With great qualities like top-notch sound, noise cancellation, inbuilt mic for voice and video calls, there are so many options to choose from, that sometimes it gets overwhelming.
Headphones are not just limited to listening to music anymore, they have truly become an accessory seen on everyone these days. Someone who isn’t a music addict, uses headphones by adding them as their daily accessory while traveling to work, gym, or even for an outing. This made the creators try out more in the area of headphones and make them even more fashionable to use. With new technology emerging, people have said goodbye to the traditional earbuds as wireless and portable headphones are in trend. With great qualities like top-notch sound, noise cancellation, inbuilt mic for voice and video calls, there are so many options to choose from, that sometimes it gets overwhelming. Not just the quality, but there are some exceptional brands today in the market that are ruling over the technology world by launching new updated versions of the most loved products by the customers, now and then. We have got you covered by listing some headphones that we consider perfect even for an impulsive buy. Read on!
1. GRADO SR60I
With a traditional open Back design, the Grado SR60i stops the bass from distorting at higher volumes so that your listening experience is as refined as it could be. Grado has been known for making trustworthy headphones for a long time and the company keeps making significant additions to the pre-existing designs. Grado did the same with the SR60 model, launching the new improved SR60i. In this model, they have focused on controlling distortion and resonance.
Although it may not go quite as loud as the in-ears go with a portable player, it does satisfy its limits. It has a usual combination of a 3.5mm jack plug and a 6.3mm adapter with a soft and flexible cable. The reviews state that these headphones are more comfortable than their predecessor and they are highly capable.
APPROX. Rs. 7,000.
Grado has been known for making trustworthy headphones for a long time and the company keeps making significant additions to the pre-existing designs.
2. JBL LIVE 660NC WIRELESS HEADPHONES
These over-ear type headphones from JBL feature wireless connectivity. They have an inbuilt microphone, a dynamic type driver of 40mm and weigh only around 265g making it sit lightly on your head without causing any headache. These wireless headphones have been commended for their sound quality, keeping the brand’s image uptight and trustworthy. JBL is widely known for its audio products that stand out on the list most of the time.
These headphones have an impedance of 32 Ohms and a sensitivity of 97Db. It supports Bluetooth and has a battery life of around 50 hours so that you don’t have to cry about your headphones being discharged just when you need them the most. Packed with so many features, these headphones are a must-buy!
APPROX. Rs. 13,000
JBL is widely known for its audio products that stand out on the list most of the time.
3. SHURE-AONIC 50
A Sound pleasing American brand on the list is SHURE. Bringing rhythmic blues to your ear since 1925, Shure is surely one of the most prominent audio part manufacturers out there. It is majorly known for the high-quality microphones that it manufactures, but is no less when it comes to headphones.
Shure-Aonic 50 is a headphone that loses the wire, but not the quality. It is a noise-cancelling headphone that claims to cut up to 80% of the surround sound and provide you with crystal clear studio class sound. If you like to go old school, it has the classic headphone 3.5mm jack which can provide better connectivity.
Supporting Bluetooth 5.0, Aonic 50 can switch from noise-cancelling mode to environment mode which enables the ambient sound. Providing battery backup up to 20 hours, Shure-Aonic 50 is a very good option if you want to go for a studio class sound.
APPROX. Rs. 23,000
Shure majorly known for the high-quality microphones that it manufactures, but is no less when it comes to headphones.
4. BANG & OLUFSEN’S BEOPLAY HX
Declared for providing superior performance, these headphones have a chic design and are being discussed. The headphones speak comfortability, the ear cups are made of aluminum and the cushion inside is of soft leather. However, it does have difficulty combating long-wave sound events. If you are looking for headphones that you can use on an everyday basis, then you have found the ones. The power quality is one thing that will shock you about this product. It can work up to 40 hours and a charge of 2 hours would easily get through a four-day trial.
APPROX. Rs. 23,000
The headphones speak comfortability, the ear cups are made of aluminum and the cushion inside is of soft leather.
These headphones by Bose come in three color variants and have become the talk of the town in no time. If you are someone who has always viewed headphones as an escape from the world to relax and relish, you have found the ideal ones. As the name suggests and the brand claims they are, “powerful noise-canceling, astonishing sound, and unrivaled voice pickup.” Not just by looks, but these are extremely lightweight. The headband is one quality in this product that is going to steal your glance at the first look. Despite the headband being made of stainless steel, it isn’t irritable on the head at all. The earpads are thin and the ear cups allow them to be airy. It has a battery life of up to 20 hours, which is less as compared to other leading brands in the industry.
Similarly, it takes about 2.5 hours to charge which is moderately slow. The touch controls are another great quality, two buttons on the right are for power and pairing voice assistant control and one on the left is responsible for the noise-canceling level. Clear calling is another feature that makes this a must-have while working from home in style.
APPROX. Rs. 35,000
The headband is one quality in this product that is going to steal your glance at the first look.
6. BOWERS AND WILKINS PX7 CARBON EDITION
The elegant color of this product will make you carry it everywhere in chic. A feature that draws out attention is, if you lift one ear cup to pay attention to the world out there, the music automatically stops and when adjusted back, the music plays on. Therefore, the fear of missing your favorite band is ruled out. An impressive battery quality that lasts up to 30 hours and a quick 15-minute charge gives an extra 15 minutes. The physical switches on the product are new and easy to use. If you are looking for something luxurious that also provides a noise-canceling feature, you’ve found one.
APPROX. Rs. 40,000
The elegant color of this product will make you carry it everywhere in chic.
7. APPLE AIRPODS MAX
The company which revolutionized the technology industry and changed our outlook towards technology, Apple, is the pinnacle when it comes to software and hardware integration. The tech giant is an all-rounder, making its hardware and software. With their limited products and yearly launches, the product itself feels up-to-date even after some time.
The Max in these AirPods signifies the size and the sound. It is an upgrade to AirPods Pro, which were compact touch-sensitive wireless earbuds. With the integration of Active Noise Cancellation, it surely will cancel all the competitors in the market.
It features Apple’s H1 Chipset, which is the latest audio hardware that provides immaculately clear and loud sound according to your requirements. The design is something that is minimalistic and possesses a very simple yet elegant look.
Overall, you are getting a full-fledged package with elegant looks, perfect and clear sound quality, and something that has a brand value associated with it. If you are into quality and brand value, you should go for it.
APPROX. Rs. 59,000
Apple, is the pinnacle when it comes to software and hardware integration.
8. SONY WH-1000XM4
As claimed by the brand, “ The easy way to enjoy less noise and even purer sound.” With three premium top features, noise-canceling, great sound and smart listening technology these headphones are ruling the tech industry. To provide you the best noise cancellation feature incorporates two technologies Personal Noise-Cancelling Optimizer and Atmospheric-Pressure Optimizing. The most fascinating feature of this headphone is spoken to chat, it activates as soon as you speak to someone and stops playing the music even when you have the headphones on. It even adjusts the sound setting according to your ambiance. Speaking of comfort, these headphones are so lightweight that you’ll barely feel anything. Power is another aspect that makes it a worth. It impulsive purchase. With 30 hours of battery life, they are ideal even if you go on trips. Not just this but with a quick 10-minute charge you get 5 hours’ worth of battery.
APPROX. Rs. 27,000