True wireless earphones are becoming popular in India as smartphones continue to ditch the 3.5mm audio jack for a sleek look. Notably, true wireless earbuds have become more accessible as brands continue to improve audio tech without increasing the overall price significantly. Once popularised by Apple AirPods, TWS earbuds now offer great sound quality, a great battery life, and multiple microphones for improved calling - without a premium price tag. If you are planning to buy new earbuds, here are some options for under Rs 5,000.
Jabra Elite Active 65t: The TWS earbuds from the Danish company compete against Apple AirPods and carry a price tag of Rs 4,999 on Amazon. The earphones come with IP56 water resistance, up to 15 hours of combined battery life including the charging case. The earphone has a 6 x 5.1mm speaker and 4 MEMS microphones with a frequency range of 100Hz to 10KHz.
Oppo Enco W51: The Oppo Enco W51 earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation. Priced at Rs 3,990 in India, the earbuds are available in two colour options - Floral White and Starry Blue. Other notable features include Oppo’s Noise reduction technology, wireless charging, and up to 24 hours of combined battery life. The Oppo Enco W51 are IP54 rated for water and dust protection.
Realme Buds Air 2: The Realme Buds Air 2 are priced at Rs 3,299 in India and are one of the cheapest options in the market that come with active noise cancellation. The TWS earphones can be purchased from Realme’s official website in two colours. The Realme Buds Air 2 come with a 10mm Hi-Fi Bass Boost driver, up to 25 hours of combined battery life including the charging case, and 88ms super low latency mode. The Realme Buds Air 2 also come with Dual Mic Noise Cancellation for calls.
OnePlus Buds: Priced at Rs 4,990 in India, the OnePlus Buds are OnePlus’ first attempt at making a set of TWS earphones. The OnePlus Buds are available to purchase on Amazon and the OnePlus online store. The earbuds come with up to 30 hours of combined battery life including the charging case. The OnePlus Buds are equipped with three microphones and come with a 1.34cm dynamic driver. The OnePlus Buds also support 3D stereo with Dolby Atmos.
Skullcandy Sesh Evo: The Skullcandy Sesh Evo true wireless earbuds are priced at Rs 4,990 in India and come with IP55 dust and water resistance. The earphones come with 24 hours of combined battery life and come with a 6mm driver. The Skullcandy Sesh Evo TWS earphones use Bluetooth v5.0 for connectivity and weigh 63.5 grams in total.