Sony LinkBuds SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Technics EAH AZ60See price on Amazon
Overall Score 5.5 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sony LinkBuds S||Technics EAH AZ60|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||ipX4||ipX4|
|has no wires or cables||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (noise control)||✓||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|driver unit size||5mm||8mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||14hours||25hours|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||6only||8only|
|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 solids 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 (sweat).
Having a value of IPX4, the Technics EAH AZ60'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 Technics EAH AZ60, Sony LinkBuds S have a rating of IPX4 meaning that we are not yet certain of their rating with solids (dust) and that of liquids is that, they both have the same rating against liquids
Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
The Sony LinkBuds S, at 9.6g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ60 by -4.4g
True wireless devices have no wires linking any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60 are true wireless for this case since they have no cables. This is an important distinction since wireless earbuds have cables connecting the two earbuds .
Sony LinkBuds S also is true wireless since it has no cables connecting the 2 earbuds .
Technics EAH AZ60 are resistant to sweat
Sony LinkBuds S's resistance to sweat makes both devices fit for use while doing sports such as long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
Technics EAH AZ60 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 Sony LinkBuds S also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation makes use of advanced kind of tech to actively cancel noise. ANC works when, it listens to the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. Simply put, it's like taking +1 (noise) and producing -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero thus "diluting" the noise.
Technics EAH AZ60 have Active Noise Cancellation allowing you to listen at lower levels of volume, good for your ears as you don't have to crank up the earbuds volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have Active Noise Cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning travels. The Technics EAH AZ60 and Sony LinkBuds S work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Technics EAH AZ60 sit tightly in place, this creates a sound covering that reduces your environment noise and also prevents the earbuds music from leaking out at the same.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction this means that both tone down ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, therefor producing better bass.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the earbuds, the unit size corellates with the sound produced by the earbuds.
Sony LinkBuds S driver unit is 5mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 3mm , a common assumption that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty producing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
Sony LinkBuds S'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 makes any changes to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S's highest frequency is at 40,000Hz, high-frequency response indicates how well an audio device produces high human frequencies and if it makes any adjustments to the signal while at it.
Sony LinkBuds S have neodymium magnets, when 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 SPL, using high magnetic flux.
Technics EAH AZ60's battery life is 7.5 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average for a single charge. 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.
Sony LinkBuds S's battery life is less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 1.5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, 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 Technics EAH AZ60's case is said to have a full charge of 25 hours. A charging case with more battery hours allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go multiple times before having to recharge the case itself.
Sony LinkBuds S's charging case has a battery life of 14 hours, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 11 hours
It takes 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is highly adivsable to charge fully the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for extended periods.
Sony LinkBuds S takes 2 hours to fully charge the battery, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60
Technics EAH AZ60 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the earbuds has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging state of your device and case.
Sony LinkBuds S too have a battery level indicator, charging indicators allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
Technics EAH AZ60 have USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony LinkBuds S too have USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony LinkBuds S has a Bluetooth version of 5.2, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60 . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Technics EAH AZ60 have a 10meters distance to connect via Bluetooth.
Sony LinkBuds S have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60
Technics EAH AZ60 support AAC, a codec used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Since 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 Technics EAH AZ60 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 Sony LinkBuds S 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.
Technics EAH AZ60 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, which provides high-resolution audio.
Sony LinkBuds S support it as well, LDAC, can automatically change to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
Technics EAH AZ60 have 8 microphones.
While the Sony LinkBuds S microphones are 6, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 2 . More microphones record better sound quality and enable the earbuds to filter out noise.
The Technics EAH AZ60 use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to filter out noise from the earbuds' sound.
Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises so that they can still be heard even when wearing the earbuds
The Sony LinkBuds S 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 hear traffic.
The Sony LinkBuds S support in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears .
When lost in a room, or can't be found in your bag, Sony LinkBuds S support the find earbuds feature.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. Commonly, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the amount of time it takes to fully charge the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too 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 can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support multipoint of 2 connections, this feature allows you connect 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 Technics EAH AZ60 have a mute function, they have the feature to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
The Sony LinkBuds S too support the mute function. The mute function means that you are in position turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
With the Technics EAH AZ60, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have a control panel on them.
Technics EAH AZ60 support voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
The Sony LinkBuds S too have voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge the earbuds.
Technics EAH AZ60 come with a special pouch. Carrying earphones openly, or putting them inside your pockets without a casing may easily damage them.
Sony LinkBuds S also have a case included, which is useful for safe transportation.