Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 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 WF 1000XM4|
|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||6mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||21hours||16hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||4only|
|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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Fit Pro'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 Beats Fit 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
The Beats Fit Pro have a weight of 11.2g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 41g are heavier than the Beats Fit Pro by of 29.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Beats Fit Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Beats Fit 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 more secure fit.
Beats Fit Pro have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Beats Fit Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Beats Fit Pro's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4 and Beats Fit Pro have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Beats Fit Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your chill time.
Beats Fit Pro sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds voice audio 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.
The Beats Fit Pro have a unit size of 9.5mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Beats Fit Pro by 3.5mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
The Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, when 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 SPL, 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 requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Beats Fit Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Beats Fit Pro's case has a full charge of 21 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Beats Fit Pro by 5 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM4's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Beats Fit Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Beats Fit Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Beats Fit Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, newer than that of Beats Fit Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Beats Fit Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM4 will work well with your iPad. 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have 4 microphones.
Beats Fit Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Beats Fit Pro have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to find them.
The Beats Fit Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 1 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Fit Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Beats Fit Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too 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.
The Beats Fit Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Beats Fit Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.