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||Sony LinkBuds S||Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro|
|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||5mm||13mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||25hours|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's rating for solids indicates 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
Sony LinkBuds S have a weight of 9.6g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds .
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
Sony LinkBuds S too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment noise well as preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a unit size of 13mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio component makes high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly 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 allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
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 power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, a 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.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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 connecting 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides 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 fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
Sony LinkBuds S have 6 microphones.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
When lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S have a find earbuds feature.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S also support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
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.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a control panel on them.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.