BoAt Rocker 510 & 550 are some headphones under Rs 2000 that are known for their comfort and big 50mm drivers.
This BoAt Rockerz 510 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 510
BoAt Rockerz 550
Design & Build Quality
If there was a thing between over-ear and on-ear, Rockerz 510 would be that kind of headphone. BoAt says it is an on-ear headphone but the ear cups are actually larger for an on-ear headphone.
Thanks to larger and soft ear cups, it is great for someone like me who spends hours wearing headphones during work.
Rockerz 550 on the other hand is purely an over-ear headphone. So, of course, I found it more comfortable. When need to sit for 2-3 hours I prefer over-ear.
One thing I liked about Rockerz 550 is the adjustable/flexible earcups while Rockerz 510 is totally fixed.
So, in terms of comfort, both are very ergonomic but I found Rockerz 550 more comfortable to use. There is only a 10-15 grams of weight difference.
As for build or material quality, Rockerz 510 clearly has a solid and better build quality. Not something that will easily break.
Rockerz 550 is not bad either. It got a cushioned headband too like Rockerz 510 for comfort.
Lastly the design. It varies from person to person. Rockerz 510 is more like a gaming headphone that looks good on desks.
Rockerz 550 looks more clean and minimal in comparison. It is something you can wear when outside.
Rockerz 510 has 4 colours to choose from and Rockerz 550 has 5 colours with some cool themes.
Bass & Sound Quality
Both headphones both have a 20-20kHz frequency range, 32 ohms impedance, and 50mm drivers.
Rockerz 510 & 550 have 108dB/mW & 90dB/mW sensitivity. Rockerz 510 is technically louder but for safety Rockerz 550 with 90dB is more ideal.
The main reason I’ll pick Rockerz 510 over Rockerz 550 any day is that it has stereo speakers while Rockerz 550 has mono speakers.
Mono speakers have one channel but stereo speakers have two. In mono, you will hear the same sound but in stereo headphones, you will feel like different sounds are dancing around.
The sound in mono headphones feels flat while you will feel more depth and get a 3D feeling in the sound.
I heard that Rockerz 550 is bass-heavy. Testing it myself I realized it actually is. But it doesn’t affect the other frequencies like mids and lows too much.
Out of all the BoAt headphones I tested so far including on-ear and over-ear, Rockerz 510 has the best sound and bass quality.
Reading my above statement I guess you have no doubt what I’m trying to say. Yes, Rockerz 510 has the best sound quality and perfect balance of treble & bass.
Battery Life & Charging Time
The old version of Rockerz 510 had 10 hours of full battery life. But the latest edition has the same 20 hours of playback time as Rockerz 550.
The 20 hours of battery life is a pretty standard number. It should last at least a week for most users.
Both need around 2.5-3 hours to get fully charged and use micro-USB. Neither have a fast/ASAP charging feature.
Controls & Functions
In Rockerz 510, there is a total of 5 buttons for power on/off, take/end calls, play/pause, adjusting volume, and charging tracks.
In Rockerz 550, 3 buttons are located on the left side for power on/off, take/end calls, play/pause, adjusting volume, and charging tracks.
Connectivity: Rockerz 510 & Rockerz 550 have Bluetooth 4.1 & 5.0 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. The quality is quite well. Good for calling.
Noise Cancellation: Rockerz 550 does this job better because of its over-ear form factor. Rockerz 510 is good too.
Accessories: Charging cable, audio cable, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
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.
BoAt Rockerz 550
Based on what I have seen Rockerz 550 provides an experience to its customers. It is comfortable, the sound quality is good with nice battery backup.
Customers were expecting USB-C instead of outdated micro-USB. Also according to them, it’s better to get it on sale.
4 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 510
Stereo speakers: Any music lover will choose stereo over mono any day because of the depth and quality.
Durable: Rockerz 510 got a very solid build quality.
Cost-efficient: Cheaper but provides better sound, bass, and comfort.
The gaming look: If you are into these types of designs or looking for gaming headphones then it got that.
3 Reasons To Choose BoAt Rockerz 550
Over-ear: Over-ear is better for long sessions and has better noise cancellation.
Bluetooth 5.0: More stable and power-efficient compared to BT 4.0/1.1/4.2.
Design: If you prefer headphones with a clean and minimal design then Rockerz 600 is more suitable.
If Rockerz 510 had some features like BT 5.0 and a design like Rockerz 300 or 450 then it could be the best headphone of BoAt.
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.