Samsung Galaxy Buds2 ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony WF 1000XM3||Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||✗||IPX7|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|is dust proof and water-resistant||✗||✓|
|has an earbud foam||✓||✗|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|waterproof depth rating||✗||1meters|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||6mm||10mm|
|sound pressure level||✗||25dB/mW|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||24hours||18hours|
|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 is the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against dust and liquids. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value of the IP rating refers to protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IPX7, the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's rating is read as, the first value of X denotes that no data available to specify a protection rating, and of liquids that they are protected against temporary immersion in water under set conditions, say 1 metre for 30 minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We prefer a lower weight better because lighter devices are easier to transport.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, at 11g are lighter than the Sony WF 1000XM3 with a difference -6g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference as some wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also is true wireless because it has no cables linking the pair of earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are commonly used for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too have wingtips, by resting against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, they come in handy for sports and other physical activities. When used correctly, they prevent the earbuds from falling off.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have sweat resistance
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are both dustproof and water-resistant.
An 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 to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo 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 Buds2 Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that they will be spoilt. Devices that have a higher depth rating are better for swimming.
ANC uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make 0 resulting 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 since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background noise.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too have Active Noise Cancellation making either of the earbuds ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation settings, pick the setting that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Sony WF 1000XM3 stay tightly in place, this creates an acoustic covering that tones down background sounds while preventing the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, and Sony WF 1000XM3 have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The 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 basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound made by the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro driver unit is 10mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 4mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, 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 inidcates how well an audio device produces low recognizable frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices make sound with equal bass
The Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this implies that both devices can produce equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's measurement is 25dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have neodymium magnets, when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. 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, a device's battery life is commonly 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 Buds2 Pro's battery life is equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3 . 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 have shorter listening time.
The battery life of the charging case 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 many times before recharging the case itself.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro'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 highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro's battery capacity is 61mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, 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 notifies you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights show the charging state of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you to tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
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 Buds2 Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM3
Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it provides better results than other codecs at the same bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM3 will work fine with your iPad. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro 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 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 Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too use a noise-canceling type of 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 when wearing them
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro support ambient sound mode as well, helpful 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 still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro 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 have a find earbuds feature.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro too have the find earbuds feature. You can 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 reduce the time it takes to charge the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro 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 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro 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 support voice prompts. Automatically receive information through audio messages, like if there is an issue with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the device notifies you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with their own special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them inside your pockets without a casing can easily damage them.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.