Best true wireless earbuds under Rs 10,000 in India, for January 2021

 Oppo Enco X

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The true wirelesss earbuds which are famously known as the True Wireless Stereo(TWS) earbuds picked up its pace and went main stream in 2020. In India, we are seeing a massive spike in the true wireless earbuds segment. As per the latest reports, TWS shipments grew by a whopping 723% YoY in Q3 2020 globally. 

Thanks to popular smartphones brands who have jumped into the true wireless earbuds segment in India, we’re seeing a lot of demand for these tiny pair of earbuds in India. Although, the market is filled with budget TWS priced under Rs 5,000, there are certain earbuds that are priced above Rs 5,000 and offer better overall experience. 

Best TWS under Rs 10,000

1. Oppo Enco X

2. Lypertek Tevi

3. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

4. Sony WF-XB700

5. Realme Buds Air Pro

6. Oppo Enco W51

7. Jabra Elite 75t

8. Huawei FreeBuds 3i

9. Skullcandy Indy Evo

We have players from Realme, Xiaomi, Samsung, JBL among the top performers under Rs 10,000 segment. And, most recently, Sony joined the party with its extra bass TWS. As with the current situation, we can consider the Rs 10,000 TWS segment as the top tier segment if not the flagships. It is also worth mentioning that TWS earbuds in this segment do not offer any active noise cancellation as of now, at least we don’t have any in India.  

The TWS market started exploding when Apple’s AirPods made its debut a couple of years ago. Of course, just like the other Apple products, the AirPods are also out of reach for many as they’re priced pretty high. But, there are many other True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds in the market currently. If you are looking for a good pair of TWS, you’re at the right place. Check out our list of the best true wireless earbuds under Rs 10,000.

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Oppo Enco X

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Oppo Enco X

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Oppo Enco X

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Oppo Enco X

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Oppo Enco X

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Oppo Enco X

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Oppo Enco X

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1. Oppo Enco X

Yet another winner!

Specifications

Type-C: In-ear

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2

Drivers: 11mm dynamic driver 6mm balanced membrane driver

ANC: Yes

Controls: Touch, slide

Battery: 3 hours (ANC)

Charging: Type-C, Wireless

Mic: Yes

Reasons to buy

Effective ANC Sound quality Intuitive gesture control Good for calls

Reasons to avoid

No iOS app supportAverage battery life

The Oppo Enco X are yet another impressive audio product from the brand which is known for its smartphones. The presence of ANC is very effective and the sound quality is top-notch. The Oppo Enco X are an easy recommendation from our side. To offer better audio experience, Oppo has teamed up with Dynaudio, a brand which is one of the best in the business. The earphones are suitable for everyone including those who are hardcore audiophiles. 

The sound quality is excellent and the active noise cancellation is pretty effective and Oppo has added two noise cancellation levels which is pretty smart. There are plenty of controls available but there are some limitations when it comes to customization. While Oppo and Android users get some customization options, iPhone users won’t get any options as such. 

The battery life is pretty average, especially when listening to music with ANC and volume set to 100%. There is no support for fast charging either but, you get wireless charging. Overall for the price and quality of the audio on the Oppo Enco X, it is hard not to recommend these. 

Read our Oppo Enco X review

Check out Oppo Enco X on Flipkart

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2. Lypertek Tevi

Reasons to buy

Incredible value Neutral audiophile-like sound Great battery life

Reasons to avoid

Design is a bit plain

One of the newest entries to the TWS segment, Lypertek Tevi is one of the best value for money TWS currently available in India. It offers a neutral audiophile-like sound and comes in a pill-shaped charging case. It harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 and comes with IPX7 water-resistant rating to protect the buds from rain and sweat.  

The Lypertek Tevi features a 6mm graphene driver with SBC, AAC and aptX codecs, offering some of the most natural and well-balanced audio we’ve seen from a pair of earphones in recent times. It offers up to 10 hours of battery life in the buds, and a further six full charges housed in the case. 

The company has also launched a new TWS called the Lypertek Levi. It brings most of the Tevi goodness for just Rs 4,999

Check out the Lypertek Tevi on Amazon | Headphone Zone

Read our Lypertek Tevi true wireless earbuds review

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

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3. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

Reasons to buy

Dual-driver design 11-hour built-in battery life

Reasons to avoid

Limited audio codec supportOnly IPX2 splash resistant

Thanks to the recent price drop, the Samsung Galaxy Budsd Plus got way more affordable now in India. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus offer better sound quality and an extended battery life compared to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Buds, but they’re still missing advanced audio codec support and full-on noise cancellation. 

They offer better battery life, improved call audio thanks to a third internal microphone, and a new dual-driver design that uses two powerful drivers for better, clearer sound. On top of that, there’s finally support for iOS through the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus app. The earbuds themselves contain 11 hours of charge, while the charging case provides an additional 11 hours, bringing the total battery life to 22 hours. 

Check out Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus on Amazon | Flipkart

Read our Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review

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4. Sony WF-XB700

Reasons to buy

Battery life Bass

Reasons to avoid

Tight fitNo in-ear detection 

Sony is the latest company to announce its TWS in India. The WF-XB700 comes under Extra Bass series so, you can expect deep and punchy bass. It features a 12mm driver unit and harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 and 12mm drivers. You get punchy, thumpy, and deep bass with this pair of earbuds. 

On the battery front, you get 9 hours of playback with an additional 9 house with the case. You can charge the case via Type-C port. These are IPX4 rated so, you get protection against the water splash and sweat. It comes with buttons on each bud which can be used to play, pause, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume. You also get a mic for voice calls and voice assistant. 

Buy on Sony WF-XB700 Amazon

Read our Sony WF-XB700 review

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Realme Buds Air Pro

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Realme Buds Air Pro

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Realme Buds Air Pro

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Realme Buds Air Pro

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Realme Buds Air Pro

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5. Realme Buds Air Pro

Reasons to buy

ANC on a budget App support Good for calls

Reasons to avoid

Sound needs more refinementDesign of buds is chunky

The Realme Buds Air Pro is one of the most affordable pair of true wireless earbuds that offer active noise cancellation. The ANC does a good job, though the overall sound quality is a mixed bag. Apart from that, the Realme Buds Air Pro is feature-packed and the companion app support makes it easy to use.

The mic quality is also quite good on the Realme Buds Air Pro. While the sound quality is not perfect on the Realme Buds Air Pro, you get a wonderful soundstage and the base is just like what most of the people in India like. For those who want more, Realme has also added Bass Booster . The battery life is also pretty impressive both with ANC turned on and off. 

Check out Realme Buds Air Pro on Flipkart

Read our Realme Buds Air Pro review

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Oppo Enco W51

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Oppo Enco W51

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Oppo Enco W51

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Oppo Enco W51

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Oppo Enco W51

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Oppo Enco W51

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6. Oppo Enco W51

Reasons to buy

Sound quality Noise cancellation Call quality Wireless charging

Reasons to avoid

Fatiguing on the earsLimited gestures

While Oppo is primarily known for its smartphones, it was its audio products that surprised us the most in 2020. The Oppo Enco W51 are a solid pair of true wireless earphones under Rs 5,000, owing to the sheer number of features they sport. Along with that, they also offer excellent sound quality and respectable noise cancellation, which are rare at this price. Just be wary of the battery life and a potentially unreliable fit.

The biggest talking point is the inclusion of active noise cancellation, a feature that was previously reserved only for premium earphones. While not too powerful, it does the job as promised and cuts out distracting hums and other low-frequency sounds. The overall sound quality isn’t bad either, striking a fine balance between clarity and enjoyment. If that wasn’t enough, the buds are also IP54-rated for water-resistance and support wireless charging.

Check out Oppo Enco W51 on Flipkart | Amazon

Read our Oppo Enco W51 review

Jabra Elite 75t

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7. Jabra Elite 75t

Reasons to buy

7 hours on a single charge Compact earbuds and case App lets you customize EQ

Reasons to avoid

Overwhelming, muddy bassCan’t use left earbud by itselfDifficult to dial in volume

The Jabra Elite 75t improves upon its predecessor in just about every way, except tonal balance. The 75t offers much improved battery life, a much smaller charging case, and more comfortable fit but their bass is overwhelming… and not in a good way. While the EQ in Jabra’s app fixes that, the EQ settings won’t be saved if you’re using them with a computer, making them compromised for any device that doesn’t support Jabra’s app.

The amount of bass impact the Elite 75t generates is incredible but it’s also fatiguing. Although the Jabra Elite 75t does not have active noise cancellation, its passive noise isolation works very well. Battery life is excellent, with the headphones lasting around 7 hours on a single charge and the charging case is capable of topping the earbuds from flat for an additional 3 full charges. The fast charging feature is also nice when you need to top up in a pinch. 

Read out Jabra Elite 75t review

Check out Jabra Elite 75t on Amazon

Huawei FreeBuds 3i

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8. Huawei FreeBuds 3i

Reasons to buy

Sound signature Comfortable fit ANC

Reasons to avoid

Average battery lifeNo IP rating

Huawei FreeBuds 3i was launched for Rs 9,990 back in July 2020 but currently the earbuds are available for Rs 7,990. The Huawei FreeBuds 3i brings Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) which means all the external noise gets eliminated. The ANC works effectively. Weighing 5.5g each, the earpiece in FreeBuds 3i have in-ear style and the 51g charging case is rectangular in shape. 

As for the audio, the Huawei FreeBuds 3i, it has a 10mm dynamic driver unit with powerful bass. The Huawei FreeBuds offer battery life of 3.5 hours music on earbuds and 14.5 hours with charging case. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, three mic, double tap, and long press controls. 

Check out Huawei FreeBuds 3i on Amazon

Skullcandy Indy Evo

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9. Skullcandy Indy Evo

Reasons to buy

Good mic quality Bass Battery life

Reasons to avoid

Fit not comfortableBad app experience

Skullcandy Indy Evo offers decent audio experience – the highs and lows are good while the bass is refined well so that you enjoy thumping effect. However, it can get a bit mushy at times sometimes. As for the fit, they are not comfortable for all as they come with ear hooks. Also, it’s hard to fully close the carry case due to the fin design. 

The microphone quality is really good on this one and can be used for taking calls without having to take them off. It comes with a bunch of touch controls which are hard to memorize but once you get hold of that, you will enjoy it more. For audio listening, you get three modes – music, podcasts and movie. Another major issue is that the buds needed to be reconnected every time when you want to use the app. And, lastly, on a single charge, the Skullcandy Indy Evo lasts up to 5 hours, which is good for a TWS. 

Check out Skullcandy Indy Evo on Amazon

Best TWS under Rs 10,000 in India

ProductPrice
Oppo Enco XRs 9,990
Lypertek TeviRs 6,999
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusRs 8,990
Sony WF-XB700Rs 6,990
Realme Buds Air ProRs 4,999
Oppo Enco W51Rs 4,999
Jabra Elite 75tRs 8,999
Huawei FreeBuds 3iRs 7,990
Skullcandy Indy EvoRs 6,520

These were our recommendation for the best true wireless earbuds under Rs 10,000 in India. Among the list of seven TWS earbuds, we’ve given options for gamers, bass lovers, music, and fitness freaks. You can opt for the one according to your need. 

JBL Tune 225TWS

Reasons to buy

Comfortable fit Sound quality Battery life

Reasons to avoid

No IP rating

January 25, 2021
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