Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Nothing Ear 1|
|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||11.6mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||29hours|
|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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rank of protection offered by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Nothing Ear 1's rating is read as, the first number 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.
Compared to the Nothing Ear 1, 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 Nothing Ear 1 have a weight of 9.4g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the Nothing Ear 1 by -2.3g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 1 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nothing Ear 1 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nothing Ear 1's speakers deliver sound from independent 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 of incoming noise and after inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Nothing Ear 1 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 outcompete background noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Nothing Ear 1 stay tightly in place, creating a sound covering that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Nothing Ear 1 have passive noise reduction which implies that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a unit size of 11.6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size dictates the sound made by the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 5.6mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates 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 implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Nothing Ear 1
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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, if used in earbuds 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, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Nothing Ear 1's battery life is 5 hours, these last less 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Nothing Ear 1's case is said to have a charge of 29 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Nothing Ear 1 by 13 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge 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, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 1
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
Nothing Ear 1 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Nothing Ear 1 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nothing Ear 1 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 Nothing Ear 1 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nothing Ear 1 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 1
Sony WF 1000XM4 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM4 will work well with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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, which provides 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.
Nothing Ear 1 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 1 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device 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 saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Nothing Ear 1 have a find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to locate them.
The Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
With the Nothing Ear 1, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Nothing Ear 1 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.