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Best true wireless earbuds under Rs 10,000 in India, for July 2020

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All of a sudden, we are seeing the urge towards moving towards true wireless earbuds which are famously known as the True Wireless Stereo(TWS) earbuds. In fact, in India, we are seeing a massive spike in the TWS segment. As per the latest reports, the growth is mainly driven by the ear wear category which grew at a staggering 289.2%  in Q1 2020.

Thanks to popular smartphones brands who have jumped into the TWS segment in India, we’re seeing a lot of demand for these tiny pair of earbuds in India. Although, the market is filled with budget TWS priced under Rs 5,000, there are certain earbuds that are priced above Rs 5,000 and offer better overall experience. 

We have players from Realme, Xiaomi, Samsung, JBL among the top performers under Rs 10,000 segment. And, most recently, Sony joined the party with its extra bass TWS. As with the current situation, we can consider the Rs 10,000 TWS segment as the top tier segment if not the flagships. It is also worth mentioning that TWS earbuds in this segment do not offer any active noise cancellation as of now, at least we don’t have any in India.  

The TWS market started exploding when Apple’s AirPods made its debut a couple of years ago. Of course, just like the other Apple products, the AirPods are also out of reach for many as they’re priced pretty high. But, there are many other True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds in the market currently. If you are looking for a good pair of TWS, you’re at the right place. Check out our list of the best true wireless earbuds under Rs 10,000.

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Oppo Enco Free

Extremely enjoyable

Intuitive gesture control
Premium design
Sound quality
Fit not for everyone

Oppo Enco Free is the company’s first TWS earbuds in India. It nails the basics in terms of design and battery life. The overall sound quality is enjoyable. It harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to connect to both the buds at the same time. 

It uses a capacitive touch control chip to make the outer surface act as a navigation pad for all music controls. To control the media, you can tap and swipe. On a single charge, the earbuds will last up to 5 hours and with the included case, it will last up to 20 hours. 

The Oppo Enco Free is priced at Rs 7,990 and comes in three colour options - white, black, and pink. It is available on Flipkart. 

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Realme Buds Air

AirPods for Android

 Low latency gaming mode  
 Good call quality 
 Lightweight 
Fit not meant for everyone
Poor noise cancellation

This pair of earbuds look very similar to the Apple AirPods but comes at a very affordable price. The Realme Buds are a great entry point for anyone who's yet to jump on the true wireless earphone train. It also comes with a dedicated gaming mode, which offers a theoretical latency of just 120ms.

The Realme Buds Air feels rather flimsy, and the lid shuts close at the slightest of tugs. It comes with a tiny case with a Type-C port on the bottom. It also supports wireless charging. Featuring a 12mm dynamic bass boost driver, the earbuds offer punchy bass. 

The Realme Buds Air is priced at Rs 3,999 and comes in white, black, and yellow colour options. It can be purchased via Flipkart and Realme’s website. 

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Samsung Galaxy Buds

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Samsung Galaxy Buds

Comfortable, secure fit
Powerful bass
Stylish design
Ambient sound can be irritating
Touch controls not always accurate

Samsung is not a new player in the world. In fact, they had launched the Gear Icon X even before Apple’s AirPods. The Samsung Galaxy Buds were introduced last year alongside the S10 series. 

If you own an Android phone, the Galaxy Buds offer easy connectivity, a comfortable fit, and a warm, bassy sound. If you don’t, you may miss out on some cool extra features offered by the Samsung Galaxy wearables app. 

The touch controls can be used to play/pause your music, skip tracks, answer and end calls, and launch Samsung’s voice assistant Bixby on compatible devices. Priced at Rs 9,990, the Galaxy Buds is available in white or black colour option on Flipkart.

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Sony WF-XB700

Battery life
Bass
Tight fit
No in-ear detection 

Sony is the latest company to announce its TWS in India. The WF-XB700 comes under Extra Bass series so, you can expect deep and punchy bass. It features a 12mm driver unit and harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 and 12mm drivers. You get punchy, thumpy, and deep bass with this pair of earbuds. 

On the battery front, you get 9 hours of playback with an additional 9 house with the case. You can charge the case via Type-C port. These are IPX4 rated so, you get protection against the water splash and sweat. It comes with buttons on each bud which can be used to play, pause, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume. You also get a mic for voice calls and voice assistant. 

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Xiaomi Mi True Wireless Earphones 2

Sound quality 
Battery, Fast charging
Extremely light
Polarising design
Fit not for everyone
Noise cancellation

This is Xiaomi’s first pair of TWS in India. This TWS harnesses Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and also supports LHDC (Low latency, high definition audio codec) which allows for 3x higher data throughput for a higher quality output. Featuring a large 14.2mm dynamic drivers, this is one of the best in its segment.  

As with most wireless earphones, even the Mi TWS 2 suffers from audio latency while gaming. For games such as PUBG where even a slight delay can cost you, these are less than ideal. 

It sports dual microphones, the secondary mic is here used as environmental noise suppression which is triggered when you get a call. On a single charge, the TWS can last over three hours. The case also supports fast charging via Type-C port, which only takes about an hour to go from empty to full. 

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Skullcandy Push

Physical buttons
Good noise isolation
Overwhelming, messy bass
Underwhelming battery life

For those who prefer physical controls over the touch controls, Skullcandy Push comes with a physical button on each earbud. It can be used to control music playback, volume, and your phone’s voice assistant.

They have an extremely warm sound signature with bass overwhelming everything else - vocals and highs are buried under bloated bass. It offers up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge. And, the case offers an additional 6 hours. 

The Skullcandy Push is priced at Rs 8,599 and is available on Flipkart. It comes in Green and Black combo. 

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Noise Shots X3 Bass

Powerful bass
IPX4 rated
Average battery life

One of the most affordable TWS earbuds in our list, the Noise Shots X3 Bass is for all the bass lovers out there. On the connectivity front, the earbuds feature Bluetooth 5.0 and it also supports Google Assistant and Siri voice assistants. 

The Noise Shots X3 Bass comes with an IPX4 rating, meaning it is sweatproof and can be used during workouts. They offer up to 3 hours of playback on a single charge. The case carries a 1,500mAh battery.

It is priced at Rs 3,499 and is available on Flipkart in 4 colour options - candy white, cool white, icy black, and racing red. 

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1More Stylish

Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX and AAC
Fast charging
Noise isolation
Average call quality

Priced at Rs 6,999, the 1More Stylish True Wireless earbuds harness Bluetooth 5 for connectivity. They also come with a custom LDS antenna to ensure a smooth connection.

The earbuds offer about 6 hours of battery on a single charge and they also support fast charging, you get about 3 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charge. They feature a 7mm dynamic driver. The 1More Stylish earbuds are available on Flipkart in Gold, Green, and Black colour options. 

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JBL FreeX

IPX5 rated
Integrated mic for calls
No volume controls on earbuds

Just like the Skullcandy, the JBL Free also comes with a physical control button on the earbuds. The button can be used to control media, pick/reject the call, and launch the assistant. It comes with 2 modes - mono mode and stereo mode and will automatically switch between the two modes.

It offers up to hours of battery life on a single charge and with the charging case, you can get an additional 20 hours. Also, it features a cool LED ring around the earbuds. JBL Free TWS earbuds doesn’t come with fins or wings. They come with three different interchangeable ear tips - S, M, and L. Priced at Rs 8,599, the JBL Free is available on Flipkart in black or white colour option. 

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Boat AirDopes 201

IPX4 rated
Bluetooth 5
 Average battery life 

Lastly on our list is one of the most popular budget TWS earbuds from Boat, the AirDopes 201 featuring 10mm drivers. These earbuds last up to 3 hours on a single charge and up to 12 hours with the charging with the included case. 

They come with a physical control button and are also IPX4 rated for resistance against water, splash and sweat scares. The Boat AirDopes is priced at Rs 1,999 and is available on Flipkart. 

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These were our recommendation for the best true wireless earbuds under Rs 10,000 in India. Among the list of eight TWS earbuds, we've given options for gamers, bass lovers, music, and fitness freaks. You can opt for the one according to your need.