The Xiaomi‘s 2017 budget device Redmi Note 4 is currently the best selling smartphone in India. Compiling a list for the top earphones for the device was our goal for a long time. Here it goes, the top rated and best in the ear earphones suitable for the Redmi Note 4.
Mi phones are usually equipped with an in built pre-amplifier or sometimes called as earphone driver. This means that a Redmi Note 4 or similar device will provide an output power sufficient to drive even the most rugged diaphragms without any issues. Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro HD official earphones are a good choice if you are ready to pay Rs. 2000. Also, these are not always available and you might see “out of stock” most of the time. More cheaper options are in the list which would provide the same or better experience with Xiaomi phones.
As I pointed out earlier, these are my recommendations for any Xiaomi smartphone which is in the market today like Redmi Note 3, Mi A1, Redmi 4A, Redmi 5A, Mi 5, Mi6, Redmi 4 etc.
1. Mi Basic In-Ear Headphones with Mic (Matte Black)
This is one of the budget option that you can consider if you are looking for a decent earphone with good audio quality for your day to day music and conference calls. The sound is load and clear, bases are adequate but dont expect layering or highly filtered performance. It is also tangle free up to some extent due to the nature of the cable provided.
Price: ₹ 599.00
2. Sennheiser CX 180 Street II In-Ear Headphone (Black)
If you want to feel some premium sound quality, start with CX 180 Street II earphones. These are best selling in the ear earphones for more than 2 years now. It provides excellent value for money, the only con with this item is that it does not have a microphone inbuilt. If you are a casual music listener with no need of taking calls or conferences, this is a good option for you.
Price: ₹ 721.00
3. JBL C100SI In-Ear Headphones with Mic (Black)
If you have problem with earphones that they slip out of your ear most of the times, this one has angled tips they comfortably reach the ear canal without slipping while you move. This earphone has single button to do multiple functions. For example single press will start/stop the music or call, double press will play the next song etc. As we feel with JBL earphones, the bass is very deep and it will definitely satisfy the bass lovers.
Price: ₹ 879.00
4. boAt BassHeads 225 In-Ear Super Extra Bass Headphones (Black)
We can simply define BassHeads 225 as Better bass in budget range. This is one of the best selling earphones in amazon 10 thousand ratings. The built quality and tangle free cord that you will get with this “less known” brand will make this a perfect choice for music lovers. The only problem is that it weighs a little high (18 grams) over other earphones but that should not be a problem for most people.
Price: ₹ 549.00
5. House of Marley Smile Jamaica EM-JE041-SB In-Ear Headphones with Mic (Black)
If you want an earphone with sturdy build and amazing sound quality within ₹ 1000, go for it. This is made out of natural wood and it will last long even years without any issues. Like Xiaomi earphones, the cords are fabric covered and will result in less tangling. The sound output is brilliant compared to other earphones in this price range due to its special aluminum – wood construction.
Price: ₹ 949.00
6. Sony MDR-EX150AP In-Ear Headphones with Mic (Black)
These earphones are very good in terms of durability and quality of construction. When it comes to sound quality, the brand speak for itself. The sound frequency range is tuned for wide range rather than concentrating on bass only. So you might not get those blasting sound in your rear rather a pleasant and clear music.
Price: ₹ 949.00
7. TAGG Symphony X-150 In-Ear Headphones with Mic
Here’s one more wood made earphones with stunning built quality and exceptional audio output. This one is rated 4.5 from around 200 reviews turned out to be the best rated earphone in this list. This earphone is just perfect for all genres of music and performed quite well with all of it. Also, the ear buds are very comfortable and you wont feel any pain even after using for hours.
Price: ₹ 1099.00
8. TAGGÂ SoundGear 500 Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones/Earphones/Earbuds with Microphone
If you can put a little more money, this one would be a perfect choice. Just like other TAGG earphones, this is also best rated in shopping sites. The build quality is just amazing and the molding of the ear piece is just perfect to fit in the ear and wont fall of easily. The main thing about this earphones is that it is equipped with dual drivers which results in necessary amplification in generally low end ranges. This results in a better dynamic range.
Price: ₹ 1,599.00
9. Sony MDR-EX250AP In-Ear Headphones with Mic (Red)
This Sony earphones gives the best sound. The base and the lyric just cant be matched with any other brands. It comes with a 12 mm driver for powerful sound output. As with any other Sony earphones, this one comes with a wire manager which allows you to keep your cords from getting tangled.
Price: ₹ 1890.00
10.Sony MDR-XB55 Extra-Bass In-Ear Headphones (Black)
If you are a bass lover and looking for a branded, well built earphones this one could a grab. The 12 mm neodymium drivers are delivering a bass rich yet balanced sound output. Noise cancellation is also excellent.
Price: ₹ 1499.00