Boat Airdopes 291 Review

Boat Airdopes 281 Review With Pros and Cons

With wide-ranging choices to choose from, singling out the perfect pair of headphones is a difficult choice.

From the traditional wired earphones to the in-ear wireless stereos, you have a lot of variants available.

You can pick one out based on your preference, needs, and budget. Boat has launched boat airdopes 281 pro earbuds in India 2021.

If you ever came across Boat Airdopes 291 or boat airdopes 281 while window shopping and got stuck in second thoughts? It’s time to bid goodbye to all those scruples.

Have a sneak-peek into this review and jump out of all qualms!

We have also covered the recently launched boat airdopes 421 review with full details.

What we are going to include in this review guide of boat airdopes 281 and boat airdopes 291.

Boat airdopes 291 review in detail and boat airdopes 281 review

boat airdopes 291/281 specifications and features

boat airdopes 291/281 latest price in India, launch date or release date

some special specifications(specs) in boat airdopes 291 and 281

We will compare with other similar boat airdopes earpods.

Boat launched boat airdopes 291 or boat airdopes 281 true wireless bluetooth earbuds in the Indian market in February 2020.

Boat Airdopes 281 Review and Boat Airdopes 291 Review

This review article covers the detailed review of Boat Airdopes 291 and boat airdopes 281 true wireless Bluetooth earphones.

We will be talking about the design, music output, battery backup performance, and other features of this recent launch boat true wireless earbud in India in 2020.

Boat Airdopes 291 or Boat Airdopes 281 Box Contents and Accessories

The tagline of the product reads – “MOVE LIKE NEVER BEFORE”

1 pair of earbuds
1 charging case
2 pair of earcaps
1 charging cable(C-Type)
Manual Guide For Setup
Boat Warranty Claim Card
Details About Other Boat Products
Boat Airdopes 281 Box Contents

Boat Airdopes 291 And Boat Airdopes 281 Review: Specifications(Specs), Features, Price in India, Music Performance

Let’s see how these boat true wireless Bluetooth earpods perform in the music(audio) and phone calling department.

Sound quality, Calling, and mic quality

Boat airdopes 291 or boat airdopes 281 provides you smooth vocals with a balanced bass ratio.

It delivers strong and crisp highs. Mids and lows are also balanced.

The loudness is also good and the sound doesn’t distort even at higher volumes.

Overall, the sound quality is good. You can equalize the sound on your device and tune it according to your taste.

Once tuned, these Airdopes are truly a dope.

You can also see boat airdopes 441 Pro review in details.

Read boat airdopes 121v2 review. It is the cheapest TWS from the boat brand in the market.

Boat Airdopes 291 true wireless airpod has an average CVC, i.e. it doesn’t provide a very good noise cancellation feature.

So, you may not have a very good calling experience outdoors. The mic quality of this boat earbud is good.

Boat Airdopes 281/291: Specification, features, and functions


Airdopes(Airpods) 281/291 True Wireless Earpods

Type of Headphone

TWS(True Wireless Stereo) In the Ear Twin Wireless Ear-Buds

Bluetooth Version


Bluetooth Profiles


Charging Case

420mAH(4x times charge)

Earbuds Battery Capacity

40mAH x 2

Music Time

3.5 Hours


Yes, In-built

Buttons Type

CTC(Capacitive Touch Controls)

Voice Assistant

Yes, Google/Siri

Drivers Diameter(size)


Sweat & Water Resistant Rating


Available Colors

Active Black, Furious Blue

Frequency Range

20 Hz to 20KHz

Standby Time

150 hours

Charging Time

 Around 60 Minutes

Wireless Bluetooth Range

Approx. 10 meters

Charging Connection

C-Type USB Cable

Boat Warranty


Item Weight

8 grams

Input Voltage/Current

DC 5V/1A

Special Features

Advanced Audio Coding

Earbuds Dimensions

4 x 1.9 x 2.5 Centimetres



Boat Airdopes 281/291 Price in India

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Build Quality, Design and Comfort

Boat Airdopes 291 Price

Boat Airdopes 291 true wireless earbud or Boat Airdopes 281 true wireless Bluetooth eapod has an ultimate build quality.

It has an extremely sturdy and stylish finish. It comes in the classic black colour. It has cushy earbuds designed to extreme fit.

Build quality of Charging Case

Boat Airdopes 281 Charging Case

The charging case of the boat airdopes 291 true wireless earphone has a compact design and stylish looks.

It has embedded LED indicators that indicate its battery status. It can be changed easily via a Type C charging cable.

Red LED light blinks to indicate that the case is charging. The red LED light stops flashing once the case is fully charged.

Boat Airdopes 291/281  and Charging Case Battery Backup

Boat airdopes 281 gives a playback time of 3.5 hours in a single charge. It charges swiftly in just one hour and has a standby time of 150 hours.

Once fully charged, it can charge your earbuds up to 4 times.

Boat Airdopes Earbuds LED Indicators

Manual power on – Long press the CTC for 3 seconds to manually power on the earbuds. Blue/ red lights will blink.

Manual power off– You can also turn them off by pressing the CTC on the earbuds for 5 seconds. 

Connectivity and Range

Boat airdopes 291 or boat airdopes 281 has a decent Bluetooth connectivity with a wireless range of 10 meters.

Water Resistance

Boat Airdopes 291 or boat airdopes 281 is IPX5 rated and has ensured protection against sweat and dust.

Boat airdopes 281 Button Control Basic Functions

Boat Airdopes 291 Controls

Boat airdopes 291 true wireless earbud has Capacitive Touch Control(CTC) for instant access to voice assistants and stereo calling.

Boat airdopes 281 has touchpads embedded in the earbuds for easy and efficient control.

You can easily use these touchpads to play or pause audio and change tracks.

How To Activate Voice Assistant

Long press the CTC on either earbud for 2 seconds. This would activate the voice assistants.

You can also use the above procedure to reject incoming calls.

How To Answer or hang up call?

Short press left or right CTC to answer incoming calls.

Short press the CTC once to end the ongoing call.

How To Reject incoming Call?

Press and hold CTC for 2 seconds to reject incoming calls.

How To Play or Pause Music?

To play or pause audio, short press the CTC once.

How To Play Next track?

Double press the right ear bud’s CTC to jump to the next track.

How To Play Previous Track?

Double press the left ear bud’s CTC to return to play the previous track.

How To Turn ON or Switch ON or Power ON Boat airdopes 281/291?

If the earbuds are in the charging case, then simply remove them from the case. They will turn ON automatically. 

If the earbuds are outside the case, then press and hold CTC for 3 seconds to turn them ON. Once they are ON, the LED light begins to flash in blue.

How To Turn OFF or Switch OFF or Power OFF Boat Airdopes 281/291?

To turn off the earbuds, simply put them back into the charging case after use. They automatically enter charging mode.

You can also turn them off by pressing the CTC on the earbuds for 5 seconds.

Boat airdopes 281/291 Bluetooth pairing

Boat Airdopes 281 Features

Turn on the Bluetooth on your device and select ‘Boat Airdopes 291/281’ from the pop-up.

The pairing mode lasts for 3 minutes. If the pairing time is missed, you will have to reconnect the earbuds to your device.

Mono earbud usage or  Single earbud Usage

Any of the two earbuds can be used in the mono mode. Select the earbud to be used in mono mode.

The selected earbud will automatically enter the pairing mode. Red and blue LED lights will start flashing to indicate the same.

Now, turn on Bluetooth on your device and search for ‘Boat Airdopes 291’ in the popup.

Stereo earbuds usage

Switch on these true earpods. Both the earbuds will automatically pair with each other.

As soon as the earbuds enter the pairing mode, red and blue light will flash alternatively.

Now, turn on Bluetooth on your device and select ‘Boat Airdopes 291’ from the list.

Boat Airdopes 291 Comparison with other Boat Airdopes

Now we will compare boat airdopes 281 with boat airdopes 291. We will also compare it with other boat earbuds boat airdopes 431 as well.

Boat Airdopes 291 Vs 281

Let us compare Boat Airdopes 291 to a very close variant Boat Airdopes 281. Boat Airdopes 291 is similar to Boat Airdopes 281 in features and specifications.

The only difference between them is their colours. Boat Airdopes 291 is available in active black colour.

While the Boat Airdopes 281 comes in furious blue colour.

Boat Airdopes 291 Vs Boat Airdopes 431

Let us compare it to another popular variant. Boat Airdopes 281 has Capacitive touchpads embedded in the earbuds for control while Boat Airdopes 431 has in-built touch buttons.

The regular pressing of embedded buttons can harm your ears. The touchpads not only provide convenient control but also prove softer on your ears.

Compared to Boat Airdopes 431 which is bass focused, Boat Airdopes 291 gives cleaner vocals and a balanced bass ratio.

The overall sound quality performance of boat 281 is better than boat 431.

Latest Price in India

Boat Airdopes 291 was launched at Rs 2999. It is available on many top shopping platforms. Look out for the offers to get the best deal.

Boat Airdopes 291/281 Pros and Cons


It has touchpads embedded in the earbuds. The touchpads are safer for ears in comparison to the touch buttons.
It delivers a smooth and balanced sound. It provides cleaner vocals in comparison to the bass focused variants.
It provides instant access to voice assistants like Google and Siri.
It has capacitive touch control which is both convenient and efficient.
Supports Stereo Calling

Cons(Not Good)

It does not provide good noise cancellation. So, if you are stuck in noisy areas, you may experience distortion in the audio while calling.
It is not apt for higher graphic games like PUBG. Users have reported experiencing a lagging sound.


Overall, Boat Airdopes 281 is a good deal for you if you grab it at an offer price of 1400 to 1999.

Battery backup provided by this variant is average and certainly not worthy for a price of 2,999.

Boat Airdopes 281 is not appropriate for games like PUBG both due to lagging sound and battery backup.

The playback time of these earbuds is just 3.5 hours. So, if you are addicted to playing PUBG for long hours, a battery backup of 3.5 hours won’t be sufficient.

So, if you are not a gamer and an average CVC is not an issue, then you may go for it, provided you get it at the right price.

Boat Airdopes 281 has good sound quality and provides a smooth sound. So, if an optimum music experience is your goal, go, grab it.

Thank you for reading Boat Airdopes 281/291 true wireless Bluetooth earbuds review.