Earphones are everyday gadgets, a day won’t even feel right when you forget your headphones back at home. A pair of headphones isn’t only a pair of studs poking inside your ear, rather they are somewhat complex electronics. There are cheap earphones, and a lot are very pricey. However, if you had been looking for budget earphones in India, you are in luck with the following assortment of earphones in the Indian market.
1. Brainwavz Omega
Speaking of the IEM market, Brainwavz Omega has launched their business very recently. The audio output quality is very crisp, clear and sharp. In technical terms, the frequency response is set to perform between 20 to 20,000 Hz, the audible range for humans. The Brainwavz Omega has 6 mm drive units that can utilize the whole audible spectrum to deliver crystal clear audio quality to your ears. These are in-ear pods. Price: Rs. 999.
2. Sennheiser MX 170
For the price, the Sennheiser MX170 is provided with regular rounded shape symmetric wires, and the wire is 1.2 m long. If you love headphones tangle free, the MX170 could disappoint you. Frequency response on the Sennheiser MX170 is 22 to 20,000 Hz. Impedance on this pair is 32 Ohm, and the sensitivyt is 109 dB/mw. These are in ear ear-buds. Price: Rs. 580.
3. Skull Candy S2DUDZ-072
Like many popular Skull Candy models, the S2DUDZ-072 is in-ear canal earphones. The impedance on this unit is 16 ohm with 100 ohm of sensitivity. Frequency response of the Skull Candy is set to serve the whole audible range of human ears, 20 – 20,000 Hz. Driver units in this earphone is 10 mm. Price: Rs. 650.
4. Philips SHQ1200 Action Fit
These headphones are made to accompany fitness enthusiasts, this model of Philips Action Fit can very well be suited with your style while you jog. The maximum input power it can take is 10 mW, and the driver units on this headphone are 13.5 mm. The frequency range is 30 – 20,000 Hz. Price: Rs. 520.
5. TekFusion Twin Woofers
This wired earphone is pretty popular with people who prefer high-end headphones, because this is one. However, the price tag on this pair is slightly higher than the regular pairs you can find in the market. Frequency response on the TekFusion Twin Woofers is 19 Hz – 21,000 Hz. Its impedance is 16 ohm, and the sensitivity is 113dB/mW while the frequency is 1 KHz. This model comes with a year’s warranty. Price: Rs. 1,080.
6. Sennheiser CX180
This wired headphone is designed to be an in-ear canal type pair. This Sennheiser model is quite high-end, and comes with active-noise cancellation feature even in a lower budget range. It has a finger contoured design. Also, the jack on this model are gold plated for very accurate connections. Sensitivity on the CX180 model is 110dB/mW and frequency range is 20 – 20,000 Hz. Price: Rs. 940.
7. Panasonic RP –TCM125 Ergo Fit
Speaking of the exterior, the Panasonic RP – TCM125 Ergo Fit isn’t really very appealing. In fact, chances are you have encountered this pair many times at your local electronics shop yet never noticed. However, the performance output is much superior over many other ordinary headphones. It’s especially designed for easy fitting into the ear. Price: Rs. 710.
8. Sony MDR-XB30 Extra Bass Stereo Headphones
The maximum power input on the Sony MDR-XB30 Extra Bass headphones is 100 mW. The driver unit is 13.5 mm. It has an insanely wide frequency range of 4 to 24,000 Hz. The design is in-ear canal type. Price: Rs. 1,850.
9. Philips SHE1360/97
Philips manufactured this pair especially for females with 16 ohm impedance, 50 mW maximum input power and 100 dB/mW headphone sensitivity at 1 KHz of frequency. The driver uni of this headphone is 15 mm. Price: Rs. 110.
10. Creative EP630
Creative EP630 earphones are popularly known as in-ear boom boxes, that’s how vibrant and crisp the audio quality is. It has 1.2 meters long wire and the fit is snug type. This pair has great noise cancellation capabilities. Price: Rs. 959.
If your budget is low and you need a pair of quality headphones, these are the models you should take a look first.