Samsung Galaxy Buds2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 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 Buds2 Pro||Sony LinkBuds S|
|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||5mm|
|sound pressure level||25dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|battery life of charging case||18hours||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|
|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 rank of protection given by a casing, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's rating for solids indicates 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.
In comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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, Sony LinkBuds S has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g weigh less than the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro with a difference -1.4g
True wireless devices have no cables linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have stereo speakers, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Sony LinkBuds S and Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (sound from your surrounding) then adding -1 (counter sound by the device) giving zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the device volume to outcompete background noise.
Sony LinkBuds S too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Sony LinkBuds S operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your relaxation time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro sit tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a unit size of 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro by 5mm , many people have a misconception 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 deliver better quality sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices make sound with equal bass
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well a particular audio device makes high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony LinkBuds S produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
SPL, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's battery life is 8 hours, a device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro by 2 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's case has a full charge of 18 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro by 4 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Sony LinkBuds S's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights show the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, 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, older than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 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.
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.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but still want to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The 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.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, 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 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 is charged to 50% in thirty minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a case included, which offers safe transportation.