Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|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||11mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||21hours|
|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||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 is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as 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 number 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.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g are heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a difference of 1.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the two earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 1mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 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 more battery hours, 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 1 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 vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 3 hours
It requires 0.52 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support fast charging. It's very 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally 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 functions are supported on the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.