Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 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 refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the BLX Earbuds Gen 1'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.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 have a weight of 44.5g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , 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 BLX Earbuds Gen 1 and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Ultimate Ears Drops stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm 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, its size determines the sound made by the device.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device 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 make sound with equal bass
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery life is less than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 is said to have a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge 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 highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, 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.
The 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work well with your MacBook. 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 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.
While 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 noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops 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 having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
BLX Earbuds Gen 1 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.