Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi FlipBuds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Ultimate Ears Drops
|Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro
|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 a noise-canceling microphone
|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
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro'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.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a weight of 12.2g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting 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 as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops have sweat resistance
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 separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro and Ultimate Ears Drops have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 outcompete background noise.
The Ultimate Ears Drops stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a unit size of 9.2mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.8mm , 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.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
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.
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 commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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.
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 allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 21 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 12 hours
It requires 0.52 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a supported charging pad.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Ultimate Ears Drops use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro 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 provides 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 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 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).
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support APTX Adaptive as well which implies that both can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio from other devices.
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops have a find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Xiaomi FlipBuds 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 just 30 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.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Ultimate Ears Drops, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Xiaomi FlipBuds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.