Wireless Bluetooth earphones are all about their convenience, the convenience of shunning the cables. The convenience of not having to plug in your earphones each time you want to use them. And not just that, even the convenience of getting them paired automatically after you switch them on. The past few years have seen a boom in the market of wireless Bluetooth earphones, and a number of players have upped their game lately. Based on our ratings, these are the best wireless Bluetooth earphones you can buy in India in 2018.
V-Moda is a company that values style very dearly. The Forza Metallo Wireless earphones hence benefit from an elegant industrial design. While they look good on your ears, they also pack a number of high-end features that enhance their appeal further. They are sweat resistant, which makes them perfectly suitable for use during workouts. They offer more than 10 hours of battery life. Their in-line remote features a noise-cancelling mic which even lets you summon the voice assistant on your phones.
The SE215 earphones are known for their excellent audio more than anything else. These conventionally designed earbuds also benefit from a very secure fit. Another big highlight is that they offer a removable cable. That means if you want to use them like traditional wired earphones, you can do just that, provided you buy the optional 3.5mm cable. Equipped with a battery capable of keeping them running for 8 hours, these earphones even offer a mic and in-line controls.
Scottish brand RHA is known worldwide as the ‘Aston Martin of Headphones,’ due to its minute attention to detail and the use of premium materials. The MA750 Wireless has been built using aluminium alloy, which makes it very lightweight. This Bluetooth headset also comes with an NFC chip to make pairing a bit easier. It’s sweat and splash-proof, and offers good sound quality. An in-line remote and a mic is also onboard, apart from support for the digital assistants on your phones.
Now these are only for those who own an iPhone. Android users can indeed buy them, but they won’t be able to enjoy all their features. These come in a neat case, which when opened, instantly connects the AirPods to your iPhone. Oh and the case itself acts as a power bank for these earphones, offering a total of 24 hours of battery backup in one go. The AirPods can summon Siri if you just tap on one of them. Plus there’s magical sound quality at hand as well.
This headset’s around the neck pad makes it unsuitable for carrying in your pockets, but at the same time, it’s this very design choice that allows you to comfortable carry it around on your neck when you’re not using it. Equipped with NFC, these earphones come with 10 hours of battery life on them, and can get charged in up to 1.5 hours. They are lightweight and comfortable, and possess a good sound profile with strong mids and lows. The bass is a bit thin though.
While deciding upon buying the right wireless earphones for daily use, comfort is a factor you should always look at. The use of right materials, the cushioning on the ear tips and other aspects matter a lot if you're going to keep using them for a long time, which you most probably will considering the high amount of money you will be spending on them.
The sound profiles on your earphones will behave differently with different genres of music. So it won’t hurt to take a good look at your playlist and make up your mind on decisions like whether or not it’s okay to compromise on bass and other such factors.
If you use your earphones over long durations, it’s always best to go for comfortable ear tips. Some earphones come with different-sized tips bundled with them, so you can select the size that best suits you.
|V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless||13,990||9||9||8||8||8.6|
|Shure SE215 Wireless||29,999||9||7||9||8||8.7|
|RHA - MA750 Wireless||33,147||9||8||7||8||8.4|
|Sennheiser CX 7.00BT||10,990||8||8||8||8||7.8|
We’ve curated this list based on our own expert reviews, overall user reviews from shopping websites like Amazon, Headphone Zone and Flipkart, and expert reviews from trusted websites like CNET, Trusted Reviews and Digital Trends.
As far as the weighted averages of our final expert scores are concerned, the split is: 50% for expert reviews, 25% for expert reviews from our trusted websites, and 25% for user reviews.
For example, in this list, theV-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless — our favourite wireless Bluetooth earphones by far — had a score spilt of:
Expert review: 8.5/10
Expert reviews from trusted websites: 9/10 (CNET and Trusted Reviews)
Overall expert score: 8.6/10 (rounded off)