Best Bluetooth Earphones to Buy in India [March 2022]: Sony WF-1000XM4, Nothing Ear 1 and More

The best Bluetooth earphones in India offer the full gamut of features that you’d expect, including great sound and noise cancellation.

Bluetooth earphones are near ubiquitous accessories in our lives today, rather than being niche tech products that were once deemed expensive and surplus. With time, technologies have also evolved to make the best Bluetooth earphones completely devoid of wires, more affordable and packed with premium features such as active noise cancellation and wireless charging. On that note, here’s a look at five of the best Bluetooth earphones in the mainstream market that you can buy today.

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Features to look for in Bluetooth headphones

There are three key features that the best Bluetooth earphones in the modern market must have, given that you have plenty of options to choose from. For instance:

Audio quality indicators

Given that you will be extensively listening to music with each, there are key audio quality indicators that each come with. Look for the size and type of drivers included in each, the most common of which would be dynamic drivers. However, the best Bluetooth earphones come with customisations to the driver, including bass enhancements, audio quality upscaling and more.

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Noise cancellation

Noise cancellation has become a pretty uniform offering across all of the best Bluetooth earphones. However, the ideal choices that you should look for are those that let you adjust the levels of noise cancellation, select transparent modes for easy conversations, and have apps to control the feature.

Battery life

Even though most true wireless earbuds today come with a charging case that lets you charge your earbuds on the fly, look for options that offer more than 20 hours of battery life. This will make sure that even with extensive usage, your Bluetooth earphones will last for at least half of the work week without needing a top-up.

List of Best Bluetooth Earphones in India

Earphones Price (in Rs)
Sony WF-1000XM4 19,990
OnePlus Buds Pro 9,990
Apple AirPods (3rd gen) 18,500
Nothing Ear 1 5,490
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 11,999

Sony WF-1000XM4

The flagship Sony WF-1000XM4 are widely regarded as among the best overall personal audio products in the mainstream market that users can buy. You get a similar audio experience as Sony’s flagship over-ear headphones, along with 360-degree spatial audio and a custom audio upgrade engine. The overall sound is excellent, and makes for among the best Bluetooth earphones that you can buy today.

Price in India

The earbuds are priced at Rs 19,990.

Availability

The earphones can be purchased today on Amazon India, Headphone Zone and other retailers.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Excellent audio quality, great noise cancellation, good upscaling performance

Cons: Earbud size may be too large for some.

OnePlus Buds Pro

OnePlus Buds Pro

The OnePlus Buds Pro were a surprise package in terms of how good they sounded. Despite the clear emphasis on bass, the OnePlus Buds Pro produce some of the cleanest sound in terms of their audio signature, making them an excellent purchase to make. They also offer three noise cancellation modes, and the case supports wireless charging too.

Price in India

The earbuds are priced at Rs 9,990.

Availability

The OnePlus Buds Pro can be purchased on Amazon India, the official OnePlus store and other sites.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Superb bass performance, great overall fit, good noise cancellation

Cons: Miss out on minor details in audio signature

Apple AirPods (3rd gen)

The 3rd generation of Apple AirPods have improved the fundamental audio performance that Apple’s earphones have on offer. They have brought a high dynamic range amplifier, which in turn offers better audio quality and enhanced details. They also bring the ultra wideband connectivity that make them a seamless offering. The earbuds also come with significantly better battery life than previous versions.

Price in India

The earbuds are priced at Rs 18,500.

Availability

The earphones can be purchased on Apple India, and other retailers as well.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Good audio details, excellent connectivity

Cons: No noise cancellation, fit might be awkward

Nothing Ear (1)

Nothing Ear 1

The Nothing Ear (1) are an interesting first attempt from the Carl Pei-owned brand, particularly in terms of the design. They also offer good audio performance, producing clean audio quality in terms of details, clarity and bass performance as well. They also come with noise cancellation, making them an affordable all-round offering. The wireless charging case, despite being transparent in design, is also sleek and easy to fit in pockets.

Price in India

The earbuds are priced at Rs 5,499.

Availability

The earbuds are available on Flipkart and other online retailers.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Good audio details, unique design, sleek fit

Cons: Not the best audio clarity

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 have combined the best features that Samsung has offered through all of its Galaxy Buds earphones. The latest version of Samsung’s Bluetooth earphones come with significantly better audio balance, clean bass, active noise cancellation and a well balanced overall fit. They also come with a wireless charging case, and easy to use gesture-based controls.

Price in India

The earbuds are priced at Rs 11,999.

Availability

The earbuds can be purchased on Amazon India, Samsung India and other online retailers.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Good overall fit, premium build

Cons: Audio lacks fine details

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