Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|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||9.3mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||18hours|
|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||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has in/on-ear detection||✗||✓|
|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 level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second 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 the second value 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, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are heavier than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX with a difference of 0.5g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down 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, its size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 0.1mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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 allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more 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 store.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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. 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 fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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).
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a find earbuds feature.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 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. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.