Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nuraphone NuraTrueSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Nuraphone NuraTrue|
|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||10mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||108dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||18hours|
|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||2only|
|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 rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX4, the Nuraphone NuraTrue'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.
Compared to the Nuraphone NuraTrue, 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
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a weight of 14.8g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the Nuraphone NuraTrue by -7.7g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Nuraphone NuraTrue are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Nuraphone NuraTrue have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The 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 to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
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, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue sit well in place, this creates an acoustic seal that reduces background sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Nuraphone NuraTrue have passive noise reduction which implies that both reduce ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 4mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low recognizable frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can make sound with equal bass
The Nuraphone NuraTrue's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony WF 1000XM4 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Nuraphone NuraTrue
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. How loud a device is can be taken differently by different people, so we need to have a way of getting an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
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 produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Nuraphone NuraTrue'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 have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not 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 vendor, and the Nuraphone NuraTrue's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Nuraphone NuraTrue's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows 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, newer than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 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 Nuraphone NuraTrue will work fine with your iPad. If you intend 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 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, providing 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.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have 2 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, more than that of Nuraphone NuraTrue by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Nuraphone NuraTrue 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 but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a jog but would still want to hear traffic.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 support the find earbuds feature.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Nuraphone NuraTrue have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Nuraphone NuraTrue, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a control panel on them.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
The Nuraphone NuraTrue come with a special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.