While the market is full of budget TWS priced below Rs 5,000, there are some Earpods priced above Rs 5,000 and offering better overall experience.
We’ve got players from Realme, Xiaomi, Samsung, JBL among the top 10,000 Rs performers in the category. And, most recently, Sony entered the group with its additional TWS bass.
The Best Earbuds To Look For in 2021
As with the present situation, if not the flagships, we should regard the Rs 10,000 TWS segment as the top tier category. Also worth noting is that in this section, TWS Earpods do not provide any active noise suppression as of now, at least we have no in India.
1. Oppo Enco Free
Oppo Enco Free is India’s first TWS Earpods to join the market. In terms of architecture and battery life, it nails down the fundamentals. The sound quality is good overall. It harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to communicate simultaneously with both buds.
To make the outer surface act as a navigation pad for all music functions, it uses a capacitive touch control chip. You can tap and swipe to access the media. The Earpods will last up to 5 hours on a single charge and will last up to 20 hours with the included case.
Priced at Rs 7,990, the Oppo Enco Free comes in three colour choices-white, black, and pink. It’s out on Flipkart.
The Realme Buds Air feels very flimsy, and at the slightest tugs, the lid shuts tight. It comes with a small case at the bottom, with a Type-C port. It supports even Wireless Charging. The Earpods deliver punchy bass, featuring a 12 mm dynamic bass boost unit.
The Realme Buds Air is priced at Rs 3,999 and comes in color choices of white, black and yellow. Can be bought through Flipkart and Realme official website
3. Samsung Galaxy Buds
Samsung aren’t the world’s new team. And before Apple’s AirPods, they had already introduced the Gear Icon X. Last year, alongside the S10 series, the Samsung Galaxy Buds were launched.
The Galaxy Buds offer easy connectivity, comfortable fit and a soft, bossy sound if you own an Android phone. If you don’t, you might skip some cool extra features that the Samsung Galaxy wearables app offers.
You can use the touch controls to play/pause your music, skip tracks, react and end calls, and activate Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant on compatible devices. Priced at Rs 9,990, the Galaxy Buds is available on Flipkart in either white or black colour.
4. Sony WF
Sony is the new company in India to declare a TWS. The WF-XB700 comes in the Extra Bass series, so you can expect the bass to be deep and punchy. It features a 12 mm driver configuration and the 5.0 and 12 mm driver Bluetooth harnesses. With this pair of Earpods, you benefit from punchy, thumpy, and deep bass.
You get 9 hours of playback on the battery front, with an additional 9 house with the case. The case can be charged via Type-C port. These are classified IPX4 so you get safety from splash and sweat in the water.
On each bud it comes with buttons that can be used to play, pause, or skip through tracks and change the volume. You’ll even get a voice call mic and speech assistant.
The Skullcandy Push comes with a physical button on each earbud for those who prefer physical controls over the touch controls. It can be used for controlling music playback, speed, and voice assistant to your computer.
The Skullcandy Push is available on Flipkart and priced at Rs 8,599. It comes in combination of Green and Black.
6. Noise Shots
For all the bass lovers out there, the Noise Shots X3 Bass is one of the most affordable TWS Earpods in our list. The Earpods feature Bluetooth 5.0 on the networking front, and support Google Assistant and Siri voice assistants as well.
Priced at Rs 3,499, it’s available in 4 color options on Flipkart-candy white, cool white, icy black, and racing red.
7. 1 More Stylish
Priced at Rs 6,999 for connectivity, the 1More Stylish True Wireless Earpods harness Bluetooth 5. They also come with a custom LDS antenna to ensure the communication is smooth.
The Earpods deliver about 6 hours of battery on a single charge and they also support fast charging, with only 15 minutes of charging you get about 3 hours of use. They have a versatile driver with 7 mm. The 1More Trendy Earpods in Gold, Green, and Black color options are available on Flipkart.
8. JBL Free X
Like the Skullcandy, the JBL Free comes with the Earpods and with a physical control button. You can use the button to control the network, pick / reject the call, and start the wizard. It comes with 2 modes-mono and stereo mode, and will switch between the two modes automatically.
It provides up to hours of battery life on a single charge, and you can get a further 20 hours with the charging case. It also features a stylish ring of LEDs around its Earpods.
JBL Free TWS Earpods come with no fins or wings. They come along with three interchangeable ear tips-S, M, and L. Priced at Rs 8,599, the JBL Free in black or white color option is available on Flipkart.
9. Vivo Tws
The Vivo TWS Neo comes with a stem and half-in-ear type build. Bluetooth 5.2 is harnessed by the Earpods with quality comm QC3046 chipset. Even this is one of the first Bluetooth 5.2 protocol in India to feature. Along with simple AAC and SBC audio profiles, you get support for aptX adaptive HD audio.
It uses a 14.2 mm moving coil driver that supports stereo DeepX sound. You also get a low latency mode that downgrades the latency to just 88ms.
The buds are going into the battery with a 27mAh battery and the case comes with a 415mAh battery. TWS can last up to 4.5 hours on a single charge and, with the event, the TWS lasts up to 22.5 hours.
These buds have capacitive controls for tests. From the box are enabled double-tap, press and hold, and volume slider, and users will be able to customize according to their preference. It also supports instant communication and Google Assistant. The TWS weighs 4.7 grams each, and weighs 46 grams with the case.
These are the best earbuds in 2021 that one must shop for and Enjoy listening to music with the best form/