Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Elite 7 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Jabra Elite 7 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP57|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||✗||1meters|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||24hours|
|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||8only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP57, the Jabra Elite 7 Pro's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes 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.
In comparison to the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony WF 1000XM4 has a lower liquid rating than Jabra Elite 7 Pro
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a weight of 10.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro with a difference -3.7g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Jabra Elite 7 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Jabra Elite 7 Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, 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 to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 diving.
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Jabra Elite 7 Pro similar in how loud their sound gets , a common assumption 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 mean that they produce better quality sound.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro'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 on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony WF 1000XM4 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Elite 7 Pro
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sony WF 1000XM4's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
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 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 given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of Jabra Elite 7 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the 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 several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 8 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM4's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have 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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 7 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Jabra Elite 7 Pro
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 the same 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 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.
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.
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. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro have 8 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Jabra Elite 7 Pro by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro's highest mic frequency is 8000Hz, high frequencies are best for picking up treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its upper limiting frequency.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Jabra Elite 7 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to find them.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a 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 manually disconnect and reconnect.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Jabra Elite 7 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you 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 running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Jabra Elite 7 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.