Bose QuietComfort Earbuds IISee price on Amazon
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||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II||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||9.3mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||110dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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||8only||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 is the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II'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.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a weight of 12.5g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. If applied correctly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal 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, what this means is that Ultimate Ears Drops's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The 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 the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.1mm , 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 9 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 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 intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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).
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 6 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 without missing notifications from another device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the mute function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.