Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||20hours|
|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||4only|
|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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon|
JBL Tune 225TWS have a weight of 9.8g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tune 225TWS also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are reserved 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
The 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tune 225TWS and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
The Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Tune 225TWS, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2.8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, 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.
JBL Tune 225TWS's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud something is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get an objective 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JBL Tune 225TWS's battery life is less than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tune 225TWS's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 11 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 225TWS's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tune 225TWS too have 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 movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 225TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5, 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 Tune 225TWS 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. 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 well 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 JBL Tune 225TWS 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.
JBL Tune 225TWS microphones are 4, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
JBL Tune 225TWS too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JBL Tune 225TWS too have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tune 225TWS also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Tune 225TWS also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.