Nothing Ear 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nothing Ear 2||Sony WF 1000XM3|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||✗|
|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||11.6mm||6mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||24hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✗||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP54, the Nothing Ear 2's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
The Nothing Ear 2 have a weight of 9g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Sony WF 1000XM3, at 17g weigh more than the Nothing Ear 2 with a difference of 8g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 2 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Nothing Ear 2 are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nothing Ear 2 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 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.
Nothing Ear 2 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony WF 1000XM3 and Nothing Ear 2 have stereo speakers
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
Nothing Ear 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
Nothing Ear 2 sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Nothing Ear 2 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, the unit size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nothing Ear 2 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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Nothing Ear 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Nothing Ear 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
Nothing Ear 2's battery life is 6 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 longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is more than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and Nothing Ear 2's case is said to have a charge of 30 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 WF 1000XM3's charging case has a battery life of 24 hours, less than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 6 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 2's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Sony WF 1000XM3 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 2.5 hours
Nothing Ear 2's battery capacity is 33mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Nothing Ear 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Nothing Ear 2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Nothing Ear 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM3 has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Nothing Ear 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nothing Ear 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2
Nothing Ear 2 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 Nothing Ear 2 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
The Nothing Ear 2 have 6 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM3 microphones are 4, less than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background sounds.
Nothing Ear 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too use a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Nothing Ear 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -40dBV/Pa. The vastness 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 recognize.
The Nothing Ear 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Nothing Ear 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Nothing Ear 2 have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
Nothing Ear 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Nothing Ear 2 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Nothing Ear 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 also support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Nothing Ear 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony WF 1000XM3 too have a control panel on them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
The Nothing Ear 2 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 too support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Nothing Ear 2 come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a cover can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.