Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Marshall Minor III||BLX Earbuds Gen 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX3|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||15hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||has in/on-ear detection||✓||✓|
|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 refer to the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX3, the BLX Earbuds Gen 2's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 3 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at up to 60° from vertical position for ten minutes.
In comparison to the BLX Earbuds Gen 2, Marshall Minor III have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, BLX Earbuds Gen 2 has a lower liquid rating than Marshall Minor III
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have a weight of 43.94g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Marshall Minor III, at 8g weigh less than the BLX Earbuds Gen 2 with a difference -35.94g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have sweat resistance
Marshall Minor III's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that BLX Earbuds Gen 2's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Marshall Minor III also have stereo speakers
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 sit well in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2's battery life is 6 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Marshall Minor III's battery life is less than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 2 by 1 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the BLX Earbuds Gen 2's case has a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Marshall Minor III's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 2 by 10 hours
It requires 1.2 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Marshall Minor III takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 2 by 0.3 hours
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Marshall Minor III too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Marshall Minor III too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.1, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Marshall Minor III has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Marshall Minor III have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the BLX Earbuds Gen 2
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the BLX Earbuds Gen 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend 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 Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have 2 microphones.
While the Marshall Minor III microphones are 2, equal to that of the BLX Earbuds Gen 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Marshall Minor III also have a control panel on them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 2 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Marshall Minor III too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 2 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Marshall Minor III also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.