5 Best Over-Ear Headphones under Rs 1000
Here is the list of the 5 best Over-the-head headphones for the year 2016, after a week-long research and testing the 10 popular headphones available in India.
We ranked the 5 Over-The-Head Headphones based on its Sound quality, durability, Comfort ability, compatibility, Bass, Output volume, noise attenuation and noise isolation. All the 10 popular headphones offer great audio experience. However, out of the tested headphones, only 5 top quality and impressive Over-Ear headphones made it to the Top 5. Here we are trying to help you find out the 5 best Over-Ear headphones (under Rs 1000) from the very confusing, competitive and the vast headphone options in the market
1) Philips DJ SHL3000/00 Over-Ear Headphone
Philips Dj SHL3000/00 is one of the best Over-Ear headphones under Rs 1000 price segment. This headphone provides a wonderful aural experience at a quite reasonable price and we will definitely recommend this to everyone as it gives a very pleasing music experience.
We have been using this for over 1 year now, and I can say that it's almost a promising competitor to Rs 2000 range Over-The-Head headphones. The Bass is very nice, smooth and clean with nice balanced sound. It is vibration free and the better input will give you the best output with decent noise cancellation. It's compatible with almost all devices including Smartphones, Tablets and Laptop but it's recommended to use with good input devices for maximum sound effects
The rotational soft cushioned earshells makes it comfortable for prolonged use. It is adjustable and will fit the shape of any head. SHL3000 comes with a 1.2 m cable which is not very long comparing to other 2m cables, but we didn't have any complications with the length as its length won't be problem for outdoor use.
Unlike other high end Over-Ear headsets, here you're paying for high quality sound, not for the brand.
|Warranty summary:||One Year Manufacturer Warranty|
|Support:||Replacement within Warranty Period as per Service Policy|
2) Sennheiser HD 180 Over-Ear Headphone
Sennheiser HD 180 Over-Ear Headphone is the closest competitor of Philips DJ SHL3000/00. Same like SHL3000, HD 180 also promises full compatibility and hence can be used with any smartphones,tablets, laptops or any other music gadgets. Excellent lossless sound reproduction, good noise cancellation are the highlights where bass effect has failed to reach the SHL3000 level even though the effect is deep thumping. It's big soft cushioned earshells gives good comfortable feeling.
Sennheiser has used 3 meter long cable while Philips SHL3000 comes with 1.2 m cable. but frankly speaking with lot of mixed opinions we didn't find that as a useful ranking factor since it doesnt make any big difference to the headset. We believe that the 1.2 and 2m gives the maximum comfort with out movement restrictions and 3m is a bit extra long and is best for laptops as it hangs down all the time if it's not properly tied.
Overall it's a great product for the price and we recommend to go for this Over-Ear-Headphone if Philips SHL3000 is out of stock.
|Plug Type:||3.5 mm|
3) Philips SHP1900/97 Over-Ear Headphone
Philips SHP1900/97 is our third pick and the second runner up of Over-Ear Headphones. It's sound quality, noise cancellation and bass effects are good and better than its competitors like iball rocky and Panasonic RP-HT161 Over-Ear headphones. Like the top position holders, it also gives great comfort by its adjustable body and with its soft cushioned earshell .
While we tested we found that the output is better while it's used with laptops, tablets and in some smartphones of good input. And in all other smartphones a volume booster or a sound booster app is required for experiencing the best from it.
Philips SHP1900/97 looks bit bulky and heavy. But for our surprise it was very light and that's the main reason of the prolonged usage comfort. However, it's definitely not the best portable headset for outdoor use as it's big and bulky. It is designed for indoor use, especially with your desktop and laptop.
|Headphone Type:||Over-Ear Headphone design|
|Warranty summary:||6 Months Warranty|
|Cord Type:||2 m One-sided Copper Cord|
4) iball Rocky Over-Ear Headphone with mic
iball Rocky is the best laptop or desktop headphone under Rs 1000 which comes with an inbuilt mic and designed especially for indoor use. It's a great value for money
We tested it with some desktop headphones (Headset with mic) and the result was fully favoring the iball's 'rockstar'. Since the mic quality is excellent it's best to use for Skype calling, Google Hang out and other related activities. You can also use it for watching movies and for gaming.
This is not the headphone you should buy if you are willing to use it with your Smartphone or Tablet. You cannot use the mic since iball Rocky comes with two jacks, one for speaker and the other for the mic. But anyways you can hear music through the speaker jack but I won't recommend that because It's completely designed to use with your system (Laptop / Desktop) and the output quality will be poor if you use it with your Smartphone . This is because the inputs of Smartphones are less comparing to desktop/Laptop.
|Headphone Type:||Over-the-ear (Circumaural), Closed Back|
|Warranty summary:||1 year limited manufacturer warranty|
5) Panasonic RP-HT161 Over-Ear Headphone
Panasonic RP-HT161 is the fifth best and our last pick for the list of best Over-Ear headphones under Rs 1000 category. Sound quality and voice clarity are good but compared to its competitors, Panasonic has failed to produce deep thumping bass effects and sometimes the music beat goes flat.
Its treble is also not so great. Other main issue that we figured out is the heating problem of the earshells. Extended periods of usage heat up your ears and you might need to take breaks in between.
We will recommend this headset only if the above mentioned 4 Over-Ear Headphones go out of stock.
|Warranty summary:||6 Months Manufacturer's Warranty|
|Cord Type:||2 m|
Vinu George Posted on April 07, 2016
Vinu George is the Founder & Editor of ReviewMore and a Front End Web Developer. Holding a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication, he has experience in software programming and Web/UI designing. He is a Tech enthusiast and now his passion for Technology makes him spend all his time with latest technology and by helping people.
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