Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 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||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II'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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g weigh more than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with a difference of 32g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have sweat resistance
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II'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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 vendor, and the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 4.5 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1 hours
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work fine with your iPad. 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
While the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.