If you intend to purchase new wireless earbuds during the ongoing Amazon Great Summer and Flipkart Big Saving Day sales, now is probably a good time to do so. Since the majority of smartphones now ship without corded earphones and some have even eliminated the 3.5mm audio port, purchasing audio products separately has become essential.
If your smartphone still has a headphone jack, purchasing tethered earphones is a cost-effective option because they provide audio without latency. However, wireless earphones have their own advantages, and there are several options available for less than Rs. 3,000.
It is uncommon to find features such as ANC, transparency mode, and high-tech Bluetooth codecs at this price point, despite the fact that this wireless audio segment is known for its limited budgets.
Flexnest is a brand that is comparatively obscure in the audio industry. The brand has been producing quality sports equipment for some time. Its first wireless earbuds, Flexnest, are among the most cost-effective earbuds currently on sale.
The earbuds have a comfortable fit and a lightweight design. You also receive an ANC that operates quite effectively. Unfortunately, the Flexnest Flexdubs are only available in black and lack app support.
Price is Rs 1,999 (not including Rs 50 coupon)
Oppo Enco Air 3
Although the Oppo Enco Air 3 lacks contemporary features such as ANC and spatial audio, the earbuds still deliver a clear and balanced sound. If you prefer headphones with a balanced sound profile, you should consider the Oppo Enco Air 3.
The Enco Air 3 is manageable via the HeyMelody application. The app is straightforward to use and compatible with both Android and iPhones, which will appeal to many non-technical users.
Many users prefer the design of the rigid case, which is reminiscent of the original Apple AirPods. Even the plastic construction of the charging case does not feel substandard.
Cost: Rs 2,999
TrueBuds Air 3 Neo
If you’re searching for a pair of headphones that are less expensive than the Flexnest Flexdubs, the Realme Buds Air 3 Neo could be the perfect choice.
The earbuds are extremely compact and lightweight. The stems are unusually lofty, but have excellent control along the line. Overall, the earbuds provide a straightforward performance and are compatible with Android smartphones.
Cost: Rs 1,899
Jabra Elite 2
The price of the Jabra Elite 2 has been reduced, and the earbuds provide excellent audio with adequate clarity and sound. Users will not be disappointed by the noise isolation despite the absence of ANC.
The company asserts that the battery life with the case is 21 hours. If this is a priority for you, bear in mind that the earbuds’ built-in microphone is also optimal for receiving calls.
Cost: Rs 2,470
OnePlus Nord Buds
Similar to the Jabra earbuds, the OnePlus Nord Buds feature call-capable microphones.
However, essential features such as Automatic Wear Detection and ANC support are absent. The default audio has a heavier emphasis on sound, and the company claims a 24-hour battery life. Therefore, if you enjoy bass, the Nord Buds are an excellent option.
India’s price is Rs 2,799