Audio Technica ATH CKS50TWSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW||Sony LinkBuds S|
|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||9mm||5mm|
|sound pressure level||110db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8,000hz||✗|
|lowest mic frequency||100hz||✗|
|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 dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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.
In comparison to the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, 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
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a weight of 16g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are lighter than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by -6.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your chill time.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW driver unit is 9mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the device.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 4mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW can produce a juicier bass than the Sony LinkBuds S
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if 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 sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery life is 20 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 14 hours . Every 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.
This is given by the vendor, and Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's case has a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 16 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully 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, less than that of Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW by 1 hours
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW 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 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW 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 Sony LinkBuds S have 6 microphones.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's highest mic frequency is 8,000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
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 what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sony LinkBuds S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S have a find earbuds feature.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have a control panel on them.
Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Audio Technica ATH CKS50TW come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.