Sony WF 1000XM4See price on Amazon
Overall Score 7.9 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 WF 1000XM4||Technics EAH AZ60|
|DESIGN||ingress protection (ip) rating||IPX4||IPX4|
|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||8mm|
|sound pressure level||105dB/mW||✗|
|has a neodymium magnet||✓||✗|
|battery life of charging case||16hours||25hours|
|has wireless charging||✓||✗|
|has a battery level indicator||✓||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||has usb type-c||✓||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||10meters||10meters|
|has aptx hd||✓||✗|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||4only||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|
Ingress protection ratings is the level of protection given by a casing, against dust and water. In the format of IPXX, 'X' represents a number The first value represents protection against solids say dust, followed by the one that refers to protection against liquids (water).
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 of liquids 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 WF 1000XM4 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
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a weight of 14g . We prefer a lower weight better for the reason that lighter devices are easier to move with.
The Sony WF 1000XM4, at 7.1g are lighter than the Technics EAH AZ60 with a difference -6.9g
True wireless devices have no cables connecting any part of the device together, Technics EAH AZ60 are true wireless for this case since they don't have wires. This is a major difference since wireless earbuds have wires connecting the two earbuds together.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables connecting the 2 earbuds together.
Technics EAH AZ60 are resistant to sweat
Sony WF 1000XM4's resistance to sweat makes both devices good for use during long-distance running, marathons, training in workout bodysuits, etc
The earbud foam is made to be ultracompact and lightweight, with almost no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. The Sony WF 1000XM4 have an earbud foam to some it is more comfortable than the in-ear foam.
Technics EAH AZ60 have stereo speakers, what this means is that Technics EAH AZ60's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced kind of tech to actively counter noise. How it works, it studies the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and after inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like having +1 (noise) and adding -1 (counter sound by the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Technics EAH AZ60 have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue since you don't need to crank up the device volume to outcompete background sounds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. The Technics EAH AZ60 and Sony WF 1000XM4 operate with different noise cancellation types, pick the noise cancellation type that suits your commute or that enhances your chill time.
The Technics EAH AZ60 sit tightly in place, creating a sound covering that tones down your environment noise while preventing the device voice audio from leaking out .
Both Sony WF 1000XM4, and Technics EAH AZ60 have passive noise reduction which means that both limit ambient noise without using technology to cancel it out.
Technics EAH AZ60 driver unit is 8mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful, and can produce better bass.
The driver unit is basically a mini speaker that makes sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the earbuds.
Sony WF 1000XM4 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which means that they have a smaller driver unit than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 2mm , 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 yeah, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they produce better quality sound.
Sony WF 1000XM4's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response inidcates how well an audio component generates low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
The Sony WF 1000XM4's highest frequency is at 40000Hz, high-frequency response tells how well an audio device produces high audible frequencies and if it adjustments to the signal while at it.
The sound pressure level, is the level of pressure of sound, measured 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, if 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, 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 more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and requires fewer chargings.
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery life is more than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 0.5 hours . Each time you recharge your earbuds, they get a little less playing time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over time, your wireless earbuds will have shorter listening time.
This is given by the vendor, and Technics EAH AZ60's case has a charge of 25 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go several times before recharging the case itself.
Sony WF 1000XM4's charging case has a battery life of 16 hours, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 9 hours
It requires 2 hours to fully charge the Technics EAH AZ60's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds when they have been in storage for long periods.
Sony WF 1000XM4 takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 0.5 hours
Sony WF 1000XM4's battery power is 40mAh, battery power, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can keep.
Sony WF 1000XM4, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you simply place down on a compatible charging pad.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your device and case.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you tell the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or the battery is running low.
Technics EAH AZ60 use USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug is part and parcel of most current electronics.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have Bluetooth version of 5.2, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in range, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 connecting via Bluetooth.
Sony WF 1000XM4 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 provides better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Being the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the Technics EAH AZ60 will work fine with your MacBook. If you intend on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 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 is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, providing high-resolution audio.
Sony WF 1000XM4 support it as well, LDAC, can automatically change to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps for stability.
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.
Technics EAH AZ60 have 8 microphones.
Sony WF 1000XM4 microphones are 4, less than that of Technics EAH AZ60 by 4 . More microphones record better sound quality and help the device to filter out background sounds.
Technics EAH AZ60 use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background sounds from the earbuds' sound.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too have a noise-canceling type of microphone. This is useful in noisy environments.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient sound to still be heard even while wearing them
The Sony WF 1000XM4 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to be able to hear traffic.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the device can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
If misplaced in a room, or can't easily find them in your bag, Sony WF 1000XM4 support the find earbuds feature.
The Technics EAH AZ60 support fast charging. Most often, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to lower the time it takes to fully charge a device.
Sony WF 1000XM4 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery fills up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a 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 Sony WF 1000XM4 have a multipoint count of 2, equal to that of the Technics EAH AZ60 . Bluetooth multipoint comes in handy when you can be on one call without missing notifications coming from another device.
The Technics EAH AZ60 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 too support this function. The mute function means that you can turn off the device's microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
The Technics EAH AZ60, so you can access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever functions are supported on the earbuds.
The Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a control panel on them.
Technics EAH AZ60 have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information through audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
The Technics EAH AZ60 come with a special pouch. Carrying earbuds without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily put them at risk of getting damaged.
Sony WF 1000XM4 also have a case included, which offers safe transportation.