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Headphones/ earphones are indispensable accessories for music lovers on the move.
And given the number of brands and the kind of competition that the market is filled with, buying the best earphones in India can be a difficult choice. To deal with this, one must prioritise his needs and decide on the features first, and go for headphones, headsets and earphones that can be called good from an overall perspective.
Also, it is advisable to opt for headphones from reputable brands as they seldom compromise with the quality and give the consumer the best in technology.
Let us take a look at some of the things that the buyer ought to spare a thought on when he intends to buy the best earphones in India. These if overlooked or compromised with may spoil the music listening experience.
The type – Earphones can be divided into two types, earbuds and in canal earphones. The former comes in the form of tiny modules which sit nicely inside the ear. The latter, finer and costlier, goes a little farther and fits right inside the ear. Both the types are intra aural and put straight into the ear canal, and strongly influence the overall fit.
The design and purpose/ primary use – Designs of the headphones ought to be purpose oriented as different layouts define the type of usage the headphone/ earphone is dedicated to. The purpose, whether the music accessory is meant for general or professional use, gaming or entertainment, sports or workouts, should therefore be kept in mind.
The kind of music that is to be played – Headphones are often categorised on the basis of the type of music they are made to play, e.g. hip hop, rock & pop, jazz, classical, music & entertainment, speech, gaming, communications, etc. Choosing a headphone that is meant for gaming but using it for listening to classical music might not be that rewarding a process.
So the accessory has to be selected according to the kind of music that is to be played.
The sound quality – The headphone/ earphone should offer musical balance and an acceptable reproduction of sound. Stereo sound, proper bass to enhance the low definition sound of MP3s, excellent levels of detail and an advanced acoustic system are some of the features that listeners usually look for in their ‘ideal’ headphones.
A strong battery/ replaceable cable – The headphone ought to have a powerful battery if it is wireless and come with a strong as well as replaceable cable if it is wired.
Wearability and durability – The headphone/ earphone has to come with a promise of longevity and a decent shelf life, and complemented with utmost wearing comfort.
Others features that would give the headphone/ earphone a cut above the rest may include dynamic driver systems, noise cancelling technology, Bluetooth capability (for wireless earphones), built-in controls, compatibility with in-flight entertainment systems and the like.
Listed below are some of the best Sennheiser earphones that have made their entry into the Indian market and received a lot of positive reviews. They are as follows:
The CXC 700, the MX 170, the MX 270, the MX 470, the MX 580, the CX 215 (Blue, Bronze, Green, Orange, Red) and the MX 365 (Blue, Bronze).