Audio gurus will always prefer a wired connection thanks to the native analogue output. While wireless headphones have drastically caught up in the last few years, they're still not as good as its wired counterparts.
We've compiled a list of the best-wired headphones one can buy in India, considering all budget segments. Multiple factors like comfort, sound quality, added features, and usage has been contemplated for the selections.1. Audio Technica ATH MSR7 (Rs 29,999)
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These are made for people who solely want to enjoy music. The bass is fast and controlled, meaning it's well articulated and at no point does it overpower the rest of the music. The mids are lush and extended, while the highs are extremely detailed and effortless. DM does sound very good and you get very tight controlled thumps.
They are built of aluminium and plastic, decorated with tasteful colour highlights. It looks elegant and simple. Though, over a long period of use, they do tend to get a little uncomfortable.2. Pioneer Pro DJ HDJ-C70 (Rs 39,999)
Pioneer is known for its high-quality products, and a majority of its fans are often professionals. It has become the de facto first choice of many, and these headphones continue the tradition of trust. They have no distortion, the bass output is crystal clear, and the mid frequencies are strong.
The HDJ-C70 offers a frequency range of 7 to 32,000 Hz via 40mm drivers. The ear pads can be rotated by 90 degrees in either direction making it possible to monitor with one ear while wearing the headphones.3. Bose QuietComfort 25 (Rs 20,000)
Bose is known for its noise cancellation technology, and these are the best-wired headphones if you're looking to get a good night's sleep onboard an aeroplane. The best part is, they work without an external power source, hence all you need to do is connect the 3.5mm jack and enjoy.
If you need ANC, just pop-in a few AAA batteries. The sound quality is top-notch and these are a perfect combo for travellers. Bose opted to use fabric instead of leather for this variant and it definitely has paid off well.4. Sennheiser HD 429 (Rs 5,000)
The build quality of the HD 429 is quite nice considering the price point and the headband is flexible. The ear cups and headband provide padding with a leatherette material, making it exceedingly comfortable for long use.
The HD 429 is definitely on the lower-to-mid level of the Sennheiser product line, and the bass is well balanced. Sennheiser products are known to have a long life span and these are perfect for content creation and work. It also includes a 10-feet long cable for you to move around easily.5. AKG K92 (Rs 5,000)
These are near perfect over-the-ear headphones that aren't heavy on the pocket. The body is built out of plastic and as far as sound quality goes, they can surely kick some ass. They're dynamic, expressive and there's no distortion while hearing individual instruments.
Most users prefer them for in-house use due to their size but being lightweight, portability is feasible. The slightly large size means they are extremely comfortable to wear, indoors as well as on the move.6. Sony MDR-XB550AP (Rs 3,000)
The least expensive on our list, these headphones are built for bass lovers. Sony's "Extra Bass" is no joke, though they offer excellent noise isolation and are significantly lighter. Just plug and play!
Given the price point, it also has a mic for calling and the sound clarity is optimal. The swivel design makes them perfect for travelling and the build quality is pretty sturdy.