Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ip68|
|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||9.2mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||99db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||16hours|
|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||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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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Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. 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 resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP68, the JBL Reflect Aero TWS's rating is read as, the first number of 6 denotes that they are completely dust proof, and the second number of 8 means that they are protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water, ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible. Conditions should be more severe than for numeral 7..
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a weight of 13g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
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 have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When applied correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
JBL Reflect Aero TWS'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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too are dustproof and water-resistant, which means that they can prevent water and dust from entering the interior of the devices and damaging the interior components
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 JBL Reflect Aero TWS and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2.4mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate 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 component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices produce 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective 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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 7 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery. It is recommended to fully charge 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 supported charging pad.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
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 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.
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.
While the JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 still want to be able to hear traffic.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly 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.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.