Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ultimate Ears Drops
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro||Ultimate Ears Drops|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||✗|
|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||11mm||9.2mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||110db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||29hours||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 refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second number 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 Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a weight of 10g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears Drops are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the two earbuds together.
The Ultimate Ears Drops come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Ultimate Ears Drops are resistant to sweat
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Ultimate Ears Drops are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too are dustproof and water-resistant, thus preventing water and dust from entering the interior of the devices keeping the interior components safe
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.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Ultimate Ears Drops sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and Ultimate Ears Drops have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC 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 the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 1.8mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
The Ultimate Ears Drops's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Ultimate Ears Drops's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Ultimate Ears Drops
SPL, is the pressure level 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 for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 3 hours . Every 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and 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 multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears Drops by 20 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery capacity is 53mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Ultimate Ears Drops, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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 Redmi Buds 4 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 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 well with your iPhone. 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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).
Ultimate Ears Drops have 2 microphones.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 noise.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
Ultimate Ears Drops support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Ultimate Ears Drops support the find earbuds feature.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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.
The Ultimate Ears Drops support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears Drops . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another connected device.
Ultimate Ears Drops have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears Drops have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Ultimate Ears Drops come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.