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Top 10 Best Earphones Under 1000 [Sep 2017]

Posted On September 25, 2017 at 7:01 am by / 4 Comments


best earphones under 1000

Media consumption devices have changed over the past few years. Sony walkman was a trend in the late 90s . Apple iPods were also highly popular those times , still is , but not quite popular as they were.

What hasn’t  changed much are the earphones. Most of the people out there prefer to buy earphones under Rs 1000. Earphones under 1000 has become so competitive but I have tried my best to list the best here.

Earphones nowadays are available for a wide range of price tags , ranging from as low as Rs 200 to a whopping Rs 20,000. You don’t need to spend a whole lot of money to experience good music though. There are some popular brands like Sennheiser, 1MORE, Sony and many other offering excellent earphones under 1000.

If you are one of them looking for earphones under 1000 , consider checking out this list.


Note :- *Prices mentioned may vary by a small range*


Here is the summary of best earphones under 1000. A detailed review is given after the summary.

Earphones under 1000

EarphonePriceRatingWhere to buy
Sennheiser CX 180 Street II In-Ear HeadphoneRs 798 (varies from 750-850)4.3 (17000+ reviews)Amazon
1MORE PISTON FIT Premium In-Ear With MicRs 9994.0 (400+ reviews)Amazon
House of Marley Smile Jamaica EM-JE041-SB In-Ear Headphones.Rs 9494.0 (2100+ reviews)Amazon
Tagg Symphony X150Rs 10994.5 (70+ reviews)Amazon
Audio-Technica Ath-Cor150bk In-Ear HeadphonesRs 7823.8(450+ reviews) Amazon
Philips SHQ1200 ActionFitRs 6324.0 (1850 + reviews)Amazon
Skullcandy SCS2DUFZ-385 Jib In-Ear HeadphoneRs 6523.6(1400+ reviews )Amazon
Sony MDR-EX150AP1 In-Ear Headphones with MicRs 1449 (varies from 1000 to 1499)3.8 (1200+ reviews)Amazon
Soundmagic ES18S In-Ear Headphone With MicRs 999 (varies from 900 to 1049)3.8 (1400+ reviews)Amazon
ASUS AHSU001 Zenear EarphoneRs9994.2 (550+ reviews)Amazon
A summary of the best earphones under 1000. Updated on Aug 2017



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Earphones under 1000


#1 Sennheiser CX 180 Street II In-Ear Headphone

Sennheiser CX 180 Street ii ( Earphones under 1000 )

  • The Sennheiser CX 180 is the best in-ear earphones under 1000.
  • You will enjoy the bass and it will not effect your earphone even you listen songs at highest volume. You could listen to each and every bit and strings of the music crystal clearly. This comes with 3 pair of comfortable size earbuds.
  • These are best at noise reduction too among other earphones in this category.
  • These earphones comes with 2 years of warranty,  which is awesome for rough users.They will replace it instead of repairing it which is kinda cool !
  • This is a really good steal in earphones under 1000 category.The only downside is it lacks mic, so you cannot make calls.
  • This is the highest rated no mic earphones under 1000 on Amazon. Be sure to check this out. Price: ₹779 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black/Grey


  • Powerful, bass-driven stereo sound
  • Very good in noise cancellation, almost zero
  • Comfortable to use



  • Lacks mic.


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#2.House of Marley Smile Jamaica EM-JE041-SB In-Ear Headphones.

House of Marley( Earphones under 1000 )

  • These Earphones are very durable ,sound is amazing and bass is also ,good. The best part about these earphones are of course its superior build quality and stylish looks. The nylon wires are worth mentioning.
  • These produce natural sound  & very detailed. Near sound stage experience. Doesn’t get tangled very easily unlike other earphones which is a very good thing.
  • I have personally owned the product its awesome . If you have preference for the looks too, be sure to check this out. These are one of the best looking earphones under 1000 category.
  • This is the highest rated earphones under 1000 with mic on Price: ₹999 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black , Blue, Copper, Midnight, Mint (All colours are priced different, black being the cheapest)

Pros :

  • Very durable
  • Tangle free
  • 2 years warranty



  • No cons, such an awesome product

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#3. 1MORE PISTON FIT Premium In-Ear With Mic

1MORE PISTON FIT Premium In-Ear( Earphones under 1000 )


  • The all new premium audio company, 1MORE aims to bring premium audio quality and engineering, to your ears, without having you break your bank.
  • These are stylish In-Ear earphones that have been designed to deliver  high quality sound with great comfort.
  • Very good product for serious music listeners and for travelers using for long hours.
  • We couldn’t find any downside for this product considering its value for money. This is a real good steal in earphones under 1000 category. Price: ₹999 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black, Rose gold, Blue

Pros :

  • High In Ear comfort, Comes with one button mic for calls and play/pause
  • Good build quality.



  • No cons considering the price and value for money


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#4. TAGG Symphony X150


  • TAGG is on of the popular earphone brand entered recently in India
  • The ear tips are made of wood and are very comfortable to the ears. These earphones produce powerfull bass and crystal clear sound.
  • It comes with a single-button inline remote with inbuilt microphone. The button allows you to answer calls and switch between songs when the headphones are connected to your phone. It’s also come with three size soft plugs that offer optimal comfort.
  • These are light weight and tangle free. Cables are made of unique material Price: ₹1099 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Brown/Black

Pros :

  • Superior sound, with good bass
  • One-button universal remote with mic, to answer calls and play-pause music
  • Stylish and light-weight



  • No cons considering the value for money


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#5. Soundmagic ES18S In-Ear Headphone With Mic

Soundmagic ES18S( Earphones under 1000 )


  • The SoundMagic ES18S earphone offers true vocals with premium quality bass. The truly user friendly look and feel of this earphone makes this really an appealing deal.
  • Recommended to those who want good clear sound with groovy bass. The built in mic button can be used to trigger music playback, I mean play/pause which is quite useful when you’re outdoors and also as a call receiver button.
  • Audio Jack is 90 degree bend and these earphones comes with stylish colors , black-red being my favourite.
  • SoundMagic has recently become a popular brand in earphones under 1000 category because of this product. Also be sure to check this out. Price: ₹649 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black/Red, Black/Blue, Black/Silver, Black/Green (All colours are priced different)

Pros :

  • Amazing bass with crystal clear sound, best for watching movies
  • Comfortable, secure fitting silicone earbuds
  • Good chord length



  • Build quality not as good as other earphones in this list, pretty decent though


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#6. Sony MDR-EX150AP1 In-Ear Headphones with Mic

Sony MDR-EX150AP1( Earphones under 1000 )


  • As expected from Sony, these headphones produce Crystal Clear Sound but the catch is you have to listen to HD music files otherwise it sounds like cheap headphones.
  • Build quality is good but thin wires make it look very delicate. Ear buds look beautiful and has a metallic shine but the silicon attracts dust a lot and I have to clean it every time before putting it in my ears. It fits very well in the ears and are supplied with 4 silicon buds of different sizes.
  • Mic performs really well and has a very good reception. This is an AMAZON EXCLUSIVE product. Price: ₹1490 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black, Blue, Red, Special Black (All colours are priced different)

Pros :

  • In-line mic for hands free calling
  • Comfortable, secure fitting silicone earbuds.
  • Doesn’t get tangled too easily



  • Superior high quality experience only with High quality mp3.


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#7. Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 BK

1MORE PISTON FIT Premium In-Ear( Earphones under 1000 )

  • This brand has been known for some outstanding audio equipment, especially  their earphones. These are some of the best pairs of in-ear headphones you can buy in this price range, that is Rs 700. It comes  in lime green, blue, red, pink, purple, black, white, and orange.
  • These has an angular audio Jack which we actually find convenient, since most of these inexpensive in-ear earphones will used by consumers who listen to music through their mobile devices
  • All music genres sound great using these headphones, with rock offering nice guitar and percussion, pop offering poppy sounds fitting to the genre, and hip hop sounding good but slightly lacking bass in this area. Price: ₹649 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black, White, Lime green, Orange, Pink , Purple (All colours are priced different)

Pros :

  • Crystal clear, crisp audio quality
  • Value for money, Comfortable in ear size buds



  • At this price point, you cannot complain anything. If you are nit picking, you can say its not tangle free.


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#8. SkullCandy Ink’d 2 Earphone with Mic

SkullCandy Ink’d 2 Earphone( Earphones under 1000 )

  • SkullCandy is one of the most popular brands whwn it comes to earphones and headphones. But it doesn’t offer much under Rs1000 category. This one is different and produces high quality music experience.
  • This one is currently Rs569 and comes with flat wire which is good and doesn’t get tangled easily. It comes with black and white color options.
  • Sound is really high and it is best for laptop movie experience too. Price: ₹569 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black/Red

Pros :

  • High quality sound, good bass
  • Flat wires so that it doesn’t get tangled.



  • No cons. (The only skull candy earphones under Rs 1000 with no downside)


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#9. Philips SHQ 1200 ActionFitSports

Philips SHQ 1200( Earphones under 1000 )

  • Philips earphones are known for smooth music experience and this one is no exception. These are the cheapest earphones in this list with a price tag of Rs575.
  • They are great at lower volume and produce decent bass. Snug fit which is the best thing about this earphones and are easiest to use during workouts. Comes with 3 sizes of earbuds to fit in ear perfectly.
  • These are real bang for buck and comes in funky color and style. If you are on a super cheap budget, go for this ! Price: ₹499 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Orange/Grey

Pros :

  • Real cheap and high value for money. Prodduces smooth music experience
  • Water resistant and ideal for those who like sweating out in the gym



  • Gets too loud at higher volumes with some mp3 songs.


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#10  ASUS AHSU001 Zen-ear Earphone

ASUS AHSU001 Zenear Earphone ( Earphones under 1000 )

  • Asus Zen Ear AHSU001 earphones with mic, which gives you crystal clear sound quality and buy your budget earphone. It is the best earphone under 1000 by Asus Zen, which you shouldn’t miss it.
  • Its design and looks are really cool . Its really amazing and it could take all the bass you throw at it.
  • This is way better than one would ever expect from a Rs780 product. Price: ₹1048 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details)

Available Colours – Black

Pros :

  • Mic & Button
  • Clear sound and decent bass
  • Value for Money (Rs 780)



  • Gets tangled easily.


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Comparing the Top 3 in this list –

Sennheiser cx 180 vs House of Marley Smile jamaica vs 1More Piston Fit

Build, Colour options and How they look

Sennheiser CX 180 Street II


  • The whole earphone is plastic build, which might be a let down for some. But frankly they look nice and quality of material used is so good as its lasts for a longer period. There are no complaints as of now  from the people who bought them.
  • Sennheiser cx 180 street II comes just in one standard colour option of black/grey.
  • Looks pretty cool and has matte grey finish.
  • Comes with angular L shaped gold plated earphone jack.


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  • 1More Piston , on the other hand comes in 3 eye popping colour options, Rose gold, Blue and space grey/Black, Black being the favourite.
  • Looks and feels stunning. The metal build ear buds really adds to  the premium feel of the earphone.
  • It has a pretty good amount of weight to it which feels good and fits better on your ear.


This entry level earphone by House of Marley comes in variety of colour options to choose from . Black being the cheapest on amazon for under Rs 999. The other colour options ranges from Rs 999 to Rs 1499. See it here.

The ear buds are wooden build which looks and feels unique. Even the wire looks very different from other earphones as it is made of nylon which is tangle free.



The cx 180 just weighs 5g and it is the lightest earphone as it is completely made out of plastic. It has brilliant noise cancellation and deep treble. It gets too loud at some times. It has an enough bass with nice highs and lows. It has extra bass which at times will improve the sound output and also it offers loud sound output from any smartphone you use. It has gold plated 3.5 mm pin.It is equipped with 16 Ohms impedance,20 Hz to 20,000Hz frequency response & 110 dB sound pressure level. It gives you the descent sound output if you are Bass lover.

The 1MORE Piston Fit is perfectly balanced with clear highs and detailed mids, and good focus on the bass. In Chunky, the vocals and main instruments are front and centre, while the bass has a satisfying kick to it without overpowering the other frequencies even at higher volumes. For smooth songs, or soft rock,  the earphones deliver a pleasantly warm tone with clear vocals. The Piston Fit does very well with tracks that have heavy bass, and hard rock. Sub-bass is also handled well and the low-end punch doesn’t get too much. The inline remote control works well for voice calls and had no issues here. A single press, double-press and triple-press will play/ pause, fast forward, or rewind your music. A long-press will bring up your device’s voice assistant: Google Assistant on Android and Siri on iOS.

The Smile Jamaicas, like most low-cost headphones, opt for  more bass-heavy than most, but nicely follow an equal loudness contour  matching the natural sensitivity of your ear in the mids and highs. These do the best job at silencing the outside world. These earphones also come with a mic for placing calls and for play/pause music.

In brief, All 3 earphones perform so well and its worth the price. One thing Sennheiser cx 180 is lacking is mic which is present in both 1MORE Piston and House of Marley.

If nit picking , Sennheiser would have a slight advantage over the others as it produces a slightly better audio experience. But it does not mean other two are bad at all. In fact, if given scores, it would be 10/10 for Sennheiser , 9.5/10 for both 1MORE and House of Marley. But these two has a mic inbuilt which Sennheiser lacks. So it all comes to personal preference at the end which to choose among these.



Sennheiser cx 180 street II retails for around Rs 749., usually varies from Rs 749 – Rs 849. See it here.

1MORE Piston Fit is available for Price: ₹999 (as of 25/09/2017 22:00 IST –Details) for all three colour options . See it here.

House of Marley smile jamaica retails for Rs 999 for its black colour option while other options are priced higher ranging from Rs 999 to Rs 1499.  See it here.


Also see :-



——————————————————————————————————————————————————–     sennheiser cx 180 street ii                     jbl c100si                                house of marley smile jamaica

Sound magic es18                                 Sony MDR-EX150AP1           1MORE PISTON FIT Premium In-Ear

Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 BK     SkullCandy Ink’d 2 Earphone            Philips SHQ 1200

                                                                 ASUS AHSU001 Zenear


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