Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro||Nothing Ear 1|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX7||IPX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||1meters||✗|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||10mm||11.6mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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|
IP ratings refer to the level 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 refers to protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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 temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, 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 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Nothing Ear 1
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by -1.6g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they have no wires. This is a key distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the pair of earbuds .
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
Nothing Ear 1'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 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
ANC utilises advanced kind of tech to reduce ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. Each operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size determines the loudness of the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 1.6mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro'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.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal treble
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 3 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 11 hours
It requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Nothing Ear 1's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Nothing Ear 1 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of a device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 2 Pro will work fine with your MacBook. 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy areas.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 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, say you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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.
The Nothing Ear 1 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 easily find them in your bag, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your device to help you locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge a device.
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 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
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 following instruction manuals.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Nothing Ear 1 also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your bag without a casing may easily damage them.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.