5 Best Earphones Under 500 (2021) in India [With Mic]

You know what, 500 rupee is not a big amount to spend on earphones but that doesn’t mean that we buy such earphones that don’t serve the purpose. I’ve already explained how to buy earphones in this buying guide that sounds good and you should read it before you check my recommended list.

I am doing mixing and mastering of music for a very long time and I know what type of element earphones are missing nowadays. Some earphones produce harsh distorted noise and some too much deep bass. I am personally not a fan of deep bass but if it’s in a limit that I would not mind it either.

best earphones under 500

Earphones for music lovers
If you want to hear subtle music then balanced tuned earphones is a go-to choice. They provide natural and originally produce sound without any tweaking. The favorite part of these earphones is that you can hear every single instrument clearly.

Earphones for gamers
On the other hand, gaming earphones come with a little tweak in mid to high-frequency ranges which provides precise 3D stereo sound to the ears. You can get benefit from these while playing games like PUBG, Fortnite, etc.

So, in this post, I am going to list some of the best earphones under 500 from Amazon and Flipkart that serves different purposes.

1. Realme Buds 2 Earphones with Mic

Best for heavy bass

Rs. 599
Rs. 799
in stock
1 new from Rs. 599
Free shipping
Last updated on April 14, 2021 9:43 pm

Our Ratings 98%

Main Specification

  • #1 selling earphones on Amazon
  • Clean responsive frequency
  • A highly durable braided cable that lasts long
  • 3 different silicon ear tips to match every ear size
  • Built-in volume rocker to turn up and down music
  • Noise cancellation holes
  • 1.2 meter tangled free cable wires 

  • Too much bass

realme buds 2 earphones frequency graph
Realme Buds 2 earphones frequency graph

I personally like the design and build quality of Realme Buds 2 as it fits the purpose. It is a really really sturdy earphone as the edges of the cable are not easy to bend. Now talking about the features, these earphones can easily adopt any Android device. Which means you can pause and play music, use Google assistant with long 3 seconds press.

However, I have to say that bass is slightly on the stronger side, which few people may prefer. If you play party music, the mids sometimes gets muddy (for example the lead vocal) and becomes difficult to hear when you play it loud. On the other hand, soft music really really sounds great on these earphones. Overall, its good earphones for bass lovers.

2. Amkette Trubeats Atom X-10 with Mic

Best for balanced music

Rs. 600
Rs. 899
in stock
2 new from Rs. 600
Last updated on April 14, 2021 9:43 pm

Our Ratings 100%

Main Specification

  • Almost perfectly balanced frequency response
  • Punchy bass with dynamic music drivers
  • You can hear vocals loud and clear
  • 3 different sizes of silicon tips
  • Very cheap at price
  • Noise isolation ready
  • 1.2 meter cable with no wire tangeling

  • Wire is very thin

amkette trubeats earphones frequency graph
Amkette Trubeats earphones frequency graph

If you want not too much bass, just a pure and impressive sound experience, Amkette Trubeats Atom X-10 should be your choice. This pair of headphone has very premium looking design and comfortable silicon tips that don’t cause any pain even with 2 hours of listening.

The makers of these earphones have not touched the mids because they want you to hear the natural vocals. Also there is a slight dynamic changes in the highs which makes songs more vibrant. Also for bass, they have introduced Booming Beats which only enhances deep bass from 20 to 150 hertz. So, I would really recommend to try these headphone once.

3. JBL C50HI Earphones with Mic

Best for EDM music

Rs. 499
Rs. 999
in stock
1 new from Rs. 499
Free shipping
Last updated on April 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Our Ratings 92%

Main Specification

  • Flat mid and high range frequencies
  • Punchy and clean bass (good for EDM tracks)
  • Fits easily in different ear sizes
  • Noise isolation capability

  • Cords material is slightly delicate
  • Not completely tangled free cable (1.2 meter)

jbl c50hi earphones frequency graph
JBL C50HI earphones frequency graph

JBL is a pretty popular American company that distribute audio peripherals around the globe.

JBL Popularity Around the Globe

JBL earphone market around the globe

JBL C50HI earphone is the 3rd highest selling earphones on Amazon right now because it just sounds too good. These earphones are definitely a great choice to listen to long hours of music. Also, the company claims that it can control sound dynamically which means that these earphones will always sound more subtle.

4. Artis E500M Earphones with Mic

Rs. 499
Rs. 999
in stock
1 new from Rs. 499
Free shipping
Last updated on April 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Our Ratings 94%

Main Specification

  • Balanced sound with a little bass tweak
  • Premium design that looks different
  • Fits in the ear very easily
  • Good quality of microphone
  • IPx5 Water resistance certified
  • Fully tangled free cable (1.2 Meter)

  • Not so good wth noise isolation(1.2 meter)

artis E500M earphones frequency graph
Artis E500M earphones frequency graph

One of the most under-rated and sturdy earphones by Artis. E500M is capable of producing extremely clear and punchy bass sound with dynamic output. That is why this pair of earphone is your daily driver. Use it on your android phone, laptop, iphone or ipod, it simply works with all.

These are the spill-proof earphones which make the go underwater easily but do not do it too often as they are not waterproof. It fits different ear sizes and for your convenience, there are two more ear cups (small and large) to adopt different ear size. Overall, this earphone is a great deal and you will not be disappointed with your purchase.

5. boAt BassHeads 100 Headphones with Mic

Rs. 349
Rs. 999
in stock
5 new from Rs. 349
Free shipping
Last updated on April 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Our Ratings 90%

Main Specification

  • Deep bass with almost balanced frequency ranges
  • Good built quality of microphone in it
  • Conforable in ears and doesn’t slip out
  • Wire is completely tangled free
  • Different design concept

  • Not so durable material

boat bassheads 100 earphones frequency graph
boAt BassHeads 100 earphones frequency graph

boAt has become a popular brand name lately, it gained popularity in just a span of last 4 years. I got that say that they make pretty great earphones and BassHeads 100 is also a awesome sounding earphones. The balancing of this pair of earphone is deep at bass level so you might need to set your equilizer to find the right spot according to your music taste.

The earphone is comfortable and built for everyday use. I would highly recommend these earphones if you want to listen to heavy bass tracks or maybe hip hop.

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