Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||Beats Studio Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.3mm||8.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||100.5dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||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|
IP ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds's rating for solids indicates 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, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Beats Studio Buds have a weight of 5.1g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g weigh more than the Beats Studio Buds by of 7.4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Beats Studio Buds have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Beats Studio Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The Beats Studio Buds and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
Beats Studio Buds sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 1.1mm , as many tend to believe 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Beats Studio Buds'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 requires fewer chargings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Beats Studio Buds's case is said to have a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 0.5 hours
The Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows 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, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Beats Studio Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Beats Studio Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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 Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work well 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 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Beats Studio Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds support the find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
The Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
The Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Beats Studio Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a control panel on them.
The Beats Studio Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Beats Studio Buds come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.