Best Headphones Under 1000 rs. in India (2021 Edition)

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(Updated on July 18, 2021)

Quick Comparison

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Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL

Boult Audio ProBass X1 WL red

8.2

  • Type: In-ear

  • Battery life: 11-14 hrs.

  • Connectivity: Wireless

  • IPX5 certified

  • Comfortable, stable fit

  • Accurate sound output

  • Bass hides the lower midrange

pTron Tangent Beats

pTron Tangent Beats yellow

8.0

  • Type: In-ear

  • Battery life: 6-7 hrs.

  • Connectivity: Wireless

  • IPX4 rating

  • Bassy sound signature

  • Good mic quality and build

  • Charging cable quality is poor

Boat Bassheads 900

boat bassheads 900 black angled

8.0

  • Type: On-ear

  • Connectivity: Wired

  • Powerful bass

  • Flexible, lightweight build

  • Conventional audio output

  • White variant costs more

Sound One V11

Sound One V11 collapsed

7.5

  • Type: Over-ear

  • Battery life: 10+ hrs.

  • Connectivity: Wireless and Wired

  • Reliable sound output

  • Foldable design

  • Adequate build quality

  • Generic looking design

Redgear Cloak

Redgear Cloak

(Best for Gaming)

8.4

  • Type: Over-ear

  • Connectivity: Wired

  • Large, comfortable earcups

  • Exceptional fit

  • Attractive design

  • Good mic quality

  • RGB lights can't be changed

Generally, as you go higher in price, you will be greeted with a lot more options to consider. And sometimes, the more options you have, the harder it gets to pick one. At the price of Rs. 1000, this is the situation that you’re met with. The budget determines the number of products available, the quality of those and other such factors that need your consideration.

As you’d expect, this can take up a lot of your time. So, to makes this process simpler we have selected headphones that fall into the following types – In-ear, On-ear, Over-ear, and Gaming headphones. Pick the one that best suits your needs.

Check out our picks for the Best Bluetooth headphones for the same budget.


Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL (Best In-ear) – 8.2

The ProBass X1-WL from Boult Audio delivers good performance with the neckband style design and good in-ear fit.

The key features that the Boult Audio ProBass X1-WL offers are the IPX5 rating and the built-in microwoofers. The box comes with a micro-USB cable and extra eartips. The build quality is pretty good, the headphones are made with high-quality materials, and feel solid. With the stable in-ear fit and the IP rating, they’re ideal headphones for athletic people.

The fit is quite reliable which also helps achieve a good seal. They wouldn’t fall out of your ears while jogging. You get the usual volume and music playback controls. The music playback button can also be used to launch your device’s Assistant by pressing down and holding the aforementioned button.

If left idle for over 10 mins, the headphones turn off on their own. And of course, you can manually turn them off too. The eartips and earhooks are soft and firm. Battery backup of about 11-14 hours but may vary based on the volume you listen to music at.

When it comes to sound quality, the bass is good, with mids and highs that complement each other well. The sound signature leans towards ‘V-shaped’ with priority given to lows and highs. The bass is pretty strong but not overwhelmingly so. The recording or mic quality is decent, and usable during calls. 


pTron Tangent Beats – 8.0

The Tangents Beats are a great pair of in-ear neckband-style headphones from pTron. They are affordable, perform well and are well-built.

The pTron Tangent Beats uses A2DP codec technology coupled with Bluetooth 5.0, they deliver a stable connection with good strength and pretty low latency. Its magnetic locking earbuds and IPX4 certification make them easy to convenient to carry and use during workouts. Battery life on the Tangent beats comes at around 6-7 hours. And fully charge in about 1 and a half hours.

You get extra eartips inside the box, so makes sure to use them and find the right fit. The neckband ends are weighted but the overall weight of the headphones is reasonably light. Yellow and red are the two colours that you’ll find them in. The construction quality is exceptional and long-lasting, the materials used are great for the price.

Most of the neckband is made from rubber that is soft and flexible. The pTron logo is printed on the left end of the neckband. On the right side of the neckband is where you’ll find all the control buttons and the micro-USB charging port. An LED indicator is also placed next to it. The controls include buttons to adjust the volume and music playback.

The wire connecting them to the earpieces is rubber-coated. The earpieces are pretty small but sound amazing. The bass is super punchy and powerful which could catch some people off-guard. The earpieces are magnetic. The tiny drivers are capable of producing some powerful sound provided that you find the right in-ear seal with the eartips. Bassheads would like to jam to this sound profile. The call quality is also decent enough to be used.

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Boat Bassheads 900 (Best On-ear) – 8.0

The Boat Bassheads 900 is an easy recommendation in this price segment. Especially when it comes to finding an on-ear type headphone.

The build quality of the Bassheads 900 is pretty good and durable. The neckband is padded from all sides and is quite flexible. And it is also adjustable that is reinforced with strips of thin metal. In terms of design and looks, they don’t fall short there either. The earcups are also well-padded with soft cushioning. The back of the earcups has a distinct look.

These are wired headphones. The cable extends from the bottom of the earcups and is coated with rubber. The 3.5mm audio jack has a metal base that is grooved with a spring below it. Safe to say, the quality of the jack is great. Also, along the cable is the microphone and button housing. The mic quality is good.

The controls include a single button that can be used to answer/reject calls and control music playback. It doesn’t have controls for volume.

The earcups can be rotated and also collapse inwards. Finally, the sound quality of the 900 is truly good even though the noise isolation performance is low. Achieving a good seal with on-ear headphones is difficult. Despite this, these headphones manage to deliver a powerful bassy sound signature.


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Sound One V11 (Best Over-ear) – 7.5

The V11 is an over-ear wireless headphone made by Sound One which is an Indian company. Overall, a great headphone with the ability to use them in wired mode.

The Sound One V11 is an over-ear headphone, and also the successor of the V10 (an on-ear headphone). The V11 has a generic design with the usual blackout colour palette. A lot of headphones in and around this price bracket share this look.

Despite being a pair of over-ear headphones, the earcups are slightly on the smaller size, they’ll be able to cover most of your ears. But some of the earcup paddings will come in contact with the outside of your earlobes. The use of plastic in its build results in the device being lightweight with a fair amount of durability.

The earcups are foldable which improves their durability and portability. When it comes to battery life, you can expect over 10 hours of runtime. Though, if the battery runs out, you can turn them into wired headphones with the 3.5mm cable.

The 40mm drivers are capable of producing a good soundstage and deliver a bassy sound signature. The midrange and high frequencies’ performance is pretty good too. The padding on the earcups is comfortable. The headband is also padded similarly. The buttons are responsive, and the headband can be adjusted to your liking.

Alternative: Leaf Bass – 7.3

In terms of design and looks, the Leaf bass is quite similar to the Sound One V11 with few differences. One of which is the placement of the Leaf logo throughout the headphone. The logo is visible on the back of each earcup, and also on the headband. You’ll find a button on the back of the earcup as well, it lets you answer/reject incoming calls.

The performance of the microphone during calls is adequate. Coming to the sound profile – the lows are great, mids sound slightly suppressed, and the highs are average. The sound signature is bass-focused. The portability of the headphone is good as the earcups are foldable. And it also has an adjustable headband.

The battery backup is about 5-7 hrs. And they can be used in wired mode. So running out of battery is not an issue. The headphones are decently comfortable and provide a good fit. The large earcups create a good seal, giving good noise isolation. It can handle some amount of sweat and water too.


Wireless/Bluetooth Headphones :

Best Bluetooth headphones under 3000 rs

Best Wireless headphones under 5000 rs.


Redgear Cloak (Best for Gaming) – 8.4

The Redgear Cloak outperforms all other gaming headphones in the under 1000 rs. price segment. Truly an incredible gaming headphone with eye-catching looks, build and sound quality that is worth twice the money.

The Redgear Cloak manages to offer a great gaming experience with its accurate in-game sound reproduction, and excellent fit and comfort. It has a unique design that will turn heads but provides a stable enough fit that they stay on yours. The earcups are capable of covering your ears completely which creates a good seal thus promoting passive noise isolation.

The Redgear logo is present on the back of the earcups, surrounded by a ring of RGB LEDs. Now, you can’t set the RGB LEDs to a single colour but you can turn them on/off. The LEDs follows a rainbow colour pattern. You’ll find the boom microphone attached to the right earcups, it is adjustable but not removable.

The mic picks the human speech quite well, especially in a quiet room. The padding on the earcups is dense and soft. Achieving a pretty comfortable fit. The body is constructed out of good quality plastic, making the headset lightweight yet durable. The headband which acts as a bridge is supported by two metal strips.

The cable splits into two 3.5mm jacks (mic and audio). You’ll need a splitter-connector when using them on mobile phones. The USB connector lets you switch the RGB LEDs on or off. The sound profile is amazing, it provides great positional accuracy and clear in-game sounds. You can also use them for listening to music.

Alternative: Cosmic Byte GS410

The GS410 from Cosmic Byte is a fan favourite gaming headset in this price range. It is a decent gaming headset, overall. The build quality is something that you must be concerned about. The headset is entirely constructed out of plastic but lacks the quality which is present in other headphones. Stretching the headband too much may break it, making the device unusable. So you would have to use them carefully.

Since the headset cable only has a single 3.5mm port for audio and mic, it can be used to connect to any device that supports it. This goes for mobile phones as well. The volume controls are located on the cable in a housing that looks like a computer mouse. The toggle to mute switch is also present here.

The sound output of the headset is pretty decent, it certainly isn’t as good as the Redgear Cloak but it gets the job done. The inside of the headband and the earcups share the same padding. The earcups cover your ears well and provide good comfort. The microphone quality is fairly standard yet usable.


Lists for different gaming budgets :

Best Gaming headphones under 2000 rs.

Best Gaming Headphones under 4000 Rs


Noteworthy Mentions

pTron Bassbuds Elite  If you are looking for a pair of true wireless earbuds but don’t want to spend a lot. Then get the pTron Bassbuds Elite. For an entry-level, budget-friendly pair of TWS, these are decent. With features like dual mics, and a battery life of roughly 4 hours. They are worth considering.

Boult Audio ProBass Curve – Fairly standard build quality. The Boult Audio ProBass Curve is an in-ear, neckband style headphone. With a battery life of about 8-10 hours and familiar features like magnetic eartips, IP certification, etc. makes these headphones are pretty appealing.

boAt Rockerz 255 – If you’re used Boat products before then you must know about the Rockerz 255. Simply put, this is a great example of well-built and good sounding headphones. These are also in-ear, neckband-styled with an IP rating. So you can use them for workouts and other similar activities.

Panasonic RP-HX250 – For a wired over-ear headphone, the Panasonic RP-HX250 does pretty well. For the price, the construction quality is unexpectedly good. The earcups are capable of completely covering your ear which promotes noise isolation. In terms of sound quality, they perform rather good.

Philips SHL4600BK – The Philips SHL4600BK has a pretty unique design for wired over-ear headphones. The earcups are large and decently padded with a slim, adjustable headband. Both of which are padded with different materials. The sound quality is standard.

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