Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
JBL Reflect Aero TWSSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||JBL Reflect Aero TWS|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IP68|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||6.8mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||99dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||16hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|supports bluetooth pairing using nfc||✓||✗|
|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 level of protection given by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids say dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Having a value of IP68, the JBL Reflect Aero TWS's rating for solids indicates that they are completely dust proof, and of liquids that they are protected against the effects of continuous immersion in water, ingress of water in quantities causing harmful effects shall not be possible. Conditions should be more severe than for numeral 7..
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS, at 13g are lighter than the Sony WF 1000XM3 by -4g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have wires. This is a key distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds together.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to combat vigorous movement, wingtips are best suited for sports and other physical activities. When applied as directed, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS are resistant to sweat
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have stereo speakers
ANC makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern of incoming noise and after generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have Active Noise Cancellation enabling you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background sounds.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have ANC which makes either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour travels. The Sony WF 1000XM3 and JBL Reflect Aero TWS work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the mode that you prefer for travel or that suites your chill time.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 stay tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the device sound from leaking out at the same.
Both JBL Reflect Aero TWS, and Sony WF 1000XM3 have passive noise reduction this implies that they tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, its size corellates with the loudness of the device.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS driver unit is 6.8mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 0.8mm , as many tend to believe 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 can generate 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 measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well a particular audio component generates high recognizable frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal on its way through.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, JBL Reflect Aero TWS's measurement is 99dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Sony WF 1000XM3's battery life is 8 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. A device's battery life is usually given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's battery life is equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the vendor, and the 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 having to recharge the case itself.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 8 hours
It requires 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is recommended to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 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.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have 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 close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 the same bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work well with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
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.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the JBL Reflect Aero TWS too 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they support the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also support this function. It means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them in your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
JBL Reflect Aero TWS also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.