True wireless earbuds: Decoding the pros and cons of Boult Curve Buds Pro

Boult has been in the Indian audio industry for a while now, and they have been known to come up with new products every now and then with perhaps not  many changes over the previous ones. The Curve Buds Pro is another pair of true wireless earbuds that is said to be offering a premium design, as per the  company, despite being priced at Rs. 1,299. Let’s look at what it really offers for that:

Design:  The Boult Curve Buds Pro true wireless earbuds feature a matte-finish charging case with a sturdy lid. The case has an LED indicator on the front and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. The earbuds themselves are made of plastic but do not feel cheap. Each bud has a small LED light near the touch control area for pairing and charging. The package includes a short USB Type-C cable and two extra pairs of different-sized eartips.

In terms of comfort, some users find the Curve Buds Pro to be okay for short periods of use, but not as comfortable as other options in the same price range, such as the Redmi Buds 4 Active. I found the buds to be okay in terms of comfort, having worn them for 30-40 minutes, when really needed, but after that had to put it back down. I prefer the Redmi Buds 4 Active in that department, which are priced quite close to these. You can pause or resume your music with a signe tap on either bud, and enable Google Assistant or Siri with a long tap.

Audio quality: The Boult Curve Buds Pro support Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity and come with SBC and AAC codecs. The earbuds deliver deep bass, as expected, but the mids are somewhat weaker in comparison. It handles vocals, especially for Bollywood stuff, decently but instruments in the background alongside could have been handled a little better in terms of details. You can expect good output for genres such as hip hop/rap in terms of high and low stereo vocals. I noticed a little better soundstage with environmental noise cancellation (ENC) turned off, and only had END switched on indoors which is where they seemed useful anyway. Having said that, you should probably not expect much in the noise cancellation department from true wireless earbuds at this price point to begin with.

Battery life: The Boult Curve Buds Pro provide about 8-9 hours of battery life on a single full charge, with an additional two rounds of charging using the included charging case. Each earbud has a 40mAh battery unit, while the case carries a 700mAh battery. It’s nice to see Boult go with USB type C instead of arguably outdated micro USB at this price point.

Verdict: The Boult Curve Buds Pro true wireless earbuds offer punchy bass and decent vocal output, making them a suitable option for some users, especially considering their price tag. However, they may not be the most comfortable option under Rs. 1,500. The earbuds come with a premium-looking charging case and provide a long battery life.