There was a time when it used to happen that, whenever we used to buy a smartphone the accessories always had a branded earphone with it. The earphone used to be not only good in quality but also durable ones. But nowadays except for the premium mobiles none of the smartphone companies provides an earphone along with the mobile you purchase and hence buying a new earphone has become a necessity as long duration talks on mobile or for listening to music is not possible on the mobile.
I also faced a similar problem and wanted to buy a mid-range earphone. I had in past, for the sake of saving money purchased cheap local earphone from the offline market and ended up having a headache. I had to throw away the same. I had then made it clear to myself to buy a branded earphone only.
I will suggest only 2 earphones which I have used personally.
I had used Sony earphones which came with Sony Xperia Z Ultra mobile and were pretty good and were still working fine until my daughter damaged it. It lasted over 6 years and had great sound quality. As of now the minimum starting price of Sony earphone would be around Rs. 800.
The other earphone which I am currently using is of bOAT brand. It is a fairly new company but the only one in the market which is actually providing a warranty of 1 year in case of any issue you face with the earpiece.
The models of both are as below:
1. Sony: Sony MDR-EX150 Wired Headphone, price around Rs.800
2. bOAT: boAt BassHeads 100 in-Ear Wired Earphones with Super Extra Bass, in-line Mic, Hawk Inspired Design, price around Rs.375-400.
Quality-wise Sony is superior and so is the price. But the bOAT brand earphone I am using is also good as the wire is of good quality and they don't get entangled every time you use them. The sound quality of bOAT is also fair and you will not face any issues.
Both of these are wired earphone. You will also get wireless, Bluetooth earphones but they are useful based on your need.
I personally don't prefer them, as charging them every time after use bothers me. Already the mobile, laptop are to be charged twice daily and in addition, I don't want to add another gadget that needs charging every now and then.