There are dozens of reasons to upgrade your headphones, everything from lackluster sound quality to an uncomfortable fit, or it could simply be that you’re ready to take your listening experience to the next level. Whatever your reason for upgrading is, we’re here to help.

We’ve selected the best top 5 headphones for each form-factor, and we’ve even picked out a less-costly option for each so that you should be able to find an excellent pair of headphones, no matter what your budget.


Top 5 Headphones Under Rs1000/$15 (September 2017)

Audio-Technica ATH-COR150BK

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The Audio Technica ATH-CKL203 are lightweight and comfortable headphones that offer decent audio quality for its price and it is one of the best one in this list of top 5 headphones.

The audio from these budget pairs from Audio Technica are little on the brighter side and offer a good mid range, with slightly weaker bass output. It also comes with a cable wrap and four pair of tips for the perfect fit.

If you really want to go for a good quality earphones with a crystal clear noise do buy these but The music quality is awesome but output is somewhat.  It’s very good worth the every penny u spend on this product.


These headphones have a decent build quality also but its biggest disadvantage is that it does not have a Mic.

They do sound great, infact somewhat better than most the headphones in this list but if you are ready to compromise the comfortability of a mic, these are for you.

Sennheiser CX180

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The Sennheiser CX180 has been one of the most reliable names in sub-1k in-ear headphones in India. It offers decent, clear audio with slight emphasis on bass.

It also provides a very good mids and highs. But the biggest disadvantage of these are its build quality. Even though they provide a really good sound quality, they let us down big time in terms of build quality.

They are very flimsy and the wires are too thin and not suitable for rough use.

The Sennheiser CX 180 has been engineered with Bass-driven Stereo sound technology that gives impressive and deep bass.

The technologically advanced design of the earphone reduces the peripheral noise to ensure you stay entertained without any interference of external noises.

The last thing that you want to bother about during your music listening session is the noise pollution that comes in from external ambience.

With its perfect in-ear–canalphone design coupled with the excellent noise attenuating ability, the Sennheiser in ear headphone ensures that the ambient noise does not interrupt your listening experience.

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House of Marley Smile Jamaica EM-JE041-SB

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If you are looking for a pair headphones with superior build quality, then look no further than House of Marley’s SMile Jamaica EM-JE041-SB.

These provide a superior quality, fabricated wire with a wooden finish in the back case. These are premium quality headphones and probably the best build quality you will ever get in this price range even in a price range higher than this.

In terms of sound quality, its bass is somewhat weak. Not the best bass you can get, but gives a good amount of importance to mids and highs.

Three sizes of ear tips make up these noise-isolating earbuds, while powerful 8mm moving coil drivers provide clean, crisp sound.

In-Line microphone with a one button control board to give you on board control, you can play/Pause and Answer/End calls and Noise isolating design enables the microphone for trouble free receiving of calls.

Boat BassHeads 225

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Boat BassHeads 225 is the cheapest of all the headphones in this list. If you are looking for a headphone that provides a decent bass and highs then you might want to check these out.

Innovative housing design enables for easy adjustment and optimal wearing comfort with good attenuation of ambient noise. 

The noise-cancelling microphone enables trouble free receiving of calls or undeterred sessions of musical extravaganza Made to fit you and your lifestyle, providing a smooth grip for an extra secure and comfortable fit for your ears. 

The tangle-free cable is lightweight and features user-friendly controls for easy functioning. Also provides warranty for 1 Year.

Soundmagic ES18S

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SOund magic ES18S is a well balanced headphones that has crisp highs as well as a strong bass while not neglecting the mids.

These headphone have been one of the best I have tried so far in the top 5 headphones budget category. The bass response is GREAT but not overpowering.

It is all plastic and the cables seem flimsy, but during the daily usage they have lasted and taken some abuse. They are also cheap enough to where I wouldn’t feel bad buying a new pair in 6 months if these don’t last 😛 .

The earbuds one with a nice carrying bag, different size ear buds, and a cable for computers (Splits mic and audio).

The accessories are a nice touch and the earbuds are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I found the sound isolation to be pretty decent but if you want more, I’d suggest getting different tips.

I did find that I had to turn the volume higher compared to some cheaper headphones so keep that in mind when trying them out.

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