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 an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 the second number of 7 means 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, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a higher liquid rating than Beats Studio Buds
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g weigh less than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX with a difference -6.9g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are resistant to sweat
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Studio Buds and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Beats Studio Buds too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
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 , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate 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 more battery hours, 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 . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging 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 when they have been unused for long periods.
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 capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
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 support 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 enables data movement 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 that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
The 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).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Beats Studio Buds too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Beats Studio Buds too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Studio Buds support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Studio Buds also have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a control panel on them.
The 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Beats Studio Buds too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Beats Studio Buds also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.