Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|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||10mm||9.3mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||18hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||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 rating of protection given by a casing, against solids 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, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Devialet Gemini'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 Devialet Gemini, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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
Devialet Gemini have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are heavier than the Devialet Gemini by of 4.5g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Devialet Gemini have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers, what this means is that Devialet Gemini's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Devialet Gemini have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Devialet Gemini stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Devialet Gemini have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Devialet Gemini by 0.7mm , many people have a misconception 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Devialet Gemini can make sound with a juicier bass than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Devialet Gemini's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Devialet Gemini'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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is equal to that of the Devialet Gemini . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 vendor, and the Devialet Gemini's case is said to have a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 0.5 hours
Devialet Gemini's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Devialet Gemini, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Devialet Gemini have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Devialet Gemini use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Devialet Gemini . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Devialet Gemini have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini
Devialet Gemini 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Devialet Gemini will work fine with your iPad. 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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.
Devialet Gemini support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
Devialet Gemini have 2 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 6 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Devialet Gemini support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Devialet Gemini have a find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too 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 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 easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Devialet Gemini, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
The Devialet Gemini have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Devialet Gemini have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Devialet Gemini come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.