Ultimate Ears UE FitsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 230NCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Ultimate Ears UE Fits||JBL Tune 230NC|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX3||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✗||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||105db/mw|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||30hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||4only|
|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||✓||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX3, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at up to 60° from vertical position for ten minutes.
In comparison to the Ultimate Ears UE Fits, JBL Tune 230NC have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Ultimate Ears UE Fits has a lower liquid rating than JBL Tune 230NC
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a weight of 7.94g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The JBL Tune 230NC, at 11.3g are heavier than the Ultimate Ears UE Fits by of 3.36g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables linking any part of the device together, Ultimate Ears UE Fits are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
JBL Tune 230NC also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits are resistant to sweat
JBL Tune 230NC's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Tune 230NC have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both JBL Tune 230NC and Ultimate Ears UE Fits have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both JBL Tune 230NC, and Ultimate Ears UE Fits have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
JBL Tune 230NC driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 4mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
JBL Tune 230NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Tune 230NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Ultimate Ears UE Fits's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JBL Tune 230NC's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud a device is can be taken differently by different persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Tune 230NC's battery life is more than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 2 hours . Each 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 vendor, and Ultimate Ears UE Fits's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Tune 230NC's charging case has a battery life of 30 hours, more than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 10 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Ultimate Ears UE Fits's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Tune 230NC takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 0.5 hours
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your earbuds and case.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Tune 230NC too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Tune 230NC has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Tune 230NC have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Ultimate Ears UE Fits
Ultimate Ears UE Fits support AAC, a codec 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits will work well with your MacBook. 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 JBL Tune 230NC 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 UE Fits 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 UE Fits have 2 microphones.
JBL Tune 230NC microphones are 4, more than that of Ultimate Ears UE Fits by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The JBL Tune 230NC have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The JBL Tune 230NC support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Ultimate Ears UE Fits support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 230NC also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
The JBL Tune 230NC too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Tune 230NC have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Tune 230NC also have a control panel on them.
Ultimate Ears UE Fits 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 following instruction manuals.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Tune 230NC too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
The Ultimate Ears UE Fits come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
JBL Tune 230NC too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.