These are ten of the best in-ear headphones you can buy today without spending too much cash -

1. Sound Magic ES18
Having quickly established a great reputation for sound quality, the SoundMAGIC ES18 earphones add fantastic value to the equation, too.  As you'd expect from this award-winning brand, the SoundMAGIC ES18 earphones sound better than you'd expect at their price. Thanks to powerful, 10mm Neodymium transducers, the ES18s offer a great improvement over most budget earphones. Bass is powerful yet well controlled and the dynamic response is crisp and precise, making these a much more enjoyable listen than the 'freebie' earphones you got with your portable. For decent comfort, silicone eartips in small, medium and large sizes are also included. Read Review 
SoundMAGIC ES 18 HeadphoneSoundMAGIC ES 18 Headphone 

List Price: Rs.899
Our Price: Rs.630

2. Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 (Rs. 399)
These earphones perform surprisingly well for how little they cost. These earphones are powered by two 8.5 mm drivers and boast of a frequency response of 20 - 25,000 Hz. They sport a long 1.2 metre cable and are available in a whole bunch of attractive colours including black, white, lime green, blue, orange, red, purple and pink. While the CLR100s don’t perform as well as premium earphones, they are good all-rounders and especially for pop/dance music.
Audio Technica ATH-CLR100 BK In-the-ear HeadphoneAudio Technica ATH-CLR100 BK In-the-ear Headphone 

List Price: Rs.501
Our Price: Rs.399

3. Kanen KM-948 (Rs. 450) 
These Kanens are another pair of affordable earphones meant for all-round use at a budget. These earphones have a frequency response of 18 - 20,000 Hz and sport a 1.2 metre long cable. Pick these if you’re looking for decent noise isolation at this price. Read Review

4.  Creative EP-600 
Creative EP-600 earphone lets you experience pulsating and superior sonic performance. These creative in-ear headphones are extremely lightweight and compact and fit snugly into the ear canal offering complete comfort no matter how long you wear it. Irrespective of whether you are working out in the gym or out on the jogging track, it will be extremely comfortable. You also won't have to worry about them slipping out of your ears. These Creative earphones offer a rich listening experience when it comes to playing your favourite music tracks. Read Review
Creative EP-600 HeadphoneCreative EP-600 Headphone 

List Price: Rs.899
Our Price: Rs.329

5. Creative EP-630
There’s a reason why the Creative EP-630s are one of the most popular earphones in the market today and it has everything to do with the balanced performance they deliver for a smart price. The EP-630s are especially good for fans of rock music, fans who are on a budget, because of the decent mids and highs they’re able to output. The EP-630s are powered by twin 9mm drivers and have a frequency response of 6 - 23,000 Hz.  Read Review
Creative EP-630 earphone In-the-ear HeadphoneCreative EP-630 earphone In-the-ear Headphone 

List Price: Rs.1199
Our Price: Rs.625

5. Ultimate Ears 100 
The Ultimate Ears 100 are a pair of earphones that won’t really wow you with their performance. However, they have been designed well and are meant for you if ergonomics and build quality lie high on your list of priorities (along with an affordable price-tag, of course). The Ultimate Ears 100 boast of a frequency response of 20 - 20,000 Hz, passive noise cancellation and a 1.15 metre long cable. Read Review
Ultimate Ears 100 985-000255 Headphone - Pink HazeUltimate Ears 100 985-000255 Headphone - Pink Haze 

List Price: Rs.799
Our Price: Rs.648

6. Sennheiser CX 180 
Sennheiser is known for making great audio hardware for both purists and casual listeners. The CX 180s may fall in the budget segment but these earphones impress primarily because of the great clarity with which they’re able to output music. Also a bonus? The decent passive noise cancellation these buds are able to deliver. The Sennheiser CX 180s have a frequency response of 20 - 20,000 Hz and a 1.2 metre long cable. Read Review
Sennheiser CX 180 In-ear-canalphoneSennheiser CX 180 In-ear-canalphone 

List Price: Rs.990
Our Price: Rs.740

7. JVC Marshmallow 
The JVC Marshmallows are designed for people who like to be noticed. No wonder they’re available in six different colours and have a smooth, almost comic speech bubble like, body. The Marshmallows are comfortable to wear and offer decent audio quality including thumping bass and warm mids. The Marshmallows are powered by twin 8.5 mm drivers and have a frequency response of 8 - 23,000 Hz along with a metre long cable. Read Review
JVC HA-FR37-P Marshmallow Remote In-the-ear HeadsetJVC HA-FR37-P Marshmallow Remote In-the-ear Headset 

List Price: Rs.1999
Our Price: Rs.929

8. Cowon EM1 (Rs. 899) 
The Cowon EM1s are arguably the best budget in-ears that you can buy today. These buds offer excellent balanced performance and can even outshine earphones that ask for double of what it does. Add to that the 1.2 metre long flat cable that make the EM1s much easier to handle, and you get a pair of earphones that’s ideal for anyone who listens to music. The Cowon EM1s are powered by twin 10mm drivers and have a frequency response of 20 - 22,000 Hz. -Read Review
Cowon EM1 In-the-ear HeadphoneCowon EM1 In-the-ear Headphone 

List Price: Rs.900
Our Price: Rs.899

9. SoundMagic PL21 
 If you take a quick poll of your friends, chances are you’ll find someone who swears by the SoundMagic PL21s. The PL21s are well known for their great sound output that extends to both mids and highs and not just the low-end. Plus, the earphones are also very well made and can deal with some rough treatment. The SoundMagic PL21s are powered by twin 9mm drivers and have a frequency response of 15 - 22,000 Hz. They also sport a 1.2 metre long cable. Read Review
Soundmagic PL21 Wired HeadphonesSoundmagic PL21 Wired Headphones 

List Price: Rs.1500
Our Price: Rs.1299

10. JVC HA-FX101-B 
Part of JVC’s Xtreme Xplosives series, the HA-FX101-Bs are completely meant for bassheads who don’t want to spend too much. Unlike most budget earphones that promise bass but deliver the loose variety, these JVCs deliver solid, punchy bass and don’t do a bad job with the mids and highs either. The JVC HA-FX101-Bs are powered by twin 8.5mm drivers, boast of a frequency response of 5 - 20,000Hz and sport a 1.2 metre long cable. Read Review
JVC HA-FX101-B Xtreme Xplosives Series In-the-ear HeadphoneJVC HA-FX101-B Xtreme Xplosives Series In-the-ear Headphone 

Our Price: Rs.1499

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  1. The difference in sound quality between a good headphone and an iffy one isn't subtle. It's definitely worth a little extra effort to have reduced amount of outside noise.
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