This year saw the launches of a number of headphones in India. If you are a music lover and you want to gift yourself a pair on New Year’s, we have curated a list of the best five headphones that have been launched this year. Read on our list to take the right decision for yourself…
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Sony WH-1000X M3 headphones
These had to be on the top of our list. Sony WH-1000X M3 headphones are simply the best option to opt for if you are looking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones The headphones come with HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, that has four times greater performance as compared to the one delivered by the previous processor. The headphones by Sony can also be used to cancel out daily background sounds. Sony WH-1000X M3 headphones also come with 32-bit Audio Signal Processing and DAC with Amplifier functionality. The dual noise sensor technology of the headphones captures all the ambient noise with dual microphones and sends the data to the processor so that the noise can be cancelled. The headphones are priced at Rs 29,990 in India.
OnePlus Type C Bullets
OnePlus Type C Bullets were launched this year right before the launch of OnePlus 6T in India and they are the perfect choice for you if you have a smartphone that lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. This is because the headphones come with a USB Type-C interface instead of a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company says that it made this move to ensure “minimal loss of quality for a superior audio outcome.” Priced at Rs 1,490, OnePlus Type C Bullets headphones come with a high-end, professional DAC by Ciruss Logic and as compared to its predecessor, it has a higher dynamic range, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and low noise floor. The headphones also include OnePlus’ Dash Charge technology and to deliver five hours of playback within 10 minutes of charge.
Skullcandy Venue headphones
If you like a powerful sound performance, you can go for the Venue headphones by Skullcandy. Skullcandy Venue headphones come with ANC or active noise cancelling technology and also have a Monitor Mode using which the users can shut down the noise cancellation to hear what’s happening in their surroundings. It’s actually as easy as pressing a button. The headphones can also be tracked via the Tile app, so you don’t have to be worried about losing them. Furthermore, Skullcandy Venue headphones will offer you a battery life of up to 24 hours and comes with Bluetooth capability. The headphones have the Active Assistant present on them, so you can actually instruct it to perform various tasks. You can buy them at a price of Rs 18,999 in India.
Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones
The Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones are the best ear-bud style headphones available. So can really go for them if you love listening to music while working out. Priced at Rs 18,990, Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones weigh 10 grams and can be connected via Bluetooth in a range of 9 meters. They stay exactly where you fix them and you won’t have to adjust them again and again. Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones manage an overall good sound performance and can be located via the ‘Find My Buds’ feature on the Bose Connect App.
HyperX Cloud Revolver Gunmetal headset
You can opt for these if you are a gamer. HyperX’s Cloud Revolver Gunmetal gaming headset has a precise audio positioning and a clean, crisp sound with enhanced bass and treble. They come with a detachable noise-cancelling microphone and their frequency response ranges from 12Hz to 28,000 Hz. The gaming headset has a memory foam with leatherette, a steel frame and supports multi-platform compatibility. You can connect them to PCs, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S1, Mac, smartphones, Nintendo Switch and any other system that has a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can buy the HyperX Cloud Revolver Gunmetal gaming headset at Rs 14,990 and they come with a warranty of two years.