Today we have one of the bestselling neckbands available in the market. They have a lot of reviews on Amazon, both good and bad, so how well do they perform?
We’re talking about the boAt Rockerz 255 Pro + neckband. They come in 3 different colour variants, but I’ve ordered the classic black colour for myself.
Its exciting features include a battery life of 50 hours, an IPX7 rating, and fast charging support. How well do they do when it comes to performance?
After testing them out for a few days, we’ll get into all their nitty gritty details, so stay tuned.
|Model||Rockerz 255 Pro +|
|Features||Voice Assistant, Water Resistant|
|Wireless type||Bluetooth 5.2|
|Battery Backup||50 hours|
|Maximum Operating Distance||10 metres|
|Item Weight||30 g|
|Manufacturer||Imagine Marketing Ltd|
|Compatible Devices||All Bluetooth Devices|
|Noise Control||Passive Noise Isolation|
boAt Rockerz 255 Pro+
About the Brand
- What’s in the box
- One year warranty card
- User manual
- boAt Sticker
- Type A to Type C charging cable
- Extra ear tips
Who is This Product for?
You’ll get a clearer idea of whether this neckband is for you after you go through the entire review. Rockerz 255 Pro Plus is a decent neckband for calling or gaming.
They are also good if you’re into sports and need something with a high water resistance rating. If you’re a music lover, then these are not for you.
Important Factors We Tested This Neckband on
Here are all of the important factors we tested boAt Rockerz 255 Pro + on.
We have the same complaint with boAT 255 pro plus as we did with Noise Tune Active Pro. boAt has done nothing innovative when it comes to design.
The only unique part we see is with the earbuds. They have a metallic finish and come with subtle boAt branding. The earbud also has winged tips for a secure fit. In my experience, the earbuds felt uncomfortable. I couldn’t wear them for more than an hour.
The earbuds have a magnet in the back to keep them secure. However, the magnets aren’t strong, and the buds don’t stick together properly.
boAt 255 pro plus comes in 3 colour variants – black, blue, and green.
boAt 255 pro plus comes with IPX7, which you won’t see with other neckbands and is a plus. An IPX7 rating means they can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes and will still be fine.
You won’t have to worry about taking them to the gym. You can even take these to the pool but make sure you won’t exceed 30 minutes.
The neckband area has a plastic build with a rubberized neck area; it is flexible and easy to wear around the neck. boAt could have made it slightly thicker to ensure durability.
The wiring after the neckband is thin, so it feels slightly flimsy, but boAt has used flat cables, so they will last longer. They have 3 multi-functional buttons which we’ll tell you how they work. You also get a charging slot on the side.
Overall, the build left me looking for more. boAt has definitely compromised on quality with these. They feel flimsy. They also don’t feel as durable as all the other neck bands I’ve used.
3 Functions and Connectivity
boAt Rockerz 255 pro + comes with Bluetooth 5.2 and covers a radius of 10 metres. The connectivity is relatively fast, so there are no complaints there. To connect with your device, press the power button till they go into pairing mode, and then connect to your device.
The neckband also comes with a dual pairing option which means you can connect them to 2 devices at the same time. It also comes with a voice assistant feature. As for the buttons, here are all the control options they offer.
Playback and volume
- Single press middle button to pause or resume playback
- Press volume down button to decrease volume
- Press volume up button to increase volume
- Long press volume up button to forward the track
- Long press volume down button to go back to previous track
- Long press middle button to activate voice assistant
- Double press middle button to redial the last number you called
- Triple press middle button to enter gaming mode
- Triple press middle button again to go back to normal mode
- During calls, single press middle button to accept calls
- Single press middle button during ongoing calls to hang up
- Long press middle button to directly reject calls
4. Sound Quality
boAt Rockerz 255 Pro Plus comes with 10mm sound drivers. The neckband has a louder-than-usual background and leans towards a more bass-heavy sound. The sound also tends to get distorted at higher volumes. You’ll have to listen to around 60 to 70% volume if you want no distortion.
I found the sound signature and output just okay. You’ll only like this if you’re a casual music listener and not too concerned about sound quality.
We tested them out for gaming, and the latency was between 50 to 60 ms. This is a decent amount, and you’ll get a relatively lag-free gaming experience.
You’ll get a good separation of left and right, so you’ll know exactly what is happening in the game, and you won’t miss out.
boAt Rockerz 255 pro plus comes with an in-line mic, making the calling experience great.
We used these for calling, and the experience was great; your voice will go through and be clear to the listener.
The mic catches faint background noises, but not much for it to be an issue. You can easily use this for calling without worrying too much.
5. Battery Backup
boAt has used a 300 mAh battery on these. If you use this neckband at 50% volume, then you’ll get a backup of 50 hours. I tested out this claim, and they only lasted me for 40 hours.
Also, the company’s instruction to listen at 50% volume is not always possible. You constantly adjust the volume according to your preference so that the battery will vary according to your usage.
If you use it moderately, then it will last you almost three days without charging. It also has an ASAP charging feature where you get 6 hours of playback time in just 10 minutes of charging.
What Sets boAt Rockerz 255 Pro+ Apart From Competitors?
They do not have any significant differences compared to other neckbands in the market.
Although one such feature is the IPX7 rating, if you work out a lot, live in a rainy area, and want to ensure that water won’t damage your neckband, these will be a good choice. They are the only neckband in this price range to offer this feature.
Should You Purchase boAt Rockerz 255 Pro+?
If we’re being completely honest, then no. We wouldn’t recommend anything we won’t use for ourselves. And we’ve used this neckband for a few days and probably won’t use them again.
There are a lot of other options in the market, so we can’t find ourselves recommending them.
Pros and Cons
Here are all the pros and cons of boAt Rockerz 255 Pro+
- Gaming – Latency for gaming is good.
- Calling – In-line mic gives good clarity.
- IPX rating – IPX7 is rare among neckbands and can be taken to the pool.
- Build – Flimsy build and not durable.
- Design – Nothing innovative.
- Sound – Distortion and overall not good.
Their price is usually Rs 1299, but it tends to fluctuate. Click our links for the current pricing.
|Category of Performance||Rating Out of 10|
|Functions and Connectivity||5/10|
Which is better boAt 255 Pro or Pro Plus?
boAt 255 Pro is better in terms of sound quality. With boAt 255 Pro Plus, there is distortion in sound at higher levels, and the sound quality isn’t great.
Is boAt Rockerz 255 Pro Plus comfortable?
boAt Rockerz 255 Pro Plus has issues with fitting and is not comfortable. They can’t be worn for long hours.
Is boAt Rockerz 255 Pro Plus foldable?
boAt Rockerz 255 Pro Plus can be easily folded and carried around. However, it has fragile wiring, so it may break.
What is the latency of boat 255 pro plus?
The latency on the boAt 255 Pro Plus is around 50 to 60 ms.
How much time does boat rockerz 255 pro plus take to charge?
boAt Rockerz 255 Pro Plus takes approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge.
We had a lot of hopes from boAt Rockerz 255 pro plus, but ultimately they let us down in terms of performance and build quality.
Their build quality could’ve been better, so they are not built to last. Their sound quality is also not great, with distortion at higher sounds and average sound output.
The only situation we’d find ourselves recommending them is for their high water resistance rating. They also have an inline mic that supports good calling.
If you’re looking for a neckband by boAt, these aren’t the ones we’d recommend.
I’ve tested out another neckband by boAt which is boAt Rockerz Trinity, and they are way better than Rockerz 255.
Meet Sadiq Iqbal, a tech enthusiast and avid gamer who discovered his passion for technology through his love for gaming. Over time, this grew into a fascination with other tech related gadgets and he now likes spending time testing, and reviewing different products. He stays up to date with the latest tech, and his knowledge in the field makes him a trusted source. Through TechWizard, he hopes to help people find the right tech for them.