Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against solids and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating is read as, the first number of 5 denotes that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and the second number of 5 means that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Compared to the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a rating of IPX4 meaning that no data available to specify a protection rating and that of liquids is that, Sony WF 1000XM4 has a lower liquid rating than Skullcandy Indy Fuel
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a weight of 57g . We take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 41g weigh less than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel by -16g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Skullcandy Indy Fuel are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it has no wires linking the 2 earbuds together.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel are both dustproof and water-resistant.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have stereo speakers, what this means is that Skullcandy Indy Fuel's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. How it works, it studies the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 hence "diluting" the noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't have to crank up the device volume to overcome background sounds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic seal that tones down your environment sounds well as preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel have passive noise reduction which means that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel similar in how loud their sound can get , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so yeah, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not imply that they produce better quality sound.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device 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 can make sound with equal bass
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, this implies that Sony WF 1000XM4 generate a clearer and crispier treble than the Skullcandy Indy Fuel
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices 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 Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is 3 hours, a device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chanrgings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 5 hours . Every 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 manufacturer, and Skullcandy Indy Fuel's case has a charge of 27 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 WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 11 hours
It takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, more than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel by 1.2 hours
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support wireless charging, always look out for the charging standard of the earbuds.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights display the charging status of your earbuds and charging case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have Bluetooth version of 5, 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 WF 1000XM4 has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Skullcandy Indy Fuel . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM4 will work well with your iPhone. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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, providing high-resolution audio.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have 4 microphones.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to reduce background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
Sony WF 1000XM4 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 have a find earbuds feature.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 1 connections, this feature allows you connect to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Skullcandy Indy Fuel, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a control panel on them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel come with their own special case. Carrying earbuds openly, or putting them in your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.