Jabra Elite 7 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Jabra Elite 7 Pro||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IP57||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||5mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||8only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✗|
|highest mic frequency||8000Hz||✗|
|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 refer to the level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IP57, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony LinkBuds S has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 7 Pro
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro by -1.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 7 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it has no cables connecting the two earbuds .
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Jabra Elite 7 Pro 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.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
Jabra Elite 7 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
ANC makes use of advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Jabra Elite 7 Pro and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Jabra Elite 7 Pro have passive noise reduction this means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 1mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro
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 produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro'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 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 LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 Jabra Elite 7 Pro's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 10 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 when they have been unused for long periods.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 7 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 7 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony LinkBuds S will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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, which provides high-resolution audio.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have 8 microphones.
Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are better for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S 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.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sony LinkBuds S 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 be found in your bag, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S also support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a control panel on them.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.