Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
1More AeroSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony LinkBuds S||1More Aero|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX5|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5mm||10mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||21hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX5, the 1More Aero's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the 1More Aero, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, 1More Aero has a higher liquid rating than Sony LinkBuds S
The Sony LinkBuds S have a weight of 9.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, 1More Aero are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
1More Aero have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
1More Aero have stereo speakers, what this means is that 1More Aero's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The 1More Aero have ANC 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 sounds.
Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
1More Aero stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise while preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
1More Aero have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the loudness of the device.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of 1More Aero by 5mm , 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 indicate that they produce better quality sound.
1More Aero'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 alters the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The 1More Aero's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S generate a clearer and crispier treble than the 1More Aero
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The 1More Aero's battery life is 7 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of 1More Aero by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely 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 1More Aero's case has a full charge of 21 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.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of 1More Aero by 7 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Sony LinkBuds S's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
1More Aero have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
1More Aero support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
1More Aero have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the 1More Aero . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
1More Aero have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the 1More Aero
1More Aero support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 1More Aero will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Sony LinkBuds S 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
The 1More Aero have 6 microphones.
While the Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, equal to that of the 1More Aero . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The 1More Aero use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
1More Aero support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, 1More Aero support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
1More Aero support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
The Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
1More Aero have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Sony LinkBuds S, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The 1More Aero have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S too support voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
1More Aero come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.