Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||13.5hours|
|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||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of 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 the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g are heavier than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX with a difference of 32.5g
For a device to be true wireless it must 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 wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1'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 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 3.5 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case is said to have a full 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 6.5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 0.5 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 30mAh
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, 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 show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX will work well with your iPhone. 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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.
While the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.