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From TWS with touchscreen case to audio glasses: 8 unique headphones and earbuds for every budget | Technology news

For many, Apple’s AirPods are the gold standard in wireless earbuds, and to some extent that’s true. However, the headphones and earbuds market goes well beyond AirPods and similar truly wireless earbuds. In fact, through research we found that there is something for everyone, such as Bluetooth audio glasses or a TWS with a touchscreen case. Here are eight different headphones and earbuds to suit all budgets.

Priced at Rs 1,749, these wireless earphones are perfect for travel enthusiasts, especially cyclists who prefer a single earbud. They are compatible with both Android and iOS devices and can be attached to clothing or a collar. Although they don’t have active noise cancellation, they feature Plosive technology to cancel out ambient noise. With a 13-inch retractable cord, they pair with up to two devices and provide up to 15 hours of battery life on a single charge. Klip 5 also has an IPX5 rating for splash resistance.

Syn Sons smart sunglasses

Sunglasses earphones These sunglasses also double as wireless earphones (Image credit: Amazon)

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This is not completely an earphone but a smart glass that costs Rs 799. The device comes with polarized lenses and stereo sound support and offers up to six hours of battery life. It works with both Android and iOS devices. However, audiophiles may find the audio quality lacking. These can also be a great pair of Bluetooth earphones for those who don’t want to spend a lot of money and want two gadgets for the price of one.

Hammer screen TWS

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These wireless earphones mimic AirPods with an integrated iPod and are priced at Rs 2,999. With a display and charging dock for music and ANC control, users can receive or reject calls. Inspired by the JBL Tour Pro 2, they offer similar features at a lower price. The Hammer Screen TWS offers up to 13 hours of playback time and can suppress noise up to 32 dB. The case also has a handy ‘Find My Earbud’ feature and will help you discover if you ever lose an earbud.

Sony Link Buds WF-L900

Sony LinkBuds review, Sony LinkBuds review price, Sony LinkBuds sale Sony LinkBuds review: These latest earbuds from Sony have a unique design. Here’s how they perform. (Image credit: Nandagopal Rajan/Indian Express)

Combining the compactness of TWS with an open-ear concept derived from studio headphones, these earphones do not block external sound, even at full volume. The exceptional audio quality and microphone performance expected from Sony products make them suitable for everyday use. The Sony LinkBuds WF-L900 (review) is priced at Rs 12,990. The earbuds themselves can provide up to 5.5 hours of playtime, and including the case, they can deliver up to 17.5 hours of battery life, and there’s fast charging support too.

Jabra Talk 45

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If you are someone who calls a lot, the Jabra Talk 45 is the perfect wireless audio solution, also known as a mono headset. Available for Rs 4,199, this single earbud with a long stem-like design may remind you of earlier Nokia days when these types of wireless earphones were more common. These earphones can deliver up to 6 hours of calling per charge, along with 8 days of standby time with a range of up to 30 meters.

While these are some of the most unique Bluetooth earphones readily available in India, here are some additional choices that you may need to import from outside.

Bose Ultra Open earbuds

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While the concept of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds is similar to that of the Sony LinkBuds WF-L900, Bose’s offering looks very different and has an unconventional design for a wireless earbuds. Priced at $299 (Rs 25,000), these are slightly on the expensive side, and when worn, they look like jewelry rather than wireless earbuds. With the case, they offer up to 48 hours of battery life and can be used with both Android and iOS devices.

UE fits

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Called the world’s most comfortable earbuds, these mold to the unique shape of the user’s ear, use patented light-shaping technology and cost $199 (Rs 17,000). Their secure fit allows them to completely block out ambient noise, and on a single charge these earbuds can provide up to 8 hours of playtime. Other notable features of these earbuds include a sweat-resistant rating and they also support APT-X codec for high-resolution audio output.

The Gravastar Sirius Pro

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Gamers will love how the Sirus Pro’s chassis looks. And these are also the most expensive earphones we have listed and they cost Rs 43,065 in India. Available in multiple color options, the Gravastar Sirius Pro offers 3D stereo technology with deep bass and a gaming mode, music mode and movie mode, all tailored for unique experiences. Thanks to the design of the case, it can also be used as a key ring.

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