Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Powerbeats Pro||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||13.5hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||supports fast charging||✓||✗|
|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 level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Powerbeats Pro, BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1, at 44.5g weigh more than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference of 24.2g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
The Powerbeats Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro can make sound with a juicier bass than the BLX Earbuds Gen 1
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
The Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 the Powerbeats Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 10.5 hours
It requires 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.3 hours
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Powerbeats Pro will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
With the Powerbeats Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Powerbeats Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.