Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8.2mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||100.5dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|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 given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring 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.
Compared to the Beats Studio Buds, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The Beats Studio Buds have a weight of 5.1g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Beats Studio Buds with a difference of 51.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Beats Studio Buds 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.
Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers, what this means is that Beats Studio Buds's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Beats Studio Buds have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Beats Studio Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Beats Studio Buds stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds by 2.2mm , 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 mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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 commonly 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 Beats Studio Buds by 5 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, 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 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 Beats Studio Buds by 11 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds'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 Beats Studio Buds by 1.2 hours
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Beats Studio Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Beats Studio Buds have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Beats Studio Buds 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Beats Studio Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Beats Studio Buds have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Beats Studio Buds 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.
Beats Studio Buds have 6 microphones.
The Beats Studio Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Beats Studio Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 Beats Studio Buds have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Beats Studio Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
Beats Studio Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Beats Studio Buds come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.