Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Nothing Ear 1See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.0 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||Nothing Ear 1|
|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||11.6mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||29hours|
|has wireless charging||✗||✓|
|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 rating of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and water. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Scoring IPX4, the Nothing Ear 1's rating is read as, the first number of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second number of 4 means 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 take in account a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Nothing Ear 1, at 9.4g are lighter than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference -7.6g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables linking the two earbuds together.
Nothing Ear 1 also is true wireless since it doesn't have cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with wingtips, these are commonly used for earbuds for workouts and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Nothing Ear 1 have sweat resistance
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with little 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, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (sound from your surrounding) then producing -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have ANC enabling you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Nothing Ear 1 too have Active Noise Cancellation which makes both earbuds ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. Each operate with different noise cancellation modes, pick the noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that suites your relaxation time.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 sit well in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that they tone down ambient noise instead of actively 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 basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, the unit size dictates the loudness of the device.
Nothing Ear 1 driver unit is 11.6mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 5.6mm , a common assumption 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 are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio device produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can make sound with equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio device makes high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
Nothing Ear 1's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices generate equal treble
The Sony WF 1000XM3 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, using high magnetic flux.
The 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Nothing Ear 1's battery life is less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening 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 vendor, and the Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Nothing Ear 1's charging case has a battery life of 29 hours, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 5 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 extended periods.
Nothing Ear 1 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 hours
The Nothing Ear 1, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a supported charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the earbuds has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Sony WF 1000XM3 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Nothing Ear 1 too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Nothing Ear 1 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Nothing Ear 1 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 are planning on using these with Android you need to pay even closer attention to codec support for if they only have AAC they won't provide the best audio quality possible, 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.
Nothing Ear 1 microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to reduce noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Nothing Ear 1 too have a noise-canceling microphone. Especially useful in noisy areas.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound so that they can still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Nothing Ear 1 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 would still want to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when they are removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The Nothing Ear 1 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the device app on your phone to play an alarm from your device to locate them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to reduce the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 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 can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a control panel on them.
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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement a malfunction occurs. Nothing Ear 1 have a warranty period of 1Years, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 1 Years .
Sony WF 1000XM3 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Nothing Ear 1 also have voice prompts meaning the earbuds notifies you if the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with their own special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your bag without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Nothing Ear 1 too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.