Devialet GeminiSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Devialet Gemini||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||10mm||5mm|
|sound pressure level||94dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||2only||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|
IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Devialet Gemini'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.
In comparison to the Devialet Gemini, 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
The Devialet Gemini have a weight of 8g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh more than the Devialet Gemini with a difference of 1.6g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Devialet Gemini are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Devialet Gemini have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
Devialet Gemini 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 Devialet Gemini have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Devialet Gemini 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.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Devialet Gemini sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Devialet Gemini have passive noise reduction this implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Devialet Gemini driver unit is 10mm 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 device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Devialet Gemini by 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Devialet Gemini's lowest frequency is at 5Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that Devialet Gemini make sound with a juicier bass than the Sony LinkBuds S
Devialet Gemini's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Devialet Gemini
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Devialet Gemini's measurement is 94dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Devialet Gemini's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is equal to that of the Devialet Gemini . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the Devialet Gemini's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Devialet Gemini by 4 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Devialet Gemini's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 0.5 hours
Devialet Gemini's battery capacity is 55mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Devialet Gemini, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Devialet Gemini have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Devialet Gemini use USB TYPE-C, a 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 Devialet Gemini have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Devialet Gemini . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Devialet Gemini have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Devialet Gemini
Devialet Gemini 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Devialet Gemini will work well with your iPad. If you are planning 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Devialet Gemini 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 Devialet Gemini have 2 microphones.
The Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of Devialet Gemini by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Devialet Gemini have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
Devialet Gemini support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 hear traffic.
Devialet Gemini support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Devialet Gemini have a find earbuds feature.
Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
The Devialet Gemini support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the 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 30 minutes.
Sony LinkBuds S have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Devialet Gemini, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
The Devialet Gemini have a warranty period of 2 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 Devialet Gemini support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
The Devialet Gemini come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.