Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||✗|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, 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).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a difference of 46g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices keeping the interior components safe
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound made by the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 4mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates 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 means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 requires fewer chargings.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case has a charge of 18 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 9 hours
It requires 0.3 hours to fully charge the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 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, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work well 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.