Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Evolve2 Buds||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP54||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||6mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||20meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8000Hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||80Hz||✗|
|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 refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's rating for solids indicates 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 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, Jabra Evolve2 Buds has a lower liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds with a difference of 46.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Evolve2 Buds are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers, what this means is that Jabra Evolve2 Buds's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Jabra Evolve2 Buds have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a unit size of 6mm 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 device, its size dictates the loudness of the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Jabra Evolve2 Buds similar in how loud their sound gets , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high audible 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 produce 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is 10 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 7 hours . Each 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's case is said to have a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 6 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 1.7 hours
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a 20meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds have 6 microphones.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds support the find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.