Best Wireless Headphones in India: Sony WH-1000XM4, Apple AirPods Max, Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II, and More

Check out these best premium, mid-range, and affordable headphones in India.

Looking for the best wireless headphones available in India right now? You’ve come to the right place. The market is flooded with wireless headphones from various brands and players. With a plethora of options, it makes it difficult to the best wireless headphones that are suited for you. So, if you are one of those who are confused about which are the popular wireless headphones and what things you need to consider before buying it, then you have come to the right place. In this guide, we have listed the best wireless headphones available in the market right now along with each products’ detailed overview, pros, cons, and availability. We have listed nine wireless headphones and we’ve included both premium and budget headphones. 

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Things To Consider Before Buying Wireless Headphones

There are a few important things that you need to know before buying a new headphones. Firstly, decide what purpose you are planning to get. If it is for office, travel or commute use, make sure you get wireless headphones, which can be folded up and packed in a bag, so that you have to use a lot of space in the backpack. Along with that, make sure the size and cushion padding is good enough for your ear. 

Sound quality is another important aspect and if you are someone who plans to listen to Hi-Res audio via headphones, make sure the product you are buying supports the same. Usually, most headphones support SBC and AAC codes. Other codes like LDAC and H–Res codecs support are usually found on high-end headphones only. 

Control and connectivity features are very crucial. This is an important aspect, especially for those who want to use their phone less while wearing headphones. Make sure you check for music and call controls on the headphone before buying. Multiple device support will be the icing on the cake for those who want to seamlessly connect with two devices. 

Lastly, for all air travellers, having a solid battery life is a must. Most headphones these days offer impressive battery life and having a wired input in case of a dead battery on the phone can be another advantage. 

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Best Wireless Headphones in India

  1. Sony WH-1000XM4 
  2. Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II
  3. Sony WH-XB910N 
  4. Apple AirPods Max 
  5. Sennheiser HD 450SE 
  6. Jabra Elite 45h 
  7. Skullcandy Crusher 
  8. JBL Tune 760NC 
  9. boAt Rockerz 550

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Sony WH-1000XM4

The Sony WH-1000XM are the best headphones available in the market right now. The star of the show here is the active noise cancellation feature, which is one of the best in terms of cancelling the outside noise. They get most things right although they are just an incremental upgrade over the last-gen headphones. They are very comfortable to wear and they do offer a very enjoyable and great sound quality. Features like multi-device pairing, DSEE Extreme upscaling, and wear detection are icing on the cake here. 

These headphones are powered by a 40mm driver and support Sony’s LDAC codec along with SBC and AAC. On a single charge, these headphones are rated to last up to 30 hours and they come with a USB-C port for charging there is also  3.5mm aux support. 

Price in India

The Sony WH-1000XM wireless noise cancellation headphones are priced at Rs 26,990.

Availability

They’re available on Amazon, Croma, Reliance Digital, and Sony stores across India. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Excellent sound and ANC Minor  upgrade from the predecessor
Good battery life

 

Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II

These Bose headphones are true rivals to the WH-1000XMs. Like Sony, these are also popular with frequent flyers. They come with great active noise cancellation, excellent fit, and a pretty balanced audio profile. There is also a dedicated Google Assistant button on the device, which can help you get done things in a snap without having to take out your phone. On a single charge, you get 20 hours of battery life and a quick 15-minute charge gives you another 2.5 hours. However, they’re packed with Bluetooth 4.1, which feels quite outdated in 2022, though there won’t be any connectivity issues. At the end of the day, the  QC 35 II offers great ANC, good audio, and decent battery life. 

Price in India

The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II is priced at Rs 21,999. 

Availability

They are available on Amazon in Black and Silver colour options. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Excellent ANC Micro USB charging
Comfortable to wear Bluetooth v4.1

Sony WH-XB910N Sony WH-XB910N

Sony is very popular when it comes to noise cancellation wireless headphones and so, we have included another pair of headphones, which is cheaper than the flagship WH-1000XM. These headphones are powered by a 40mm driver with support for LDAC. They offer extra bass, which most people usually prefer. The sound signature here will be warm as the focus is clearly on the bass with WH-XB910N. 

Further, they also feature Sony’s Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE),  which uses software to upscale the audio that users are streaming through their smartphones. The headphones offer 30 hours of music playback time. 

Price in India

The Sony WH-XB910N extra bass noise cancellation headphones cost Rs 14,990. 

Availability

They’re available on Amazon, Croma, Reliance Digital, and Sony stores across India. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Comfortable fit Bass-heavy might not be for all
Good battery life

 

Apple AirPods Max

The most premium one on our list, the Apple AirPods Max launched last year comes with an excellent sound signature, very good noise cancellation, and a great set of features. However, they cost twice as much as the Sony or Bose headphones in India. In terms of sound quality, they can be compared with the Sony WH-1000XM4 as they also offer impressive soundstage and impressive noise cancellation. 

Further, the large flat earcups help users to get a purport fit. There is a mesh style headband, which most might not like, but they are comfortable. They are powered by Apple H1 chip and offer a bunch of features for Apple devices and services only including Hi-Res playback. Also, they miss out on 3.5mm input. Lastly, they offer up to 20 hours of battery life on one charge. These are top quality with excellent ANC, transparency mode, and top it all, great sound signature. 

Price in India

The Apple AirPods Max costs Rs 49,999 in India. 

Availability

You can purchase the Apple AirPods Max on Amazon, Apple.com, and Apple stores across India. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Great audio experience Expensive
Good set of features No 3.5mm aux

 

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Sennheiser HD 450SE

Sennheiser is a popular name in the audio industry and in 2022, the brand unveiled the Sennheiser HD 450SE, which are a special edition of Sennheiser HD 450BT, another popular headphone. These come with a dedicated voice assistant button and they’re capable of delivering up to 30 hours of battery on a single charge. They can be folded and packed in a bag, making them easy to carry around. 

Further, these wireless headphones offer support for AAC, aptX, aptX low latency, HSP, HFP, AVRCP, and A2DP codecs. They are powered by a 32mm dynamic driver setup and they also offer active noise cancellation. The ANC is decent here given the aggressive pricing. In terms of sound quality, they do sound well for a pair of headphones costing less than Rs 10,000. 

Price in India

The Sennheiser HD 450 SE are priced at Rs 9,999.

Availability

They are available for purchase on Amazon. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Type-C charging Not the best build
Decent sound and ANC

 

Jabra Elite 45h

Another affordable pair of headphones and this time, we have one from Jabra. A very popular headphone under Rs 10,000 in India, the Jabra Elite 45h offers a good build and they’re convenient to wear for longer durations. The 40mm drivers offer balanced sound and an incredible 50-hour battery life on a single charge. You can get them for battery life and good music experience, but avoid the Elite 45h if you want to use them for calls. This is recommended for those who hate to charge headphones frequently and need a pair of headphones with long-lasting battery life. However, these are not great for calls. 

Price in India

The Jabra Elite 45h are priced at Rs 8,999. 

Availability

They’re available on Amazon. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Great Build Not good for calls
Impressive battery life

Skullcandy Crusher

Yet another affordable wireless headphones from Skullcandy, the Crusher are very comfortable headphones that are best suited for people who prefer bass. They come with up to 40 hours of battery life and there is also an integrated microphone. The standout feature of this headphone is stereo haptic bass transmits 一 you can feel to each ear independently for true left and right variable bass. You also get the usual buttons on the headphones. This is made for bass lovers and you must pick this if that’s your priority. 

Price in India

These headphones are priced at Rs 8,499. 

Availability

The Skullcandy Crusher are available for purchase on Amazon and Flipkart. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Affordable price Micro USB charging
Good bass

 

JBL Tune 760NC

The JBL Tune 760NC are widely popular headphones on Amazon featuring active noise cancellation, an impressive 50-hour battery life, and dual pair support. With the dual connection features, you can effortlessly switch from one Bluetooth device to another. On the inside, there is a 40mm driver and it also offers ANC. A quick 5-minute charge offers 2 hours of playback and a full charge takes about 2 hours. They do sound pretty well and the ANC also works pretty well here, overall for under Rs 7,000, this is a great value package.

Price in India

These are affordable headphones priced at Rs 6,699. 

Availability

You can buy them on Amazon. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Dual device connection Not the best ANC
Great battery life

 

Boat Rockerz 550 Boat Rockerz 550 

An affordable option for those who don’t have a big budget, the Boat Rockerz 550 is the one we recommend from the house of Boat. The Rockerz 550 comes with a 50mm dynamic driver setup and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. In terms of battery life, these headphones last up to 20 hours on a single charge and a full charge takes about 150 minutes. The headphones also come with integrated controls like volume controls and there is also an AUX port for wired connection. As with other Boat products, bass is key here. 

Price in India

The Boat Rockerz 550 headphones are priced at Rs 1,999 in India. 

Availability

They are available on Amazon and Boat e-shop. 

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Lightweight design No clarity in high volume
Good audio quality

 

 

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