The trend of wireless earbuds started with Apple. It was the first brand to launch wireless earbuds under the name AirPods. And now, most of the brands are realizing the need to follow Apple in the race.
Not everyone can afford the high-end wireless earbuds. So if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to AirPods, then you’ve reached the right place.
While launching their versions of AirPods, most of the popular brands and smartphone makers are focusing on the budget front.
And here are seven affordable wireless earbuds just under Rs 3000 for the people who do not wish to spend much:
- boAt Airdopes 201
The Indian based company, boAt, is known for its quality and affordable audio devices.
The boAt offers sleek-looking wireless earbuds for ₹1,999, known as boAt Airdopes 201. Each earbud has a button to play or pause music and answer phone calls.
boAt Airdopes 201 comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and three hours of playback. It also supports voice assistants such as Google Assistant and Siri.
The wireless earbuds rest inside a charging case. The case is designed with LED indicators to know about the battery status of the buds. The compact case slips easily into the pockets. Buy Here
- Redmi Earbuds S
Smartphone player Xiaomi entered the wireless space market in India in May 2020. Under its sub-brand Redmi, it launched its first wireless earbuds, known as Redmi Earbuds S.
Launched at ₹1,799, the earbuds are IPX4 rated, making it water-resistant. Pill-shaped Redmi Earbuds S has a sleek design and weighs just 4.1g each.
Redmi Earbuds S uses Bluetooth 5.0, has a noise isolation feature, and four hours of battery life. Also, it comes with three different sized ear tips: small, medium, and large.
A button runs the earbuds. Tap one time to play or pause music or accept calls. Press twice to invoke the voice assistant and triple press to switch the low-latency mode.
The earpods come enclosed inside a charging box. Buy Here
- Realme Buds Q
The smartphone giant Realme has expanded its audio range from wired earphones to wireless neckbands. Priced at ₹ 2,039, the Realme Buds Q is one of the cheapest wireless earbuds in its competition.
Realme Buds Q weighs 3.6g each. This means that you can barely feel your ear. It provides around four hours of playback time and twenty hours with the charging case. Equipped with IPX 4, it can withstand water.
Both the Realme Buds and the charging case is pebble-shaped. One of the features that distinguish it from the rest is the touch-sensitive control on the earbuds. The user can customize the authorities through the Realme Link app. With the help of commands, you can turn on the voice assistant and toggle the low-latency mode. Buy Here
- Philips UpBeat TAUT102BK
Philips is a well-known brand for home appliances in India. It has enlarged its market with audio devices, including a wireless headset.
The Philips UpBeat TAUT102BK uses Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. With the echo cancellation feature, it costs for ₹ 2,999.
The earbuds provide three hours of playtime on a single charge and twelve hours playtime with the small charging case. The case is so small that it can easily fit inside your pocket.
The case comes with the four-part LED light to let the user know about the battery left inside the buds. Buy Here
- CROMA CREA7304
Available at a price of ₹ 2,499, India’s leading retail store Croma, offers CROMA CREA7304 wireless earbuds.
The Croma earpods employs Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. It comes nestled in a compact charging case. With an accessible auto-pairing mode, the earbuds provide excellent sound quality. Buy Here
- Noise Shots NEO
Noise latest variant, the Noise Shots NEO wireless earbuds, is available at a price of ₹ 2,299.
The company promises over six hours of playtime. The touch controls on the buds allow the users to launch voice assistants, play or pause music, and answer phone calls.
The Noise Shots NEO earbuds are designed with LED lights that turn blue, and also the light on its charging cases glows in blue. It is IPX 5 rated for water resistance. Buy Here
- pTron Bassbuds
Priced at ₹1,099, pTron Bassbuds are the lowest priced wireless earbuds available in the market.
It features Bluetooth 5.0. The controls on each bud allow the users to call on the voice assistant, adjust the volume, play or pause the music, and answer calls. The company offers four hours of playback time on a single charge. Buy Here