Boat Rockerz 330 Pro review: Right choice for long tours!

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro Bluetooth neckband comes with battery life up to 60 hours. At price of Rs. 1,799, is it worth to buy?
By DIVYA
| Updated on Jan 01 2022, 08:00 AM IST
Boat Rockerz 330 Pro priced at Rs. 1,499 comes in four colour options - complete blue, black neckband paired with yellow, red and black wire.
Boat Rockerz 330 Pro priced at Rs. 1,499 comes in four colour options - complete blue, black neckband paired with yellow, red and black wire. (Divya/HT Tech)
Rating
3.5 out of 5
Price
INR 1,799/-
Product Name
Rockerz 330 Pro
Brand Name
Boat
Pros
  • Long Battery Life
  • Quick Connectivity
  • Fast Charging
Cons
  • Uncomfortable Fit
  • Distortion in Sound at High Volume
  • Moderate Sound Quality
Specifications
  • Bluetooth
    5.2
  • Drivers
    10mm
  • Waterproof
    IPX5
  • Charging
    USB C port

You must have heard this name! Boat has launched the Rockerz 330 earlier and now we have its "Pro" version too. The neckband style Bluetooth Boat Rockerz 330 Pro recently launched with an introductory price of Rs. 1,799 and is packed with features to entice the budget buyers such as fast charging, battery life up to 60 hours, voice assistant support, dual pairing, water-resistant and the list goes on and on. Sounds too good, right? Hence, I decided to put it to the test by using the Rockerz 330 Pro for a week, and this is what I observed.

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro: Design

It seems like Boat is in love with this classic design of neckband, which was mostly identical to its predecessor Boat Rockerz 330. To me, it is like that basic classic design that can never be wrong in terms of looks and practicality. The Rockerz 330 Pro comes with a flexible neckband, which with its lightweight construction is easy to wear around your neck all day. I had a hard time getting to adapt the earbuds to my ears, even with all the ear hooks provided. You, however, may find it comfy.

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro
Boat Rockerz 330 Pro (Divya/HT Tech)

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro: Audio Quality

Of course! Audio quality is the key purpose of it and when a piece of pocket-friendly audio equipment comes under Rs. 2000, then it won’t be a good idea to expect high-end HD quality audio. The Boat Rockerz 330 Pro was just ‘okayish’ in sound quality; saying so as it feels good enough for casual listening or YouTube sessions but something is lacking. Specifically, it is the lack of clarity in the sound. At higher volume, there's a lot of distortion which leaves you with no other option but to keep your volume around 60-80 level. The Rockerz 330 Pro is equipped with 10mm drivers which makes it perfect for casual listening but for audiophiles who are looking for an option to do complete justice to all genres of music and good sound while playing games, you need to look elsewhere.

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro: Features

The Rockerz 330 Pro comes with Bluetooth version 5.2, and it quickly pairs up with your device after the long first-time pairing. The control panel comes with the volume up/down and power button, the latter takes around 5 seconds to switch on the neckband.

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro allows you to access your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri. 
Boat Rockerz 330 Pro allows you to access your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri.  (Divya/HT Tech)

Besides the quick connectivity and microphone, the Rockerz 330 Pro is equipped with the Voice Assistant feature which allows you to access your phone’s Google Assistant or Siri with just a 3-second long press on power button, which also serves play/pause feature. The other buttons come with different shortcuts, such as long-press to the Volume Up button can change your song to next from the playlist while Volume Down button can do the reverse. Additionally, it comes with the dual pairing feature which wasn't quick in our test! Once a device is paired, then the other one took a while to connect. The IPX5 waterproof providing resistance from water and sweat to go sporty while exercising (provided if the earbuds stay in your ears!).

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro: Battery life

Battery life is the top highlight for Rockerz 330 Pro. Finding a wireless neckband earphone with a long battery backup at this price is like a real quest today. But with the Boat Rockerz 330 Pro, you can go on and on without worrying about its battery. I used it for 7 days straight on a single full charge for around 7-8 hours of daily use (yes, I wonder too how my ears survived!). Its 150mAh battery is enough to enjoy your long holiday trip on a single charge. Once I reached the null point of its battery life, I put it on the charging with its Type-C USB cable with the expectation that it will take an hour to refill its energy. Surprisingly, it took 35-40 minutes to fully charge. Even the 10-minute charge is enough to use for the next 2-3 days.

Boat Rockerz 330 Pro us powered by 150mAh battery. 
Boat Rockerz 330 Pro us powered by 150mAh battery.  (Divya/HT Tech)

Verdict:

The Boat Rockerz 330 Pro surely takes a leap with an upgraded Bluetooth version to 5.2 and longer battery life than its previous version0. The Rockerz 330 Pro comes in four colour options – complete blue, black neckband paired with yellow, red and black wire, priced at Rs. 1,799. At a price of Rs. 2000, it won’t be a bad choice equipped with voice assistant, IPX5 waterproof, 10mm drivers, quick connectivity and of course long-lasting battery life, the latter being the best part of Boat Rockerz 330 Pro. If crystal clear audio is not on your checklist for audio equipment, go for it. Else, there is a sea of wireless earbuds and earphones waiting for you for similar prices.

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First Published Date: 01 Jan, 08:00 AM IST
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