Boat is an Indian company that is into audio space and wearables, mainly concentrated on headphones and earphones that are comparatively cheaper and offer value for money. They have released Rockerz 600 which we are going to test.
Design & build quality
Rockerz 600 is lightweight (160 grams) in comparison. The middle portion of the headphone is sturdy with some leather-like material on the inside, which gives the headphone a good grip over your head. You have a little bit of the wires near the earcups. The headphone has the right amount of tension which results in proper clamping, which in turn helps keep the headphone in place.
Comfort & controls
The cushions on the earcups of Rockerz 600 are soft and is comfortable on the ears. On the side of the right ear cup, you have the power/play/call button on the top, volume/next-previous button on either end. On the bottom, you have a mic, a 3.5 mm port (for wired listening), a micro-USB port for charging, and a LED indicator.
Boat products are normally known for more emphasis on bass, and usually, other aspects of sound are left far behind. The music reproduction through the 40 mm drivers of Rockerz 600 is above average and vocals are also above average. Bass is a bit overwhelming and seems to be made for people who love bass more than anything else in their sounds. As you increase the volume to the maximum extent, the audio gets a bit distorted, especially the vocals. But looking at the price and segment, what you are getting in terms of audio quality is good.
Rockerz 600 has a 450 mAh capacity battery, which lasts easily for a couple of days with average usage, which is great. The officially rated run time for the headphones is 20 hours. A full charge will ensure that the headphone can carry through the day from morning till evening.
Price & verdict
Boat Rockerz 600 is available at around ₹ 2,000 – ₹ 2,500. At this price point, it offers great value. If you can look past some of the minor issues here and there, it is a terrific value for money product.
- Fantastic battery life
- Above average audio reproduction
- Option for wired listening, 3.5 mm port
- More emphasis on bass
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Slight lag when using with Android devices (especially video)
- Micro-USB charging, No quick charge