Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee 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||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus||Sony LinkBuds S|
|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||✗||5mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||22hours||14hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||6only|
|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|
IP ratings refer to the rank of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a lower liquid rating than Sony LinkBuds S
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a weight of 12.6g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus with a difference -3g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless because it doesn't have wires connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both Sony LinkBuds S, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass. The driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component generates high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony LinkBuds S can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when 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, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is 11 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 5 hours . Every 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 no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's case is said to have a charge of 22 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 8 hours
It requires 1 hours to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus by 1 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery power is 85mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your earbuds and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
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, which provides high-resolution audio.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have 6 microphones.
Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have the find earbuds feature. You can use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to help you find them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
Also the Sony LinkBuds S too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Plus have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S also have voice prompts .i.e the device will notify you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.