Mostly premium audio accessories deliver top quality audio experience. However, that's not the only feature that you have to look for when buying earphones. There are plenty of other features like comfort, battery life, and the technology used that comes into the picture.
Well, worry not. We have made a list of the best premium earphones that you can buy. From wired to truly wireless earphones to chic-looking neckbands, we have covered every aspect. Let's take a look.
If you're seeking a bass-heavy pair of earphones, the JBL E25BT should be your top choice. This pair delivers powerful bass along with clear audio. These wireless earphones feature a neckband design, and the braided wire prevent tangling during your runs and walks.
However, the JBL E25BT doesn't have any IP rating — they aren't sweatproof.
Though there's an in-line remote with a mic, there's another weighted compartment as well. That houses the status LED and a neck-clip to attach to your shirts' collar for keeping the earphones in place.
Other than that, these headphones deliver a great audio experience for bassheads at the price. Just remember to keep them shielded from sweat and water.
The OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 features a neckband design. These are lightweight earphones due to which it's incredibly easy to carry them around. Plus, the ends have magnetic tips that you can stick together when not in use. This design removes the hassle of carrying a special charging case.
The Bullets Wireless 2 offers a battery life of 14 hours on moderate volumes. And the best part about it is the Warp Charge 30 - OnePlus' proprietary charging standard. With it, a 10-minute charge gets you approximately 10 hours of playback time.
Also, you get the better Bluetooth range, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0. As far as the sound quality is concerned, it's up to the mark with deep bass. You also get the advantage of aptX HD. All you have to do is make sure that you are wearing the right fit for the right amount of noise isolation.
We have been using the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 since their launch, and can safely say that they work as expected. The battery life is great, and so is the charging time.
Unlike the OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2, the 1MORE Triple Drivers are wired earphones. These earphones come with a three-driver technology which delivers a balanced and detailed audio output. Though these earphones do not have active noise cancellation (ANC), the snug fit of the ear tips manages to keep ambient noises at bay.
The cable is covered in fabric, which makes these earphones tangle-free. However, these earphones are meant for casual listening. You can't take them to the gym or for running since they do not carry any Ingress Protection certification.
When it comes to the audio output, the audio is balanced with every layer being significantly audible, and several user reviews on Amazon have echoed the same.
However, you must store the earphones carefully when you are not using them. There have been some reports of the wires fraying.
Did You Know: 1MORE was the brains behind the Xiaomi Piston 3.0 headphones.
The Jabra Elite 65t offers plenty of compelling features. They carry an IP55 rating (resistant to dust and low-pressure water sprays), have a long battery life, and are fairly durable. Plus, they feature a sound transparency feature called HearThrough, which lets you adjust the degree of ambient noise.
The Jabra Elite 65t is known to produce great audio output with deep and punchy bass. However, the most interesting features are the ones in the companion app. From equalizer settings to adjusting the frequency of HearThrough or selecting from the built-in soundscapes, it lets you do a lot.
These earbuds have physical buttons for track navigation, volume control as well as a multi-functional button. The Elite 65t yields five hours on battery, and the case delivers an additional 10 hours.
The overall feedback regarding the Elite 65t has been good so far.
Another premium earphones worth your money is the Bose's true wireless earphones. Going by the name of Bose SoundSport Free, these are designed for the sports enthusiast in you. The sound quality is remarkable, and they live up to their brand name. Plus, the sound signature is warm with crisp tones. Also, thanks to the mics on the earpieces, phone calls are loud and clear.
Furthermore, Bluetooth 5.0 ensures top-notch connectivity. The SoundSport Free has a battery life of 5 hours, and the charging case can hold an additional 10 hours of charge.
However, the Bose SoundSport Free earphones are a bit chunky and stick out of the ear. Though they remain fixed to the ear (thanks to the StayHear+ ear tips), the bulky design might give your head a slightly goofy look. The buttons on the buds can be a bit stiff initially.
Overall, these are quality earphones that the sports lover in you will love.
Another pair of premium earphones in India are the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless earphones. These offer plenty of features such as touch controls and support for aptX Low Latency. Plus, these are IPX4 certified. The audio quality is top-notch along with decent Noise Isolation.
Another significant feature is Transparent Hearing, which picks up ambient noises and plays them back to you. That makes it helpful if you plan to use these earphones in a crowded environment and still want to stay aware of your surroundings.
However, the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless pair is not discreet. On the contrary, they are a tad bigger, which causes them to stick out from the ear.
However, the battery life leaves a lot to be desired. You'll get a battery life of around 4 hours on continuous usage. On the bright side, you can tweak the sound via the equalizer of the companion app.
The World of Quality Music
These were some of the best premium earphones that you can buy in India. Each comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. However, you are likely to get excellent audio quality, if that is your top priority.