Best Earphones under 300

We searched for the best earphones under 300 and bought a bunch to test. After testing all the earphones, here are our top 5 picks under 300 in India.

Rs 300 is an entry point for getting some decent quality earphones.

There are a lot of users who are very tight on budget but still want a good quality earphone to listen to music, attend calls, and play games.

For those users, this is a perfect list of earphones to consider.

So, which are the best earphones under 300? Let’s find it out.

What to expect from earphones under 300?

In this budget range, most earphones fail to deliver a good sound quality.

But a few earphones perform significantly better than others, and those good earphones have made their way to this list.

So you can expect:

  • Good build quality
  • Comfortable design
  • Very good sound quality with deep bass
  • Good mic quality
  • No latency while gaming

If you are getting all these features for under 300, then it’s already a big win.

Do you need to increase your budget?

It’s obvious that the more you spend, the more you get.

Upon increasing your budget to Rs approx 500, you will get great options like boAt BassHeads 242 and Realme Buds 2.

But if you are stuck at Rs 300, then there is no need to increase your budget.

Why?

Because the earphones we have listed here will do the job for you. These earphones are currently best-selling at this price.

So don’t worry if you can’t spend more than Rs 300.

Best Earphones under 300

Without wasting much time, let’s begin with the list now.

1. Boult Audio BassBuds X1

Boult Audio BassBuds X1, Best Earphones under 300

Main Highlights

BrandBoult Audio
Model NameBassBuds X1
StyleIn Ear (Wired)
Driver10 mm
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Impedance16 ohm
Multimedia
Controls
Single Button
IP RatingIPX5
MicYes
No. of Mic1
Noise CancellationPassive
Weight34 g
Compatible withAny 3.5mm jack device
Warranty1 Year
PriceCheck Latest Price

User Experience:

Most people prefer boAt over Boult because they have a perception that Boult doesn’t offer good sound quality on their earphones.

It is true for TWS, but it’s not for wired earphones.

After testing various Boult wired earphones, we can say that these earphones are very close to boAt’s earphones. 

Some are even better than boAt, and Boult Audio BassBuds X1 is a live example of that.

We weren’t expecting much from the Boult Audio BassBuds X1, but we used it, and we loved it.

The box we received had some dents, but when we took the earphone out, we were surprised to see how well built the earphone was.

The cable is not braided, but it’s very thick. Due to this, the wire feels more premium.

The earbuds are made of metal, and these feel premium too. We weren’t expecting this at Rs 300.

However, the control module feels slightly cheap, but not much.

When we started to listen to music, this earphone surprised us again with its audio quality.

The audio quality was very good, and it didn’t feel like coming out from a Rs 300 earphone.

The vocals were clear and weren’t creaking at high volumes. The treble was also as good as the vocals.

Many people prefer bass, and the bass quality was impressive here. It was great, punchy, and had depth.

During music, vocals, treble, and bass all were going smoothly without muffling each other.

Every frequency was perfectly matched and delivered an immersive audio experience.

Everything was working fine, but suddenly we realized that this earphone had comfort issues.

After listening to music for 30 minutes, it started to give a slight pain in the ears. 

Later we came to know that the main cause of discomfort is the ear hooks. So we removed them, and the comfort issue just vanished.

This earphone does a pretty good job in the calling department. The person on the receiver end never faced any major issue while calling.

If you still face any issues, then hold the mic closer to your mouth, and it will enhance the calling experience further.

The earphone can easily handle liquid splashes or sweat, thanks to the IPX5 rating.

Verdict: The Boult Audio BassBuds X1 is a surprisingly good earphone. It delivers a great sound with heavy bass. This earphone is a perfect option for Rs 300.

Pros and Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy build
  • Great sound quality
  • Clear vocal and punchy treble
  • Deep bass
  • The sound gets pretty loud
  • Good for calling
  • IPX5 rating
  • Not so comfortable fit with ear hooks
  • No volume controls

2. Boult Audio BassBuds Storm-X

Boult Audio BassBuds Storm-X, Best Earphones under 300

Main Highlights

BrandBoult Audio
Model NameBassBuds Storm-X
StyleIn Ear (Wired)
Driver10 mm (Not mentioned)
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Impedance32 ohm
Multimedia
Controls
Single Button
IP RatingIPX5
MicYes
No. of Mic1
Noise CancellationPassive
Weight50 g
Compatible withAny 3.5mm jack device
Warranty1 Year
PriceCheck Latest Price

User Experience:

The Boult Audio ProBass X1 offers a good sound quality with the right combination of vocals, treble, and bass.

But we know numerous people who just want bass over anything else.

Well, for those, the Boult Audio Storm-X is an excellent option.

It has the highest bass among all the earphones listed here. The bass is so heavy and deep that every bass lover will appreciate it.

DJ or bass-heavy songs play nicely on Storm-X. 

However, the thump of the bass is a bit off, but most people won’t notice it.

What about the treble and vocals?

After coming from Boult BassBuds X1, we noticed a significant difference in both.

The treble is very punchy on Bassbuds X1, but it’s very flat and warm on the Storm-X. That punch of treble is definitely missing on the Storm-X.

However, the vocals are clear for the most part. The heavy bass compresses the vocals a little, resulting in not so clear mid and high frequencies.

We also noticed that this earphone slightly falls behind during movies because movies are all about vocals. But we genuinely enjoyed the overall audio quality from the Boult Storm-X.

The Storm-X also solves the biggest issue of the Bassbuds X1, which is comfort.

This earphone doesn’t have any ear hooks. Hence, it fits perfectly in the ears. We haven’t felt any earache after using this earphone for hours.

The build quality is also very good on the Storm-X. The wire is made of the same material used on the Bassbuds X1, but it’s slightly thinner than the X1.

The overall build quality is good, and we also like the metal build of the earbuds.

Like the BassBuds X1, the Storm-X comes with an IPX5 rating, which is a bonus.

We took a lot of calls using the storm-X, and we never faced any issues. But, you may need to hold the mic a little closer to your mouth at times.

Verdict: The Boult Storm-X is clearly made for bass lovers. It delivers very heavy bass, good vocals, and decent treble. Call quality is also on point. Overall, the Storm-X is the best earphone under 300 for bass lovers.

Pros and Cons

  • Sturdy build quality
  • Comfortable design
  • Deep and heavy bass
  • Clear vocal
  • Overall great sound quality
  • Gets pretty loud
  • Good call quality
  • IPX5 rating
  • Flat treble
  • No volume control buttons

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3. Philips Audio SHE1505

Philips Audio SHE1505, Best Earphones under 300

Main Highlights

BrandPhilips Audio
Model NameSHE1505
StyleIn Ear (Wired)
Driver10 mm
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Impedance32 ohm
Multimedia
Controls
Single Button
IP RatingNo
MicYes
No. of Mic1
Noise CancellationPassive
Weight38 g
Compatible withAny 3.5mm jack device
Warranty1 Year
PriceCheck Latest Price

User Experience:

Philips needs no introduction as it is one of the oldest and most reputed brands.

The problem with reputed brands is that they don’t offer as many features as new or smaller brands.

But, the Philips Audio SHE1505 opposes this problem to a great extent.

It has some compromises, but the core purpose of an earphone is delivered very well here.

The box quality and packaging were good, and there were no signs of wear and tears on the box.

After taking the earphone out, you will realize that its build quality is similar to older earphones with rubber finish.

The wire is thick and feels good and sturdy. The wire from the splitter to the earbuds is thin and feels fragile, but not to the extreme.

Unlike Boult, the earbuds on Philips SHE1505 are made of plastic and feel slightly cheap, to be very frank. The same goes for the media controller module.

However, after using this earphone for many days, we haven’t noticed any issue with this build.

The design is very comfortable because there are no ear hooks to cause pain. After listening to music or watching videos for a full day, we haven’t faced any kind of earache.

Talking about the music, it has been an enjoyable experience.

Philips has done a great job of delivering pleasing sound quality for the price.

We immediately noticed that, like Boult Storm-X, this earphone is also made for bass lovers.

The bass is deep and thumping, but it is slightly lower than Storm-X. It doesn’t distort at high volumes and remains pleasant all the time.

This earphone delivers high bass, but other frequencies are also well reserved.

Treble is punchy, and the vocals are clear. The heavy bass disturbs these frequencies a little, but it’s not much noticeable.

Our overall music experience on the Philips SHE1505 has been great, with no major complaints. So it would be great for you too.

What’s great other than music is the call quality. The company has used a good quality mic.

After having long conversations, the receiver never complained about the voice quality.

Yes, we faced some issues in a noisy environment as the mic was picking up surround noise. But the audio was still audible on the receiver end.

Some features are missing here, but these are nothing major.

For example, there are no volume control buttons, and the IP rating is also missing.

Verdict: The Philips SHE1505 may feel a little cheap, but after using it for many days, we can say that it delivers a great sound and call quality overall. Hence, it’s easily one of the best earphones under 300 in India.

Pros and Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable design
  • Overall great sound quality
  • Clear vocal and good treble
  • Deep and thumping bass
  • Loud sound 
  • Great earphone for calling
  • Build quality could have been improved
  • No volume control buttons
  • No IP rating

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4. Blaupunkt EM01

Blaupunkt EM01

Main Highlights

BrandBlaupunkt
Model NameEM-01
StyleIn Ear (Wired)
Driver10 mm
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
Impedance14 ohm
Multimedia
Controls
Single Button
IP RatingNo
MicYes
No. of Mic1
Noise CancellationPassive
Weight9 g
Compatible withAny 3.5mm jack device
Warranty1 Year
PriceCheck Latest Price

User Experience:

Blaupunkt could be an unknown brand for a lot of users. Some may or may not have heard the name of this brand.

Blaupunkt is a German audio brand that has been working in this industry since 1924. Now the brand has made its way to India.

After using the Blaupunkt EM-01 for a month or so, we can say that it’s a very good earphone, but with compromises.

The hints of compromises begin with the box itself. The box quality is average and doesn’t give a feel of anything premium.

Taking the earphones out, you will notice its build quality reminiscent of older Nokia earphones with rounded cables.

However, the cable is slightly thicker here. Hence, it feels better and slightly sturdy.

But note that it’s not a braided cable, so don’t bend it unnecessarily.

One thing that we didn’t like about the build is the quality of the earbuds. These are made of plastic and feel cheap.

There is little to no heft in the earbuds, making them feel like inferior earbuds.

But the lack of heft also has a positive. The earbuds remain in the ears comfortably for hours.

The design of the earbuds is ergonomic, but they remain a little out from the ears. Using this earphone for longer a duration was a very comfortable experience.

Coming to sound quality, it’s good. It might feel a little compressed if you have already used expensive earphones, but after a day or so, you will start liking the sound.

The vocals are clear, and the treble is decently punchy. Both remain clear and don’t get distorted much, even at high volumes. The instrument separation is also good.

Bass lovers may feel a little disappointed as the bass lacks the punch slightly. 

Don’t get it wrong. The bass is there, and it works fine, but it’s not very heavy.

The overall sound quality is good, if not impressive, for the price.

When we made calls using the Blaupunkt EM-01, the person on the other end complained that the sound was coming from far away.

Our voice was audible at the receiver end but was a little compressed.

So the call quality is average at best on the EM-01.

As this is a wired earphone, there was no latency in gaming or videos.

Verdict: The Blaupunkt EM-01 is a good option for sure. If you prefer a balanced sound with not-so-heavy bass, this is the right option for you.

Pros and Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable fit and design
  • Decent quality wire
  • Clear vocal and treble
  • Good enough base
  • Decent call quality
  • Sound doesn’t distort much at high volume
  • Not for heavy bass lovers
  • No volume controls
  • No IP rating

5. Ambrane Stringz 38

Ambrane Stringz 38

Main Highlights

BrandAmbrane
Model NameStringz 38
StyleIn Ear (Wired)
DriverNot mentioned
Frequency Range20Hz-20KHz
ImpedanceNot mentioned
Multimedia
Controls
Single Button
IP RatingNo
MicYes
No. of Mic1
Noise CancellationPassive
Weight15 g
Compatible withAny 3.5mm jack device
Warranty1 Year
PriceCheck Latest Price

User Experience:

The Ambrane Stringz 38 is one of the most popular earphones under 300. It sold like a hot cake on eCommerce websites.

But, after testing the Ambrane Stringz 38, we must say that it has a lot of room for improvements.

The box quality and presentation are good, and it seems like a reputed earphone by its looks.

The build quality is also good. Its wire is thick and feels better than the Philips and Blaupunkt earphones listed here.

We also love the design and build of the earbuds. These earbuds are titled at 45° and made of metal.

This tilted design is very comfortable and doesn’t give any earache. We faced no problem after wearing this earphone for hours.

Now, talking about the sound quality, we have to say that Ambrane should have focused more on this department.

After coming from Blaupunkt EM-01, we noticed a significant difference in sound quality on Ambrane Stringz 38.

The sound on Stringz 38 is flat, where the treble is boosted a lot in order to deliver clear sound. It gets uncomfortably punchy.

The beats of treble start to hurt ears at high volumes. Vocals, on the other hand, are clear.

We have noticed that the bass is evident in bass-heavy songs only. You might not feel the bass on normal bass songs.

Still, the bass you gets is flat and lacks that punch. It’s slightly deep but not that enjoyable.

If you have already used a good earphone, then the sound of Stringz will feel inferior. But your ears might get used to this sound after two-three days.

Overall, the audio quality is very treble-centric and not that pleasing. It’s a good option for those who don’t prefer bass.

Fortunately, the call quality is good. The receiver hasn’t faced any issues during phone calls. It was a bit better than the Blaupunkt EM-01.

Verdict: The Ambrane Stringz 38 is a good option for those who prefer treble and vocals. Bass lovers should stay away from this earphone.

Pros and Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable fit and design
  • Good build quality
  • Decent call quality
  • Could be a good option for treble lovers
  • Below average bass
  • Flat sound with too much treble
  • No volume controls
  • No IP rating

Final Verdict on Best Earphones under 300

So, which is the best earphone under 300 that you should buy?

After testing a lot of earphones at this price, we have to say that Boult Audio BassBuds X1 and BassBuds Storm-X are the best earphones under 300.

If you want a very good sound quality with punchy treble, clear vocals, and deep bass, then go with the Boult BassBuds X1.

But if you are a bass lover and want bass in every song you play, then Boult BassBuds Storm-X is the best option to go with.

But note that every earphone listed here is worth buying except for the Ambrane Stingz 38. You can skip this one.

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So these are the best earphones under 300. Do you agree or disagree with this list? Do let us know.

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