Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Mpow Flame S||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP55|
|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||✗||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||✗||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx low latency||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||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 is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 the second value of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
In comparison to the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, Mpow Flame S have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Mpow Flame S has a higher liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Skullcandy Indy Fuel are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 more secure fit.
Mpow Flame S too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If used rightly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S'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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Mpow Flame S have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Mpow Flame S, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is 3 hours, these last less 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 9 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely 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 the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case is said to have a charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
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 for the first time.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Mpow Flame S have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Mpow Flame S will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning 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.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Mpow Flame S have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Mpow Flame S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Mpow Flame S have a find earbuds feature.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Mpow Flame S support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Mpow Flame S too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S also have a control panel on them.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Mpow Flame S also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.