Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JLab Go AirSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP44, the JLab Go Air's rating is read as, the first value of 4 denotes that they are protected against objects greater than 1.0mm such as wire, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Compared to the JLab Go Air, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The JLab Go Air have a weight of 10g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 41g weigh more than the JLab Go Air by of 31g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Go Air 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 pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
JLab Go Air are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
JLab Go Air 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 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
JLab Go Air stay well in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The JLab Go Air have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Go Air by 2mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
JLab Go Air's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces 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 implies that both devices produce equal bass
JLab Go Air's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates high human frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony WF 1000XM4 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the JLab Go Air
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, JLab Go Air's measurement is 103dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JLab Go Air have neodymium magnets, if 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, using high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have it too, devices with these magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. It is also known that they have more bass and clearer high notes.
The JLab Go Air's battery life is 5 hours, 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 JLab Go Air by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, 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 JLab Go Air's case is said to have a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, more than that of JLab Go Air by 1 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the JLab Go Air's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the JLab Go Air
JLab Go Air's battery capacity is 43mAh, battery capacity, shows 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 supported charging pad.
JLab Go Air have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Sony WF 1000XM4 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The JLab Go Air have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of JLab Go Air . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
JLab Go Air have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM4 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 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.
JLab Go Air have 2 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, more than that of JLab Go Air by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JLab Go Air microphone sensitivity is measured at -38dBV/Pa. The magnitude of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the microphone can pick up.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 1 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The JLab Go Air, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a control panel on them.
JLab Go Air 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.
The JLab Go Air have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.