Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||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||10mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||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||2only||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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Devialet Gemini's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Devialet Gemini have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Devialet Gemini also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Devialet Gemini's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Devialet Gemini and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The Devialet Gemini have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Devialet Gemini, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
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 basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Devialet Gemini driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.8mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate 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 measures if and how well an audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this means that Devialet Gemini produce a juicier bass than the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
SPL, 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.
Devialet Gemini's sound pressure level measurement is 94dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Devialet Gemini's battery life is equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a full 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.
Devialet Gemini's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 9 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Devialet Gemini's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Devialet Gemini also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Devialet Gemini too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Devialet Gemini too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Devialet Gemini has a Bluetooth version of 5, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Devialet Gemini 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 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 fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Devialet Gemini 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).
Devialet Gemini support APTX Adaptive as well which means both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
While the Devialet Gemini microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Devialet Gemini have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
The Devialet Gemini also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
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 fully charge a device.
Also the Devialet Gemini too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Devialet Gemini also have a control panel on them.
The Devialet Gemini have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Devialet Gemini also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Devialet Gemini too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.