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 7.0 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 rank of protection given by an enclosure, against solids and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating represents protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 7 means that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In comparison 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, Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro has a higher liquid rating than Sony WF 1000XM4
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a weight of 11g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by -3.9g
For a device to be true wireless it must 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 wires. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little 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, what this means is that Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 WF 1000XM4 and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be damaged. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for diving.
ANC uses more advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) then producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have ANC enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and Sony WF 1000XM4 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your commute or that suites your relaxation time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down background noise while preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 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 earbuds, the unit size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
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 yes, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not imply 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 an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony WF 1000XM4 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured 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. How loud something is can be taken differently by separate persons, so we need to have a way of getting a standard 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 using less power to do so. 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 device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's case has a charge of 18 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging 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 requires 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM4's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro's battery power is 61mAh, battery capacity, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh. less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 21mAh
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible 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 notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have Bluetooth version of 5.3, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement 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.
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 that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro will work well with your iPhone. 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 can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have 6 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are made to reduce noise from the desired sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too use 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 sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, for example when you’re having a run but would still want to hear traffic.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
When misplaced in a room, or can't be found in your bag, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your device to find them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support this function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
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 earbuds.
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 a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds will notify you when the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.