Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Samsung Galaxy Buds ProSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.7 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Sony WF 1000XM4
|Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has an earbud foam
|has stereo speakers
|waterproof depth rating
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|has aptx hd
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|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
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Ingress protection ratings refer to the rating of protection given by a casing, against solids and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IPX4, the Sony WF 1000XM4's rating is read as, the first value 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.
In comparison to the Sony WF 1000XM4, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a rating of IPX7 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a higher liquid rating than Sony WF 1000XM4
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have a weight of 7.1g . We prefer a lower weight best because lighter devices are easier to move with.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, at 12.6g weigh more than the Sony WF 1000XM4 by of 5.5g
True wireless devices have no wires connecting any part of the device together, Sony WF 1000XM4 are true wireless for this matter since they don't have cables. This is a key difference since wireless earbuds have wires linking the two earbuds .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also is true wireless since it doesn't have wires connecting the 2 earbuds .
Sony WF 1000XM4 are resistant to sweat
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 1000XM4 have an earbud foam for some people it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have an earbud foam, which implies that by design they rest on the outer concha ridge of your ear, located in the center of your outer ear.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are rated 1meters any depth more than that you are likely to lose the functionality of your device. Devices that can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming.
ANC makes use of more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 (noise) and adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have ANC which makes both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. Each work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your travel or that enhances your relaxation time.
Sony WF 1000XM4 stay well in place, creating an acoustic seal that tones down background sounds and also prevents the earbuds sound from leaking out at the same.
Both Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and Sony WF 1000XM4 have passive noise reduction which implies that they limit ambient noise instead of actively using ANC to cancel it out.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, bigger drivers are 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro driver unit is 11mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sony WF 1000XM4 by 5mm , 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 can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component produces low frequencies that can be heard, and if it alters the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that Sony WF 1000XM4 produce a clearer and crispier treble than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
SPL, is the level of pressure of sound, in decibels, dB, Sony WF 1000XM4's measurement is 105dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have neodymium magnets, when used in earbuds 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM4'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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery life is equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM4 . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and the Sony WF 1000XM4's case has a full charge of 16 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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM4 by 4 hours
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the Sony WF 1000XM4's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Sony WF 1000XM4 by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro's battery power is 61mAh. more than that of Sony WF 1000XM4 by 21mAh
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of a device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. Its lights indicate the charging status of your device and charging case.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a battery level indicator, these enable you tell the charging state of your earbuds, whether fully charged, or having a low battery.
Sony WF 1000XM4 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that enables data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro has a Bluetooth version of 5, older than that of Sony WF 1000XM4 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM4
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Sony WF 1000XM4 will work fine with your iPhone. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 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 1000XM4 support LDAC, a codec developed by Sony which allows streaming high-resolution audio over Bluetooth connections at up to 990 kbps at 32 bit/96 kHz. It can reach a high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Latency refers to the time it takes for the audio signal to be transmitted to your earbuds. Sony WF 1000XM4 have a latency of 40ms, a lower latency reduces audio lag and is particularly important when playing games or watching videos.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have 4 microphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphones are 6, more than that of Sony WF 1000XM4 by 2 . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the earbuds to filter out noise.
Sony WF 1000XM4 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro microphone sensitivity is measured at -26dBV/Pa. The extent of the analog or digital output signal from the microphone with its input stimulus is a calculation of its sensitivity. It's the 'loudness' of the sound that the earbud microphone can recognize.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing the earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when they are removed from your ears .
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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 be found in your bag, the Sony WF 1000XM4 have a find earbuds feature.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have the find earbuds feature. Simply use the earbuds app on your phone to play a sound from your earbuds to help you find them.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support fast charging. This kind is similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. For example, you can seemlessly switch calls from one device to another without manually disconnect and reconnect.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro support multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Sony WF 1000XM4 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications from another device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 have a mute function, they support the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too support the mute function. The mute function means that you can turn off the earbuds' microphone, but you can still hear the other party talk.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro too have a control panel on them.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 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.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have voice prompts. Automatically receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have voice prompts .i.e the earbuds notifies you when the battery is low, and it's time to recharge them.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 come with a special case. Carrying earphones openly, or placing them in your pockets without a casing may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro also have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.