Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Powerbeats ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro||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||11mm||12mm|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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 given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance 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.
In comparison to the Powerbeats Pro, 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
Powerbeats Pro have a weight of 20.3g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are lighter than the Powerbeats Pro with a difference -8.1g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Powerbeats Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Powerbeats Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Powerbeats Pro are resistant to sweat
The 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro and Powerbeats Pro have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Powerbeats Pro stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and Powerbeats Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
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 earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Powerbeats Pro 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 deliver better quality sound.
Powerbeats Pro's lowest frequency is at 10Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 manufacturer, and the Powerbeats Pro's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Powerbeats Pro by 3 hours
It takes 0.7 hours to fully charge the Powerbeats Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Powerbeats Pro by 0.18 hours
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Powerbeats Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Powerbeats Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Powerbeats Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Powerbeats Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Powerbeats Pro will work well with your iPad. 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 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 Powerbeats Pro have 2 microphones.
While the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Powerbeats Pro by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Powerbeats Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a mute function, they have the feature 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a control panel on them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Powerbeats Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.