Beats Studio BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Studio Buds||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✗|
|driver unit size||8.2mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||100.5dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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 Marshall Minor III, Beats Studio Buds have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Beats Studio Buds, at 5.1g weigh less than the Marshall Minor III with a difference -2.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Beats Studio Buds also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
Marshall Minor III are resistant to sweat
Beats Studio Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, what this means is that Marshall Minor III's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Beats Studio Buds and Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Beats Studio Buds have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Beats Studio Buds sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
The Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Beats Studio Buds driver unit is 8.2mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 3.8mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Marshall Minor III'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 on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
The Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Beats Studio Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds's measurement is 100.5dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Marshall Minor III'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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Beats Studio Buds's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 manufacturer, and the Marshall Minor III's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Beats Studio Buds's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 9 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Beats Studio Buds takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Beats Studio Buds too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Marshall Minor III have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Beats Studio Buds too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Studio Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Studio Buds have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
Beats Studio Buds support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Beats Studio Buds will work well with your iPhone. 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 Marshall Minor III 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).
Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
Beats Studio Buds microphones are 6, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Beats Studio Buds use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Beats Studio Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Marshall Minor III support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Studio Buds have a find earbuds feature.
The Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Beats Studio Buds too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Beats Studio Buds have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Beats Studio Buds too have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Marshall Minor III, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Beats Studio Buds too have a control panel on them.
The Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Beats Studio Buds also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Marshall Minor III come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Beats Studio Buds also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.