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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||✗|
|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||9.2mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||110dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||9hours|
|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||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|has find earbuds feature||✗||✓|
|supports fast charging||✓||✓|
|has a mute function||✓||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✓||✓|
|has voice prompts||✓||✓|
|travel bag is included||✓||✓|
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Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP57, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX'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 the second value of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, making both Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX, and Ultimate Ears Drops similar in how loud their sound gets , many people have a misconception 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 produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears Drops's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Ultimate Ears Drops's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 11 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX's battery capacity is 70mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
While the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too 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 thirty minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX also have a control panel on them.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX have a warranty period of 3 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EX too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.