Headphones under 10,000 is a price category where things start getting serious. Budding, as well as known audiophiles, have a good chance of finding what they are looking for.
There’s no question that headphones as pricey as the Audezes & Sennheiser HD650s can easily transform your music collection into a regulatory experience. But if you don’t have that kind of money, there are still plenty of affordable options that offer brilliant value—if you know where to look. To help you out, we’ve meticulously curated this collection of the best headphones under Rs. 10,000, all of which have our stamp of approval.
1. Sony MDR-XB950B1
The Sony MDR-XB950B1 is an ideal choice for bass lovers. The XB950B1 is sturdy in structure and considerably comfortable. The Bass Effect button is not to be toyed with unless you’re a true bass head! The Sony MDR-XB950B1 allows you 18 hours of continuous playback. Power the headphones for 4 hours and enjoy long lasting freedom.
It comes with circular ear pads and an over ear design which provides good isolation. The adjustable bass means you can tweak the headphone’s bass response just the way you like it. We would recommend these Extra Bass Sony headphones to Bollywood, EDM, Hip-Hop, Rock fans who have a large appetite for bass. Also check the newly launched Sony WH-XB900N Noise Cancelling Headphones for the best possible music listening experience.
2. Plantronics – BackBeat PRO 2
Known for its impeccable Bluetooth connectivity and warm sound, Plantronics is an American electronics company producing audio communications equipment for business and consumers alike. Coming from the house of Plantronics, the Backbeat PRO 2 is an absolute game-changer. It offers active noise cancellation in a price segment in which it is unheard of.
The 40mm driver ensures a warm sound, which can pump through 24 hours of music listening. Dual microphones for call clarity, AAC codec support and earcup controls are features that make it stand out amongst the rest. It is safe to say, that the BackBeat PRO 2 is one of the finest wireless headphones at this price point.
3. JBL – LIVE 650BTNC
Looking for Bass on a budget? The JBL LIVE 650BTNC is certainly one of the best options in wireless headphones. The LIVE 650BTNC is loaded with 40mm dynamic drivers that delivers a great bass response with decent clarity. They also come with active noise cancellation to cancel out ambient sounds in your environment. Make no mistake, the quality of noise cancellation as compared to other headphones in more premium price points is pretty substandard.
You can enjoy these headphones for hours on end, as the LIVE 650BTNC comes with the best in-class battery life of 30 hours. Their large ear cushions add to the comfort. With multipoint, these headphones can also be connected to 2 devices simultaneously.
The AudioTechnica ATH-M50x is an immensely popular among audiophiles, casual listeners and audiophiles alike. They do not change much style-wise as compared to the other headphones. They have a bland design, but they’re well-built, sturdy and durable. The large ear cups are decently comfortable and fit well around most ears.
Coming to the sound, these headphones are naturally near-neutral. A popular choice for mixing and DJ’ing, the M50X has a fan base that prefers the sound to be accurate to the source. Tired of wires? Check out the newly launched Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT and make a better choice.