Sony WF 1000XM3See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.6 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Skullcandy Indy FuelSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
IP ratings refer to the level of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value refers to protection against solids such as dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (sweat).
Scoring IP55, the Skullcandy Indy Fuel's rating for solids indicates that ingress of dust is not totally prevented but dust does not enter in harmful quantities to interfere with the correct operation or impair safety, and of liquids that they can withstand medium pressure jet that's 6.3mm diameter, similar to garden hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 metres.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a weight of 17g . We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to transport.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel, at 57g weigh more than the Sony WF 1000XM3 by of 40g
For a device to be true wireless it should have no wires linking any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM3 are true wireless for this matter since they have no wires. This is an important difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Skullcandy Indy Fuel also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the two earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM3 have wingtips, these are reserved for workout earbuds and come as an optional add-on to each silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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. If applied as directed, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel have sweat resistance
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 to some 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, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Skullcandy Indy Fuel and Sony WF 1000XM3 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced technology to reduce unwanted ambient sounds. ANC works when, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern of incoming noise and then generates a mirror signal to counter it. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) giving 0 which results in a reduced level of noise.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears since you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound seal that reduces background noise and also prevents the device music from leaking out .
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which implies that they tone down ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Sony WF 1000XM3 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
A driver unit is the component that makes sound in the device, its size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel driver unit is 6mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , 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 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 measures if and how well a particular audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this implies that both devices produce equal bass
Sony WF 1000XM3's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal on its way through.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, this means that both devices can generate equal treble
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, measured in decibels, dB, Skullcandy Indy Fuel's measurement is 105dB/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 produce 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 given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's battery life is less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 5 hours . Each time you recharge your device, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not 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 manufacturer, and the Sony WF 1000XM3's case has a charge of 24 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life enables you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before recharging the case itself.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel's charging case has a battery life of 27 hours, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3 hours
It requires 3.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM3's battery. It is highly adivsable to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been unused for extended periods.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel takes 0.3 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM3 by 3.2 hours
Skullcandy Indy Fuel, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just put down on a compatible charging pad.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a battery level indicator, an indicator notifies you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators enable you tell the charging state of your device, whether fully charged, or the battery is running low.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
The 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.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM3 support AAC, a codec 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 fine with your MacBook. If you intend 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.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have 4 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM3 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the desired sound.
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 them
The 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.
When misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM3 support the find earbuds feature.
The Sony WF 1000XM3 support fast charging. Usually, technologies like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
Also the Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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 30 minutes.
Sony WF 1000XM3 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel also have this function. It means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but still hear the other party's voice.
The Sony WF 1000XM3, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the device.
The Skullcandy Indy Fuel 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, say if there is an issue with the connection.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge them.
Sony WF 1000XM3 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Skullcandy Indy Fuel too have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.