Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Skullcandy Indy Fuel||Powerbeats Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip55||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||27hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||✗||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||2only|
|EXTRAS||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 is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids 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 protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Powerbeats Pro'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 Powerbeats Pro, Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a rating of IP55 meaning that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety and that of liquids is that, Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a higher liquid rating than Powerbeats Pro
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the Powerbeats Pro by of 36.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of 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 more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When applied correctly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Powerbeats Pro have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Powerbeats Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too are dustproof and water-resistant, which means that they can prevent water and dust from entering the interior of the devices and damaging the interior components
Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Powerbeats Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
The Powerbeats Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Powerbeats Pro driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6mm , many people have a misconception 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 Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Powerbeats Pro can make sound with a juicier bass than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 6 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Powerbeats Pro's case is said to have a charge of 24 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 3 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 for the first time.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.4 hours
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Powerbeats Pro support AAC, a codec 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work fine with your MacBook. 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 Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
The 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.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Powerbeats Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.