BoAt Bassheads 225 and JBL C100SI have very similar specifications expect some noticeable factors like bass drivers and price.
Both belong to that kind of earphone that has to be almost in every earphone list under Rs 1000.
This JBL C100SI vs BoAt Bassheads 225 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 Bassheads 225
Design & Build Quality
JBL C100SI earbuds come with an angled design with an overall glossy finish. The size of the earbuds is very small and with the brand logo on them.
These kinds of earbuds tend to be very lightweight and so is C100SI. No to mention that the angled earbud design makes it more comfortable.
Bassheads 225 on the other hand has a metallic vibe in it with a cool crosshatch design that makes it look durable and tough.
Unlike C100SI, these earbuds feel a bit bulky when you hold them but because of the length, they tend to fit so easily even without any angled design.
Surely a bit bulkier compared to C100SI but both are very comfortable to use in their own way. Both brands made no compromise with the material quality.
I also prefer the paper-like flat cables of Bassheads 225 over C100SI as they are long-lasting and don’t break like normal rubber-coated cords.
Bassheads 225 has a dynamic collection of 10 colours while C100SI has only 3 but all looks good. Just I’ll suggest avoiding the white option as they tend to get dirty fast.
Bass & Sound Quality
Like most earphones, both have a 20-20kHz frequency range and 16 ohms impedance. Ideal impedance for devices like smartphones.
Bassheads 225 has 92dB SPL (Sound Pressure Level) and C100SI has 100dB SPL. Technically C100SI produces a louder sound but because the difference is too small, you won’t notice any difference.
Anything higher than 92dB SPL is considered ideal and both meets the criteria.
Without mentioning anything about the bass drivers it can be hard to compare the sound quality.
Bassheads 225 and C100SI have 10mm and 9mm bass drivers. You can already guess that Bassheads 225 has more bass.
The 9mm driver is normally pretty mediocre. So, the treble feels much higher than C100SI. While thanks to 10mm drivers, everything creates an ideal balance between treble and bass.
Though I would like it if Bassheads 225 had more bass. But you can’t really expect more at this price.
To conclude, both have nice sound quality but I liked Bassheads 225 more for better bass and balance between low and high.
Mic, Remote & Functions
Both have an in-line remote with a mic. The universal button allows you to take/end calls, pause/play music/video, double-tap to skip tracks, and long press to activate voice assistant.
Cable & jack: Both have a 1.2m long cord. C100SI has a usual rubber-coated cord with a 3.5mm gold-plated male jack. Bassheads 225 tangle-free flat cable with 3.5mm gold-plated angled jack.
Water-Resistance: No official mention of sweat or water resistance from the brand.
Call/Mic Quality: Both have a noise-cancelling mic but I had a better experience with Bassheads 225 mic than C100SI.
Noise Cancellation: Make sure to use the ideal size of ear caps to cut down most of the noise.
Accessories: Ear caps/tips of different sizes, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
JBL C100SI is mainly liked among its userbase because of the crispy sound quality, compact and comfortable design.
The 9mm bass driver is not enough for bass lovers and also the sounds are not properly balanced. The treble may feel high. Also, the mic is also not that satisfying.
boAt Bassheads 225
Customers like it for its metallic finish that easily slides into ears. For some this design was found uncomfortable.
The 10mm drivers with crispy sound quality create an ideal experience for them.
They also agreed that it got a great mic for calling. Not to mention the flat cables with the gold-plated angled jack.
5 Reasons to Choose BoAt Bassheads 225
Bigger bass driver: The 10mm drivers produce deeper bass than C100SI’s 9mm drivers.
Angled jack: This is very helpful as this cause less tension on the cable.
Flat cable: Flat cables last longer than rubber-coated cables and really tangle-free.
Better mic: When at quiet places both are fine. But in crowd Bassheads 225 actually proved that it has a noise-cancelling mic.
Cost-efficient: You get to experience better music paying less.
Based on the hype, JBL C100SI is an overrated product. I’ll suggest going with Bassheads 225. Trust me you are not going to regret 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.