There’s no escaping the bass. The moment when every single dubstep and EDM artist around the world drops the bass, it appears like the entire world is there to catch it and hand it back so that they can drop it again. The best part is, you don’t need to have money to burn in order to bask in the glory of the almighty bass; you can do so even with as little as Rs. 1,500. Let us help you out by showing you the best budget in-ear headphones (earphones) you can buy today so that you’re ready to worship at the altar of DA BASS.
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Ultimate Ears 100
Can be yours for Rs. 449
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The least expensive earphones on this list, the Ultimate Ears 100 are a pair of uncomplicated earphones that deliver a decent amount of bass, which never overwhelms, and is comfortable to wear. If you’re looking for a second pair of earphones, or just something inexpensive that you don’t expect to be used in a year’s time, pick these up.
Sennheiser CX 280
Can be yours for Rs. 580
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The Sennheiser CX 280s output tight, warm bass and perform well when it comes to soundstage. The build quality is also quite good but the cables are prone to get tangled.
Skullcandy Ink’d 2
Can be yours for Rs. 600
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The Skullcandy Ink’d 2s are surprisingly good with a treble as well as being capable of reproducing powerful bass. While you’ll find better performance as you go up the ladder, these Skullcandies are worth the money they ask for.
Can be yours for Rs. 650
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The Creative EP-630s have been around for a while and they still remain one of the most popular budget earphones out there. The overall sound quality is excellent for the price and the bass output is also very, very good without infringing on the treble.
Sennheiser CX 380 Sports
Can be yours for Rs. 900
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If you’re looking for a good pair of earphones for your workout/run/jog, then look no further. The CX 380s fit well, are comfortable to wear, provide pretty good noise isolation and do justice to bass as well as mids and treble.
Can be yours for Rs. 1,220
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These Tekfusions are one of the best looking earphones in this list. Apart from that, the Twinwoofers are also very powerful with respect to volume and deliver solid (albeit a little boomy) bass.
Can be yours for Rs. 1,275
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The most powerful earphones in this list when it comes to bass output, these JVCs are for anyone with a lot of club and electronic music in their playlists. While not the best-built earphones, these JVCs are definitely worth the money for bass heads.
Sony MDR XB30EX
Can be yours for Rs. 1,300
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There’s a reason why Sony brands these earphones as ‘Xtra Bass’ and it’s not because you get a free fish with every purchase. These Sony earphones deliver punchy, extended bass and are also super loud. Sure, they’re expensive when compared to everything else on this list, but they’re also the most powerful earphones on it.
The Blasphemous picks: Mi Piston 2 & Cowon EM-1
Can be yours for Rs. 799 & Rs. 675 respectively
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If you’re not in it solely for the bass and wouldn’t mind decent mids and highs as well, then the Pistons and the EM-1s are exceptionally good picks. The Pistons are a better fit for classical, jazz and acoustic tracks, while the Cowons output warmer sound and therefore do justice to both rock and hip-hop tracks.