Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Tune 225TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony LinkBuds S||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||✗|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✗|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||105dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||20hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||4only|
|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 rating of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Sony LinkBuds S's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes 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.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the JBL Tune 225TWS with a difference -0.2g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JBL Tune 225TWS are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S have sweat resistance
JBL Tune 225TWS have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, 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) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Sony LinkBuds S have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
JBL Tune 225TWS sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
JBL Tune 225TWS driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines 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 225TWS by 7mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
JBL Tune 225TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Tune 225TWS
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JBL Tune 225TWS's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The JBL Tune 225TWS's battery life is 5 hours, these last less 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 requires fewer chargings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is more than that of JBL Tune 225TWS by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the JBL Tune 225TWS's case is said to have a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Tune 225TWS by 6 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 225TWS's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JBL Tune 225TWS
The JBL Tune 225TWS have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
JBL Tune 225TWS support USB TYPE-C, a 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 laptops, phones, and tablets.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have Bluetooth version of 5, 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, newer than that of JBL Tune 225TWS . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JBL Tune 225TWS
JBL Tune 225TWS support AAC, a codec that is 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 JBL Tune 225TWS will work well with your iPhone. 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.
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, providing high-resolution audio.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have 4 microphones.
The Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of JBL Tune 225TWS by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S support the find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 225TWS support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just 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 JBL Tune 225TWS have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The JBL Tune 225TWS, so you can 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.
JBL Tune 225TWS support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
The JBL Tune 225TWS come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.