LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||LG Tone Free Fit TF8||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP67||IPX4|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||13.5hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✓||✗|
|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 level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP67, the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's rating is read as, the first value of 6 denotes that they are completely dust proof, 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.
Compared to the LG Tone Free Fit TF8, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a lower liquid rating than LG Tone Free Fit TF8
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a weight of 5.7g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g are heavier than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 with a difference of 38.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are resistant to sweat
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
LG Tone Free Fit TF8'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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 5.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 vendor, and LG Tone Free Fit TF8's case is said to have a charge of 20 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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 6.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery capacity is 68mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 28mAh
LG Tone Free Fit TF8, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, older than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have 6 microphones.
While the BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.