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Best-rated headphones under Rs2,000

Best-rated headphones under Rs2,000

Buying headphones can be confusing with the range of prices and the different types available. Here are four budget headphones tested by Right Choice magazine.

If you’re looking for a good set of headphones but aren’t willing to pay the steep prices (as much as Rs22,000 in some cases), look no further. These sets have been tested by Right Choice, an independent magazine that tests products, and here’s what their results say:

Sennheiser HD 202

Sennheiser HD 202

Price Rs1,590
Right Choice score 63%
Type Over-ear
The Sennheiser HD 202 provides excellent protection against sound leakage, so you won’t disturb those around you. Sound quality from these headphones is good and they are durable. They score average for comfort though. Unfortunately, this set lacks a microphone and playback controls so you can’t use them to adjust the volume and change tracks.

Sony MDR-ZX300

Sony MDR-ZX300

Price Rs1,490
Right Choice score 56%
Type On-ear
This Sony set hasn’t scored very well, but is within the budget. It is above average in terms of sound leakage and durability, but sound quality from these headphones and comfort are just average. The upside is that it has playback controls.

The next two sets of headphones have been rated below 50% in the Right Choice test but are still decent options to consider if you don’t want to splurge.

Skullcandy Ink’d 2.0

Skullcandy Ink'd 2.0

Price Rs1,399
Right Choice score 47%
Type In-ear
This piece from Skullcandy got above average results for sound leakage and average for durability. It also provides decent-enough sound quality. However, being an in-ear set, it isn’t very comfortable. It does have a microphone and playback controls, though.

Yamaha EPH-20

Yamaha EPH-20

Price Rs1,525
Right Choice score 44%
Type In-ear
The Yamaha EPH-20 set scored very similarly (as the Skullcandy Ink’d 2.0) on the Right Choice tests. It is one of the lightest headphones on test – weighing just 9 grams. Unfortunately, it features neither a microphone nor playback controls.

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