Best Bluetooth headphones under 1500 rs. in 2021

A near-ideal budget to work with.
(Updated on September 12, 2021)

Quick Comparison

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Noise Tune Charge

Noise Tune Charge

8.3

  • Battery: 15+ hrs

  • Engaging sound performance

  • Bass boost button

  • Durable construction

  • IPX5 certified

  • Call quality is decent

Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL

Boult Audio ProBass X1 WL black

8.2

  • Battery: 10+ hrs

  • IPX5 certified

  • Great in-ear fit

  • Excellent sound output

  • Lower midrange frequencies are bit recessed

pTron Bassbuds Sports

PTron Bassbuds Sports

8.1

  • Best True Wireless earbuds

  • Battery: 8 hrs + 24 hours from case

  • Dual Mic

  • Earhook design

  • Great sound quality

  • Great fit

  • Small buttons

  • Charging case is fairly large

Infinity JBL Glide 500

Infinity GLIDE500 BLUE

7.8

  • Best On-ear

  • Battery: 20 hrs

  • Enjoyable sound output

  • Foldable design

  • Voice Assisstant support

  • Only usable in wireless mode

Ptron Studio Classic

pTron Studio Classic folded earcups

8.4

  • Best Over-ear

  • Battery: 20 hrs

  • Simple design

  • Wired and Wireless compatibility

  • Impactful bass

  • Decent mids and highs

  • Buttons are slightly small

You have a lot to choose from and you will find something. No, this isn’t career counselling. But in terms of setting a budget, you have hit a sweet spot. All devices mentioned here are priced under 1500 rupees. This list includes In-ears (including TWS earbuds), On-ear and Over-ear headphones.

Also, check out our picks for the Best Bluetooth In-ear headphones. If you are working with a higher budget then Best Bluetooth headphones under 3000 rs.


Noise Tune Charge (Best Neckband) – 8.3

A positively sleek and winning design with a dedicated bass boost button. With their performance stats and attractive pricing, they make an amazing set of neckband-style headphones.

There are several great things about the Noise Tune Charge. The design, battery life, and bass boost function are the main ones. Starting with the build, one look at it and you can tell how well-thought the design is. The entire neckband has a matte black coating with some smooth surfaces.

The wires have individual little cutouts on either side of the neckband from with they extend. Even the wires that connect to the earpieces are grooves in them. On the right end of the neckband, you’ll find the buttons, they include volume up and down and the music play/pause.

Looking on the inside, you see the Bass boost button and next to it is the micro USB charging port. If you think the bass isn’t enough then once click and you’ll get a punchy low-end. The headphones have IPX5 water and sweat-resistant rating and can handle a light bit of rain.

Now the audio quality falls somewhere between great and good. One thing that can improve it is the in-ear fit using the silicone eartips. The battery life is great, it sits at over 15 hours. It has support for AAC codec which provides better sound quality and lowers latency. And you can launch your preferred Voice Assistant.

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Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL – 8.2

Minimally packaged. The Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL provides a stabler fit that is preferred by athletes.

The device comes with an IPX5 water resistance rating, they can handle some unintentional splashes of water and light rain. Within the box, you’ll find the in-ear headphones stay, a micro-USB charging cable and 3 sizes of extra eartips. And the usual paperwork.

The build quality of the ProBass X1 feels strong and durable. They can be tossed in your backpack without having to worry about damage. The earhooks design provides a more stable fit, making them great for workout sessions and runs. The chances of them falling out of your ear drop significantly.

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You get the usual volume and music play/pause button (which can also be used to launch the Assistant). The headphones switch off automatically after 10 mins of idle time. You can manually turn them off by pressing the play/pause button for 4 seconds.

The earhooks and eartips are soft yet firm. It provides a battery backup of 10-12 hours. The sound quality is great due to included microwoofers. Though there is some latency. The bass frequencies are punchy, mids sound a bit distant, and the highs are clear with minimal elevation.

Overall, a bassy sound signature that is more consumer-oriented. The microphone proves to be of decent quality as well. So answering calls wouldn’t be an issue.

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pTron Bassbuds Sports (Best TWS earbuds) – 8.1

If you’re looking for true wireless earbuds for the first time then take a look at the pTron Bassbuds Sports. They’re quite budget-friendly and are made so intensionally. The build quality is great. Within the box, you get the earbuds, the charging case (which has a matte finish), extra eartips and the usual documents.

The size of the charging case is relatively large, and the earbuds have an earhook design. Coming to the sound quality; the bass, mids, and highs all sound surprisingly good. The battery indicator uses LEDs and is always visible.

The charging case provides 24 hours of runtime and 8 hours from the earbuds, resulting in an impressive 32 hours of total playtime. The case can be charged using a USB-C cable.

The earhooks fit quite securely, providing good passive noise isolation. You won’t have to worry about them falling out of your ears during vigorous workouts. Once you open the charging case, the devices automatically go into pairing mode (Quick Pairing). They also come with IPX4 sweat and water resistance and support Voice Assistant. For the price, these are a great deal.

Alternative: Matlek TWS earbuds7.8

Matlek tws earbuds

The Matlek TWS earbuds are a great alternative to the pTron Bassbuds Plus. The big differences are the battery life and case build quality. In terms of battery life, the Matlek earbuds last 5 hours with the case providing additional 20 hours of battery life.

This is higher than then Bassbuds Plus. However, when it comes to the build quality of the case, Matlek’s charging case doesn’t feel as durable as the Bassbuds Plus’ charging case.


Infinity JBL Glide 500 (Best On-ear) – 7.8

The Infinity JBL Glide 500 offers a huge battery life of 20 hours and is pretty comfortable to wear.

The Infinity JBL Glide 500 seems to fluctuate in price and occasionally goes above the budget that we’re working with but not by a lot. While our first choice was the Boat Rockerz 400 or 450, the Glide 500 does offer a much better battery life and sound experience.

Starting with the build – the material used for the entire frame is plastic. While this does make the headset lightweight, it sacrifices durability by doing so. The earcups are well-padded and fold inwards, making them easy to store and travel with. Though the headband lacks padding, it is adjustable. The headset can only be used in wireless mode as it does not possess a 3.5mm aux-in port.

The battery, which comes at 20 hours, is sufficient enough to last you a day or two before needing to be charged. And uses a micro-USB cable to charge which comes included in the box. The placement of the on-ear buttons are solid and give good feedback when clicked. It also comes with quick charge functionality. You also get dual EQ mode.

Considering the on-ear design, the passive noise isolation performance of this device is adequate. While this does affect the sound performance slightly, it is negligible.

Wired Alternative – boAt 900

Wireless Alternative – Boat Rockerz 450


pTron Studio Classic (Best Over-ear) – 8.4

pTron’s products provide great value for money. And that is the case for the Studio Classic over-ear headphones as well.

pTron products such as the pTron Tangent Beats provide quite a powerful bass, granted you get a good in-ear seal. However, the pTron Studio Classic, this is not the case. Being over-the-ear type headphones, they use larger drivers and can deliver a better soundstage.

The low-end is strong and pushes through but without overpowering the rest of the frequencies. Using an EQ app can improve upon this as well. The highs are bright and clean.

With its 20 hours of battery life thanks to the 1000mAh battery, you wouldn’t be running out of battery anytime soon. Though, if you do, you can always use them in wired mode. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 and supports the A2DP codec. The earcups are collapsable making them easy to store and commute with. They are comfortable enough to be worn for long periods.


Noise Cancelling vs Noise Isolation

Active noise cancellation vs passive noise isolation

Active Noise-Cancelling (ANC) vs Passive Noise Isolation (sometimes called passive noise cancellation). ANC headphones like the Sennheiser Momentum 3 or the Shure Aonic 50 are incredibly expensive. It is partly due to the build quality and also the technology required for active noise cancelling.

ANC technology relies on several microphones to capture the sounds around you. These sounds are then passed through their electrical systems present inside which eliminate or neutralize the unnecessary sounds. And then are finally sent to your ears.

On the other hand, Passive Noise Isolation or passive noise cancellation is achieved through the fit of the headphones in/on/around your ears. This is what we refer to as the “seal”. All headphone types provide passive noise isolation except for Bone-conduction headphones. And ANC is a feature that is manually added to a particular set of headphones.


Noteworthy Mentions

Noise Tune Active – If the rest of the devices mentioned above don’t interest you then you should take a look at the Noise Tune Active. With a battery backup of roughly 10 hours, IPX5 rating for sweat and light water protection and earhooks provide the perfect fit. For joggers, they could be a great companion.

FLORID Rave Machine 01 – The sound output is decent. The build quality could’ve been better. The battery life is sufficient. All that said, the FLORID Rave Machine 01 aren’t all that appealing to us. Some lower-priced models offer better. Overall, we’d say they are good enough.

pTron Bassbuds Elite – The pTron Bassbuds Elite are almost on par with the pTron Bassbuds Plus. The Elite fall short in terms of build quality. It takes longer to fully charge and the talk time is lower.

Zinq Technologies Erupt – The Erupt by Zinq Technologies is priced under 1000 rupees and is a decent wireless on-ear headphone. With a battery of 300mAh, it lasts up to 8 hours on a single full charge. The controls are tactile and well placed. The design has a twist to it. The construction, however, is fair.

boAt Rockerz 400 – Formerly the best On-ear at this price point. The boAt Rockersz 400 is lightweight, sits comfortably on your ears and provides a decent battery life of 7+ hours. The earpads are soft enough and the build is tough. These wireless on-ears are still great but the Rockerz 450 offers significantly more battery life.

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