Boult Audio is a little-known firm providing its audio merchandise within the Indian market, together with a variety of wired and wi-fi earphones, headphones and even soundbars. The Twin Pods, which we examined some time again, turned out to be a fairly first rate finances various to Apple’s AirPods, particularly for the market value. Immediately, we’ll be testing the Boult Audio ProBass Curve, which is a pair of wi-fi neckband earphones that packs in a whole lot of options at a pocket-friendly on-line value of simply Rs. 1,499.
It is a follow-up mannequin to the unique Curve, which has now been discontinued based on the corporate. The brand new mannequin, which has ‘ProBass’ added to its title, seems bodily an identical to the older one. It will get an improve with Bluetooth 5 (versus 4.2) however would not have a vibration motor within the neckband, which is in all probability for the most effective – extra on that later. Ought to this be your subsequent finances choose? Let’s discover out.
Boult Audio ProBass Curve design and specs
The packaging for the Boult Audio ProBass Curve is not nice, however when you get to the precise earphones, the end is best. Construct high quality continues to be strictly common, with plastics that really feel a bit low cost. It is obtainable in numerous colors, resembling a Pink/Black, Pink/Blue and even an all-black trim. The neckband could be very versatile and snaps again into form even when twisted and turned to excessive angles. The earbuds are hooked up to wires that run alongside the size of the neckband, and you may alter the quantity of slack.
The ends of the neckband terminate in two plastic modules, which maintain the battery and the playback controls. The left module has a flap-covered Micro-USB port, the microphone, battery LED, and three buttons for energy and quantity management. As we acknowledged earlier, the newer mannequin would not have a vibration motor for alerts, which the older Curve mannequin did.
Boult Audio ProBass Curve efficiency and battery life
The ProBass Curve has a really cosy match, which is one thing we instantly preferred. We barely felt the earbuds in our ears, and the neckband is extraordinarily gentle too, making this headset comfy to put on even for lengthy listening stretches. The vibration motor on the earlier mannequin was very harsh and rattled the band uncomfortably each time we switched it on or once we received calls and messages, so it is a good factor it has been dropped from the ProBass mannequin. You will hear voice prompts by the headset when a tool connects to it and while you change it on or off.
The Boult ProBass Curve is tuned to ship punchy bass, and that is one space wherein it delivers very nicely. Tracks resembling Lock Doh by Giggs characteristic tight and managed bass, with a satisfying kick. There is not any distortion even at full quantity. Vocals are wealthy and all the time sound like they’re coming from entrance and centre. The mid vary typically is first rate, however complicated tracks resembling Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody will be an excessive amount of for the Curve to deal with, because the highs and the low finish overpower the numerous background devices. Highs additionally sounded a bit screechy at full quantity on this observe, though this is not a constant challenge with others.
The older Curve mannequin, which we have now some expertise utilizing, misplaced connectivity intermittently, which prompted audio to chop out each couple of minutes. It is arduous to inform what prompted this, however we noticed it when utilizing the system paired with a number of totally different units together with a OnePlus 7 Professional (Overview) and an iPhone XR (Overview), and even a MacBook Air. Fortunately, we did not face this challenge with the new ProBass Curve mannequin. We additionally discovered it to have good vary, and we did not face any connection points even with small obstacles between the headset and our supply system.
One factor we seen was that with a purpose to get good bass response, we would have liked to fiddle round a bit with the earbuds until we received a great seal. Merely popping them in our ears did not assure a great match. The controls are simple to search out and grasp. A protracted-press on the quantity up button skips the observe whereas the identical gesture on the quantity down button takes you to the earlier observe. Nevertheless, for the reason that energy button doubles up because the play/pause button, there isn’t any solution to activate your cellphone’s voice assistant.
The Boult Audio ProBass Curve replaces the outgoing mannequin on the similar on-line value of about Rs. 1,499, although we have seen it promote for rather less at occasions. For that value, this system has quite a bit going for it. It is sweatproof, gentle and cozy, and has good battery life. The mids are just a little weak, however it produces clear and punchy bass. It is definitely not probably the most premium-looking system and it would not really feel like one both. Lastly, the eartips want a little bit of fiddling earlier than you will get a great seal.
General, if you happen to’re searching for a gentle, cheap pair of Bluetooth earphones with good bass and moisture resistance, then the Boult Audio ProBass Curve is a good choose.