Best true wireless earbuds (TWS) under Rs 3,000 in India for 2023

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 True wireless earbuds, aka TWS, are your best buds for watching shows, and movies, listening to music and even attending meetings. Wired earphones have become outdated because of the convenience and usability of truly wireless earbuds.  

TWS earbuds have become an indispensable part of our lives since the headphone jack was removed from our phones. Combined with the lockdown, that led to India's meteoric rise in the TWS sector. 

Affordable earbuds have seen the most traction in the recent past and the stats for the third quarter of 2021 suggest that around 8 million TWS devices were shipped during that time.

THESE ARE THE BEST TWS UNDER RS 3,000:

1. OnePlus Buds Z

2. Soundcore Life Note E

3. OnePlus Nord Buds

4. Boult Audio Omega

5. Boat Airdopes 441

6. Redmi Earbuds Pro 3

7. Skullcandy Jib TWS earbuds

8. Noise Air Buds Plus

9. Soundcore by Anker R100

The budget segment products have driven more sales as compared to the TWS earphones priced over Rs 5,000

Budget TWS earbuds have come a long way from what it was a couple of years ago. We did not get many features in the budget wireless earbuds back then, but now, we have earbuds that even support Active Noise Cancellation in a budget of under Rs. 3,000. 

In our list of TWS earphones, we have listed down the products that deliver more than satisfactory output. These TWS earbuds provide top-notch performance in terms of audio, comfort, and battery life. Most of them are available at the price of Rs 3,000.

These are the best true wireless earbuds under Rs 3,000:

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OnePlus Buds Z

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Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
Controls: Touch
Driver: 10mm dynamic drivers, Dolby Atmos support
Mic: Dual mic
ANC: No
Battery: Up to 4 hours
Charging: Type-C, fast charging

Reasons to buy

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Comfortable fit
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Good audio for the price
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Price
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IP55 rating

Reasons to avoid

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Limited touch control
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Not so punchy bass

The OnePlus Buds Z is hard to miss if you want to buy a pair of true wireless earbuds under Rs 3,000. They offer decent sound, good battery life and a very comfortable fit. However, the limitation of the touch control and not so punchy bass may let you down. 

We were impressed with the Buds Z during our review as these buds sounded better than the higher priced original OnePlus Buds. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and has 10mm, dynamic drivers, bass boost, dynamic stereo powered by Dolby Atmos and panoramic sound support. The sound signature on the OnePlus Buds is respectable for the price. The soundstage and the separation of the instruments are also decent. There is enough bass, but it could have been punchier. 

The battery life on the Buds Z is also on par with others in the segment. You get about 4 hours of playback and there is also support for a quick charge. As for the functionality, the OnePlus Buds Z offer very limited options - double tap and long press. It also brings in-ear detection and IP55 rating onboard which are rare in the segment.

 Read our OnePlus Buds Z review

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Soundcore by Anker Life Note E

Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2
Controls: Touch
Mic: Yes
ANC: No
Battery: Up to 8 hours playtime, 32 hours with case
Charging: Type-C

Reasons to buy

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Good sound quality
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Extra bass with bass mode
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Good battery life
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Type-C port for charging

Reasons to avoid

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Fit not for all
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Absence of low latency mode

Soundcore by Anker has established itself as a great reliable audio brand in a short amount of time. Its Soundcore Liberty 2 and Liberty 2 Pro is one of the best gets in their respective segments. Soundcore Life Note E is not an exception. 

It comes with good audio quality for the price. It comes with a more balanced audio signature. It has a bass mode, which enhances the bass if you prefer that instead. 

Soundcore Life Note E comes with a battery life of 8 hours on the buds and 32 hours on the case. And it comes with an IPX5 rating, it can withstand light water drops. 

OnePlus Nord Buds

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OnePlus Nord Buds

Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5
Controls: Touch
Driver: 12.4mm
Mic: Yes
ANC: No
Battery: Up to 30 hours with case
Charging: Type-C

Reasons to buy

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Extra bass
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Touch controls
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Type-C port for charging
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Reasons to avoid

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Fit not for all
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Bass might be overpowering for many

OnePlus Nord Buds is OnePlus's first entry into the TWS space with the Nord brand. As with other OnePlus audio devices, it comes with good audio quality for the price. It comes with a 12mm titanium driver and we can call the audio coming out of it more balanced than focused on a specific frequency range. 

It comes with a battery life of up to 30 hours with the case. There is support for fast charging, charging for 10 minutes gives you 5 hours of listening time. And it also comes with an IP55 rating for dust resistance.

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Boult Audio Omega

Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5
Controls: Touch
Mic: Yes
ANC: Yes
Battery: Up to 32 hours with case
Charging: Type-C

Reasons to buy

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Good sound quality
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ANC works well for the price
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Touch controls
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Battery life

Reasons to avoid

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Call quality could be improved

If you fancy the ANC feature that you'd normally find in many higher-priced earbuds, this is the one to get. 

Boult Audio Omega comes with good audio quality for the price, and the Active Noise Cancellation feature should work well as it claims to block out noise of up to 30dB. 

It comes with a battery life of 8 hours for the buds and 32 hours with the case, with ANC on. 

Boult Audio Omega comes with gaming mode and it brings down latency to 45ms. It comes with an IPX5 rating, so it has a little water resistance, but don't expect to dip it in water and still work.