Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears Drops||Technics EAH AZ60|
|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||8mm|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||9hours||25hours|
|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||8only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has ambient sound mode||✓||✓|
|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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60's rating for solids indicates 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.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60 also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Technics EAH AZ60'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, what this means is that Ultimate Ears Drops's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Technics EAH AZ60 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Technics EAH AZ60, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this implies that both 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, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by the device.
Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates 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 an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing 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 manufacturer, and Ultimate Ears Drops's case has a charge of 9 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Technics EAH AZ60's charging case has a battery life of 25 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 16 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
The Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Technics EAH AZ60 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Technics EAH AZ60 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have Bluetooth version of 4.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Technics EAH AZ60 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears Drops . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Technics EAH AZ60 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. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same 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 Technics EAH AZ60 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 Technics EAH AZ60 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, providing 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).
The Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
While the Technics EAH AZ60 microphones are 8, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 6 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Technics EAH AZ60 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Technics EAH AZ60 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Technics EAH AZ60 also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Technics EAH AZ60 also have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Technics EAH AZ60 also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Technics EAH AZ60 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.