LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||LG Tone Free Fit TF8||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP67||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||20hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|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 an enclosure, against dust and water. 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).
Having a value of IP67, the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's rating for solids indicates that they are completely dust proof, and the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the LG Tone Free Fit TF8, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a lower dust resistance than LG Tone Free Fit TF8 and that of liquids is that, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a higher liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a weight of 5.7g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 with a difference of 51.3g
True wireless devices have no cables linking 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 major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If applied rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too are dustproof and water-resistant, which means that they can prevent water and dust from entering the interior of the devices and damaging the interior components
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have stereo speakers, what this means is that LG Tone Free Fit TF8'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 utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 driver unit is 6mm 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 loudness of the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, 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 can make sound with equal bass
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 7 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, 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 allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 7 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 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 0.7 hours
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery power is 68mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display 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, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have 6 microphones.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The 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 easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the LG Tone Free Fit TF8, 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.