Under Rs 5,000 earbuds are the best for convenience

Under Rs 5,000 earbuds are the best for convenience

There is no argument that wireless earbuds are convenient to use. The segment was popularised by Apple AirPods, but now earbuds are available across the price spectrum. The affordable earbuds aren't as powerful as the premium AirPods and some miss out on features such as Active Noise cancellation and transparency or awareness mode, but the under Rs 5,000 buds are not half bad either. They are good for answering calls, streaming music and gaming, are water and sweat resistant and can last a day's of continuous use, without hurting your pocket much. This is one of the most affordable earbuds that you can choose from Hyderabad-based pTron. The wireless earbuds are IPX 4 sweat and water resistant. One or both the buds can be used in mono and stereo mode, as it has built-in microphones on both earbuds supporting voice assistant and phone calls. The Bassbuds has a decent wireless coverage of 10 meters and can auto-connect with the device, thanks to Bluetooth 5.0 enabled. Featuring 3.5 hours of talk time, the buds can be juiced up twice from a fully charged case. The battery status is highlighted by the company's small display.

A combination of style with cool functions, OnePlus Buds can suit everyone -- whether it's a sports enthusiast, music lover or someone who spends a lot of time on calls. The buds are available in three colours - white is elegant grey, a combination of green and blue looks funky. The case has an LED that indicates charging status, a button for pairing mode and a Type-C charging port. The buds are great for answering calls as well as music. It scores on vocals and bass with a 1.34 cm dynamic driver. There is low latency while streaming videos on the phone. The headphones have a Type-C charging port, and a 10 minute charge, which allows earphones to be listened to for 10 hours, according to the company, which has a combined battery of around 30 hours 7 hours from buds case.

There are not many AirPods in this price range that offer active noise cancellation. BoAt's Airdopes 30 dB Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation cancels out unwanted external sounds, especially when sitting in crowded places. The earbuds are good for streaming music or OTT shows, as well as audio calls. It's ideal for mobile gamers because of its low latency. BoAt boasts about the Ambient Mode that provides transparency during playback. The right earbud comes with the in-ear detection function as well as for play pause. The earbuds and case combined offer up to 28 hours of playback, including up to 4.5 hours of playtime in ANC mode or 5.5 hours in non-ANC mode, and 5 minutes of charge juices it for an hour of playback.

If you are looking for something more premium, the Jabra 65 t is your pick. The 65 t is a product of Jabra, a company that specialises in audio equipment, and features 4 microphone technology for better call performance. The right earbud is Master, to initiate set-up, and only the right earbud can be used for mono playbacks or calls. The buds offer up to 5 hours on a single charge and a total of 15 hours with the charging case, which takes 2 hours with a dedicated USB wall charger to power the 500 mAh battery. Once registered using the Jabra Sound app, this one is IP 55 certified and comes with a 2 year warranty against water dust. It also supports the Jabra Sound app equaliser.

Redmi earbuds 2 C are sleek and lightweight, weighing 4.1 gramme, and are convenient to carry around the pocket. Redmi has made it IPX 4 certified, making it ideal for walks and jogs. It doesn't feature active noise cancellation, but it manages to suppress environment noise. It offers up to four hours of playback on a single charge, and offers 12 hours of playback with the case.