Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||Nuraphone NuraTrue|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX4|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||108dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||18hours|
|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 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 rank 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 say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
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 case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 Nuraphone NuraTrue and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Nuraphone NuraTrue, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise without 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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Nuraphone NuraTrue driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.8mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate 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 a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's sound pressure level measurement is 108dB/mW. The sound pressure level, something is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery life is equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Each 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a full 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 9 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Nuraphone NuraTrue too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Nuraphone NuraTrue too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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.
Being 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 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.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
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. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue also support the mute function. It 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 functions are supported on the device.
Nuraphone NuraTrue too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue too have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nuraphone NuraTrue too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.