Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nothing Ear 1||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11.6mm||✗|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||✗|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|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 is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Nothing Ear 1's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means 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 Nothing Ear 1, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Nothing Ear 1 has a lower liquid rating than Mpow Flame S
Nothing Ear 1 have a weight of 9.4g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 1 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Mpow Flame S come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Nothing Ear 1 have sweat resistance
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Nothing Ear 1 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nothing Ear 1's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Mpow Flame S and Nothing Ear 1 have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Nothing Ear 1 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Mpow Flame S too have ANC making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Nothing Ear 1 and Mpow Flame S operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Nothing Ear 1 sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Mpow Flame S, and Nothing Ear 1 have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Nothing Ear 1 have a unit size of 11.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The Nothing Ear 1'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 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.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 7 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Nothing Ear 1's case is said to have a charge of 29 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 1 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Nothing Ear 1 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Nothing Ear 1 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.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Nothing Ear 1 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 1
Mpow Flame S support AAC, a codec that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Mpow Flame S will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S 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).
Nothing Ear 1 have 6 microphones.
Nothing Ear 1 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Mpow Flame S too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Nothing Ear 1 have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Mpow Flame S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Mpow Flame S have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Mpow Flame S also have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Nothing Ear 1 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Mpow Flame S too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Nothing Ear 1 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Mpow Flame S too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.