There are so many nice budget-friendly BoAt headphones out there. Naturally, it can be hard and confusing for you to choose the best.
BoAt Rockerz 450 & 510 belongs from the same price range. But there are some differences in terms of drivers and design.
This BoAt Rockerz 450 vs BoAt Rockerz 510 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 510
Design & Build Quality
Both BoAt Rockerz 450 and 510 have amazing designs. The Rockerz 450 design focused on users who like compact, portable and minimal design.
The overall design is very clean and comes in a solid colour. The back case comes in grey or silver colour with branding depending on the main colour you choose.
Also, because it has a foldable design, it’s easier to carry in your backpack without worrying about breaking.
Overall I really liked the design. Though it can be a bit painful when used for a longer period. So make sure to have some break.
The Rockerz 510 looks more like a gaming headphone. Yes, it’s bigger and a bit bulky compared to Rockerz 450 but actually it is more comfortable as it has bigger earcups.
You can’t fold it like Rockerz 450. So, carrying it in your backup is not a good idea. It’s more suitable for desk setups.
Both Rockerz 450 & 510 have 4 colour options. When it comes to durability then no doubt Rockerz 510 feels more strong and durable.
In terms of design and portability, Rockerz 450 tasks the lead but when it comes to material quality & comfort then Rockerz 510 is a better choice.
Bass & Sound Quality
Just like any standard earphones/headphones both have a 20-20kHz frequency range and 32 ohms impedance. Also, both have an ideal sensitivity of 108dB/mW.
The difference is the size of the bass drivers. Rockerz 450 has 40mm bass drivers while Rockerz 510 has 50mm bass drivers.
The 40mm drivers are pretty common in most budget headphones and in my experience they provide nice bass. But 50mm drivers are technically even deeper.
I was worried about if the 50mm drivers are well designed as both cost pretty much the same. So I was thinking that there won’t be many differences.
But Rockerz 510 surprised me. It really does sound a lot better and the bass doesn’t affect the treble that much.
Both have really nice sound quality. Some say Rockerz 510 sounds a bit better. But I have to admit that Rockerz 510 has better bass quality.
You also get dual connectivity. Both headphones sound better when using the AUX. I was expecting this.
To conclude, both are really nice sounding budget Bluetooth headphones. But if you love bass then go with Rockerz 510.
Battery Life & Charging Time
Rockerz 450 & Rockerz 510 have a playback time of 15 hours & 20 hours respectively. BoAt recently did some upgrades in the battery life.
It takes around 3 hours for Rockerz 450 to get fully charged while Rockerz 510 takes 2.5 hours. Bigger battery but takes 30 minutes less.
Sadly neither have USB-C charging and ASAP charging.
Controls & Functions
There are 3 buttons on the left side of Rockerz 450. On multifunctional button for play/pause, take/end calls, activating voice assistant.
The other 2 are for controlling volume. You can also change tracks using those volume control buttons.
In Rockerz 510, there is a total of 5 buttons. One multifunctional button to perform the tasks as Rockerz 450, 2 for volume control and it got 2 separate buttons for changing tracks.
Connectivity: Rockerz 450 & Rockerz 510 have Bluetooth 4.2 & 4.1 (doesn’t really matter for headphones) respectively with a 10m range. Both have an AUX port for wired connectivity with 3.5mm jack support.
Water-Resistance: Sadly, none of the two headphones is dust, sweat and water-resistant.
Call/Mic Quality: Both headphones have an in-built mic. In my experience, the mic quality is just okay. Noise cancellation is mediocre.
Noise Cancellation: Rockerz 510 does a better job at passive noise cancellation compared to Rockerz 450 because of the earcup design.
Accessories: Charging cable, audio 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 510
Users love Rockerz 510 because of the durable build, thumping bass with nice sound quality, and huge battery backup.
For the bigger earcups, customers found it more comfortable for longer sessions. It can feel slightly heavy but not that bothersome.
Customers complained that it has a bit of sound leakage issue after a certain volume. Also, the ‘gaming headphone’ design might not be appealing to everyone.
6 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 510
10mm bigger drivers: Bigger driver doesn’t always mean deeper bass but it has good quality 50mm drivers.
Comfortable: The bigger earcups make it ideal for longer sessions. You can sit for hours.
More controls: Those extra two buttons directly let you change tracks without complicating other controls.
5h longer playtime: You get 5 hours longer battery backup (total 20 hours) with a single charge.
Shorter charging time: It takes 30 minutes less to fully get charged even after having a bigger battery.
The gaming look: Anyone will say Rockerz 510 is a gaming headphone just by seeing it. So, if you need one for your gaming setup then here it is.
3 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 450
Lighter: It’s actually a lot lighter compared to Rockerz 510. Almost 60 grams lighter.
Portability: Due to its foldable design, you can easily carry it in your backpack.
Design: We all love headphones with a premium and clean design. Rockerz 450 no doubt looks a lot better than Rockerz 510. Though in the end, it depends on what you are looking for.
Both Rockerz 450 & 510 are nice pairs of headphones with dual connectivity. Check the reasons to choose any of them and see which one is ticking your boxes the most, then decide.
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.