Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeedSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed|
|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||95db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||24hours|
|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||✗|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✓||✓|
|highest mic frequency||✗||10,000hz|
|lowest mic frequency||✗||100hz|
|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 a casing, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, 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 Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a weight of 12g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g weigh less than the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed with a difference -4.9g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key difference as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no wires linking the two earbuds .
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have stereo speakers, what this means is that Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed'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 makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed and Sony WF 1000XM4 operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 4mm , 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they deliver better quality sound.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, 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
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's measurement is 95dB/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 perceived differently by different persons, so we need to have the means to get a standard measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's battery life is 6.5 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 requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 1.5 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.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours 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 Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 8 hours
It requires 3 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed'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 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed by 1.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery capacity is 40mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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 comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support AAC, a codec that is 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , 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.
The 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 is capable of a very 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. Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms. In the audio field, latency is another word for a delay.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have 4 microphones.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The extent 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.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's highest mic frequency is 10,000Hz, high frequencies are best for recording treble. The highest mic frequency of a microphone is known as its upper limiting frequency.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed's lowest mic frequency is 100Hz, low frequencies are best for recording bass. The lowest mic frequency of a microphone is defined as its lower limiting frequency.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a find earbuds feature.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call and not miss notifications coming from another device.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
The Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Razer Hammerhead Pro HyperSpeed come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.