JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC
|Sony WF 1000XM3
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|has an earbud foam
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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IP ratings is the rating of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP66, the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's rating is read as, the first value of 6 denotes that they are completely dust proof, and the second number of 6 means that they can withstand high pressure jet that's 12.5mm diameter, similar to fire hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 meters..
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a weight of 20g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
Sony WF 1000XM3, at 17g weigh less than the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC with a difference -3g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. If applied rightly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC are resistant to sweat
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero hence "diluting" the noise.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have Active Noise Cancellation 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 travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 2mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC 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 sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have it, devices with these magnets are lighter and more powerful . It is also known that they produce more bass and clearer high notes.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's battery life is 15 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 WF 1000XM3's battery life is less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 7 hours . Every 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's case is said to have a charge of 55 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 WF 1000XM3's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 31 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM3 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 0.5 hours
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's battery power is 120mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC 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 device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM3 has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC will work well with your MacBook. 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 WF 1000XM3 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 WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF 1000XM3 microphones are 4, less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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 can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a control panel on them.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC 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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2Years, equal to that of the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC .
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the device.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.