Nothing Ear 2See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Nothing Ear 2||Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ip54||ip54|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||11.6mm||11mm|
|battery life of charging case||30hours||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|
IP 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 say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP54, the Nothing Ear 2's rating for solids indicates 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 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 2, Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a rating of IP54 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
The Nothing Ear 2 have a weight of 9g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, at 10g weigh more than the Nothing Ear 2 by of 1g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Nothing Ear 2 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
Nothing Ear 2 are resistant to sweat
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Nothing Ear 2 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Nothing Ear 2 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nothing Ear 2's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro and Nothing Ear 2 have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Nothing Ear 2 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have ANC which makes both earbuds ideal for flights and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your chill time.
The Nothing Ear 2 stay well in place, this creates a sound covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro, and Nothing Ear 2 have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
The Nothing Ear 2 have a unit size of 11.6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 0.6mm , a common assumption 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 produce better quality sound.
Nothing Ear 2's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Nothing Ear 2's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Nothing Ear 2
The Nothing Ear 2's battery life is 6 hours, these last longer 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 have to charge the device less often.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery life is more than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 3 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and Nothing Ear 2's case has a full charge of 30 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, less than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 1 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 2's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2
Nothing Ear 2's battery power is 33mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro's battery power is 53mAh. more than that of Nothing Ear 2 by 20mAh
The Nothing Ear 2, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Nothing Ear 2 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging state of your earbuds and charging case.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Nothing Ear 2 support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Nothing Ear 2 have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Nothing Ear 2 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2
Nothing Ear 2 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nothing Ear 2 will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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, providing high-resolution audio.
Nothing Ear 2 have 6 microphones.
While the Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro microphones are 6, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
Nothing Ear 2 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Nothing Ear 2 microphone sensitivity is measured at -40dBV/Pa. The size of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
Nothing Ear 2 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 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, say you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Nothing Ear 2 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 support the find earbuds feature.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you find them.
Nothing Ear 2 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Nothing Ear 2 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 switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Nothing Ear 2 . Bluetooth multipoint is useful because you can be on one call without missing notifications from another connected device.
Nothing Ear 2 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also support this function. It means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Nothing Ear 2, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 2 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Nothing Ear 2 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Xiaomi Redmi Buds 4 Pro too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.