Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro||Skullcandy Indy Fuel|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||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||11mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||27hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating is read as, the first value 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 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.
In comparison to the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a lower liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, at 12.2g weigh less than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel by -44.8g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Skullcandy Indy Fuel are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
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.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds 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 find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular 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 highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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 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 more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case is said to have a 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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, less than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 6 hours
It takes 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 in storage for extended periods.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro takes 0.52 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 0.22 hours
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
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 Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have 6 microphones.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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 Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a control panel on them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.