Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||110dB/mW|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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|
|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||✓||✓|
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Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Ultimate Ears Drops have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When applied rightly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too are dustproof and water-resistant, which means that they can prevent water and dust from entering the interior of the devices keeping the interior components safe
Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers, what this means is that Ultimate Ears Drops's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they 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, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 0.8mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's sound pressure level measurement is 25dB/mW. How loud a device is can be taken 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 2 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the Ultimate Ears Drops's case is said to have a 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 9 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 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 well 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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).
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce 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 the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to locate them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a 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 option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
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 2 Pro too have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.