Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Marshall Minor III||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||24hours|
|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||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||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 rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring 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.
Compared to the Marshall Minor III, Powerbeats Pro 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Powerbeats Pro, at 20.3g weigh more than the Marshall Minor III by of 12.3g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Marshall Minor III are resistant to sweat
Powerbeats Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Powerbeats Pro also have stereo speakers
Powerbeats Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Marshall Minor III have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making both Powerbeats Pro, and Marshall Minor III similar in how loud their sound can get , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the Marshall Minor III
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, 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 Marshall Minor III's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Powerbeats Pro's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 1 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Powerbeats Pro takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 0.8 hours
The Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Powerbeats Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Marshall Minor III support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Marshall Minor III have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Powerbeats Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Marshall Minor III . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Marshall Minor III have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Powerbeats Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
Powerbeats Pro 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
Powerbeats Pro microphones are 2, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only 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 Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Marshall Minor III, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Marshall Minor III support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Marshall Minor III come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Powerbeats Pro too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.