Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 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. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Devialet Gemini's rating is read as, the first number 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Devialet Gemini also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting 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 the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Devialet Gemini's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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, 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 Devialet Gemini and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Devialet Gemini have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Devialet Gemini driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, this implies that Devialet Gemini produce a juicier bass than the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, 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.
Devialet Gemini's sound pressure level measurement is 94dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be considered differently by different people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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 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 listening time. The effect is not 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 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 multiple times before recharging 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 charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Devialet Gemini's battery power is 55mAh, battery capacity, shows 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 put down on a supported charging pad.
Devialet Gemini also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Devialet Gemini too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Devialet Gemini too use 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 close proximity, 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. Because 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 , 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.
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 implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference from other devices.
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
The Devialet Gemini microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Devialet Gemini use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Devialet Gemini support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Devialet Gemini also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Devialet Gemini too 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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 easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Devialet Gemini also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Devialet Gemini also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.