The Grind Wireless offers a comfortable fit and good sound for its relatively modest price point.

Pros

♦ Sporty design

♦ Reasonable price

Cons

♦ No volume controls

♦ Short battery life

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06. Akg

Akg well known by Harman audio is trusted by many sound engineers, Dj’s and musician. They are best in class headphones delivering top-notch performance. Well, they are my favorite too. Akg is among the top 10 brand of making best headphones for several years.

  • Akg k712 pro studio headphones

Priced at 22k, A pair of great headphones. Light, airy, comfortable and expertly put together.

Pros

♦ Great audio reproduction

♦ Comfortable fit

Cons

♦ Open back design leaks sound which might become disturbing for others who are nearby.

♦ Bulky in size

♦ Expensive

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  • Akg k845bt

Priced at 19k, The AKG K845 BT headphones are a great way to experience the freedom of wireless listening, especially when you’re on the go. They offer a strong combination of sound quality, comfort, and Bluetooth compatibility for wireless listening with your smartphone or a computer.

Pros

♦ Superior build quality

♦ Impressive sound quality

♦ Rich bass

Cons

♦ Pricey

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  • Akg k72

Price 3.5k, AKG K72 are affordable headphones of the type you’re more likely to see in a music studio rather than out on the street.

Pros

♦ Affordable

♦ Comfortable

♦ Good sound quality

Cons

♦ Affected mids

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05. Beats by Dr.Dre

Beats by Dr.Dre is one of the leading brands in terms of providing premium sound products. Acquired by Apple, they have changed the way of listening to music by integrating the latest technology chips and drivers by apple.

  • Beats by Dr. Dre – Studio 3 Wireless

Priced at 40k, The Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones combine quality Bluetooth audio and above-average noise. If you’re not too picky about audio, you’ll love the Beats Studio 3 Wireless. They look good, are, comfortable and sound decent

Pros

♦ Comfortable to wear

♦ Solid performance

♦ Good battery life

♦ Powerful bass

Cons

♦ Overpriced

♦ Not a value for money product

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  • beats solo 3 wireless

Priced at 20k, The Beats Solo3 Wireless are brilliant headphones that look great, deliver an exceptional sound and with a battery that lasts for days. If you want to enjoy your music in comfort, style, and quality – look no further than the Beats Solo3 Wireless

Pros

♦ Comfortable to wear and super light

♦  Amazing sound quality

Cons

♦ Doesn’t work too well without the presence of an iOS device

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  • Beats ep

Priced at 7k, The Beats EP are decently sturdy and comfortable on-ear headphones, with a compact and sleek-looking design.

Pros

♦ Sturdy build quality

♦ God sound reproduction

♦ Cheap

Cons

♦ Poor noise isolation

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04. Sony

When it comes to bass there comes only one brand providing good and high amount base on their products, the brand is none other than Sony. From cheap to expensive all the products of Sony packs good features and the feature of providing the extra bass option is in there in each and every product they introduced.

  • WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Priced at 30 k, The Sony WH-1000XM2 is yet another stellar pair of noise-canceling headphones. It takes all the things that made the original MDR-1000X great and adds some useful features, at roughly the same price.

Pros

♦ Extremely comfortable

♦ 30-hour battery life

♦ Active noise cancellation

Cons

♦ Touch controls occasionally lag

♦ Hinges are fragile

♦ Pricey

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  • WH-H900Nh ear on 2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone

Priced at 20k, The Sony WH-H900N (h.ear on 2) are above-average wireless noise-canceling headphones. They have the same touch-sensitive control scheme as the Sony WH-1000XM2

Pros

♦ Great audio reproduction.

♦ Comfortable and well-built design.

Cons

♦ Mediocre-at-best noise canceling.

♦ Very long charge time.

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  • MDR-ZX330BT Wireless Headphones

Priced at 7k, Good sound quality and great battery life go together to create a cracking set of Bluetooth headphones.

Pros

♦ 30-hour battery life

♦ Comfy to wear

♦ Good sound quality

Cons

♦ No wired option if battery runs out

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  • XB450 EXTRA BASS Headphones

Priced at 2k, Sony MDR-XB450 specializes in delivering extra bass when listening to your tunes. Sony utilizes a technology called Beat Response Control that lets it deliver a tighter and deeper bass response.

Pros

♦ Stylish design

♦ Extra Bass

♦ Decent audio output

♦ Tangle-free cable

♦ Good surround sound effects

Cons

♦ Weak mid-range detail and texture

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03. Bose

Bose or I should say, Boss. This brand needs no introduction. The name says it all. In our term, Bose has only one meaning that is “exceptional”. Bose products are appreciated and used by Dj’s including me also. Each and every product packs extraordinary sound drivers which results in superb sound clarity and definition. As it is described it comes with some exceptional price tag as well. Let’s check what we have got.

  • QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II

Priced at 30k, If you are looking for wireless headphones that also have impressive noise-canceling capabilities, Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II is your best bet. The additional feature of Google Assistant/Siri is cool and can make your life easier.

Pros

♦ Adds a dedicated button for Google Assistant/Siri

♦ Works in wired mode with included cord

♦ Class-leading noise cancellation

Cons

♦ Pricey

♦ No autoplay pause

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  • Bose quiet comfort 25 

Priced at 25k, The Bose Quiet Comfort 25 provides exceptional background noise reduction and sound quality. They are a significant step up from the Quiet Comfort 15 model it is replacing. Equipped with additional leather cushions to help seal out noise, these headphones significantly reduce background noise.

Pros

♦ Superb audio quality

♦ Noise cancellation is excellent

Cons

♦ Overpriced

♦ Doesn’t block all frequencies

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  • Soundlink wireless headphones 

Price 20k, The Sound Link Around-Ear Wireless Headphone II mixes a strong blend of comfort and performance in attractively designed wireless headphones.

Pros

♦ Light and comfortable

♦ Good for extended use

♦ No dongle required for Bluetooth, unlike previous model

Cons

♦ Can start to feel a little warm over time

♦ Active EQ doesn’t make for the most neutral sound

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02. Sennheiser

Providing natural crisp and clear sound is what Sennheiser products offer. The clarity is simply unbelievable. Just like other brands this brand comes with an expensive price tag.

  • Momentum wireless black headphone

Priced at 40k, These no-holds-barred wireless headphones are oozing with positive qualities, but, Rs40K, they’re almost prohibitively expensive. If you’re an audio lover that can spare the expense, do not hesitate on this comfortable, hard-working set of headphones that will likely survive for years.

Pros

♦ Powerful audio performance

♦ Active noise cancellation in addition to Bluetooth audio

Cons

♦ Very much expensive

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  • PXC 550 wireless Bluetooth headset

Priced at 30k, The Sennheiser PXC 550 is one of the best noise canceling headphones. The sound quality and comfort levels are paramount and not many headphones can dethrone it. As with every other ANC headphone, it is way more pricier than others.

Pros

♦ Powerful, adjustable audio performance with rich bass depth and bright highs

♦ On/off control well implemented

♦ Excellent noise cancellation circuitry

♦ Very comfortable, relatively lightweight

Cons

♦ Way to expensive

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  • RS 175 wireless headphone

Priced at 12k, The Sennheiser RS 175 is a set of wireless headphones intended for home use that offers excellent range and thunderous bass.

Pros

♦ Powerful wireless audio output

♦ Easily connects to your TV, computer or any audio source with the included cables

Cons

♦ Sound signature is quite sculpted

♦ Expensive

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  • RS 120 wireless headphone

Priced at 5.5k, The RS 120 delivers great transparent and well-balanced sound. Matched with an exceptional bass response, it is ideal for TV  applications and all music types

Pros

♦ Cheap

♦ Sound quality is good.

♦ Lightweight.

♦ Comes with AAA rechargeable batteries

Cons

♦ Fairly large – but then again these aren’t earbuds.

♦ Base at times will lose sound.

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01. Beyerdynamic

Not a well-known brand, but hey we can’t ignore this brand because this brand is also a tough competitor among the well-known brand. The materials used to make their products are of high quality through which the user also gets high-quality experience and feel from the product. Their products are expensive plus value for money too. Here are our top picks from this brand.

  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

Priced at 36k, The Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro is a very unique pair of headphones, indeed. Their main selling point is the ability to seamlessly switch between different sound profiles, allowing listeners to use the headphones for different music genres and even completely different applications, including gaming, mixing, music listening, and many others.

Pros

♦  Customizable sound

♦ Comfortable

♦ Versatile pair of headphones

♦ Soundstage

♦ Bass quality

Cons

♦ Expensive

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  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium

Priced at 27k, The Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro headphones deliver an accurate, powerful listening experience intended for musicians, sound engineers, and music lovers with stereo systems.

Pros

♦ Quality bass

♦ Great sound

Cons

♦ Expensive

♦ No isolation

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  • Beyerdynamic – DT 770 PRO

Priced at 9k, The Beyerdynamic DT 770 Studio headphones are a classic that are still relevant thanks to excellent audio performance, a stable fit, and a reasonable price for what you get.

Pros

♦ Great isolation

♦ Uber comfortable velour pads

♦ Tight & punchy bass without becoming muddy

♦ Rugged build quality & lightweight

Cons

♦ Artificial highs with some sibilance

♦ Midrange a bit too laid back

♦ Not for neutral mixing/recording/listening

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  • Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Studio Headphones

Price 15k, The DT 990 Pro is part of Beyerdynamic’s DT Pro series, which caters for professional monitoring applications. Despite its “Pro” standing, many amateur sound engineers and producers, as well as audiophiles, also choose to use these headphones on a daily basis.

Pros

♦ Comfortable

♦ Sturdy

♦ Great Sound

Cons

♦ Non-detachable Cable

♦ Noise isolation & leakage

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Please note the price of Beyerdynamic and other brands products may vary. Price also depends upon your choice of impedance. 32/80/250/600 have the different price.

 

Final Verdict

If we search for the best in class headphones in India we will get an endless list. Above are the headphones best in the category which you can choose according to your requirement. Let us know which of the above headphones you liked and if you have any other good option apart from the list feel free to share via comments.

 

 

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