Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||JLab Go Air|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ip44|
|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||8mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||103db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||15hours|
|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||2only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating for solids indicates that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, and the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
JLab Go Air also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
JLab Go Air's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JLab Go Air also have stereo speakers
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both JLab Go Air, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means 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, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
JLab Go Air driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, 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.
JLab Go Air's sound pressure level measurement is 103dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be perceived differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
JLab Go Air's battery life is less than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
JLab Go Air's charging case has a battery life of 15 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 6 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JLab Go Air's battery power is 43mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible 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 status of your device and charging case.
JLab Go Air too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JLab Go Air has a Bluetooth version of 5, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JLab Go Air have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
JLab Go Air microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
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 them
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly 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 feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JLab Go Air too have a control panel on them.
The JLab Go Air 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 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
JLab Go Air too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.