Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands Under NPR 5,000 in Nepal [Updated]

Best budget bluetooth neckbands Nepal under NPR 5000
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We recently came up with our picks for the best budget wired earphones you could buy in Nepal right now. And here, we’re discussing the best budget Bluetooth neckbands under NPR 5,000 in Nepal.

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As we all know by now, not every phone comes with a headphone jack these days—and not many people want to deal with the tangles of the wired earphones either. To cut down the thickness and enhance the visual appeal of a smartphone, manufacturers have started ditching 3.5mm audio jacks even in the mid-range segment these days.

Therefore, you can go 100% wire-free with a pair of TWS earbuds—although their budget options aren’t that great. Enter, wireless neckbands. This is a hybrid of wired and wireless earbuds that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Because of their bigger form factor, wireless neckbands offer relatively better battery life, bigger audio drivers, better Bluetooth modules, and more—that is, if manufacturers actively choose to include such superiorities.

Our take

Before we begin, let me give you a brief insight into how we have ranked our picks for the best budget Bluetooth neckbands available in Nepal. Being the audio products that they are, the biggest priority for us has been good sound quality and comfortable fit.

Battery life is not that big a deal since most wireless neckbands manage 4-5 days of endurance under light usage with ease. That being said, some of them do offer faster-charging solutions which will come in handy if you are frequently on the move. Some neckbands even offer a few additional features like Game Mode, ANC, and such.

Yet, since they’re not that effective on budget products, it’s wise not to fall for such marketing gimmicks. Lastly, I want to say that mics on these wireless neckbands will be just about average, although they’ll get you through phone calls with no trouble—but not when you’re in a rowdy environment, obviously. Okay, let’s begin.

Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal:

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition

The first entry in our list is the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition. Disappointingly, it doesn’t offer much in the bass department despite suggesting so in the name. Soundstage is also rather restricted here. Thus, the instrument separation is not the greatest on Bullets Wireless Z, and at times, you will get muddy feedback from instruments too.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition - Design

The latter was especially evident when listening to guitar riffs on “Cult of Personality” by Living Colors. Anyway, it supports up to 10 hours of music playback with just 10 minutes of charge. There’s also quick-pair support on OnePlus 6 or newer OnePlus smartphones.

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition Specifications:

  • Weight: 26-28gm
  • Driver: 9.2mm Dynamic driver
  • Controls: Physical buttons
  • Battery Life: Up to 20 hours
  • Charging: Type-C port with support for Warp Charge
  • Water Resistance: IP55 dust-water resistance
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth Range: Up to 33ft (10m)
  • Color Options: Blue, Black, Mint, Oat
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 4,990
  • Buy Here (Daraz)

JBL Tune 110BT: Flat, but not entirely

Next up is the JBL Tune 110BT, which is a bit different than other entries on our list thanks to its flat wire. As a result, the Tune doesn’t tangle as much, which is fantastic since the magnets on the driver unit of this thing aren’t that strong.

JBL Tune 110BT - Design

As far as the sound quality goes, it’s not that bad. But I must say that I expected more from a company that makes some of the best portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Tune 110BT has a boosted bass profile, making it fit for listening to hip-hop and EDM tracks. However, if you aren’t into these genres of music, you will find its bass overpowering and the overall sound quality to be muddy.

JBL Tune 110BT Specifications:

  • Weight: 16.2 grams
  • Sound driver: 8.6mm Full Range drivers
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Response Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Playback Times: Up to 6 hours
  • Charging Interface: Micro USB (5V, 1A)
  • Charging Time: 2.0 hours
  • Control: Physical Buttons
  • Waterproof rating: No
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 4,900
  • Buy Here (Daraz)

Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones: Bass on a budget

Here, the Redmi SonicBass Wireless earphones is the cheapest of the bunch, even though it gives some of the higher-priced ones a run for their money. Like most earbuds in this price range, it caters to the bassheads. So, you should not be buying this if you mostly listen to acoustic songs.

Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones - Design Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal

Talking about bass, it’s quite good for the price. Yet, its sound stage is not the widest, which is not at all surprising given its price point. In addition, this one also supports a two-way connection. As a result, if you have to keep switching between two devices, you are going to love this. Anyway, its design is pretty average, but you do get IPX4 splash resistance here. On top of this, there’s magnetic cable management present as well.

Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones Specifications:

  • Weight: 21.2 grams
  • Sound driver: 9.2mm Dynamic drivers
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 10m (33ft)
  • Playback Times: Up to 12 hours
  • Charging Interface: Micro USB (5V, 0.5A)
  • Charging Time: 2 hours
  • Control: Physical Buttons
  • Waterproof rating: Yes, IPX5
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 2,199
  • Buy Here (Daraz)
  • Read our review of Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones

Realme Buds Wireless 2: Jack of all

Moving on, we have the Realme Buds Wireless 2, which is the only neckband on this list to feature ANC. That being said, don’t expect much from its noise cancellation abilities since we are talking about budget earphones after all.

Realme Buds Wireless 2 - Design Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal

Regardless, the sound quality from its 13.6mm “bass boost” driver isn’t that great either, even when switching to the Hi-Res LDAC codec. The thumpy bass that I look for in earphones just isn’t there. Switching to bass mode also doesn’t help. On the contrary, things sound better on the bright preset as it sharpens the instrument and vocals when listening to songs with an emphasis on high frequencies.

Other than that, the Buds Wireless 2 has a fashionable design and I love this black-and-yellow color scheme. In addition, it is also among the few entries in our list of best budget Bluetooth neckbands in Nepal to feature both magnetic instant connection and fast charging.

Realme Buds Wireless 2 Specifications:

  • Weight: 29 grams
  • Sound Driver: 13.6mm
  • Battery: 18 hours playback with ANC on
  • Water Resistance: IPX5 certification
  • Charging Port: USB Type-C
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Noise Cancellation: Active Noise Cancellation, Vocplus AI Noise Cancellation for calls
  • Color options: Bass Gray, Bass Yellow
  • Other features: Game mode (88ms low-latency)
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 4,400
  • Buy Here (Lowest Retailer)

Skullcandy Jib+: Don’t fall for the looks

Truth be told, the Skullcandy Jib+ was a tricky one. That’s because I wasn’t a fan of its sound stage in the early days of testing it out. And there’s nothing flashy about its design as well—especially the blue color variant which can easily be mistaken for a children’s toy.

Skullcandy Jib+ - Design Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal

Nevertheless, after thorough testing, I would say that the sound quality of Jib+ is more on the balanced side. Its bass is booming than thumpy, and the vocals are subtle yet effective. Songs like Cult of Personality (by Living Colors) and Feeling This (by blink-182) sounded good overall, despite some muddy instruments.

Yet, I love how these earbuds are tiny and fit snuggly in my ears. It also has a rubber ear hook that helps keep the earbuds securely tucked into the ears. While there is no magnetic pairing, SkullCandy has included a clipper to manage the wire.

Skullcandy Jib+ Specifications:

  • Weight: 17 grams
  • Sound driver: 9mm Dynamic drivers
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 10m (33ft)
  • Playback Times: Up to 6 hours
  • Charging Interface: Micro USB
  • Control: Physical Buttons
  • Waterproof rating: No
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 2,399
  • Buy Here (Sastodeal)

Soundcore Rise: For the fitness freaks

The third pick in our list of best budget Bluetooth neckbands in Nepal is the Soundcore Rise. This one features ear wings to help you obtain a tight fit, and there’s a plastic clip for wire management too. All this, combined with IPX5 certification makes Soundcore Rise a good option for anyone looking for a pair of workout earbuds.

Anker Soundcore Rise - Design [1]

More on the design, it is pretty compact and thus, comfortable to wear for quite a long time. In terms of the sound quality, I would say it’s passable. The bass reproduction is there, but I don’t quite like the way it handles the highs as they come out too sharp at times. Occasionally, even drum snares and vocals come out screeching. Still, I find its overall sound quality to be better compared to other neckbands I’ve talked about so far.

Soundcore Rise Specifications:

  • Weight: 35 grams
  • Sound driver: 8mm Full Range drivers
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth v4.1)
  • Wireless Range: 10m (33ft)
  • Response Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Playback Times: Up to 12 hours
  • Charging Interface: Micro USB (5V, 1A)
  • Charging Time: 1.5 hours
  • Control: Physical Buttons
  • Waterproof rating: Yes, IPX5
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 3,999
  • Buy Here (Anker Nepal)
  • Read our review of Soundcore Rise

Sony WI-XB400: Treat for bassheads

Moving on, we have the Sony WI-XB400. This particular wireless neckband boasts a 4.4 out of 5 rating from over 26,000 global reviews, and deservedly so. Despite the relatively weird-looking design, these earbuds bring a comfortable fit. As far as sound quality goes, they are second to none in this price range.

Sony WI-XB400 - Design Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal

The Extra Bass technology from Sony results in punchy bass as well. It doesn’t sound muddy, meaning the bass won’t get in the way of vocals and other instruments. Its sound stage is also quite impressive. That being said, the XB400 is far from flawless. For instance, it doesn’t have any IP rating. Additionally, the magnets in the driver units don’t do a good job of holding the neckband in place either.

Sony WI-XB400 Specifications:

  • Weight: 21 grams
  • Sound driver: 12mm Full Range drivers
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless Range: 10m (33ft)
  • Response Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Playback Times: Up to 15 hours
  • Charging Interface: USB-C
  • Charging Time: 3 hours
  • Control: Physical Buttons
  • Waterproof rating: No
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 5,500*
  • Buy Here (Lowest Retailer)

OPPO Enco M31: The best there is

This brings me to my favorite of the bunch—the OPPO Enco M31—which truly earns the title of best budget Bluetooth neckbands in Nepal. The reason it ranks higher than Sony’s wireless neckband is its convenience.

As a result, it has become the go-to earbuds for my regular usage. Its minimalistic-yet-premium design and lightweight build quality are simply unmatched in this price bracket. Plus, there isn’t much to complain about the audio output either. In the balanced mode, the audio is clean and without any artificial boost. Ergo, perfect for audiophiles.

OPPO Enco M31 - Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal

It even has a dedicated bass mode that adds some definitive punch to the low-frequencies while also adding little weight to the vocals. Personally, I like the balanced mode better, but it’s always good to have options. In addition, it even supports the LDAC codec that brings out finer detail, for people who are into lossless audio formats like FLAC.

OPPO Enco M31 Specifications:

  • Weight: 22gm
  • Driver: 9.2mm dynamic Titanium driver
  • Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth v5.0, 10 meters range)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz (44.1kHz) | 20Hz – 40kHz (LDAC)
  • Driver sensitivity: 101.9dB @1kHz
  • Microphone sensitivity: -38 dBV/Pa
  • Music time (at 50% volume): 12 hours (AAC/SBC), 8 hours (LDAC)
  • Audio codec: AAC, SBC, LDAC (Hi-Res Wireless certified)
  • Battery capacity: 88mAh Li-Ion
  • Charging time: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • IP rating: Yes, IPX5 water resistance
  • Noise-canceling: No
  • Power case charger: Type-C
  • Color: Black, Green
  • Price in Nepal: NPR 4,990
  • Buy Here (Lowest Retailer)
  • Read our review of the OPPO Enco M31

Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal [Summary]

Rank Best Budget Bluetooth Neckbands in Nepal Price
8 OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition NPR 4,990
7 JBL Tune 110BT NPR 4,900
6 Redmi SonicBass Wireless Earphones NPR 2,199
5 Realme Buds Wireless 2 NPR 4,400
4 Skullcandy Jib+ NPR 2,399
3 Soundcore Rise NPR 3,999
2 Sony WI-XB400 NPR 5,500*
(available for NPR 5,000)
1 OPPO Enco M31 NPR 4,990

Conclusion

So that was all for our picks of the best budget Bluetooth neckbands you could buy in Nepal right now. If you want the complete package, I will definitely recommend you go with the OPPO Enco M31. And if you are a basshead, then Sony’s WI-XB4000 is your best bet. Besides, the Soundcore Rise is a decent option for workouts and such as well.

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So, do you agree with our list of best budget Bluetooth neckbands under NPR 5,000 in Nepal? Have we missed any? Let us know in the comment section.