Best Bluetooth headphones under 3000 rs of 2021

A flexible budget to work with.
(Updated on September 14, 2021)

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Blaupunkt BH21

Blaupunkt BH21

(Best Over-ear)

7.9

  • Use wired or wireless

  • Sophisticated design

  • Cosy earpads

  • Satisfactory mic quality

  • Limited noise isolation

  • Earcups don't fold

Edifier W800BT

edifier w800bt

(Best Over-ear #2)

7.8

  • Simple and Minimal design

  • Hardy build

  • Great battery life

  • Use wireless or wired

  • Earcups can't be folded

JBL T460BT

JBL T460BT

(Best On-ear)

8.2

  • Best On-ear

  • Collapsible earcups

  • Comfy earpads

  • Simple styling

  • Great sound

  • Tight fit for larger heads

SoundPEATS TrueFree

SoundPEATS TrueFree

(Best True Wireless)

8.0

  • Best True Wireless

  • Bluetooth 5.0

  • 15 hr playback time

  • Clean sound

  • Minimal design

  • Adequate noise isolation

  • No water resistance

CrossBeats Wave

cb wave

(Best In-ear)

8.0

  • Best In-ear

  • Multipoint function

  • IPX7 certified

  • Earhook design

  • Angled earpieces

  • Decent battery life

  • Stiff earhooks

A budget of 3000 rs is sufficient to get a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones. Bluetooth or wireless headphones are really convenient as you don’t have to worry about those wires. But finding a good pair of wireless headphone that does not sacrifice quality while offering Bluetooth connectivity requires a decent budget that you can work with.

Every wired headphone user knows the annoyance of dealing with cables/wires. Also since more and more smartphone manufacturers are ditching the 3.5 mm audio jack it may be convenient getting a headphone that offers Bluetooth connectivity. This list contains over-ear, on-ear, in-ear and true wireless models. This allows you to choose the model that best suit your needs.


Our choice for the best Bluetooth over-ear headphone is the Blaupunkt BH21 – 7.9

The Blaupunkt BH21 is our choice for the best Bluetooth headphone under 3000 rs. Its artistic look and over-ear design provide great fit and comfort.

The material used for the construction is high-grade polycarbonate plastic with a matte coating and mingles favourably with the look of the earcups. The headband padding is reasonable and sits comfortably on the head. The earcups are adjustable and can be made to fit your head easily.

The sound produced by the 40mm drivers appear quite unique and has a distinct audio performance. The mid frequencies are audible and the low-frequency response is powerful. The vocals feel a little enunciated, muting out your surroundings with the sound output.

This device has an aux-in port for wired connectivity. It uses Bluetooth v5.0 technology which improves the signal strength and extends the range up to 10m. The device connects effortlessly to Android and iOS as well. The microphone quality is decent and lets you answer calls hands-free. Thanks to the dual pairing feature of this device you can pair two smartphones at once, and by extension, lets you switch between them.

This device also features an EQ mode that can be activated by clicking a physical button which enhances the sound signature. The battery lasts for roughly 24 hours. An LED charging indicator lets you monitor the charge of the device. The price-to-performance ratio of the device is what puts it at the top of this list.


An equally good Over-ear model is the Edifier W800BT – 7.8

The Edifier W800BT is a plain-looking set of Bluetooth headphones with some amazing and desirable capabilities.

The design and styling of the Edifier W800BT are quite similar to the Blaupunkt BH21 and looks minimally designed. It comes in a single colourway that is black with shades of grey which complements its overall look. The construction of the headband is good, it is tractable and has a cushioning material that is stuffed with foam to improve comfort and reduce pressure on your head.

Along the sides of the earcups, you’ll find the control buttons. They are slightly elevated from the frame of the earpiece and give gratifying feedback when pressed. Each earpiece houses a 40mm driver and is pretty proficient in delivering high-quality sound. The combination of the pounding bass, clear mids and highs make for an enjoyable audio experience. Distortion or sound separation at higher volumes was non-existent.

The Edifier W800BT uses Bluetooth v4.0 but at the same time also support more modern codecs. In instances where the battery dies there is a 3.5mm aux-in port for wired connections so you can always switch to it using the aux cable that they provide. Passive noise cancellation/isolation works decently because the earcups serve the purpose of creating a good seal that prevents outside sound from entering into the earcup.

The keeps sound leakage to a minimum. Battery life on these headphones is something worth boasting about. The Edifier W800BT lasts nearly 35 hours of playtime that too on a single full charge. For those of us that have wanderlust, these headphones will be an excellent partner on our journeys.


JBL T460BT is the Best On-ear – 8.2

The JBL T460BT has a well-earned reputation for being one of the best on-ear budget devices with its signature sound.

The Build quality of the JBL T460BT is constructed from high-grade plastic which feels hardy and tough. There don’t seem to be any vulnerable flaws that could sacrifice the structure of these headphones, thus guaranteeing you a durable and long-lasting device. The earpieces are ergonomically built, they are collapsible and can also be rotated, this improves the portability of the device by saving room in your luggage.

The control buttons, as well as the inline microphone, are located on the right earpiece for ultimate accessibility. The padding used for the earcups, and the headband as well, are incredibly delicate and comfortable, providing maximum relief. Those that have larger heads may find the fit of these headphones to be tight, which happens to be the only drawback of these headphones.

JBL’s signature sound is well-known in its speakers and also found in all of its products. The JBL T460BT’s sound signature emphasises the bass frequencies and produces clear vocals and well-defined treble tones using its mighty 32mm dynamic driver. This type of sound signature is more consumer-focused and looks to satisfy most music genres. The microphone quality is fair; when taking calls the amount of background noise picked up is insignificant even when used in busy surroundings.

The JBL T460BT can only be used wirelessly as it does not come equipped with a 3.5mm aux-in port. If this is a must-have feature for you then you may consider one of the Over-ear models on this list. The battery life lasts about 10-11 hours on a single charge, this can vary due to various reasons. The JBL T460BT is a simple and minimal pair of Bluetooth headphones that equip you with the essentials.


SoundPEATS TrueFree is the Best True Wireless device – 8

Entry-level true wireless earbuds that will get you started into the true wireless category. The SoundPEATS TrueFree also made the Best JBL Wireless headphones list as one of the budget models.

The SoundPEATS TrueFree earbuds are neatly devised and well constructed for their cost. The earbuds are pretty small but not as small as some other models. This size contributes to the look, weight and comfort of the device.

These earbuds are also rather good at staying inside your ears. It is integrated with a Realtek chipset which takes audio performance to a greater level. And Bluetooth 5.0 improves the connection strength and range. These earbuds can be paired seamlessly with your smartphone.

Each earbud has a button that lets you adjust the audio play/pause of music which also substitutes as a way to switch between tracks and answer calls. The sound quality – the bass sounds moderately intense and potent, the mids are okay and the highs are precise. They have placed a mic in both earbuds so you could use either earbud to answer calls. This lets you keep the other ear vacant in case you want to stay aware of your surroundings.

The battery life of 3.5 hours playback time per charge and 15 hours in total provided by the case. The charging case uses a MicroUSB cable.

Unfortunately, you can’t use the TrueFree case to carry these earbuds as they are open and don’t have a lid to shut them close. The TrueFree Plus variant comes with the lid but it’s priced higher than the simple TrueFree variant.


CrossBeats Wave is the Best In-ear – 8

Priced a little higher than we’d like them to be. Nevertheless, a premium feeling and performing device.

The CrossBeats Wave comes wonderfully packaged in a medium-sized box. On the outside of the box, you’ll find various indications of the features of these headphones. Some of them are the IPX7 water-resistant rating, which is the second-highest rating for water resistance that can be given to a particular device.

This is great for people that perform exhaustive workouts and activities that cause them to sweat extensively. As you’d expect, this protects the headphone from a good amount of water damage. The look and feel of the device feel premium to touch and does look so too. The plastic used makes them lightweight; feels high-grade and durable at the same time.

Within the box, you’ll find the case storing the headphones and an armband strap that can hold your smartphone, as well as your headphones. The battery life is about 8-9 hours and does vary with the volume that you use it at, and is sufficient. The material of the eartips is pretty soft and the colour is unique and attractive.

On the right earpiece, this is where you’ll find all the control buttons – the volume rocker keys and the CrossBeats logo turns into a switch to toggle the device on/off. And finally, the sound – overall sound signature of the device is great. It provides an experience that can be enjoyed by all listeners. The microphone quality is good too, as it uses the CVC 6.0 noise-cancelling technology to isolate human speech from background noise.


Noteworthy Mentions

Panasonic Retro(over-ear) – The Panasonic Retro were once a great and balanced headset and they still are but they are a little dated. Lightweight and relaxed. The battery lasts for about 20 hours and gets fully charged in 2 hours. The styling of these headphones does indeed look retro.

Edifier W830BT(over-ear) – The Edifier W830BT are a great set of headphones for the price. Unfortunately, they are available in only one colour i.e. white combined with cream. A huge 95 hours of playback time. The build quality and sound are equally good. And so is the comfort. If you like the colour they are made for you.

Fire-Boltt Blast 1200(on-ear) – The Fire-Boltt Blast 1200 are almost as good as the JBL T460BT. The construction is made from high-quality materials and is quite strong and durable. The sound quality is also pretty good. They have an RGB LED logo at the back of each earcup. The battery life is substantial at 20+ hours. And offers a good selection of features.

AUKEY EP-B60(in-ear) – If you want sport in-ear headphones then you could consider buying the AUKEY EP-B60. The build quality of these earphones is pretty good, they are lightweight. The sound quality is satisfactory, the bass is slightly weak, as for the highs and mids, they perform well. The battery lasts about 7 hours.


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