Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||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||9.3mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values 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).
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, 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, Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a higher liquid rating than Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II with a difference of 44.5g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If used rightly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are resistant to sweat
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have stereo speakers, what this means is that Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a unit size of 9.3mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 3.3mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 3 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 9 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II by 1.7 hours
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
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 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost 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. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly 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 feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.