Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 Nuraphone NuraTrue, Sony LinkBuds S 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are lighter than the Nuraphone NuraTrue by -5.2g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have sweat resistance
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers, what this means is that Nuraphone NuraTrue's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Nuraphone NuraTrue have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 thus "diluting" the noise.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The Nuraphone NuraTrue and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Nuraphone NuraTrue sit tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Nuraphone NuraTrue have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 5mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio device generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Nuraphone NuraTrue's measurement is 108dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output using less power to do so. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery life is 6 hours, a device's battery life is 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 LinkBuds S's battery life is equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Nuraphone NuraTrue's case is said to have a full charge of 18 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 LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, 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 LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Nuraphone NuraTrue
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 LinkBuds S 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.
Sony LinkBuds S 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.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
While the Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 still want to hear traffic.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears .
The Sony LinkBuds S too 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 easily find them in your bag, the Sony LinkBuds S have a find earbuds feature.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
Nuraphone NuraTrue support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your bag without a cover can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.