Are you looking for wireless neckband earphones? If yes, chances are high that you might have come across two popular ones: boAt 255 & OnePlus BWZ (or BWZ2). If yes, and now you’re confused on which of the two is better for your needs and budget, keep going.

Today we are going to compare boAt rockerz 255 vs OnePlus bullets wireless Z earphones w.r.t design, build quality and sound quality.

boAt Rockerz 255 & OnePlus BWZ Comparison

FeaturesboAt Rockerz 255OnePlus Bullets Z
TypeWireless neckbandWireless neckband
Bluetooth versionv5.0v5.0
Button controlsYesYes
Driver size10mm9.2mm
Battery size110 mAhNot Specified
Total battery backup8 Hours17 Hours
Fast chargingNoYes
Charging time90 mins40-60 mins
Warranty1 Year1 Year

Design & Build Quality

Features boAt Rockerz 255 OnePlus Bullets Z
Bluetooth version v5.0 v5.0
Is it waterproof? Yes, IPX5 Yes, IP55
In-line Button controls Yes Yes
Weight 26 g 26 g
Magnetic housing Yes Yes

If you look at the design part of both the earphones, it’s basically the same. Both support Bluetooth v5.0 and are waterproof. You can control the music & calls the way you want via button controls in the neckband.

oneplus bullets wireless z

However, the look of OnePlus bullets Z is better than Rockerz 255. It feels more premium & stylish, you’d love to use it over your neck. The earbuds of OnePlus BWZ are designed in such a way that they won’t fall easily when you run or move around. boAt 255 also have ear-hooks which hold the buds to your ears.

Sound Quality

Features boAt Rockerz 255 OnePlus Bullets wireless Z
Noise cancellation? Normal Environmental noise cancellation
Driver size 10mm 9.2mm
Mic & Voice Assistants Supported Supported
Bass Good Above Average

Now coming to the sound quality. Talking about the boAt rockerz 255, it supports boAt signature audio for rich and HD sound quality. Despite being priced under 1K, it offers you an excellent listening experience. The bass depth is very good.

boAt Rockerz 255 Bluetooth Wireless Earphone

On the other hand, OnePlus Bullets Z offers great music quality and bass. In addition, it supports environmental noise cancellation (ENX), delivering crystal clear hands-free calls. If you need a Bluetooth earphone with mic for calls & meetings, OnePlus BWZ is recommended.

Battery & Charging

Features Rockerz 255 OnePlus BWZ
Battery size 110 mAh Not Specified
Charging time 90-120 mins 40-60 mins
Overall playtime 8 hours (50% volume) 17 hours (50% volume)
Fast charging? No Yes

Here, OnePlus Bullets Z beats boAt Rockerz 255 completely. This is because it offers about 17 hours of seamless battery backup against 8 hours of boAt Rockerz 255. (That’s more than 110% difference!)

OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z Earphone

Secondly, boAt 255 doesn’t support fast (ASAP) charging. It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to fully charge. On the other hand, OnePlus BWZ gets fully charged in less than 1 hour, thanks to its fast charging. From the battery perspective too, OnePlus BWZ is what I recommend.

Closing Thoughts

We are done with the comparison of OnePlus BWZ and boAt 255 neckband. What I can say is for the long battery life, premium feel, clearer calls and sound quality, go with OnePlus BWZ. In April 2022, we have the upgraded version, called OnePlus BWZ2.

Alternatively, if you want complete value for money in a neckband with a price tag of under 1000 rupees, go with boAt 255, especially when you’re just starting out with Bluetooth earphones.




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