Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Marshall Minor IIISee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||Marshall Minor III|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX4|
|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||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||2only|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✗|
|has in/on-ear detection||✗||✓|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Marshall Minor III's rating for solids indicates 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.
Marshall Minor III have a weight of 8g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Marshall Minor III also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are reserved 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
Marshall Minor III's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
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.
Both Marshall Minor III and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Ultimate Ears Drops stay well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Marshall Minor III driver unit is 12mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2.8mm , as many tend to believe 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 deliver better quality sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Marshall Minor III's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Marshall Minor III's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure 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.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Marshall Minor III'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 not 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 manufacturer, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a full charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Marshall Minor III's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 16 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Marshall Minor III'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 compatible charging pad.
Marshall Minor III also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and case.
Marshall Minor III too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Marshall Minor III too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Marshall Minor III 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.
Marshall Minor III 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work well with your MacBook. If you intend 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).
The Marshall Minor III support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Marshall Minor III microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
Marshall Minor III have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Marshall Minor III support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
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. Say, 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 feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Marshall Minor III also support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Marshall Minor III too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Marshall Minor III too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the device.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Marshall Minor III also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.