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 given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection 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.
Compared 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, Skullcandy Indy Fuel has a lower liquid rating than Mpow Flame S
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Skullcandy Indy Fuel are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Mpow Flame S too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When 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, what this means is that Skullcandy Indy Fuel's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Mpow Flame S and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Mpow Flame S have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Mpow Flame S, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The 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 produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel'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 while at it.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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.
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 commonly 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 . Each 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case has a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully 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 alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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.
Mpow Flame S has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
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. Because 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 well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The 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, providing high-resolution audio.
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).
Mpow Flame S use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
Mpow Flame S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Mpow Flame S have a find earbuds feature.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Mpow Flame S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Mpow Flame S also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Mpow Flame S also have a control panel on them.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Mpow Flame S too support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Mpow Flame S too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.