Beats Studio Buds +See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EXSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds +||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ip57|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8.2mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||100db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||20hours|
|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 is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds +'s rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Beats Studio Buds +, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a rating of IP57 meaning 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 that of liquids is that, Beats Studio Buds + has a lower liquid rating than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX
Beats Studio Buds + have a weight of 6.1g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, at 12g are heavier than the Beats Studio Buds + with a difference of 5.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds + are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
Beats Studio Buds + have sweat resistance
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Beats Studio Buds + have stereo speakers, what this means is that Beats Studio Buds +'s speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Beats Studio Buds + have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Beats Studio Buds + and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Beats Studio Buds + sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, and Beats Studio Buds + have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds + driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds +'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds +'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds +'s measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Beats Studio Buds +'s battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Beats Studio Buds +'s case has a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 7 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds +'s battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 0.5 hours
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Beats Studio Buds + use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Beats Studio Buds + have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Beats Studio Buds + . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds +
Beats Studio Buds + 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds + will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX 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).
Beats Studio Buds + have 6 microphones.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX microphones are 6, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds + . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Beats Studio Buds + have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Beats Studio Buds + support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Beats Studio Buds + have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds + support the find earbuds feature.
The Beats Studio Buds + support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Beats Studio Buds + 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 switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds + . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
Beats Studio Buds + have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Beats Studio Buds +, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a control panel on them.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a warranty period of 1 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3Years, more than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 2 Years .
The Beats Studio Buds + have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Beats Studio Buds + come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.