It’s time for BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro with another decent headphone by BoAt, Rockerz 550.
The Pro version of Rockerz 450 and 550 almost comes at the same price with some of their own unique pros and cons.
But don’t worry. This BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro vs Rockerz 550 ultimate comparison article will go deep into each earphone and include all the things you need to choose the right one for you.
So, let’s dive in.
BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro
BoAt Rockerz 550
Design & Build Quality
Rockerz 450 and 450 Pro have the same design. Talking about one will work for both.
To start with, it has an on-ear design. Personally, I’m not a big fan of on-ear headphones unless it’s a headphone with decent earpads.
To be honest, my ears hurt after an hour or so. Not recommended if you want a headphone for long sessions.
But when it comes to design, it just looks great. The mixture of bright & contrast of the same colour, finishing and branding logo everything makes it a premium looking headphone.
It’s foldable and good for portability. But keep in mind that it’s not that durable. I recommend using a case while carrying in a backpack.
Now Rockerz 550 looks very much like Rockerz 510 with some slight changes in design and finishing. It got more leather and more adjustable.
The best thing is the over-ear design. If you spend 3-5 hours a day wearing headphones like me then this is what you need.
Unlike Rockerz 450, it is not foldable like most over-ear headphones. So, it’s not ideal for portability.
Rockerz 550 is slightly on the heavier side (around 70-80 grams I guess) which is obvious based on the design but trust me in terms of comfort it will beat Rockerz 450 any day.
Rockerz 450 has 4 colours and all look super good. Rockerz 550 has 5 colours but is versatile. You’ll find both minimal and funky colours.
Bass & Sound Quality
Both headphones have a 20-20kHz frequency range and 32 ohms impedance.
Rockerz 450 Pro & Rockerz 550 have 108dB/mW & 90dB/mW sensitivity. The sensitivity of Rockerz 550 is lower compared to most over-ear headphones.
But again 90dB is a very safe number for our ears to avoid damage. So, not complaining. Rockerz 450 & 450 Pro are just louder.
In the Rockerz 450 vs 450 Pro comparison, I mentioned that Rockerz 450 sounds better compared to the Pro version because it has stereo speakers and the Pro has mono.
Rockerz 550 has mono speakers as well. I experience more depth in the sound of Rockerz 450 than the Pro or Rocekrz 550.
Now the sound quality is quite identical. But when I tested the song ‘What once was’ with Rockerz 450 Pro & 550. The bassline sounded really better with Rockerz 550.
For your information, Rockerz 450 and 550 have 40mm & 50mm drivers. So naturally, the bass is deeper.
The sound and bass quality of Rockerz 550 is not as good as Rockerz 510 but better than Rockerz 450 Pro.
Overall, I’ll say the difference is very minor but Rockerz 550 does a better job at noise cancellation and bass (slightly).
Battery Life & Charging Time
Rockerz 450 & 450 Pro have 300mAh & 750mAh batteries or total battery life of 15 hours & 70 hours respectively.
Rockerz 550 on the other hand has a 500mAh battery with a total of 20 hours of playback time.
I would say 70 hours of battery life is overkill. Surely you can charge one time and forget for one month but still Rs 500-700 just for more battery life?
The 20 hours playback time of Rockerz 550 should be enough for you. Using 3 hours a day should last a whole week. You got the AUX as well.
Both take around 2.5-3 hours to get fully charged. Rockerz 550 gets charged comparatively faster.
Rockerz 550 uses a micro-USB for charging just like Rockerz 450. But the Rockerz 450 Pro has USB-C support with ASAP charging (10 hours in 10 minutes).
Controls & Functions
Both have the same 3 buttons on the left side. One multifunction button for power, play/pause, take/end calls, activating voice assistant.
The other 2 buttons are obviously for volume control. The only difference is the button location.
Connectivity: Both have Bluetooth 5.0 with a 10m range. Both have an AUX port for wired connectivity with 3.5mm jack support.
Water-Resistance: IPX7 rated Rockerz 450 Pro provides dust, sweat & water-resistant. The non-Pro edition & Rockerz 550 aren’t sweat & water-resistant.
Call/Mic Quality: Both headphones have a good quality in-built mic for calling.
Noise Cancellation: Due to over-ear design Rockerz 550 resulted in better noise cancellation than Rockerz 450 Pro.
Accessories: Charging cable, AUX cable, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro
Customers are shocked by seeing the battery backup. It literally lasts a whole month with a single charge. The sound is very clear with deep bass. More stable because of BT 5.0.
Slightly painful for longer sessions but they recommended it to anyone looking for a BT headphone under Rs 2000.
BoAt Rockerz 550
Based on what I have seen Rockerz 550 is preferred over Rockerz 450 Pro because of comfort, durability, and overall better music experience.
Customers were expecting USB-C instead of outdated micro-USB. Also according to them, it’s better to get it on sale.
6 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro
Lighter & portable: On-ear headphones normally weigh less than over-ear design due to compact design. Also, the foldable design is better for portability.
50 hours longer life: With a 2.5x bigger battery, Rockerz 450 Pro provides 70 hours of playback time.
IPX7-rated: Ideal for running and exercising while Rockerz 550 isn’t IP-rated.
USB-C charging: No need to pay attention to plug orientation.
ASAP charging: Get about 10 hours of playback time in 10 hours.
On-ear design: Can cause pain in longer sessions but on-ear is suitable for exercising and public places like your office, etc.
6 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 550
Durable: Rockerz 550 really got a decent build quality. Looking at it you tell that it is strong and durable.
Deeper bass: Can be overpowering for some but I didn’t really find it imparting the vocals like other BoAt ear/headphones.
Over-ear design: Better at noise canceling, overall music experience, and of course much more comfortable than on-ear headphones.
I’ll end this article with one last tip. If you have a budget of up to Rs 2000 then you can choose any of the headphones except the Rockerz 450 non-Pro edition.
Hope this article will help to make an ideal choice. If you are having difficulties choosing based on some of your own personal reason then please let me know in the comment section.