Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11mm||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||20hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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 level of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nothing Ear 1'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 Nothing Ear 1, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Nothing Ear 1 has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
The Nothing Ear 1 have a weight of 9.4g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh more than the Nothing Ear 1 with a difference of 3.2g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 1 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the pair of earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the two earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nothing Ear 1 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro and Nothing Ear 1 have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Nothing Ear 1 and Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Nothing Ear 1 stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds voice audio from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Nothing Ear 1 have a unit size of 11.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 0.6mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is 5 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is more than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 3 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Nothing Ear 1's case is said to have a full charge of 29 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 9 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 0.5 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Nothing Ear 1 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Nothing Ear 1 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Nothing Ear 1 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nothing Ear 1 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 1
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support AAC, a codec that is 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.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 Nothing Ear 1 have 6 microphones.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 1 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Nothing Ear 1 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The amount of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a measure of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the voice that the earbud microphone can pick up.
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 1 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Nothing Ear 1 have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Nothing Ear 1, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals.
If covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a warranty period of 2Years, more than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 1 Years .
Nothing Ear 1 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Nothing Ear 1 come with a 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.