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Buying a suitable earphone at a budget price is quite a tall task. Due to large no of choices you may end up being confused regarding which earphone to choose at the end of the day.
The worst part is that some smartphone manufacturers too have entered the budget earphone market, thereby making choices further complicated. Here is a list of Top 10 Headphones which should consider if you have a tight budget. Apparently most of these headphones are rather cheap and college students can buy them by saving a few bucks from their pocket money every month.
Soundmagic ES18S is one of the best sounding earphones which money can buy under Rs 1,000. Apparently it is better than many an earbuds from reputed players like JBL, Sennheiser. The best part is that the built in mic supports most of the Android headphones available.
Mi Piston 2.1
The Mi Piston 2.1 may be a year old now, but it is still one of the best looking budget earbuds around. With the golden coloured metal encasing, the Mi Piston 2.1 has a premium feel to it. Apparently many would mistake it to cost much higher than it actually does.
Further the sound quality of the earbuds are also excellent. In fact it is at par with the SoundMagic ES18S. The headphones comes with inbuilt mic.
Cowon is a brand which many won't have heard off. However this Korean brand have made a name for itself worldwide thanks to their range of sound equipment.
The Cowon EM1 is clearly a dark horse in the list of top 10 headphones, however the pair of earbuds shines above our expectations. The USP of the Cowon EM1 lies in the flat style ‘tangle-free' cable. Rather it is one of the rare headphone in the budget range that come with flat cables.
House of Marley Smile Jamaica
Bob Marley endorsed headphone brand dubbed the House Marley is famous for making premium ear buds. However they have one decent headphone under 1K mark called the House of Marley Smile Jamaica.
The USP of the House Marley lies in the fact that it comes with a Kevlar Cable and the Wooden Earpieces. The Kevlar coated cable gives the headphones are rugged feel and protects the wires from accidental damage (this is also found in the Mi Piston earbuds).
Philips SHE 1455BK
This is one of the cheapest Philips in-ear headphones which money can buy. The best part is that at a price of around Rs 350 the headphones come in-built mic.
Sennheiser CX 180 Street II
If you don't want to buy earbuds from not so popular, and instead opt for a ‘not so premium' one from a "premium" brand then look no further beyond the CX 180 Street II.
Unlike most budget headphones, the Sennheiser CX180 Street II comes with matte finish polycarbonate ear buds. Sadly, there is no mic inbuilt with these pair of Sennheiser earphones.
Audio Technica ATH-CLR 100BK
Audio Technica is a Japanese brand which is fairly popular among audiophiles. The ATH-CLR 100BK is one of their best budget earbuds around. Made entirely of plastics the earbuds are pretty light and can be worn for long hours.
Creative EP-600M is a super budget in-ear headphone which you may consider if you are too tight on budget. At around Rs 300, this offer the best value for your money.
Mi Piston 3.0
The Mi Piston 3.0 is the renewed version of the Piston 2.1. Unlike the Piston 2.1, the new pair of earbuds comes with a polycarbonate body. Hence it's markedly lighter than its predecessor. The earphones also comes with an improved design language, which makes it easier to wear for long durations.
JBL T150A is the most popular choice among buyers while choosing a budget headphones. No wonder it ranks first in terms of sales in Amazon! Nevertheless there's no doubt that it is good in-ear headphones, however there are better options available.