Best Earphones Under Rs 5000

What are the best in-ear headphones with mic that you can buy in india under 5000? With so many choices out there this can be a tough question. But this list aims to tell you exactly earphones or in-ear monitors (IEMs) in india around the Rs.5000 price point are worth your money. There’s no doubt this mid-range in-ear headphone segment gives you better performance than the budget IEM headphones which you can buy under Rs. 1000. In this segment you start noticing how quality improves with every few hundred rupees invested. In the Rs. 2500 to Rs. 5000 price point you’ll notice quality materials being used such as OFC cables, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) sheathing, maybe a bit of kevlar, housings crafted out of high density plastic if not exotic metals. Most important of all, you get the most significant bump in performance as well.

Brainwavz B100

Brainwavz B100

The Brainwavz B100 is a pure performance in-ear. It has been built to produce great audio across the spectrum – whether it’s tight bass, accurate mids or shrill highs, you get true to source reproduction. Since its focus is audio, it doesn’t come with a laundry list of features, nor does it score high in the looks department. It doesn’t even come with a mic or in-line volume controls. But for a budding audiophile all of that hardly matters. If you want the best possible audio quality at this price point, this is the in-ear you should go for. Incidentally, the B100 is also one of the most affordable balanced armature in-ears you can buy in the market today.

Rs: 3399


MeeAudio M6 Pro

MeeAudio M6 Pro

The MeeAudio M6 Pro brings with it features that musicians look for. Eg. detachable cables. The sound signature is such that you get very heavy tight bass without compromising on the clarity of the upper ranges. The only trouble is, for these in-ears to sound great, you need to find the perfect fit, which can be tricky. The M6 Pro may look delicate with its transparent housing and visible circuitry. But don’t let that deceive you. They are IPX5 water resistance certified making the in-ears sweat proof. Perfect for you summer jog or gym routine.

Rs: 2979


1More Single Driver (1M301)

1More Single Driver (1M301)

This was one of the best discoveries of this year. At a price of 2,799 these in-ears provide phenomenal value. You get great looks, amazing build (aluminium alloy body, enamelled copper and Kevlar fibre cable) and sparkling clear audio. What else do you want? You get a carry case and an assortment of tips as well. While the 1More Single Driver in-ears produce tight bass, they do particularly well with vocals. If you are into those kinds of genres you can’t go wrong.

Rs: 2499


RHA S500i

RHA S500i

The housing on the RHA S500i looks tiny, and feels ultra light. This is because they use one of the smallest dynamic drivers in the world (6mm). Their sound signature goes more towards the analytical side. Meaning it’s sharp and accurate. But most people will find the bass lacking (it’s not, but people like unusual amounts of bass). They’re good if you want purity in sound. They don’t come with a hardcase though, so you’d better be careful when storing them.

Rs: 6211


a-Jays Four+

a-Jays Four+

The a-Jays Four+ is a good replacement for your bundled in-ears, especially earpods. The build quality feels good and the flat cables are absolutely tangle free. This is a blessing in disguise because the a-Jays Four+ doesn’t come with a hardcase, so they better be sturdy. The sound signature does very well with guitar driven rock. Crunchy riffs, complicated bass, dense instrumentation is all child’s play for these rather nice looking in-ears. Don’t let the hipster cred fool you, they mean business.

Rs: 4999


Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS

Sometimes one particular feature makes a product totally worth it. That’s precisely the case with the Audio-Technica’s ATH-ANC33iS and its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature. The fact that Audio-Technica manages to throw in ANC at such a low price point cements the headphone’s place on this list. These are great for students who want some quiet time on their commute, and people who travel a lot on airplanes where the drone of the engines can get quite annoying on long flights.

Rs: 2999


Brainwavz M2

Brainwavz M2

Strangely, the last two headphones on this list are not only from the same company, they’re from the same series too. The Brainwavz M2 is slightly more expensive than the M1 and brings in the proportionate amount of upgrade in build quality and looks. However, the sound signatures are far apart. The Brainwavz M2 is the undisputed “bass king” of this list. If you are a fan of the rumble and reverb that comes with bass-tuned headphones you’ll definitely like the M2. The only trouble is you don’t get an in-line microphone.

Rs: 3499


Brainwavz M1

Brainwavz M1

The Brainwavz M1 isn’t much to look at. It’s a simple, functional in-ear. But what it lacks in design finesse and looks, it makes up in great audio. It’s reproduction is well defined across the spectrum, except extreme lows. They’re not bass focussed like the M2 above. They are however fairly detailed. If you are really on a budget and some of the above options like the M6 Pro or 1More Single Driver are not available you won’t go too wrong getting yourself a Brainwavz M1.

Rs: 2999


Here’s is the summary list of Best Earphones Under 5000 for May 2018

Product NamePrice starting fromRating
Brainwavz B100339984/100
MeeAudio M6 Pro2979N/A
1More Single Driver (1M301)249984/100
RHA S500i621178/100
a-Jays Four+499982/100
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC33iS299980/100
Brainwavz M2349980/100
Brainwavz M1299977/100

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