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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
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Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||9.3mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||18hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||8only|
|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 offered by a casing, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they can withstand low pressure spray similar to that of a shower head when tilted at 180° for 10 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, at 12.5g are lighter than the Sony WF 1000XM3 by -4.5g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is a major distinction as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When applied correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have sweat resistance
An earbud foam is designed to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM3 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Sony WF 1000XM3's speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises advanced technology to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) giving zero therefore "diluting" the noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Active Noise Cancellation 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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes either of the devices ideal for flights and rush hour commutes. The Sony WF 1000XM3 and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II operate with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 sit well in place, creating an acoustic covering that reduces your environment sounds and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, and Sony WF 1000XM3 have passive noise reduction this means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a unit size of 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II driver unit is 9.3mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3.3mm , 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 it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well a particular audio device generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component makes high human frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3'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.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's battery life is less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 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 time, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and Sony WF 1000XM3's case has a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II's charging case has a battery life of 18 hours, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 6 hours
It takes 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for long periods.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and case.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps).
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
While the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II microphones are 8, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the device to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too use a noise-canceling microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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, say you’re having a run but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II 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 easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have the find earbuds feature. Use the device app on your smartphone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you locate them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to charge a device.
Also the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, just that the battery fills up much faster. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II support multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also have a control panel on them.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is an issue with the connection.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II also support voice prompts meaning the earbuds will notify you if the battery is running low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II too have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.