New Delhi: True wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have been witnessing stupendous growth in India for the past few quarters and 2021 has been no different. Thanks to the new launches and festival offer, TWS earphones, especially in the budget to mid-price segment, have become now one of the highest-selling in the country.
Equipped with features like active noise cancellation (ANC), to drown ambient noise, better batteries and ergonomic fit, TWS earbuds are fast becoming a staple. While there were good offerings by traditional smartphone players like Realme, OnePlus and Xiaomi in the budget category, Aiwa and TCL have become new entrants that offer affordable offerings in the TWS buds segment and also a needed boost to this category.
We bring you a detailed list of the top 5 TWS earphones under Rs 5,000 that you can buy right now.
1. OnePlus Buds Z
The OnePlus Buds Z falls in the affordable TWS earbuds category. This pair is especially useful if one is using a OnePlus handset. A successor to the OnePlus original OnePlus Buds, the Buds Z features Bluetooth v5.0 and comes with 10mm dynamic drivers. The battery life is decent at roughly 5 hours of continuous usage. Charging is quick, thanks to OnePlus.
2. Realme Buds Air 2
Equipped with good battery life, the Realme Buds Air 2 is the company’s offering in the affordable TWS category. Features in this pair include customisable controls via the Realme Link app, Active Noise Cancellation and Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity. Additionally, there is IPX5 water resistance and this pair of TWS earbuds offers a snug fit too. For the music enthusiasts, there are 10mm dynamic drivers too.
3. Boult Audio AirBass FX1
Boult Audio AirBass FX1 true wireless stereo buds are amongst the most affordable TWS earphones from Boult Audio. Ergonomic with an in-canal fit, this pair also offers USB Type-C charging and an IPX5 rating for sweat and water resistance.
4. Crossbeats Evolve
Crossbeats Evolve is feature-packed and affordable TWS earbuds that come with a unique half-transparent look. There are 9mm dual drivers and this pair features an IPX4 rating for water resistance. On a single charge, the buds offer up to 12 hours of juice.
5. Noise Air Buds
This pair from Noise offers 13mm dynamic drivers and also has Bluetooth 5.0. Each earbud is equipped with a 45mAh battery; the charging case itself offers a battery capacity of 500mAh.