Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Endurance Peak 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony LinkBuds S||JBL Endurance Peak 2|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||93dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||24hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||2only|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX7, the JBL Endurance Peak 2's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison to the JBL Endurance Peak 2, 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, Sony LinkBuds S has a lower liquid rating than JBL Endurance Peak 2
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a weight of 26g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the JBL Endurance Peak 2 with a difference -16.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Endurance Peak 2 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JBL Endurance Peak 2 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 LinkBuds S and JBL Endurance Peak 2 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and JBL Endurance Peak 2 have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the sound made by the device.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 5mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
JBL Endurance Peak 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, 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 JBL Endurance Peak 2's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Endurance Peak 2
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Endurance Peak 2's measurement is 93dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2'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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is equal to that of the JBL Endurance Peak 2 . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 JBL Endurance Peak 2's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 10 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Endurance Peak 2's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Endurance Peak 2
JBL Endurance Peak 2's battery power is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have Bluetooth version of 5, 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 LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Endurance Peak 2
JBL Endurance Peak 2 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Endurance Peak 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high-resolution audio.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 have 2 microphones.
Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Endurance Peak 2 by 4 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the microphone can recognize.
Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Sony LinkBuds S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. This kind is 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 thirty minutes.
Sony LinkBuds S have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have a control panel on them.
The JBL Endurance Peak 2 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
JBL Endurance Peak 2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.