Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||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 active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.3mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||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 given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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.
In comparison to the Powerbeats Pro, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -7.8g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If applied as directed, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Powerbeats Pro sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Powerbeats Pro have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the sound produced by the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 2.7mm , 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 produce better quality sound.
The Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Powerbeats Pro can produce a juicier bass than the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Powerbeats Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 3 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 vendor, and the Powerbeats Pro's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 1.3 hours
The Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec 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 the same 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 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support the find earbuds feature.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.