Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 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||8000Hz||✗|
|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 refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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 of liquids 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 prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables 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 difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops sit well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Jabra Evolve2 Buds, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC 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 corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies 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 recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 vendor, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a 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.
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 for the first time.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and charging case.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, 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 that is 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.
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 intend 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 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.
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).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are better for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are better for recording 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 so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, 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 fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The 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 easily 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 comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another 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. The mute function means that you can 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 features are supported on the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too 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 following instruction manuals.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.