Razer Hammerhead True Wireless ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro||Sony LinkBuds S|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||5mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the level of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's rating is read as, the first number 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 Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, 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
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a weight of 10g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro with a difference -0.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of more advanced technology to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that suits your commute or that suites your chill time.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro stay well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment noise well as preventing the device sound from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro by 5mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's battery life is 4 hours, these last less than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. 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 LinkBuds S's battery life is more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro by 2 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's case has a full charge of 16 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple 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 Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro by 2 hours
It takes 1 hours to fully charge the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro by 1 hours
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you determine the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.1, 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 Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning 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 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.
The 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.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have 4 microphones.
The Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, more than that of Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S 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, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears .
Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge a device.
The Sony LinkBuds S support fast charging. It's very 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.
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support this function. It means that you unilaterally turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
With the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony LinkBuds S also support voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them inside your bag without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.