Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||LG Tone Free Fit TF8|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IP67|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||6mm|
|sound pressure level||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||6only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP67, the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's rating is read as, the first number of 6 denotes 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.
In comparison to the LG Tone Free Fit TF8, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony WF 1000XM4 has a lower liquid rating than LG Tone Free Fit TF8
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a weight of 5.7g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh more than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by of 1.4g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have 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 have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have stereo speakers, what this means is that LG Tone Free Fit TF8's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4 and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 stay well in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 imply that they produce better quality sound.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies 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 can make sound with equal bass
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates 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 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the LG Tone Free Fit TF8
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sony WF 1000XM4'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 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 generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery life is 10 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 2 hours . Every 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.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's case has a full charge of 20 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 4 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery. It is recommended 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, more than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 0.5 hours
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery power is 68mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 28mAh
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have 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 WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , 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.
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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing 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.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of LG Tone Free Fit TF8 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
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 when wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 support the find earbuds feature.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
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 thirty minutes.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another connected device.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support this function. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the LG Tone Free Fit TF8, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when 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 earbuds openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.