Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Beats Studio Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100.5dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✗||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, Beats Studio Buds have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Beats Studio Buds has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g weigh less than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by -6.9g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are resistant to sweat
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Beats Studio Buds also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Beats Studio Buds too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 4 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Beats Studio Buds too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Beats Studio Buds support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Beats Studio Buds too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Studio Buds have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Studio Buds too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a control panel on them.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Beats Studio Buds too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Beats Studio Buds also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.