Samsung Galaxy Buds LiveSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds Live||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX2||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✗||✓|
|driver unit size||12mm||11.6mm|
|battery life of charging case||15hours||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|
Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, Nothing Ear 1 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live has a lower liquid rating than Nothing Ear 1
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a weight of 11.2g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are easier to carry.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live with a difference -1.8g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are resistant to sweat
Nothing Ear 1's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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 outcompete background noise.
Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and Nothing Ear 1 operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Nothing Ear 1 sit tightly in place, creating a sound seal that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live driver unit is 12mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the device.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 0.4mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live'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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 1 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening 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 vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's case is said to have a full charge of 15 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 14 hours
It takes 0.6 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live by 0.9 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live's battery power is 60mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 1 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live 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.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live will work well with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have 6 microphones.
While the Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 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 run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Nothing Ear 1 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support the find earbuds feature.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play a sound from your device to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Nothing Ear 1 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 can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Nothing Ear 1 also have a control panel on them.
The Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 too support voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.