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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX7, the Mpow Flame S's rating is read as, the first value 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.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Mpow Flame S too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When applied rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Mpow Flame S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Mpow Flame S and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Mpow Flame S have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, 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.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Mpow Flame S's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 6 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the 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 several times before having to recharge the case itself.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Mpow Flame S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops use 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 movement between devices placed in close proximity, 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.
The 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 provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being 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 you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, 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.
The 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.
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).
Mpow Flame S support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as reducing interference 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).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Mpow Flame S have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Mpow Flame S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Mpow Flame S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
The Mpow Flame S too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Mpow Flame S support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
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 easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Mpow Flame S also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Mpow Flame S also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Mpow Flame S too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.