Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP68, the JBL Reflect Aero TWS's rating is read as, the first value 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..
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a weight of 13g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two 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.
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. If used as directed, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
JBL Reflect Aero TWS'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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices keeping the interior components safe
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2.4mm , many people have a misconception 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 produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS'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 measures if and how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 99dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get 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 usually 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 earbuds, 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 vendor, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops support 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 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its 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 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 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.
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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also 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 is charged to 50% in just 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. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' 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 device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.