Best Wireless Earbuds Under Rs. 10,000 in Nepal [Updated]

Best Wireless Earbuds Under 10000 in Nepal — 2023 Update
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If you are looking to buy affordable yet reliable TWS earbuds, you have come to the right place. Here we have listed the best budget TWS earphones (earbuds) you can buy in Nepal for under NPR 10000.

Before we begin… 

Over the past few years, truly wireless earbuds have gained momentum. The popularity of the TWS earphones can also be credited to the smartphone manufacturers ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in their flagship smartphones. Or is it the other way around?

In recent years we have seen a lot of wireless earphones debut in Nepal, especially in the budget segment. It may confuse a lot of people about which one they should go for. Thus, we have curated the following list of the best budget TWS earphones (earbuds) in Nepal that one can buy under NPR 10000.

Oh, and I won’t be considering the fit and comfort of these earbuds in this ranking since those are super subjective things. Here, none of the earbuds on my list have an absolutely horrific fit or anything, but your mileage may vary.

Best TWS Earbuds in Nepal under NPR 10000 (Summary)

TWS Earphones Price in Nepal
Redmi Buds 4 Rs. 6,999
OnePlus Nord Buds 2 Rs. 5,899
Redmi Buds 3 Lite Rs. 3,399
OnePlus Buds Z2 Rs. 9,999
Sony WF-C500 Rs. 9,999
Realme Buds Air 3 Rs. 6,999
Jabra Elite 3 Rs. 8,949
Oppo Enco Air2 Pro Rs. 6,899

Redmi Buds 4

Okay, so let’s kick things off this list of best TWS earbuds under NPR 10000 in Nepal with the Redmi Buds 4. Compared to last year’s Redmi Buds 3, Xiaomi has made quite a few changes this time.

Instead of a tall stem-like design, these earbuds now have a sleek oval-shaped speaker unit, which feels much more comfortable to put on. And it even has active noise cancellation now that works pretty well to cut out consistent low-frequency ambient noises.

I was also not expecting to see transparency mode with the option to amplify others’ voices on such budget wireless earbuds either.

Redmi Buds 4 Design
Buds 4

But while I have big praises for Redmi Buds 4’s design and noise cancellation properties, its audio quality itself is nothing groundbreaking for the price. Xiaomi has mostly tried to tune it with a balanced EQ, but there’s a definite kick when it comes to bass and trebles.

I’ll admit that it doesn’t sound too sharp or something, but that muddy bass does tend to eat up details when listening to hip-hop, rock, and similar tracks. Plus, despite its app support, there’s no way to set a custom equalizer for these earbuds, which simply suck.

Redmi Buds 4 Specifications:

  • Driver: 10mm Dynamic driver
  • Connectivity: Wireless (Bluetooth v5.2), 10 meters range, USB Type-C
  • Music time: 30 hours (with charging case)
  • Control: Touch (customizable)
  • Game Latency: 59ms (Buds 4 Pro)
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes, 35dB
  • IP rating: Yes, IP54
  • Color: Light Blue, White
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 6,999 (Buy Here)

OnePlus Nord Buds 2

So if you want more flexibility on how your earbuds sound, you should check out the new OnePlus Nord Buds 2. If you remember, the first-gen Nord Buds had this horrifying bass response, but with the second-gen Nord Buds, I’m definitely noticing some improvements in terms of tuning.

Likewise, I wouldn’t exactly call its default “Balanced” equalizer “balanced” in any way, but the Nord Buds 2 has a somewhat bright sound signature with boosted upper mids and high frequencies that sounds sooooo much better. There’s still some bass to enjoy, although it no longer comes off dark and bloaty to undermine the overall clarity of the music.

OnePlud Nord Buds 2 With Case

Surprisingly enough, OnePlus has also managed to include ANC on these earbuds. But don’t expect anything extraordinary in that regard.

Nevertheless, its microphone quality is pretty decent, with good background noise suppression, and its 12.4mm drivers are even more sensitive now. This means the Nord Buds 2 can get almost unbearably loud. Setting it at around 70% volume was more than enough for my ears, even when taking these things for a spin in busy Kathmandu streets.

OnePlus Nord Buds 2 Specifications:

  • Driver: 12mm dynamic driver
  • Frequency: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.3
  • Battery: 41mAh (each earbud), 480mAh (case)
  • Music Time: 7 hours (with ANC off), 36 hours (with charging case)
  • Charging: Wired (USB-C)
  • Controls: Touch
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (up to 25dB)
  • IP Rating: Yes (IP55 dust and splash resistant, earbuds only)
  • Color: Thunder Grey and Lighting White
  • Companion App: HeyMelody (Android | iOS)
  • Price: Rs. 5,899 (Buy Here)

Redmi Buds 3 Lite

Next up is the Redmi Buds 3 Lite. At just Rs. 3,399, it is the most affordable entry on our list of best earbuds under NPR 10000 in Nepal. I know you’re probably wondering, “Why are you including such inexpensive earbuds when our budget is more than three times as much?” And I just have two words for you: audio quality.

Of course, many other brands are competing in this sub-5,000 bracket, too—but for audio quality alone, Redmi Buds 3 Lite is still one of the best options for its price.

To be fair, if you prefer thumpy bass or strong trebles, these earbuds shouldn’t be at the top of your list. Instead, Buds 3 Lite’s audio is almost the exact opposite, with a sort of laid-back tuning that sounds great in most kinds of songs without overdoing anything. But I do wish its soundstage could’ve been wider, though. And that it got a little louder as well.

Redmi Buds 3 Lite Charging case with earbuds

Redmi Buds 3 Lite Specifications:

  • Dimension:
    • Earbud: 24.5 x 16.7 x 24.6 mm, 4.2 grams each
    • Charging Case: 60 x 46 x 23.7mm, 36 grams  (with earbuds)
  • Color Options: Black
  • Sound Driver: 6mm dynamic driver
  • Noise Cancellation: Environment Noise Cancellation (for calls) only
  • Microphone: Yes,
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2 (10m wireless range)
  • IP Rating: Yes, IP54 (earbuds only)
  • Battery:
    • Earbuds: 36mAh
    • Case: 315mAh
  • Playback Time:
    • Earbuds: 5 hours
    • With case: 18 hours
  • Control: Touch-based control (Double Tap, Triple Tap, Long Press)
  • Charging: 5V wired charging
  • Companion App: No
  • Read our review of the Redmi Buds 3 Lite.
  • Watch our review of the Redmi Buds 3 Lite.
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 3,399 (Buy Here)

OnePlus Buds Z2

So, if Redmi Buds 3 Lite’s shortcomings are a dealbreaker and you can afford to spend threefold the money, then the OnePlus Buds Z2 could be a good choice. From better call quality to active noise cancellation and app support, this thing is much more feature-rich than Xiaomi’s affordable offering.

And its “V-shaped” sound signature means these earbuds produce boomy bass and lifted trebles, while the midrange takes a backseat in terms of clarity and definition. However, I found out that, in classical, acoustic, or any other genre of songs with not much bass, its mids, and treble response can come off a little grainy. And even sibilant at high volume.

OnePlus Buds Z2 Review TWS Earbuds

This was actually a big issue when Buds Z2 first launched since there was no way to change the EQ settings by default. But, OnePlus has already pushed an update enabling a 6-band equalizer.

Another late addition to these earbuds is the “Max Noise Cancellation” setting. But I gotta say it’s not that different from the regular noise cancellation option, which is already pretty good. However, before you go ahead and get these things, you should know that some of its features, like Dolby Atmos playback and low-latency mode, are only available on select OnePlus phones.

OnePlus Buds Z2 Specifications:

  • Body:
    • Earbud: 33 x 22.4 x 21.8 mm, 4.6 grams (each)
    • Charging case: 73.15 x 36.8 x 29.1 mm, 42 grams
  • Color options: Obsidian Black, Pearl White
  • Sound driver: 11mm Dynamic Driver
  • Driver sensitivity: 98dB ± 3dB @ 1kHz
  • Microphone: Triple mic on each earbud (with ENC for phone calls)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • IP certification: IP55 (earbuds), IPX4 (charging case)
  • Audio codecs: AAC, SBC
  • Noise cancellation: Yes, ANC (Up to 40dB reduction)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, Google Fast Pair Service
  • Companion app: HeyMelody (Android iOS)
  • Control: Touch-sensitive area in each earbud
  • Battery: 40mAh (per earbud), 520mAh (case)
  • Battery life: 5/7 hours continuous playback (ANC on/off)
  • Other features: 94ms latency, Transparency Mode, Dolby Atmos support
  • Read our review of the OnePlus Buds Z2
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 9,999 (Buy Here)

Sony WF-C500

So if you are not a big fan of such a walled ecosystem thing, let me introduce you to Sony’s WF-C500, which doesn’t discriminate with features whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone.

Besides everything else, I’m especially impressed by how clean and faithful it sounds. The midrange and vocals preserve good timbre, while its treble reproduction is just as brilliant. I didn’t find its bass hit as impactful as I’d like in the default settings, but switching to the “Excited” EQ mostly did the trick.

Sony WF C500 with Case

These earbuds also have a spacious soundstage, and the instrument separation here is pretty amazing. But even though this is one of the best-sounding earbuds on our list—and one with the best battery backup, too—the WF-C500 has a few rudimentary compromises. Like a lack of ANC.

And in fairly noisy or windy conditions, its onboard microphones thoroughly struggle to pick up your voice in the middle of all the background noise.

Sony WF-C500 Specifications:

  • Dimension:
    • Earbud:  5.4 grams each
    • Charging Case: 80.0 x 34.9 x 30.9 mm, 35 grams
  • Color Options: Black
  • Sound Driver: 5.8mm Neodymium driver
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (Music Mode)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.0 (10m wireless range)
  • IP Rating: Yes, IPX4 (earbuds only)
  • Playback Time:
    • Earbuds: 5/7 hours (ANC on/off)
    • With case: 20/28 hours (ANC on/off)
  • Control: Physical button (Singe Tap, Double Tap, Triple Tap, Long Press)
  • Charging:
    • Earbuds: 2.5 hours
    • Earbuds + Case: 3 hours
  • Companion App: Sony Headphones Connect (Android | iOS)
  • Other Features: 360 Reality Audio, PC Swift Pair
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 8,999 (Buy Here)

Realme Buds Air 3

Moving on, Realme Buds Air 3 is yet another excellent pair of earbuds under 10,000 rupees in Nepal. And it sounds something like the OnePlus Buds Z2 but with a more balanced tonality without coming off as overpowering. Of course, Realme has still tuned these earbuds with a slightly punchier bass, but the Buds Air 3 sounds great across most musical genres.

But unlike the Sony WF-C500 and a couple of other upcoming earbuds on our list, I find its soundstage and definition in the treble region to be somewhat lacking. But when it comes to active noise cancellation, these earbuds are simply the best you can get in this price range. And it even competes with some of the more expensive ones—it’s just that good.

Realme Buds Air 3 Packaging

But I just wish I could say the same about its call quality. It’s good enough in quiet environments—but on a more challenging turf—the audio pickup here is just average.

And one thing that has bugged me about these earbuds is the touch control. You eventually get used to it, but I just wish there was some sort of physical marking to naturally guide where your fingers should be resting.

Realme Buds Air 3 Specifications:

  • Color options: Galaxy White, Starry Blue
  • Sound driver: 10mm LCP Dynamic Bass Boost driver
  • Audio codecs: AAC, SBC
  • Noise cancellation: Yes (ANC up to 42dB), Dual-mic
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2
  • Water resistance: Yes, IPX5 waterproof (earbuds only)
  • Battery life:
    • Earbuds: Up to 5.5 hours (ANC on)
    • With case: Up to 30 hours (ANC off)
  • Charging time: 1 hour (earbuds), 100 min (case)
  • Companion app: Realme Link (Android | iOS)
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 6,999 (Buy Here)

Jabra Elite 3

Coming in at number two is the Jabra Elite 3. Just like the Sony WF-C500, these earbuds are also all about the basics. By keeping things simple and focusing mostly on the audio side of things, Jabra has managed to deliver one heck of a budget earbuds.

And it sounds balanced, detailed, and all the other adjectives I’d typically use with a great audio product. Its mid-tone texture isn’t as well-defined as on the Sony C500, but I’m overly nitpicking at this point.

Likewise, although the Elite 3 has a small 6mm driver, its bass reproduction is impactful and warm.

Jabra Elite 3 with Case

Another handy feature I love about these earbuds is that I can just double-click on the left earbud, and it automatically plays my Spotify playlists. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on Android devices.

Despite all this, the Elite 3’s microphone quality is nothing to write home about, and it doesn’t bring ANC either. But the one silver lining here is that these earbuds do have a noise-isolating design—which sounds almost as good as active noise cancellation itself.

Jabra Elite 3 Specifications:

  • Dimension:
    • Earbud: 20.1mm x 27.2mm x 20.8mm, 4.6 grams each
    • Charging Case: 64.15mm x 28.47mm x 34.6mm, 33.4 grams
  • Color Options: Black
  • Sound Driver: 6mm driver
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (Music Mode) / 100Hz – 8kHz (Speak Mode)
  • Microphone: Yes, 4x MEMS (100Hz – 8kHz)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2 (10m wireless range)
  • IP Rating: Yes, IP55 (earbuds only)
  • Battery: 43mAh (per earbud), 440mAh (case)
  • Playback Time: 7 hours (earbuds), 28 hours (with case)
  • Control: Touch-based control (Double Tap, Triple Tap, Long Press)
  • Charging: 3.5 hours (1 hour ~ 10 minutes)
  • Companion App: Jabra Sound+
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 8,949 (Buy Here)

Oppo Enco Air2 Pro

Finally, my top pick for the best budget earbuds under NPR 10000 in Nepal is the OPPO Enco Air2 Pro. From a comfortable fit to great sound quality, ANC, and battery life, these earbuds impress in many ways.

And it has some of the cleanest bass response I’ve heard from a pair of budget wireless earbuds. The bass hit is tight, punchy, and it doesn’t sound overbearing or extend to higher frequencies.

Its wide soundstage, accurate stereo imaging, and treble definition are also impressive—which makes for an excellent listening experience in all types of songs, movies, and stuff. And one thing the Enco Air2 Pro does particularly better than the Jabra Elite 3 is that it gets quite loud too.

Oppo Enco Air2 Pro with Case

Its ANC is also quite effective, although not as good as the Realme Buds Air 3. The call quality here is just alright, and I’m not the biggest fan of such a tall design either, but the main disappointing thing about these earbuds is that you can’t set a custom EQ.

OPPO could eventually push an update for a custom equalizer, but until then, you’re stuck with the three default presets.

Oppo Enco Air2 Pro Specifications:

  • Dimension:
    • Earbud:  4.3 grams each
    • Charging Case: 66.84 x 51.45 x 25.04mm, 50.4 grams (with earbuds)
  • Color Options: White, Gray
  • Sound Driver: 12.4mm Titanized Diaphragm drivers
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (Music Mode)
  • Microphone: 2x Mic (-38dBV/Pa)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth v5.2 (10m wireless range)
  • IP Rating: Yes, IP54 (earbuds only)
  • Playback Time:
    • Earbuds: 5/7 hours (ANC on/off)
    • With case: 20/28 hours (ANC on/off)
  • Control: Touch-based control (Singe Tap, Double Tap, Triple Tap, Long Press)
  • Charging: 5W charging
    • Earbuds: 90 minutes
    • Earbuds + Case: 120 minutes
  • Companion App: HeyMelody (Android iOS)
  • Other Features: 94ms Low-latency mode, Dual connection
  • Price in Nepal: Rs. 6,899 (Buy Here)

Best TWS Earbuds under NPR 10000 in Nepal: Conclusion

So there you have it, guys; that was all for my top picks for the best budget earbuds under NPR 10000 in Nepal in 2023. Did I miss any? Have you been using one of these? Share your experience in the comment section down below?