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A few months ago, we didn’t have many options under Rs 5,000 for a TWS in India. But, now with multiple launches, we get a handful of TWS earbuds in the sub Rs 5,000 segment. In case you want to jump on the train and join the Truly Wireless Stereo earbuds army, here are the best TWS earbuds you should consider. Moreover, they want to sell their own wireless or true wireless earbuds. So in this aggressive competing market of innovation and pricing here are the best true wireless earbuds under 5000.
The ‘True Wireless Earbuds’ segment is getting a lot of traction recently in India. In fact, the latest reports suggest that wearables in India registered an 80% year on year growth with a shipment of over 4.2 million units in the first quarter of 2020 The main reason for the uptick is because of the rise of the TWS earbuds in India.
Just like how the budget smartphone market was filled with a lot of options a few years ago, now we have a tonne of options for the TWS segment. Smartphone makers like Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme have already jumped in and launched their true wireless earbuds in India, bringing many new affordable options for the consumers.
We list the best True Wireless Earbuds under Rs. 5,000:
1. Oppo Enco W51
Oppo Enco W51 true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones with active noise cancellation and wireless charging have been launched in India, priced at Rs. 4,999. The latest offering in Oppo's growing range of audio products and smart accessories, the Enco W51 was launched yesterday alongside the Oppo F17 and Oppo F17 Pro smartphones and will be available for sale soon. At this price, the Oppo Enco W51 is among the most affordable TWS earphones with premium features such as active noise cancellation in India.
2. Realme Buds Air
Realme Buds Air and Buds Wireless Pro earphones have been launched in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 and Rs. 4,999 respectively. The Buds Air Pro is a pair of truly wireless earphones, while the Buds Wireless Pro features a neckband-style wireless design. Both new pairs of earphones feature active noise cancellation and are the latest in the growing range of audio products from Realme.
3. OnePlus Buds Z TWS
OnePlus Buds Z, the rumored TWS earbuds from the Chinese smartphone maker, is set to launch in India on October 14. Ahead of the launch, renders, and specifications of the OnePlus Buds Z have been leaked. While the renders offer a look at the earbuds' design and charging case, the specifications tip details on the inbuilt drivers, audio technology support, and battery life. Alongside, the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z neckband earphones are tipped to get a special Bass Edition – expected to launch with the OnePlus Buds Z on the same day.
4. Noise Shots X5 Pro
This is where Noise comes in with its Shots X5 Pro. The Shots X5 Pro is its attempt to have a go at what consumers want from truly wireless earbuds these days, i.e. no frequent charging, good audio quality, and durability. Noise used to make the Shots X5 until a couple of years ago but this time, they have given it modern 2020 upgrades and a decent price tag of Rs 4,999.
5. Realme Buds Air Neo
The Realme Buds Air Neo comes as a watered-down version of the popular Buds Air truly wireless earbuds that, according to the company, are at the second position in the market in terms of sales. With Buds Air Neo, Realme is going wider into the market to woo consumers to switch to TWS (true wireless stereo) earbuds that look like Apple AirPods but are priced around one-third of what Apple charges. For a price of Rs 2,999, the Realme Buds Air Neo borrows many things from the big brother Buds Air but has its own identity in the market.
6. JBL C100 TWS
JBL C100 TWS True Wireless Earphones Price: Flat 50% off on JBL C100 True Wireless EarphonesFlipkart Sale - Purchase JBL C100 TWS Bluetooth Headset with Mic (Black, In the Ear) worth Rs.7999 at Rs.3999. JBL C100 is powerful in sound thanks to a 5.8mm driver featuring JBL Pure Bass sound and colorful in design. The earbuds combined with the elegantly designed portable charging case provide 17 hours of unrestrained musical enjoyment.
7. Oppo Enco W11
Oppo Enco W11, Oppo Enco W31, and Oppo Enco M31 headphones have received a permanent price cut of Rs. 500 in India. This means that the Oppo Enco W11 TWS earphones are now available at a price of Rs 1,999, the Enco M31 neckband style earphones are available at a price of Rs 1,999, and the Enco W31 TWS headphones are now available for sale at a price of Rs 3,499. All three Oppo headphones are currently available for purchase at the latest prices on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart.
8. Mi True Wireless Earphones 2
Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is priced at Rs. 4,499, promising a premium true wireless listening experience, plus Xiaomi's typically competitive pricing. Although the company launched the much more affordable Redmi Earbuds S soon after, Xiaomi maintains that the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 is a more feature-filled product for more advanced users, similar to the way other Mi and Redmi products have been positioned.
9. Motorola Tech3 TriX 3-in-1 Hybrid Earphones
Motorola Tech3 TriX three-in-one earphones have launched in India. Motorola licensee Binatone released the hybrid headsets ahead of the Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. The earphones offer wires, wireless, and true wireless solutions to users, based on their preferences. Motorola Tech3 TriX can be used as TWS earbuds, and it comes with attachments to transform into a neckband or a wired headset if desired. Other key features include up to 18 hours of battery life with the charging case and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
10. boAt Airdopes 431
The sound quality of this boat true wireless earphone is average. The sound delivered is good in terms of loudness. The latest launch claims to provide excellent bass. But the ratio of bass is slightly on the aggressive side. The earpiece has an inbuilt microphone for a prompt stereo calling facility. Boat Airdopes 431 true earbuds provide an average noise cancellation or CVC. This feature is workable in peaceful environments with lesser disturbance. In traffic areas, you may experience trouble with the audio quality. Users report slight sound delay while playing higher graphic games like PUBG. Overall, the sound quality is feasible at the price. But, it doesn’t provide a good experience while calling or gaming.
Reasons to a buy (TWS) true wireless earbuds?
- As their name suggests, such earphones aim to bring a true wireless listening experience, unlike the conventional wireless earphones that still have a wire or a band going behind your neck. Of course, now wires dangle around and need attaching to your phone.
- While with a normal pair of Bluetooth earphones, you’re required to use both the earpieces, thus, excessively draining the battery. With true wireless earbuds, you have the option to even use one of the two earpieces, like for calls, and save battery life.
- All true wireless earphones need docking in their case for charging and storage. While providing the earbuds the required juice, these cases make it a lot easier to carry the earbuds around without losing them. Most cases are small enough to fit inside your jeans pocket.
- The people engaged in sports activities usually find it difficult to manage the wires on their earphones, even the smaller ones on wireless earbuds. The true wireless alternatives make it more convenient so that you can concentrate on your workout.
- It goes without saying that truly wireless earbuds stand at the cutting-edge technology. Most of them support access to voice assistants and many also have app support to manage all their settings easily. They are also smarter with their compact designs that have a touch-based interface.