Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||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||6mm||10.6mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||92dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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.
In comparison to the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, Sony WF 1000XM4 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by -4.9g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used 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 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4 and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a unit size of 10.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 4.6mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have a way of getting a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro'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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 8 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support it as well, LDAC, can automatically change to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have 6 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications from another device.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a control panel on them.
The 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.
Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.