Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Jabra Evolve2 BudsSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Jabra Evolve2 Buds|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP54|
|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||6mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/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||20meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||6only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||8000Hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||80Hz|
|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 given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a weight of 10.8g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds with a difference -3.7g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Jabra Evolve2 Buds are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is designed 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4 and Jabra Evolve2 Buds have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for flights and morning travels. The Jabra Evolve2 Buds and Sony WF 1000XM4 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Jabra Evolve2 Buds have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Jabra Evolve2 Buds similar in how loud their sound gets , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Jabra Evolve2 Buds's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Jabra Evolve2 Buds
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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, 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, using high magnetic flux.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Jabra Evolve2 Buds's case is said to have a charge of 21 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 5 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Jabra Evolve2 Buds's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a 20meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 10meters
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds will work well with your MacBook. If you intend 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 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 can reach a 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 Evolve2 Buds have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Jabra Evolve2 Buds by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds'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 Evolve2 Buds's lowest mic frequency is 80Hz, low frequencies are better for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
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 be found in your bag, the Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. It's very 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 just 30 minutes.
The Jabra Evolve2 Buds support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Jabra Evolve2 Buds . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the Jabra Evolve2 Buds, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 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.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Jabra Evolve2 Buds come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.