Top 15 Best Headphones under 1000 with Mic (April 2017)

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In the hunt for a new best headphone under 1000? If you are, you have bumped into the right place to find one. Here, we are going to be pitching some best on-ear headphones under 1000 on to you. Just so that you can choose the best one for you and the most suitable best headphones with mic under 1000.

Choosing the best headphones is not an easy task to do by yourself. I am sure; you would ask a bunch of people before buying a costly product. In the present situation, anything above 500 bucks could be considered as expensive. That is where we come to the rescue. We have made a run down of some of the coolest headphones under 1000 rupees.

Before making any hasty decisions, read the whole post once. That’ll help you decide what’s going to be the best fit for your personality.

Device NameHeadphone TypeWeight 
Sennheiser HD 180Over Ear130gCheck Price
Motorola Pulse MaxOver Ear380gCheck Price
Panasonic RP HX450Over Ear290gCheck Price
Motorola Pulse 2Over Ear100gCheck Price
Philips SHP2000Over Ear340gCheck Price
Sony MDR-XB250On Ear140gCheck Price
JBL C300SIOn Ear209gCheck Price
Audio Technica ATH-S100On Ear272gCheck Price
Philips SHL3060On Ear127gCheck Price
SoundMagic P30On Ear185gCheck Price
Skullcandy S5LHZ-J570On Ear259gCheck Price
Philips SHL5000/00On Ear181gCheck Price
Zebronics RagaWireless209gCheck Price
iBall Pulse BT4Wireless240gCheck Price
Acid Eye S460Wireless200gCheck Price

Best Headphones under 1000

Best Over Ear Headphones under 1000

1.Sennheiser HD 180 – The Best All-rounder

The Sennheiser HD180 is or first choice and one of the best over headphones under 1000. Sennheiser is the most famous brand when it comes to audio devices. The brand excels at providing quality, sturdy and sleek headphones at a reasonable price.

The HD180 is one among the excellent headphones Sennheiser makes. They are noise isolating headphones that cancel out the unnecessary outside noise. This helps in removing the disturbance when you need to chill out listen to your favorite music. It is the best headphone under 1000 available in the present market.

The power-packed sound is delivered from the 30mm home-baked drivers. They produce deep bass and amazing sound. Sadly, they are only available in black color variant. The cord provided with these headphones is twin-parallel symmetric, and it is not tangle-free. The overall weight of the headphones is 130grams. This is pretty light-weight if you ask me. Being light-weighted does come handy for traveling and prolonged usage of the headphones. All in all, this is a great over the ear headphone under 1000.

Key Specifications
Model NameSennheiser HD 180
Headphone TypeOver the Ear
Drivers30MM Drivers
Impedance24 ohm
Weight130 grams
ColorBlack
Tangle-free CordNo

Motorola Pulse Max – Headphones with Large Drivers

Next one, is the pulse max from Motorola. It is one of the best headphones under 1000 in out list. Coming from a favorite brand, it does not let your expectations down.

The headphones perform well, and they are quite comfortable to wear. These headphones are available in two color variants, which are black and white. The black one is preferable because of its stealthy look.

It does look stylish in both the colors, but black is always better. The cord is not twin-parallel, it is attached to only 1 of the earcups. The Pulse Max comes with a dedicated mobile app with which you can control the sound.

They come with a durable cable which ends in a 3.5mm audio jack. It is compatible with most of the devices out there with a 3.5mm jack. Although, if your device does not have any 3.5mm jack, you could get an adapter anytime. The headband on these headphones is height adjustable, and it is padded. This makes it convenient and comfortable as well. The powerful 40-millimeter driver produces quality sound and deep bass. The overall performance is excellent considering its price. The ear cushions are also soft and comfortable.

Key Specifications
Model NameMotorola Pulse Max
Headphone TypeOver the Ear
Drivers40MM Drivers
Impedance24 ohm
Weight380 grams
ColorBlack, White
Tangle-free CordNo

Panasonic RP-HX250 – Power Sound, Well Built

 

The third one, on our list, is the headphone from Panasonic. Panasonic is a renowned brand India. It is a quite popular brand who has a good reputation in the Indian market for electronics.

The Panasonic RP HX450 is one of the best sounding over the ear headphones in our rundown. They provide comfort and perform like an absolute beast. The produced audio from these headphones is smooth and crisp.

It does not do well with the audio monitoring work that well. But, if you want audio monitoring to be good get the Audio Technica. The cord used on the headphone is quite a strong and made out of good material.

It is twin-parallel symmetric cord which is good for balancing the uneven surge. Not all the headphones in this list provide noise isolation as good as these headphones. They are quite good and minimizes the outside sound for better hearing. The headband is height adjustable up to 8 levels for the perfect fit. The only drawback on these headphones are the looks. I don’t know if you prefer good looks or not, but most of the people out there do. So, if the looks are not the problem for you, these make a great pair of headphones.

Key Specifications
Model NamePanasonic RP HX450
Headphone TypeOver the Ear
Drivers32MM Drivers
Impedance24 ohm
Weight290 grams
ColorViolet, White, and Red
Tangle-free CordNo

Motorola Pulse 2 – Little Brother of the Pulse Max

Here, we have another one, from the house of Motorola. The Motorola Pulse 2 is the little brother of Motorola Pulse Max. They are both quite similar, and obviously, the Pulse Max being a little more powerful.

The 36MM home-baked drivers in these, produce some powerful sound. The noise-isolation technology makes sure that the outside noise does not interpret the flow of quality music to your ears.

It provides an impedance of 32 ohm which is same as its big brother. The cord is not twin-parallel symmetric and not tangle-free either.The headphones are light-weighted and are comfortable to wear around for a long period.

The earcups are also comfortable with decent padding and nice fit. They do great work minimizing the outdoor noise. The sound quality delivered from them is great, but the bass is not perfect. The headband is height adjustable making them useful for every person. If you want your headphones to have a minimal profile while you wear them, then these are the headphones you should with, and you will be satisfied.

Key Specifications
Model NameMotorola Pulse 2
Headphone TypeOver the Ear
Drivers36MM Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Weight100 grams
ColorWhite, Black
Tangle-free CordNo

Philips SHP2000 – Bigger Drivers, Powerful Sound

The last one, but not the least, on this category of headphones under 1000 we have the Philips SHP2000. These are bulked up headphones that look dope when you wear them.

I don’t know if women prefer bulk ones, but most sure do. The headband on SHP2000 is an adjustable band that can change its height according to your requirement.

Although they are a bit heavy, you don’t feel that much uncomfortable while wearing them. It goes without any doubt that these are not the best for prolonged usage.

The build quality and material used are of decent quality, not great. The big and powerful 40mm drivers produce loud sound and deep bass. If you are a bass lover, you should check these out. The earcups are padded with just foam which is not that comfortable when compared to leather and other material. Overall, the build quality is not so good, but the performance and the deep are the real deal in these headphones.

Key Specifications
Model NamePhilips SHP2000
Headphone TypeOver the Ear
Drivers40MM Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Weight340 grams
ColorBlack
Tangle-free CordNo

Best On Ear Headphones under 1000

Sony MDR-XB250

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First one, on the list for best on the ear headphones under 1000 is non-other than MDR-XB250 from the house of Sony. Sony is one of the top brands in India that manufacture quality audio devices. This brand offers a wide-range of quality devices with the best-suited price. The XB250 is of those headphones made with love by Sony. The XB250 comes in two color variants; black and violet. The violet one is shown in the picture above costs under 1000 rupees. The black variant costs just a bit more than 1000 rupees.

Now, the thing that makes these headphones one of the best headphones under 1000 is their audio quality. With the 30mm drivers, these headphones produce some high-quality sound that will soothe your ears. The extra bass and treble are also well balanced providing the best available sound output possible. For this price, I would recommend this to people who like on ear headphones. The headphones are specially designed for EDM listening. If you are an EDM lover, go and get this best. The main attraction on them would be build quality and the soft padding of the earcups.

Key Specifications:

Model NameSony MDR-XB250
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
Drivers30MM Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Weight140 grams
ColorViolet, Black
Tangle-free CordNo

 

JBL C300SI

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The second headphone, in this category, is one from another of our favorite brands. The C300SI from the house of JBL is another astonishing headset under 1000. The design is very minimal which makes it not to stand out. If you are looking for a headset that stands out wherever you go, these are not ideal for your requirement. Coming to the performance, these headphones stand to be one of the best headphones with mic under 1000. The body is made out of plastic, but then it is not some weak material. It is surprisingly sturdier than it looks. The headband is well-padded for comfortable usage.

The home-baked high-power drivers from JBL produce superb sound with thick bass. The overall listening experience on this headphone is quite amazing. It balances out every aspect with corresponding to the media that is to be outputted. The headphone is double wired, which means the wire is attached to both the earcups. This provides power to surge through both earcups gradually, providing stable performance. The earcups are well-cushioned, they are comfortable to leave on the ears even for a long period.

Key Specifications:

Model NameJBL C300SI
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
DriversHigh-Power JBL Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Weight209 grams
ColorBlack
Tangle-free CordNo

 

Audio Technica ATH-S100

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Here we have a player from my favorite brand, the ATH-S100 from the house Audio-Technica. Audio-Technica is one of the major brands around the world that makes sick audio peripherals. The ATH-S100 is one of the budget beasts from the powerful line-up in this brand. These headphones provide crisp sound with fully-balanced and thick bass. This complements the highs, mids, and lows perfectly. Resulting in a great listening experience. These headsets are available in 4 different color variants; full-black, neon-black, blue-black and white. It comes with an L-shaped 3.5MM connector with gold plating.

The On-ear design of this headset might be a little drawback a performance this great. But, there are many people who prefer on ears. So, if you prefer on-ear headphones over the over-ear ones, then this is the one you should consider buying. The headband is made out of sturdy material, and it is not padded. This can be overlooked considering the weight of these headphones. The earcups are padded very well, and the cushions are made out of premium material. Which makes them feel good when you have them on your ears.

Key Specifications:

Model NameAudio Technica ATH-S100
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
Drivers36MM Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Weight272 grams
ColorBlack, Neon, Blue, and White
Tangle-free CordNo

 

Philips SHL3060

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The fourth one, on our category of best on-ear headphones under 1000 belongs to Philips and it is called SHL3060. These headphones look very stylish and sleek. These are head-turners, and they are available in more of such awesome colors. The one that is my favorite is the purple variant (you can say that by seeing the color of our logo :p). They are height adjustable making them productive for every sort of person. The headband is made of premium material, but it is not padded, which is not quite a drawback for us. The earcups are double-wired, and they have a shiny/ glossy coat which looks sexy.

The powerful 32mm driver embedded in these headphones produce powerful sound and some serious bass. The sound is well-balanced resulting in good listening experience. For the surprise, the noise isolation on these headphones is pretty unexpected. It may not be as good as over-ear headphones, but the noise isolating is pretty good. The headphone is double-wired with a 1.2m cord that is strong and durable. The ear cushions are soft and comfortable for prolonged usage of the headphones.

Key Specifications:

Model NamePhilips SHL3060
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
Drivers32MM Drivers
Impedance24 ohm
Weight127 grams
ColorBlack, Blue, Red, Purple, and White
Tangle-free CordNo

SoundMAGIC P30

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Next ones, in our category, is the P30 from the rookie brand SoundMagic. SoundMagic has been releasing some decent audio peripherals lately. They have been doing good with the E-series of earphones. They have released the P30 for the music lovers who prefer headphones over earbuds. The SoundMagic P30 is the first headphone on this list to rock a tangle-free cord. Personally, I would love to have some headphones with a tangle-free cord as it saves time for untangling and also from cord damage. It goes without saying, that you would want to take care of your headphones that you bought for hard-earned cash.

The P30s are quite handsome looking headphones under 1000. They come in exclusive white color variant and sadly, I wasn’t able to find another color. Although, the white color suits it amazingly. If you are a white colored gadget lover, then I would recommend you to go with these.  These pair of headphones are seriously light-weighted and provide great comfort. The headband is adjustable for the perfect fit you desire. Overall, the headset is pretty comfortable for prolonged usage and to carry around.

Key Specifications:

Model NameSoundMagic P30
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
Drivers40MM, Neodymium Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Weight185 grams
ColorWhite
Tangle-free CordYes

 

Skullcandy S5LHZ-J570

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This one is a naked on-ear headphone called S5LHZ-J570 from the house of Skullcandy. These headphones are awesome looking headphones, and they come from a renowned brand as Skullcandy. Skullcandy is a popular brand in India that has been producing quality headphones and earphones since a long time. They have made a good name in the market of audio peripherals. The looks are really neat and stylish. It comes in 4 different sleek colors. They are Charcoal Black, Blue, Pink, and White. All of them are eye candies and will attract a lot of people if you are gonna be wearing them outside.

The whole headphone except a small part on the earcups is painted in matte black. The small portions on each earcup are coated glossy black, which makes them look sick. These headphones are single wired, which makes it look minimalistic. The headband is height adjustable, hence making it comfortable for all sorts of persons. The earcups are not heavily cushioned like other headphones in this list, but they do not make it uncomfortable to wear. Sadly, there are no in-line audio controls on this headset.

Key Specifications:

Model NameSkullcandy S5LHZ-J570
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
DriversN/A
Impedance32 ohm
Weight259 grams
ColorWhite, Black, Blue, and Pink
Tangle-free CordNo

 

Philips SHL5000/00

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Last one, but not the least, in this category of best on-ear headphones under 1000 is the Philips SHL5000/00. Philips is a popular brand in India that has not only been releasing audio peripherals but also many other gadgets. Philips has won many hearts by providing quality products, and the SHL5000/00 is one amongst them. The looks are gorgeous, it has got a matte black coat, and the sides are painted glossy black. The combination is stunning. The 30mm drivers produce some quality sound and deep bass.

The headband on SHL5000/00 is height adjustable. This makes the headset perfect for every user with any head size. The earcups are well cushions, and they feel soft and comfortable to touch. For our surprise, the headband also is padded, making it comfortable for long usage. The headphone provide decent noise isolation. The minimizes the outside noise and makes the listening experience better. It comes with a 1.2m cord, and it is a twin-parallel symmetric cord. Overall, the headset is great for day-to-day usage.

Key Specifications:

Model NamePhilips SHL5000/00
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
Drivers30MM Drivers
Impedance24 ohm
Weight181 grams
ColorWhite, Black, Blue, and Pink
Tangle-free CordNo

 

Best Wireless Headphones under 1000

Zebronics Raga

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The first one, in this category for the best Bluetooth headphones under 1000. The Raga headphones from the House of Zebronics is an excellent piece of wireless technology. The Zebronics Raga has a glossy coat on it and it, is available in 3 color variants; Blue, Green and my favorite one, the red&black combination. All of them look nice and would be perfect for you if you fan of glossy looking headphones. The controls are located on the left ear cup, which includes; volume up and down, channel/ song change buttons and lastly the power button. The overall headphone is comfortable and flexible.

The Overhead design of these headphones is perfect for comfortable wear. The earcups are padded very well, but the material used for ear cushions feels kinda cheap. Although, it does not affect the comfort and audio performance one single bit. The flexible headband is adjustable which makes it good to go for all sorts of head sizes. The upside is we get a slot for inserting a micro-SD card alongside a micro-USB port for charging. A lot of Tech savvies would prefer USB-C over micro, but we are not there yet.  Rounding it up, these headphones sound great, fit perfectly and provide comfort all along the wear.

Key Specifications:

Model NameZebronics Raga
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
Drivers40MM Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Bluetooth Range10 Meters
Charging Time1.5 Hours
Standby Time10 Hours

 

iBall PulseBT4

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Next up, in this category, we have the iBall Pulse BT4 wireless headphones. These headphones are one of the best devices available in the market. They are available only in a black color variant which is glossy and comes with a little bit of metal accent. The band is not cushioned which is a drawback for comfort and prolonged usage. The headband is adjustable for proper fit on any head. The earcups on these headphones are shaped more like rectangles with curved edges. We have the controls located on left earcup. The headphones are easy to use and pairs with your devices quickly.

The Pulse BT4 excels in providing deep bass and balanced sound. It comes with soft leather padded cushions which are comfortable to ear around. This feature is perfect for people who tend to travel a lot as these will provide comfort even for prolonged usage. The over-ear design makes them more preferable over the Zebronics Raga as they tend to isolate outside noise way better when compared to on ears. Removal of outside noise will let you experience music and your media in a better and efficient way.

Key Specifications:

Model NameiBall Pulse BT4
Headphone TypeOver the Ear
Drivers40MM Drivers
Impedance32 ohm
Bluetooth Range10 Meters
Charging Time3-4 Hours
Standby Time200 Hours

 

Acid Eye S460

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Last one, but not least, on this list of best wireless headphones under 1000 is the Acid Eye S460 Bluetooth headphones. The are sick and stylish looking wireless headphones and again with a glossy coat on top. This model will be available in a black color variant, but there are other similar headphones from Acid Eye which come in different colors. They won’t be much different from the S460 we are having here. The body is all plastic which is not that efficient and durable. It will be ending up in a couple of pieces when you drop it from a decent height. The controls can be seen on the right earcup of the headset.

The controls include; FM/ MP3 button at the top, dedicated call button in the middle, volume +/ – are located at the left and right respectively, and the power button is located at the bottom. Also, there is a charging port right below the controls to juice up the device. It comes along with a USB to mini-USB cable and a 3.5MM jack cable. Like when you don’t wanna pair your device with the headphones, you can just plug-in the 3.5MM jack. The headphones are foldable, which makes them easier to carry around. The overall build quality is decent, and padding of earcups is great for comfortable usage.

Key Specifications:

Model NameAcid Eye S460
Headphone TypeOn the Ear
DriversN/A
Impedance32 ohm
Bluetooth Range30 foot range
Charging TimeN/A
Standby TimeN/A

 

What are Headphones:-

  • Headphones are a pair of great earphones that are attached to a band which goes over your head. The difference is earphones fit right into your ear holes, and they deliver sound from a lot lesser driver compared to the headphones.
  • On the other hand, headphones come with comparatively larger drivers. Headphones are of two types; On-Ear headphones and as well as Over-Ear headphones. On-ear headphones are typically round shaped, and they sit right on your ear.
  • Whereas, the Over-ear headphones does not sit on your ears. Instead, they surround your ears leaving no gap for outside noise when compared to the on-ear. Also, they are relatively more comfortable than the on-ear headphones.

Conclusion

So, that’s it for this post about best headphones under 1000, if you liked our post please hit that like button. Share this post on your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Subscribe to our channel on youtube for amazing videos. Coming to wrapping up the post, if you want an over the ear headphones with perfectly balanced sound; you should get the Sennheiser HD180 headphones. Else you can go with the Motorola Pulse Max if you prefer the raw and powerful sound. Coming to the on-ear headphones, my recommendations would be the Sony MDR-XB250 and JBL C300SI if you are into heavy bass beats and the Audio-Technica ATH-S100 headphones for crystal-clear sound and high-quality audio monitoring works. Lastly, the Zebronics Raga would be a good choice for wireless headphones.

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