Lets compare two earbuds that offer excellent quality. Both belong to Boat, and we have the Boat Airdrops 141 and the Boat 161. It seems like an upgraded version, but there is a slight difference between them, and the price also has a small variation, not more than ₹100.
First, let’s talk about the design, because what looks good sells, my friends. Boat 141 comes in a matte color, while Boat 161 comes in a glossy finish.
It gets quite annoying when scratches appear on Boat 161, they will be much more visible, so keep that in mind.
Additionally, Boat 141 has LED indicators on top, which serve as battery indicators. You can directly see if the battery is low or high, which you don’t get in Boat 161.
When you compare the sizes, Boat 141 is slightly larger, making it a bit big for pocket size, while Boat 161 fits nicely in the pocket, making it more portable.
Now, let’s talk about the build. Both are made with plastic, but the belt of Boat 141 looks quite promising.
Boat 161 feels a bit lighter, and its hinges are quite smooth compared to Boat 141 which has a satisfying hinge.
If this falls, Boat 141 may not face as many issues as Boat 161, which may get damaged if dropped in water.
Now, moving on to comfort, when it comes to size, Boat 141 is quite small, making it comfortable in the ear. Boat 161 feels a bit bigger, so it depends on your preference for size and comfort.
Both support Bluetooth 5.1, but Boat 161 connects faster with your smartphone compared to Boat 141. Keep this in mind; it’s essential for quick connections. Both also have support for ear and pair, and you get a 10-meter range in both.
In terms of specifications, Boat 141 provides 8mm drivers, whereas Boat 161 offers 13mm drivers.
Consider this when choosing based on your bass preferences. Both deliver a balanced sound, with Boat 141 being more compact and easy to travel with. Boat 161, on the other hand, might feel a bit larger in the ear and the pocket. Both provide a good fit inside the ear canal, and you won’t face any irritation issues.
Occasionally, there might be a match, and if you prefer a bass-heavy song, Boat 141 might give you a bit of distortion at 100% volume. Similarly, Boat 161 also has some distortion but not as much. So, if you want a good song and prefer a bit of bass, you can go for Boat 141.
If you want to game, Boat 141 gives excellent results, providing lower latency.
Boat 141 gives you a 600mAh battery backup, translating to 38 hours of playtime. Boat 161 has a 300mAh battery, providing 32 hours of backup.
In conclusion, both are good in their ways. Boat 141 excels in music quality and battery backup, while Boat 161 offers an overall package, including gaming mode. Consider your preferences and needs when making a choice.