LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IP67, the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's rating for solids indicates that they are completely dust proof, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the LG Tone Free Fit TF8, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a higher liquid rating than Sony LinkBuds S
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a weight of 5.7g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are heavier than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 with a difference of 3.9g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 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
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Sony LinkBuds S too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 sit well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size determines the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 1mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S generate a clearer and crispier treble than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery life is 10 hours, 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 chanrgings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 4 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's case has a charge of 20 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 6 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 1 hours
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery power is 68mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 LG Tone Free Fit TF8 will work fine 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 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have 6 microphones.
Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, equal to that of the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the desired sound.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sony LinkBuds S too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S support the find earbuds feature.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S also support the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8, so you can easily 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.