Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10.6mm||5mm|
|sound pressure level||92db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|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 is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro'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 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, 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, they both have the same rating against liquids
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a weight of 12g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by -2.4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 device volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro and Sony LinkBuds S work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a unit size of 10.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 5.6mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low recognizable frequencies 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 Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's measurement is 92dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery life is 8 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 have to charge the device less often.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 2 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 have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 10 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support AAC, a codec that is 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
Sony LinkBuds S support it as well, LDAC, can automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, this 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.