4 Best Gaming Headphones Under 500 INR

Best Gaming Headphones Under 500 INR

What if I told you it is possible to add a good gaming headset to your gaming setup on a budget of 500 bucks? unbelievable right? well, keep aside all your beliefs because I have compiled a list of worthy gaming headphones that you can buy right now, and that too around 500 rupees price range. Gaming is a booming industry, enthusiasts from all age groups have re-kindled their hobby of gaming either for sake of recreation or profession. We understand how difficult it might be to spare thousands of rupees for a dedicated gaming headset when you don’t aspire to be a professional gamer. At such a tight budget, it might be tricky to get premium features like surround sound 7.1 or Dolby Atmos but what matters in this price range is good sound quality, decent stereo separation, and comfortable build quality.

If you are having a good budget you can also check out best gaming headphones under 1000 & and under 2000.

Keeping in mind what gamers need, here is our list of the best gaming headphones available under 500 bucks :

Product Image

Product Name

Editor's Rating

Price

Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 Wired Gaming Headphones

5/5

Ant Esports H520W World of Warships Edition Wired Gaming Headphones

5/5

ZEBRONICS Zeb 200HM Wired Gaming Headphones

4.5/5

PTron Studio Lite Wired Gaming Headphones

4/5

Best Gaming Headphones Under 500 INR


1.  Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 Wired Gaming Headphones

Boult audio holds a special place in my heart because of the quality products it provides with excellent sound quality that too at a very affordable price.

Specifications

Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 Wired Gaming Headphones
Boult Audio Bass Buds Q2 Wired Gaming Headphones
  • Brand name: Boult Audio
  • Model: bass buds Q2
  • Headphones Type: Gaming, Wired, Over the ear
  • Connector type: Wired, 3.5mm jack (audio and microphone combined)
  • Compatibility: pc, mobile, tablets, laptops, Xbox and ps5
  • Colors available: Available in matte black only
  • In-built mic: microphone built into the ear cups
  • Noise control: memory foam based noise isolation

The sound

Boult is famous for its rich sound profile which is at par with that of premium brands. As the name itself suggests, 40mm dynamic drivers in these gaming headphones provide deep and thumpy bass with crystal clear sound quality even at the highest volume.

The treble is also good with distinguished lows which in my opinion is one of the best sound profiles available in the market even in the sub-3000 rupees segment. The bass buds Q2 also comes with amazing stereo separation which lets to locate the enemy with precision. The noise isolation is helpful but the in-built mic struggles to separate background noise from speech thus giving a loud but noisy output to your teammates.

The comfort

These gaming headphones come with one of the thickest and softest paddings I have ever experienced. Boult claims that this padding is made up of protein leather which is a fancy word for vegan leather. Such a good material being used in-ear cups provide a decent level of passive noise cancelation.

The plastic headband is adjustable but not made for very rough usage. No padding is seen in the headband which is not a big issue in my opinion. They vanish once you put them on and feel like a feather resting on your head. These gaming headphones belong to a very rare species of water-resistant gaming accessory as they have IPX5 certification even at such a low price.

I seriously wonder how boult has managed to pack an excellent sound profile with heavy bass, a built-in mic with voice assistants, and thick protein leather padding in a headphone weighing just 150 grams!!!

The look

As mentioned above, looks are subjective but I love the way these headphones look. The entire body looks as if it was powder coated with matte black.

The light grey logo of boult on either side looks classy and overall the headset looks premium straight out of the sub 5000 rupee price range. The ear cups are foldable and so is the headband which means it is easy to carry these around.

Now 150 grams worth of plastic may be light, comfortable, excellent sounding, and chic looking but it means that bass buds Q2 are meant to be handled with care otherwise it may not last as long as you expect. The tangle-free cable is also reinforced with kevlar which adds to the rich experience of boult audio bass buds Q2.

Though I recommend going through the detailed description, here is the pros and cons list:

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • excellent bass
  • rich sound profile with striking treble
  • crystal clear sound even at high volume
  • IPX5 water-resistant
  • extremely thick, dense, and soft padding
  • ultra-lightweight @ 150 grams
  • premium design with matte black theme
  • universal in-line controls
Cons
  • plasticky build quality
  • not suitable for rough usage
  • requires splitter for pc use

2. Ant Esports H520W World of Warships Edition Wired Gaming Headphones

Daily readers might recognize this amazing set of headphones from our previous list of best gaming headphones under 1000 bucks. Well, after recent heavy discounts at Amazon, these headphones managed to sneak around this list as well.

Specifications

Ant Esports H520W World of Warships Edition Wired Gaming Headphones
Ant Esports H520W World of Warships Edition Wired Gaming Headphones
  • Brand name: Ant Esports
  • Model: H520W – WOW edition
  • Headphones Type: Gaming, Wired, Over the ear
  • Connector type: Wired, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Compatibility: pc, mobile, tablets, laptops, Xbox and ps5
  • Colors available: Available in only black-silver combination
  • In-built mic: non-adjustable microphone
  • Noise control: dense memory foam for isolation

The sound

With 50mm premium-quality drivers, these gaming headphones deliver a crystal clear heavy sound profile with punchy bass and deep treble. It gives a clear distinction between gunshots, footsteps, and teammates’ voices.

It is surround sound ready for play station and Xbox devices with a decent level of stereo separation. The microphone is loud and clear though it is not adjustable.

Now, in our sub-thousand rupees list, these headphones were not highly ranked but keeping in my mind their latest pricing there is no doubt that the audio experience these gaming headphones provide is unmatched and simply the best in this price segment.

The comfort

These headphones are 450 grams which result in better noise cancelation and heavy bass but make you feel tired after long usage. The construction is a combination of plastic and metal which means it is durable and cold to touch but does not give that uni-body in-hand feel.

The headband is auto adjustable with a faux leather inner band and hollow metal outer band which helps with the grip over the head but often causes a little bit of sweating. The construction is sturdy and H520W is going to last the longest out of all its counterparts on this list.

The look

It may look appealing to the world of warship fans with a detailed warship printed on either side but the color scheme of black and silver does not match with the millennial vibe of today’s gamers.

These gaming headphones have an awkward style statement that neither satisfies the gamers nor fits with the serious office vibe. The design language is a cost-cutting made to keep the price affordable and in my opinion, Ant Esports made a good decision by not compromising on the sound or build quality.

For our lazy readers, here’s the pros and cons list as usual

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • 50mm drivers delivering strong bass
  • clear and crisp sound even at high volume
  • sturdy build quality
  • good stereo separation
Cons
  • heavyweight @450 grams
  • not suitable for very long gaming sessions
  • boring style statement and dull look

3. ZEBRONICS Zeb 200HM Wired Gaming Headphones

Now zebronics is not a premium brand but when it comes to audio experience in the budget segment, no one can dare to ignore zebronics.

Specifications

ZEBRONICS Zeb 200HM Wired Gaming Headphones
ZEBRONICS Zeb 200HM Wired Gaming Headphones
  • Brand name: ZEBRONICS
  • Model: Zeb 200HM
  • Headphones Type: Gaming, Wired, Over the ear
  • Connector type: Wired, 3.5mm jack (separate for audio and mic)
  • Compatibility: pc only for both audio and mic, all 3.5mm jack compatible devices for audio-only
  • Colors available: Available in black only
  • In-built mic: adjustable microphone
  • Noise control: not available

The sound

With 40mm drivers, these gaming headphones lack a punchy bass but perform well in the treble department. The overall sound profile is flat with no major work done for any frequency which is not necessarily a bad thing in this price segment.

Look it’s better to deliver flat a sound profile than to interfere and give an uneven messed-up sound experience. The audio remains clear even at high volume and decent stereo separation is noticed. The mic quality is surprisingly clear for the price though none of the noise-canceling features are available.

The comfort

The headphones are lightweight at only 310 grams which means they can be used for 8-10 hours of gaming sessions continuously without neck ache or sweating.

The grip however is loose because of the large radius of the headband so if you move a lot while gaming, these might just fall off. The headphones come with an adjustable metal strap on either side and the padding on ear cups is very light meaning no passive noise cancelation can be achieved.

The lightweight also means light build quality which means these gaming headphones are not meant for rough usage.

The looks

Looks are subjective but what I can say for sure is, Zeb 200HM looks like a headphone from the sub-1000 bucks price range. No RGB, no matte finish, and no quirky colors mean less fun but in a tight budget, comprises are necessary.

In my opinion, zebronics has made a wise decision to deliver sober and subtle-looking headphones which can also be used for office meetings and online classes without embarrassment.

The exterior of each ear cup is half silver and half black and honestly, I don’t know if it adds anything to the style statement. Overall, I can sum it up by saying they don’t look bad which is all you need in this budget.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • lightweight and comfortable
  • good enough sound quality for gaming
  • adjustable and clear sounding microphone
  • simple look
Cons
  • poor build quality
  • not suitable to enjoy music
  • microphone won’t work in mobile without a connector

4. PTron Studio Lite Wired Gaming Headphones

Specifications

PTron Studio Lite Wired Gaming Headphones
PTron Studio Lite Wired Gaming Headphones
  • Brand name: PTron
  • Model: studio lite
  • Headphones Type: Gaming, Wired, Over the ear
  • Connector type: Wired, 3.5mm jack (audio and mic combined)
  • Compatibility: pc, mobile, tablets, laptops, Xbox and ps5
  • Colors available: Available in three combinations: black-grey, black-blue, black-red
  • In-built mic: 170-degree adjustable microphone
  • Noise control: memory foam based noise isolation

The sound

A decent sound profile with weak bass has made PTron slip to the last rank on my list. 40mm drivers coupled with passive noise cancelation provide a flat and non-expressive audio quality.

However, the stereo separation is good and is quite helpful in locating the enemy gunshots and footsteps even from a distance.

The headphones are not extremely loud which may be a disappointment for some but it’s better to give a crystal clear sound at decent volume than a torn up sound quality at extreme volume. The mic sounds quite good, nothing exceptional as compared to others on the list.

The comfort

These gaming headphones have large ear cups and thick padding which is not particularly soft but it sits comfortably covering your earlobes providing an immersive experience.

There is thin soft padding in the headband but the padding in the ear cups feels synthetic and slippery. There is a volume control wheel at a comfortable location on the right ear cup but the wheel itself is not tactile or responsive. The headset weighs only 205 grams which means long gaming sessions are not a problem.

The looks

They look good. pTron studio lite gaming headphones don’t look premium or expensive but they look like they belong in this price segment with a subtle gaming look and a majority of the body covered in black with accents of grey, blue or red. Overall, these gaming headphones carry a casual gaming style statement that is meant to complement mobile gaming rather than pc gaming.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • ultra-lightweight at 205 grams
  • good stereo separation
  • sturdy build quality
  • omnidirectional adjustable microphone
  • large ear cups
Cons
  • flat sound profile
  • requires splitter for pc use

Conclusion

First of all, just like everyone else, I never expected headphones to be this good on such a tight budget until I experienced them all. It is a tough fight between boult audio bass buds Q2 and Ant Esports H520W. I prefer boult because of better bass, classy looks, and premium experience but if you are looking for something with a hardcore gaming look and dual 3.5mm jack (pc use) then H520W would be a better pick for you.

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