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13 Best Earphones Under 500 in India (Feb 2021)

A good budget earphone should have decent build quality , after sales service and great sound. With advanced audio tech nowadays , you can get a worthy earphone even at low price. I have tested a lot of earphones in past , the JBL and Lumiford have stood out of competition.

Below are the best options that the users can consider who have a budget of around Rs. 500. We update this list very month to add new releases and better options.

Best Earphone Under Rs 500 in India

According to me , JBL > Boat > Infinity > Mi > Realme > Philips > Ptron > Evidson > Sound One. It will also depend on the model your choosing , my choice would be JBL for 500 budget.

 1. JBL C50HI in-Ear Headphones 

with Mic ,  Plastic looks , Thin Wire , Crisp Sound , 8.6mm dynamic driver

These JBL C50HI are relatively new in market and we have picked them as number one in our list. JBL has done a great job in providing a decent quality earphone for this budget price. I have already bought this earphone and listening song on it right now while writing this.

  • Getting JBL brand earphones for this price is totally worth it.
  • Well balanced sound with good bass.
  • Crystal clear vocals , no distortion anywhere.
  • Built in mic for calls
  • Over all build quality is good.

I find the JBL signature sound totally worth , it crisp and clear. I love the background music and clear rhythm of beats. The wire connecting earpiece is a bit thin , so handle them with care or they might not last too long. It has L-shaped 3.5 mm jack , so no problem there.

Soft eartips , comfortable to wear , adequate long wire , crystal clear sound and good bass.

Overall highly recommended!

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2. LUMIFORD Ultimate U20

With Mic ,  Solid body , Thick Wire , Can tangle , 10mm  dynamic driver , Angled jack

I have been testing these LUMIFORD Ultimate U20 for the past few days and I like these for the built quality and decent sound. The wires are quite thick as compared to most others options in this list , which makes them sturdy and last longer. They do tangle though sometimes.

These are comfortable to wear , with soft eartips and the package comes with 2 extra pair of eartips to make sure that you get the right size for your ears.

Coming to the sound quality , very comparable to Sony, JBL level and are decent enough with a clear sound. The vocals are crisp , beats feel like your sitting in a car with heavy woofers. These are bass driven and sound doesn’t distort even at the highest levels.

Built quality is better than JBL pick above due to the thick wire on these. It has an angled jack similar to the Infinity (JBL) Zip 100 and didn’t have any problems working with my smartphone or Syba DAC.

Lumiford offers a 6 month warranty on these , the strong point of these are their good built quality and decent sound for under 500 price range.

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Also Read : Best Earphones Under 1000

3. boAt BassHeads 152

with Mic , Metallic , Angled jack , 10mm Drivers , Tested by me

boAt BassHeads 152 review

I have been using these boAt BassHeads 152 from 3-4 months and so far they have been working great. No issues faced , all work and music going well with these. Read Full Review

  • Braided cable , not much tangling or wear tear.
  • Which makes earphones long lasting.
  • Mic works well , picks up sounds.
  • No problem in talking on long calls in night , playing PUBG or zoom calls on laptop.
  • These are loud enough , 2nd highest level is enough.
  • Metallic finish , angled jack. Bass is enough.

They were good while they lasted , in the end the thin wire connecting earpieces worn out due to wear and tear. But that was due to my rough handling , if you guys take good care of them then they will surely last a lot longer. Boat should make all the cable braided to make them more durable. But talking about sound , comfort these are great. No complaints in built quality too , as this is the only model offering braided cable option.

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4. Infinity (JBL) Zip 100 

With Mic , 9mm Dynamic Driver , Angled Jack

Infinty is a new brand by Harman audio , the company which makes JBL , AKG and Harman Kardon. So we do have high expectations from these earphones. For a price this low , this is definitely worth trying. But I won’t recommend these over our JBL pick on 1st , it just the listening experience doesn’t feel as smooth as JBL C50HI.

  • These earphones offer deep bass.
  • One great feature is voice recognition (Google Now/Siri )
  • 9 mm dynamic drivers.
  • The cable is 1.2 m long , flat and does not tangle easily.
  • Earbuds are soft , as they have specially mentioned.

As you can see the cable is totally flat , which is better than a round thin cable. The 3.5 mm jack feels a bit thick and more sturdy. The voice is crisp , vocals are crystal clear. I find the sound similar to JBL one above.

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5. Mi Earphones Basic

With Mic , Powerful 10mm drivers , Metal Casing

Mi Earphones Basic with Mic

Great built quality with the Aluminium casing and soft eartips. These are one of the lightest and most comfortable picks in the list.

  • If your using a Mi phone then this is the best compatible budget earphone for you.
  • Perfect sound with good noise cancellation.
  • For this price range this is the king.
  • Aluminum alloy built and powerful 10 mm drivers.
  • Comes with tangle free cable.
  • 6 months warranty

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6. Realme Earbuds

with Mic , 11 mm audio driver , Good Built Design

I like their looks. Realme is brand that has become quite popular and has built good trust. Good to see more competition in earphone market and decent product by Realme.

  • 11 mm audio drivers , which is 1 mm more than others. So you expect slightly more bass.
  • Built in magnet on both earphone casing ends to avoid tangle and carry easily.
  • 3 button remote control.
  • 45 degree bend for a snug wear.

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Realme buds 1 was a decent offering that failed to compete against the Mi earbuds last year. They were not bad but they didn’t offer anything over the Mi earbuds and had worse sound quality. Realme Buds 2 at 599 came out to fix that and I think it accomplishes that. It being out of stock so often might speak to that.

Realme Buds 2 Review


7. Realme Buds Classic

Simplistic Design , Comfortable only if they fit you well

Realme Buds Classic earphones are for those , who don’t like those rubber eartips and want something simple like this with good music and built quality.

These have large  14.2mm sound drivers , which results in a nice heavy bass. Plus I like the looks of these earphones , the glossy finish. The only issue is that as they come in one size with not rubber eartips , so if they don’t fit your ears well or make you feel uncomfortable , then it can be a issue. However the brands make a very ergonomic design which fits most ears , so don’t worry too much about it.

Also Read : Best Over-Ear Headphones Under 2000

It has an inbuilt microphone for calls , tangle free cable design and a budget price suitable for most. Definitely worth considering.

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8. Xiaomi Redmi Hi-Resolution Audio Wired Headphone with Mic 

(Not Recommended)

I don’t like these , you might but certainly these are not for me. I ordered these to test them out as they were quite popular on Amazon. The problem is that they aren’t design ergonomically like the most other earphone in list.

These are designed flat , the earphone casing is not bent to fit easily but flat like the one you got in older models years ago. After using them for a few hours , I did experience a bit of pain in ears. Being flat , they tend to fall easily out of ears.

Now talking about the good things , these did have attractive colors and thick wires , that is something other earphone makers like JBL & Sony can learn from. Make your wires thick to make them less prone to wear and tear. They are quite attractive , especially the red one. On zoom and skype calls they are easily noticed , you might get a complement or two.

But just due to lacking in design factor , I wouldn’t go for these but the upper mi dual driver model which we have mentioned in our 1k best earphones list. However , these are quite cheap , if you plan to use only for a very limited time per day then you can consider these maybe.

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9. Evidson Vibe

with Mic , 8.2 mm driver

These are lightweight and comfortable , with quality sound. Equipped with custom tuned dynamic driver for 2X Bass, higher SPL, balanced Treble & clear Vocals.
  • Glossy black colour theme and simplistic but cool design.
  • Made in India and tuned for bass like we Indians love the beats.
  • Flat cable to avoid tangling.
  • Made of plastic but do feel ab bit premium.

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10. Sound One 616

With Mic , Dynamic 10mm drivers

Sound One 616 in Ear Earphones with Mic
These are the earphones that I used in red color. I have used these too for a while , they were quite alright. Read full review Sound one 616
  • Very lightweight and comfortable on ears. Fits well.
  • Shaped like eardrums.
  • Good powerful sound enabled by strong 10 mm drivers.
  • Stylish and simplistic look.
  • Inbuilt mic for voice calls.
  • 6 months warranty.

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11. SoundMagic ES11S 

With Mic

SoundMagic ES11S Headset (Black/Red)
SoundMagic ES11S Headset (Black/Red)
Good sound signature by Soundmagic , a quite underrated brand which has some really great products.
  • Comes with an in-line microphone for making and receiving calls and a button to manage the controls.
  • The design of this headphone is different from all the above-mentioned headphones and is appealing too.
  • With its rugged construction and comfortable fit, the ES11S is perfect for wearing while exercising. Adding to the comfort are the ear tips of the headphone that come in three sizes.

Coming to the audio quality, the out is well balanced and the user gets to hear every detail of the music clearly.

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12. Ant Audio W56 

With Mic , 10mm Sound Driver , Balanced Bass

Ant Audio W56 Wired Metal in Ear Stereo Bass Headphone
Great packaging by Ant , these earphones come in a metal box.
  • If you want bass , then these are for you.
  • 45° Curvature for perfect fitting.
  • If you are looking for something for vocal/treble , then these are not for you.
  • Noise cancelling is strong , so you won’t hear much background noises.
  • Great for playing Pubg.
  • 1 Year Warranty

Best Buy : Amazon


13. Sennheiser MX 170 

No Mic , Minimalistic Design , No Rubber Eartips

Sennheiser MX 170 Earphone
Sennheiser MX 170 Earphone
The budget-conscious buyers will find this pair appropriate for catering all their needs.

The ergonomic design of the earphones makes it a comfortable fit and the included cushioned tip covers add to the comfort.

The earphone has an unmatched audio quality in its price range and it also has good bass response.

it also eliminates the background noise quite effectively and is very durable.

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Other Competition

BoAt BassHeads 225 Special Edition 

With Mic , 10mm drivers , Flat Cable

BoAt BassHeads 225 Special Edition In-Ear Headphones with Mic
This one has a tangle free flat cable , the earphone casing size is big so it might get a bit uncomfortable for long use. Especially during watching movies in bed.
  • Premium Metal Built
  • Good sound quality and avaerage bass
  • Moderate noise isolation
  • Budget friendly
  • A bit bulky design.

Check Latest Price : Amazon



PTron Magg

With Mic , Low Price

PTron Magg Headphone
  • Overall a decent offer for the price , these are one of the cheapest earphone in the whole list.
  • Sound is clear , Ptron has really done a great job 10 mm drivers and metal housing.
  • You can turn on the sound to the loudest and it won’t distort.
  • Built quality is robust , although eartips can be better and softer.
  • 12 months warranty.

Check Price : Amazon


Philips SHQ1200 

No Mic , For Sports , Anti Slip Design

Philips SHQ1200 Action Fit Sports In-Ear Headphone
Philips SHQ1200 Action Fit Sports In-Ear Headphone
  • This is the best headphone in this range.
  • it is the anti-slip design that keeps the earphone from slipping from your ears.
  • Reinforced cable with Kevlar coating for added strength.
  • Sweat resistant and rain proof , great for using during workout sessions.
  • Audio is crystal clear. This ultra-lightweight headphone is very comfortable to wear and offers earbuds in three sizes.

Check Latest Price : Amazon


1. JBL C50HIBest Pick ( Built & Bass )
2. LUMIFORD Ultimate U202nd Best Built + Sound
3. boAt BassHeads 1523nd Best Pick
4. Infinity (JBL) Zip 100 4rd Best Pick
5. Mi Earphones BasicMetal Casing
6. Realme EarbudsGreat Design
7. Realme Buds ClassicNo Rubber Eartips
8. Evidson VibeTangle Free
9. Sound One 616Good Bass
10. SoundMagic ES11S Bass Oriented
11. Ant Audio W56 Metal Box
12. Sennheiser MX 170 Minimalistic Design

Please do comment below to add your suggestions and feedback.

Thanks.

Shubham Garg (Editor Shubz.in) is an engineer with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering from AKTU, Uttar Pradesh. Being a mechanical engineer he has always loved to learn the inner working of various machines and consumer electronics. He regularly tests various audio, home appliances, and daily use products, to provide the best advice to readers. He is a wizard that can make your shopping easy, saving you time and stress of figuring out what to buy.

58 Comments
  1. thanx for the amazing article sir…

  2. second one is the best

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  5. i found a article that list earphones under Rs.1000

  6. Loved it, A very informative article on earphones.

    I have also written an article about earphones under Rs. 500

  7. Which one should I buy boat bass head 225 or ant audio w56
    I am stuck in between those,I thick one poor placment in ear and one has poor gurentee

  8. Which earphone should i buy mi basic or ant audio w56

  9. It’s a valueable blog for earphones. Thanks for sharing useful information.

  10. Before i ready your article i’m little bit confused to buy headset under 500 after read your article i’m clear . Thank you so much.

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  12. The products and articles shared are just great.
    I would also like to share and suggest one of the best product, which should be a part of this list, i.e. Noise YR1 Wired Earphones, which have amazing sound and great bass quality, with all-day comfort, tangled free cable and inbuilt with mic.

  13. nice article read also top 5 best earphones under 500

  14. Which is the best earphone for gaming in this list please tell me soon

  15. Bro you have great list of headphones

  16. what about boat basshead 100

  17. how do you find the list of earphones? if you use any website or any page can u please share with us?

  18. Is Mi earphone worth buying?

  19. Reply
    Ramesh Chandra Murmu June 1, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I want buy earphone under 500 so suggest me earphone

  20. Nice article boss. The details given are so to the point and will definitely help a person who is looking to buy an earphone in this price range. I also write articles. I recently started writing. You are my inspiration, thanks for writing so wonderful articles brother.

  21. Boat 100 kaise h ?

  22. Bro you can also add HP In ear 100 earphones they are the best in their price

  23. What about Boult audio

  24. Excellent post. Thanks for providing a nice article.

  25. Bro tell me fast which one i should opt for- boult bassbuds stromx, boat basshead 152,infinity zip 20.

  26. Which Headphones should I choose b/w them all
    .
    Please reply as soon as possible

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