Top 5 TWS earbuds under 3000 to buy in January 2022: Skullcandy, Redmi, etc

    Top TWS earbuds under 3000 in January 2022: Those looking for an affordable TWS earbud should check out this list.
    By: AMRITANSHU MUKHERJEE
    | Updated on: Jan 26 2022, 13:21 IST
    Top TWS earbuds under  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3000: There are some compromises but you get the basics right with all of them.
    Top TWS earbuds under 3000: There are some compromises but you get the basics right with all of them. (Hindustan Times)
    Top TWS earbuds under  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3000: There are some compromises but you get the basics right with all of them.
    Top TWS earbuds under 3000: There are some compromises but you get the basics right with all of them. (Hindustan Times)

    Are you looking to invest in a truly wireless earbuds (TWS) for the first time? If yes, you are reading the right story. The earbuds market has boomed this year, with several manufacturers wanting a slice of this expanding category. And all of them have a different appeal. Some brands are trying to focus on the ease of use whereas other are intended for gamers. Whatever be the case, there are a lot of options for everyone under the budget of 3,000.

    TWS earbuds for less than 3,000 won't offer all the fancy bells and whistles such as strong ANC, top-notch audio tuning, and wireless charging. However, the ones we have listed here are the best of the bunch, with some of them offering good audio quality whereas the others being just great overall deals.

    Top TWS earbuds under 3000: How do you choose

    -The most important thing with TWS earbuds is practicality. You invest into these for sole purpose of making lives easy. Hence, they should be easy to wear and carry all the time.

    -Battery life is a key aspect here. Given that you will take calls and listen to music on these, they should be able to last long, and quicker to recharge.

    -Microphone quality is important since you don't want your callers to sound muffled. They should be able to resist wind and other ambience disturbances.

    -Despite using newer Bluetooth formats, TWS earbuds need to stay connected even in areas with a lot of radio devices.

    -They should be easy to operate. Having touch controls or button controls, that's completely up to you. But it should be easy to change a song or connect to a call.

    Top TWS EarbudsPrice
    Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro 2,999
    Skullcandy Dime 2,659
    Realme Buds Q2 2,499
    Noise Air Buds Pro 2,699
    Dizo Buds Z 1,699

    Top TWS earbuds under 3000:

    Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro

    Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro
    Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro
    Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro
    Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro

    Price: 2,999

    The Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro is one of the most feature-rich offerings here. You get dual-driver setup, smart in-ear detection, up to 30 hours of playback time, 86ms low latency time, Bluetooth 5.2, and support for AptX codec. The Redmi Earbuds 3 Pro works best with Xiaomi phones running on MIUI. These earbuds are water resistant and come in three different colours.

    Skullcandy Dime

    SkullCandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds.
    SkullCandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds. (SkullCandy)
    SkullCandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds.
    SkullCandy Dime True Wireless Earbuds. (SkullCandy)

    Price: 2,659

    The Skullcandy Dime has a short stem design that fits in the ear better. It gets IPX4 water and sweat resistance rating. Despite promising up to 12 hours of battery life, the case of the Dime TWS is almost as a big as car's key fob. The case itself has a trendy design with the earbud stems popping out of the case when closed.

    Realme Buds Q2

    Realme Buds Q2
    Realme Buds Q2 (Marcia Sekhose/HT Tech)
    Realme Buds Q2
    Realme Buds Q2 (Marcia Sekhose/HT Tech)

    Price: 2,499

    The Realme Buds Q2 is one of the few options here with the active noise cancellation feature. The compact stem-less design houses 10mm drivers and 88ms low latency gaming mode. The earbuds also have touch controls and come with IPX5 water and sweat resistance rating. Note that ANC system can mask noise of up to 25db, which means it isn't as strong as more expensive earbuds.

    Noise Air Buds Pro

    Noise Air Buds Pro
    Noise Air Buds Pro
    Noise Air Buds Pro
    Noise Air Buds Pro

    Price: 2,699

    The Noise Air Buds Pro offers an AirPods Pro-like design with a short stem. This one also offers an Active Noise cancellation (ANC) system along with a Transparency Mode to let ambient noise pass through. The Air Buds Pro features a quad-mic system for a clear voice reception. Note that the ANC system only offer noise cancellation of 25db. The earbuds can run up to 4 hours on a single charge and with the case, you get up to 20 hours of battery stamina.

    Dizo Buds Z

    Dizo Buds Z
    Dizo Buds Z
    Dizo Buds Z
    Dizo Buds Z

    Price: 1,699

    The Dizo Buds Z is another great option to consider if you don't want to spend over 2,000. You get a fancy AirPods-inspired design with colour hues in the stem. There's no ANC but you get ENC for calls. The 10mm drivers sound decent and the audio profile can be customised via the Realme Link app. The earbuds retain their IPX4 water resistance rating while having touch-enabled controls. The audio latency is rated at 88ms. With the case, you get up to 16 hours of battery life and a 10-minute charge via the Type-C port can give up to 1.5 hours of listening time.

     

     

     

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