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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Beats Studio Buds +
|Sony WF 1000XM3
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has an earbud foam
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Beats Studio Buds +'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.
Beats Studio Buds + have a weight of 6.1g . We take in account a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, at 17g weigh more than the Beats Studio Buds + with a difference of 10.9g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Beats Studio Buds + are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also is true wireless because it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Beats Studio Buds + are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Beats Studio Buds + have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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 1000XM3 and Beats Studio Buds + have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Beats Studio Buds + 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have ANC making both earbuds ideal for flights and morning commutes. The Beats Studio Buds + and Sony WF 1000XM3 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Beats Studio Buds + stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Beats Studio Buds + have a unit size of 8.2mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 2.2mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Beats Studio Buds +'s lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Beats Studio Buds +'s highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Beats Studio Buds +'s measurement is 100dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Beats Studio Buds +'s battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually 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 1000XM3's battery life is less than that of Beats Studio Buds + 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Beats Studio Buds +'s case is said to have a full charge of 27 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM3's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 3 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Beats Studio Buds +'s battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM3 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 1.5 hours
The Beats Studio Buds + have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Beats Studio Buds + support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Beats Studio Buds + have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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 1000XM3 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Beats Studio Buds + . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Beats Studio Buds +
Beats Studio Buds + support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Beats Studio Buds + will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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 Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Beats Studio Buds + have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF 1000XM3 microphones are 4, less than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Beats Studio Buds + use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Beats Studio Buds + support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Beats Studio Buds + support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sony WF 1000XM3 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Beats Studio Buds + support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Beats Studio Buds + support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a multipoint of 2 connections, this 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Beats Studio Buds + have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Beats Studio Buds +, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 also have a control panel on them.
Beats Studio Buds + 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2Years, more than that of Beats Studio Buds + by 1 Years .
Beats Studio Buds + have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Beats Studio Buds + come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.