Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Ultimate Ears Drops
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx adaptive
|number of microphones
|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
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IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
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 a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts 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 fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Nuraphone NuraTrue, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this implies that both reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of 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 yes, larger drivers can generate 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 measures if and how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's sound pressure level measurement is 108dB/mW. How loud something is can be perceived 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 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 requires fewer chargings.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery life is equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Each time you recharge your device, 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 many 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 takes 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Nuraphone NuraTrue too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops support 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 is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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.
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. Since 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 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.
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).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
While the Nuraphone NuraTrue microphones are 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Nuraphone NuraTrue 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, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them 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 reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Nuraphone NuraTrue too support fast charging. This kind is 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 30 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. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The 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 are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue also support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Nuraphone NuraTrue also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.