Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Beats Fit ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Beats Fit 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||9.5mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||101.3db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✓|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||21hours|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level 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 such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Fit 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 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
Beats Fit Pro have a weight of 11.2g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the Beats Fit Pro by -4.1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Beats Fit Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Beats Fit Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Beats Fit Pro have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as 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.
Beats Fit Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Beats Fit Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4 and Beats Fit Pro have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Beats Fit Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Beats Fit Pro and Sony WF 1000XM4 work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Beats Fit Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Beats Fit Pro have a unit size of 9.5mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, its size dictates 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 , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Beats Fit Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
Beats Fit Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Beats Fit Pro
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Fit Pro's measurement is 101.3dB/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. The sound pressure level, a device is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
Beats Fit Pro 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 sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have it too, devices with these magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. It is also known that they have more bass and clearer high notes.
The Beats Fit Pro's battery life is 7 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Beats Fit Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Beats Fit Pro's case has a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life 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 hours to fully charge the Beats Fit Pro's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Beats Fit Pro by 0.5 hours
Beats Fit Pro's battery power is 55mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Beats Fit Pro by 15mAh
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Beats Fit Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Beats Fit Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Beats Fit Pro have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement 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.
The Beats Fit Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Fit Pro
Beats Fit Pro support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because 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 Beats Fit Pro will work fine 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 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.
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, providing high-resolution audio.
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. Beats Fit Pro have a latency of 70ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms. In the audio field, latency is another word for a delay.
The Beats Fit Pro have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Beats Fit Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
Beats Fit Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Beats Fit Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Beats Fit Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
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 too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
Beats Fit Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. It's very 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 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily 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 Beats Fit Pro . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another connected device.
Beats Fit Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Beats Fit Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
Beats Fit Pro come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.