Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX7|
|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||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||✗|
|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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Mpow Flame S too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When applied correctly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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.
Both Mpow Flame S and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Mpow Flame S too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Mpow Flame S work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 6 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 manufacturer, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case is said to have a charge of 18 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.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work well with your iPhone. 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 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
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).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
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).
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have 8 microphones.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Mpow Flame S too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Mpow Flame S 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 still want to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Mpow Flame S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to 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.
The Mpow Flame S too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Mpow Flame S also have a control panel on them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Mpow Flame S too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.