Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM4||Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||✗||1meters|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||105db/mw||25db/mw|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||18hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✓|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids 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 (sweat).
Scoring IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, Sony WF 1000XM4 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 WF 1000XM4 has a lower liquid rating than Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with a difference -3.9g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless since it has no cables linking the 2 earbuds together.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 Buds 2 Pro are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
The earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out .
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have passive noise reduction which means that they reduce ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 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 deliver better quality sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 can produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
SPL, is the level of pressure 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4's sound pressure level measurement is 105dB/mW. The sound pressure level, a device is can be considered differently by separate people, so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in earbuds produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is equal to that of the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case is said to have a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM4's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 21mAh
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro 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 WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with 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 range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work fine with your iPad. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 WF 1000XM4 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
While the Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music while being aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have the find earbuds feature. You can use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to help you locate them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have the mute function. It means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a control panel on them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the device.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a special case. Carrying earbuds without a case, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.