Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.3 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||BLX Earbuds Gen 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||13.5hours|
|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||2only||2only|
|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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon|
IP ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a weight of 44.5g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have 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 are resistant to sweat
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have stereo speakers
Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both BLX Earbuds Gen 1, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, 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.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's charging case has a battery life of 13.5 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4.5 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you 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 through a single cable.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide 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 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.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 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).
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
The BLX Earbuds Gen 1 microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.