Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g are heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live with a difference of 45.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 6mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 3 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 manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case has a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 12 hours
It requires 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 0.3 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.