JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||JLab Go Air||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP44||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||8mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||103dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||✗|
|EXTRAS||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 refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first value of 4 denotes that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, 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 JLab Go Air, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that JLab Go Air has a lower dust resistance than Skullcandy Indy Fuel and that of liquids is that, JLab Go Air has a lower liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the JLab Go Air by of 47g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JLab Go Air are resistant to sweat
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
JLab Go Air have stereo speakers, what this means is that JLab Go Air's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and JLab Go Air have stereo speakers
JLab Go Air stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and JLab Go Air have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 2mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud a device is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
JLab Go Air'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 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of JLab Go Air by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 JLab Go Air's case is said to have a charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of JLab Go Air by 12 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JLab Go Air by 1.2 hours
JLab Go Air's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JLab Go Air 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
The JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the JLab Go Air, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a control panel on them.
JLab Go Air 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 JLab Go Air have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.