Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||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||13mm||5mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||25hours||14hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||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 is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Sony LinkBuds S have a weight of 9.6g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro'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 LinkBuds S and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro driver unit is 13mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 8mm , 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 mean that they deliver better quality sound.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
The Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, a device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, 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 the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's case has a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 11 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 60mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, these allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, 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, equal to that of the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
Sony LinkBuds S 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 a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony LinkBuds S will work well with your MacBook. 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 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, providing high-resolution audio.
The Sony LinkBuds S have 6 microphones.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
Sony LinkBuds S have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S support the find earbuds feature.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.