Boat Bassheads 225 Review

Boat Bassheads 225 Review

If you are looking for an affordable pair of earphones, chances are that you have come across the Boat Bassheads 225. These in-ear headphones are priced at Rs. 599 and have been labeled as Amazon's Choice on the Amazon India website for quite some time now. 

Boat Bassheads 225 Review
Boat Bassheads 225 Review

The low price has helped the Bassheads 225 gain popularity in this segment. But is it the best you can get at this price? Or are the recently launched Realme Buds better? We put the Boat Bassheads 225 through our tests to find out.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Boat Bassheads 225 are priced at Rs. 599
  • It has good build quality and comes with useful accessories
  • The bass is overpowering at high volumes


Boat Bassheads 225 design and specifications

Boat baseheads 225 look like a regular pair of in-ear headphones. There is a 1.2-meter flat cable, which the company claims are free from the confusion. An in-line remote that has a microphone and a button. 

Boat Bassheads 225 Review
Boat Bassheads 225 Review

These earphones are made of metal, which is surprising given the low cost. They have a knit pattern for them to hold better, and they cool down in an air-conditioned room.

Boat baseheads 225 are available in Black, Blue, Forest Green, Frosty White, Neon Lime and Red, which offers a lot of options for users to choose from. We had a red version for review, in which there are a red cable and red highlight on the driver's chambers.

The boat generously supplies six pair of ear earrings, one clip and one pair of ear hooks with these earphones. We think that the ear hooks are very good at this price and it will be helpful for people planning to work while using these earphones. 


Boat Bassheads 225 Review
Boat Bassheads 225 Review

We tried to use the ear hook and found them comfortable. The Y-Splitter on the cable is also a metal cover, which seems purely for aesthetics. Gold-plated 3.5mm headphone jacks have an L-shaped plug, so when you plug it into a device it does not stick much out.

Boat has chosen the option of 10 mm audio drivers whose frequency range is 20Hz - 20KHz. These earphones have an impedance of 16 ohms and do not require much power to run them.


Boat Bassheads 225 performance

Boat Basshead 225 is mentioned in the box that 'Extra bass' is mentioned, so we had a good idea of how to wear this earphone. To test this pair, we hear some test tracks using the MacBook Air, a Google Pixel 3, 000 68,000 (using a Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack dongle) and an iPhone SE, 16,999 (review).
 
Boat Bassheads 225 Review
Boat Bassheads 225 Review

We used medium-sized ear tips and found that they fit us well and create good sound aliases. Audio quality was completely different with each source device we used. When listening to the audio track using Google Pixel 3 (review), it was clear that these earphones produce so many basses head that it overpowers the mids and highs. 


On the MacBook Air and iPhone SE, mids and highs were comparatively better and the bass was not so strong. These earphones can really be found in loud, and those who like to listen to high volume music, they will not complain. 

Boat Bassheads 225 Review
Boat Bassheads 225 Review

However, we noticed that in a high volume, the bass completely used regardless of the mids and the higher instruments we have used. This pair of earphones is targeted at baseheads and is compatible with EDM and hip-hop styles.

We also used these earphones while watching a YouTube video on the MacBook Air. We had to crank the quantity because the mids were suppressed. It is okay to watch short videos with these earphones.


But sitting in high volumes may cause some tiredness. We could hear a little cable noise on the Y splitter but not below, which is a good thing considering the cost of these earphones.

Since the boat baseheads 225 has a microphone, we used it to make a couple calls. We could hear the collar easily, but we found the microphone very sensitive, which caused every time the brush was made against our clothes. Our callers can hear this disturbance and they can be very upset.



Verdict

The Boat Bassheads 225 is an affordable pair of earphones, and the relatively low price makes it accessible to a very wide audience. It is designed and marketed to be bass-heavy, and we found that claim to be true.

These earphones also get really loud but will only appeal to a certain set of buyers. If you are a basshead who enjoys a thump in your music, these earphones are good for the price they command. If you prefer a neutral or a bright sound, these are not for you.

Price: Rs. 599



Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Bundled earhooks
  • Can get loud

 

Cons

  • Oversensitive microphone
  • Bass overpowers mids and highs

 

Ratings (out of 5)

  • Design/ comfort: 4
  • Audio quality: 2.5
  • Value for money: 3.5
  • Overall: 3.5

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