Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
|Skullcandy Indy Fuel
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx adaptive
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|has ambient sound mode
|supports fast charging
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|has voice prompts
|travel bag is included
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Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's rating is read as, the first value 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 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, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a higher liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by of 45g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires 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 a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The 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 outcompete background sounds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 3.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
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 on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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 have to charge the device less often.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case has a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 7 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1.2 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery power is 70mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine 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 through a single cable.
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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
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 provides 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 well 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.
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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 30 minutes.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 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 Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
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 damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.