Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Evolve2 Buds||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||✗|
|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||6mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||110db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||9hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||20meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||80hz||✗|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Jabra Evolve2 Buds, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 3.2mm , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The 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 alters the signal on its way through.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, 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.
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 have to charge the device less often.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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 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 having to recharge the case itself.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 12 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a maximum range of 20meters, longer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 10meters
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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are better for picking up bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Jabra Evolve2 Buds too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just 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, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have a control panel on them.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.