Products with standard & pro editions can overwhelm you sometimes. It’s hard to decide whether the standard edition is enough or the costly pro edition.
BoAt did something similar with the Rockerz 450. The pro edition costs about Rs 500 more compared to the standard.
But don’t worry. This BoAt Rockerz 450 vs Rockerz 450 Pro 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
BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro
Design & Build Quality
In terms of design and material quality, Rockerz 450 Pro and non-Pro are exactly the same. There’s no difference.
Both editions are available in 4 colours. You will normally notice 2 colour tones of the colour you are choosing except the black.
Rockerz 450 is the most premium-looking headphone of BoAt in my opinion. The only BoAt on-ear headphones with a solid logo instead of the printed logo.
As for material quality, it’s good but the adjustable sections are a bit fragile. Even though it’s foldable I recommend you get a case to carry it.
Overall both have the same premium and minimal design with decent finishing. Could be better if it was a bit durable.
Bass & Sound Quality
No major differences in terms of sound quality and bass either. The same 20-20kHz frequency range, 32 ohms impedance, 40mm drivers, and 108dB/mW sensitivity.
The Rockerz 450 non-Pro edition itself has nice & loud sound quality and deep bass. The treble and bass are well balanced.
Also, Rockerz 450 stereo speakers while the Pro edition has mono speakers (no idea why BoAt did that, maybe to reduce the cost?).
Because stereo speakers use two channels, they produce far better sound quality compared to single-channel mono speakers.
Rockerz 450 Pro slightly felt bass heavy to me which overpowers the treble a bit but not a big deal.
I was expecting aptX support in Rockerz 450 Pro which lets you enjoy hi-resolution audio like FLAC audio files or stream songs in CD quality. Sadly neither have that.
Overall I would say both have very identical sound and bass quality. I prefer Rockerz 450 non-Pro for stereo speakers and a better balance between treble & bass.
Battery Life & Charging Time
Battery life is the reason BoAt launched a Pro version of Rockerz 450. Just like Airdopes 441 Pro with huge battery life.
Rockerz 450 & 450 Pro have 300mAh & 750mAh batteries or total battery life of 15 hours & 70 hours respectively. The 70 hours of playback time is insane.
Both take around 2.5-3 hours to get fully charged. Unlike Rockerz 450, the Pro version has USB-C instead of micro-USB.
One more thing worth mentioning is fast charging. The Pro version has ASAP charging. 10 minutes of charging can give provide around 8-9 hours (10 hours according to BoAt) of playback time.
So, ultimately battery life is the reason you are paying the extra Rs 500.
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.
Connectivity: Rockerz 450 & Rockerz 450 Pro have Bluetooth 4.2 & 5.0 respectively 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 but sadly non-Pro edition isn’t sweat & water-resistant.
Call/Mic Quality: Both headphones have a good quality in-built mic.
Noise Cancellation: Rockerz 450 has better passive noise cancellation due to stereo speakers.
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
According to users, the sound quality, bass, and battery life are pretty impressive. The premium looks is another reason customers are loving this.
The controls are very responsive and easy to use. Due to its foldable design, it’s easier to carry. Users recommend using the AUX instead while gaming for lower latency.
It has some durability issues, you have to handle it carefully. Also few said that it can be uncomfortable for longer sessions.
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.
5 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 450 Pro
55 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 450 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.
Bluetooth 5.0: Bluetooth 5.0 is more power-efficient and more stable compared to Bluetooth 4.2.
So, investing Rs 500 more you are getting 55 longer battery life, BT 5.0, USB-C charging and IPX7 rating. I think it’s a better deal if you can afford it.
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.