Edited by Piyush, Reviewed by Shashank

If you are into online streaming, music and podcasts, an earphone is probably the only thing you need after your mobile phone. But, have you been using the old school wired earphones even now?

Well, it's time for you to upgrade to a better and hassle-free audio experience. Gone are the days when you had to sit back and detangle the wired earphones before watching your favorite web series.

Bluetooth earphones are everyone`s new favorite and rightly so. They have several advantages over the wired earphones.

To begin with, since they are wireless you do not need to worry about the wires getting tangled and wasting minutes before you actually sit down to listen to music or watch a movie.

Even the sound quality is far better and you get an immersive experience while gaming, watching movies or listening to music and podcasts.

Bluetooth Earphone

The distractive surrounding noises are cancelled and all you have is an uninterrupted amazing audio quality. With the new Bluetooth 5.0 in town, the connection is better and stable. You do not have to carry your mobile phone all around the house while listening to music.

These Bluetooth earphones are great for people who work out in their homes, because obviously not everyone is ready to take the risk of going to gyms yet, and dancers who cannot miss their dance practice. 

Moreover, you must be aware of the fact that the newer models of mobile phones do not come with an earphone anymore so why not invest your money in one of the best quality earphones at once?

With hundreds of options available in the market we understand, it gets overwhelming and you cannot decide what to buy and where not to waste your time. That is precisely why we have curated a list of ten best earphones that too under the budget of 1000.

In this article, we bring you not only the options that you can consider for Bluetooth earphones but also their features, specifications, pros and cons so that you can choose what best suits your needs and then decide accordingly.

We Highly recommend you to read the Bluetooth Earphones Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about the latest bluetooth earphones technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 10 Best Bluetooth Earphones Under 1000 in India.

Top 10 Best Bluetooth Earphones Under 1000 in India

Although my favorite among all is Techfire HBS 730 Wireless Neckband Bluetooth Earphone but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

 1. Techfire HBS 730

Techfire HBS 730

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 4.1
  • Dimensions: 20.2 x 17.1 x 2.4 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-Ear
  • Weight: 40 g
  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • Colour: Black

Under the budget of 1000 rupees, we have some amazing options for you, the first one being,  Techfire HBS Wireless headphone.

The very first feature that we have to talk about is its noise cancellation capability which means you can use it whenever and wherever you want without letting the outside world affect you. 

The hands-free headphone has a flexible and lightweight neckband along with a magnetic closure to help you run, dance or exercise without having to worry.

Are you afraid of missing an important call when your phone isn’t around? Well, this headphone has got you covered. 

This comes with an alarm system that alerts you whenever you get a call. 

Adorned with Bluetooth 4.0 technology, this connects with your mobile phone  in the blink of an eye and in no time, you are ready to lose all that fat while listening to your favorite playlist. With some of the cheap earphones, you might have this problem that the earbuds do not fit properly or fall off now and then but with this one, you will not have to face such situations again.

The battery is also quite impressive since it comes with a standby time of up to 300 hours and can have a capacity of 180 mh which once fully charged can last for straight 8 hours.

With  quick charging technology that charges completely within 2 hours, we think you have got your pick in our first suggestion and you do not have to waste any more time. If we had to sum it all up in just one line, we would say, it is one of the best Bluetooth earphones that has all the above-mentioned specifications, is of good quality and is priced so aptly.

Pros

  • Noise cancellation works quite well.
  • Amazing sound quality.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry in small pockets too.
  • Comfortable to wear.
  • Cost-efficient.

Cons

  • The call alert system keeps vibrating even when the call has been picked.
  • Not useful for activities like boxing or any other such sports.
  • It takes a lot of time to charge.
  • The buttons on it stop working after a few usages.
  • The mic quality isn't the best one.

 2. WeCool Moonwalk M1 TWS

WeCool Moonwalk M1 TWS

Specifications

  • Bluetooth type: Version 5.0
  • Dimensions: 4.80 x 4.80 x 3.00 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-ear earbuds
  • Weight: 35 g
  • Compatible devices: Android phones, iPhone and laptop.
  • Made In: China

The WeCool Moonwalk wireless earbuds have a very sleek and stylish design to it. When you are using it, no one could say these are priced under 1000

These true wireless stereo earbuds (TWS) come with Bluetooth version 5.0 that makes the connectivity to your mobile phone even better and stable. 

The connection is effortless, quick and has a range of 10 meters. The earbuds have buttons on them which help you to pause, play, answer a call or reject it, change songs etc. 

You also get a digital display charging case that alerts you about the charge and indicates the battery percentage.

The battery  is quite powerful since you can use it for 4 hours straight without any disturbance and then charge it with the help of the case, not once but 2-3 times. 

The digital display case has a battery power of 350 mAH and each of the earbuds come with 50 mAH battery. Some of the very interesting features of the WeCool TWS are automatic pairing, noise isolation, voice assistant support, 120 hours standby time, microphone, auto on and off technology etc.

While the earbuds are a little on the expensive side you would expect more than just these features and we know exactly what you expect. It also comes with a one year brand warranty

To be able to take the advantage of this warranty period, the customer is required to register their purchase on the official website of the WeCool brand and whenever you face any difficulty you can very easily avail this benefit.

Pros

  • The user can also use just one earbud at a time.
  • It can be charged with the case as well.
  • Control buttons are available.
  • Supports voice assistant.
  • Extremely lightweight and sweat-proof with IPX5 rating. 

Cons

  • The battery power of the earbuds is less and they need to be charged several times a day.
  • The bass and audio quality is pretty average.
  • The build quality of the case isn’t good.
  • The microphone can stop working sometimes.
  • The earbuds tend to get heated while charging.

 3. Zebronics Zeb-Symphony

Zebronics Zeb-Symphony

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0
  • Dimensions: 3 x 15.8 x 20.2 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-ear with a neckband
  • Weight: 120 g
  • Playback Time: 13 hours
  • Standby Time: 15 days

For the price that you are paying for the Zebronics Zeb- Symphony earphones, you would expect to have a very average and entry-level earphone delivered to you.

But, let us put this aside, this is not an average output earphone, it is more than that.

There are various features and we will be discussing all of them right here. To begin with, the audio quality is good and the audio is crisp and clear

If you are one of those who like to listen to music on high volume, you need not look any further because you have got the right pick for yourself. 

Pros

  • Long battery life.
  • Easy to control and operate.
  • Good sound quality.
  • Deep bass sound.
  • Dual pairing.

Cons

  • No sound cancellation technology.
  • Build quality isn’t the best.
  • Bluetooth connectivity is lost every 10-15 minutes.
  • Dual pairing isn’t smooth.

 4. pTron Bass buds Lite V2

pTron Bass buds Lite V2

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.80 x 2.60 x 6.10 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-ear with a charging case
  • Weight: 45 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Country of Origin: China

The pTron earbuds are truly wireless with the Bluetooth version 5.0 to give you effortless connectivity to a larger distance. 

Forget about the mobile phone and different notifications popping, all you need is yourself and your music.

The 5.0 Bluetooth doesn’t just allow fast and powerful pairing but also consumes less power, supports stereo calling and makes for an amazing sound experience.

The TWS has been designed in such a way to provide deep bass, clean, crisp and immersive sound quality

It is compatible with not just  mobile phone but various other devices such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, tablets and android smartphone.

You can make use of either of the earbuds at a time and you do not always have to use them together to make calls or listen to music. 

This means that you can also share the same audio with your friends and enjoy. With a standby time of about 100 hours, it comes with great power back-up as well. It takes only 90 minutes to get charged completely and you can use it for straight 6 hours. 

However, calling consumes more battery but still, it will last you for 5 hours. Worried about running out of charge in the middle of the day? Don't  worry. Just carry the case around and you can charge it for another two to three times and you would not need to charge it for another whole day.

Voice support, one- year manufacture warranty, 400 mAH charging case, standard matte black colour has to be one of the best characteristic combinations of a Bluetooth earphone and you should not miss out on this experience for sure. 

Pros

  • Good audio quality.
  • Amazing call quality as well.
  • High bass quality.
  • Smooth Bluetooth pairing.
  • The earbuds fit perfectly and thus you can use it while riding, cycling, exercising as well.

Cons

  • Build quality isn’t good.
  • The lid of the case doesn’t close properly.
  • One of the earbuds tends to have some problem or the other.
  • Battery backup could have been better.

 5. Infinizy Mototive Mini S530

Infinizy Mototive Mini S530

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 4.0
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-Ear
  • Weight: 500 g
  • Compatible with: Smartphones and Tablets
  • Material Used: Plastic and metal

Looking for an affordable Bluetooth earphone? We have the most comfortable and hassle-free option for you. The Infinity Mototive Mini comes with Bluetooth Version 4.0 and gives you the independence and free movement you are looking for. You no longer need to worry about the wires tangling or coming in your way while you have to do small little tasks and listen to music at the same time.

When you buy these earphones, you do not need to invest your money in buying another Bluetooth device for calling since it comes with good quality microphones and gives you the advantage of hands-free calling while driving, riding or working out.

 Have not just one but two smartphones? Not a problem, you can simultaneously connect it with both the smartphones when you do not want to disconnect the Bluetooth on one of the devices.

If you have been thinking to carry it around with you all day you can very easily do so since it comes with a low energy consumption technology that does not use much of the battery and avoids the hassle of  running around for a charging point now and then.

The battery type is a 50 mAh lithium battery providing you with enough power.  Compatible with most of the new technology smartphones and even tablets this pair of Bluetooth headset is a true value for money. There are a few more features of the headset which we will be discussing in the next section. Keep scrolling to know more about it.

Pros

  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Comfortable to wear even for a long duration.
  • Bluetooth connectivity is quick and effortless.
  • Good sound quality.
  • Value for money.

Cons

  • Less standby time.
  • Less battery backup.
  • The charge will not last you for a long time.
  • Charging cable doesn’t work a lot of times.

 6. Boult Audio Air Bass Monopod

Boult Audio Air Bass Monopod

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 4.2
  • Range of the earphone: 10 metres
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Play Time: Up to 6 hours
  • Standby Time: 48 hours
  • Dimensions: 9.00 x 9.00 x 3.00 cm
  • Weight: 52 grams
  • Colour: Black

Boult has a lot of different varieties available when it comes to Bluetooth earphones but the one that we are talking about is the Boult Audio Air Bass Monopod which has some amazing reviews and ratings on the online shopping website, Amazon.

With a Bluetooth headset, the first thing you want is good audio quality and the same is with Boult audio air bass monopods

The audio comes with an HD high-resolution technology. You also need not worry about the outside noise interrupting your music since it comes with a passive noise cancellation technology. 

Now, since it comes with a microphone you can also talk and you do not need to search for your phone.

It is sweat and water resistant due to the Nano coating which protects the earphones.

Once you charge it completely, you can use it for the next six hours straight without worrying about the battery abruptly running out. If in standby mode, the battery will last you for complete 24 hours. So, the battery backup is quite well when it comes to the price you are paying for the monopod along with other specifications.

Addicted to new music, an artist or a playlist? Yeah, we know you want to tune in to the same songs all days while working out, reading, cooking or even driving. With the Boult audio monopods, you get a flexible, secure and yet comfortable fit so that you can use it all along the day without worrying about it falling off or losing it.

Access the virtual assistant Siri or Google Assistant, connect the monopod with your smartphones effortlessly, use  for straight 6 hours without any interruption and so much more with the Boult Audio Air Bass Monopods.

Pros

  • Enough battery backup.
  • Bluetooth connection smooth and effortless.
  • Fits perfectly and comfortable to wear.
  • Good audio quality.
  • Has amazing looks as well.

Cons

  • The microphone is not of very good quality.
  • Noise cancellation is not good.
  • The designing is such that it does not fit everyone correctly.
  • It does not come with a case to store. 

 7. U&i Titanic Series

U&i Titanic Series

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 17.4 x 13.6 x 2.5 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-ear with a neckband
  • Weight: 20 grams
  • Bluetooth range: 10 metres
  • Battery Capacity: 135 mAH
  • Play Time: 10 hours
  • Colour: Black

Even in Bluetooth headphones, one has a lot of options to choose from: in-ear earbuds, in-ear earphones with a neckband, on-ear etc.

While we have already discussed the first two, the next one from our list of best Bluetooth earphones under 1000 is also an in-ear earphone with a neckband.

We have to say, Bluetooth earphones with neckbands have certain advantages over others such as better looks, comfortable to wear and you do not need to carry an additional case to store the earbuds.

So, if these benefits are what you have expected from an earphone, check this one out and you will find yourself checking out of the cart soon enough.

To begin with, this earphone comes with earbuds that fit comfortably and you can use it for hours straight up without wanting to take it off. 

The neckband is flexible, comfortable and lightweight such that you won't even feel like you have an earphone with yourself.  It comes with a magnetic attraction to keep it secure when you are not using it and tend to forget due to the lightweight.

You can also attend calls with this earphone since it comes with a good enough microphone. The calls can be attended or rejected with just a click of a button and you can even connect it with two devices at a time.

Thinking about the volume and power controls? The buttons are very aptly placed on the neckband so that it is easy for you to operate and you do not have to reach a certain point to attend and reject calls or change tracks. You get a volume down and previous track button, a power on/off button and a volume up and next song button for controls.

Pros

  • Easy to operate with helpful instructions.
  • Automatic pairing mode.
  • Comfortable for different activities like skating cycling etc.
  • Sleek and flexible design.
  • Lightweight and good build quality.

Cons

  • The sound quality gets annoying at a higher volume.
  • Not enough battery backup.
  • The microphone doesn't give clarity of voice during calls.
  • The power doesn’t last long.

 8. Syl Plus Lvl U

Syl Plus Lvl U

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 4.1
  • Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 5 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-ear earphones with a neckband
  • Weight: 250 grams
  • Compatible Devices: Both Android and iOS smartphones
  • Colour: Blue

The next one in our list is the Syl Plus Lvl U Bluetooth Wireless earphone which is quite different from the usual neckband in-ear earphones. The neckband is in U shape which makes it unique and gives it a series of advantages over other neckband earphones in the market.

The earbuds magnetically clasp together securing from any damage and avoid any clutter when you forget it at a desk or table. Moreover, the neckband has been designed with a flexible urethane joint that fits perfectly around the neck and looks as if you have a high-end Bluetooth earphone around your neck.

The headset comes with a large 12-millimetre speaker that is responsible for clear, crisp and good quality audio. You can use  the microphone for attending calls and if you have been worrying about the surrounding noise disturbing and interrupting your calls then you need not worry. 

It comes with a dual-microphone noise reduction and echo cancellation that won`t let the other person figure out whether you are using a Bluetooth hands-free calling or using the mobile phone itself. This technology helps in better hands-free calling.

One of the characteristic feature that makes it no less than other high-end Bluetooth headsets in the market is that you can control the setting of it through an app that can be easily downloaded on your phone. 

We are sure that you have seen this feature on the more expensive earphones but you get to use this feature with an earphone under the budget of 1000. With a Bluetooth version 4.1, you can very easily pair it with your smartphones and get your work done while listening to your most loved playlist and artists.

Pros

  • Easy to operate.
  • Good audio quality.
  • Looks good when worn.
  • Comfortable U-shaped neckband.
  • Hybrid earbuds make the fit and comfort better.

Cons

  • Build quality isn’t the best.
  • The looks and design are the copy of original Samsung earphones.

 9. Clavier Blaze

Clavier Blaze

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0
  • Dimensions: 12 x 3 x 10 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-Ear
  • Weight: 36 grams
  • Microphone: Noise-cancelling
  • Average Battery Life: 20 hours

The type of earphone you want to buy depends largely upon your style and if you are more into sporty and trendy stuff, we have the perfect Bluetooth earphone for you under the budget of 1000.

But, if you prefer more sleek and slim designs we have other options as well which we have talked about in the previous sections. The Clavier Blaze Bluetooth earphone belongs to the former category and there is more to it.

To begin with, it looks extremely trendy and sporty. You will not find good quality sporty Bluetooth earphones under the budget of 1000 but this is it. The specifications of this one are pretty great considering the price point.

To connect with your smartphones, you have the latest 5.0 Bluetooth version and the CSR 8635 chip that is responsible for fast smooth Bluetooth pairing and uninterrupted amazing sound quality.

The battery is a beast with 135 mAh power; with one complete charge it provides 20 hrs of uninterrupted music or phone conversation. Adorned with a bass up technology you will have absolutely no complaints about the sound quality. It also has an 8 mm dynamic speaker system to enhance your experience.

Some of the other features of this earphone are magnetic earbuds to attach them to the neckband slot, upgraded Gen5 Bluetooth, noise-cancelling microphone etc. With these high-end features, you get the full value of the money you are spending. 

We are sure some of you have already made up your mind about buying this but more features are coming your way. Refer to the next section to know more about the Clavier Blaze Bluetooth Earphones.

Pros

  • Good bass quality.
  • The battery lasts for days.
  • Microphone quality is pretty good.
  • Value for money.
  • Comfortable earbuds.
  • Available in two colours.

Cons

  • Bluetooth connectivity often gets lost.
  • The charging cable doesn't come with a warranty.
  • Not good for high volume.

 10. truke Fit Buds TWS

truke Fit Buds True Wireless Earbuds (TWS)

Specifications

  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.9 x 6.4 cm
  • Earphone Type: In-Ear
  • Weight: 45 grams
  • Compatible devices: Android, iOS, Windows
  • Colour: Royal Blue

In case this is your first time buying a Bluetooth earphone for your smartphone and you do not want to experiment with different brands or waste your money buying something that will only last you for a few months, we suggest you go for something like the one we are going to discuss now.

Sound quality is a major concern while buying an earphone and when you get a high- quality audio with an earphone under the budget of 1000, there is nothing better than that.

The truke Fit Buds True Wireless Earbuds is precisely that. It also has an ergonomic design which is both lightweight and comfortable

With a multi-function button, you can do all the controlling and accept or reject calls as well.

With Bluetooth 5.0 technology the connectivity is quick, seamless and covers a distance of about 30 feet. 

About the battery, the earbuds have a battery backup of 40 mAh and the case has a backup of 500  mAh. Hence, you can also charge your earbuds with the case, only thing is you need to have it with you at all times. With powerful battery back-up, the earphones with Mic provides a music playback time of 20hrs and the Fit Buds offer 3.5 hrs of playback time.

The truke earbuds are amongst the few Bluetooth earphones under 1000 which come with a warranty. The warranty on this one is for 6 months and is applicable from the date of purchase. 

However, one needs to register their purchase on truke`s official website within 10 days from when it is purchased. We have mentioned quite a few TWS earbuds in this list but this one has to be our favorite because of such great specification and a nice royal blue color.

Pros

  • Fits perfectly and doesn’t fall off.
  • Good bass.
  • Good battery backup.
  • Attractive colour options.
  • Good build quality.

Cons

  • The case quality isn’t good.
  • Call quality isn’t good.
  • The volume is not the same in both the earbuds.
  • The earbuds are larger than usual.

Buyer's Guide: How to Purchase Bluetooth Earphones

No wonder why companies are constantly working on making the technology better every day. Almost every other day there is a new launch with one feature that is new, innovative or different than what is already available for the customers.

Companies are incorporating that one new feature and making a whole new model out of it. Be it smartphones, tablets or earphones, this trick is being  followed everywhere. Ever wondered why? Well, the answer is quite simple.

They know how much amazed and excited consumers get when they hear of a new innovative idea or feature and will not think twice in splurging on those. But, with this idea, the market has now become overcrowded with products and models.

A consumer is not able to know  that one product which he should go for if he is restricted under a budget and does not want to spend his money on the wrong place.

With such an overwhelming response from the internet, friends, family, relatives it gets extremely difficult to buy that one smartphone to gift his child on his 16th birthday or to just buy a Bluetooth earphone under the budget of 1000.

There are overhyped products and then there are under-hyped products. While overhyped products are a result of marketing services and great investments by the company, also certain under-hyped products need to come in the limelight.

Overhyped products are usually those which are high-end, expensive and cannot be afforded by most people. This leaves an impression that only expensive products work and the more affordable ones are just there for existence.

With the help of this buying guide, we tend to change that impression and suggest you some of the features that can be found in affordable products and perfectly fine for you.

By suggesting a list of ten best earphones under the budget of 1000, this buying guide will make all the more sense to you and you will be able to make a wise and confident decision.

Here we will be discussing some of the major factors that play a role in deciding which Bluetooth earphones work best, which are average and which ones should be avoided by you at any cost unless you do not want to waste your money.

When you are going through the specification list of the earphones, make sure that you look for these terms and then figure out if it will work for you or not. After all, it is always better to do a little more research on a product before investing your money on it.

Moreover, you will also learn about some of the technical terms and their descriptions in this buying guide which might help you in the future. So, let us start with our first major factor.

Know the Types

Whether you are going to buy something as small as an earphone or as huge as a car, you must be aware of the basics. By basics, we mean their different types, the basic layout etc. Here, we are talking about the different Bluetooth earphones that are available in the market.

The first type is the in-ear headphones.

These types are often referred to as earbuds or in- ears and are the smallest of its kind. Almost all the suggestions that we have made above are in-ear headphones and there are several reasons for it.

First, you do not get a good quality on-ear or over-ear earphones under the budget of 1000 and second, these earphones are easy to carry. If you are looking for a wireless Bluetooth earphone you better be free from all the hassles of it.

The first advantage of in-ear earphones over others is that it can be used during various kinds of activities like exercising, running, weight lifting, skating etc. They are very stylish, trendy and classy as well.

However, one major con is that since they are small they can easily fall off if doesn't fit in your ears perfectly. The battery life is also very less since they are small and have to do with small-sized batteries.

The second type is on-ear headphones.

As the name suggests these won't fit in your ears but will go on top of it. They are relatively bigger than the previous ones and have an ear canal that runs along the head connecting both the ends.

Why buy on-ear headphones? The first reason is that the sound quality is amazing and that is why it is mostly preferred by gamers or DJs etc. The battery backup is also better and you can carry it along with you as well.

One thing that might put you off from buying an on-ear headphone is that it allows the outside noise to be heard by the listener since it doesn’t exactly fit inside your ears.

The third and last type of earphones is over-ear headphones. These have to be the largest among the three types and thus have the greatest disadvantage of not being as easy to carry around as the previous ones.

With great size comes a higher price and the need for using greater power so it becomes a hassle at times. However, the good thing is that they have the best sound quality, bigger batteries, high power backup and extremely comfortable due to the foam, leather, padding etc. 

Hence, if you have been looking for the best sound quality and don't mind splurging on such accessories you should go for an over-ear headphone. But, if you are restricted under a budget, then an in-ear or on-ear headphone is a great option for you.

Know the Headset Type

The second most important thing to consider while buying an earphone is to know the headset type or else you will be there at the store going through various models and various windows but you will never be able to figure out which one will suit your needs, purpose and comfort more.

Hence, it is better to be a little prepared before venturing into the whole buying process. Now, why do we say, know the headset types? Well, that is because this factor decides the looks, sound quality, comfort and above all the pricing of your Bluetooth earphone. So, without wasting another second let us dive in.

The first one is the professional headset type.

Initially, the main purpose of inventing or coming up with Bluetooth earphones was that it will help in doing tasks hands-free such as making calls, listening to music etc.

Hence, it was very useful for businessmen and professionals who preferred  saving time and multi-task. These were luxury devices for rich people and business professionals.

These headsets can be linked to both smartphones and Personal computers to switch between them and communicate accordingly. The advantages of the professional type headset are uninterrupted audio quality, good battery backup, comfortable fit, professional look etc.

The second type is the compact type headset.

These types of headset are extremely small and compact. Hence if they are worn correctly, they can get unnoticed as well. They are mostly used by media professionals, policemen etc.

However, with the compact design audio quality, battery backup and other features are compromised. The only reason why one would use this Bluetooth earphone is to make use of the smallest earphone that cannot be noticed.

The third type of headset belongs to the category of the stereo headset.

With earphones gaining popularity for being used for different multimedia purposes, stereo headsets are quickly becoming the most popular ones.

These stereo headsets are designed especially to provide the best sound quality to its listeners. That being said, one might think that these can be used only for gaming, streaming or listening music but that is not the case.

It comes with a microphone and thus, it can be used for both calling and multimedia purposes. However, while buying a stereo headset keep in mind that you should not expect much out of the call quality since it is not made for that purpose. It is designed for the best in class audio quality and it does that perfectly.

Bluetooth Version

You talk about buying guide for best Bluetooth earphones under 1000 and not talk about the Bluetooth aspect of it? Impossible, isn't it?  While going through the specifications of various Bluetooth earphones mentioned above, you must have noticed that one of the points that we have mentioned in all of the specifications is the Bluetooth version and there are reasons to it.

The first reason is that the Bluetooth version tells you what the coverage distance of that particular earphone is, how seamless and quick the connectivity is going to be, how efficient it is etc.

There are multiple versions such as Bluetooth version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0. However, one thing that you have to keep in mind while buying devices that are going to be connected through Bluetooth is that they should be compatible with each other. 

Remember, not all the Bluetooth versions are compatible with each other. While an earphone with version 4.0 can be compatible with 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 it may not work with a device that is 5.0. Hence, if you are going to use your Bluetooth earphone with multiple devices, it is better to go for the mid-range Bluetooth versions.

There are different characteristic features of different Bluetooth versions and you need to be well aware of all of it. For example, while Bluetooth versions 1.0 and 2.0 cannot work in the 100 meters range, the better versions can. This is why it is important to know the features of the basic characteristics.

Frequency Response

While going through the different specifications, you will come across certain scientific terms that you may or may not be aware of. Though these look complex and even simple sometimes they can be a major factor in deciding the quality of the earphone.

You might turn to ‘read reviews’ of these products in search of a simpler explanation but these terms are the standard forms and until and unless you gain an insight into its introduction and a little bit of their working you would not be able to figure out its importance.

One such term is Frequency Response. In simpler terms, this decides how clear your music will be apart from the frequency range. Look at any of the audio products specifications and you will see the frequency response ranging between 20 Hz-20,000 Hz.

If you would recall, you will notice that this is the frequency range audible to human beings. Any frequency less or more than it, won't be audible to human beings. However, certain products jump out of this range and work on different frequencies.

Now, that isn't a mistake from their end rather it has a specific reason for it. It can make your audio experience better and clearer by altering some frequencies a little.

Another important point related to Frequency Response is that even though most of the devices mention the same frequency range, none of them works on the same frequency. Rather, they work on different frequencies and thus every earphone works and sounds different than others.

Closed-Back or Open-Back

If you have given to over-ear earphones and cannot help yourself but experience the amazing audio quality they have to offer, you have a little more choices left. You might have made up your mind about spending your money on an over-ear earphone, then you also need to decide if you want to buy a closed-back earphone or an open- back. But, before you get confused, let us explain how they are different from each other.

A closed-back earphone does not have any vents or holes in the cup to avoid any outside sound or noise to interrupt your calling or audio experience. This feature is important and useful when you are travelling in an aero plane or spending your time in office or at crowded places.

However, this can sometimes lead to an undesirable and unnatural audio quality but the bass is extremely impressive. These earphones come handy for audio mixers, RJs etc.

An Open-back earphone on the other hand comes with tiny holes on the cups to allow the listener to have some hint of what is going on outside. You can realize the true potential of these earphones only if you are in a soundproof or silent room or else there will be no difference between these high-end and an ordinary earphone as far as the unnecessary sound cancellation is considered.

Moreover, it is not just you who will be disturbed by the outside noise but people sitting close to you can also hear your music. But, if you use these open-end earphones in a silent room you will get a surreal audio quality because of the natural touch to it. 

Noise Cancellation or Active Noise Cancellation

The sole purpose behind buying yourself a good earphone is that you want to escape the outside world and get lost in your  own. Now imagine the surrounding noises becoming an obstacle to it. Annoying, isn’t it? Well, that is when the features noise cancellation and active noise cancellation come to your rescue.

Having a look at the title, you might be wondering why we have used 'Or' if both the terms are used to eliminate the outside noise. Both the terms are indeed used for elimination of outside noise but it is the not the result that differs but how do they do it.

Let's get into little technicalities and explain how these terms are different. Noise cancellation works by simply blocking all the unnecessary sounds that will come in your way and your music while active noise cancellation participates in the process of blocking that undesired sound.

Earphones with active noise cancellation have microphones to convey your message to the listener that gathers all the unnecessary sound, identify it and then produce an opposite sound wave to cancel it out.

Since active noise cancellation is a technology dedicatedly working on eliminating undesired sounds, the result is better and devices with this technology cost a little more as well.

7. Flat Sound or Neutral Sound

If you go through the different earphones available in the market, you will come across so many of them. Some are big, some are small, some cheap while others are expensive. When you look closely at the price tags of the high-end ones, you will be shaken for a second.

After all, it is just an earphone. Why so expensive? We too asked the same thing and wondered before knowing the different factors involved in making an earphone so that it comes true to your expectations. But, it`s time you know  some of those as well.

While there are so many adjectives to describe good quality audio, there are two of them which make a considerable difference namely- 'flat' and 'neutral'. We agree these terms seem very similar and guess what, they are. 

But what do they mean? A flat or neutral sound is a sound that has no changes in it and is being sent to the listener originally as the source. Now, if you are paying heavy cash on an earphone you would expect it to do some changes for the better. Right?

So, a headphone with flat or neutral sound does not do any of it and hence listeners say that the audio produced by a particular headphone is ‘flat’ or ‘neutral’. But, it doesn’t mean that such headphones are useless or not up to the mark.

Some professionals and audio mixers use such headphones to make a certain audio quality better regardless of which device it is played on. In a nutshell, these headphones are used to get the original audio quality.

Soundstage

If you are into podcasts especially the horror or crime thrillers, you would be able to understand this feature better. Can you recall instances where you were listening to a horror podcast or watching a horror movie and you get this idea that a voice or whispering  is coming from a certain direction because that side of the headphone is producing the sound so effectively? 

This is one of the features that many customers are looking for and if you too want to be a smart buyer you should start paying attention to such small details. This feature is better done by over-ear earphones because of its construction, designing and sound quality. 

Hence, if you were looking for an experience like this you better invest in good quality over-ear headphone and enjoy an immersive movie session.

True Wireless Earphones

You must have seen in-ear earphones that come with a case of its own and the case can be used for charging as well. In our list of best Bluetooth earphones under 1000, you can find the same types of earphones. If you were wondering about getting your hands on one of those but weren't sure if you should proceed, with this section of the buying guide will surely help you.

TWS or true wireless earphones are one of the smallest kinds of earphones and free from all the woes of the wired  ones. These headphones are very useful for people with an active lifestyle or who want to take their music along with them while running, jogging, cycling or working out.

Being a small device, they come with less battery backup but the charging case can easily charge it 2-3 times depending on the battery backup of the case itself. You can use the USB cable that you use to charge your phone and you are sorted.

Due to the portability, stylish looks and easily chargeable option, TWS are gaining more and more popularity. However, there are drawbacks to these as well. Since they are very small there are high chances that you will lose or forget about it if you are not careful enough.

Impedance

Another very important factor deciding the quality and pricing of the earphones is the impedance. The scientific definition of impedance is a little complex but we will explain in the simplest way possible.

The impedance of an earphone is measured in numbers and it defines the power of the earphone to drive good audio levels but not drain the battery. Usually, the impedance of an earphone ranges between 16 to 32 ohms.

The less the impedance, the less power is required by the earphone to function and deliver good sound quality to its listeners. However, you should not run after earphones with high impedance because when the impedance is high, more power is required by the device to function such as an amplifier.

Comfort and Fit

When you are spending your money on a product you would naturally want to make the maximum use out of it and want it to be worth every penny that you have spent. While the technical aspects of it are important, customer satisfaction is even more essential.

But how do you get satisfaction with a Bluetooth earphone? To begin with, the listener has to be extremely comfortable while using it. Also, it needs to have a snug fit to it so that it doesn't fall off now and then and annoy the customer rather than satisfying him/her.

Comparing the three different types of earphones that we have- in-ear, on-ear and over-ear, the one which is the most comfortable is the last one but even then, the band that connects both the cups has to fit perfectly and not just sit abruptly on your head.

To avoid such discomfort, make sure that the band of your over-ear headphone has some layer of foam to it. Apart from that, even the cups should have good foaming and a mesh layer to avoid overheating.

Even the in-ear and on-ear are comfortable enough but you cannot wear them for long hours. These, however, have the benefit of being small in size and portable. Moreover, when you buy a good quality earphone be it in-ear or over-ear type, it will be comfortable enough and won't fall off as well.

Near- Field Communication

Near- field communication is a relatively newer technology and is appearing in many new- age smartphones. It is a truly brilliant feature since it connects the smartphone to a speaker or headphone that comes with NFC through Bluetooth in the blink of an eye.

All you have to do is place your smartphone on such sound system and you will be choosing the song to play, the next moment. However, you will not see this technology in cheap or old models but the newer and expensive ones.

Multi-device pairing

Bluetooth is a very basic feature for all the devices and be it a smartphone, tablet or laptop all these devices come with Bluetooth. How amazing it would be if you could connect your headset with more than one device at a time.

Fortunately, there are some of the earphones rather, many of them which come with the multi-device feature and allow you to switch between them. Some of them have been listed in our list ‘best Bluetooth earphones under 1000’ as well.

Looks and Designing

You may be one of those customers who have their top priority for the looks of a certain product and that is completely fine. In case you are not one of them, we advise you to shift your focus a little on the looks as well . There are some very impressive designs and colours when it comes to earphones.

Be it any of the three types of headphones we have mentioned above, there is a lot of scope for good looks and design and because of that, no two models from the same or different brand can have the same appearance. Thus, you have lots of options to choose from depending  upon your preference and taste.

Sound Profile

Even if you have the least bit of idea about sound, sound quality, sound profile and audio devices you would know that there are three different sound types namely- warm, neutral and bright.

The correct sound type of your headphone can completely make or break your impression about it. Though, some of the headphone manufacturing companies claim that their products have neutral sound types, they aren’t being completely honest with you. There are surely some hints of warm and bright.

Thus, it is better that you go with earphones that have a combination of all the three in correct proportion. While knowing about the advantages of warm and bright sound types you should learn about their cons as well.

For example, Warm sound type affects the overall experience of the sound whereas bright can make listening for long hours extremely uncomfortable.

Small but Important Features to look out for

Previously, we discussed some of the major features that can either make your experience with a particular earphone amazing or  disappointing. Those factors contribute greatly to the pricing of a headset but apart from that, there are several other features as well which contribute to your audio experience.

We will be talking briefly about them one by one.

  • Dual Microphones:

Most of the headsets nowadays are coming with a dual microphone that enhances the efficiency of audio cancellation and makes way for an uninterrupted calling experience. This feature is supposed to eliminate noises such as the street noise, crowding, traffic or even wind.

  • HD Audio:

HD which stands for ‘High Definition’ enhances any experience. With HD audio you will be able to listen to clearer, crisper and pleasing sound quality. In HD quality, the quality of audio will not decrease even if you are listening at high volume.

  • Voice assistant:

Using a voice assistant is like an addiction. If you get used to it once, you will always be prompted to use it again and again. With most of the smartphones supporting voice assistant, the number of people who like to use this technology has increased and they are looking for the same feature in their Bluetooth earphones too. Thankfully, this feature is present in most of the Bluetooth earphones including the more affordable ones and it helps in handling most of the tasks.

  • Battery Backup:

Imagine listening to your favorite playlist while working out and the battery dies in the middle. Even the thought is painful. So, why not look at the battery life of the earphone you are going to buy and then decide if you want to buy it or not. Even TWS that comes with a charging case needs to be charged within the case and you cannot use it while charging. Hence, you need to check the battery backup in those as well.

  • Water or sweatproof:

The Bluetooth earphones that you use while working out should be water or sweat resistance or else you won`t be able to use it the next time. You can get sweat-proof Bluetooth earphones under the budget of 1000. Some of them have made it to the above-mentioned list of best Bluetooth earphones list as well.

  • Controls:

With a Bluetooth earphone, the controls must work properly so that you do not have to run for your mobile phone, tablet or laptop every time you get a call or when you want to change the track. The most essential controls that cannot be missed on a Bluetooth earphone are: accepting or rejecting a call, changing the track, volume up and down etc.

  • Budget:

Last but not the least, the feature that you need to consider is the pricing of the earphone or your budget. With affordable options, you get less immersive audio quality and not so great build quality as well but when you spend huge money on an audio device you get the experience accordingly. Even if you are restricted under a budget, you can find some hidden gem with a little bit of research and quality hunt.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which brand of Bluetooth earphones is best?

With mobile phone brands not being considerate enough to have an earphone with their brand new mobile phone boxes, consumers are forced to invest money separately on a good quality earphone. But, they are no more looking for the traditional wired headphones rather wireless earphones. The Bluetooth earphones have several benefits over the wired ones and thus consumers are being more inclined towards them. Some of the best quality affordable Bluetooth earphone brands are:

  • Boult Audio AirBass Monopod
  • Claver Blaze
  • truke Fit Buds
  • Techfire HBS 730

2. Which is better: neckbands or earbuds?

Bluetooth earphones come in three basic types- in the ear, on the ear and over the ear. In-ear earphones can be further divided into- earbuds, earphones with neckbands and TWS. Each of the types has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you are looking for a Bluetooth earphone that will be with you 24/7 and you can use it whenever you want and then take it off, then you should go for the neckband earphones. However, if you are not going to keep it on yourself all the time and don't mind carrying a case along with you, then go for the earbuds. Hence, which one is better depends entirely upon the user.

3. What is the disadvantage of Bluetooth earphones?

Every product has a list of advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to Bluetooth earphones here are some of the disadvantages that you should be well aware of:

  • Bluetooth earphones with its fit, design and weight can sometimes cause severe pain when used for long hours.
  • Bluetooth headphones are not very durable since they come with a lot of new technology and are subject to heavy usage.
  • Most of the Bluetooth earphones have less battery backup due to small sizes.
  • Bluetooth earphones cost more than the wired earphones.
  • Bluetooth headphones when in use emit radiations which can be extremely harmful to the human brain.

4. Which is safer, Bluetooth or wired headset?

Due to the wireless technology in Bluetooth headphones, you might think that they are safer and better than wired ones. But, recent scientific studies have proven that Bluetooth radiations that use the technology of microwaves emit radiation which is extremely harmful to the human brain and can cause serious problems in the long run. Some studies say that these Bluetooth earphones act as cell towers which are as close to you as inside your ears. Apart from the brain damage, other problems caused by wireless earphones are cancer, insomnia, infertility etc.

5. Are cheap wireless earbuds good?

Cheap wireless earbuds are not better than the high-end ones concerning the fact that the build quality isn't good enough and it does not last for even 6 months and even if they do you will be facing some of the other problems with it. Hence, it is better to invest in a good quality mid-range Bluetooth headset that will last you long and not create any problems as well. However, if you are talking about the health issues related to it, be it cheap or expensive all the Bluetooth earphones are going to cause problems like insomnia, infertility etc.

About the author 

ishant

Ishant is a part-time freelance editor, content manager and a full-time operation manager at a reputed academic service provider. Having an experience of 8 years in the publishing/ e-solution industry, he manages a small team of fellow editors and has worked with several publishing giants like Wiley, Elsevier and EBSCO. He is a stickler for accuracy and loves to read noir-fiction and binge-watch anthologies. Know More About Ishant

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