Best Wireless headphones under 10000 rs. in 2021
Wireless is the future that you can experience now.
(Updated on September 12, 2021)
TaoTronics SoundSurge 90
Philips Audio PH805BK
There is a major shift in the preference for connectivity for headphones. More and more people are looking at wireless headphones. They’re not only convenient but also have significantly improved over the years. You see them almost everywhere. And the abandoning of the headphone jack by Apple devices has only boosted its popularity.
They’re amongst the most common types of headphones that you’ll see people use. Wireless headphones today have great improvements in battery life and provide several helpful features. All while delivering an enjoyable audio experience.
TaoTronics SoundSurge 90 (TT-BH090) – 8.9
The TaoTronics SoundSurge 90 provide all the necessary features while also being reasonably priced.
Speaking about the design of the TaoTronics SoundSurge 90 nothing about it stands out. The build is entirely made from plastic which feels high-grade. And the entire body has a matte finish to it that feels quite nice to the touch. It is available in only one colourway and that is black. The earcups are quite large and would comfortably accommodate people that have large ears.
The earcups also fold inwards as well as rotate 90 degrees. Making then rather easy to store and let it rest on your shoulders. The cushioning is nice and soft, densely packed while not being too firm. Covering those cushions is faux leather which is quite comfortable and breathable.
Coming to the battery life which is one of the main highlights of this device as it stands at an astounding 30 hours. The headphones fully charge in about 45 mins to an hour, despite being a micro-USB. Another significant feature of this device is Active Noise Cancellation (ANC).
By default, the sound quality is amazing and switching on the ANC just takes it to another level. Though, it does take away a few hours of the playtime if you leave the ANC on. Finally, if you do run out of battery then it does allow you to use the device in Wired mode. The 3.5mm audio cable comes included in the box.
iTeknic BH002 – 8.7
iTeknic is a company from Shenzhen, China. Few of its sister companies include ToaTronics, Ravpower, etc.
The iTeknic BH0002 shares a similar body to the TaoTronics SoundSurge 90. But it does have some changes. Let’s start with the changes in the build quality; the back of the earcups has a different design. Unlike the plain finish of the SoundSurge 90, the iTeknic headphone has a spiral design with grooves that have a reflective, kind of glossy finish.
And the rest of the build; from the material of the earpads to the positions of the charging port and the rest of the buttons are all the same. Speaking on the features it boasts – active noise cancellation, a 3.5mm aux-in port for a wired connection, Bluetooth 5.0, and quick charging over micro-USB.
The battery backup of these headphones is about 15 to 20 hours. And fully charges up in about an hour. The ANC performance is almost on par with the SoundSurge 90.
Coming to the sound quality; the bass performance is rather punchy, ideal for genres that can take advantage of this. The midrange is quite detailed, this goes for the treble frequencies as well. The soundstage is good enough but we expected better. As for the mic quality, it’s decent enough to be used for normal calls or short conference calls.
Philips Audio PH805BK – 8.6
Philips PH805’s design is surely inspired by Sony’s WH-1000XM3. Most over-the-ear headphones opt for a fairly similar design/construction, especially in the high price range.
The overall build quality of the PH805 is great and feels good to the touch. The material used for the build is plastic of good quality. Above the earcups, you’ll find the ‘Philips’ branding. The earcups have a nice contour. When worn, it gives the impression that the earcups can’t be rotated but that isn’t the case. The can not only be rotated but also fold inwards for easier storage.
The earpads are soft and are covered with faux leather. The inside of the headband uses the same materials but is less padded in comparison, this is standard. At 235 grams, they aren’t exactly heavy but not light either.
They use Bluetooth 5.0 to ensure connection stability. And 40mm drivers that Philips cites, cover a frequency response range of 7Hz to 40kHz. The battery life lasts for about 30 hours. Though, if you keep active noise-cancellation (ANC) on, then it last roughly 25 hours. You can choose between 3 modes of ANC – on, off or ambient sound.
Ambient mode is similar to the ‘Transparency mode’ found in realme Buds Wireless Pro and Apple AirPods Pro. This mode boosts the noises around you, providing you with a better awareness of your surroundings. Also termed ‘Environment mode’ found in 1More Dual Driver ANC. Touch controls are available on the PH805, for volume and ANC control. Sometimes they do take a while to recognize your touch.
Srhythm NC25 – 8.5
The Srhythm NC25 delivers decent active noise cancellation, has a reliable build quality. And is also packed with useful features.
The NC25 has a plastic build that makes it quite lightweight. Despite being made of plastic, the construction is sturdy and solid. Inside the box, you’ll find the headphones, the micro-USB charging cable, a 3.5mm aux cable, a carrying case for storage, and an aeroplane adapter. The earcups are collapsible and can be rotated as well.
The cushion quality is good, it’s fairly dense and soft. Similar padding is used on the inside of the headband but the padding is much thinner. The overall fit of the NC25 is pretty comfortable, so no complaints in that department.
Moving on to the features, on the back of the right earcup, you’ll find the control buttons, they include – music play/pause, individual volume controls and a button to control ANC. ANC can either be turned on or off. These headphones use micro-USB charging and will take about 1.5-2 hours to fully charge.
Once charged, the battery will last anywhere from 12-16 hours depending on whether you leave the ANC on or off. The audio performance of the Srhythm NC25 is truly wonderful. The mids and highs are detailed and precise without being distorted or muffled. As for the bass, it’s punchy but leaves enough room for the lower midrange frequencies to perform. The microphone quality is standard.
Samsung/AKG Y500 – 7.9
The Samsung/AKG Y500 has a unique, eye-catching design. It produces precise sounds while also boasting a huge battery backup.
Samsung has owned AKG since 2015. And the improvements in the audio performance of Samsung’s audio products is thanks to this deal. The AKG Y500 is the successor of the Y50BT which was released back in 2015. The durability of the construction and the build quality, in general, is amazing.
These are on-ears so in terms of noise isolation they perform adequately. The earcups are cushioned with memory foam, as is the headband. The headband is adjustable and the earcups can be rotated. They come in 4 colours – black, blue, green, and pink. The coloured part of the headphone gets a metallic finish. The branding is subtle and minimal.
The controls present around the earcups include a volume switch, a button to turn on/off Ambient Aware mode, and the power on/off switch. This is also where you’ll see the LED indicator. You can launch the Assistant using the power button.
Battery life is great, sitting at about 30 hours; fully charges in 2.5 hours. Don’t be worried though, if you run out of battery just use the included 3.5mm audio cable to continue using them.
August EP650 – For the bassheads out there, the August EP650 is a great pick. With a bassy sound signature, a comfortable fit, and NFC support it seems like a great deal. But that’s until you realise these headphones were launched in 2014. It shows its age in the Bluetooth version it uses and the battery life of the device which is v4.0 and 6 hours, respectively.
Monoprice SonicSolace ANC – Another device that has been in the market for some time. The Monoprice SonicSolace, as it says, is an ANC over-ear headphone. It used micro-USB charging and provide a battery life of 8-14 hours. It can be used in wired mode using a 3.5mm audio cable. At 508g, they weigh quite a lot, almost double of most headphones.
Riwbox XBT-880 – The Riwbox XBT-880 is an amazing pair of over-ear headphones that may go under the radar. They possess pretty intuitive controls. As for the looks, some may like the design and colour palette and others won’t. With good sound quality and stable connection. The comfort is top-notch. For some, the size of the earcups might be a bit small.
Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport – If you’re specifically looking for an In-ear type of headphones then look no further. The Jaybird Tarah is a minimal and stylish in-ear that is built to accompany you during your workouts. With exceptional sound quality and a price tag to match this. A wonderful sound signature and stable in-ear fit. The battery life is okay at 6 hours though we’d prefer it to be more.