Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||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||10mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||94db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||✗|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|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||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 rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Devialet Gemini's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value 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 Devialet Gemini, 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 Devialet Gemini
The Devialet Gemini have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Mpow Flame S come with 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.
Devialet Gemini have sweat resistance
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. 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 producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Devialet Gemini have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Mpow Flame S too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Devialet Gemini stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Devialet Gemini driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
The Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
SPL, 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.
The Devialet Gemini'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 usually 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 Devialet Gemini by 6 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 Devialet Gemini's case is said to have a charge of 18 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 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Devialet Gemini's battery power is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Devialet Gemini, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Devialet Gemini 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 earbuds and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Devialet Gemini support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Devialet Gemini have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Devialet Gemini will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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).
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 Devialet Gemini have 2 microphones.
The Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Mpow Flame S too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Devialet Gemini have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
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.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Devialet Gemini have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
The Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Mpow Flame S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Mpow Flame S have a mute function, they have 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 features are supported on the device.
Mpow Flame S 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.
The Devialet Gemini support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Mpow Flame S too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Devialet Gemini come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.