Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go Air PopSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||JLab Go Air Pop|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||103db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||24hours|
|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 a casing, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the JLab Go Air Pop's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
The JLab Go Air Pop have a weight of 7.4g . We take in account a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
JLab Go Air Pop also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
JLab Go Air Pop's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JLab Go Air Pop have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JLab Go Air Pop and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Ultimate Ears Drops sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both JLab Go Air Pop, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 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 device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
JLab Go Air Pop driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 3.2mm , 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 yes, larger drivers are capable of generating 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 inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
JLab Go Air Pop's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JLab Go Air Pop's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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 Pop's sound pressure level measurement is 103dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken 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 for a single charge. 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 Pop's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and 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 recharging the case itself.
JLab Go Air Pop's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 15 hours
It requires 2.2 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air Pop's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JLab Go Air Pop's battery power is 43mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JLab Go Air Pop too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine 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 in a single cable.
JLab Go Air Pop 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JLab Go Air Pop has a Bluetooth version of 5.1, 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 Pop 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 iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The JLab Go Air Pop 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.
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 JLab Go Air Pop microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
JLab Go Air Pop microphone sensitivity is measured at -42dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 sound that the microphone can recognize.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
JLab Go Air Pop too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 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 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 JLab Go Air Pop also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can 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.
The JLab Go Air Pop also have a control panel on them.
The JLab Go Air Pop 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 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
JLab Go Air Pop also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
JLab Go Air Pop also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.