Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds PlusSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||ipX2|
|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||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||22hours|
|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|
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 of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to protection against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX2, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's rating for solids indicates that no data available to specify a protection rating, and the second value of 2 means that they are protected against drops falling when tilted at 15° in 4 fixed positions.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We prefer a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, at 12.6g are lighter than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference -4.4g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no cables linking any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the pair of earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also is true wireless since it has no wires connecting the 2 earbuds together.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a better fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus are resistant to sweat
The earbud foam is made 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 independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have stereo speakers
ANC utilises more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (inverted noise) giving 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, causing less ear fatigue as you don't need to crank up the earbuds volume to overcome background noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 sit well in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background sounds well as preventing the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass. The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component generates low frequencies that can be heard, and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal bass
The Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well a particular audio component produces high recognizable frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
Sony WF 1000XM3 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 sound pressure level, 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 usually given by the manufacturer, and with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery life is more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours . Every time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case is given by the manufacturer, and Sony WF 1000XM3's case is said to have a full charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's charging case has a battery life of 22 hours, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 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 for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2.5 hours
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus's battery capacity is 85mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the device, you simply put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging state of your device and case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power through a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too use USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current electronics.
The 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus has a Bluetooth version of 5, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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.
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus have a latency of 134ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
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.
While the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out background sounds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are made to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus support ambient sound mode as well, helpful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of your surrounding, say you’re having a run but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears saving battery life.
If lost in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the find earbuds feature. Use the earbuds app on your smartphone to play an alarm from your earbuds to locate them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the earbuds' microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
With the Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also 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 that has followed instruction manuals.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus too support voice prompts meaning the device notifies you if the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or placing them inside your bag without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus also have a travel bag included, which offers safe transportation.