boAt Stone series Bluetooth speakers are widely regarded for its rugged design and popular among backpackers and tourists, primarily due to its all-weather usage capabilities.
The boAt Stone 1000 and the Stone 700 are two of the most sought after Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.3000 in the Indian market as of now.
In this article, we will compare these two models and provide you with a complete rundown of specs and features, including the advantages and disadvantages so that you can come to a learned conclusion about which product best fits your bill.
Design and Build Quality
Both the boAt Stone 700 and the Stone 1000 is made using a combination of hard polycarbonate plastics and rubber inserts, steel and silicone paddings.
The boAt Stone 700, in particular, comes with a rugged design with thick silicone and rubber cushions which will protect the speaker from accidental falls.
These silicon and rubber paddings act as a shockproof cushion which will protect the internals from damage.
The boAt Stone 1000 has a more toned down design language and feels less aggressive compared to the Stone 700, but decently strong enough to survive a few rough stretches.
The boAt stone 700 is IPX6 rated whereas the boAt stone 1000 has IPX5 water and dust resistance. If you’re interested you can read more about the IP ratings in this blog post.
Last but not least, if you want a Bluetooth speaker for use during a treacherous hike, which you are sure about getting rough, the boAt 700 might be the best option out of two.
The boAt stone 1000 is well capable of outdoor usage, but the ruggedness may not be the best when compared with the former.
Speakers and Sound Quality
The boAt stone 700 and the boAt stone 1000 features 40mm speaker drivers and delivers stereo sound output.
The boAt stone 1000 tops the chart when it comes to the sound output at 14W while the stone 700 trails by 10W output.
Both the speakers are loud and clear, but the boAt stone 1000 feels much cleaner and crisp at high volume levels.
The bass is a bit deep in the Stone 1000, thanks to the extra size of the speaker chambers which improves the acoustic properties of this Bluetooth speaker.
In terms of pure sound quality, the boAt stone 1000 leads the pack, closely followed by the stone 700.
If you love the extra oomph and distortion free music at higher volumes, go for the Stone 1000.
The boAt stone 700 and stone 1000 comes with Bluetooth v4.2 protocol support for wireless connectivity.
Both these devices remain connected to the host devices, be it smartphones or laptops well within an operating radius of 10m.
There are no signals drops or voice degradation to be seen within this range.
The pairing process is quite straight forward and can be done easily, even by a first timer.
Both these Bluetooth speakers also feature a 3.5mm AUX port for connecting legacy devices without Bluetooth capability.
Integrated Microphone and Handsfree Calls
The boAt stone 700 and stone 1000 is equipped with a dedicated microphone for conducting handsfree calls.
The quality of the mic used is decent and the sound on the receiving end seems clear and loud without any crackling or distortions.
The boAt stone 700 is powered by a 2000mAh Li-ion battery whereas the stone 1000 comes equipped with a beefier 3000mAh battery to power the speakers inside.
As you might have guessed from the battery capacity given above, the boAt stone 1000 lasts for a good 10 hours of music playback.
The boAt 700 with its 2000mAh battery lasts for 8 hours of usage under moderate volume level.
If you actually do want a loud sounding Bluetooth speaker with excellent battery life, but can live with a slightly less aggressive ruggedness, the boAt stone 1000 takes the cake.
And if you value ruggedness and durability over sound output, the boAt stone 700 would be your best bet.
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