Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 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 Pro||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IP55|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating for solids indicates 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 of liquids 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a higher liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh less than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel by -44.4g
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 wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too are dustproof and water-resistant, which means that they can prevent water and dust from entering the interior of the devices keeping the interior components safe
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for diving.
ANC utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel stay well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 5mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case is said to have a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 7 hours
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 0.7 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support AAC, a codec that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The vastness of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support this function. It 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 earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.