JBL Tune 130NCSee 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||JBL Tune 130NC||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|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||10mm||5mm|
|sound pressure level||103db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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 level of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the JBL Tune 130NC'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 JBL Tune 130NC, 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
JBL Tune 130NC have a weight of 11.3g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the JBL Tune 130NC with a difference -1.7g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tune 130NC are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
JBL Tune 130NC are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The JBL Tune 130NC have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 130NC have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tune 130NC's 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 JBL Tune 130NC have stereo speakers
ANC uses advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The JBL Tune 130NC have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
JBL Tune 130NC sit well in place, creating a sound covering that tones down background noise while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The JBL Tune 130NC have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with 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 JBL Tune 130NC by 5mm , as many tend to believe 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 130NC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, 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 while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Tune 130NC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Tune 130NC
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 130NC's measurement is 103dB/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, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The JBL Tune 130NC'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 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 less than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the JBL Tune 130NC's case has a charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows 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 JBL Tune 130NC by 16 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 130NC's battery. It is recommended 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 Tune 130NC
The JBL Tune 130NC 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 case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
JBL Tune 130NC support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JBL Tune 130NC 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 JBL Tune 130NC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JBL Tune 130NC have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 130NC
JBL Tune 130NC support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JBL Tune 130NC will work well with your iPad. If you intend 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.
The 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.
JBL Tune 130NC have 4 microphones.
While the Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 130NC by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The JBL Tune 130NC have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
JBL Tune 130NC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, JBL Tune 130NC support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
The JBL Tune 130NC support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
JBL Tune 130NC have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support the mute function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The JBL Tune 130NC, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
JBL Tune 130NC have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also have voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The JBL Tune 130NC come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.