Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

The true wireless earbuds trend picked up with the introduction of Apple Airpods in December of 2016. And in a span of a few years, you have got plenty of options to choose from. This covers pricier alternatives to Airpods, some of which are head and shoulders above Apple’s offering to good-sounding specimens in the lower price brackets too.

Now like with any other tech purchase, the options can be overwhelming and a tough act to follow. So, to help you with that, here we have hand-picked the industrially acclaimed TWS earbuds which we believe would come as crazy bargains to you.

But, before we get on with it, let’s have a glance at the benefits of TWS and a few things to know before you buy a true wireless hearable.

Let’s have a look at the –

Benefits of TWS earbuds

Look there isn’t a one fits all rationale to justify a TWS buy. Instead, these are the salient reasons why one should pick a TWS against the wired brethren.

The prominent benefit is that the TWS earbuds are – Convenient and Chic

Cut the cord! They spare you the long tangly wires. This facilitates free movement and use-cases such as workouts, crowded commute, trekking, etc.

TWS is not just convenient to ears, but to bear and wear. They are easy to carry around in their tiny cases which in most cases come pre-bundled. They look funkier and blends with your dress.

Things to note –

  • Look out for the return policy. Cuz, needless to say, the sound is very personal, and in case you don’t like the audio characteristics of the one you bought, you might want to change it.
  • Know whether the one you have your eyes on comes with a micro-USB or USB-C port. The choice depends on the kind of socket your phone has.
  • Important parameters are battery life, sound staging, ergonomic (buds and the case), MFB, and microphone quality.
  • Then there are bells and whistles such as AI assistants, in-built equalizers, active noise cancellation, ambiance mode, gaming mode, ingress protection, codec, personalized controls, EQ, etc. And as the tech matures, we shall get more features.
  • As for support, more often than not, the buds from every brand works universally with every smartphone out there. Some even support PS4 and Bluetooth-enabled TVs. But, then there is Airpods whose Play&Pause as well as Siri activation is reserved for iPhones.

With that, let’s get down to the Affordable Airpods Alternatives in India.

Best TWS Earbuds in India

1. Realme Buds Air

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

In one glance, you might confuse this one with the Airpods in dint of the design resemblance. But, if that look is inline with your taste, then there’s more to it that might excite you. The Realme Buds Air (review) is powered by super latency R1 Chip. It can auto-connect with the phone using Google Fast Pair. Similarly, it features auto play and pause which is neat. It also comes with the dual-channel transmission, multi-functioning buttons (MFB), gaming mode, solo-bud usage, environment noise cancellation during calls, etc.

The bundled charging case is compact and sports charging LED indicators as well as a USB-C port. They tout an overall 17-hour battery mileage while the buds themselves push 3 hours of juice. We won’t get much deeper into their endurance and aural experience here as you may find the same and more in our detailed review.

You may also check out Realme Buds Air Neo, which comes around Rs. 2,999.

2. JBL C100TWS

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

It also checks the basic features such as Bluetooth 5.0, auto-sync as soon as you take it out of the box, MFB, etc. JBL C100TWS offers the signature JBL “pure bass” output. That said, it also vaunts good stereo calling and overall clear sound quality. In dint of the Auto Sync feature, you just need to pair the right earbud and the left one will pair automatically.

Inside, there is a 5.8mm driver and a battery capable of churning 5hrs of music playback. The case adds 12 hours of usability. It charges in two hours tops and there is quick charging support.

Before jumping to the next option, here is a worthy mention that’s from the house of JBL: Tune 120TWS.

3. Wings Touch

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

Wings Touch, true to its title, offers touch controls. The Wings suggest up to 6 hours of battery life between charges. Speaking of which, the charging case can refill it 5 times. The expected list of features such as voice assistant trigger, easy auto-pairing, stereo-calling from both earpods thanks to the in-built mic.

It packs a 7mm micro Neodymium driver that claims to push heavy bass. The highs are apparently missing the party whilst vocals get the due emphasis. Amongst other things, you also get IPX7 protection and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity that ranges up to 10m.

4. Xiaomi Mi Wireless Earphones 2

Xiaomi True Wireless earphones 2 share the familiar stem and half in-ear design. It bears a 14.2mm dynamic driver and titanium composite large diaphragm. It sports LHDC codec for richer audio output, dual noise-canceling microphones for a subdued (down to 30dB) noise, and a 10m radius of Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Furthermore, you will also enjoy fancy elements like gesture support and in-ear detection thanks to built-in optical sensors. On top of all that, the Xiaomi phone users get seamless connectivity.

Xiaomi contends a total of 14 hours of battery life on a single charge, four hours with the earbuds. Top it fully in one hour and 10 minutes. It has a USB Type-C port.

You may also checkout Redmi Earbuds S (review), which comes around Rs. 1,799.

5. Lenovo HT10 Pro

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

This Lenovo pair gets a slot in our list for its professed 8-hour run/single charge. Yeah, that’s a bold claim and besides that 40 hours from the case. And when it begs for the charge, plug it in and get 2-hrs of juice. Further, you get IPX5 dust/water resistance, Bluetooth 5.0, APT-X HD codec (along with HSP/ HFP/ AVRCP/A2DP), magnetic charging case, Auto-pairing / Auto-connect / Master-Slave Switching, and the usual features. HT10 Pro runs on a Qualcomm qcc3020 chipset.

The sound is well-rounded with the mids falling short. The main kicker is its built-in Equalizer support which offers two modes- Standard and Extra Bass. This is said to work within a 20m range, which is above the industrial average in this segment. Lenovo brags this should work even in the absence of any hindrances.

You may also check out the latest Lenovo HT20 if you want a cheaper Lenovo TWS buds.

6. Blaupunkt BTW01

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

Blaupunkt German veteran has launched its BTW01 TWS model in the country. It measures 5.5 grams and is rated for sweat, water, and dust. It vaunts to offer decent fidelity and coverage across a wide profile with a good amount of separation. It stays flushed inside ears without coming in your way.

In terms of battery life, the mentioned playback time is 6 hours. It is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0. While taking calls, you can use the left pod as it is the master. As for the call quality, it’s said to be crisp, although traffic, commotion, and windy surroundings can be a problem. Again, much like the other contenders, this one also does a fair job in the sound department with a slight preference to boxy bass.

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7. Noise X5

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

Noise X5 has roped in good reviews. It is a Bluetooth 5-based true wireless earphone that works up to a 10m radius. It asserts 6 hours of juice on a single charge and 36 hours in-total with the charging case. They’ll be back full in around 3 hours. The case claims to top the pods for about 10 times.

The brand underlines a balanced profile. However, as you’d expect the bass gets prominence. Amongst other things, you also get IPX5 water resistance and Ok Google/Hey Siri voice command support.

8. OnePlus Buds

OnePlus Buds is the first TWS offering from the brand. In terms of looks, it is an Airpods doppelganger. It houses a 13.4 mm dynamic driver inside and covers the 20 Hz – 20 kHz frequency gamut. On the software side, it is aided by Dolby Atmos and Dirac Audio tuning. The sound signature is slewed towards lower registers.

The feature list also comprises of things like IPX4 water resistance, wear detection, noise cancellation, and touch controls.

9. Oppo Enco W51

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Oppo has been doing a good job in the hearable space. Enco W51 is a Bluetooth 5.0 based earphone that works within a 10m radius. It claims low latency transmission, ANC, and up to 4 hours of battery life.

Inside, it packs a 7mm dynamic driver that produces a relatively balanced audio output. Then there are things like IP54 water and dust resistance, Qi wireless charging support, and up to 4 hours of battery life.

You may also check out the Enco W11 (review) if you’ve got a tight budget.

10. Crossbeats Pebble

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

This one looks outstanding thanks to its tan color with a dash of copper on the button. The case shares the same olive green hue. It weighs around just 4.8g. It is lite to carry around and the IPX6 water resistance means you can wear it whilst on workouts. Beats skew towards booming bass due to the underlying graphene drivers. While it touches highs, the mids are reserved.

Crossbeats pebble also brings stereo and mono modes. There is an MFB button with voice-command triggers. When it comes to battery life, Crossbeats boasts up to 5 hours of music playback outta the buds and a 20-hour total runtime.

11. Amazfit PowerBuds

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This one stands out from the rest, thanks to its built-in heart rate tracker. Go for the Amazfit PowerBuds (review), if you want fitness buds in a budget. It is sturdily built, is equipped with IP55 water/dust resistance, AAC high-quality codec, up to 8Hr battery life, and good in-ear design.

The outside surface is touch responsive for multi-functioning controls. Amazfit has stuffed in a 9mm driver, which provides quite an enjoyable sound.

12. Skullcandy Indy Evo

Best budget TWS  buds in India

Skullcandy Indy Evo (review) sports an in-ear tip and stem design. You can configure the tap combos for different functions. The earphones are Bluetooth 5.0 compliant, and comes with 6mm titanium-coated drivers and improved connectivity.

It also sports stuff like IP55 water resistance, Tile integration, Ambient mode, 3 EQ modes, multi-functioning button, and mono play.

You should also check out Skullcandy’s Sesh (review).

13. 1MORE Stylish

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

1more Stylish supports the aptX Bluetooth codec which will enhance the audio output from the aptX compatible phones. Speaking of Bluetooth, you get version 5.0. It bears a 7mm dynamic driver, which churns out a respectable balanced sound.

It claims 6.5 hours (50% Volume) of continuous play/talk time between charges and tops a whole day worth juice with the case. Do note that it has a micro-USB port which might disappoint some.

14. Shanling MTW100

Best Truly Wireless Earbuds To Buy in India in 2020

There is a high chance that Shanling would be a new name to you. The Chinese brand has garnered good rave from the industry. Shanling MTW100 comes in two variants -Dynamic and Balanced Armature. The latter is the one to go for in light of a huge 7 hours of earbud endurance coupled with an additional 24 hours of juice inside the case. You can snuggle them both or go Mono.

The Balanced Armature is actually the inherent driver’s name which is made by Knowles. Sound-wise, It has been given props for its fair and flat signature. If you are a bass-head, you may pick the dynamic model but you would have to live with shorter mileage and sound characteristics.

Although you get Bluetooth 5.0, you have to live with just AAC and SBC codec. Sorry no, aptX here. A nice addition is Surrounding Awareness mode, which lets you hear the ambiance. Oh, yeah there is IPX7 water resistance too in the mix.

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So, if you’re in a tight budget, these are the –

Best True Wireless Earphones To Buy in India

Models

Price

Realme Buds Air

Rs. 3,999

JBL C100TWS

Rs. 3999

Wings Touch

Rs. 3,499

Xiaomi Mi True wireless earphones 2

Rs. 3,999

Lenovo HT10 Pro

Rs. 3,989

Blaupunkt BTW01

Rs. 3,999

Noise X5

Rs. 4,499

OnePlus Buds

Rs. 4,990

Oppo Enco W51

Rs. 4,999

Crossbeats Pebble

Rs. 4,499

Amazfit PowerBuds

Rs. 5,999

Skullcandy Indy Evo

Rs. 5,999

1more Stylish

Rs. 6,999

Shanling MTW100

Rs. 6,499

We will keep our ears open for droves of earphones that are about to hit the True Wireless Space in the future.

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