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
Right Choice score 63%
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.
Right Choice score 56%
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
Right Choice score 47%
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.
Right Choice score 44%
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.