Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Fit Pro||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||✗|
|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||9.5mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||101.3db/mw||110db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||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 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||✓||✓|
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IP ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Fit Pro's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Beats Fit Pro have a weight of 11.2g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Beats Fit Pro also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Beats Fit Pro too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If used rightly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Beats Fit Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The 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 Beats Fit Pro and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Beats Fit Pro have ANC 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 outcompete background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Beats Fit Pro driver unit is 9.5mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.3mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce 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.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Beats Fit Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Beats Fit Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, 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.
Beats Fit Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 101.3dB/mW. How loud something is can be perceived differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Beats Fit Pro have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Beats Fit Pro's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Beats Fit Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 12 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Beats Fit Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Beats Fit Pro's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Beats Fit Pro too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Beats Fit Pro too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Beats Fit Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Beats Fit Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops 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 the same bit rate.
Since its 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 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.
The Beats Fit Pro 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.
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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Beats Fit Pro have a latency of 70ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
The Beats Fit Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Beats Fit Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Beats Fit Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
The Beats Fit Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Beats Fit Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Fit Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Beats Fit Pro too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Beats Fit Pro also have a control panel on them.
Beats Fit Pro have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Beats Fit Pro also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Beats Fit Pro too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.