Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Mpow Flame SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||Mpow Flame S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✗|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||9.2mm||✗|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||✗|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✗|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✓|
|has aptx low latency||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|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|
IP ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX7, the Mpow Flame S's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Mpow Flame S too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. If used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Mpow Flame S also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Mpow Flame S have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Mpow Flame S, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass. A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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.
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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 6 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Mpow Flame S 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Mpow Flame S 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 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 fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
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).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
Mpow Flame S support APTX Low Latency, a codec developed by Qualcomm. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 technology to provide low latency audio (around 40ms), which is useful when you want to avoid audio lag for example when playing games.
The Mpow Flame S 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.
Mpow Flame S use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Mpow Flame S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Mpow Flame S also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
The Mpow Flame S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, 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 earbuds.
The Mpow Flame S too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Mpow Flame S too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Mpow Flame S too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.