[Updated on 29 OCT 2022] This is PadhKeDekho from the future! These TWS earbuds are with us for the last 2 years now and have been performing great. if you are confused between the two then don’t worry keep on reading this, it will help in your decision-making. Back to the article. The wireless earphone market is the most complicated market we have ever seen. Thanks to the entry of TWS earphones it has evolved so much that products from the same brands are competing with each other by marginally any price difference! Two such products are boAt Airdopes 121v2 and 131. In this article, we will perform the BoAt Airdopes 121v2 Vs 131 Comparison.
In this article, you will get to know about their pros and cons, built quality, design, audio quality, and what is boAt when it comes to service. So this article is important for you.
Here at PadhKeDekho, we have done multiple headphones and earphone comparisons. If you are interested you can check those out too. These comparison articles are written after using the products for a while, or after feedback from customers, and some technical specs are provided by the manufacturers. So as you should know what to expect from your next purchase before buying it!
Let’s kick things off with PadhKeDekho ratings and then the highlighting features of both Airdopes!
Highlighting Features Of Both The Airdopes
Pros And Cons
#1 BoAt Airdopes 131
#2 BoAt Airdopes 121v2
All the above points are quite critical and you might have selected the ideal Airdopes for yourself. But as we have used both of them there are other things that we have experienced. So let’s talk about the built quality, design, battery backup, audio output on both of these.
BoAt Airdopes 131 vs 121v2 Built Quality
We’ve owned more than 20 earbuds so far and built quality is a crucial decision-making factor. But the good news is, these two earbuds are made with decent-quality plastics. The edges are very soft and you will not find single ruff edges on the case or the buds themselves.
Both earbuds are from the BoAt’s Airdopes product lineup hence they are very light and portable. But there are differences that we are bringing to you.
The biggest difference is the quality of plastic used. The carry case of Airdopes 131 feels more premium and modern next to Airdopes 121v2. But Airdopes 121v2 has better quality earbuds.
Here’s a twister for you. We have had these for the last 2 years and both are still going quite well. So in terms of built quality, the difference is negligible you can go with any of these.
Look And Feel
Both earbuds are very different and for different users in mind. Let’s first check out the visual differences then will talk about the users.
The case of boAt Airdopes 121v2 has no outer LED notification for showing battery percentage. It shows that digitally on the display inside the case. But on Airdopes 131 you get 3 dotes that represent the same on the outside.
Note– The battery percentage shown is of the charging case, not the Airdopes themselves. You can check out the current airdopes battery in your connected device either on the notification tray or in the Bluetooth settings.
BoAt Airdopes 121v2 vs 131 Design
boAt Airdopes 121v2 has a different structure than the boAt Airdopes 131. So which one is whom?
Airdopes 121v2 has an in-ear, earpod design with silicon tips that seals the earbud in the ear perfectly, and you enjoy music or videos to the fullest. For a perfect fit, in the box, you get additional 2 pairs of rubber tips for small and large ears (medium ones are pre-applied). This design is best suited for people with medium to large ears.
Whereas Airdopes 131 has a half-ear design which makes it perfect for people with small ears. Since there are no silicon ear tips hence the grip and snug fit are compromised. So the surrounding noise breaks in while you are listing to music and hinders the experience.
As Airdopes 131 don’t have any rubber or cushioning they might start to pain due to their design. This even happens to me, after using Apple AirPods too. So I guess people with large ears are better of with a half-ear design with silicon ear tips. While I personally use Airdopes 121 v2 for around 3 hours now and no issues so far. So, for better comfort, we would recommend Airdopes 121v2.
BoAt Airdopes 121v2 vs 131 Audio Quality
So far both of them are more or less the “same” but in terms of audio quality, you will find differences. Due to the snug-fitting of boat Airdopes 121v2, you will experience better bass, instruments, voice clarity, and loudness.
Due to the half-ear design of Airdopes 131, you will not get a snug fit (but will easily fit people with small ears). So you will have to experience moderate bass, vocals clarity, and high treble. It makes a good wireless earphone for someone who listens to a lot of podcasts or music that is not heavily bass-centric. I personally use it for listing to Qwalis by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan!
As both earphones have different in-ear setups. This has a direct effect in terms of noise cancellation and audio leaks. Without going into many details, Airdopes 121v2 does better noise cancellation and lesser audio leaks.
If we have to rank both of these, then Airdopes 121v2 will get 8.5 out of 10. Whereas, boAt Airdopes 131 7/10. Extra ratings for better bass! Don’t get us wrong, Airdopes 131 is good but not ideal for someone who enjoys bass.
How Good or Bad Is BoAt Service?
Even if you buy any of the two, the after-sale service will be the same. But how good/bad is the boAt service in general?
Our boAt service experience in Delhi has been great. We had boAt Rockerz 255 that was 11 months old and required servicing. The complete experience of requesting service and product delivery is explained in detail which you can check out if you are interested.
Read More: boAt Service Experience In Delhi
BoAt Airdopes 121v2 vs 131 Which One Is Good For You?
Both earphones are quite similar but the things that differentiate them can be quite important for you. Let me start with boAt Airdopes 131. If you wish to have earphones with support for USB-C then Airdopes 131 is the way to go as Airdopes 121v2 supports USB 2.0.
Do you plan on taking calls? If yes, then you can go with any of the two as they have almost similar calling experiences. However, with Airdopes 131 I have received complaints of audio breaking.
In terms of battery backup, both are similar which is quite surprising because Airdopes 131 has a bigger battery at around 650 mAh. While Airdopes 121v2 has only 380 mAh!
Audio quality is the most important factor when buying earphones. If you enjoy bass above everything then boAt Airdopes 121v2 is the best option. While on Airdopes 131 you will enjoy everything starting from vocals to instruments and even loudness will impress you.
If you are concerned about water-resistant then both have no IP rating as such. However, I use both of them while working out, and trust me they have been working fine. It’s been more than 2 years now (Present day PadhKeDekho!)
So all in both are great for different audiences. But one thing is sure, you will have a good time using any of the earphones. If you’ll ask for my recommendation then it’s BoAt Airdopes 121v2 any day!
Suggestion– If you are okay with the neckband design then you can try out boAt Rockerz 255. We have used it for more than 2 years now and they are even better than boAt Airdopes 121v2.
Read More: boAt Rockerz 255 Long Term Review
There You Go, Guys!
This was our BoAt Airdopes 121v2 vs 131 comparison. If you have any queries or feedback do reach us on PadhKeDekho official accounts below
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Which boat Airdopes is best?
We have compared two of the best-selling models i.e. boAt Airdopes 121v2 and 131 and this is what we have to say. Check the link to find out which is best for you.
Are boat Airdopes good?
There are 25+ boAt Airdopes in the market. Out of which we have put head to head the best selling ones. Click the link and choose better!
Is boat Airdopes 131 waterproof?
boAt Airdopes 131 is IPX 7 rated so it definitely water and sweat resistant or sweatproof.
Is boat a good company?
Yes, they make good quality products and their service is quite good. We got boAt Rockerz 255 serviced in Delhi. Check our experience here.
Can boat Airdopes be connected to iPhone?
Yes, boAt Airdopes can be connected with an iPhone. We have tested them with iPhone 5S and above.