Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Mpow Flame S||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||✗||12mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||✗||20hours|
|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||✗||4only|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX7, the Mpow Flame S'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 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have a weight of 9.8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, JBL Tune 225TWS are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Mpow Flame S have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Mpow Flame S are resistant to sweat
JBL Tune 225TWS have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tune 225TWS's 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 JBL Tune 225TWS have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Mpow Flame S have ANC 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.
JBL Tune 225TWS sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
The JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
The JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 225TWS's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Tune 225TWS's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of JBL Tune 225TWS by 7 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the JBL Tune 225TWS's case is said to have a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 225TWS's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JBL Tune 225TWS use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JBL Tune 225TWS . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 225TWS
JBL Tune 225TWS support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 225TWS will work fine 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.
The 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.
Mpow Flame S 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 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).
JBL Tune 225TWS have 4 microphones.
Mpow Flame S use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Mpow Flame S support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 225TWS support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Mpow Flame S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Mpow Flame S also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the JBL Tune 225TWS, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Mpow Flame S too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
JBL Tune 225TWS come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.