Earphones are an essential phone accessory. If a movie will premiere late at night and you’re in bed, you can wear the earphone and let your kid or wife sleep peacefully. Some members of the family might be annoyed with loud music. When your favorite song is on air, you may want to increase the volume to full, but you may not be able to do so because of that family member.
From 2008 to 2017, Philips was the only major brand that had launched an earphone below 300. This earphone was durable but had plastic earbuds that hurt the ears. Earphone manufacturers have realized that many people want to purchase earphones but cannot do so because of the price and have launched several affordable earphones in the country. We’ve covered the best cheap earphones among the lot below.
Best earphones under 1000 Rs
boAt Bassheads 100
This earphone is the cheapest device in the Bassheads series of boAt. It is also one of the best-selling products below 300 Rs and one of the most affordable accessories launched by boAt. According to boAt, BH 100 won’t hurt the ears and will provide a fantastic music experience. The design of this earphone is inspired by a hawk. Despite being priced under 300 Rs, it has a 10 mm driver and is stylish. Bassheads has a 1.2-meter cable with premium coating, and it has an HD microphone. This earphone is lightweight and carries a warranty of 1 year. It features a multifunction button and comes with a free carrying pouch.
Basic by Mi is an excellent alternative to Bassheads 100. It is 30 Rs costlier than boAt’s device but is worth buying. This is because the earphone has an alloy sound chamber instead of a ceramic/plastic one. According to Xiaomi, the alloy chamber provides a good bass experience to anyone who wears the Mi Basic earphone. Mi Basic comes with an L-shaped headphone jack instead of a straight one and has a 10 mm driver. Basic has an ergonomic design and features silicone earbuds. Like the Bassheads 100, it features a button for answering calls.
Ambrane Stringz 38
Priced below 150 Rs, Stringz 38 is one of the cheapest earphones in India. It has a 1.2 mm tangle-free cable and a button that lets users pick up the call or switch to music listening mode. The weight of the Stringz 38 earphone is below 30 grams, and its price is Rs 199. Is Ambrane a good brand? Yes, Ambrane has launched many accessories for phones and computers, and their product ratings are good.
Boult BassBuds X1
The design of the X1 earphone is similar to that of BassHeads. X1 has some interesting features that you won’t find in other earphones. It has micro woofers that will make the music more ear soothing. X1 also supports voice assistants and is IPX5 certified device. This earphone by Boult comes with Kevlar cable, 10mm drivers, and is comfortable to the listener’s ears.
Realme Buds Classic
Realme company was established in 2018 by the two folks who held senior positions in Oppo. Oppo is a well-known brand in India. In just three years, Realme has become one of the leading manufacturers of phones and is growing fast (phone accessories industry). Like Xiaomi, Realme has launched affordable/cheap, and expensive feature-rich products. The Buds Classic is the cheapest Realme earphone you can purchase. It is slightly more pricey than the above three devices but has a larger driver (14.22 mm compared to 10mm drivers of other earphones). According to Realme, the cable of Realme Buds Classic is built using TPU material and is durable. Buds Classic ships with a cable organizer utility and an HD microphone.
boAt Bassheads 225
Enabled with a noise cancellation function, Bassheads 225 is another excellent option to consider when it comes to budget earphones. BH 225 has a better design than the 1st three earphones we’ve covered on this page but costs 50 to 100 Rs more. It boasts metallic finishing and features a gold-plated L-shaped jack, an in-line high-definition microphone, and a 10-millimeter driver.
pTron Pride Lite HBE
A cheap pTron earphone under 300 Rs, Pride Lite HBE, has a 10 mm driver and in-line microphone/remote which according to pTron is enabled with a noise cancellation system and lets you answer calls, control volume, etc. Lite HBE has a 3.9-feet cable, metallic earcup back cavity, and soft sweat-resistant ear cups. Its weight is 15 grams only. pTron had launched the Lite HBE earphone in January 2021.
So these were the six best earphones under 300 Rs you can buy. These earphones not only have excellent ratings on eCommerce websites but are also manufactured by reputed companies.