Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|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||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||21hours|
|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 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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust 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 (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 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, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g weigh more than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by of 0.2g
True wireless devices have no wires 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 as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the two earbuds together.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX are resistant to sweat
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX and Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1.8mm , 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 1 hours
It takes 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 when they have been unused for extended periods.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX by 0.98 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery power, 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 just put down on a supported charging pad.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 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 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 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).
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have 6 microphones.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have 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 Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 just thirty minutes.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support 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 switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a 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 device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.