Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 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 WF 1000XM4||JBL Tune 225TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||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||6mm||12mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||105dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||20hours|
|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||4only|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings is the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sony WF 1000XM4's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a weight of 9.8g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the JBL Tune 225TWS with a difference -2.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, JBL Tune 225TWS are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 have sweat resistance
The 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 for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JBL Tune 225TWS have stereo speakers, what this means is that JBL Tune 225TWS's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4 and JBL Tune 225TWS have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero hence "diluting" the noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The JBL Tune 225TWS stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and JBL Tune 225TWS have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a unit size of 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JBL Tune 225TWS by 6mm , a common assumption 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 indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The JBL Tune 225TWS'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 WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
The JBL Tune 225TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JBL Tune 225TWS
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, 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 WF 1000XM4's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if 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 sound pressure level, with the use of 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 have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of JBL Tune 225TWS by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, 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 vendor, and the JBL Tune 225TWS's case is said to have a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows 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 JBL Tune 225TWS by 4 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the JBL Tune 225TWS's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JBL Tune 225TWS by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JBL Tune 225TWS support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JBL Tune 225TWS have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables 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, 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 WF 1000XM4 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. Since 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 225TWS will work fine with your iPad. 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 JBL Tune 225TWS have 4 microphones.
While the Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, equal to that of the JBL Tune 225TWS . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the desired sound.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have 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 be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a find earbuds feature.
The JBL Tune 225TWS support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. It's very 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 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
JBL Tune 225TWS have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support the mute function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
With the JBL Tune 225TWS, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
The JBL Tune 225TWS have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JBL Tune 225TWS come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.