Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Mpow Flame S||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|battery life of charging case||✗||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx low latency||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||2only|
|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 level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1'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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Mpow Flame S has a higher liquid rating than BLX Earbuds Gen 1
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a weight of 44.5g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Mpow Flame S have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have sweat resistance
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have stereo speakers, what this means is that BLX Earbuds Gen 1's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Mpow Flame S have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Mpow Flame S, and BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is 4.5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 1 by 7.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's case is said to have a full charge of 13.5 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have Bluetooth version of 5.1, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of BLX Earbuds Gen 1 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S 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).
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have 2 microphones.
The Mpow Flame S use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Mpow Flame S support the find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Mpow Flame S have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the BLX Earbuds Gen 1, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Mpow Flame S too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.