Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 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|
IP ratings refer to the rating of protection offered by a casing, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nothing Ear 1's rating for solids indicates 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 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 prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Nothing Ear 1 by -2.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 1 are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 have sweat resistance
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
The earbud foam is designed 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour travels. The Nothing Ear 1 and Sony WF 1000XM4 work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
The Nothing Ear 1 sit well in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces background noise well as preventing the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 5.6mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 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 SPL, using high magnetic flux.
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 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 WF 1000XM4'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 playing 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 charge of 29 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several 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 requires 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.
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 power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
Nothing Ear 1 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging status of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Nothing Ear 1 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in 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.
The Nothing Ear 1 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 WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 1 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The 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. 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 WF 1000XM4 will work well with your iPhone. 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.
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, 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.
The Nothing Ear 1 have 6 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Nothing Ear 1 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
The Nothing Ear 1 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
Nothing Ear 1 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Nothing Ear 1 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when 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 improving your listening experience.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Nothing Ear 1 support the 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 help you locate them.
The Nothing Ear 1 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
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 is charged to 50% in 30 minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Nothing Ear 1, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also 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. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Nothing Ear 1 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting 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.