Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro||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||11mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means 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 is read as, the first value of X denotes 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, Xiaomi FlipBuds 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 consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Marshall Minor III with a difference of 4.2g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Marshall Minor III are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Marshall Minor III are resistant to sweat
Marshall Minor III have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
The Marshall Minor III have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Marshall Minor III by 1mm , as many tend to believe 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 produce better quality sound.
The Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments 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 before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is more than that of Marshall Minor III 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 vendor, and 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Marshall Minor III by 0.98 hours
Marshall Minor III, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Marshall Minor III have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Marshall Minor III support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Marshall Minor III
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
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).
The Marshall Minor III have 2 microphones.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Marshall Minor III by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Marshall Minor III support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Marshall Minor III have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Marshall Minor III, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Marshall Minor III have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.