Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first number of 4 denotes that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, and of liquids 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 prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
True wireless devices 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 a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JLab Go Air also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are reserved 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 fit 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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JLab Go Air also have stereo speakers
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise while preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices 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 basically a mini speaker 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 , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component 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
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices 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.
JLab Go Air's sound pressure level measurement is 103dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, 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 playing 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 manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
JLab Go Air's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery power, represents 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 shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
JLab Go Air too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
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 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 MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
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.
JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
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 support the find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The JLab Go Air also 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
JLab Go Air too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.