Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Beats Fit 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||9.5mm||5mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Beats Fit Pro's rating for solids indicates 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.
Compared to the Beats Fit 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
Beats Fit Pro have a weight of 11.2g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are lighter than the Beats Fit Pro by -1.6g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Beats Fit Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Beats Fit Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Beats Fit Pro 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
Beats Fit Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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
ANC makes use of advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Beats Fit Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Beats Fit Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Beats Fit Pro have a unit size of 9.5mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The 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 Beats Fit Pro by 4.5mm , 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
The Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
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 generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The Beats Fit Pro's battery life is 7 hours, 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 Beats Fit Pro by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, 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 Beats Fit Pro's case is said to have a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 Beats Fit Pro by 7 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Sony LinkBuds S's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
The Beats Fit 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 earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Beats Fit Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Beats Fit Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, newer than that of Beats Fit Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Fit Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Fit Pro
Sony LinkBuds S 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony LinkBuds S will work well 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 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.
The Sony LinkBuds S have 6 microphones.
Beats Fit Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Beats Fit Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Beats Fit Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Beats Fit Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Beats Fit Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a control panel on them.
Beats Fit 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 following instruction manuals.
Beats Fit Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Beats Fit Pro come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.