Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 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 WF 1000XM4||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||6mm||13mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||25hours|
|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||✗|
|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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring 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 the second number of 4 means that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
In comparison to the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro, Sony WF 1000XM4 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 WF 1000XM4 have a weight of 7.1g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The earbud foam is made 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have an earbud foam, meaning that by design they rest on the outer concha ridge of your ear, located in the center of your outer ear.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro 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
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes either of the earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that you prefer for commute or that enhances your chill time.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a unit size of 13mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 7mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 can generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, 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.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery life is 9 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 1 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 9 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 unused for extended periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 0.5 hours
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 60mAh, 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 Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro by 20mAh
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-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 electronics.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 WF 1000XM4 will work well 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 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, 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have 4 microphones.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM4 support the find earbuds feature.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too 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 can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link 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.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but 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 functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Nokia Clarity Earbuds 2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.