pTron Bassbuds Pro and boAt Airdopes 441 belongs from different price category. One is focused on budget users another is feature-rich and costly.
It is normal for you to think about whether you should get budget earbuds like Bassbuds Pro or a premium one like Airdopes 441.
This pTron Bassbuds Pro vs BoAt Airdopes 441 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.
pTron Bassbuds Pro
BoAt Airdopes 441
Design & Build Quality
Even though both are very user-friendly and made ergonomically, they are made to target different kinds of users.
The problem with pTron Bassbuds Pro with that it’s normally okay but during heavy motion, there’s a possibility it can come out of ears unless the earbuds fit too perfectly.
But BoAt made Airdopes 441 is made focusing on fitness lovers. You can tell by looking at the compact design and ear-flags.
When it comes to design then I’ll like to keep Bassbuds Pro on top as the premium matte finish is one of its attractions.
Airdopes 441 on the other side is very simple, normal, and looks very plastic without anything fancy. In both earbuds, you can see the branding.
Bassbuds Pro comes in 4 colours and Airdopes 441 is available in 13 colours along with IPL editions.
Design and build quality-wise, pTron Bassbuds Pro takes the lead but when it comes to fitting then Airdopes 441 is just great.
Bass & Sound Quality
pTron Bassbuds and BoAt Airdopes 441 belong from a totally different class. It feels kind of wrong to compare them.
One is budget-friendly but the features get compromised and one comes at a premium price but is packed with a nice experience.
There are a few details BoAt hasn’t shared like impedance and sensitivity or SPL (Sound Pressure Level). Knowing the SPL you could get an idea of the loudness.
pTron Bassbuds Jet Pro has 95dB SPL which is fine but it’s 3dB lower than the standard level.
pTron Bassbuds Pro and Airdopes 441 have 8mm and 6mm bass drivers respectively. Now you might think that ‘Oh! the Bassbuds Pro got better then.’
Well, it’s a bit complicated. I can say that Airdopes 441 is no doubt a lot better than Bassbuds Pro but the bass gives some trouble.
BoAt has a habit of bass boosting their earphones or earbuds with low bass drivers and because of the 6mm drivers, they did with Airdopes 441 as well.
Bass boost is not always bad if done right but the bass of Airdopes 441 can be very overpowering. The backing vocals and tracks can feel very quiet.
Bassbuds Pro has good sound quality based on the budget but the bass is very low as it has only 8mm drivers without any low-frequency enhancement or bass boost.
To conclude, users have mixed opinions about the overpowering bass of Airdopes 441. Some like it and some don’t. In case you feel the bass is too much then try using presents like ‘Pop’ in an equalizer.
I’ll only recommend you the Bassbuds Pro only in case you are not willing to spend more than Rs 1000 but want a good pair TWS of earbuds that will do the work.
Battery Life & Charging Time
BoAt Airdopes 441 got a massive battery life compared to pTron Bassbuds Pro. The battery life is one of the main selling points of Airdopes 441.
Airdopes 441 and Bassbuds Pro last around 4+12 hours and 5+25 hours respectively. The Pro edition of Airdopes 441 can last up to 5+145 hours.
The earbuds of Airdopes 441 might last just one hour more but the powerful charging case makes a huge difference.
Both take around 1.5 hours to get fully charged and thankful both use USB-C for charging.
Controls & Functions
Both Bassbuds Pro and Airdopes 441 have responsive touch sensors but the functions are a bit different.
- Play/Pause/Take/End calls: Single touch
- Reject call: Touch & hold either earbud for 2 seconds
- Voice-assistant: Touch & hold either earbud (2 sec for Airdopes 441 & 3 sec for Bassbuds Pro)
- Next track: Double touch (only the right earbud for Airdopes 441)
- Previous track: Triple touch for Bassbuds Pro & double touch on the left earbud for Airdopes 441
Note: For volume control, you need to use your phone.
Just like the earbuds Airdopes 441 charging case is also very normal looking. In comparison, Bassbuds Pro charging case looks much more premium for the cool matte finish.
There’s a battery percentage display inside the Bassbuds Pro charging case that I personally find helpful. Sadly Airdopes 441 charging case doesn’t have that but has an indicator.
In both charging cases, the USB-C port is located at the back.
Bluetooth Version: Airdopes 441 & Bassbuds Pro have Bluetooth 5.0 & 5.1 respectively with a 10m range.
Water-Resistance: Bassbuds Pro is IPX4 rated while IPX7 rated Airdopes 441 can survive in 1m deep water for 30 minutes.
Call/Mic Quality: The earbuds have an in-built mic. Personally, I liked Airdopes 441 mic much more than Bassbuds Pro.
Noise Cancellation: Neither has ANC (Active Noise Cancellation). But both are able to seal your ears well enough to resist normal home and environmental noises.
Accessories: USB-C cable for charging, charging case, ear caps of different sizes, and all the required papers like the manual, warranty card, etc are included.
Users’ Report, Pros & Cons
pTron Bassbuds Pro
According to users, it’s a value-for-money TWS earphone for any go-to purposes like using during gym, listening to podcasts or music, or watching web series.
The sound quality is good, the bass is not up to the mark as I mentioned it has 8mm drivers. This also has some complaints about the mic quality & mediocre battery life.
Other than those things customers recommend it if you need budget good-looking TWS earbuds under Rs 1000.
BoAt Airdopes 441
According to users, it is a value for money product. It got good quality sound and bass. The bass is troublesome for many as the bass is too high and often overpower the vocals.
The design and build quality are good enough. So far it is comfortable for most people.
They found features like dual pairing really useful as it let you stay connected with two devices without having to switch.
Battery backup is an issue for many. Other than that it’s a good pair of wireless earbuds.
6 Reasons To Choose BoAt Airdopes 441
Deeper bass: Sure the bass is overpowering but I have seen bass lovers love it very much. If you are one of them then sure.
Better sound quality: Airdopes 441 costs almost twice of Bassbuds Pro. There must be something right?
Lasts longer: Not only the earbuds but the charging case lasts 2 times longer than Bassbuds Pro.
IPX7-rated: Though IPX4 is enough for exercise and running. In case you want to get more adventurous then IPX7 will surely come in handy.
Better fit: Because of the ear-flags it fits excellently in ears. Even during heavy motion, they don’t come out (can cause pain after an hour or so).
Better mic: If you handle too many calls a day then Airdopes 441 is much more reliable.
3 Reasons To Choose pTron Bassbuds Pro
Affordable: Affordability is the main reason for its popularity
Build quality: Both are made of plastic but Bassuds Pro just feels more solid and premium for the matte look.
Bluetooth 5.1: Though both Bluetooth 5.0 & 5.1 are basically the same. Bluetooth 5.1 is just more power-efficient and a bit more stable.
BoAt Airdopes 441 is surely a lot better compared to pTron Bassbuds Pro but what matters most here is the budget. If you got the budget then just go for 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.