The new TWS series launched by BOAT. But I have to say that BOAT is doing a great job when it comes to audio space. In the last 6-8 months, literally, some of the devices were very good. For example, Nirvana Ion had a 120-hour playback.
Nirvana 525 ANC, the neckband earphones had Dolby power & all of them are very competitively priced. They’re pushing the boundaries, I must say and now they’ve launched the AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Active Noise Cancellation. When you get to know the price, you’ll be surprised.
BOAT AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Box Content
The box. It’s a dual-toned case with a nice pill-shaped case. There’s a USB Type C port & a button for pairing. There’s a USB Type C to Type A charging cable & 2 extra ear tips. So you’ll have to use them according to your ear size.
BOAT AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Design
Now let’s look at the AirDopes Flex 454 ANC. You can see the LED indicator & there are LED lights here as well. The quality & in-hand feel is good. You can even open it with 1 hand & it’s satisfying. We have a black color, but there’s a white color as well.
Now let’s look at the TWS. The stem is flat because the touch gestures work well when you have a flat stem. So they have a flat stem.
But remember, you have big or small ears, so change the ear tips accordingly. They will fit properly. The outside sound isn’t that loud, but they fit snugly. So my first impressions are quite good.
Before moving ahead, let me tell you about the flagship features & its price. The exact price, but it’s around Rs 2K and it is the Best Earbuds under 2000.
BOAT AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Features
The features of the flagship TWS are in this. The first is ANC. It has 32dB ANC, Active Noise Cancellation. When I say 32dB, it means 50-60% of the background noise will be reduced.
If you’re in a noisy place, 50-60% of the background noise will be reduced. So if you’re using it in traffic, you won’t hear a lot of traffic, and remember, it has AI-based quad mics.
If there’s noise in the background, it’ll remove it. Clearly, the sound will reach you. Remember, ANC features come in expensive TWS and now you get it for nearly Rs 2K or less.
You have to touch the ANC mode continuously for 3 seconds. It switches between Ambient & ANC modes. One thing I really liked is the in-ear detection. Sometimes, you don’t get it in more expensive TWS. But as soon as you start listening to music, it’ll pause. So that’s a big thing.
There’s another feature that isn’t seen much in this price range. Dual connectivity, meaning you can connect 2 different devices at the same time. Yes, it isn’t seen in TWS under 2.5K. But this feature comes with it. Multi-point connectivity, dual connectivity, and different devices on one TWS.
Another good thing is the app support. It’s a BOAT Hearables app. It pairs immediately & you get a lot of functions in it. You get a QR code on the box, scan it & the app will be downloaded and then you’ll get the personalized audio experience from there.
Because it has an equalizer, you’ll get the sound that you want and when we were testing it, it has an adaptive EQ section. So it tests & delivers the sound accordingly. So that’s also very good. But it has a speak-through feature. This means that if you’re listening to music & your friend is talking to you, then your TWS will detect & reduce the volume of your music.
So that you can talk properly & you can also hear the other person. There’s another good feature in the app. You’ll be able to assign different functions to the app. Like, play, pause, volume control, etc. You’ll be able to personalize these things as you want. There’s another feature with the speak-through.
It’s the smart talk feature. You know why TWS is so popular. Because people put it on their cars, 2-wheelers, etc. So if you get a call at that time, you don’t know. You get a ring, but you don’t know who called. You still have to take out your phone. But with the smart talk feature, you’ll be able to hear the name you’ve saved.
Mr. So & So calling, do you want to accept? You can say accept or reject. If you say accept, the call will be accepted. If you reject it, the call will be disconnected. But remember, it’s only on Android devices. It’ll be available on iPhone very soon and Xiaomi devices don’t support it as there are some limitations.
But for all other Android devices, it’s there, and we find this very useful. And remember, in this price range, I don’t think any other TWS offers this feature.
BOAT AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Battery Life
Let’s talk about the battery life. If you buy a single charge TWS, you’ll get 12 hours of playback time and the case has a backup time of 48 hours.
You’ll get a total of 60 hours of playback time and it has ASAP support. You’ll get 240 minutes of playback time in 10 minutes.
BOAT AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Sound Quality
The sound quality is important. We’ve tested a lot of Boats TWS & their sound signature is very pleasing & bass-heavy. It’s great for people who listen to Bollywood songs & hip-hop.
It has a 10mm driver & Google’s Fast Pair feature. In terms of loudness, it’s seriously loud and it has Beast TM mode, which is a low latency mode for gaming. So it’s a 60ms low latency mode for gaming. So this is the Boat AirDopes Flex 454 ANC. It’s a big name, but it has a lot of features.
Like I said, for the price, it offers you quite a lot. You can say it is the best Earbuds under 2000, You get a 1-year software update for the warranty. So if there are any updates or bugs in the software, you shouldn’t worry about it. If you’re interested, Flipkart, Amazon, Boat’s website & offline stores have it.
BOAT AirDopes Flex 454 ANC Specs
|Name||Airdopes Flex 454 ANC|
|Headphone Type||ANC TWS Earbuds|
|Music Playtime||Up to 12H per charge, Up to 48H additional Case playtime (Non-ANC mode) Up to 9H per charge, Up to 36H additional Case playtime (ANC mode)|
|Battery capacity||480mAh (Case) 40mAh*2 (Earbuds)|
|Latency with BEAST™ Mode||60ms|
|Charging Time||25min (Earbud) & 90min(Case)|
|Net Quantity||1 Unit|
|Charging Interface||Type C|
|Country Of Origin||China|