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Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX2||✗|
|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|
|sound pressure level||✗||110dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||9hours|
|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||6only||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||✓||✓|
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IP ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus'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 drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When applied rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's resistance to sweat makes both devices good 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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
The Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops driver unit is 9.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
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 before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 13 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
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 case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops
Ultimate Ears Drops support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears Drops will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when 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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
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 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 device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.